Attractions

You don’t have to go all the way to Orlando to discover fun attractions for everyone. Historic Downtown Sanford has plenty of options that will help you create memories to last a lifetime.

Set sail for lunch or dinner on the Rivership Barbara-Lee, the only authentic sternwheeler sailing the river. The St. Johns Rivership Co. presents fine cuisine and live entertainment as you observe the gorgeous landscape through the large windows in the climate-controlled dining room or on deck with a warm breeze.

Foodies will love a walking culinary adventure by Sanford Food Tours. Tour guides will lead guests to five eateries while weaving in Downtown Sanford’s history and culture – it’s a wonderful way to get to know our town!

Exercise your brain and test your wits with family, friends, or colleagues at Escape Artists, a collection of immersive escape game rooms where participants must work together to solve puzzles and cyphers to breakout.

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a five minute car ride from Historic Downtown Sanford. Visit with reptiles, amphibians, birds, cheeky monkeys, and feed giraffes, all in a lush, tropical setting. The petting zoo and splash pad are a hit with kids and adults. Also located at the zoo is Zoom Air Adventure Park. Go to new heights and spend the day in the trees using rope bridges and zip lines.

Transportation options that are a little closer to the ground include Ride Lime, an easy and free way to get around Historic Downtown Sanford – on a bright green golf cart! Or peddle your way through town on the Limo Cycle, a human-powered megacycle ideal for pub crawling or team-building.