It’s not just the Central Florida theme parks offering new attractions in 2018, the surrounding communities in Seminole County have lot’s of new events and venues in the recreation, dining and nightlife departments, and they’re all worth the visit.
- Acclaimed Sanford breakfast/lunch spot Tennessee Truffle is now also serving dinner. What started as a “pop up” featuring fresh locally sourced food, has garnered such a following for Chef Nat’s creative take on Southern cuisine (paying homage to pickled ramps, aka Tennessee Truffles), they’re now serving dinner and weekend Brunch too.
- Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs has just completed a $5.6 million dollar reinvention of all guestrooms and conference spaces.
- There is a plethora of new restaurants throughout Seminole County, including:
- Marlow’s Tavern, Oviedo features live music, girls night out specials and a locally-sourced and inspired menu
- Boba Babes, Downtown Sanford – gourmet tea and waffle creative cafe
- Z’s, Sanford – cheesesteak masters, originally opened in Key West
- F&D Cantina, Lake Mary’s Colonial Park – modern Mexican fare
- The Stranded Sailor Pub, Sanford – British beers and ciders (and don’t forget the fish and chips)
- Fig’s Prime, Altamonte Springs – upscale and unforgettable dining spot
- Shantell’s Just Until, Sanford – the best fried chicken in Sanford
- Local craft beer aficionados will be excited to learn that Deviant Wolfe Brewery has officially opened its doors. Deviant Wolfe promotes balance in life through “adventure, community and great craft beer.”
- The Rosie Lee Co in historic Sanford offers a blend of Victoria décor and fine Sanford-inspired loose leaf teas, and is just a few steps away from the Antidote Apothecary and Spa, where you can indulge in massages, facials, organic fruit acid peels, salt therapy and more.
- Inner Compass Brewing Co. opened its doors Feb. 26 at 300 E. 2nd Sanford.
- Open Mic Mondays 6-10 pm and Trivia Tuesdays 7-10pm at Sanford Brewing Company, a brewhouse, taproom and gastropub serving up handcrafted beer, meads, ciders, specialty sodas for the kids and a kids food menu too.
- Oviedo Brewing Company opening this spring at the Oviedo Mall. Follow them on Facebook for latest updates.
- Longwood’s Soldier’s Creek Park enjoyed a $7.5 million redevelopment last year and its six natural turf lighted athletic fields are now hosting a full calendar of women’s softball and youth baseball tournaments. For a complete schedule visit com. 2400 State Rd. 419, Longwood (407) 665-2199
- Kids of all ages will have fun at cool spots like the Arcadia Kids Museum in Oviedo, the Planet Obstacle trampoline kid zone in Lake Mary, and the Sanford Escape Artists new sci-fi alien encounter room in Sanford.
- Enjoy the Sanford Art Walk along the city’s historic 1st Street the third Saturday each month from 6-9p.m. and includes a food truck bazaar. The installation changes monthly and can be viewed at any time as you stroll the historic Sanford downtown.
- Museum exhibits: The Goldsboro West Side Community Historical Association in Sanford celebrates local African-American heritage and is home to the Goldsboro Museum, Francis Oliver Cultural Arts and Goldsboro Welcome Center, Crooms Academy Museum, The Goldsboro Heritage & Art Garden, The Goldsboro Arts Square, and Page Jackson Cemetery. Sanford’s Museum of Seminole County History will feature a special exhibit through March 24th on Toys & Games throughout the centuries.
- A new official Visit Florida Welcome Center has opened within the Sanford Tourism Office at 230 E. 1s
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