Things To Do In Sanford

Tiffany-Style Kaleidoscope or Stained-Glass Class at Glass Addicts, LLC (Up to 50% Off)

Glass Addicts, LLC

Sanford

$110 $55

Glass-artist teaches basics of building kaleidoscopes during 3- to 4-hour course; in stained-glass class, students make their own windows

Standup-Paddleboard Lesson or Eco Tour for One, Two, or Four at Central Florida Paddleboarding (Up to 54% Off)

Central Florida Paddleboarding

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Trained and certified instructors lead groups on eco tours or teach them to paddleboard

Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite (Up to 46% Off)

Paint Nite

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels enjoy cocktails as they create their own pieces guided by an experienced artist

18-Hole Golf Outing with Cart, Range Balls, and Beer for Two or Four at Mayfair Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Mayfair Country Club

Sanford

$82.50 $41

Course once played by Walter Hagen and Sam Snead earned Best Course to Play nod from Golf Digest for tricky yet rewarding layout

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Muster Station (70% Off)

Crossfit Muster Station

Sanford

$155 $47

Coach Steve teaches you CrossFit foundations so you can join this effective fitness program safely and consistently

T2C Concealed Weapon Permit Course for One or Two at Trained 2 Conceal (Up to 55% Off)

Trained 2 Conceal

Sanford

$99 $49

Designed for beginners to avid shooters, the course emphasizes responsibility while teaching students how to handle and shoot a firearm

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Elite Fitness of Orlando (Up to 80% Off)

Elite Fitness of Orlando

Sanford

$150 $35

Work up a sweat in Zumba, Bootcamp, Cardio-Kickboxing, Yoga, RealRyder cycling, and TRX classes

Half- or Full-Day Inshore Fishing Trip for Two with Equipment from Xtreme Saltwater Angler (50%Off)

Xtreme Saltwater Angler

Sanford

$500 $249

Seasoned captains arm anglers with equipment, tackle, bait, and bottled water before setting off into Indian River and Mosquito lagoons

Modern-Sporting-Rifle (AR) Class for One or Two or Virtual Range Time at Gander Mountain Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Gander Mountain Academy

Lake Mary

$99 $49

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Students use inert AR style rifles in the classroom to learn field stripping, cleaning, loading, and shooting from different positions

10 Classes or Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids or Adults at Victory Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Victory Martial Arts FL

Multiple Locations

$270 $29

Founded by a five-time Taekwondo world champion, the martial arts school hosts classes for kids and adults, in styles from MMA to Krav Maga

$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Guruv Yoga ($110 Value). Three Locations.

Guruv Yoga

Multiple Locations

$110 $39

Certified instructors teach all levels of students during a wide range of yoga and specialty classes, such as hot and Vinyasa-flow yoga

Five or Ten Kickboxing or TRX Classes at Lake Mary Fitness By Alberto (Up to 74% Off)

Lake Mary Fitness By Alberto

Lake Mary

$125 $35

TRX suspension bands build strength and increase range of motiona and kickboxing combines cardio with muscle toning and agility training

Four- or Six-Weeks of Unlimited Classes at Lake Mary Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 55% Off)

Lake Mary Fit Body Boot Camp

Lake Mary

$97 $45

Fun boot camp workouts combine cardio and resistance training to yield fast results

$20 for $40 Groupon — GroupFitToday

Groupfit Today

Lake Mary

$40 $20

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$29 for Two Private Dance Classes and One Group Session at Arthur Murray Dance Studio ($180 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$180 $29

Dance studio helps students at all levels bone up on myriad styles from Argentine tango to Viennese waltz

14- or 28-Day Slim-Down Camp or 6-Week Boot Camp at Orlando Fit Body Bootcamp (Up to 85% Off)

Orlando Fit Body Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$167 $25

Passionate trainers oversee indoor boot-camp classes that mold musculature with suspension trainers, battling ropes and changing routines

Two Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions or Five Weeks Plus a Fitness E-Book at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 87% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$123.50 $29

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Lake Mary

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

Martial Arts Classes at Empower Wellness and Martial Arts (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Empower Wellness and Martial Arts

Deltona

$90 $45

Kids and adults learn discipline and self-defense fundamentals and increase agility through tae kwon do, a Korean martial art

Six Training Sessions from Simply Want It More (S.W.I.M.) Fitness LLC (70% Off)

Simply Want It More (s.w.i.m.) Fitness Llc

Winter Springs

$140 $42

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One Week or One Month of Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at UFC Gym (Up to 74% Off)

