A short drive northeast of Downtown Orlando is Winter Park, one of the City Beautiful’s most popular destinations. Back in the day, this popular winter resort town catered to wealthy northerners. Today it still welcomes travelers and locals year round. Winter Park is one of those “distinctly Florida” towns dedicated to preserving its history and small town feel. Part of that deep-rooted sense of identity and community means getting together for the holidays. With the holiday season upon us, there’s a wealth of festivities taking place for the whole family to enjoy throughout the season.
A Tiffany Christmas
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and the city of Winter Park host their 40-year-old tradition held annually in Central Park: lighting the beautiful stain-glass windows of the Tiffany Chapel during choir performances. Attendees are invited to bring chairs and blankets, get comfortable and enjoy the music and lights. Explore the diverse collection of artwork, antiques, and Tiffany jewelry and art all inside the Morse Museum on Fridays when you can enjoy free admission starting at 4 p.m.
Music in the Park
The Winter Park holiday concert series includes jazz performances and other local musicians around the main street, called Park Avenue, in various venues. During the holidays, Park Avenue will be closed off to cars and other vehicles to create a pedestrian plaza.
Ice Skating … in Florida?
Despite our temperate winters, you can enjoy ice skating in Winter Park. Cost is only $13 per person, which includes the skate rental. This unique activity (for Central Florida) will take place on the corner of Morse Boulevard and New York Avenue.
More Holiday Festivities!
There’s really a lot for you and the family to enjoy from the annual holiday tree lighting, catch a holiday movie at the Enzian Theater, to capturing the moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus. You can find all the details on the festivities taking place in Winter Park on the chamber of commerce’s website https://winterpark.org/winter-on-the-avenue.
Visiting Orlando is always fun and exciting. There’s always something to do and see, so being in a central location is the best way to have easy access it all. Rosen Inn Closest to Universal is perfectly situated on International Drive with easy access to the I-4 highway, 30 minutes from Winter Park, a few short miles from the local theme parks, and the perfect base for your Christmas celebrations. Book your stay today online or by calling 1-800-999-6327.
Are you a classic and rod car fan? The Cruisin’ Downtown Deland Classic Car Show is the place to go on Saturday August 18 and its free! (Who doesn’t love a free event?)
Walk among classic cars parked along Main Street while a DJ plays all day from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. This family-friendly event also has prizes and giveaways for everyone throughout the day including entertainment just for the kids. Enjoy delicious food from Brickhouse Grill and squeeze in some shopping as well. It is a great opportunity to get amazing souvenirs and taste delicious food.
From Rosen Inn at Universal, the Cruisin’ Downtown Deland Classic Car Show is a straight drive north on I4. It is truly a perfect day trip for the whole family! This event is a “rain or shine” event, so be sure to pack an umbrella just in case.
To book your room at Rosen Inn at Universal, call 1-800-999-6327.
The 2017 Nobel Prize in the category of Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three scientists for their work on researching the mechanisms that drive a person’s inner biological clock. Our biological clocks allow us to adapt to the daily light cycles caused by the earth’s rotation, which helps control many functions like hormones, sleep, body temperature, metabolism, and overall health.
Jet lag is common for those traveling long distances, and is caused by a temporary disruption of your internal circadian clocks, and often results in fatigue and sleepiness. For people who experience chronic circadian rhythm disruptions, there are increased risks of various diseases.
When you’re on-the-go, it’s important to choose a hotel that helps you maintain a healthy circadian rhythm.
How the Rosen Inn Helps
Getting a good night’s sleep is key to maintaining your circadian rhythm, and the Rosen Inn is equipped with your rest in mind. Some of the ways we accommodate all types of circadian rhythms include:
• UV Blocking Blackout Curtains – Not everybody’s circadian rhythm has them falling asleep when it’s dark out, which is why our rooms come equipped with curtains that totally block out the sunlight so you can sleep your best. They are also incredibly useful for those traveling from other time zones who may be tired during daylight in our time zone.
• Climate Adjustable Rooms – Each of our rooms comes with its own air conditioning unit and thermostat, so you can adjust it to the perfect temperature to get a comfortable night’s sleep.
• Drinks and Snacks Available Anytime – It’s hard to sleep well on an empty stomach, but we’ve made it easy to get a quick snack or drink any time you need it with our Lite Bite Express located right in the lobby.
When you plan a trip to Orlando, the last thing you want to do is spend part of your vacation feeling jet lagged and miserable. Book your stay at the hotel that gives you the amenities you need to maintain your circadian rhythm, and get a great night’s sleep away from home. Book your stay at the Rosen Inn today at (407) 996-4444.
Mother’s day is all about thanking our moms for everything they do, from taking care of us when we are sick to simply being there when we need support. Dedicate this Mother’s Day to showing Mom how much you love and care about her with flowers or whatever she wants! Are you looking for ways to spoil her? Here’s a spa-tacular idea: Create lasting memories with Mom while relaxing at The Spa at Shingle Creek. Check out our different spa packages that will definitely spoil mom: