Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Clermont. In no time you'll be sampling sun-kissed fruit from local citrus groves or enjoying close encounters with former U.S. presidents, here immortalized in wax.
Take in Central Florida's rolling hills and spring-fed lakes from the observation deck in the 22-stories-high Citrus Tower, built a half-century ago when citrus groves stretched as far as the eye could see. Today you can pick your own fruit a short drive from our Clermont hotels at the Showcase of Citrus, an organic farm where self-guided tours of the groves are free. Pick up a map and wander the orange, grapefruit, tangerine and tangelo orchards for luscious pick-your-own fruit. Grapes have thrived in the Clermont countryside since 1560, when early settlers made wine out of sweet muscadine grapes. Today, varietals are made with native muscadines at the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, where you can take complimentary tasting tours. Before you return to our hotels in Clermont, be sure to stop at the Presidents Hall of Fame, a mini Madame Tussauds filled with life-size wax figures of former presidents and miniatures of the White House.
From our hotels in Clermont, browse the shops along historic downtown's Montrose Street. The South Lake Art League Gallery is worth a peek for one-of-a-kind gifts and art. Dine downtown at a charming pub or follow I-50 west along the 5-mile Verde Ridge for budget-friendly bites, a short drive from our Clermont hotsls. Then head to nearby Minneola and local hotspot Tiki Bar & Grill for burgers and beer in the moonlight.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Clermont in June to enjoy live music at the grape-stomping Annual Harvest Festival, or on the first Friday of each month for art, shopping and music in downtown Clermont.