Destination guide

Keep it interesting in Lake Placid

Voted as one of the most interesting towns in America, Lake Placid combines a cozy small-town feel with beautiful lakeside surroundings. However big your group, you will find Lake Placid vacation rentals to suit your needs. Some even have private docks, so you can bring your own boat! Take to the water to meet the local wildlife, or stroll around the town’s beautiful historic center and admire the many murals that decorate the buildings. Whether you want to take your vacation fast or slow, Lake Placid lets you set the pace.

Things to do

Mix it up in Lake Placid

Travel back to the age of the railroad at the Lake Placid Historical Society Depot Museum, they even have a historical caboose. If you’d like your funny bone tickled, Tony’s Clown School and Museum has been training clowns since 1993. Learn about the history of clowning and you may even see the current class of clowns being put through their paces. Just outside town, the whole family will enjoy feeding the chickens at Henscratch Farms, Vineyard and Winery. Fruit picking occurs seasonally, while, for the adults, take a tour of the vineyard and finish with your own wine tasting.


The great outdoors from Lake Placid

Surrounded by lakes, Lake Placid is a great base for amateur fishing. Kick the thrills up a notch by taking your whole family on an airboat tour, speeding across the water on the hunt for alligators. Lake Placid is known as the Town of Murals, thanks to the 40+ murals decorating its downtown. Take the kids on a self-guided tour and try to spot all the hidden items around town. Or get away for a quieter look around on a hike through Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park, and see the variety of birds that make this area their home.


Lake Placid—warm and sunny

Sitting in central Florida, Lake Placid in Highlands County has very mild winters and hot summers, with average winter lows of 50 °F and average summer highs of over 90 °F. The area has above average rainfall, with the subtropical climate bringing a rainy season from May through October. Even with a rainy season, Lake Placid vacation rentals are ideal for enjoying some of the 200 days of sunshine a year. If it all gets too hot for you, why not rent a home-from-home with a pool, to help you cool off?

Natural features

Lake Placid—a caladium town

Lake Placid is surrounded by 27 freshwater lakes. All this water means that numerous Lake Placid vacation rentals are located right on a lake shore, giving you a stunning view of your surroundings. You might even be lucky enough to spot turtles and wading birds. Lake Placid is known as ‘The Caladium Capital of The World’, since it supplies 98% of the world’s caladium bulbs, which are also known as ‘elephant ears’ plants. The town celebrates these plants in a Caladium Festival at the end of July, where you can take a tour of the caladium fields.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lake Placid

The nearest airport is in Sebring, FL (SEF-Sebring Regional), located 11 mi (17.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Lake Placid?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 103 vacation rentals near Lake Placid. From 82 Houses to 10 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Placid for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lake Placid?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lake Placid. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park: 72 vacation rentals
  • Lake Placid Tower: 170 vacation rentals
  • Henscratch Farms: 174 vacation rentals
  • Historical Society Depot Museum: 170 vacation rentals
  • Babcock Ranch Preserve: 183 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Placid listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Placid?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 82 Houses in Lake Placid. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Placid include:

  • Cabins: 10 rentals available
  • Cottages: 10 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Placid?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Placid. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.