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Less than 20 miles from Orlando is Altamonte Springs, Florida--home to a number of destinations for those who love spending time in the great outdoors. The150-acre nature reserve Lotus Nature Park features a boardwalk, an enclosed pavilion, a fishing dock, and 120 acres of woods and wetlands. Cranes Roost Park includes a fountain area and a mile-long walking trail. Free public events are scheduled year-round in their outdoor event venue, while the Altamonte Mall is only a few blocks away. Adjectives Market is a wonderful place for finding antiques, and Pinocchio's Marionette Theater entertains younger children. To add a fright factor to your visit, walk the scare trails at A Petrified Forest.
The Sunrail is a quick and cost-effective way to travel around Central Florida. It runs from Sand Lake Road in Orlando through Altamonte Springs to Debary, with several stations in between. The comfortable double-decker passenger trains have restrooms, accommodations for wheelchairs and bicycles, luggage compartments, power outlets and free Wi-Fi. The Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is 14 miles away, and the Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 19 miles away.
The temperature is mild year-round, averaging approximately 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Orlando's South Eola downtown district, home of the Orlando Farmers Market, is an ideal spot for dining and shopping near Altamonte Springs.