Sebring Makes the Top 10 Secret Florida Vacation Spots Your Never Knew Existed

Orlando, Miami, St. Augustine—many families have been there, done those. But there are some secret Florida vacation spots you might not know about—places with less-crowded beaches, throwback downtowns, and opportunities for some pretty wild animal encounters. We’ve rounded up the best secret Florida vacation spots to consider for your next getaway with the kids.

Sebring Makes the Forbes List of Best Small Places for Business & Careers

Sebring, FL

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
At a Glance
  • Population: 103,100
  • Major Industries: Recreation, Education
  • Gross Metro Product: $2.7 B
  • Median Household Income: $37,739
  • Median Home Price: $134,000
  • Unemployment: 5.2%

52 Excuses to Visit Florida's Highlands County

While the beaches and theme parks get Florida’s tourist headlines, don’t cry for Highlands County. Home to Sebring and Lake Placid, the middle of the state is truly worth a visit.

U.S. Highway 27 slices through the county from north to south, and it’s less than a two-hour drive from Orlando, making it worth a Florida explore, especially for the weekend.

Sebring Citrus Golf Trail Kicks Off New Year As Featured Destination on Traveling Golfer Show

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – (January 1, 2019) – It has been tagged “America’s Value Golf Capital,” but the Sebring area in Florida has proven to be an excellent golf and vacation destination … at any price.

The Sebring Citrus Golf Trail is a collection of outstanding golf courses, hotels and attractions in an area that reminds visitors of Old Florida, uncluttered Florida and a refreshingly slower-paced Florida.

Lake Istokpoga Ranked Top Southeastern U.S. Bass Fishing Lake By Bassmaster Magazine

SEBRING, Fla. (July 9, 2018) – Bassmaster Magazine just released their listing of the top 100 bass lakes in the U.S. and Sebring's Lake Istokpoga was #7 on the list of Southeastern U.S. lakes.  

29th Annual ING Spring Conference Heading For Central Florida: Sebring, May 19-23, 2019

LAKE MARY, FL - The 29th Annual ING Spring Conference is headed to the land of racecars, orange groves and hidden gem golf courses next May. 

Casey Hartt, marketing consultant for Visit Sebring, announced that this annual gathering of media and golf industry executives is set for May 19-23, 2019 at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center in Sebring, Florida. The announcement was made at the 28th edition of the ING Spring Conference on May 22 at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, MS. 

Sebring Lands in the New York Post as the 7 Best Florida Escapes

Like many Manhattan natives, I used to alternate spending spring break in Palm Beach to visit cousin Marge and spinning my parents into oblivion on Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Disney.

Only as an adult have I come to appreciate Florida’s lesser-known locales.

For your next trip, consider these seven underrated spots — because the rides will still fly next year.



Welcome to Venice — Florida’s, not Italy’s.

Sebring Named One of the Most Beautiful Florida Towns Off the Beaten Path

4 Most Beautiful Florida Towns Off the Beaten Path

There’s a lot of ink spilled over the Florida hot spots like Miami, Key West, and Orlando. Go here. Do this. Avoid that. Wear sunscreen. You’ve heard all the advice. We’re here to zig when everyone else is zagging – and we’d like to nominate these four beautiful, fun, yet totally off-the-beaten-path locales for your next Florida vaca. So learn a little bit about Florida’s hidden gems – you might just be inspired to book your trip today.