Chad’s Blog: DAY TRIP - Bears, Bison and (Celery) Beer

09/06/2017

Chad’s Blog: DAY TRIP - Bears, Bison and (Celery) Beer

1ST STOP – BEAR EXHIBIT (CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO)

About:
The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a relaxing, entertaining, and educational experience for the entire family. They’ve been at their current location since 1975, and care for over 400 animals, representing over 150 species. Each year they engage and educate more than 300,000 visitors, both at the zoo and in the community!

Address:
3755 NW Hwy 17-92 Sanford, FL

Hours:
Daily - 9am to 5pm

Cost: 
Adults - $19.50
Seniors 60+ - $15.95
Children 3-12 years - $13.75
Children 2 and under - FREE

Activity:
The zoo has things to do but we suggest making a special visit to see the new black bear exhibit.

Local Tip:
The bears are most active from 9-10 am, so plan to get there when they open.

Website: 
http://centralfloridazoo.org/

 

2ND STOP – SMILING BISON

About:
Known for its farm-to-table menu, the Smiling Bison has great food and a great ambiance in a cool Florida town! What’s not to love??

Address:
107 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

Hours:
Lunch - Wednesday to Friday - 11am to 2pm 
Dinner  - Tuesday to Saturday - 5pm to 9:30pm
Brunch - Saturday - 11am to 2pm 

Activity:
Eat some burgers!

Local Tip:
Try the smoked fish hush puppies; they will delight!!

Website:
http://smilingbison.com/sanford/

 

3RD STOP – SANFORD BREWING COMPANY

About:
You can sit inside or outside, but no matter where you sit, you can enjoy beer, cider, meads, and specialty sodas. Quality, locally sourced ingredients plus their unique celery beer make this a Sanford gem!

Address:
400 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

Hours:
Sunday - 12pm to 9pm
Monday - 11:30am to 10pm
Tuesday to Wednesday - 11:30am to 10pm
Thursday - 11:30am to 11pm
Friday - 11:30am to 12am
Saturday - 12pm to 12am

Arrive:
Whenever you want!

Activity:
Try some celery beer, have an old favorite drink, laugh with your friends, repeat

Website
http://www.sanfordbrewing.com

 

If you’re exhausted from all the merriment, and you’re not from nearby, don’t feel like you have to leave! Stick around Sanford (or a nearby town) and stay at one of our quality hotels. Click here for a list of places you can stay!

DO florida!

-Chad Crawford