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How to Relax in Central Florida

How to Relax in Central Florida

Nature & Outdoor

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.

Nature & Outdoor

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

Nature & Outdoor

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,...

Wekiva Island - El Paraiso Natural de Orlando Norte

Wekiva Island - El Paraiso Natural de Orlando Norte

Nature & Outdoor

¡Los manantiales naturales de Florida son unos de los mejores lugares para visitar en el estado y Orlando North tiene algunos de los mejores! Un oasis escondido conocido como Wekiva Island lo lleva directamente a dos, convirtiéndolo en un destino perfecto para toda la familia. Ubicado a lo largo del río Wekiva, esta área recreativa...

Wekiva Island – Orlando North’s Natural Paradise

Wekiva Island – Orlando North’s Natural Paradise

Nature & Outdoor

Florida’s natural springs are among the best places to visit in the state and Orlando North happens to house some of the greatest! A hidden oasis known as Wekiva Island leads you straight to two, making it the perfect destination for the entire family. Nestled along the Wekiva River, this one of a kind recreational area is everything you need for an epic...

Fun and Safe Outdoor Adventures at Wekiva Island

Fun and Safe Outdoor Adventures at Wekiva Island

Nature & Outdoor

    How does plunging into crystal-clear, 72-degree water sound? Or paddling a kayak through it, stopping occasionally to dip your toes into its cool, refreshing embrace? It’s easy at Wekiva Island, Central Florida’s favorite watering hole. You can simply jump into the Wekiva River and swim and float to your heart’s...

3 De los Mejores Senderos en Orlando Norte

3 De los Mejores Senderos en Orlando Norte

Nature & Outdoor

¿Eres un amante de la naturaleza y te apasiona explorar nuevos lugares? Si es así, Orlando Norte lo tiene cubierto! Justo a las afueras de los centros comerciales y restaurantes de Orlando Norte, se encuentra una gran cantidad de vegetación exuberante llena de hermosas vistas y fauna natural. Desde senderismo, kayak y acampada - no...

3 Top Hidden Nature Trails in Orlando North

3 Top Hidden Nature Trails in Orlando North

Nature & Outdoor

Are you a nature lover with a passion for exploring new places? If so, Orlando North has got you covered! Just outside of Orlando North’s shopping malls and restaurants, lies an abundance of lush greenery filled with gorgeous views and natural wildlife. From hiking to kayaking and camping – there is no shortage of outdoor activities in this beautiful...

Explore Lake Mary

Explore Lake Mary

Lake MaryNature & Outdoor

Named one of the best towns for families to live in Central Florida, Lake Mary has all the makings of a perfect vacation spot. It’s still in the vicinity of Orlando attractions, but just far enough away to give you a break from big-city crowds. For a day or a week, you too can have this city's attractive lifestyle: top-rated hotels, restaurants, and...

Do Orlando North Beaches

Do Orlando North Beaches

Nature & Outdoor

When you come to stay in Orlando North, you get the best of all worlds: renowned theme parks, authentic nature experiences and some of the most pristine beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, with us you’ll feel like a jackpot winner: thanks to our affordable hotels, you can splurge on both a beach and a theme-park vacation. You’ll see significant...

Explore Oviedo in Orlando North

Explore Oviedo in Orlando North

Nature & Outdoor

A short drive from busy Orlando and surrounded by idyllic nature trails, Oviedo embraces its rural scenery. Settled by homesteaders along the shores of Lake Jesup in the 19th century, modern Oviedo is a city for everyone. Whether you’re talking about its ample conservation land and waterfront just minutes from the historic downtown, renowned airboat...

Faces of Orlando North, Seminole County - Jeff Sonksen

Faces of Orlando North, Seminole County - Jeff Sonksen

ArtsEventsNature & Outdoor

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...