Exploring Sanford, FL Series Day 1: Marshmallows, Limes and Schnitzel

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the attraction rich city of Orlando and the ever popular beaches of Daytona lies the city of Sanford, FL (also known as Celery City ) is a city that is as rich in history, with their 19th-century buildings, as it is rich in food and unique experiences. This 4 part series will follow my trip around Sanford and show you some of what I had the chance to experience, so let’s begin!

The Westin Lake Mary

I cannot say thank you enough to The Westin for hosting these 3 days while exploring Sanford it was a beautiful hotel from start to finish. If you plan on visiting Central Florida for Sanford or Orlando then the Westin would make a great option. My room was on the 7th floor (which is the only floor you have to use your key card on in the elevator), the view up there is amazing!

Shula’s 347 Grill

The steakhouse on site is really pretty and while I can’t say how their breakfast, dinner and lunch is I can say their desserts are amazing!

Their Apple Bread pudding was to die for!

The good:

  • Beautiful comfy rooms
  • Complimentary breakfast and free snacks on the 7th floor
  • Great restaurant
  • Free Parking

The not so good:

  • 1 mbps of internet is complimentary anything faster you have to pay
  • Your room key is needed to keep the lights on in the room, but I can understand that as it helps save energy.

I was settled in and ready for a nap (3hrs on the road will do that), the nap is over and we are off to eat some marshmallows!

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