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Downtown Sanford

Sanford, FL
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Sanford
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Oviedo, fl
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Downtown Sanford has been reborn! They did a beautiful job creating a waterfront where families and singles alike can walk peacefully along the Marina and waterfront. There is also a nice memorial park. A block South of the waterfront on First street are some really good pubs and shops.There is also a "b" line theater where you can often catch... More

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Orlando, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
62 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Walking around downtown Sanford is a step back in time, with 'mom and pop' restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, an award winning German restaurant,little brick buildings and a beautiful marina and waterfront. Local theaters round out a great experience.

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Deltona, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Downtown Sanford is perfect for a date night or family outing. There are a lot of restaurants down the road to stop at. There is something for everyone. My personal favorite is Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café. They serve German cuisine that is to die for! There are many mom-and-pop shops up and down the main road to browse, including a... More

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Miami, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We loved the lake and the marina. We walked along downtown visiting the different small stores they have.

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We walked around checking put the shops, the full gamut with a few blocks from our Hotel. Everyone was really friendly as we walked, lots of hello's and courteousness.

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Sanford, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Sanford is an incredibly lovely town situated on the shore or Lake Monroe, which is actually a widening of the St. John's River, happens to be one of the only rivers in the world that flows South to North. You can get all the way to the Atlantic Ocean from here! The Historic District is filled with quirky and quaint... More

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Orange Park
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lots to see and do ... quite a few restaurants and unique shops. A very strollable downtown with many benches to take a rest. The nearby walk along the lake is quite scenic, and for families with children, it offers a water fountain place space and playground.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very nice area working hard to keep that good old fashion charm and creating a destination for a day of shopping & dining!

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Philly
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122 reviews 122 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Went for an Art Festival but found many shops and eateries to explore, it's definately a place to come back to, when time permits!

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Sanford, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I grew up in this town, but moved away for many years. It is truly astounding to see how the city has reinvented the downtown area in the last few years. Where once there were old, decaying buildings full of empty offices, there are now cute little antiques stores, a variety of restaurants, two blues bars, several pubs, and art... More

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