Wellington, FL, USA

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Wellington, FL, USA

Wellington vacation rentals

Equestrian escapades in sunny Florida

Wellington may not be the best-known tourist destination in Florida, at least compared to the likes of Orlando and Miami, but that just adds to its allure as a genteel jewel, ready to be discovered by newcomers. Ask a regular what Wellington is all about, and the word “horses” may be the answer. This village is famed for its glittering equestrian events, and the many horse-themed streets and landmarks reflect the local passion. Emerald green fields and palm tree-lined avenues add to the laid-back charm of this part of Palm Beach County.

Getting back to nature in Wellington

Wellington vacation rentals offer the chance to make yourself at home, however temporarily, in this plush community in Florida. This is a place where serious VIPs, from tech millionaires to rock stars, like to visit or buy properties, and yet you’re only a short distance from rugged, unspoiled nature. Peaceful Waters Sanctuary features over 30 acres of wild wetlands and walking trails, letting visitors mingle with the wildlife and take memorable photos of the lush plant life – take a wander at sunset to enjoy a tranquil start to the evening.

Animal magic in Wellington

Animals are dear to the hearts of Wellington natives, and one major landmark is the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Covering a vast 500 acres, complete with 18 competition arenas and its own shopping area, it puts on thrilling horse shows throughout the year, with free admission for all. Want to walk on the wild side? Check out Panther Ridge, a conservation center where you can meet cheetahs, cougars, leopards, and jaguars in revelatory guided tours. Afterwards, why not indulge in some retail therapy at the Mall at Wellington Green? Over 170 stores await, along with a movie theater which will keep kids happy.

Winter thrills in Wellington

Spring and summer certainly make the Florida landscape look pretty, but if you really want to see the village at its buzziest, you’ll want to book your Wellington vacation rental between January and April. This is when the legendary Winter Equestrian Festival will be attracting horse lovers to the area for months of show jumping and dressage. It’s not just about the sporting displays – this is a highlight of the Florida social calendar, with celebrities flocking here to mingle and make merry. Pony rides, live music, and market stalls make the festival fun for the whole family.

Waterways near Wellington

Staying in a Wellington vacation rental doesn’t just let you explore the village and get involved with social events like the Winter Equestrian Festival. You’ll also be a short drive from hotspots like West Palm Beach and Lake Worth, which are both located along Florida’s Atlantic Ocean coastline. These are year-round favorites with visitors looking to bask on beaches or soak up the nightlife, and it’s worth exploring the waterways of the Palm Beach region, including Lake Worth Lagoon, which runs parallel to the mainland.