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Sebring

OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE

Naturally

Florida

Unwind and escape to

Highlands Hammock State Park

Get Creative

Find inspiration

from local artists

RACING • GOLF • FISHING • FAMILY FUN • CALENDAR OF EVENTS • MAPS & MORE!


Meet me in

Sebring!

HERE’S WHY:

MEET IN THE MIDDLE

With Tampa to the west, Orlando to the north.

Miami to the south and the Treasure Coast to the

east, Sebring is right in the middle of it all.

AFFORDABLE ACCOMODATIONS

With everything from conference centers to

boutique lakefront hotels, get all the quality you’d

expect from a big city with none of the upcharge.

AFTER-HOURS FUN

From local watering holes to bars and pubs, there is

after-5:00 fun guaranteed to wet your whistle.

EXTRACURRICULARS

Nature, water, golf and art/culture lovers will be

happy to have a reason to visit Sebring’s various

attractions, lakes, golf courses and parks.

ACTIVITIES FOR EVERY SPEED

Whether you are team building at Sebring

International Raceway or enjoying a morning off at

Highlands Hammock State Park, there is something

for everyone in Sebring.

Book your next meeting, conference,

reunion or special event in Sebring.

VisitSebring.com/meeting-planners


TABLE

Features

3

Go Jump in a Lake

Here’s just a small sampling of the

100+ scenic lakes in the Sebring area.

6

Good Natured

Escape from the crowds while

exploring Florida’s natural world.

12

Follow Your Art

Get to know the local arts scene,

from museums and theaters to

festivals and galleries.

OF Contents

8

Join the Club

Get serious while you play a

round on the Citrus Golf Trail.

17

Road Trip

Even more adventure lies just

a short car ride away.

18

A Day at the Races

Hit the ground running with

Sebring’s year-round racing events.

24

Bet the Farm

Sink your teeth into Sebring’s

agritourism adventures.

Directories

30 THINGS TO SEE & DO

26

Clean Your Plate

Take a seat where the

locals eat in Sebring.

28

Set the Bar

Keep the night going at

a favorite local bar.

29

Fresh from the Feed

See some stunning shots

of Sebring, Avon Park and

Lake Placid from Instagram.

33 DINING & NIGHTLIFE

35 LODGING & ACCOMMODATION

37 TRAVEL TIPS

38 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

40 MAPS

Find out more ways to make the

most out of your Sebring getaway at

VisitSebring.com.

Cover Photo:

Lakeview sunsets

by CAROLINE MAXCY FOX

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TOSebring

WELCOME

From the fast-paced excitement

of Sebring—famous

for the 12 Hours of Sebring

endurance race—to the tranquil

atmosphere of Avon Park and the

natural beauty of Lake Placid,

this area of central Florida is the

perfect place for visitors who want

a little bit of everything.

Known as the City on the

Circle, Sebring is more than just

the big race. Lake Jackson acts

as the city’s hub, and downtown

lies on the eastern shore centered

around Circle Park. You’ll want to

spend time catching a breath of

fresh air at Highlands Hammock

State Park for scenic views of one

of the state’s most diverse collections

of habitats.

SEBRING AREA

GEOTOUR

Explore Florida’s hidden gems

on a guided scavenger hunt.

Given clues, you’ll search for

geocaches—small hidden

containers—while learning

more about the community.

DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL

TOUR PASSPORT AT

VISITSEBRING.COM/

GEOCACHING.

With all the cultural activities in town, Avon Park has

certainly earned its City of Charm nickname. Starting

at Lake Verona, Main Street turns into a mile-long mall

with galleries and museums radiating from the landscaped

boulevard. Peruse famed artwork and archaeological treasures,

as well as local and big-name performing artists.

Your taste buds will be in for a treat at the local restaurants

filled with the authentic taste of Old Florida.

The Caladium Capital of the World, Lake Placid is all

about the water. With 27 clear freshwater lakes surrounding

America’s Most Interesting Town, you’re never too far

from a quick, refreshing dip in a lake or a peaceful fishing

trip. Lake Placid is also home to nearly 50 larger-than-life

murals that showcase the area’s history and culture.

Although the three communities may differ in

many ways, they all share one thing in common—that

Old Florida hospitality that naturally delights and instantly

makes you feel at home.

GET ON

THE WATER

Here in central Florida, you’re

never far from one of the 100+

clear, freshwater lakes. Whether

you like to fish, boat, swim or

lounge lake-side, water lovers

are at home in Sebring.

FIND MORE INFORMATION

IN THE LAKES &

FISHING GUIDE AT

VISITSEBRING.COM.

CITRUS

GOLF TRAIL

Known as the Value Golf

Capital of America, Sebring’s

collection of golf courses offer

value, history, outstanding

service and, above all, an

extraordinary experience.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE

CITRUS GOLF TRAIL AT

CITRUSGOLFTRAIL.COM.

501 S. Commerce Ave.

Sebring, FL 33870

800-545-6021

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Go Jump in a

(It’s not an insult,

we promise.)

Lakeby ASHLEY DONDE

Lakes are where memories are made. Where you catch your

first fish, learn how to ride a Jet Ski and experience the purity

of nature. The Sebring area features some of Florida’s most

scenic lakes, each intriguing in its own right. So we encourage

you to fish in a lake, boat in a lake, paddle in a lake and yes,

even jump in a lake. Here are five local lakes perfect for making

lasting memories.

Chart your own course and experience the best of these

incredible lakes.

Enjoy family fun on

Lake Jackson.

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Lake Istokpoga

27,692 ACRES |

This expansive and scenic lake

is ideal for experiencing authentic

Florida—from the hauntingly

beautiful cypress trees to the alligators

to the airboats. One of

the largest lakes in Florida, it

also happens to be a great lake

for largemouth bass fishing, with

plenty of trophy-sized fish to

catch. When you’ve had your fill of

fishing, take an airboat tour with

Airboat Wildlife Adventures. They

will take you on a journey across

the lake and up Arbuckle Creek,

pointing out wildlife along the

way. As dusk approaches, head to

the boardwalk at Istokpoga Park

for stunning sunset views.

Don’t forget your camera!

KEY

FISHING

BOATING

SWIMMING

SCUBA

PICNIC AREA

LAKEFRONT PARK

Lake Jackson

3,412 ACRES |

Prepare for a day of invigorating recreation. Jet skiing, water

skiing, kayaking and fishing are all popular activities along the

clear waters of Lake Jackson. No boat? No problem! There’s

a sizeable fishing pier where you can cast your line or simply

enjoy the view. If you’re looking for a slower pace, visit one

of the several sandy public beaches for a leisurely afternoon

of sunning, swimming or floating peacefully in your favorite

innertube. Pack a picnic lunch and refuel at a picnic table,

then let the kids roam on the playground before heading back

out to the lake.

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Lake June-in-Winter

3,504 ACRES |

A tranquil kayak paddle around the

lake provides a breathtaking perspective

for birdwatching, where bald

eagles and osprey can be seen soaring

above the water. Paddle over to Lake

June-in-Winter Scrub State Park—

an 845-acre preserve along the western

shore of the lake—for some nature

therapy. This park is home to rare habitats

that host some of Florida’s most

endangered animals. Endemic species

like the bright blue Florida scrub

jay, the Florida scrub lizard and the

Florida mouse can be found throughout

the preserve. Other animals such

as the endangered Florida panther and

playful otters have also been spotted in

the park. Have a picnic lunch at the

pavilion overlooking the lake before

launching back into the water.

Lake Denton

66 ACRES |

Lake Denton is another popular site for SCUBA diving because of

its crystal-clear, spring-fed water. Dip below the pristine surface

and discover a watery playground, including three submerged

boats that attract a variety of fish. It’s an underwater scavenger

hunt of sorts, and divers can search for sunken “treasures” such

as a tractor, tiki statues and more. Practice your diving skills

with interactive features like a bicycle and Hula-Hoops you can

swim through. Be prepared for friendly fish to follow you. Bass,

sunfish and turtles are all commonly seen during dives.

Don’t you think it’s about time to go jump in a lake?

Lake Tulane

89 ACRES |

The oldest documented lake in

America—estimated to be more than

50,000 years old—Lake Tulane occupies

an ancient sinkhole. Beyond its

scientific appeal, the lake is an excellent

location for SCUBA diving, with

clear water and visibility up to 30 feet

down. Families will enjoy the quiet

beaches along the shore where small

children can wade in the water while

older kids swim or try their hand at

paddleboarding.

FIND MORE INFORMATION IN

THE LAKES & FISHING GUIDE

AT VISITSEBRING.COM

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Good

Natured

by SHARON THERIEN

Escape from the crowds

while exploring Florida’s

natural world.

b

Left

Ancient oaks

tower above.

Below

Follow the park’s

nature trails.

If you’re ready for a break from everyday life,

take a trip to Highlands Hammock State Park.

You’ll get out of the house while staying away

from crowds. Once you enter the park, you’ll have

the chance to explore 9,000 acres of a natural

ecosystem, which will take you deeper into history,

wilderness… and yourself.

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This state park transports you to the days of

untouched Old Florida. Designated as a park before

the state park system even began, it’s a site

that was recently added to the National Register

of Historic Places. And it maintains that sense

of history today with its uncorrupted wilderness

and Florida’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Museum, which is housed in a historical building

and teaches the history of the park and its development

as part of the “New Deal.”

Throughout Highlands Hammock, you’ll have

the chance to get lost in nature for a while. You

can find yourself surrounded by thousand-year-old

oak trees and walking under shaded tree canopies.

