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Experience Some of Orlando North, Seminole County’s Top Attractions

Experience Some of Orlando North, Seminole County’s Top Attractions

Cruise the historic St Johns River on the St Johns Rivership Co.’s paddleboat, the Barbara-Lee. The St. Johns Rivership Co. offers more than cruises. We provide a different way to experience Florida. To appreciate its wildlife, its beauty and its warmth. All while indulging in chef-prepared cuisine, live onboard entertainment and...

WHERE TO SHOP, SIP, SUP AND SCHMOOZE IN SANFORD

WHERE TO SHOP, SIP, SUP AND SCHMOOZE IN SANFORD

1st STREET SANFORD - WHERE TO SHOP, SIP, SUP AND SCHMOOZE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA’S RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY Visitors who’ve had enough of Central Florida’s theme parks should swing through Historic Sanford, where the meals are always mouthwatering, the craft beer taps are flowing and the crowds non-existent. The historic city...

HERE’S WHAT’S BREWING IN DO ORLANDO NORTH

HERE’S WHAT’S BREWING IN DO ORLANDO NORTH

Summer is heating up in Do Orlando North and we’ve got just the thing to cool you down – craft beer! We chatted with some of the area’s finest breweries and got their personal craft beer recommendations and food pairings to enjoy on a sultry summer day or night. Wop’s Hops, the first microbrewery in Sanford, brews some of Seminole County's most...

Big Time Brunches in Orlando North

Big Time Brunches in Orlando North

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From Basic to Exotic, Our Restaurants Get Your Sundays Started Right With all the outdoor activities in Orlando North, Seminole County, it only makes sense to fuel up before a day of fishing, hiking, biking, rowing, zip lining or all of the above. Perhaps you’re looking forward to a lazy day in the sun by the hotel pool. Either way, gotta eat. And you can...

We’ve moved!

We’ve moved!

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The Orlando North, Seminole County Tourism office has relocated. Our new address is: Orlando North, Seminole County Tourism 1055 AAA Drive Heathrow, FL 32746.

How to Do the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

How to Do the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

Whether your clan dates back to the 12th century or you’ve never even heard of haggis, there’s plenty to enjoy at the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games. Since their first full-blown event in 1978, the Scottish-American Society of Central Florida has welcomed members of all communities to partake in traditional celebrations on the third...

Chad’s Blog: Discover Your City’s Roots

Chad’s Blog: Discover Your City’s Roots

Being born and raised in Sanford, Florida, I knew everything there was to know about celery. It sounds ridiculous, but hear me out: Sanford was known as “The Celery City” and the “Celery Capital of the World.” Celery crops were as far as the eye could see for decades, my dad went to Seminole High (also known as the Celery Feds), and I even...

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

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...

Why Orlando Visitors are Staying in Orlando North

Why Orlando Visitors are Staying in Orlando North

More and more, visitors to Central Florida are choosing to stay in Orlando North, Seminole County and make the short drive to the major theme parks. After a long day of rides and lines, they return to Sanford or Lake Mary or any of the other lovely towns in the county, where they can decompress and enjoy a few hours of blissful tranquility. This approach has another...

Do Orlando’s Outdoor Wonderland

Do Orlando’s Outdoor Wonderland

Orlando North, Seminole County — where trees are made of wood, the grass is real and the waterways have not been manufactured. The destination, which borders Orlando to the north, provides a generous helping of real Florida, with a wealth of natural riches that’s a respite from theme park crowds and chaos. But here’s the thing: You can...

A Homegrown Culinary Moment

A Homegrown Culinary Moment

Orlando North, Seminole County is having its homegrown culinary moment. Actually, it’s more of a movement. An area that was once dominated by chain restaurants and corner mom ‘n’ pops has in the last few years seen a surge of dining and drinking establishments developed and owned by local business people. And adding even more effervescence...

Chad’s Blog: Summertime Spring-Hopping

Chad’s Blog: Summertime Spring-Hopping

With summer in full sizzle-mode, finding outdoor activities that don’t include a complete meltdown can be a challenge. Enter something I call “spring-hopping” – basically, you pick a few springs and hop from one to another…to another!   In Florida, we’re known for our beaches, and for good reason. But one...

Chad’s Blog: Right Under Your Nose

Chad’s Blog: Right Under Your Nose

Even though we wish we could, we can’t all just take a long weekend – or an entire week – to explore the world, but that doesn’t mean we can’t explore, have adventures, and make memories right where we are.   One of the most common reactions I get to how to Do florida is, “I didn’t know that...

Spring Fest is Upon Us!

Spring Fest is Upon Us!

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  Spring Fest is Upon Us! Join us for the First Annual Hollerbach’s Spring Fest! Join us May 13th from noon through 9pm. This free to attend event is great for the entire family. Come celebrate spring weather, family, and of course, gemutlichkeit! And while you are at it, enjoy some delicious Spargel overnighted...

The First Time

The First Time

The best part of vacationing is creating wonderful memories that last a lifetime. Your first airboat tour. Your first alligator sighting. Maybe it’s your first kayaking adventure or your first dinner cruise. How about the place you learn to sail or create handmade marshmallows? From...

Faces of Orlando North, Seminole County - Jeff Sonksen

Faces of Orlando North, Seminole County - Jeff Sonksen

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Orlando North, Seminole County has an artsier side! Jeff Sonksen is one of many artists responsible for showcasing the beauty of Orlando North, Seminole County. Many of the unique contemporary art work seen in Downtown Sanford, the Central Florida Zoo, and the Seminole Wekiva Trail are credited to Jeff’s many talents. Jeff describes his inspiration...

Hidden Gem Series: Wekiva Island

Hidden Gem Series: Wekiva Island

Nature & Outdoor

You haven’t experienced it all until you’ve been out to Wekiva Island. This hidden gem nestled away in Longwood, FL, is an oasis waiting to be explored. Kick off your shoes and kick up the sand in a game of volleyball, corn hole or frisbee. Dip your toes or your paddle into the refreshing and scenic Wekiva River. Explore the river and navigate...

Orlando North Craft Beer Scene

Orlando North Craft Beer Scene

 From Wops’ Hops Brewing Company & Kitchen and the Sanford Brewing Company in Downtown Sanford to Hourglass Brewery in Longwood to Red Cypress Brewery in Winter Springs to Bowigens Beer Company in Casselberry, the craft beer scene is growing in Orlando North and this is just the...

Set Sail to Sanford

Set Sail to Sanford

Set Sail to Sanford, Florida, the beautiful, historic city on the majestic St. John's River (also known as Lake Monroe). Boaters, did you know that Sanford has FREE Marina Day slips located at the west basin of the Sanford Marina, within walking distance of historic downtown Sanford? A pet friendly city, your furry-friends are...

Tips & Deals for a Wildly Romantic Valentines Just North of Orlando

Tips & Deals for a Wildly Romantic Valentines Just North of Orlando

Money can’t buy you love, so why not show you care while saving money this Valentine’s Day? These deals are perfect for a wildly romantic date, and with offers for hotels, adventure and more, you'll also fall in love with Seminole County. Hilton Orlando / Altamonte Springs Romance Package The Hilton Romance...