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Downtown Sanford

Sanford, FL
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Sanford
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I loved our evening in Downtown Sanford. We started on 3rd and Sanford which is smaller and even newer than the businesses on First. The paint is barely dry on most of the Sanford Ave businesses. Good food, a microbrew, and just an overall sense of friendliness. Second Thursday was on First Avenue from 6-8, and it was replete with... More 

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Debary, Fl
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Downtown Sanford provides quaint shops, antique stores, and basic necessities all neatly placed a couple of blocks from the beautiful St. John's river. The service is friendly, there are a number of restaurants to please every palate, and a few nice bars to quench your thirst as you stroll and shop. The historic buildings provide an interesting backdrop and a... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sanford has much to offer with a fantastic lakefront view on Lake Monroe; fantastic restaurants; antique and art galleries galore and a farmer's market on Saturday mornings.

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Downtown Sanford is truly a unique area of eclectic bars and shops!! Lots of interesting people and affordable entertainment!! Great parking too, unlike Orlando, most parking is free!! The perfect mix of small town and exciting city!

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've been to Sanford several times but never to downtown. It is such a quaint area with great shops and bistros. The park is awesome for exercise or to hang out with the family.

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Downtown Sanford is better than ever!!! The Downtown has changed for good with lots of restaurants and vendors. The Theater still active and sometimes I go to different plays. They have Hoolerbach's German Restaurant which is very good. Also the pizza place, the popcorn place and more. Alive After 5 is an event they do every month that is full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place has a good few mom and pop shops, restaurants among other things. Close to the lake and huge park. A great place to spend time with family and / or friends.

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Longwood, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I DON'T LIVE IN SANFORD AND SO MY EFFORTS ON GETTING OTHERS TO VISIT THIS TOWN I LOVE ARE PURELY TO encourage others to find a great spot to shop, set by the lake or eat a great meal...all in a day in Sanford. Sanford has antique and collectible shops galore--there's an art spot where 8 artist have their own... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
26 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Down town Sanford has become a nice venue for several cool food and drink venues. They have many festivals and cool events on a regular basis. The historical district is cool, and its a fun area.

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Osteen, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Sanford is a historically significant part of Florida history. It was the main port and largest city in central FL before the railroad came to town. Being on Lake Monroe it was a sea port. Todays Sanford is quaint and has historic buildings filled with antique shops, artisans, resellers, farmers market on the week end, theatre, and restaurants. Among the... More 

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