Lake Placid, FL, USA

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Lake Placid, FL, USA

Lake Placid vacation rentals

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.