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Antiquing in Seminole County

Antiquing in Seminole County

Sanford

Given the Old World natural beauty of Orlando North and its seven historic cities, it is no wonder that the destination has become a must-visit spot for antiquing.  History and preservation loom large here. The area was put on a map at the turn of the 19th century by E.W. Henck, who played a major role in establishing the South Florida Railroad that opened...

Altamonte Mall Fashion

Altamonte Mall Fashion

Altamonte Springs

Spring is peeking its head around the corner, which means it’s time to do a bit of Spring cleaning…and shopping. Recently, I ventured off to Altamonte Mall to revamp my wardrobe and have a little fun with the various amenities that they have to offer. Altamonte Mall sits right in the heart of Altamonte, adjacent to Florida’s interstate 4;...

Altamonte Mall’s Foodie Scene

Altamonte Mall’s Foodie Scene

Altamonte SpringsCuisine

Le Macaron The iconic French pastry can be found as well as many other delicious treats at Le Macaron. Scrumptious chocolate bonbons, cakes, shakes, and gelato. Le Macaron is the perfect bakery option for a quick gift idea for those difficult to buy for, your loved one or simply for you if you’re craving a sweet treat. Some of my favorite macaron flavors...

Five Great Places for Sweet Treats in Orlando North, Seminole County

Five Great Places for Sweet Treats in Orlando North, Seminole County

Cuisine

Orlando North, Seminole County has the goods when it comes to desserts. You can get sweets to eat just about anywhere in our destination. But why not reach a little higher? These shops specialize in desserts that aren’t just delicious. They bring innovation and imagination to the game. Chez Jacqueline This quaint little place located in the Shoppes...

Orlando North/Seminole County’s Craft Beer Scene is on the Rise

Orlando North/Seminole County’s Craft Beer Scene is on the Rise

Cuisine

Like the foamy head on an expertly poured draft beer, Orlando North/Seminole County’s craft brew scene has steadily risen, but not gone over the top. Rather than have a glut of microbreweries, as is the case in some destinations, Orlando North’s beer-making community has emphasized quality and longevity. At last count — in early 2020...

Do the Theme Parks the Orlando North, Seminole County Way!

Do the Theme Parks the Orlando North, Seminole County Way!

Visiting Orlando’s theme parks is a pilgrimage for people the world over. Disney World alone draws some 50 million fun-seekers every year. And while we’d all love to fly into Orlando via private jet and stay in a grand resort right next to our favorite theme park, the fact is, most of us are on a budget. That’s where Orlando North, Seminole...

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Offers All-Day Entertainment

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Offers All-Day Entertainment

In 1975, when the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens moved into its current location in Sanford adjacent to Lake Monroe, it was home to just 38 animals. Four-and-a-half decades later, this Seminole County institution houses more than 400 animals, runs industry-leading conservation and education programs and hosts an ongoing series of exciting...

Hurricane Dorian Updates

Hurricane Dorian Updates

Seminole County Office of Emergency Management is activated in anticipation of impacts from Dorian. For up to date information on Hurricane Dorian, please visit: www.seminolecountyfl.gov/dorian For Social Media Updates, please visit Seminole County social media channels. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeminoleCounty Twitter: https://twitter.com/seminolecounty...

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

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

Orlando North, Seminole County is widely celebrated as an outdoor wonderland, where visitors can hike, bike, swim, kayak, fish and explore to their heart’s content. Our destination also has its share of attractions -- places where you can have organized adventures and inexpensive fun. In keeping with the culture of our area, many of our attractions...

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

Altamonte SpringsCuisineSanfordWinter Springs

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!

TDC

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...