From amazing adventures in nature to crazy-good food (and wine!)—Wellington, Florida (home of the Winter Equestrian Show!) is worth exploring when there's downtime. Free x Rein founders Dana and Andrea share some of their favorite things to do, places to eat, and shops to hit up. Throw on your favorite Free x Rein gear and go!
Taylor Made Cafe
12160 South Shore Blvd. #105 Wellington, FL 33414
Named for both the founder and the fact that everything here is tailor made to you, this is our go-to spot for anytime that we want a healthy and delicious meal. The salads, sandwiches, and smoothies are good—and it’s our favorite spot for a pre-ride breakfast.
The Peaceful Waters Sanctuary
11676 Pierson Road Wellington, FL 33414
Gorgeously lush, this 30-acre wetland park is the perfect place to get away from it all. The elevated boardwalk is surrounded by plants native to the Everglades, and is the perfect resting spot to animals native to the area.
The International Polo Club
3667 120th Avenue S, Wellington, FL 33414
A Sunday afternoon at The International Polo Club can’t be beat and if you’re lucky you might catch Prince Harry playing in a match! Post-match, you can find us with a glass of rosé by the pool—the after party is something you won’t want to miss!
Morikami Museum & Garden
4000 Morikami Park Road Delray Beach, FL 33446
Insanely gorgeous from the moment you enter the property; you can roam the halls of intricate Japanese art, then find your way to the huge garden, fully equipped with trickling streams and koi ponds.
Wellington Conservation Center
14990 Palm Beach Point Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414
It’s pretty unexpected to find exotic animals from all over the world in Wellington, but this conservatory has stepped up to give homes to creatures in need. The non-profit cares for everything from an American badger to a wallaby— and the cutest sloth ever.
3975 Isles View Dr Ste 101 Wellington, FL
Insider scoop: If you want to eat at the favorite spot of the polo crowd, this is it. The deli is pretty unassuming at first glance—but you’ll get a really good meal here.
Patio at Polo
11198 Polo Club Road, Wellington, FL 33414
The best food, cocktails, and ambience in Wellington! Located inside The Polo Club, this deluxe spot only serves dinner under the stars—and is worth making a reservation in advance.
Hop in an Uber and catch up on Instagram—next time you look up, you’ll be in Palm Beach. There are tons of shopping options, from Worth Avenue to outlet malls to amazing vintage stores, iconic hotels (The Breakers, The Brazilian Court) filled with brightly colored frocks.
13860 Wellington Trace Wellington, FL 33414
This Asian fusion restaurant has a little bit of something for everybody. We go for the Scorpion Bowl and karaoke, but there are more than enough options (seriously, baked brie all the way to shrimp tempura!).