Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Sanford

The area's live music and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Sanford. This walkable city is known for its zoo, lake and restaurants. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and Blue Springs State Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Sanford

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Sanford has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Mayfair Country Club (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • St. Johns Rivership (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Timacuan Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • The Legacy at Alaqua Lakes (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation Golf Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Sanford

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Sanford is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blue Springs State Park (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Fort Mellon Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Lake Monroe (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Lake Monroe Park (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Greenwood Lakes Park (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Boombah-Soldiers Creek Park (4.9 mi / 8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Sanford

Fly into Orlando, FL (SFB-Orlando Sanford Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), which is 24.7 mi (39.8 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Sanford Station.

Where to stay around Sanford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,516 holiday lettings near Sanford. From 1,529 Houses to 2,332 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sanford is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sanford?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sanford:

  • Florida Center: 136 holiday homes
  • Southeast Orlando: 42,225 holiday homes
  • Florida Center North: 39 holiday homes
  • Southwest Orlando: 16,704 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 45 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sanford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sanford. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Central Florida Zoo: 367 holiday lettings
  • Sylvan Lake Park: 522 holiday lettings
  • Sanford Station: 404 holiday lettings
  • The Princess Theater: 362 holiday lettings
  • Universal Studios: 40,676 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sanford listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sanford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,529 Houses in Sanford. Our other popular types of Sanford holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 2,332 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 657 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 33 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sanford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6,564 holiday homes with pool available in Sanford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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