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“A Countryfied Park Avenue well worth a stroll” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Downtown Sanford

Downtown Sanford
Sanford, FL
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Sanford
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Casselberry, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A Countryfied Park Avenue well worth a stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Walking along the main street of Sanford has now become de riguer for Central Floridians more accustomed to strolling along Park Avenue in Winter Park. A plethora of small shops, eateries large and small, inexpensive and costly are features of a brick-laden thoroughfare. Plans are in discussion of extending the walk along the shores of Lake Monroe.
Perhaps the overall theme of Sanford's downtown is easy-going, friendly, and good value. Yes, it's a bit countrified, and that's part of the charm.

Visited September 2013
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Latin in Florida
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“Interesting walking tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We walked around for hours visiting galleries,bookstores,antique shops, restaurants, & bars.
I wish someone would reopen that empty restaurant on the lake next to the old fashion steamboat. What a cool spot that would be.

Visited June 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Historic Sanford is a quaint town to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

They have a Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings until 2:00, plenty of restaurants, antique shops and you can walk the town. Take a ride along the riverwalk and visit the park. Just a delightful way to spend a leisurely Saturday!

Visited September 2013
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Sanford, Florida
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“Must Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Beautiful place to visit stop by the Marina, took a St John Rivership cruise must do, visit zoo kids enjoy, Walking down by the water peaceful

Visited August 2013
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“Sanford is truly a wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Despite all the negative coverage of late, Sanford is a wonderful, safe, family-oriented city.
Downtown has so much to offer. There are lots of unique shops full of collectibles, antiques, and interesting stuff, and great places to eat or just linger with a cold beverage. Maya Books is a classic bookstore that you can spend hours wandering through, Willow Tree is an award winning German restaurant, and Tony's Deli is simply great Middle Eastern food, among so many more great places.

The lakefront is beautiful, the streets are safe and Auto Train passengers should consider spending the hours waiting for a train wandering downtown rather than sitting in the terminal.

Visited August 2013
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