Things to Do in Orlando
Immerse yourself in the shops and Orlando restaurants of Colonial Townpark, Lake Mary, and Altamonte Springs. Get in tune with nature and explore an abundance of outdoor activities near Lake Mary. Experience world-renowned things to do in Orlando from theme parks to the beaches of Daytona, and do it all amid the calming essence of Central Florida's tropical ambiance. Our freshly renovated Lake Mary hotel is also conveniently located near many Orlando businesses and just 11 miles from Orlando/Sanford Airport and 30 miles from Orlando International Airport.
Shopping & Dining
Colonial Townpark (across the street)
Colonial Townpark is an innovative development consisting of restaurants, shops and entertainment. This urban but cozy atmosphere also features some of Lake Mary's best nightlife.
Seminole Towne Center Mall (3 miles)
Seminole Towne Center Mall is a popular shopping destination featuring more than 120 stores, a movie theatre and five full-service restaurants.
Altamonte Springs (5 miles)
Altamonte Springs is located in the heart of Central Florida, just North of Orlando and is home to numerous parks, restaurants, shops, and offices.
Downtown Lake Mary (3 miles)
Downtown Lake Mary has something for everyone. This charming community features spacious parks, relaxing spas, unique local restaurants and more.
Downtown Sanford (5 miles)
Downtown Sanford offers a charming, waterfront setting with historic brick streets and buildings. Guests can enjoy art galleries, live music, historic landmarks and specialty shops.
Downtown Mount Dora (20 miles)
Downtown Mount Dora overlooks the breathtaking Lake Dora and is known for its multiple nearby parks, romantic cruises along the Dora Canal, vintage train rides and horse-drawn carriage rides.
Longwood (3 miles)
Longwood, Florida is a city of rich history just three miles south of Lake Mary. Visitors can enjoy walking tours of the historic district that showcase the city's remarkable architecture and quaint charm.
Seminole County, Florida features some of the best golf courses for golfers of all levels to enjoy. With acres of award-winning courses and excellent weather all year, golf enthusiasts are guaranteed to find central Florida's best golf in Seminole County all within just a few miles of our hotel.
Daytona Beach (40 miles)
Often referred to as the Original American Beach, this 23-mile iconic beach on Florida's east coast, is one of the only beaches in America that still allows cars beach access in designated areas. It's free-access to pedestrians 24/7 also makes it one of Florida's must-see beaches. Also, be sure to visit the $5 million restored Daytona Beach Pier.
New Smyrna Beach (35 miles)
Named in National Geographic’s list of the World's 20 Best Surf Towns, New Smyrna Beach is a quieter version of Daytona Beach directly to it's south. Also offering drive-on beach access, this minimally developed beach makes for the perfect relaxing beach day.
Outdoor and Nature Activities
Acres of wilderness areas, preserves, pristine waterways and parks are just some of the many things to do in Seminole County. The abundance of outdoor activities proves why Seminole County is Orlando's natural oasis.
Sports and Recreational Facilities
- Seminole County Sports Complex, 9 miles
- Seminole Youth Soccer Complex, 3 miles
- Seminole County Softball Complex, 9 miles
- Sanlando Park, 9 miles
- Sylvan Lake Park, 5 miles
- Red Bug Lake Park, 19 miles
- Soldier’s Creek Park,15 miles
- Downtown Orlando, 18 miles
- Orange County Convention Center, 25 miles
- Universal Studios Orlando Resort Theme Parks, 28 miles
- SeaWorld® Orlando, 30 miles
- Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, 38 miles
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway (35 miles) is a 2.5 mile track that hosts numerous races, car shows, photo shoots and social gatherings each year.
North Orlando Attractions
- Heathrow Country Club
- Timacuan Golf & Country Club
- Altamonte Springs
- Central Florida Zoo
- Colonial Townpark
- Daytona Beach
- Daytona Speedway
- Downtown Orlando
- New Smyrna Beach
- Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)
- Seminole Towne Center Mall
- Wekiwa Springs State Park