WELCOME TO ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, THE CITY OF FESTIVALS
Altamonte Springs, a suburban city in Seminole County, Florida, dates back to 1870 when Dr. Washington Kilmer of Cincinnati settled there. It got its present name in 1882, from the Altamonte Land, Hotel and Navigation Company who developed the community there.
Today it is a city with extensive apartment buildings and shops, the Altamonte Mall and numerous parks and restaurants.
PLACES TO VISIT IN ALTAMONTE SPRINGS
There are many reasons you should visit Altamonte Springs. One of them is Cranes Roost Park with Cranes Roost Lake. The park renovated only three years ago now features wide walkways, numerous seating places and much more. It can boast of cobblestone pathways, an outstanding fountain, and stylish columns. You can walk around the lake along a mile-long walkway that is sprinkled with benches and sheltered seating parts.
A great place for outdoor gathering and family activities is the elegant Plaza. It is a tall tower coated with Minnesota Limestone with a bronze top. You can attend different events there. It is a venue for community entertainment. Weddings and other special events can also be organized there. You can have a great time there if you want to relax, have lunch and listen to music, or enjoy different activities.
Eddie Rose Amphitheater is a place to enjoy different cultural and entertaining events.
This park is an exceptional event venue.
Westmonte Park Recreation Center is a terrific place for different kinds of sports – from aquatics to baseball, from basketball to gymnastics and tennis. It is a kid-friendly place with a large playground. There is a pavilion with grills and tables available for rental. Visitors can enjoy swimming in an outdoor and an indoor therapeutic pool with aquatic programs.
Lake Lotus Park
Lake Lotus park, the natures preserve, includes the park, woods, and wetlands. It houses the unique ecosystem with biodiversity, natural habitat for numerous flora and fauna species. You can take a stroll along a mile of the raised boardwalk or go fishing on the Fishing Pier.
Seminole Wekiva Trail
Seminole Wekiva Trail, a paved recreational trail, the former Orange Belt Railway, links Altamonte Springs, Longwood, and Lake Mary. It is almost 14 miles long. It is not only hikers who can enjoy the trail – it is frequented by cyclists, dog walkers, runners, hikers, and inline skaters.
EVENTS in Altamonte Springs FL
Cranes Roost Sunset Cinema
You can enjoy your favorite movie with your family in Cranes Roost Park. You have to bring your chairs and blankets only as the admission is free. If you get hungry, food and beverages are available.
The Altamonte Springs Police Department organizes this family event designed just for kids. Visitors can enjoy music and dancing, but they can also see police and fire vehicles, and different police demonstrations. There are live animals and promotional and food vendors.
In Cranes Roost Park, visitors can watch special Entertaining Fountain shows comfortably seated at the heart of the Plaza nightly at 6, 7, 8 and 9 PM.
At this sponsored event, around 15,000 kids get their candies and live entertainment including different activities like costume contests, and games.
Light Up The Holidays
The tradition of lighting up Cranes Roost Park is celebrated with fireworks, music, entertainment, and train rides. 200,000 lights illuminate the park and a richly decorated 60-foot tree.
Red, Hot & Boom deliver an amazing night – great performances, tasty food, and fireworks. It is a lot of fun.
Rhythms at the Roost
Rhythms at the Roost are the popular concert series with great bands, great food, and interesting festival themes. You only need to bring a chair as the admission is free.
World Food Festival
World Food Festival is a food festivity with international cuisine, several stages with music and dance performances. You can see the traditional dress and customs and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
Beer and Bacon Festival
At Beer and Bacon Festival visitors can try more than 30 craft beers and eat delicious bacon dishes. It is a great way to spend time with your friends in a relaxed atmosphere.
This is not all. There are many more events, like Orlando Beer & Brunch Festival, India Day Parade or kids’ events like Search for Santa with Emil Buehler Planetarium.
Altamonte Springs is a fabulous place to visit with your family and friends. There is something in Altamonte Springs for everyone all year round. Don’t hesitate and put it on your travel list. Let it be your next place for quality time with people you love.
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