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Downtown Sanford

Sanford, FL
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Sanford
Type: Neighborhoods
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Longwood, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
12 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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North Palm Beach, Florida
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158 reviews 158 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Has the riverfront which is very nice for a walk. Has a nice park which has tributes to servicemen. Although the downtown streets are very nice being paved with brick, there really is not too much going on except for some restaurants.

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The Villages
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I like the way peolpe act and greet you That is always a plus in my book of a town. there wsa not any thing that I did not dislike or I saw why I was there I was lost and I got help from people there,I would like to go back and vist my

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Orlando, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Like some historic areas of other cities, downtown Sanford is like other historic city sites. It has several nice local restaurants, a bar ot two which sometimes has a live band, and loads of Antique Shops. Sidewalk on both sides of First Street so it is safe to wander the entire area. Ssome side streets also have little shops. Worth... More

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Oviedo, fl
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
62 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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