tourism

Behind the ‘Historic Downtown Sanford®’ Brand

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Historic Downtown Sanford® Selected as the Official Marketing Partner of Sanford Main Street In just three short years, Historic Downtown Sanford has become the ubiquitous label which captures all that the downtown corridor is.  Founder Will Henao through his agency Community Marketing Online has been able to execute a tourism brand campaign that has proved viable, visionary, and will continue...

New & Fun Tourist Attraction Coming Soon to Lake Monroe

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In a matter of weeks, Historic Downtown Sanford’s residents and visitors will spot something new maneuvering on the waters of scenic Lake Monroe. Even better, they will be able to pedal themselves around the lake on this new attraction! Pedalcruise.com has secured a slip at the Sanford Marina and expects delivery of their 24-person party boat ‘Pier Pressure’ shortly after...

Fall Flavors for Thanksgiving Holiday Season in Historic Downtown Sanford

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Before we get into everything peppermint and Christmas, let’s enjoy the yummy flavors of fall that abound around Historic Downtown Sanford. Whether you’re in the mood to cozy up with a pumpkin spice latte or want to get boozy with a crafty cocktail that reminds you of your mom’s pumpkin or apple pie, you’ll find it as you stroll the...

$55M Lakefront Catalyst Site Project ‘Heritage Park’ Receives Site Plan Approval

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Moves Forward with Development of Three City Blocks in Historic Downtown Sanford Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Sanford abutting beautiful Lake Monroe and the Sanford RiverWalk, Heritage Park is moving forward with their large-scale project poised to help ease the demand for affordable rental units. With proposed plans that include 235 residential units and 37,989 SF of commercial...

Dees Brothers Brewery to Expand Historic Downtown Sanford’s Prominent Craft Scene

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Sixth Craft Brewery to Keep Sanford’s Scene Hoppin! Benjamin and Michael Dees - the Dees Brothers - are excited to join the craft beer party in Historic Downtown Sanford. In December of 2018, after receiving the green light for build out of brewery operations from the City of Sanford, the brothers purchased the 1919 building located at 210 Magnolia Ave....

City of Sanford Announces Creation of Supplemental Economic and Tourism Development Tax Rebate

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The City of Sanford is pleased to announce the creation of the Supplemental Economic and Tourism Development Tax Rebate. The City of Sanford’s leadership desires to ensure the advancement of a vibrant economy to benefit its’ citizens. To that end, the City Commission approved the creation of a new tax rebate which allows the city to assist projects and companies...

Inaugural Asian Lantern Festival Coming to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will transform into an evening wonderland of lights during the Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild starting in November. This limited engagement cultural event will dazzle guests with over 30 larger-than-life sculptural LED lantern displays featuring plants, animals, and traditional Asian elements, including a nearly 200-foot-long dragon. “This festival perfectly integrates cultural traditions...

The Photography of Landscape & Nature Photographer Reg Garner Now Available on Historic Downtown Sanford’s ‘Shop Local’ Blog

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As the Fall 2019 version for the Sanford Visitors Guide launches the week of September 16th, visitors and locals will notice a very special advertisement on the inside front cover for local Sanford photographer Reg Garner. "Those who know me well know what a big fan I am of Reg Garner's work, especially the sunsets down by the marina. We...

New Map of Historic Downtown Sanford in Fall 2019 Issue of Visitors Guide

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We are happy to announce v1 of our map of Historic Downtown Sanford featuring our top restaurants, breweries, bars and gastropubs in the Fall 2019 issue of the Sanford Visitors Guide. Right smack in the middle as a two-page spread, the newly designed map will evolve from issue to issue adding new activities and businesses as they open. You can...

Sanford, FL Visitors Guide Fall 2019 v3 to be Printed and Distributed This Week for Sanford Food Truck Fiesta

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We are pretty excited to announce the Fall 2019 version of the Historic Downtown Sanford Visitors Guide will be printed and distributed the week of September 16th just in time for the very popular Sanford Food Truck Fiesta event! This issue features landscape and nature photographer Reg Garner, as his amazing photography which many locals know and love will now...