The heart of Seminole County is the suburban city of Altamonte Springs. The name Altamonte is Spanish for “high hill” but was originally spelled without the “e”. This city has an extremely active parks and recreation department, and hosts the state’s largest Independence Day celebration. As the city grows, the Uptown Altamonte area grows. Cranes Roost at Uptown Altamonte features a water fountain choreographed to classical, swing, and contemporary music.
When you are in Apopka this is the station to listen to. At 1520 WBZW, they promote everything positive about Apopka and its community. This includes upcoming events, local business, school sport news, and more.
Conveniently located off I-4, the Altamonte Mall is a great place to go for a wide selection of stores without all the crowds of many other Central Florida malls. An AMC movie theater will provide you with great entertainment after you shop.
City College is a Florida college with locations in Altamonte Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Hollywood, and Miami. It offers associates and bachelors degrees in the fields of business, heath, and legal/justice.
Congo River Golf has 8 different locations in the state of Florida and it's so much fun here! The mini golf course is perfect for those with little kids, as well as the gemstone mining feature that sits on the grounds. But what makes this place so unique is the fact that there are live alligators here to pet and feed. Only the baby alligators can be held and pet but the bigger ones are more interesting to watch when they eat. So find a location near you to check this cool experience!
Foxtail Coffee serves responsibly roasted coffee beans. They uphold quality and ethical standards by working with farmers world-wide who pay fair wages and are environmentally friendly. Check out one of their 4 locations in Orlando, Florida.
La Nueva Orlando is a Spanish Christian radio station that strives to build the Christian community in Central Florida. This station incorporates Christian teachings, music, and if you're looking for a church you can visit their website.
If you find yourself in need of a hat, this is the place to go! They have regular baseball caps, complete with your favorite team logo, whether it's MLB, NFL, or NHL. There are also visors and knitted caps here, along with other sports related items like jerseys. There are eight different locations in the Orlando area alone and the store is spread sporadically through the rest of Florida, always in shopping centers.
A great spot for traditional Colombian fare heated with warmth that can only come from a grandmother's kitchen. Here, favorites like empanadas and arepas are treated with care, while interesting fusions like the Hawaiian and even hotdogs are given a new introduction. Come on by for a fantastic bite with a hug.
Poblano's Mexican Grill is a family owned restaurant where the authentic Mexican culture is brought out not only through the food, but also though the family environment you can find there. The owners, two sisters by the names of Ana and Emerita, are constantly around to ensure quality service. There has not been one time where I have visited where they have not come by to greet the table. The waiters are dedicated to the guests and the quality of service they apply.
Santiago’s Bodega serves Spanish style fine wines, sangria, tapas, and dessert in a few locations throughout Florida. The original location was in Key West. It is named after a character from The Old Man and the Sea, written by Ernest Hemingway, who once called Key West home.
Wirewood Market is a family-owned business that provides a space for local artists and vendors to showcase their products in Central Florida. This antique market is over 7,000 sq. ft. and offers everything from antiques to custom-built furniture in individual booths.