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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

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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...