One of Orlando’s northern suburbs, Altamonte Springs boasts great shopping and entertainment options. It combines modern attractions and architecture with a deep respect for nature and outdoor activities, offering a balanced selection of American experiences.
Things to do in Altamonte Springs
Altamonte’s heart is its Uptown neighbourhood, where new apartment buildings and retail outlets meet retro waterfront charm. The scenic Cranes Roost Lake is ringed by a walkway inviting joggers, picnickers, photographers and nature-lovers alike. In Cranes Roost Park, adjacent to the lake, you’ll find an amphitheatre, gardens and a tower that evokes European grandeur.
If you prefer the indoors, Altamonte Mall is less than a 10-minute walk away. With over 100 shops and restaurants, the mall offers something for everyone. Its four anchor stores are Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s and Sears, but you’ll also find electronics, books, jewellery, candles and other goods.
Despite its suburban identity, Altamonte Springs offers ample nature to explore, especially Lake Lotus Park. This 60-hectare nature preserve offers facilities for barbecues and fishing, as well as several kilometres of the boardwalk to explore.
Looking for evening entertainment? Check out the AMC Altamonte Mall 18 to catch the latest movies. Congo River Golf is home to a rainforest-inspired mini-golf course, in addition to a laser maze and the chance to feed live alligators.
Getting around Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs is a 15-minute drive north of Orlando, easily accessible by following Interstate 4 East. The trip by train with SunRail takes about half an hour from Altamonte Springs Station to the Church Street station in downtown Orlando.