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Gateway into Florida

Conveniently located about halfway between the attractions of Orlando (40 minutes) and the beaches and other allures of Daytona Beach (50 minutes).

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Sanford

Sanford, the seat of Seminole County, lies on the south shore of Lake Monroe at the head of navigation on the historic and beautiful St. Johns River. Experience the charm and ambience of Sanford’s 19th-century buildings, pristine waterfront, unique shops and restaurants. Sanford’s downtown riverwalk features antique and collectible shops, all located within a two-block radius of Magnolia Square. And, for entertainment, visit Sanford’s restored Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, one of Florida’s newest facilities for the performing arts. For more information, click here.  

Orlando

Home to the “happiest place on Earth,” Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and more than a dozen family-friendly theme parks and attractions.

Whether it’s a trip for familiescouples, single travelers or a group of friends, Orlando is the perfect destination thanks to incredible diversity that ensures an unforgettable vacation filled with unique experiences for every visitor. In short, you’ll never run out of things to do in Orlando — and you’ll make a lifetime of cherished memories while you’re at it!

Ecotours, natural springs, birding, nature trails, fishing, kayaking, airboat rides and lots of thrills are some of the many options for exploring Orlando’s great outdoors, both in Orange County and in neighboring regions. Whether peacefully paddling through spring-fed lakes or hang-gliding 2,000 feet above orange groves, you can dive into a variety of lush ecosystems, all within driving distance of our tourism district. For more information, click here.

If thrill-seeking is your style, you won’t be able to get enough of our theme parkswater parks and attractions.  Given Orlando’s claim to fame — Theme Park Capital of the World — we know that most visitors come here to experience our incredible theme parks and attractions, but there’s much more for you to enjoy while you’re in town. In fact, it would take more than 120 days to tackle everything!

If you come to Orlando to eat, for example, you certainly won’t go away hungry — not with more than 5,000 restaurants featuring celebrity chefs, local favorites, and options for every palate and price point. We’re also home to sizzling nightlife and entertainment, including vibrant dance clubs, craft breweries and wineries, playfully furtive speakeasies, and other enticing choices.

What else do you demand from a perfect vacation? World-class shopping? Acclaimed arts and culture? Engaging history museums? Luxurious spas? We have them. Or one-of-a-kind opportunities to watch and play sports, including more than 150 golf courses and the United States Tennis Association National Campus.

Daytona Beach

No matter where you stay in Daytona Beach, you’re always within minutes of countless adventures. Famous for our beaches and motorsports, there is an abundance of arts, culture and historyshoppinggolfing, and sports events – all for you to explore! Start planning your perfect vacation today. For more inspiration, visit their blog.

 

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