UFC Gym

Winter Springs

$50 $19

Professional fighters lead small groups through boxing, kickboxing, and MMA-fitness classes that emphasize fitness and technique

$39 for Six Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform at Martial Arts World ($245 Value)

Martial Arts World

Multiple Locations

$245 $39

Martial arts classes burn calories while boosting confidence; uniform included

Admission to Make N' Take Painting Workshops at Coffee and Canvas (Up to 61% Off)

Coffee and Canvas

Longwood

$50 $25

Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and water as instructors lead you through painting an included canvas

Basic Handgun-Safety Course for One or Two at Southern Guns LLC (50% Off)

Southern Guns LLC

Seminole Heights

$60 $30

Experts cover proper storage and handling of several types of firearms, including stance and grip

Two Weeks of Karate or One or Two Months of Karate and Uniform at Central Florida Kumite & Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

Central Florida Kumite & Martial Arts

Village Springs Center

$50 $25

Champion-winning instructors teach shito-ryu karate in one-hour classes

$45 for $89 Groupon — American Top Team (Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness)

American Top Team Longwood

Longwood

$89 $45

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$440 for $800 Groupon — True Fit Inc.

True Fit Inc

Longwood

$800 $440

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Three- or Six-Month Membership at LOA Fitness for Women (Up to 52% Off)

LOA Fitness for Women

Longwood

$133.50 $69

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Gym caters to women's health goals with Zumba, spinning, and Pilates classes, as well as Nautilus fitness equipment

Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp with Weight-Loss Package at Nick Parker's Boot Camp (92% Off)

Nick Parker's Boot Camp

Longwood/Lake Mary

$344 $29

Boot camps incorporate cardio and strength training to tone muscles and shed weight; weight-loss package includes meal plan and videos

$100 for $200 Worth of Services at Pure Resuls Personal Training

Pure Results Personal Training Studio

Casselberry

$200 $100

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Two or Four Private Dance Lessons or Five Group Dance Classes at Marino Dance Club (Up to 89% Off)

Marino Dance Club

Casselberry

$170 $19

Dancing professionals teach the waltz, tango, cha-cha, foxtrot, swing, and more to students

21- or 30-Day Boot-Camp Membership at Will Power Health & Fitness (82% Off)

Will Power Health & Fitness

Multiple Locations

$162.75 $30

45-minute boot-camp classes for all fitness levels combine plyometrics, cardio, and circuit training

One or Three Months of Kids' Classes at CrossFit (Up to 60% Off)

CrossFit

CrossFit Country

$120 $59

CrossFit classes scaled for kids increase strength, flexibility, speed, and balance

Kayaking for Two, Three, or Four from Life Way Medical LLC (Up to 57% Off)

Life Way Medical LLC

Oviedo

$80 $35

The kayak, paddles, life vests, shuttle, and parking are included in each 1.5- or 3.5-hour river trip

Six Laser-Tag Missions and a One-Year Membership for One or Two at Hard Knocks (Up to 49% Off)

Hard Knocks

Multiple Locations

$39.98 $21

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Laser tag combatants are challenged to accomplish real world objectives in multiple arenas, as they battle in their own indoor war

5, 10, or 15 Fitness Classes at Cage Fitness (Up to 59% Off)

Cage Fitness

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Workouts based on MMA fights engage the entire body during five 5-minute rounds

$15 for $30 Worth of American Cuisine and Drinks at The Lazy Gator Bar

The Lazy Gator Bar

Black Hammock

$30 $15

Sip on drinks from two full bars while watching the sun set over the lake

10 or 20 Self-Defense Classes, Plus a Private Introductory Lesson at Nelumbo Jiu-Jitsu (87% Off)

Nelumbo Jiu-Jitsu

Oviedo

$225 $29

Self-defense classes teach students how to break falls, defend against common grips, and force attackers into submission

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Two-Hour Narrated Ecological River Cruise for One, Two, or Four from St. Johns River Cruises (Up to 57% Off)

St. Johns River Cruises

Orange City

$22 $9.50

Leisurely two-hour cruise upon St. Johns River puts riders up close with manatees, alligators, bald eagles, and limpkins

$30 for $60 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Black Bear Tang Soo Do & Martial Arts

Black Bear Tang Soo Do & Martial Arts

Orange City

$60 $30

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Five One-Day Gym Passes or a One-Month Membership at USD & MMA Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

