How to get there
The lowest round-trip air fare between Orlando, Fla., and Boston at press time was $141 on
What to do
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum445 North Park Ave.407-645-5311; 407-645-5324 www.morsemuseum.orgView the comprehensive collection of Tiffany glass, pottery, and paintings. Adults $3, students $1, children under age 12 free; free to all Friday 4-8 p.m. September-May.
Albin Polasek Museum andSculpture Gardens633 Osceola Ave.407-647-6294www.polasek.orgStroll three acres of gardens ornamented with the work of this Czech-American sculptor. Adults $5, seniors $4, students $3, children under 12 free. Open September-June.Farmers Market200 West New England Ave.407-599-3358Find a bargain on tropical plants, such as bromeliads and orchids. Saturdays 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Scenic Boat Tour312 East Morse Blvd.407-644-4056www.scenicboattours.comView the city's landmarks from Lakes Osceola, Virginia, and Maitland, which are connected by canals. Adults $8, children under 12 $4.
Where to stay
Park Plaza Hotel307 Park Ave. South407-647-1072www.parkplazahotel.comDoubles $120-$250
Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn110 South Orlando Ave.407-647-1166; 800-992-3379www.bestwestern.com/mtvernoninnDoubles $95-$125
Where to eat
Jardins du Castillon348 North Park Ave.407-644-7229www.jardinsducastillon.comIndulge in a dessert souffl served by a French-speaking waiter. Lunch $11-$28, dinner $17-$28.
Chapters Restaurant andBookshop358 North Park Ave.407-644-2880www.chaptersonpark.comPay for your meal in cash and walk out with a free paperback. Lunch $7-$13, dinner $10-$19.Chez Vincent533 West New England Ave.407-599-2929www.chezvincent.comTry the chicken and mushroom crepes. Lunch $6-$13, dinner $18-$32.