DescriptionThis lively Orlando suburb abounds with opportunities for shopping and outdoor recreation. Altamonte Mall (451 E. Altamonte Dr.) has been a mainstay for some 40 years and features Barnes & Noble, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears and more than 100 specialty stores. Adjectives Market (1200 E. Altamonte Dr.) holds a treasure trove of antique curiosities for every taste from Victorian to midcentury modern.
For outdoor fun, try Sanlando Park (401 W. Highland St.). With 25 lighted tennis courts, racquetball courts, basketball courts, a beach volleyball court, four wallyball courts, and a link to Seminole Wekiva Trail’s 60 miles of trails, it’s a sports lover’s paradise; phone (407) 665-2100.
Red, Hot & Boom , a huge Independence Day celebration, is held every July 3 at Cranes Roost Park (274 Cranes Roost Blvd.). More than 100,000 revelers pack the park for music by live bands topped off with a spectacular fireworks display. The beautifully landscaped park includes a 1-mile path around a lake populated with ducks and turtles, as well as an amphitheater with stadium seating.