USD & MMA Fitness

Orange City Town Center

$50 $25

Soak up self-defense techniques from the masters while burning fat and toning muscle

Meditation and Recovery Program on August 15 or Yoga Nidra Certification at Amrit Yoga Institue (Up to 57% Off)

Amrit Yoga Institue

Salt Springs

$299 $129

At 6-acre, lakeside yoga facility, filled with tropical gardens, yogi learn to recover from addiction or gain Nidra teacher certification

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

One Month of Boot camp for One or Two at Overall Training (Up to 68% Off)

Overall Training at Fitness Experts

Altamonte Springs

$100 $49

Boot camp sessions push bodies into toned, muscular shapes with high-intensity workouts, interval strength training and endurance exercises

5 or 10 Group Cross Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Power Box Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Power Box Fitness

Altamonte Springs

$75 $35

Inclusive Group Fitness classes help participants of all fitness levels improve their condition with varying exercise regimens

$15 for $30 Groupon — Orlando Sports Martial Arts Academy

Orlando Sports Martial Arts Academy

Altamonte Springs

$30 $15

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at Fitness Xperts (Up to 67% Off)

Fitness Xperts

Altamonte Springs

$99 $39

Experienced and certified trainers lead group boot camp and Body Blast classes; focus on functional movement

$45 for Four Private Piano Lessons at Mister Bass Clef Music ($100 Value)

Mister Bass Clef Music

Altamonte Springs

$100 $45

Lessons taught by a dedicated pianist with more than 30 years of instructional experience

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes from TryKickboxingNow.com (Up to 88% Off)

TryKickboxingNow.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $15

Trainers blend muay thai and American kickboxing with circuit fitness training to blast away calories

$60 for BYOB Martini-Making Class for Two with Appetizers at Orlando Bartending Academy ($120 Value)

Orlando Bartending Academy

Altamonte Springs

$120 $60

Instructors teach students to concoct a variety of martinis, including the chocolate espresso, French pomegranate, and strawberry cheesecake

10 Salsa Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kids' Classes at Salsa Heat (Up to 53% Off)

Salsa Heat

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Seasoned salsa instructors teach kids and adults proper footwork, good form, and fluid movement

Four or Eight Play-Center Visits with Arcade Cards or Birthday Party for Up to 24 at Monkey Joe's (Up to 41% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Multiple Locations

$48.96 $29

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Kids bound over inflatables, slides, and obstacle courses during parties or open-play sessions at an inflatable indoor playground and arcade

$33 for Wine Tasting at The Wine Room on Park Avenue ($53 Value)

The Wine Room on Park Avenue

Winter Park

$53 $33

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156 wines from temperature-controlled Enomatic wine-dispensing machines; Groupon purchasers receive 20% off retail wines on return visit

$89 for 10 Barre Fitness Classes at barre54 ($200 Value)

barre54

Multiple Locations

$200 $89

Fusion of Pilates & yoga sculpts lean, flexible muscles at ballet barre as high-energy music keeps bodies moving & conditions heart

Two Hours of Pool with Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Trick Shots (Up to 51% Off)

Trick Shots

Multiple Locations

$36.99 $18

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Groups shoot pool for two hours while munching wings and cheese sticks and sipping drinks

Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes with a Fitness Assessment at F.I.R.M. Fitness Camp (Up to 70% Off)

F.I.R.M. Fitness Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $35

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Instructors help jump-start metabolisms and build muscle mass and provide personal body measurements and advice on caloric intake

Four Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Barre Fitness Classes at Barre3 (Up to 56% Off)

Barre3

Winter Park

$80 $39

The Barre3 workout combines yoga, Pilates, and dance to develop lean muscles, burn calories, and improve posture

$29 for One Month of Open-Gym at Gymboree Play and Music ($65 Value)

Gymboree Play and Music

Multiple Locations

$65 $29

Innovative play environment encourages creativity and physical activity

$190 for $345 Groupon — Evolve Strength and Conditioning

Evolve Strength And Conditioning

Fairview Shores

$345 $190

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$45 for $90 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Trackset Recording Studios

Trackset Recording Studios

Winter Park

$90 $45

Record one song and get it mixed at a professional music studio

30- or 60-Minute ProBatter Batting-Cage Session at Quinco Baseball Academy (53% Off)

Quinco Baseball Academy

Goldenrod & University

$40 $19

ProBatter Pitching machines launches balls up to 100 MPH and simulates pitchers movements so batters can practice real life hitting

Three-Hour Handgun-Safety Training for One, Two, or Four at Guns ‘N Ammo Academy Training (Up to 58% Off)

