Located halfway between Orlando’s theme parks and the beaches of Daytona, historic Sanford is one of Central Florida’s lesser-known gems. It makes a perfect day trip if you’re in the area, but also offers a great weekend getaway.
This charming town on Lake Monroe is filled with restaurants, antique shops, craft breweries, and nature spots. Art galleries beckon visitors, and frequent festivals fill the streets. There’s so much to explore that locals have coined the phrase “Sanfording,” which means to enjoy everything the town has to offer.