NEWS & STORIES

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Spring Fest is Upon Us!

Spring Fest is Upon Us! Join us for the First Annual Hollerbach’s Spring Fest! Join us May 13th from noon through 9pm. This free to attend event is great for the entire family. Come celebrate spring weather, family, and of course, gemutlichkeit! And while you are at it, enjoy some delicious Spargel overnighted directly from...

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The First Time

The best part of vacationing is creating wonderful memories that last a lifetime. Your first airboat tour. Your first alligator sighting. Maybe it’s your first kayaking adventure or your first dinner cruise. How about the place you learn to sail or create handmade marshmallows? From your first time paddleboarding and first horseback riding experience to your first pub crawl or ghost tour, there are so many memories to be made. The moments...

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Hidden Gem Series: Wekiva Island

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...

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Orlando North Craft Beer Scene

From Wops’ Hops Brewing Company & Kitchen and the Sanford Brewing Company in Downtown Sanford to Hourglass Brewery in Longwood to Red Cypress Brewery in Winter Springs to Bowigens Beer Company in Casselberry, the craft beer scene is growing in Orlando North and this is just the beginning! There are several new microbreweries in the works including Inner Compass Brewing Company and Deviant...

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Set Sail to Sanford

Set Sail to Sanford, Florida, the beautiful, historic city on the majestic St. John's River (also known as Lake Monroe). Boaters, did you know that Sanford has FREE Marina Day slips located at the west basin of the Sanford Marina, within walking distance of historic downtown Sanford? A pet friendly city, your furry-friends are...

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Tips & Deals for a Wildly Romantic Valentines Just North of Orlando

Money can’t buy you love, so why not show you care while saving money this Valentine’s Day? These deals are perfect for a wildly romantic date, and with offers for hotels, adventure and more, you'll also fall in love with Seminole County. Hilton Orlando / Altamonte Springs Romance Package The Hilton Romance package includes a...

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Discover Real Florida Attractions with Chad Crawford

Being in Seminole County has plenty of perks, but don’t take our word for it—just ask Chad Crawford. As the host of How to do Florida, Chad knows his way around the state, but he loves Seminole County for being his oasis right in the middle of everything. Escape the crowds...

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Taste the Eclectic Flavors of Seminole County with Chad Crawford

Whether it’s fine dining or down-home cooking, our Seminole County downtown communities offer diverse, delicious dining options to really get your mouth-watering. Just ask Chad Crawford of How to do Florida—he’ll tell you all about his favorite restaurants and breweries in his hometown of Seminole County. From seafood with a waterside view to...

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Chad Crawford Indulges His Creative Spirit in Seminole County

Chad Crawford of How to do Florida grew up in Seminole County. Needless to say, he has a lot of history with the place. To no surprise, Chad loves exploring the rich history, arts and culture whenever he gets a chance. Artists thrive in Seminole County, and it’s easy to read the writing on...

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Explore Wekiwa Springs with Chad Crawford

Chad Crawford of How to do Florida knows Seminole County like his own backyard—because it is! Having lived in and around Seminole County, one of Chad’s favorite ways to relax is spending a day at the pristine Wekiwa Springs State Park. Take a canoe or kayak down the Wekiva River to see an abundance of...

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Discover Wekiwa Springs State Park with Chad Crawford

Wekiwa Springs State Park is an oasis in the midst of the crowds and traffic of Central Florida, so it’s no wonder it’s one of Chad Crawford’s favorite places. As the host of How To Do Florida and a Seminole County resident, Chad knows all the ins and outs on How To Do...

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One Wild Ride

Horseback riding in Seminole County puts you in the heart of untouched nature right outside of Orlando. From the Seminole Wekiva Trail to the Flagler Trail, you can explore acres of wilderness and see a wealth of wildlife. Just one of many horseback-riding options is guided tours in the breathtaking Rock Springs Run...

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Nonstop Angling Action

Captain Chris Myers, a Seminole County fishing guide and instructor, gives us the scoop on fishing in Seminole County. Q: So do you know all of the best fishing holes? Captain Chris: I like to think so. But I don’t have to try hard. The St.  Johns River offers great fishing for...

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