Guns ‘N Ammo Academy Training

Winter Park

$125 $63

During three-hour handgun-safety training, attendees learn to load, unload, and operate a firearm and are trained in legal issues

14- or 21-Day Summer Slim Down Challenge at Forte Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Forte Fitness

Multiple Locations

$197 $39

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Clients torch calories during high-intensity sessions designed to help them lose weight in mere weeks

Nine-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Pull-Cart Rentals at Winter Park Country Club (Up to 65% Off)

Winter Park Country Club

Winter Park

$40 $15

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Nine-hole course has been graced by players such as Hogan, Snead, and Sarazen and even became grazing pastures during WWI

Indoor or Outdoor Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness by Example (Up to 83% Off)

Fitness by Example

Multiple Locations

$180 $31

Three-time US Air Force powerlifting champ leads groups through 30-minute fitness blasts that foster strength, flexibility, and weight loss

4-Hour Espresso Training for One or Two at USA Coffee Connections Company (Up to 73% Off)

USA Coffee Connections Company

Winter Park

$180 $69

Students learn the intricacies of coffee culture and espresso brewing in 4-hour barista training course

30- or 60-Minute Flyboarding Lesson for One or Two from Quest Air Soaring Center (Up to 52% Off)

Quest Air Soaring Center

Groveland-Mascotte

$229 $119

First-time flyboarders learn the function and safety aspects of the water-propelled jetsuit before flipping and flying around Quest Lake

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Sweetwater Golf & Country Club (Up to 59% Off)

Sweetwater Golf & Country Club

Sweetwater Country Club

$120 $55

Mature oak trees line the fairways at 6,771-yard course highlighted by a 625-yard par five that double-doglegs around a lake

10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Core Body FX (Up to 85% Off)

Core Body FX

Apopka

$259 $39

Get a head start on weight loss before the holidays with fitness classes that build muscle, boost stamina, and increase overall fitness

$206 for $375 Worth of Outdoor Supplies — Cast and Blast Charters

Cast And Blast Charters

Apopka

$375 $206

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Retro Futura Tour 2014 at Hard Rock Live Orlando on September 10 at 8 p.m. (Up to 60% Off)

Retro Futura Tour

Hard Rock Live Orlando

$37.15 $15

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An afternoon of popular British new-wave acts from the '80s, including Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, and Ultravox's Midge Ure

Round of Mini Golf and Gator Food for Two or Four at Congo River Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Congo River Golf

University

$31.96 $17

Live alligators crunch morsels in an exhibit next to a mini-golf course with waterfalls, towering rock structures, and safari artifacts

Sesame Street Live: "Make A New Friend" at CFE Arena on October 7–8 (Up to 44% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Make A New Friend"

CFE Arena

$29.85 $18

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort on September 16 at 6 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort

Bob Carr Performing Arts Center

$199 $89

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The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business

Bowling, Shoe Rental, Billiards, and Shuffleboard at Kings Bowl (Up 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings Bowl

Southwest Orange

$40 $19.99

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Massive entertainment complex features 22 bowling lanes, four billiards tables, a shuffleboard table, HDTVs, food, and cocktails

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

The Other Bar

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Indoor Playground Admission for a Child 1–3 or 4–12 Years Old at Galaxy Fun Orlando (50% Off)

Galaxy Fun Orlando

Southwest Orange

$9.99 $4.99

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Children caper about age-appropriate indoor playground equipment with neon, outer-space theme

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BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground in which they can bounce from side to side in a safe, secure environment. During open-bounce sessions, kids can imagine they're Spiderman while climbing the new Spider Climb, or pretend they're synchronized leapers in Michael Flatley's Riverbounce as they carom around the inflatable stadium, expending energy with every leap. Cosmic Bounce sessions give jouncing juniors a much-deserved break from earthly leaping, allowing them to play under the violet glow of black lights and special-effect lights moving in coordination with fun music. Each cosmic bouncer receives a complimentary glow-in-the-dark accessory upon entrance, which can be used to light the way in a dark tunnel or light half the face to recreate Colonel Kurtz's monologue from Apocalypse Now. When a cause for celebration arises, parents snag party rooms and private bouncing rooms for their buoyant revelers. During summer camps, kids pair their bounce-based brand of performance arts with imaginative crafts.