You’ll move through cypress and hardwood

swamps, marshes, evergreen flatwoods and other

habitats. These are prime spots for bird and animal

sightings, yet they also give you the space, fresh air

and natural beauty to unwind and reflect. It’s the

ideal place to get away from it all.

Above

Stroll along the

Cypress Swamp

Trail.

Below

See birds in

their natural

habitat.

There are so many nature activities at this park

that you can spend the entire day here, or camp onsite

and enjoy multiple days. It’s easy to spend hours

wandering the nine nature trails. When you walk the

foot trails or the elevated wooden boardwalk through

the hammocks and cypress swamp, you might spot a

black bear, deer, Florida panthers and different types

of birds—all in their natural habitats.

While birding, you might catch a glimpse of

a swallow-tailed kite soaring overhead, sandhill

cranes standing on the ground, herons

wading in the water and many

other varieties throughout the park.

The birds you spot can vary depending

on the time of year you visit.

Below

Get close

to Florida’s

animals.

For a reasonable fee, you can see alligators and

other wildlife up close on the narrated tram tour.

And you also have the option to bring your bike or

rent one for a ride on a paved three-mile bike loop

or an off-road six-mile trail. Just put your bike on a

rack when you want to switch to walking trails. You

can even go geocaching and bring your own horse

through parts of the park.

Come into Highlands Hammock State Park as

you are. You just might find yourself walking out of

the nature trails renewed, full of wonder and

ready for your next adventure.

CHECK OUT THIS GEOCACHING

JOURNEY ONLINE AT

VISITSEBRING.COM/STORIES.

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Join the

Top

Sebring

International

Golf Resort

Bottom

River Greens

Golf Course

Swing, putt and golf-clap

your way through the

Citrus Golf Trail.

Golfers here don’t just play a round.

Thanks to the Citrus Golf Trail,

a chain of sterling courses in the

towns of Sebring, Lake Placid and

Avon Park, they play a round and a

round and a round... And because

it can take the better part of a week

to complete these and other area

courses, avid golfers opt for the

CGT’s Stay & Play Package, pairing

tee times with lodging at Sebring’s

charming Inn on the Lake. I’ve

run the numbers and found that

not only is this a great deal, mathematically

speaking the more golf

I play, the more I improve my odds

of scoring a hole in one.

Club

by GARY MCKECHNIE

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Pinecrest Golf Club

There are likely a few dozen “Pinecrest Golf Clubs”

across America, but only one was the site of the very first

nationally televised PGA event.

This one.

While that’s reason enough for golfers

like me to set up a tee time at this

Avon Park classic, there are a few dozen

others. On this vintage 1926 Donald Ross

course, I can play minus the visual distraction

of homes along the fairway. Instead,

deep woods and acres of orange

Top

Pinecrest

Golf Club

Right and

Below

River Greens

Golf Course

groves along the fairways create an Old Florida feel. For

me, everything comes together at Number 6. When I

look toward the pin 478 yards and (hopefully) five strokes

away, the pristine view framed by two orange groves

always delights me. It’s a sight unchanged since Sam

Snead, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played this course

long, long ago.

River Greens

Golf Course

When playing a round here, I never

forget the company that built this

Jack Kidwell-designed course also

built courses designed by Tom

Fazio, Greg Norman and, notably,

the Jack Nicklaus masterpiece,

El Dorado. Their experience shows

at this 6,400-yard course where

hidden water hazards demand

uncanny accuracy and three par

fives in the final four holes require

me to dip into my reserve tank for

some heavy hitting.

Every player is intrigued by

Number 9, which is two holes

in one. The original green at 442

yards is prone to flooding, so a

second green was created at 557

yards. You can take your pick, but

since I’m in it for the long haul, I

aim for the long hole—even if that

means crossing the lake. Twice.

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Sebring International

Golf Resort

Golf courses are like fingerprints—

no two are alike and each comes with

its own feel and unique personality.

The personality trait I pick up at the

Sebring International Golf Resort is

enthusiasm. Whether it’s mine or that

of the new owners is anyone’s guess. All

I know is when they purchased these

existing courses in 2019, transforming

golf was clearly more important than

transferring a deed.

As they wrap up renovations on the

18-hole, 7,017-yard Panther course and

the 18-hole, 5,443-yard Cougar course,

their vision led to the creation of a new

12-hole, par-three course. There’s a lot

to like about them all, but what I like

most is Panther Creek’s 758-yard 4th

hole. With a dogleg left, this is a long

par six (although I’d sink it in five if

you’d front me six strokes).

Right

Sebring International Golf Resort

PHOTO CREDIT: BELINDA THEORET

Sebring Municipal

Golf Course

Opened in 1928, history here

stretches longer than a Tiger

Woods drive. As I take in the wide

fairways, well-groomed bunkers,

manicured greens and tricky

par fours on this 18-hole, 6,500-

yard championship course, the

sense of history is driven home—

especially when teeing off at 18.

Looking down the fairway I know

the clubhouse is 534 yards and five

strokes away… but then I always

look back for a quick glance at the

course behind me. It’s a pleasant

reminder that I’ve been following

in the footsteps of the legendary

players, athletes, industrialists,

celebrities and ordinary enthusiasts

like me who’ve navigated

these same challenging holes for

nearly a century.

Left

Sebring Municipal Golf Club

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Sun ’n Lake Golf Club

The club’s twin courses—the

circa 1976 6,505-yard Deer Run and

the 6,402-yard Turtle Run, which

premiered in 1999—are like trying to

crack a very large safe: You need the

right combination to unlock it.

Don Dyer’s Deer Run is considered

the tougher of the two, and I’d agree if

only for the finishing hole, which, while

only a par three, is an island green that

demands a higher level of accuracy.

And I have a grudging respect for 14,

one of the prettiest in the area. Before

sinking my putt I’ve had to clear the

water and avoid the four bunkers that

guard the green.

With its rolling moguls and plunging

sand traps, Turtle Run mirrors the

topography of south central Florida.

The constant dilemma is club choice

because a series of short drives is a constant

calculation required to navigate

its narrow fairways and doglegs. This

comes into play most notably at 14, a

not-so-far par five but one that expects

me to clear a stream before avoiding a

bunker that blocks the green.

No one said golf is easy… but it’s a

heck of a lot of fun.

Right

Sun ’n Lake

Golf Club

Bottom Right

Placid Lakes

County Club

IF YOU GO

If golf is your reason for going, it is

your reason for staying. The Citrus Golf

Trail Stay & Play Package combines

tee times and overnights at the lovely

Inn on the Lake. For details on this, check

out citrusgolftrail.com.

GOT MORE TIME?

WE’VE GOT MORE GOLF.

In addition to the courses of the Citrus Golf

Trail, there’s even more golf in the area.

• Country Club of Sebring, Sebring

• Golf Hammock Golf & Country Club,

Sebring

• Harder Hall Golf Club, Sebring

• Highlands Ridge Golf Club

• North: Avon Park

• South: Sebring

• Placid Lakes Country Club, Lake Placid

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Follow your

Art

Find creative displays and

stunning works abound in the

diverse and exciting venues of

the Sebring-area arts world.

By JulIe GarIstO

So much inspires art in and

around Sebring. Everywhere

you look, you see an Old Florida

painting come to life. Palm trees

frame pastel sunsets. Mossy oaks

shade rolling hills and fields.

Roaring Twenties architecture

tells stories of days past, when

citrus growers and other industry

leaders embodied the

trailblazing spirit of Florida’s

heartland. And let’s not forget

the exhilaration of the Sebring

International Raceway.

So many sights, sounds and

moods. It’s no wonder that

artists live and thrive in the

Sebring area.

Now, let’s set out to enjoy the

fruits of their inspiration...

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It takes a village

Start off your tour by meandering through the

colorful compound of venues located just off the

scenic shore of Lake Jackson. The Highland Arts

League (HAL) operates the Visual Arts Center and

has been supporting local artists for more than 50

years. After popping in on the studio exhibits or one

of HAL’s hands-on classes—which may or may not

involve drinking wine—amble across Rotary Park

and check out two more major venues.

A cut above community theater, Highlands

Lakeside Theater puts on polished productions

of crowd-pleasing musicals, contemporary comedies

and thought-provoking dramas. Next door,

the world-class Highlands Museum of the Arts

exceeds the expectations of a fine arts facility in a

non-major metropolitan area. The coolest part:

Admission is free.

Highly concentrated

Avon Park, one of the quaintest

towns in Florida, packs quite a

Above

Highlands

Museum of

the Arts

Left

Museum of

Florida Art

& Culture

lot of great art in a relatively small patch of paradise.

The educational and inspirational Museum

of Florida Art & Culture can be found nearby

at South Florida State College. Exhibits include On

Sacred Ground and Land of Promise by Florida Hall of

Fame artist Christopher Still.

Just steps away, national headliners hit the main

stage of the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for Performing

Arts. Big names like Jay Leno, The Beach

Boys and Lily Tomlin have basked in the spotlight

of the 1,460-seat theater.

North of the college campus, the Peter Powell

Roberts Museum of Art pays tribute to the late

master known for distinctive nature scenes.

For limited edition prints, note cards, jewelry and

hand-painted glass, head to TAG, which stands for

The Artist Group.

Mural, mural

on the wall

Dubbed “The Town of Murals,”

Lake Placid caught the attention

of Reader’s Digest, which named

it “America’s Most Interesting

Town” in 2013. Murals not only

decorate the town but also tell

its story, thanks to the efforts

of arts leaders Bob and Harriet

Porter, founders of the Lake

Placid Mural Society.

