Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Sanford

The area's live music and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in 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-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, 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 cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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)

Transportation 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 center. 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 near Sanford?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 6,650 house rentals near Sanford. From 1,212 Houses to 2,396 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sanford for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sanford:

  • Florida Center: 120 vacation rentals
  • Florida Center North: 66 vacation rentals
  • Central Business District: 25 vacation rentals
  • East Wind South: 82 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Orlando: 38,596 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Sanford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,212 Houses in Sanford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sanford include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,396 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 25 lodging choices
  • Villas: 592 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sanford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5,652 vacation homes with pool available in Sanford.