Sebring, Florida is home to some beautiful natural attractions that you’ll want to check out if you are in the area! From its rolling hills and lakes to its unique history, this little city has something for everyone!
Highlands Hammock State Park
Highlands Hammock State Park is a great place for a day trip! It is about an hour away from Sebring, but it is worth the trip if you are looking for something fun to do with the family. There’s a variety of activities that you can do here including fishing, hiking, picnicking, and horseback riding. Be sure to pack your sunscreen and bug spray for this adventure (you can thank us later).
Sebring International Raceway
The Sebring International Raceway is the oldest continuously operating track in the United States. It was built by business man and racer Barron Collier, who wanted to create a race track for sports car enthusiasts. The track is 3.74 miles long and is a road course, not an oval like many other tracks. The Raceway hosts many different types of races every year including its most famous event: The 12 Hours of Sebring which takes place in March each year as part of Speed Weeks at Daytona Beach Shores. We only drove by briefly and snapped some pictures, but if you’re interested in racing, you’ll want to do a little more exploring!
Lost Mines of Atlantis
If you’re looking for a different experience, you’ll want to check out the Lost Mines of Atlantis. This colorful place offers a unique mining experience that includes buckets of gem stones, geodes, and a walk through an international marketplace and gift shop. The best part is, you get to keep your shiny findings and take them home in neat little plastic baggies.
Historic Downtown Sebring
If you have time to kill and want to explore something a little different, head downtown. Sebring in known as the city on the circle because of it’s unique, circular downtown area. Downtown Sebring is a historic district with a variety of stores and restaurants, which makes for an interesting place to walk around. It’s also home to quite a few events throughout the year, including the ‘WinterFest’ festival in February and the ‘Palm Festival’ in April. We loved this downtown area with its giant circle of trees and picnic tables right in the heart of the city.
Children’s Museum of the Highlands
Vivian loved the children’s museum of the Highlands! It has almost everything that your child would want to see at a children’s museum. Your child will have the opportunity to express their creativity as they dress up like firemen, doctors, and mail carriers. After they are done dressing up, they can grab a small cart and shop in the grocery store replica! This was probably Vivian’s most favorite part. If you have children, you’ll want to check this out!
We’re sure you’ll find something to love about Sebring, Florida! If any of these activities have piqued your interest, then we recommend giving them a try!
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