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5 of the Most Haunted Places You Can Visit in Orlando North, Seminole County

5 of the Most Haunted Places You Can Visit in Orlando North, Seminole County

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If you are looking to have a truly haunted experience in Central Florida this Halloween season, look no further than Orlando North! Seminole County was officially founded in 1913, however, its rich history spans much farther in the past. From haunted highways to floating lights, and resident ghost cats here is a list of real haunted places you can visit in Orlando...

A Relaxing Day in Oviedo

A Relaxing Day in Oviedo

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Oviedo, Florida is one of Central Florida’s treasure troves of unique and adventurous things to do. If you are the type to search for off-the-beaten-path experiences and charming towns, full of friendly faces and rich history, then a day spent in Oviedo is just the thing for you. Here are a few things to help get you exploring the area. Enjoy a Relaxing...

Tiny Houseboat Vacation in Historic Downtown Sanford

Tiny Houseboat Vacation in Historic Downtown Sanford

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One great thing to come from the last year is a renewed sense of curiosity and desire to explore the areas we call home. Both Tyler and I have been to Sanford many times, but we had never taken the opportunity to explore it as intimately as we have during 2020. So, it was fitting that our first opportunity for a staycation in 2021 would give us a new perspective at the...

Fun and Family-Friendly Water Activities in Seminole County

Fun and Family-Friendly Water Activities in Seminole County

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During the summer days in Florida there are two things that are for certain: 1) it’s going to be hot and 2) you’re going to want to cool off and spend a day on the water. Luckily, Orlando North, Seminole County is the perfect backdrop for your day trips, weekend getaways, and weeklong adventures by the water. Here are a few of our favorites, from wild...

The Best Local Hiking Trails in Seminole County

The Best Local Hiking Trails in Seminole County

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Spring is in the air, right alongside the Florida heat. Now is the perfect time to get out and get active while the weather isn’t too warm and the flowers are starting to bloom. Whether you’re looking to bike, hike, or cast a line, Seminole County is home to trails built for every skill level and interest. Grab your gear, a companion, and some sunscreen--here’s...

The Grown-Up Guide to Seminole County: Adult-Friendly Outdoor Activities

The Grown-Up Guide to Seminole County: Adult-Friendly Outdoor Activities

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Ring in the new year with intentions for staying active and making new friends while you’re at it! Orlando North is home to many activities suited for any fitness level. We’re here to help you branch out, get social, and challenge you to stay motivated through it all. Whether your New Year’s resolution is fitness related or not, we’re...

Our Orlando North, Seminole County Couples Staycation

Our Orlando North, Seminole County Couples Staycation

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As someone who is accustomed to traveling frequently, this year has felt a bit strange and different. Rather than focusing on the ways that things have changed, we’ve been trying to embrace new ways to enjoy our lives that are safe, fun, and close to home. These little adventures have added wonderful experiences that we never would have discovered otherwise,...

A Casselberry Adventure

A Casselberry Adventure

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Tucked away, amidst the charming neighborhoods of Casselberry, Florida sits Secret Lake Park. As its name suggests, you would never know it was there if you didn’t know where to look. With a nature trail weaving through a beautiful, wooded walkway and three lakes, this park is the perfect place for a peaceful stroll through Orlando North, Seminole County. Secret...

Día Familiar en Lake Mary

Día Familiar en Lake Mary

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Planiando un día divertido con la familia, no deber ser complicado ni costoso! Lake Mary, FL ofrece la ubicación perfecta para un día sin estrés lleno de actividades de calidad que toda la familia puede disfrutar. Desde pícnics, libros y paseos en bicicleta, esta área del condado de Seminole ofrece opciones...

Family Friendly Day in Lake Mary

Family Friendly Day in Lake Mary

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When planning a fun day with the family, it shouldn't have to be complicated or expensive! Lake Mary, FL offers the perfect location for a stress-free day filled with quality time activities the whole family can enjoy. From picnics, books and bike rides, this Seminole County area offers great fun, free options all within walking distance. Here’s...

Downtown Sanford Travel Guide

Downtown Sanford Travel Guide

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Have you visited Downtown Sanford yet? Sanford is in the heart of Seminole County, minutes away from Orlando, the theme parks. If you’re a foodie, it’s a must! They have the most incredible food and bar scene! Whether you’re looking for a close-to-home getaway or a change of scenery, Downtown Sanford is THE place to be. So here’s...

Hang Your “Gone Fishin’” Sign and Get to Orlando North

Hang Your “Gone Fishin’” Sign and Get to Orlando North

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If you’re looking for a fishing getaway that offers the perfect combination of amazing fishing and amazing value, pack your favorite gear and make your way to Orlando North, Seminole County. We’re home to some world-class freshwater fishin’ holes, some of which are pretty big, and very beautiful. In fact, with more than 2,000 lakes and...

An Abridged History of Seminole County

An Abridged History of Seminole County

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The Wars, Political Skirmishes, Big Wigs, Great Freezes, Booms and Busts that Made This County What it Is Today Seminole County was officially formed in 1913, but it has a long and colorful history that goes back many decades prior. A good place to start is with the county’s namesake, the Seminole Indian tribe, which consisted primarily of Creek Indians...

Best Ideas for Planning a Girls Trip in Orlando North

Best Ideas for Planning a Girls Trip in Orlando North

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As the song says, girls just wanna have fun. That’s why we know you want to plan your Florida trip with fun, relaxing and unique experiences. Our top hotels cost less than Orlando’s resorts, so you can put all your resources towards having the greatest vacation ever. Here’s a list of ideas on how you can have an unforgettable vacation with your...

How to Relax in Central Florida

How to Relax in Central Florida

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Central Florida is known for high energy and excited families scrambling from attraction to attraction. But when it comes to finding relaxing things to do, look no further than Orlando North, Seminole County! This beautiful oasis from the hustle and bustle offers  numerous ways to help you unwind and enjoy your stay. Canoe & Kayak the Waterways From...

Orlando North: The par-fect place to tee it up.

Orlando North: The par-fect place to tee it up.

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If you love teeing it up, you’ll love playing a round (or two!) in Orlando North, Seminole County. Golf in our destination is fun and inexpensive, with quality, well-maintained courses appropriate for all handicaps. With five public or semi-private facilities spread throughout Seminole County, we make it easy to fit in a round during a getaway. Our...

Head East: Atlantic Ocean Beaches Make for a Great Day Trip

Head East: Atlantic Ocean Beaches Make for a Great Day Trip

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Visitors to Orlando North are always excited by our abundance of the wilderness; crisp, fresh-water springs; uncrowded roads, restaurants, and attractions; and overall nature vibe, which provides an alternative to the bustling theme parks to our south. You’ll also appreciate the affordability of our 30-plus brand-name hotels, charming inns,...