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 besties in Orlando North, Seminole County!
While Central Florida isn’t right on the ocean, we’re less than an hour’s drive to the beautiful Atlantic coast. Drive out to New Smyrna Beach, Daytona or Cocoa Beach for a chance to bask in the Florida sunshine while working on your tan!
It might be a cliché, but it’s hard to beat an old-fashioned day of pampering on a getaway. Manis, pedis, facials, mud baths, massages, hair treatments—you name it, you can find a spa or salon in Orlando North that can give you exactly what you’re looking for. Also, if you plan ahead, many spas and salons give group discounts!
Antiquing & Shopping
Shopping is everyone’s favorite group activity. Orlando North, Seminole County is close to many premium shops, outlets and malls, so you’ll have no shortage of selection. Looking for something a little more one-of-a-kind? Orlando North is also known for our incredible vintage and antique shops. See Adjectives Market in Altamonte or Washburn Imports in Downtown Sanford and the surrounding stores for unique clothes, furniture and art you won’t find anywhere else.
A girl’s got to eat, right? Your crew will love the cute, eclectic restaurants and bars in Orlando North. We recommend planning at least one nice, sit-down dinner on your trip, but then leave some days unplanned where you can go to wherever the mood takes you. Want sweet treats? Try the gourmet artisan marshmallows at Wondermade. Boozey brunch? Try The Town House Restaurant or Another Broken Egg Cafe. Farm-to-table fare? The Smiling Bison combines house-made goods and farm fresh produce to make delectable meals. You’ll find something for everyone to enjoy.
Whether you’re looking for classy cocktails or just want to get wild and crazy, it’s important to find the right brewery, distillery and bar for you and your besties to hang out in. Luckily, we have just the places in Orlando North. Our craft breweries include Celery City Craft taproom, Sanford Brewing Co, Wops Hops, Hourglass and more. For fancy cocktails, check out The Imperial, Bitters & Brass and 1st Street Lounge. Find the perfect pour at wine bars like 119 French, Ellen’s Wine Room and cork&olive Bistro. Can’t decide? Book a trip on the LimoCycle and have your own bar crawl while pedaling around downtown Sanford.
Visit the Theme Parks
Everyone comes to the Orlando area for the theme parks, and if you have any Disney fanatics, Harry Potter-heads, Star Wars junkies or Marvel die-hards in your group, you simply must plan a day-trip to the theme parks. Best of all, after you’re all tired out from the high energy fun and crowds, you can escape back to Orlando North to relax and recharge from the hustle and bustle.
For the outdoorsy friend group, there are a number of beautiful and fun nature activities in Orlando North. You can...1) Hike through lovely wilderness areas. 2) Bike along the Cross Seminole Trail. 3) Go kayaking at Wekiva Island. 4) Go swimming in the Wekiwa Springs. 5) Ride an airboat in Lake Jesup. 6) Go sailing on Lake Monroe...the list goes on and on. Exhilarating and peaceful, your friends will love exploring all the natural beauty of Central Florida.
No matter the personalities, traits or interests of your friends, you’re sure to have a wonderful getaway in Orlando North, Seminole County.