When is the best time to fly to Sanford?
Sanford enjoys sunshine throughout the year with temperatures averaging around 15- 32 degrees Celsius all year round, but because of its proximity to Orlando, the city shares its peak travel seasons with the popular family holiday destination. To find discounted flights to Sanford, travellers should avoid Orlando’s peak travel months of March, April, June, July, August and December. If you happen to be planning a visit to Sanford during December, make sure to visit the city’s wonderful Annual Christmas Parade in the historic city centre to watch lighted floats, bands, community groups and marching units fill the streets.
Shoulder season months of February, May, September and October may have cheap flights to Sanford thanks to fewer families travelling to Orlando. There are still an array of activities and attractions on offer to visitors during these shoulder months such as exploring lakes, museums, parks, historical buildings, beaches and boutiques.
Travellers may also want to avoid booking flights to Sanford in July and August because of the high humidity and temperatures that these months bring to the region.
The amusement park capital of Orlando tends to steal the spotlight when it comes to Florida holiday destinations, but the neighbouring town of Sanford offers plenty of reasons to choose its charm over the bustle of Orlando. Set just about halfway between the thrills of Orlando and the beauty of Daytona Beach, Sanford is the perfect home base for a budget-friendly exploration of central Florida.
Set on the shores of Lake Monroe, visitors can experience the allure of Florida’s natural beauty with a walk along the Sanford River walk Trail. The paved path connects visitors with parks and attractions like Wayside Park, Fort Mellon Park and the Sanford Museum, which offers a look at the city’s history through the art collections and manuscripts of city founder Henry Shelton Sanford. The trail also conveniently connects walkers with the city centre, where boutique shops, restaurants and monthly art walks and outdoor celebrations welcome visitors to the Sanford way of life amidst historic 19th-century buildings.
Parks are plentiful throughout Sanford and one of the city’s biggest draws, a welcome change of pace from the bustling crowds of nearby Orlando. Aside from Wayside Park at Lake Monroe and Fort Mellon Park, visitors to Sanford can stop by the Lake Jesup Wilderness Area and Wilson’s Landing Park while in the area. If using Sanford as a jumping off point to visit neighbouring areas, both Orlando and Daytona Beach are about a 30- to 40-minute drive.
Getting around Sanford
Visitors to Sanford can use the local public transportation system to get around the city, though bus frequency and the location of stops may make it more convenient to rent a car during a stay in Sanford. Visitors to Sanford who rent a car should find it fairly easy to navigate the city and surrounding destinations if driving themselves.
Getting from the Airport to the City
Flights to Sanford land at the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), located about four miles southeast of the city. There are no public transportation options directly connected to the airport, but there are numerous options for hiring a driver or renting a car. Travellers should plan on arranging for a taxi to drive them into Sanford or renting a car through one of the onsite rental agencies. Shuttles and limos are also available.