You can make a full day of fun at the Central Florida Zoo. Along with the animal exhibits there are giraffe feedings, rhino encounters and animal educational programs, Zoom Air Adventure Park has tree top zip line courses designed for both kids and adults, there’s a kiddie splash park, an old fashioned carousel and mini train ride, and when it’s time to have lunch enjoy classic Sonny’s BBQ. There’s a full calendar of events in the summer such as Yoga at the Zoo and Storytime at the Zoo. Also, for the over 21 set you can purchase wine/beer/snacks there on the 3rd Thursday of the month Mar-Oct during “Sunset at the Zoo,” 5:30pm-sunset with only a $5 admission fee. 3755 US 17, Sanford, FL.
Enjoy a thrilling airboat ride with Black Hammock Adventures, on Lake Jesup and learn about the eco system and the birds and beasts who call it home. 2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Rd., Oviedo, FL.
Cool down at Wekiva Island where the river is a constant 72 degrees. Swim, canoe, kayak, paddleboard, volleyball, fish or just plain relax. Wekiva Island, 1014 Miami Springs Rd., Longwood, FL
Sanford Escape Artists. Escape Artists is a real life escape game, located in Historic Downtown Sanford Florida! Teams of 2 to 6 players are locked in a room, and will have to work together in order to solve puzzles, decode cyphers, and find secret passages in order to escape within the 60 minute time limit. 115 N. Oak Avenue, Sanford, FL
St. John’s Rivership Company – Climb aboard the Barbara-Lee, an authentic retro paddlewheel ship that cruises the historic St Johns River from Wednesday through Sunday. The Barbara-Lee crew hosts Friday night river parties, Saturday dinner and dancing, Sunday luncheons and more! Live entertainment, full table service and an entree are part of every cruise.
About Orlando North, Seminole County:
Teeming with old Florida charm and young Florida vibrancy, Orlando North, Seminole County offers visitors nature-based attractions, eclectic dining, an emerging micro brew scene, plus a year round calendar of festivals and events. With over 2,000 waterways, you’ll discover a wide array of thrilling outdoor activities from paddling in clear freshwater springs and rivers to airboating among alligators, or zooming through an aerial zip line course. It also features an array of sports and training facilities for amateur tournament play, including the 102-acre Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County. And getting here is easy via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando International Airport (MCO), aboard the Amtrak Auto Train, or via auto on I-95 and I-4; and you’ll save 30% on accommodations over Orlando hotels. All this and it’s just a short drive to area theme parks and beaches too.