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Other supporting organizations include the Lake Placid Art

League and Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-Operative, which help

provide revenue streams for local artists.

Spot the hidden smiley faces on the oranges in Our Citrus Heritage,

and before leaving Lake Placid, visit the popular murals and exhibits of

Toby’s Clown School and Museum. More than 1,500 entertainers

have graduated from the slapstick academy.

In all three of the area’s major cities—Sebring, Avon Park and

Lake Placid—a postcard-style mural welcomes tourists and blends the

“greetings from” trope with modern touches.

Plan a studio hop

Are your feet sore yet? If not, make it a point to

visit artists in their studio or gallery space. You learn

firsthand about their process and get to know some

truly interesting people. Note: Some artists host

open studios and galleries; others welcome visitors

by appointment only. To make sure you don’t miss

a single artistic opportunity, check with the studios

along your creative course before you set out.

Alice Stroppel’s Studio 215 features

whimsical and uniquely designed polymer

clay that’s both functional and fascinating.

Brenner Pottery just along the circle showcases

beautiful handmade pottery and handblown

glass perfect for your home.

If you’re feeling the muse and

would enjoy some make-and-take fun,

head to The Grateful Hearts DIY

Studio or The Lazy Painter and try

your hand with the brush.

Top

Toby’s Clown

School and

Museum

Middle Left

Alice Stroppel’s

Studio 215

UNtiL nExt tiMe ...

When you return to Sebring’s

art venues—and we hope you

do—expect a new and exciting

experience each time, and

even more to see and do. In

fact, plan to stay a day or two

longer just to be safe.

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AnnUal

Art evEntS

IN the ParKs

How about some creativity and old-fashioned outdoor fun?

Sebring-area artists and makers are appearing in unlikely places,

including some of the area’s major outdoor events.

SEBRING SODA FESTIVAL

For fresh-air fun and fizzy refreshment, check out what’s

on tap for the annual Sebring Soda Festival in the city’s

historic downtown district each spring. The award-winning

event offers a festive vibe for the whole family and a

whopping selection of 200 craft soda samples. A selection

of craft beer and wine will also be available.

Don’t expect the stale pours of your local fast-food

joint. Sebring Soda Festival vendors will serve their

pop in small batches. Most are made with real

sugar or honey (i.e., no high-fructose corn syrup).

Brands include Avery’s Beverages, Sprecher Brewing

Company, Fest Cola, Boylan Bottling Company,

Cheerwine and Durango Soda Company, and there will

even be some old favorites like RC and Moxie available

for sipping.

The festival kicks off with the

Fizzy Family Fun Night on Friday.

Festivities include an outdoor

family movie under the stars,

soda-themed events, games, a

free mini-soda tasting and more.

Admission is free.

The soda tasting and main event

will take place over the weekend.

Tickets are required to sample the

200-plus sodas. Participants can

browse arts vendors, shopping, live

entertainment, food trucks and more.

The block party concert headlines

the main stage Saturday night. The

concert is also free to attend.

CALADIUM FESTIVAL

Adding tropical beauty to gardens around the world, the

sweetheart plant of Lake Placid gets top billing at the

town’s annual Caladium Festival every July.

Lake Placid growers first cultivated the flowering

plants in the early 1940s. Today, Lake Placid is known

nationwide as “The Caladium Capital of the World.”

Caladium farms encompass more than 900 acres owned

and managed by 8 families.

A third generation of farmers are continuing in the

footsteps of their elders, and while tradition is a big part

of this old-fashioned, crop-centered festival—a staple

of rural America—times have changed and so has the

Caladium Festival.

As the event gets bigger each year, the highlights have multiplied

and now include a juried art competition during the lead-up to the fest.

You can also expect a floral-arrangement competition; food vendors;

entertainment; arts and crafts; ornamental plants for sale; a vintage car

and motorcycle show; field bus tours and even a 5K run.

Winners of the Caladium Festival Art Contest will see their work

featured on posters, T-shirts, advertisements, brochures and more.

How’s that for exposure? Artists, make sure you follow the biggest

contest rule: You must include caladiums in your artwork.

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Art & CulTurE pAssPorT

AT VISITSEBRING.COM

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Bok Tower Gardens

Home to the beautiful 205-foot-tall Singing

Tower with its 60 carillon bells and a contemplative

garden designed by famed landscape

architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.,

Bok Tower Gardens is the perfect place to

unwind and reconnect with Mother Nature.

This scenic National Historic Landmark is just

a 45-minute drive north of Sebring.

Center for Great Apes

The only accredited orangutan sanctuary in

the nation, Center for Great Apes provides a

caring home for many animals retired from the

entertainment industry, attractions or zoos. Just

a short 15-minute drive west from Avon Park,

you and your family can meet the nearly

50 chimpanzees and orangutans and learn

their stories.

Hit the road for fun and

adventure just outside Sebring.

by ANDREW SCHAEFFER

Only a quick drive from your base

camp in the Sebring area separates

you from countless more activities.

LEGOLAND

Let your kids’ imaginations run wild at

LEGOLAND. With interactive family rides, live

shows, building workshops and, of course, the stunningly

impressive Miniland USA, LEGOLAND is a

must-visit for families and is less than an hour drive

north of Avon Park.

Gatorama

Get your adrenaline pumping at Gatorama, just

a 30-minute drive south of Lake Placid. Watch

wide-eyed at the speed of stealthy crocodiles and

alligators as they lunge from the water to snap raw

meat out of the feeders’ hands. If you’re feeling extra

brave, you can take a hand at feeding these apex

predators yourself.

Solomon’s Castle

Hidden just an hour drive west of Sebring is

Solomon’s Castle, a shining 12,000-square-foot

castle made from recycled aluminum. Tour the

castle grounds and galleries with artist and creator

Howard Solomon, walk along beautiful nature

trails and enjoy a delightful lunch at the Boat in the

Moat Restaurant.

Seminole Brighton Casino

Bring along Lady Luck and head down to

Seminole Brighton Casino, about 30 minutes

southeast of Lake Placid. Boasting more than 400

slots and gaming machines, as well as bingo, table

games and the restaurant and lounge Josiah, you get

all the amenities of big-city gaming with friendly

staff and rewarding casino promotions.

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A DAY AT THE

RACES

Hit the ground running with

Sebring’s year-round racing events.

by STEPHEN KUBIAK

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Right, Below and

Bottom Right

Mobil 1 Twelve Hours

of Sebring is a

favorite event for

motorsports fans.

Speed. Speed is what most folks think about when they hear the

name Sebring. It’s the City on the Circle and home to the famous

Sebring International Raceway. To me, the name conjures up memories

like the smell of burning rubber skidding across pavement, that

deep rumbling you can feel in your chest as cars whiz by, and the energy

radiating off cheering fans—all bathed under the warm Florida sun.

And while Sebring is known for its motorsports, there’s a different

kind of speed you can find here that challenges your mind, body and

soul. It’s the kind of speed that has you pedaling fast and running hard.

The rumbling in your chest? That’s your heart working overtime as you

run alongside Lake Jackson or bike through the area’s citrus groves.

If you love the thrill of the race, you’re going to love what Sebring

has to offer:

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Heartland Triathlon – June

Do you have what it takes to tackle a triathlon? Sanctioned

by USA Triathlon, the Heartland Triathlon

will challenge participants of all ages with several

events over the weekend to choose from—including a

youth race for ages 6–15. The best part of the Heartland

Triathlon is that it gives you a taste of what the

area has to offer, like riding past beautiful Lake Jackson

or running through historic Downtown Sebring

and famous Circle Park. Be sure to take note of

things to check out after the race! Sebring’s outdoor

recreational opportunities abound, and this event

will give you the chance to experience them through

swimming, cycling and running.

The Sebring 14, ChampCar

Endurance Series – September

Ready to live that dream of being a race car driver

but don’t have the funds for a fancy stock car or have

a big name sponsor behind you? Welcome to the

Sebring 14, part of the ChampCar Endurance

Series. The ChampCar series has been dubbed

“the simplest path to real road racing” and for good

reason. The only requirements are a driver’s license,

ChampCar club membership and safety equipment,

and you’re off to the races. It’s the dream of so many

race fans to drive this track, so don’t miss your chance.

GFNY Florida Sebring – October

Sometimes the challenge is about challenging yourself.

GFNY Florida Sebring, part of the GFNY

World Cycling Marathon series, is an event that lets you

feel like a professional cyclist. How? Everyone is individually

chipped for timing, roads are closed and monitored by

police so you don’t have to stop, there’s a mass start at the

beginning, and everyone wears the trademark vivid green

cycling jersey—just like the pros. You can choose between

a long and medium route. Race to win or race for yourself—you

get to decide how you want to measure victory

with this race.

Above and Left

Heartland

Triathlon

challenges

athletes of all

ages with adult

and youth

races.

Michelin IMSA SportsCar

Encore – November

This postseason event comes at a

time that brings cooler weather to

the area, but things are always hot

on the track. While a newer race

to Sebring International Raceway,

this non-championship car race has quickly become a

favorite because of the track time the drivers receive,

including practice, qualifying and an endurance race.

The Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore is also a

proving ground for newer racers, so you never know what

future talent you might see out there. Great weather and

great racing make the event a must-do for race fans.

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Expedition Florida

Adventure Race – December

Sometimes you have to get off the pavement

and blaze your own trails. A unique event

that is as much an adventure as it is a race, the

Expedition Florida Adventure Race will

have you choosing from multiple day courses

that cut through a majority of the Sebring area.

