A Weekend Trip to Sebring, Fl
Sebring is a great location for families wanting to unplug and relax for a weekend! The town is "old Florida" at its finest.
Founded in 1912 by Ohio Industrialist George Sebring, the quiet city is located 90-minutes from Orlando, and is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway when you are wanting to relax and reconnect with your family.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------The itinerary below is perfect for a three-day weekend. However, if you want more information on attractions in Sebring, I suggest your stop at the Chamber office upon arrival.
Friday (Day 1):Check into the exquisite Inn on the Lakes. (Check-in begins at 4pm.) The property was rated #1 in Sebring by Trip Advisor and you will soon agree! The tower suites are my favorite, although standard double bed rooms are also available. Each of the 155 rooms and suites are slightly different...it's what makes me wanting to go back again and again.
(Tip: Don't forget to meet the hotel cat, CP, who resides in the lobby!)
Remember that beautiful pool I showed you yesterday at Inn on The Lakes? Well now it’s time to head inside the hotel! The rooms and suites at @iotlsebring are so well done. Each one is unique and slightly different. (As you can see, they feel like small apartments shown in a Pottery Barn catalog!) All rooms offer plenty of morning sunlight and great views of the area lakes. ➡️SWIPE➡️ to see a few different styles. If you plan to @VisitSebring, this hotel is a must! . . . . . #VisitSebring #VisitFlorida #FloridaLife #SebringOfFlorida #SebringFl #SebringRaceway #FloridaOnATankful #FloridaLife #OldFlorida #ClassicFlorida #BoutiqueHotel #FloridaGetaway #FloridaVacation #couplestravel
Do you hear the dinner bell ringing? Just a few minutes south of Inn on the Lakes, you can find Cowpoke's Watering Hole. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, this is the place for meat lovers to enjoy dinner. The rib-eye and prime rib are amazing. The restaurant also serves a variety of fish and seafood dishes.
|(Photo courtesy of Cowpoke's Watering Hole/FB)|
Rise and shine, but take it slow. Remember this weekend is about unwinding! Savor your morning cup of coffee on your balcony while looking below in the lake for local wildlife.
Saturday (Day 2):
When you are ready to get the day started, enjoy a late breakfast at Chicanes located inside Inn on the Lakes (included with your stay) or head over to Sebring Diner. Once caffeinated, it's time to explore Downtown Sebring! Your first stop is the Sebring Soda + Ice Cream Works. The shop offers over 300 varieties of craft soda all without high fructose corn syrup.
Did you know Sebring is home to the largest selection of craft and vintage bottled sodas and ice cream?! 🥤 🍦 🥤 Sebring Soda & Ice Cream Works carries over 300 different flavors of sodas from all over the world AND 50 flavors of super premium ice cream. And best of all none of the sodas contain high fructose corn syrup. All sodas are made with cane sugar. #YUMYUM . . . . . #VisitSebring #VisitFlorida #FloridaLife #OrlandoBlogger #CentralFlorida #HighlandsCo #FloridaOnATankful #FloridaVacation #FloridaGetaway #CitrusGolfTrail #soda #craftsoda #icecream #softserveicecream #downtownSebring
Enjoy a stroll around the circle while stopping in a few local shops and boutiques. You may be surprised with what you find!
It's time to rest your feet for a bit and I suggest you head to Faded Bistro & Beer Garden to enjoy a cold beer and a tapas (or two). The garden has plenty of space for the kids to explore and burn off some energy.
As the afternoon temps are warming up, it's a great time to head back to the Inn for a dip in the pool. The team at Inn on the Lakes has done a fantastic job with the landscaping on the deck. You will feel as though you have been transported to paradise (especially if you order a Strawberry Daiquiri)!
#FloridaLife I spent this morning relaxing at @iotlsebring — as well as enjoying an amazing hamburger and strawberry daiquiri from @chicanessebring! I can’t wait to tell you all more about my trip to @visitsebring, but in the meantime, please ➡️ swipe ➡️ to see a few pictures of this beautiful property which is located 90-minutes south of Disney World. . . . . . #VisitFlorida #VisitSebring #FlLife #Florida #FloridaGetaway #CentralFlorida #OrlandoMom #OrlandoBlogger #DisneyMom #FloridaOnATankful #HighlandsCo #CitrusGolfTrail #hosted
The day is drawing to an end and by now your little ones are probably getting hungry. I suggest you stay onsite at Chicanes for dinner. It's one of the area's finest spots. I recommend the Pan Fried Grouper or one of the steaks. After dinner, walk out to the deck to enjoy the sunset over the lake.
Sunday (Day 3):
Today is about discovering all the natural beauty Sebring has to offer. Consider an airboat ride with Airboat Wildlife Adventure; or if you would prefer to explore at your own pace, I suggest a nature stroll at Highlands Hammock State Park.
Grab a late lunch at Apex Restaurant, located in the Sebring Seven Hotel. The hamburgers are huge--and delish--as are the homemade chips. The hotel name, “Seven” is inspired by where it is situated on the Sebring International Raceway circuit – Turn 7. Make sure to walk outside afterwards, to get a glimpse of the famous raceway.
My first stop in Sebring was to @sevensebringhotel and the on-site restaurant @apexatseven! The hotel is located on the hairpin turn at the Sebring International Raceway (which explains the Corvette in the lobby). The property recently went through a name change and upgrades. ➡️Please swipe to see all pics➡️ . . . . . #VisitSebring #VisitFlorida #OrlandoBlogger #FloridaLife #Sebring #sebringraceway
On your way out of town today, make sure to stop by Maxwell's Groves, a country store that offers a sprawling front porch, for a souvenir (perhaps a homemade jam or salad dressing). Of course you can't leave without enjoying a freshly squeezed orange juice or a cup of soft serve ice cream!