There's a real-life swan lake in Florida and it's truly magical. Lake Eola Park in Orlando has a beautiful lake full of enchanting swans, and visitors can interact with them. The park is open every day from 6 a.m. to midnight. 

Lake Eola Park, located in downtown Orlando, cares for the swans after birth. Swans have lived at the lake since 1922. The swans live a longer life on Lake Eola than they typically would in the wild. 

Visitors can feed the swans as long as the food is from one of the available feeders around the lake. The feeders provide swan-friendly food options to keep the lake's feathered friends healthy. Keep in mind, bread is actually bad for swans. 

Visitors can also rent swan boats for just $15. This buys you a half-hour on the lake in a charming swan-shaped paddleboat, a cute activity for couples. The swan boats are available Sunday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

According to the City of Orlando, the park also features the Walt Disney Amphitheater where you can catch a concert or play. If you're headed there this winter, Lake Eola Park holds an annual Tree Lighting Celebration.

If you're longing for a dreamy escape, visit Lake Eola Park and roam among the swans. Check out the Lake Eola Swans' Twitter account here

For more animal encounters in Florida, check out this wolf sanctuary and manatee adventure dive

Lake Eola Park

Price: Free entry, swan boat ride $15

Address: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you're at the ballet on this whimsical "swan lake" in Florida. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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