Did you know that Florida travellers have always used Longwood's The Senator as a destination point. The Senator is Central Florida's first and oldest attraction, still strong after 3,000 years and it is Longwood's pride and joy.
Best way to travel: Car, Bicycle, Taxi, Foot
#1 thing to do: Longwood Historic District
#2 thing to do: Bradlee-McIntyre House
#3 thing to do: Longwood Hotel
Fun Fact: Longwood was once used as the backdrop of the 1966 film, “Johnny Tiger” and the movie starred the likes of Robert Taylor and Geraldine Brooks.
#1 Car Rental Company: Hertz
Located in the heart of Florida's Seminole County, the city of Longwood provides easy access to all events and attractions the area has to offer—from exquisite accommodation, dining and shopping, to some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the Southeastern United States. Additionally, the city of Longwood offers plenty of local attractions for the more adventuresome tourist, away from the bustle of Central Florida and its tourism industry. For those travelers who prefer to know the small, hospitable towns and villages of the region, Longwood holds the following events and places of interest.
1) The Longwood Historic District: Located at the heart of the city, and comprising thirty-seven municipal buildings, hotels and homes, the Longwood Historic District offers a special glimpse into Florida's 19th Century architectural landscape. Its most noteworthy structures include an Episcopal Church (built 1879) and the famous “Inside Outside” House (built 1873)
2) The Bradlee McIntyre House: Built in 1885, and located at the heart of Longwood's downtown Historic District, the Bradlee McIntyre House is the only standing 19th Century cottage standing in Florida's Seminole County.
3) The Longwood Hotel: This orange and black structure (now housing municipal offices) holds a long, impressive history in the areas of politics, professional sports and Hollywood movie sets.
4) The Annual Arts and Crafts Festival: Hosted by the Central Florida Historic Preservation Society, the event is held in the city's historic district, and offers a variety of arts and crafts, music, food and beverage, and lectures on fine art and historic preservation.
5) Movies in the Park: The city also hosts outdoor public screenings of popular movies in its city-center park, where spectators are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets and bottles of wine for a cinema under the stars.
The city of Longwood offers an abundance of hotels, restaurants and B&Bs to accommodate tourists at all seasons.