Hotel at a Glance: LaQuinta Inn & Suites Sebring
Whether you’re visiting Sebring on business, with the family, or to see some world-class racing at the famous Sebring International Raceway, this LaQuinta Inn & Suites has you covered. It’s so close to the track you could join a pit crew, provided you can tear yourself away from other nearby family-friendly attractions such as Highlands Hammock State Park, where an elevated boardwalk lets you explore the sort of wetlands that covered Florida before all the theme parks moved in (Orlando, by the way, is only about a 90-minute drive away). Business travelers, meanwhile, can take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour business center, free WiFi, and proximity to several corporations and conference centers.
- Recent accolade: TripAdvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence
- Guest room amenities include microwaves, fridges, and flat-panel TVs with HD channels.
- Free Bright Side Breakfast featuring waffles, fruit, cereal, baked goods, juice, and coffee
- Make a splash in the heated outdoor swimming pool.
Sebring, Florida: Championship Golf Courses and National Parks
The town of Sebring is located in central Florida, along the shores of Lake Jackson and about 10 miles from Lake Placid. It’s perhaps best-known for Sebring Raceway, one of the oldest continuously operating race tracks in the country. You can still catch a race on the famously rough track, which was built on old sections of World War II-era landing fields from a now-defunct training base.
The area is also home to one of the oldest parks in Florida, Highlands Hammock State Park. Here you can walk along an elevated boardwalk through an old-growth cypress swamp and see the undeveloped scenery that prevailed in the days before Florida was conquered by Mickey Mouse. There’s some equally lovely scenery at the area’s 11 championship golf courses, where you can chip and putt amid moss-covered oak trees and lush nature preserves.
There’s a vintage charm to Sebring’s downtown area that makes it popular with families. The town boasts 22 historic buildings, alongside quaint antique shops, boutiques, and a small museum or two. After a day of boating or fishing on Lake Jackson, visitors often head to a local diner for chocolate malts.