This beautiful, historic Main Street-style downtown has a bevy of buildings that have been on the National Historic Register since the 1970s – and more than a few are home to some wonderful shops,... Read More
This beautiful, historic Main Street-style downtown has a bevy of buildings that have been on the National Historic Register since the 1970s – and more than a few are home to some wonderful shops, galleries, restaurants and more. From gorgeous gift shops like Magpie's Modern General Store to artisan food purveyors like Wondermade (where the marshmallows are heavenly as gift boxes, but you can eat one on the spot via hand-fired s'more along with their homemade ice cream) to longtime resident art hubs like the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery to exotic home decor by way of Washburn Imports – which, by the way, has a full liquor craft cocktail bar inside, Sanford is full of incredible surprises that hide in plain sight! Festivals and street parties abound, as well, like the monthly Alive After 5 celebration, making it even better to plan a shopping visit strategically to take advantage.
Sanford, FL 32771
- Best Shopping: "Sanford has been racking up indie bars, craft breweries and restaurants like nobody's business the past few years, so come hungry for more than just shopping."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Outlet shoppers: Much like its sister OPO, the I-Drive installation is rife with bargains. You'll want to pack an extra suitcase to fill.