The attentive BounceU staff monitor the rebounding facilities at all times, ensuring the inflatable playground is kept safe, clean, and free of spiky objects such as mohawks and sea urchins. Call ahead or check the calendar for available open-bounce times. Frolicking children must be supervised by a parent and must wear socks to play. Parents of children younger than 4 are welcome to join the vivacious youngsters in the playground.

3125 South Orlando Drive
Sanford,
FL
US

Each time Captain DJ McCabe leads a sailing lesson, a smile of familiarity crosses her face at the sight of students' widening eyes as the sails catch wind and glide the boat across Lake Monroe. In the silence of the 9,406-acre freshwater lake, sailors can catch glimpses of rare wildlife as the vessel drifts past bathing manatees, soaring herons, and bald eagles snatching each other's toupees. A range of lessons taught by United States Coast Guard captain acquaint aspiring sailors with the trusty rigs, and more advanced students can sign up for certification courses, which follow ASA teaching curriculums to instill safe and steadfast sailing skills. Stationed adjacent to Monroe Harbour Marina, U-SAIL keeps a fleet of 8 boats ranging from 18 feet to 30 feet long and lavishes sailors on land with amenities such as abundant parking, wireless Internet, showers, and laundry machines. U-SAIL is located in the historic downtown district, which boasts myriad restaurants, art galleries, and unique shops.

531 N Palmetto Ave
Sanford,
FL
US

Canvas and Cheers's expert instructors emancipate inner artists during their communal painting classes, which beckon pupils of all ages and experience levels to express themselves through hours of socializing and slinging paint. Teachers supply all necessary materials before shepherding students through a step-by-step painting process that yields prismatic masterpieces, which students can hang on the wall of their living room, hallway, or drab cryogenic freezing chamber. BYOB classes for adults create a lively night out with wine and snacks, and Canvas Kids or Family Day sessions spark creativity and empower young artists. Themes vary from class to class, covering topics such as how to render horses, recreate classic works by Van Gogh, or capture the raw human emotion elicited from commemorative plate collections. Many of the paintings used as reference pieces during class were designed by founding artist Dyanne Parker, who displays her original work throughout the studio.:m]]

185 Towne Center Cir
Sanford,
FL
US

Concealed in the leafy canopy of the forest at the Central Florida Zoo, wires, rope bridges, and ziplines create intricate pathways amidst the treetops. Zoom Air Adventure Park's monkey architects designed courses to follow the natural flow of the area's existing terrain and plant life. While securely fastened to a safety line via a sturdy harness, visitors can swing, climb, and balance their way through dozens of obstacles while taking in views of the forest below. The grand finale: a zipline that soars through the air for about 500 feet. Safety is just as important to the experience as fun, and the adventure park's experienced operators keep an eye on guests to ensure that everyone is comfortable and secure.

3755 U.S. 17
Sanford,
FL
US

Aloma Bowling Centers promotes friendly competition and pin-scattering fun with three locations that encompass at least 32 lanes apiece. The largest of the three strike-and-spare hotbeds, Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center, sports 80 lanes inside a massive facility that hosts more than 100 arcade games, a mini golf course, and a comedy club that features up-and-coming comedians. At all three locations, guests can salute closed frames and lament gutter balls over a dish from the onsite grill or a beverage from the full-service bar.

190 E Airport Blvd
Sanford,
FL
US

After changing owners a number of times, including separate stints in the hands of a Confederate Civil War general and a retired sea captain, the 152-acre plot of Mayfair Country Club was bought by the city of Sanford in 1922. The city quickly built four holes around the beautiful citrus trees and double row of oak trees, opening for business that same year under the title Sanford Country Club. By 1924, an 18-hole course opened and began to attract big-name golfers, including Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen.

Unfortunately, the course?s upkeep was neglected during the nation's Great Golf-Ball Shortage. After the Depression passed, a small group of investors renovated the course and reopened it in 1945 under the name Seminole Country Club. The course wouldn?t be called the Mayfair Country Club until the late 1940s, when it was acquired by the NFL's New York Giants, a development that led to the course's hosting of PGA tour events from 1955 to 1957 and regular visits from legends such as Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer.

Today, players can walk the same fairways as the game's greats while grappling with the course?s difficult layout, named a Best Course to Play by Golf Digest. Opportunities for high-risk, high-reward shots abound, as two of the four par 5s measure less than 450 yards and the fairways remain as wide and inviting as they were in 1922, having managed to avoid growing thin and feeble with old age.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,403 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70.3 from the back tees * Course slope of 123 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole

3536 Country Club Dr
Sanford,
FL
US