You’ll have to run, hike, boat and bike your way

through this challenging experience. Do you

have what it takes to navigate this adventure?

Chin Track Days – Year-Round

Chin Track Days is all about driving your sports cars on the

best track out there—and Sebring International Raceway certainly

qualifies as that. Happening multiple times each year,

this track event for driving enthusiasts is for those looking to

take their “toy” out for some high-performance driving—

for Sebring, that means a 3.7-mile, 17-turn circuit. Chin

Track also provides advanced driver training, focusing on

safety and skill driving, so you’ll be doing laps on the course

in no time. There’s no finishing flag for this one—this is

all about fun.

Tour of Sebring – September

One of the best ways to sample a bit of the Sebring area is the Tour of Sebring,

an event that’s been going on for almost 40 years. For this event, cyclists can

participate in one, two or three days of cycling the flat, rural roads and gentle,

rolling hills of central Florida—experiencing very little traffic along the way.

And you won’t be the only one along for the ride as hundreds of cyclists from

all over come to this Labor Day event. If you’re up to the challenge, check out

the Bok Tower Century—a 100-mile trek to Bok Tower Gardens and back!

Below

Tour of Sebring

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Highlands Bike Fest

– January

Hosted by Highlands Pedalers,

Highlands Bike Fest is a newer

event to the Sebring community

that offers a chance for fun and fellowship

with avid cyclists. You can

spend the weekend riding the scenic

roads of the area and marked routes

from 10 to 60 miles with a 100-mile

century cycle. On Saturday afternoon,

you can enjoy activities planned

by the Pedalers. Sebring has amazing

cycling and it brings people from all

over, so you’re sure to make a new bicycling

buddy during the event.

Bike Sebring 12/24

– February

Have you ever wanted to race on the

famous track at Sebring International

Raceway? How would you like to

do it on two wheels with your own

pedal power? Do you think you could

last 12 hours? How about 24? If I

haven’t lost you yet, you’re ready for

Bike Sebring 12/24, a unique race

that mixes racetrack and road cycling.

Both the 12- and 24-hour races begin

on the famous speedway, then transition

out to the area’s rolling roads. For

the 24-hour event, racers will come

back to the illuminated racetrack

course and continue to ride it throughout

the night! Sebring is known for its

endurance racing, but this event like no

other takes it to the next level.

Sebring Vintage Classic – February

Get ready to hop in your time machine. If you love vintage muscle cars, you’ll want

to make a pitstop for the Sebring Vintage Classic. From the stands, you’ll see a

cavalcade of chrome and color as the classics of yesteryear shoot through the speedway.

After race day, get ready for one of the best car shows you’ll ever see. Take lots

of pictures, because you’ll be walking through automotive

history. This event is some of the most fun you’ll have at the

track. There’s just nothing like classic speed.

Above

Bike Sebring 12/24

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Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – March

This is the big one. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

is a legendary race that has been taking place since 1952.

Many notable names, from Mario Andretti to Paul Newman,

have raced this track. The event is a 12-hour endurance race

that is a favorite of both racers and fans alike and is where

Sebring gets its speed. There’s nothing quite like it. If you

enjoy racing or just love cars, this event is a must. Did you

know? The event was also recently voted North America’s

No. 1 Motorsports Event in a USA Today fan poll.

Top Right and Above

Mobil 1 Twelve Hours

of Sebring hosts drivers

from around the world.

Left

Sebring Vintage Classic

“SUNSHINE &

SPEED MAKE

THE BEST

COMBINATION.”

The best part about all of these events is the beautiful weather you can find

year-round in Sebring. Sunshine and speed make the best combination.

Once the checkered flag comes down and the final racer has passed the finish

line, it’s time for a cool down with the slower-paced lifestyle and small-town charm

that embodies the spirit of Sebring. Parks, dining, mural walks and museums are all

waiting for you to explore—so be sure to spend your “victory lap” touring the towns

of Sebring, Lake Placid and Avon Park.

Ready to make your move to the head of the pack? Racers: on your marks, get

set and go!

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Bet the

Farm

Farm

KELLILYNN HANN

BY

5 agritourism

adventures

near Sebring.

The Sebring area has a delicious

little secret. While most known for

Lake Jackson and Sebring’s sports

car racing, the area is home to

many family-owned farms that

welcome visitors. Enjoy fresh air

and fresh fruit, relax in the shade,

sip freshly made drinks, and watch

the kids laugh and play with animals.

It’s the perfect recipe for a

lazy day outing everyone will love.

Maxwell Groves Country Store

Relaxing in a rocking chair on the porch, enjoying

orange ice cream or a glass of citrus wine… do you

really need more convincing? If you’re not in the

car yet, maybe we can sweeten the deal. Maxwell

Groves, which has been a fixture in the area since

1935, has all kinds of locally made goodies such as

honey, key lime and lemonade ice cream, fresh orange

juice and bag-your-own citrus. They also have

an incredible selection of Florida wines with tempting

names like Honeydew Hideout, Cranberry Key

and Mamma Guava.

Top

Maxwell Groves

Left

Cool off with ice cream made with

fresh-squeezed orange juice.

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Sunshine Blueberry Farm

Did you know blueberries can lower your blood

pressure? Picking them will, too. At Sunshine

Blueberry Farm the friendly staff will tell you everything

about blueberries, including how to pick

the most mouthwatering ones. Kids really love

U-pick farms and it’s a great way to teach them

where their food comes from. Fun, healthy and educational?

It’s an activity that ticks all the boxes.

Secret Gardens

Winery & Farm

If you’re not already a fan of

muscadines, you’re about to be.

Extra-sweet grapes with a thick,

tangy skin, muscadines are native

to Florida and the Southeast.

Secret Gardens grows 5.5

acres of them to create fl avorful

jams, jellies and wine. They

also sell craft beer, other fruit

wines and grape juice for the

kids. Drive along a portion of

the scenic Florida Cracker Trail

to the winery, then shop for

gifts, play cornhole, listen to live

music and soak up the simple

life. Bring the dogs, too; there’s

a pup-friendly patio so your fur

family can join the fun.

Sugar Sand Distillery

Forget postcards—give your loved

ones a real taste of Florida with spirits

from Sugar Sand Distillery instead. This

10-acre sugarcane farm was built on the idea that

overseeing the entire process from farm to bottle

was the best way to produce high-quality vodka,

rum, gin, moonshine and whiskey. Tour the farm

and distillery to see how it’s all done, sample

drinks and then stock up on your favorites in the

gift shop. Kids are welcome on Saturday tours;

tasting is over 21 with ID.

LaLa Land

No farm adventure is complete without animals!

At LaLa Land, a 50-acre ranch in Sebring, you

can play with all kinds of barnyard favorites and

exotics. Pet a potbellied pig, feed the wallabies, kiss

a donkey, take a selfi e with a camel and much

more. An added bonus: many of the animals are

part of TLC Therapy Hooves, a

Top Right

Sugar Sand

Distillery

Left

LaLa Land

nonprofi t that brings animals

(and smiles) to senior care centers.

Visits are by appointment

only, and all proceeds go to the

charity.

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Clean

your Plate

Five restaurants

awarded the

hometown stamp

of approval.

by MARK O’BRIEN

Breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner, Sebring

restaurants have you covered. And with

menus showcasing homemade dishes created

with the freshest ingredients, you can

bet these restaurants are serving food that's

extra fresh and tasty.

Thanks to the favorable year-round climate,

some Sebring restaurants have started

cultivating their own herb and vegetable gardens.

And of course Sebring is only two hours

from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic

Ocean, so you can savor seafood that was

swimming in salt water not long ago.

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Enjoy the atmosphere of your choice, from

down-home to elegant. Sebring restaurants are family

friendly; many provide lake views, indoor and

outdoor dining, and live music on occasion.

These restaurants have the hometown stamp

of approval; they’re all favorites of locals as well

as tourists.

Jaxson’s on the Lake uses local produce and

herbs from its own garden. The menu, which has

something for tots to seniors, offers specialties

for adventurous diners. Try the “Hookiemelt”:

chicken tenders served with hot sauce and

smothered with cheeses, chopped onion and

sour cream, all melted in Jaxson’s ovens.

Top Right

Organically

Local

Left

Jaxson’s on

the Lake

Organically Local lives up to its name, with

local and seasonal ingredients throughout its vegan,

vegetarian and meat dishes for breakfast and lunch.

The farm-to-table movement is strong here. Homemade

hummus, grilled cheese sandwiches, açai bowls,

smoothies and wraps get rave reviews. Just want a

snack? Delight in a vegan chocolate cupcake while

you sit outside and observe downtown Sebring.

“Sink your teeth into

speciality dishes”

Left

Eighteen East

Restaurant

and Bar

Faded Bistro & Beer

Garden, which is pet friendly,

has a funky feel to go with its

quiches, kale, mac ‘n’ cheese,

tacos and extensive wine list. Sit

at the mahogany bar—built before

the Civil War—and enjoy

lush vegetation and garden

gnomes. Fish choices include

the local catch of the day. Other

dishes, like vegetarian lasagna,

showcase ingredients grown in

the on-site garden.

Eighteen East Restaurant

and Bar has been a local favorite

for years. Its dinners live up

to the promise of creative cuisine,

cozy atmosphere and classic

cocktails. Feast on great steaks,

bone-in frenched pork chops, salmon fillet and other

dishes—crab cakes, lobster rolls and wraps, plus

wines and appetizers. This place is a hit with foodies

and folks on date night.

