Sanford is the Seminole County seat.
It is also considered a major port for the St. Johns River that connects Sanford with Jacksonville.
Get off at this station for Historic Downtown Sanford shops and businesses. There is also a free trolley (details below) that takes riders from the SunRail station to the historic downtown area.
Get off at this SunRail stop for the Sanford Zoo and Orlando Sanford International Airport.
This station offers free parking, but there are few other amenities nearby.
Before you leave Sanford, be sure to stop at the Sanford Filling Station (corner of 1st Street and Park) and receive a complimentary 1-gallon jug of alkaline, ionized water, which researchers say can be beneficial to your health and help address other chronic illness. For more information, see a video on this shop and the products it offers by clicking here.
Christo’s restaurant in Historic Downtown Sanford is a popular local institution. Christo’s, at 107 W. 1st St., Sanford, is known for its menu of American foods including burgers, ribs and pizza. Everything is made from scratch and you can’t leave with trying their mouth-watering desserts. On Sunday Christo’s offers an outstanding breakfast brunch.
Bring your friends and family in for Sunday brunch featuring our made to order famous White Chocolate French Toast, Omelettes, Blueberry Pancakes, Banana Split pancakes, or many other breakfast dishes along with Mary's fabulous breakfast potatoes and grits.
How about a Mimosa? Or choose one of our delicious specialties: Calzones, Angus Beef Burgers, Firecracker shrimp, Gyros, Fried Mac n Cheese, Pizza, Greek salad, antipasto salad and so much more. Don't forget dessert!
Check out the dessert case and bring one home!
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Kid and pet friendly.
Outdoor seating available.
See a Christo’s video by clicking here.
Rustic Pipe and Décor specializes in custom farmhouse, industrial and steampunk décor for your home. They take pipe and use it to custom design paper towel holders, clothing hooks, door handles, wine racks, candle holders and so much more. The shop is at 109 W. First St., in historic downtown Sanford. Click out her video by clicking here.
The Corner Café, at 101 E. First St., is in the heart of Historic Sanford. Chef Michael and his team focus on preparing the most amazing lunch you can hope for in Central Florida. Their menu offers a limitless combination of Panini-style sandwiches (their Cuban rocks!), crisp freshly-made salads, soups, sweets and luscious smoothies, coffees and a selection of beer and wine. Check out their video by clicking here.
The Sanford Trolley is the best way to get from the Sanford SunRail station and the Amtrak Auto Train to Historic Downtown Sanford. The distinctive trolley runs Monday through Saturday, starting at 12 noon. It includes stops at Magnolia Square – in the heart of downtown – the Sanford Welcome Center and the Sanford Museum. For more route and schedule information, click here.
Inside the Sanford Museum, at 520 E. First St, you can learn the history of Central Florida, as well as Sanford’s role in agriculture, transportation and sports. You’ll never believe how many sports superstars helped shape Sanford’s history. You can reach the Sanford Museum by riding the free trolley from the SunRail train station. For more info and a video on the museum, please click here.