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coming to avon park in a week looking for nice place to stay

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glen burnie...
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coming to avon park in a week looking for nice place to stay

anyone have any recommendations on nice cheap place to stay and fun things to do. nice restaurants beaches to go to things to do and see while there.

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1. Re: coming to avon park in a week looking for nice place to stay

Avon park is in the southern center of the state, about 40 miles from Lakeland, over 60 miles to Tampa & about 2 hours to the nearest beaches. You might look at the Lakeland forum for some info there or post on the Florida forum, might get someone who lives nearby to respond.

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2. Re: coming to avon park in a week looking for nice place to stay

I suppose you must have other reasons for choosing Avon Park. It is more of a retirement town and could be said to be "in the middle of nowhere". But you will find all the chain restaurants, if not there then in nearby Sebring. Sebring, of course, has it's annual car race.

Lake Okeechobee is also not too far away but there's not much to see there either - just a serene drive as if you were "in the country".

Since the Winter season is over I'm pretty sure you can drive in and find a room at any of the hotels there.

Edited: 10:54 am, March 21, 2012
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3. Re: coming to avon park in a week looking for nice place to stay

coming into Avon to visit a friend living there. Just want nice hotel to stay at a looking for a nice beach to spend the day at and any ideas of things to do during day. will only be here two days

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4. Re: coming to avon park in a week looking for nice place to stay

If you look at a map of Florida you will see that Avon Park is about equal distance from the Atlantic and Gulf coasts so neither would be considered nearby. With just two days you wouldn't be spending much time with the friend if you go to a beach, unless you take the friend to the beach with you.

Probably the easier coast to drive to will be the Gulf coast since you can take hwy 64 out of Avon Park and head west until you hit the water. Hwy 64 dead ends at a very nice public beach on Anna Maria Island. It's about 80 miles and would probably take about 2 hours to get there.

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