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Downtown Sanford

Address: Sanford, FL
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Sanford
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other

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NewSmyrnaBeach, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

downtown Sanford is a hidden jewel. It is historic Florida. Brick pavers abound and several good restaurants. It is located on scenic Lake Monroe with a great park downtown. The monthly Alive at 5 sponsored by the CC is fun with tastes of great food and cheap beer....!

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Sanford, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I don't live very far from downtown. They have lots of events that I have attended down there. Even when an event is not going on, it's still a very fun day to walk around the lake and then go through all the old town shopping. It's definitely a great relaxing day walking around (like a weekend day trip). Recommended!!

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had only ever considered Sanford as an alternate entry point to Florida, an alternative to Orlando International. We visited Sanford on recommendation of a Florida resident. It is a beautiful, historic town, well worth a visit if you are in Central Florida

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Orlando, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

well they have "remolded" the downtown and tried to show a new side of towm with antigue shops and what i feel are pricey restaurants; event days have crowds; but for us once you have been there you've seen what there is

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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8 reviews 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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