Another destination for stylish dining is Chicanes

Restaurant & Bar. It offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is especially

eclectic. Sink your teeth into specialty dishes like filet mignon

“rollovers,” housemade fresh tomato and basil marinara sauce and linguine,

and the Supreme Christina chicken breast. The gourmet dinner

menu ranges from fresh, local seafood to bourbon chicken and pork

schnitzel.

Locally owned restaurants, locally sourced food and out-of-this-world

tastes!

Below

Chicanes Restaurant & Bar

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SET THE BAR

Keep the night going

at a favorite local bar.

Whatever your day was like in the Sebring

area, there’s always some energy left over to

tie one on before you call it a night.

by ANDREW SCHAEFFER

Dock 633

A quintessential bar that’s perfect

for watching the big game, Dock

633 is a no-frills type of place

popular with locals. Cheer on

your teams on the 15 flat-screen

TVs while you sip and nosh.

Top and Right

Mon Cirque

Wine Bar

Below

Cowpoke’s

Watering Hole

Mon Cirque Wine Bar

Located just off Circle Park in downtown Sebring,

Mon Cirque certainly feels thousands of miles

away. The unique French-inspired circus-themed

atmosphere definitely helps you escape reality with

a tall glass of wine or craft beer.

Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

With all the Mexican decor, you’ll feel like you’ve

crossed over the border at Don Jose. Dinner here

pairs great with a margarita, and the gorgeous views

across Lake Jackson.

Blue Lagoon Saloon

A neighborhood bar serving up a full menu,

Blue Lagoon Saloon’s friendly and warm atmosphere

makes it a fun place to chat with new

friends—and the long communal high-top tables

certainly help, too.

Cowpoke’s Watering Hole

A fantastic restaurant during the day, Cowpoke’s

Watering Hole transforms at night into a lively

and exciting bar with an island twist. With all the

dancing and live music events, you may have a hard

time staying in your seat at the tiki bar.

Wet Dogs Brewing

A recent addition to downtown Lake Placid,

Wet Dogs Brewing is all about fostering a community

feel with its ales, kombucha and coffee

brewed on-site. Try your hand at open mic and karaoke

nights, with some local craft beer or guest taps

for courage.

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THINGS TO DO

AGRITOURISM

Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch

330 Clark Rd., Lake Placid

dh-lr.com

Happiness Farms

704 County Rd. 621 E., Lake Placid,

863-465-2313

happinessfarms.com

Henscratch Farms

840 Henscratch Rd., Lake Placid,

863-699-2060

henscratchfarms.com

LaLa Land

400 Breeze By Way, Sebring,

863-699-0777

Maxwell Groves

607 E. Pleasant St., Avon Park,

863-453-3938, 800-326-3938

maxwellgrovescountrystore.com

Secret Gardens Winery & Farm

8222 W. Josephine Rd., Sebring,

863-414-4618

secretgardenswinery.com

Sugar Sand Distillery

264 Henscratch Rd., Lake Placid,

863-873-4725

sugarsanddistillery.com

Sunshine Blueberry Farm

3160 Manatee Dr., Sebring,

863-386-8609, 863-414-7858

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Alan Jay Wildstein Center

for Performing Arts

600 W. College Dr., Avon Park,

863-784-7178

sfscarts.org

Alice Stroppel’s Studio 215

215 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring,

863-402-4652

alicestroppelsstudio215.com

The Artist Group (TAG)

Art Studio and Gallery

19 E. Main St., Avon Park, 863-784-7346

Avon Park Depot Museum

21 W. Main St., Avon Park, 863-453-3525

Brenner Pottery & Fine Art Gallery

104 Circle Park Dr., Sebring,

863-385-1333

genebrennerpottery.com

Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative

132 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-699-5940

caladiumarts.org

Children’s Museum of the Highlands

219 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring,

863-451-5385

childrensmuseumhighlands.com

Circle Theatre

202 Circle Park Dr., Sebring,

863-382-1029

championforchildren.

org/circle-theatre-1

Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

5931 Hammock Rd., Sebring,

863-386-6094

floridastateparks.org/park/

Highlands-Hammock

The Grateful Hearts

113 Circle Park Dr., Sebring,

863-471-0611

thegratefulhearts.com

Highlands Art League’s Village

Where Art Lives!

1989 Lakeview Dr., Sebring,

863-385-6682

highlandsartleague.org

Highlands Lakeside Theatre

356 W. Center Ave., Sebring,

863-382-2525

highlandslakesidetheatre.org

Lake Placid Art League

127 Dal Hall Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-465-0611

lakeplacidartleague.org

The Lazy Painter

901 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring, 863-449-0822

Military Sea Services Museum, Inc.

1402 Roseland Ave., Sebring,

863-385-0992

milseasvcmuseum.org

The Murals of Lake Placid

18 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 863-465-2394

tourlakeplacid.com/murals

Museum of Florida Art & Culture

600 W. College Dr., Avon Park,

863-784-7240

mofac.org

Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art/

HCA Cultural Center

310 W. Main St., Avon Park,

863-453-4531

peterpowellroberts.org

Stained Glass and More

15 S. Verona Ave., Avon Park,

863-368-2942

Toby’s Clown Foundation & School

109 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-465-2920

tobysclownfoundation.org

FISHING: GUIDES, BAIT & TACKLE

Boater’s World

730 US Hwy. 27 N., Lake Placid,

863-323-5661, 877-412-3408

boatersworld.com

Boner Outfitters

Sebring, 863-382-0947

boneroutfitters.com

Don Hatcher Fishing

209 Revson Ave., Sebring, 863-655-0265

donhatcherfishing.com

Fishbone Tackle

1451 US Hwy. 27 S., Lake Placid,

863-531-3699

John Wood Freshwater Fishing

Guide Service

124 Mini Ranch Rd.,

Sebring, 863-412-9095

Remo and Mark Beaver Fishing

3816 Cowhouse Rd., Lorida, 863-655-0820

GOLF

Country Club of Sebring

4800 Haw Branch Rd., Sebring,

863-382-3500

countryclubofsebring.net

Golf Hammock Country Club

2222 Golf Hammock Dr., Sebring,

863-382-2151

golfhammockgcc.com

The Golf Shoppe

5005 Grand Concourse, Sebring,

863-471-2800

thegolfshoppe.biz

Harder Hall Country Club

3201 Golfview Rd., Sebring,

863-382-0500

harderhallgc.com

Highlands Ridge Golf

4106 Carter Creek Lane, Avon Park,

863-471-2299

highlandsridgegolf.com

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Lake June West Golf Course

1057 Lake June Rd., Lake Placid,

863-465-2888

lakejunewestgolfcourse.com/index.html

Pinecrest Golf Club

2250 Little Lake Bonnet Rd., Avon Park,

863-453-7555

golfpinecrest.com

Placid Lakes Country Club

3601 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-465-1626

placidlakescc.com

River Greens Golf Course

47 W. Lake Damon Dr., Avon Park,

863-453-5210

rgreens.com

Sebring Golf Links

1067 Lake Sebring Dr., Sebring,

863-402-4653

sebringgolf.com

Sebring International Golf Resort

100 Clubhouse Lane, Sebring,

863-655-5555

sebringinternationalgolfresort.com

Sebring Municipal Golf Course

3118 Golfview Rd., Sebring,

863-314-5919

sebringgolfclub.com

Sun ’n Lake Golf Club

35468 Tee Time Circle, Sebring,

863-385-4830

sunlakegolfclub.com

NATURE TOURS & HIKING TRAILS

Airboat Rides – Mossy Cove Fish Camp

3 Mossy Cove Dr., Lorida, 863-655-0119

mossycove.com

Airboat Wildlife Adventures

4971 US Hwy. 98, Sebring, 863-655-4737

airboatwildlifeadventures.com

Archbold Biological Station

123 Main Dr., Venus, 863-465-2571

archbold-station.org

Avon Park Airforce Range

29 South Blvd., Avon Park,

863-452-4254

avonparkafr.net

Bullfrog Airboat Tours

155 Marina RV Dr., Lake Placid,

863-634-6878

Ecoventure

111 S. Sun N Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid,

305-255-1114, 305-469-4769

ecoventurellc.com

Sebring Kayak Tours

Sebring, 863-202-0815

Sun ’n Lake Preserve Trail

Balboa Blvd., Sebring, 863-402-6545

Wildflower Wayside Shrine Trail

600 W. College Dr., Avon Park,

863-784-7240

mofac.org/wayside

PARKS

Boney Marsh River Run Bluff,

Bluff Hammock & Hickory Hammock

Recreational Areas

County Rd. 700, Lorida, 800-250-4200,

863-462-5260

sfwmd.gov

Circle Park

202 Circle Park Dr., Sebring,

863-471-5100

mysebring.com/215/Parks

Devane Park

109 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-699-3747

lakeplacidfl.net/contact/contact.html

Donaldson Park

109 E. Main St., Avon Park, 863-452-4400

avonpark.cc

Highlands Hammock State Park

5931 Hammock Rd., Sebring,

863-386-6094

floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/

highlands-hammock-state-park

Lake Istokpoga, Istokpoga Park Boat

Ramp & Lake Istokpoga Park

720 Istokpoga Park Access Rd., Sebring,

863-402-6812

istokpoga.org/Files/istokpoga.asp

Lake Istokpoga, Lake Istokpoga Windy

Point Boat Ramp & Windy Point Park

65 Windy Point Rd., Lake Placid

sunfunguide.com/sunfun/

windypointpark.html

Lake Jackson & City Pier Beach

351 W. Center Ave., Sebring, 863-471-5100

Lake Jackson, Veterans Beach Park

Boat Ramp & Veterans Beach Park

215 S.W. Lakeview Dr., Sebring

Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park

Daffodil St., Lake Placid, 863-386-6094

floridastateparks.org

Lake June-in-Winter, Lake June –

H.L. Bishop Boat Ramp &

H.L. Bishop Park

Lake June Clubhouse Rd., Lake Placid,

863-402-6813

Lake Tulane Park

200 W. Shoreline Dr., Avon Park,

863-452-4400

avonpark.cc

Stuart Park

131 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-699-3747

lakeplacidfl.net/parksrec.html

Veterans Memorial

Anderson St. and US Hwy. 27, Lake Placid

War Dog Memorial

300 W. Main St., Avon Park

SHOPPING – LOCAL

The Artist Group (TAG)

