Lake Wales is located in the very geographical center of Florida, west of Lake Kissimmee and east of Tampa. It was established back in 1917. Prior to that, it was considered almost uninhabitable. It was the arrival of the railroad in 1911 to Lake Wales that ended the town's isolation and inspired early settlement. The original Atlantic Coast Line depot was the first building in Lake Wales. Shortly after in 1913, a larger framed building replaced the original. The new depot was capable of accommodating both freight and passengers, which further helped the young town to grow.
Lake Wales Florida offers many family-friendly places to visit including Bok Tower Gardens Historic Landmark. These gardens are open 365 days a year and boast must-see landscapes and architecture. The Singing Tower and gardens provide perfect backdrops for family picnics or dining at their cafe. There are numerous photography opportunities. You can also take advantage of the hiking trails to enjoy bird watching.
For the outdoor enthusiast, enjoy over 20 miles of hiking and equestrian trails at the adjacent Lake Kissimmee State Park, or take an exhilarating airboat tour of the lakes.
A fun place to visit is Spook Hill where cars put in neutral inexplicably defy the laws of science and appear to be travelling uphill. There are many places lurking across almost every region across the North America.
Old town Lake Wales contains notable examples of of its history and architecture from the 1920's, a time when Florida was experiencing a land boom. The tallest building locally is the Hotel Grand, which is now in the process of being restored to its former glory.
There are many vacation rentals in Lake Wales. Some are located downtown, while others offer a bit more privacy and are located on the outskirts of the city. Regardless of location, all of Lake Wales vacation homes are comfortable and luxurious, offering tons of space for entertaining family and friends. Guests have the chance to rent large homes with modern amenities, small cottages and single rooms within some of Lake Wales most popular lodges.
Lake Wales experiences long, hot, wet summers. The winters are short, cool, and partly cloudy. The temperature typically varies from 50°F in the winter months to 90°F and humid in July. It is rarely below 37° or above 94°. The Best time to visit is early spring or early fall when the temperatures and humidity are at their most comfortable.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lake Wales. The hottest month in Lake Wales is June, when temperatures peak at 97 ˚F. The coolest month is May, when temperatures drop to 37 ˚F. The wettest month in Lake Wales is June with 2.78 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 0.44 inches of rain.
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Browse places to stay from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 246 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Lake Wales, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in Lake Wales is available at $13 per night. An average accommodation in Lake Wales costs on average $120 a night.
Those looking to get some work finished during their trip to Lake Wales can choose from 53 places to stay that include WiFi. We have 4 accommodations that come with breakfast included. You can keep up with your workout routine by staying at one of 13 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Lake Wales, you'll want to pick from 63 places to stay that provide parking. We have 22 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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