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Places to stay close to Sebring for 2011 12-hour race?

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Places to stay close to Sebring for 2011 12-hour race?

My boyfriend is taking his 70 year-old Dad to see the 12-hour race this March 2011 and has the plane tickets and the tickets to the races, but somehow hasn't made hotel reservations yet (gulp). They'll be flying into Orlando from California. I've looked a bit at hotels in Sebring, but find limited to no availability, so can anyone recommend cities close by Sebring to reserve a nice hotel room? They will have a rental car and don't mind driving a bit. Any lodging tips are appreciated, thank you!

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Tampa, Florida
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1. Re: Places to stay close to Sebring for 2011 12-hour race?

Go to Google maps. Enter "hotels near Sebring, Florida" for your search criteria. Have you tried all the locations that get displayed?

Also look at Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Arcadia, Winter Haven, Port Charlotte.

Further away, but larger cities are Lakeland, Bradenton or Sarasota.

San Francisco...
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2. Re: Places to stay close to Sebring for 2011 12-hour race?

Thank you, very thoughtful! Do you like any of those cities more than others as far as scenery? :)

Tampa, Florida
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3. Re: Places to stay close to Sebring for 2011 12-hour race?

Lake Wales has Bok Tower, located on one of the highest points on peninsular Florida and also Spook Hill (do google searches for more info).

Lake Placid has various murals painted on the walls of various building around town.

Both are small towns.

Check:

http://www.visitflorida.com/

If they want to visit a beach area and attend the races, try the Bradenton area, especially Anna Maria Island or the Sarasota area. Look at the google online maps of those areas and do similar searches for "hotels near Siesta Key" or "accommodations near Anna Maria Island"

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4. Re: Places to stay close to Sebring for 2011 12-hour race?

Thank you, DonnaFL, you've given us great ideas for not only places to stay, but things to do, too! Very much appreciated - love Trip Advisor! :) ~AlexaSF

Sarasota, Florida
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5. Re: Places to stay close to Sebring for 2011 12-hour race?

Okeechobee is another close area and if they like fishing they have a great lake for that as well. The Hampton Inn down there is really nice and it's not too far away from Sebring.

Plant City, Florida
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6. Re: Places to stay close to Sebring for 2011 12-hour race?

try Dinner Lake Haven MHP its in Sebring they rent by the week

Scottsboro, Alabama
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7. Re: Places to stay close to Sebring for 2011 12-hour race?

Try vacation rental websites such as Homeway .com Flipkey etc these offer homes some with pools etc. A house is always a great place to stay because you can spread out after a day at the track and most are a lot less expensive then just a hotel IF YOU CAN FIND A HOTEL!!!

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8. Re: Places to stay close to Sebring for 2011 12-hour race?

I have a five bedroom luxury home on Lake Jackson with a pool that will easily accommodate 7+ people. It won't be cheap but we are open to renting the entire house out during race week. Reply here if you are interested.

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