Art Studio and Gallery

19 E. Main St., Avon Park, 863-784-7346

Artistic Frames & Graphics

2607 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-382-2752

jimfitchart.weebly.com

Bare Wood Market

130 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring

The Blueberry Patch

231 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid,

863-465-5111

Brenner Pottery & Fine Art Gallery

104 Circle Park Dr., Sebring,

863- 385-1333

genebrennerpottery.com

Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative

132 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-699-5940

caladiumarts.org

Central Florida Thrift Shop

810 N. Ridgewood Dr.,

Sebring, 863-304-8614

Chic Chick Boutique

211 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid,

863-465-7199

chicchickboutique.boutiquewindow.com

Everglades Seasoning

6120 State Road 66, Sebring,

863-385-2215

evergladesseasoning.com

Heartland Treasures

5153 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-382-9304

heartlandtreasuresfl.webs.com

Hobby Hill Florist

541 N. Ridgewood Dr. #1, Sebring

Jimmy’s Flower Shop

19 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, 863-453-7502

Kathy’s Consignment Boutique

659 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring,

863-314-9099

Kelly’s Florist & Decorations/Gifts

173 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-465-2653

kelleysfloristlakeplacid.com

Lake Placid Embroidery & More, Inc.

211 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid

lakeplacidembroidery.com

Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear, Inc.

417 US Hwy. 27 S., Lake

Placid, 863-465-4731

Lakeshore Mall

901 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring, 863-471-3535

lakeshoremall.com

Lost Mines of Atlantis Gem Mine and

Rock Shop

10404 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-655-4044

lostminesofatlantis.net

Pure Grit Boot Company

309 W. Main St., Avon Park, 863-257-1038

puregritboots.com

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Satori Custom Merchandise

100 E. Main St., Avon Park, 863-257-2010

satoricustom.com

Sebring Jewelers

541 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring,

863-385-4653

Southern Drawl Boutique & Salon

2924 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-304-8031

Winding Waters Antiques

361 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-699-5223

SHOPPING – CHAIN

Bealls Outlet – Avon Park

910 US Hwy. 27 S., Avon Park,

863-452-0181

beallsoutlet.com

Bealls Outlet – Sebring

2802 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-382-1161

beallsoutlet.com

Bed Bath & Beyond – Sebring

1748 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-382-2549

bedbathandbeyond.com

Big Lots!

818 US Hwy. 27 S., Avon Park,

863-453-9191

biglots.com

Marshalls

1724 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-382-2190

marshallsonline.com

Walmart of Avon Park

1041 US Hwy. 27 N., Avon Park,

863-453-4177

walmart.com

Walmart of Sebring

3525 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring

walmart.com

SPAS

Heal By Touch – Massage &

Float Therapy

2531 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-382-1805

healbytouchtherapy.com

Highlands Hot Spot

1107 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-382-4688

Intuitive Massage & Wellness

943 Mall Ring Rd., Sebring, 863-402-2208

intuitivemassageinc.com

Sebring Salt Spa

2113 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-382-6116

sebringsaltspa.com

Serenity Massage of Sebring

249 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring, 863-471-1452

serenitymassagesebring.com

The Spa at Hammock Falls

#8 Hammock Falls Circle, Sebring,

863-382-9646

thespaathammockfalls.com

The Studio of Health & Beauty

1981 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-386-0822

studioofhealthandbeauty.com

SPORTS & RECREATION

Alan Jay Arena – Highlands County

Convention Center

781 Magnolia Ave., Sebring, 863-382-2255

hcfair.net

Avon Park Mowerplex

2155 W. Herrick Rd., Avon Park,

863-241-6930

nasgrassinc.com

Avon Park Senior Center

Shuffleboard Club

114 E. Main St., Avon Park, 863-382-2134

avonparkseniorcenter.com

Big Bang Ranch

730 CR17A W., Avon Park, 863-632-1705

Boomaxe

2304 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

954-594-7740

boomaxe.com

Durrah Martin Complex

620 S. Self Ave., Avon Park, 863-452-4400

avonpark.cc/departments/parks_&_

recreation/recreation_ facilities.php

Highlands Archery Club

7391 Haywood Taylor Blvd., Sebring,

863-441-4557

Highlands County Multi-Sport Complex

216 Sheriffs Tower Rd., Sebring,

863-402-6755

Lake June Park Sports Complex

933 Jackson Rd., Lake Placid,

863-402-6812

Lakeside Stables & Boat Rentals

5000 US Hwy. 98, Sebring, 863-655-2252

lakeside-stables.com

Legacy Bicycles

204 S. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring,

863-471-2453

legacybicycle.com

Lucy Derkman Softball Complex

1004 N. Anoka Ave., Avon Park,

863-452-4400

avonpark.cc/departments/parks_&_

recreation/recreation_ facilities.php

Max Long Recreational Complex

3200 Lakewood Rd., Sebring,

863-471-5100

mysebring.com

Orchid Hill Stables

419 Ranchero Dr., Sebring, 863-381-7719

Performance Marine

1130 US Hwy. 27 N., Lake Placid,

863-465-2814, 877-810-7779

mercuryperformance.com

Sebring Hibbett Sports

901 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring, 863-471-6887

Sebring International Raceway

113 Midway Dr., Sebring, 863-655-1442

sebringraceway.com

Sebring Recreation Club

333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring,

863-385-2966

sebringrecreationclub.org

Sick Sideways

7820 Tractor Rd., Sebring, 863-531-3159

sicksideways.com

Spray and Pray Indoor Shooting Range

12135 US Hwy. 98, Sebring, 863-655-1010

Square 1 Shooting Range &

Outdoor Venue

11522 Reo Hinton Ave., Lake Placid,

863-381-3436

square1shootingrange.com

Trek Store Sebring

299 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring, 863-402-2453

Under Pressure Sports, Inc.

648 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring,

863-402-2100

underpressuresports.com

Wine Country Motor Sports

113 Midway Dr., Sebring, 863-655-7777

winecountrymotorsports.com

YMCA

100 YMCA Lane, Sebring, 863-382-9622

highlandsymca.org

EVENT & MEETING LOCATIONS

Barn at Paso Fino

3501 Paso Fino Dr., Lake Placid,

863-441-2068

thebarnatpasofino.com

The Genesis Center

218 E. Belleview St., Lake Placid,

863-287-3661

fpclp.com/genesis-center

Jack Stroup Civic Center

355 W. Center Ave., Sebring,

863-471-5100

mysebring.com

Lake Placid Camp & Conference

2665 Placid View Dr., Lake Placid,

863-465-2197

lpccc.net

The Oaks at Grassy Creek

10171 Hocus Pocus Trail, Sebring,

863-381-3031

grassycreekoaks.com

The Pavilion on Little Lake Jackson

1775 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring, 863-546-0026

pavilionllj.com

Sebring Airport Authority

128 Authority Ln., Sebring, 863-655-6444

sebring-airport.com

Seven – Sebring Raceway Hotel

150 Midway Dr., Sebring, 863-655-6252,

800-440-3526

cesebring.com

South Florida State College

600 W. College Dr., Avon Park,

863-784-7111

southflorida.edu

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DINING &

NIGHTLIFE

Apex Restaurant

150 Midway Dr., Sebring, 863-655-7200

sevensebringhotel.com

Argana Diner

115 W. Center St., Sebring, 813-836-2057

Avon Park Diner

610 US Hwy. 27 S., Avon Park,

863-657-2343

Azul Tequila

2521 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring

azultequilacuisine.com

Back Alley Bar and Grill

2710 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring,

863-385-7323

dimitrisrestaurant.net

The Banquet Room at Dimitri’s

2710 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring,

863-385-7323

dimitrisrestaurant.net

Big Star Dogs

4208 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-451-5673

bigstardogs.com

Blue Lagoon Saloon

4120 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-471-6001

Bongos

3416 State Rd. 17 N., Sebring,

863-585-5709

Broken Egg Diner

950 Sebring Square Plaza, Sebring,

863-402-9050

Bufalucca Sports n’ Wings

7429 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-304-8954

bufalucca.com

Caddyshack Bar & Grill

3122 Golfview Rd., Sebring,

863-471-0505

caddyshacksebring.com

Cang Tong Japanese & Chinese Cuisine

120 Sebring Square, Sebring, 863-386-1924

cangtongsebring.com

Cang’s Sushi Restaurant

413 US Hwy. 27 N., Lake Placid,

863-659-1093, 863-414-1572

cangsasiancuisine.com

Casa Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Bar

1979 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-531-5100

Chef Buddy’s Italian American Deli

381 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-465-6800

Chicanes Restaurant & Bar

3101 Golfview Rd., Sebring,

863-314-0348

chicanesrestaurant.com

China Buffet

816 US Hwy. 27 N., Avon Park,

863-453-8080

chinabuff etfl.com

China Wok

1577 US Hwy. 27 N., Avon Park,

863-452-6826

chinawokky.com

Cowpoke’s Watering Hole

6813 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-314-9459

cowpokeswh.com

Dee’s Place

138 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring,

863-471-2228

deesplace.org

Deep South Bar and Grill

131 S. Sun N. Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-531-3294

Dimitri’s Pizza Kitchen

2710 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring,

863-385-7323

dimitrisrestaurant.net/pizza-shop

Dimitri’s Resturant

2710 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring,

863-385-7323

dimitrisrestaurant.net

Dock 633

633 Lake June Rd., Lake Placid,

863-699-6330

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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

