Experience the Thrill of Seminole County -

06/21/2014  | 
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Surrounded by the beauty of natural Florida and only a 30 minute drive from great beaches and Orlando’s theme parks, Seminole County is the ideal place for a classic Florida vacation. Centrally located on I-4 and with great access to two international airports, you can explore the peaceful oasis of Seminole County’s natural landscape, step back into history, or shop ‘til you drop while enjoying clear blue skies, crystal clear springs and exciting attractions. With newly built or renovated hotels that are priced on average one-third lower than the busy hotels in surrounding cities, Seminole County is the ideal base for your Florida vacation.

FOR THE FAMILY

For families and large groups looking to embark on an exhilarating experience, look no further than Central Florida Airboats or Bill’s Airboat Adventures. Fly like the wind at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour down the St. Johns River or through the area’s lakes and swamps, and experience the thrill of seeing alligators and other species in their native environments. For close access to hundreds of mammals, reptiles and birds, check out Central Florida Zoo, which also hosts ZOOm Air Adventures, a unique aerial adventure course where you can explore perfect natural habitats from an animal’s perspective — in the air. Traveling from tree to tree by zip lines, rope bridges and suspended disks is thrilling for all ages.

FOR THE ADVENTURER

For those looking to embark on an adventure flowing with excitement, explore the 2,000 freshwater lakes and rivers, which allow for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, hiking and other outdoor activities on wilderness trails and serene waterways. The Wekiva River — which is fed by crystal clear underground springs, is one of the area’s most popular attractions and is federally protected for its scenery, recreation, geology and wildlife. Enjoy Wekiwa Springs State Park’s 6,397-acre compound that hasn’t changed since the Timicuan Indians speared fish in the spring-fed creeks and stalked deer in the uplands. And there’s Lake Jesup, which is famed for having the highest alligator lake population in all of North America

FOR THE ROMANTIC

A journey through Florida’s Natural Choice takes you right into awe-inspiring scenery made up of fascinating flora and fauna and tranquil waters. Try the St. John’s River Ship Company’s scenic cruises on Lake Monroe and up the St. John’s River. Complete with food, drinks, live entertainment and opportunities to see wildlife, these air-conditioned cruises promise an unforgettable romantic experience while cruising a unique river. After the romantic cruise, visit Lukas Nursery where you can stroll through the flora and participate in a butterfly encounter. The gardens provide an irresistible atmosphere of classical music, bubbling water and hundreds of flying butterflies and flowering plants that are sure to melt your hearts.

Whether you are looking for an exhilarating escapade, soothing break or a passionate retreat, discover Seminole County for a real slice of Florida. For destination information call 1-800-800-7832 or visit www.VisitSeminole.com.
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