Wildwood Florida is a gorgeous getaway town for families, couples, and large groups. With plenty of amenities to enjoy, restaurants to visit, and outdoor activities, it's no surprise that Wildwood is popular all year round. The town is also know for its amazing holiday spirit and celebrations, making the colder months feel like a true winter wonderland.
Plenty of nature activities are available to visitors, including gorgeous parks, reserves, and swamp tours! Additionally, there's diverse wildlife here, perfect for bird watching and budding photographers. For those traveling without children, be sure to visit the vineries and breweries for an insight into Wildwood's drinking culture.
The best things to do in Wildwood mostly take places in the great outdoors! Only a few miles from the city center is Lake Sumter Landing, a gorgeous spot to visit for the scenic beach walk and the amazing little restaurants on the shore. The Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve is a small but gorgeous nature preserve with many animals scuttering around. If you like bird-watching this is a must-visit for you.
Lake Okahumpka Park is loved by visitors and locals as well, where designated playing areas keep adults and children entertained. It has picnic areas with benches and tables, volleyball, tennis and soccer fields and playgrounds for kids as well.
GatorWorld Parks of Florida is a very exciting place to visit to see wild alligators and learn about their environment. The drive-through park is where guests can see baby alligators and impressively large old ones too -- don't worry, it's completely safe for kids! For shopping, visit the Antique Mall where century-old furniture and handmade trinkets are available, among other unique antique goods.
Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center is a wonderful spot to visit and is a special tribute to the military and teir families. The Brownwood Paddock Square is nice to visit all year around, having different decorations depending on the season. It's especially wonderful around Christmas time when it's lit up with fairy lights.
The best area to stay is the city center where gorgeous cafes are only a few steps away from your vacation rental. Beautiful small town streets and lovely stores await you here. If you don't mind a small drive, around the parks and reserves you can find plenty of amazing vacation rental homes. Most of these feature multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, ideal fantastic for families or large groups. If you prefer a smaller apartment or cozy vacation home rental, they are also readily available. Whatever your preferences, you'll find the best accommodation in Wildwood.
The best time to visit Wildwood is between May, September and October when the weather is not too hot, having an average of 80 degrees and plenty of sunshine. It can get pretty humid in summer months, averaging over 90 degrees average. Winter time is still not too cold and beautiful, being around 65 degrees.