4731 Lakeview Dr., Sebring,

863-385-9316

donjosemexican.com

Dutcher’s Diner

1012 W. Main St., Avon Park,

863-453-8824

Eighteen East Restaurant & Bar

18 E. Main St., Avon Park,

863-453-1818

El Paso Tienda Mexican Food

209 US Hwy. 27 N., Avon Park,

863-453-0400

Faded Bistro & Beer Garden

420 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring,

863-471-0204

fadedbistro.com

Fairmount Café

3750 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-382-4600

Galati’s Family Restaurant

637 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring,

863-382-3333

The Gator Shack

4651 US Hwy. 98, Sebring, 863-655-6000

gatorshackfl.com

Glenda Jean’s Country Kitchen

204 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid,

863-531-3476

glendajeanslp.com

Hairy’s Cafe

1560 Lakeview Dr., Sebring,

863-386-0505

Havana Days Bakery

2940 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-385-8085

Hibachi Buffet

2870 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-658-0977

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

535 Dal Hall Blvd., Lake Placid,

863-465-3814

Hotel Jacaranda

19 E. Main St., Avon Park, 863-453-2211

hoteljac.com

Island View Lakefront Restaurant & Pub

5223 Sun N. Lake Blvd., Sebring,

863-382-1191

islandviewrestaurant.com

Jaxson’s on the Lake

443 Lake June Rd., Lake Placid,

863-465-4674

Jimmy’s Greek American Grill

1520 Lakeview Dr., Sebring,

863-386-9816

La Hacienda Resturant

and Supermarket

825 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring,

863-382-2555

lahaciendasebring.com

La Malquerida Tienda y Restaurante

600 W. Main St., Avon Park, 863-453-4011

Lazy Lobster Shanty

212 County Rd. 621 E., Lake Placid,

863-591-3086

Little Italy Pizza

825 W. Main St., Avon Park, 863-452-2000

orderlittleitalyrestaurant.com

Mae Lee’s International Deli

445 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring,

863-382-3663

maeleesdeli.com

Main Street America

15 S. Main Ave., Lake Placid, 863-465-7733

Mango’s Cuban Café

1568 Lakeview Dr., Sebring,

863-385-0794

mangoscubancafe.com

Mon Cirque Wine Bar

140 N. Commerce Ave., Sebring

863-214-8790

Morty & Edna’s Craft Kitchen

231 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid,

863-699-0600

mortyandednas.com

Mr. Sammy’s New York Style Pizza

312 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid

Nutmeg’s Cafe

3953 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-314-6408

nutmegscafe.net

Olympic Restaurant

504 US Hwy. 27 N., Avon Park,

863-452-2700

Organically Local

123 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring,

863-399-6796

Oscar’s Family Restaurant

267 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-471-0550

villagefountain.com/oscar

Palmano’s Pizzeria

3229 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring,

863-582-5338

Paradise Grille at Highlands Ridge

3455 E. Fairway Vista Dr., Avon Park,

863-382-2131

Pizzano’s Pizza

4141 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-386-1045

pizzanospizzagrinderz.com

Runway Café

128 Authority Ln., Sebring, 863-655-0732

sebring-airport.com

Sandhill Grill

2250 Little Lake Bonnet Rd., Avon Park,

863-453-7555

golfpinecrest.com/restaurant-pub

Sebring Diner

4040 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-385-3434

Sebring Soda & Ice Cream Works

201 Circle Park Dr., Sebring,

863-417-8813

sebringsoda.com

Señor Jalapeño

2451 US Hwy. 27, Avon Park,

863-201-7910

senorjalapenorestaurant.com

Sheila’s Corner Pub & Liquor Shop

407 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring,

863-214-5645

Smoke Shack BBQ and Catering

123 US Hwy. 27 N., Lake Placid,

863-699-2221

Sunset Bar & Grille

2650 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-471-3900

sunsetgrillesebring.com

sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt

2932 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-386-4917

Tabby’s Bar and Grill

800 US Hwy. 27 S., Lake Placid,

863-659-1883

Taqueria Merlo

1004 W. Main St., Avon Park,

863-452-1811

Thai House

3750 US Hwy. 27 N. #4D, Sebring,

863-386-1004

Victoria’s Restaurant & Shanker’s Pub

100 Clubhouse Lane, Sebring,

863-655-5555

sebringinternationalgolfresort.com

Wet Dogs Brewing

231 North Main Ave., Lake Placid,

863-410-2010

wetdogsbrewing.com

The Wild Hawg

4141 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring, 863-451-5590

Wild Turkey Tavern

2751 US Hwy. 27 S., Avon Park,

863-452-5284

wildturkeytavern.com

Yums of Avon Park

1022 US Hwy. 27 N. #16, Avon Park,

863-452-0228

Yums of Sebring

2926 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-386-9119

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LODGING &

ACCOMMODATION

Adelaide Shores RV Resort

2881 US Hwy. 27 N., Avon Park,

863-453-2226, 800-848-1924

adelaideshores.com

Bonnet Lake Campgrounds

2825 State Rd. 17, Avon Park,

863-385-3700

bonnetlakecampgrounds.com

Budget Inn

2803 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-385-8901, 800-284-7666

budgetinnsebring.com

Budget Inn of Avon Park

102 US Hwy. 27 S., Avon Park,

863-657-2749

Buttonwood Bay RV Resort

10001 US Hwy. 27, Sebring,

863-655-1122, 800-716-0531

buttonwoodbay.com

Camp Florida Resort

100 Shoreline Dr., Lake Placid,

863-699-1991

campflaresort.com

Cypress Isle RV Park & Marina

2 Cypress Isle Ln., Lake Placid,

863-465-5241

Deluxe Country Club Villas, LLC

329 Duane Palmer Blvd., Sebring,

863-655-0152, 863-381-4772

Econo Lodge

2511 US Hwy. 27 S., Avon Park,

863-453-2000, 800-4CHOICE

choicehotels.com

Harder Hall Resort Club

124 Lake Drive Blvd., Sebring,

863-385-5005

harderhall.com

Henderson’s Fish Camp

35 Henderson Rd., Lake Placid,

863-465-2101

hendersonfishcampfl.com

Highland Oaks RV Resort

7001 Old Plantation Ave., Sebring,

863-655-1685

Highland Wheel Estates RV &

Mobile Home Park

1004 Hammock Rd., Sebring,

863-385-6232

hwepark.com

Highlander Motel at Lake Josephine

11455 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-655-1735

Highlands Hammock State Park

Campgrounds

5931 Hammock Rd., Sebring,

863-386-6094, 800-326-3521

floridastateparks.org

Highlands Mobile Village

1817 Jeri Kay Ln., Sebring,

863-385-3289

highlandsmobilevillage.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Lake Placid

608 S. Lakeview Rd., Lake Placid,

863-465-9916, 800-HOLIDAY

hiexpress.com/lakeplacidfl

Holiday Inn Express Hotel &

Suites Sebring

4400 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-386-1115, 866-381-1115

hiexpress.com/sebringfl

Holiday Ranch RV Park

1995 W. County Line Rd., Avon Park,

863-453-4468

holidayranchrvpark.com

Hunnewell’s Cottages

2060 US Hwy. 27 N., Avon Park,

863-453-4358

hunnewellscottages.com

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Inn on the Lakes

3101 Golfview Rd., Sebring,

863-471-9400, 800-531-5253

innonthelakes.com

Lake Blue Resort

735 S. Lakeview Rd., Lake Placid,

863-465-3371

lakeblueresort.com

Lake Bonnet Village 55+ Co-Op

2900 E. Lake Bonnet Rd., Avon Park,

863-385-7010

lakebonnetvillage.com

Lake Glenada RV Park

815 Anglim Ave., Avon Park,

231-510-9969

lakeglenada.com

Lake Grassy Inn & Suites

1865 US Hwy. 27 S., Lake Placid,

863-465-9200

lakegrassyinn.com

Lake Istokpoga Marina & RV

155 Marina RV Dr., Lake Placid,

863-699-9585

Lake Josephine Rustic Resort

916 Lake Josephine Dr., Sebring,

863-633-8846

lakejosephinerusticresort.com

Lake Josephine RV Resort

10809 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-655-0925, 877-503-4141

