When you just can’t do another day at the theme parks here’s 10 fun activities to try in Orlando North (otherwise known as beautiful Seminole county)! No long lines, big budget not required, and something for all ages. For more info please go to DoOrlandoNorth.com
Relax, Splash, Explore at Wekiva Island – Proud to be Central Florida’s favorite watering hole and indoor/outdoor recreation complex. Located North of Orlando, we are best place to enjoy Florida’s natural springs. We invite you to experience the pristine Wekiva River, year-round wildlife by canoe, kayak or paddleboard. We offer activities like volleyball and cornhole. Unwind in The Tooting Otter Craft Beer/Wine Bar & General Store, enjoy drink specials or shop for unique gifts, enjoy a bite at Without A Paddle Café. Cabana rentals available for group outings and celebrations of all kinds. Family owned, operated, our facility is environmentally and family friendly.
www.WekivaIsland.comHere’s a totally different way to experience Florida, its wildlife, its beauty and its warmth. All while enjoying the very best in chef-prepared cuisine, live entertainment and endless hospitality in climate-controlled comfort.
Family-owned and operated, the St. Johns Rivership Co. is the latest in a long line of sternwheelers that have been serving and sailing the St. Johns River for centuries. From it’s home port on Lake Monroe in Historic Downtown Sanford, the “Barbara-Lee” cruises the St. Johns River while providing one-of-a-kind lunch and dinner cruises. More Info As you drift past the Turtles sunning on the logs, watch River Otters and Manatees playing and see the Fish swimming right under your kayak you realize this is what Orlando North is all about!
Rated “Excellent” on TripAdvisor Central Florida Nature Adventures offer Lazy River and Family Fun Tours, Kayak 101 Tours, Adventurous Nature Lovers Tours, Winter Manatee Tours, Central Florida Birding and Photography Tours. Come discover Florida’s wildlife and take home memories that last a lifetime! www.kayakcentralflorida.com
Located in North Orlando, The Orlando Marriott, Lake Mary offers the best of both worlds, a centrally located affordable hotel with easy access to Orlando’s attractions and the world famous Daytona Beach! Designed with all of the style, amenities and convenience that seasoned travelers expect and enjoy. The décor has a distinctive metropolitan flair, and our restaurant offers the finest fresh contemporary cuisine. Be sure to visit the locally owned, restaurants and shops, all within walking distance! The hotel is easily accessible from Orlando International Airport via the 417 Expressway, or the Turnpike, and Interstate 95, via I-4. www.OrlandoMarriottLakeMary.com
The Limo Cycle is the pub crawling, family fun, birthday celebrating 15-passenger, pedal powered, SLOW way to have fun. Round up your family and friends and grab a seat, or rent the entire cycle. They blaze down the street at 5 miles per hour (7mph with a stiff tailwind). You’ll visit area pubs, local craft breweries and see the beautiful, historic Downtown Sanford lakefront. Choose a fun scavenger hunt, or silly game event to add to your adventure. Pricing starts at $40 per person, or $350 for the entire cycle. Reservations are required on 855-7569-FUN. www.limocycle.com
Zip Lines and More! The aerial adventures at Zoom Air Adventure Park are inspired by the trees and provide the opportunity to take on nearly 100 challenges, including 9 zip lines. Get a bird’s eye view of the land below as you trek through the trees on dancing logs, tight wires, across rope bridges, nets, and suspended disks. Experience the adrenaline rush soaring through the air on our zip lines, two of which are 500 feet long! Our entertaining, self-propelled experience gives both nature-lovers and challenge-seekers the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of adventure in Seminole County. www.zoomair.us
Wop’s Hops Brewing Company and gastro pub is located at 419 South Sanford Avenue in the Historic District of Downtown Sanford. The Brewery is located in the 100 year old and very haunted D. O. Brown Building. The brewery has a tasting room, full kitchen and beer garden where you are able to relax and enjoy hand crafted artisan Ales, mead and an assortment wines. Hours of operation are Tues & Wed (4pm-10pm), Thurs (4pm-11pm), Fri (4pm-12am), Sat (12pm-2am) and Sun (12pm-9pm).
www.WopsHopsBrewing.comWhen you and your family want to experience all of Central Florida the perfect place to stay is the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs. Located just minutes northeast of downtown Orlando, the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs offers “hub and spoke” access to the area’s amusements, beaches and much more. This first rate property is located at exit 92 on I-4 directly across SR 436 from the Altamonte Springs Mall. With a variety of room types, food & beverage options, a heated pool and new health facilities, your family will have a most enjoyable and comfortable stay. For the best rates please visit Hilton.com.
For a true “Real Florida” experience choose Black Hammock Adventures! We’re located on Lake Jesup, the most alligator populated lake in Florida, just minutes from Orlando area attractions. A thrilling airboat ride takes you through secluded coves and includes famous Bird Island where hundreds of different species gather, including bald eagles. Take a picture with our resident alligator and check out our free gator and parrot exhibits. Enjoy your favorite cocktail on the lakeside terrace, where you are sure to catch a gorgeous sunset. Dine at the restaurant and try the best gator bites in town! Vacation rental homes available. www.TheBlackHammock.com
Dangerous Theatre is a quirky performance venue located in the heart of Historic Downtown Sanford. We focus on producing new, original and unpublished works that range from comedy to drama to everything in between. We house two small 50 seat theatres at Dangerous Theatre; one more traditional the other a cabaret black box. Lots of free parking, affordable tickets and group tares available. Dangerous Theatre is surrounded by a variety of restaurants, shops and bars and microbreweries, which make it easy to make spend an enjoyable afternoon or evening in Sanford, Florida. DangerousTheatre.com
Visitors to Seminole County also enjoy visiting the City of Sanford