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Things to do in Sanford

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“A conservation resource providing experiences that excite and inspire children and adults to learn and act on behalf of wildlife. Our Vision: The Zoo will empower our guests to respect, value and care for our natural resources, as we commit to contributing globally to the conservation and preservation of wildlife. As a regional resource in the Central Florida area and beyond, we will provide innovative and creative solutions through collaboration, practices and partnerships. The continued growth and development of the Zoo will further enhance its attraction to visitors outside the local community enabling us to bring national and international attention to the importance and ongoing efforts of wildlife sustainability. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“This one is a bit of a drive, but this place has the best selection for german beer and food. Voted best German restaurant in Florida - Far better than Epcot German area.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Mall, and so much more!! Food, shopping, fine dinning... all of the above”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
“Amazing selection of home brews with names as interesting as the beer itself. Good food and live entertainment on weekends. Sunday jazz brunch is excellent. Must try: Fried green tomatoes and Panty Dropper :-)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A 1920s movie theater that has been completely refurbished. Now hosting plays, movies, musical groups, etc. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Unique craft cocktails with hand made furniture available for purchase. Try the Old Fashioned!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Gastropub
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  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“A great place to eat, drink, and sight see. On Lake Monroe, a vibrant scene with live music at several bars Thursday-Sunday. Lots of craft beer places and specialty bars.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a great place to sit outside and enjoy a craft brew. It at the center of just about everything that downtown Sanford has to offer. Great selection and great atmosphere. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Recommended by Guests! Belgian food, live music. Great after a long paddle! Part of Historic Downtown Sanford. 9.5 miles (20 minutes)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Who knew there were so many different varieties of marshmallows?! Ice cream is great also. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This restaurant is owned by an Italian family that makes you feel at home, the moment you walk in the door. They make their own long list of craft beer on site. The Italian food is awesome and so are their salads. Very fresh vegies. Say hello to Greg and Ben from Taylore!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Zoo
“Zoom Air introduced Florida to European-style aerial adventure, and we look to expand and refresh that innovation to continue pleasing amateur adventurers of all ages.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Loaded with information about all things Sanford. Great place to pick up a souvenir. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

German Restaurant
“This one is a bit of a drive, but this place has the best selection for german beer and food. Voted best German restaurant in Florida - Far better than Epcot German area.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Gastropub
  • 3 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Recommended by Guests! Belgian food, live music. Great after a long paddle! Part of Historic Downtown Sanford. 9.5 miles (20 minutes)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
“This restaurant is owned by an Italian family that makes you feel at home, the moment you walk in the door. They make their own long list of craft beer on site. The Italian food is awesome and so are their salads. Very fresh vegies. Say hello to Greg and Ben from Taylore!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in beautiful Lake Mary, Florida, the Krazy Greek Kitchen represents European charisma and charm. Enjoy your meal on our terrace overlooking Lake Mary's Central Park or within our modern yet casual dining area. From the traditional Gyros, Greek Salad, Hummus, Dolmades and other well known Greek dishes to gourmet dishes such as Grilled Octopus, we blend Mediterranean cuisine tradition with modern creative touches resulting in just delicious, unique plates for your enjoyment.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food in a nice casual atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating, with music on many nights.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Farm to table. The chef will make a custom vegetarian or vegan meal upon request.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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