lakejorv.com

Lake June in Winter Rentals

413 US Hwy. 27 N., Lake Placid,

561-762-7809

lakejunerentals.com

Lake June Resort

300 Lake June Dr., Lake Placid,

863-465-3546

lakejuneresort.com

Lake Letta RV Resort

2455 S. Lake Letta Dr., Avon Park,

863-453-7700

lakelettarv.com

Lake Placid Campground

1801 US Hwy. 27 S., Lake Placid,

863-465-2934

lakeplacidcampresort.com

Lakeshore Resort

121 Sunset Terrace, Lake Placid,

863-465-2135

lakeshoreresortrentals.com

Lakeside Cottages

740 S. Lakeview Rd., Lake Placid,

863-465-2214

lakeplacidcottages.us

LaQuinta Inns & Suites

4115 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-386-1000

laquintasebring.com

Leisure Acres RV-MH Community

3651 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-385-8959

leisureacres.com

The Lodge at Lightsey Family Ranch

545 New Boot Heel Rd., Venus,

863-464-0268

floridahuntingoutfitter.com

Mossy Cove Fish Camp

3 Mossy Cove Dr., Lorida,

863-655-0119, 800-833-2683

mossycove.com

Neibert’s Fishing Resort

4971 US Hwy. 98, Sebring,

863-655-1416

Oak Tree Inn

700 US Hwy. 27 N., Avon Park,

863-453-3165

oaktreeinn.moonfruit.com/#/

local-info/453-753-1790

Outback RV Resort

3000 Tanglewood Pkwy., Sebring,

863-402-1500

outbackrvresort.com

Placid Escape

379 Anderson St. NE, Lake Placid,

954-472-3354

lakeplacidfloridavacationrentals.com

Placid Memories

125 Loquat Rd. NE, Lake Placid,

256-574-2808

lakeplacidfloridavacationrentals.com

Pratt’s Resort

786 Lake June Rd., Lake Placid,

863-699-1223

onlakejune.com

Quality Inn and Suites

6525 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-385-4500

choicehotels.com/quality-inn

Race Track Rentals at Sebring, LLC

PO Box 25, Sebring,

863-273-7651

racetrackrentalsatsebring.com

Ramada Lake Placid

2165 US Hwy. 27 S., Lake Placid,

863-465-3133

ramada.com

Reflections on Silver Lake

1850 US Hwy. 27, Avon Park,

863-453-5756

reflectionsonsilverlake.com

Residence Inn by Marriott

3221 Tubbs Rd., Sebring,

863-314-9100

marriot.com/sefri

Sebring Gardens Trailer Park

1920 Brunns Rd., Sebring,

863-385-7624

Sebring Grove RV Resort

4105 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-382-1660

sebringgrove.com

Sebring Inn

3751 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-385-7049

sebringinn.com

Sebring International Golf Resort

100 Clubhouse Ln., Sebring,

863-655-6215, 800-635-7277

sebringinternationalgolfresort.com

Seven – Sebring Raceway Hotel

150 Midway Dr., Sebring,

863-655-6252, 800-440-3526

sevensebringhotel.com

Sunny Pines RV/MH Park

1200 US Hwy. 27 N., Sebring,

863-385-4144

sunnypinesrvmhp.com

Sunset Beach Motel

1001 Lakeview Dr., Sebring,

863-385-6129, 866-280-1821

mysunsetbeachmotel.com.

Sunshine RV Resort

303 FL-70, Lake Placid,

863-465-4815, 800-760-7270

sunshinervresort.com

Trails End Fishing Resort

4232 Trails End, Lorida,

863-655-0134, 888-603-9209

trailsendfishingresort.com

Travel Inn of Sebring

5272 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-385-4448

travelinnofsebring.com

Tru by Hilton

1775 US Hwy. 27 S., Sebring,

863-471-0000

tru3.hilton.com

Tully’s Silver Sands Cottages

152 Berton Dr., Lake Placid,

863-465-1354

tullyssilversands.com

Villa Lotela

700 E. Cornell St., Avon Park,

863-873-9670

villalotela.com

Whispering Pines Village

2323 Brunns Rd., Sebring,

863-385-8806

whisperingpinesflorida.com

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Travel Tips

The secret is out! The Sebring area

is becoming a destination for families,

outdoor enthusiasts, golfers and art

lovers. Here are a few tips to make

your visit a breeze. Enjoy the sunshine!

Plan your perfect getaway to Sebring,

Avon Park or Lake Placid.

Plan ahead for

outdoor fun

Fishing Visit myfwc.com/fishing

to obtain a fishing permit.

Golfing Check out the hotels and

resorts that offer golf packages.

Hiking Remember to pack

your hiking boots so that you

can explore the more than

100 miles of scenic trails.

Getting to Sebring is easy

By plane

All four of these airports are within

100 miles of Sebring:

• Sarasota/Bradenton

International Airport

• Orlando International Airport

• Southwest Florida

International Airport

• Tampa International Airport

By train

Amtrak has a station in Sebring (SBG).

By bus

Greyhound has a station in Sebring.

Daytrip, anyone?

Visit these popular Florida

cities or attractions—all within

a 25–150-mile radius:

• Walt Disney World ®

• Busch Gardens ® Tampa Bay

• Kennedy Space Center

• Daytona Beach

• Sarasota

• Ft. Myers/Naples

• West Palm Beach

• Ft. Lauderdale

Florida Everglades

• Bok Tower Gardens

• LEGOLAND ® Florida

• Gatorama

• Solomon’s Castle

• Center for Great Apes

• Seminole Brighton Casino

EXPERT FISHING AND GOLFING GUIDES ARE AVAILABLE.

GO TO VISITSEBRING.COM TO LEARN MORE.

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Calendar

OF

Events

FEBRUARY

12/24 Bicycle Ride the Track

Participants come to sunny Florida to

see how many miles they can ride in

either 12 or 24 hours on and around

Sebring International Raceway.

FEBRUARY

ROARING 20s FESTIVAL

This free festival in downtown

Sebring harkens back to the

days of flappers and fedoras.

MARCH

Sportscar Vintage Classic

Held on the Sebring International

Raceway, this race marks the start of the

season for vintage racing enthusiasts.

Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

This annual motorsport endurance race

is the second round of the WeatherTech

SportsCar Championship.

Avon Park Blueberry Festival

Bluegrass and blueberries are a perfect

pairing at this late-April festival.

JUNE

Heartland Triathlon

Great athletes travel from far and

wide to swim Lake Jackson, ride the

open roads and run around historic

downtown Sebring Circle Park.

JULY

Caladium Festival

Celebrate this colorful plant in the

Caladium Capital of the World with

field tours, plant and bulb sales and live

entertainment.

APRIL

APRIL

American Junior Golf Association

(AJGA) Visit Sebring Preview

New to AJGA? This is a perfect

first-time event for 78 youth golfers.

SEBRING SODA FESTIVAL

Hundreds of craft soda

samples are available at this

nostalgia-tinged festival.

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SEPTEMBER

Tour of Sebring

Ride past citrus groves, cattle ranches

and small towns on this three-day tour.

Champ Car Races

It’s “run what you brung” with a twist—

vehicles of just about every make and

model are raced by amateur drivers on the

famous 3.74-mile Sebring road course.

OCTOBER

Barktoberfest

This annual event raises awareness

about pet adoption and animal care.

GFNY Cycling

Calling all cycling enthusiasts! GFNY

is an international cycling event with

locations all over the world. Join each

October in Sebring for their only

Florida/Southeast US location.

GFNY Marathon

GFNY is a personal endurance challenge

where you compete against others, the

clock and yourself. Join each October

in Sebring for their only US location.

Sebring Craft Beer Festival

Have a round of local craft beers on

the Circle in downtown Sebring.

Mason G. Smoak 5K & Family Fun Day

This wholesome day of family fun

includes a 5K race, games, music,

food and a dunk tank.

NOVEMBER

Highlands Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

One of Florida’s longest-running

art festivals, this gathering

promises live music, engaging

activities and original artwork.

Civilian Conservation Corps Festival

Step back in time to learn about the

CCC and watch live blacksmithing,

beekeeping, hide-tanning and

antler-carving demonstrations.

Crazy Chili Pepper Cook-Off

Participants in this Rotary Club

fundraiser compete for the coveted

Best Chili designation.

Michelin SportsCar Encore

This weekend racing event is an

exciting, freestanding opportunity

to experience IMSA and Sebring.

Turkey Trot 5K at

Highlands Hammock State Park

Participants celebrate Thanksgiving

as they walk or run this 5K through

the picturesque state park.

Sebring Classic Pistons and Props

Sebring is the birthplace of American

endurance racing. Celebrate that legacy,

along with Sebring’s military history, at

this vintage auto and airplane event.

DECEMBER

Harder Hall Ladies Golf Invitational

Open to amateur golfers age 12 and

older, this invitational features divisions

for a wide range of ages and abilities.

Highlands Bikefest

Cycle the area’s gently rolling hills

as Sebring welcomes cyclists of all

abilities to enjoy up to three days of

riding on low-traffic, country roads.

Cookiefest

Kids of all ages can find their inner

pastry chef and create holiday

confections at this annual event.

Carousel of Lights

In addition to a stunning display

of lights, this four-week-long event

features a singing puppet show,

kids’ games, miniature golf and

Santa Claus every night.

DECEMBER

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS AT

HISTORIC HOTEL JACARANDA

Always picturesque, this historic

1920s hotel shines especially

bright during the holidays, when

visitors can enjoy a 15-foot

Christmas tree, poinsettias,

nutcrackers and more.

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The Citrus Golf Trail is a collection of great golf courses that offer history,

value, fantastic golf, and the friendliest service anywhere.

With courses that build on the natural beauty of Old Florida, golfers may

fi nd it diffi cult to keep their eyes on the ball. Wet and dry, sandy and woody

conditions combine to create challenging and fun courses for any skill level.

And, Sebring is one of the most affordable golf destinations anywhere in the

country, even in peak season, where golfers can stay and play for as little as

$99 per person per night including room, golf, and complimentary breakfast.

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