IF YOU GO

The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL - — N.T.

Want trip to to LakeWales, take a spur-of-the-moment Fla.? Here’s what you Jan. need 14-16: to know for the week­end of

GET­TING THERE US Air­ways flies non­stop from Rea­gan Na­tional to Or­lando for $221 roundtrip. Lake Wales is about 50 miles from the air­port.

WHERE TO STAY Chalet Suzanne Res­tau­rant and Coun­try Inn 3800 Chalet Suzanne Dr. 800-433-6011

www.chalet­suzanne.com His­toric inn with 26 rooms, each dif­fer­ent in de­sign and decor, and RV sites. The 100acre es­tate has a pub­lic airstrip. Rooms from $169. RV sites from $35.

Green Gables Inn 21380 U.S. Hwy. 27 863-676-2511

www.greengablesfl.com Lake­side re­sort with a fit­ness cen­ter, pri­vate beach and dock. Rates from $67.50.

WHERE TO EAT Chalet Suzanne Res­tau­rant and Coun­try Inn Up­scale res­tau­rant with five din­ing rooms over­look­ing a lake. Choose a five-course din­ner menu or a la carte en­trees from $21.

Fes­ti­val Steak and Seafood 251 E. Stu­art Ave. 863-678-9696

www.fes­ti­val­steakand­seafood.com Ca­sual res­tau­rant in down­town Lake Wales with live mu­sic. En­trees from $10.99. WHAT TO DO Bok Tower Gar­dens 1151 Tower Blvd. 863-676-1408

www.bok­tow­er­gar­dens.org Sprawl­ing grounds with land­scaped gar­dens, trails, the Sing­ing Tower and Pinewood Es­tate. Open daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., last ad­mis­sion at 5 p.m. Vis­i­tor cen­ter, Blue Palmetto Cafe and gift shop open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Sing­ing Tower car­il­lon bells can be heard ev­ery half-hour; daily con­certs at 1 and 3 p.m. Ad­mis­sion to the gar­dens $10, ages 5 to 12 $3. Pinewood Es­tate grounds open for self-guided tours Mon­day-Satur­day noon to 4 p.m. and Sun­day 1-4 p.m.; house is closed to tours un­til Jan. 17. Ad­mis­sion $6, chil­dren $5. LakeWales Mu­seum and Cul­tural Cen­ter 325 S. Scenic Hwy. 863-678-4209

www.city­oflake­wales.com/de­pot Mu­seum chron­i­cling Lake Wales’s 100-year his­tory. Mon­day-Fri­day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Satur­day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; do­na­tions ac­cepted. Grove House 20160 U.S. Hwy. 27 863-679-4110

www.flori­das­nat­u­ral.com/co-op/vis­i­tors-cen­ter Vis­i­tors cen­ter at Florida’s Nat­u­ral juice plant. Mon­day-Fri­day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Satur­day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Spook Hill North Wales Drive Put your car in neu­tral at the bot­tom and see whether it will roll up­hill.

IN­FOR­MA­TION

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