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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Sanford?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,768 holiday lettings around Sanford. From 2,074 flats & apartments to 387 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent Flats in Sanford?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 2,074 Flats in Sanford. Our other popular types of Sanford holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 387 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 2,609 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 35 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 4,922 holiday homes with pool available in Sanford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.