Check-ins you should check out
The must-visit hotspots near your campus
Published: September 11, 2013
Little Fish, Huge Pond
401 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford
We couldn’t settle on just one bar for this category, because to leave the quirkiest little pub in the region off the list would be a travesty. While not exactly a “college bar,” Little Fish, Huge Pond is a haven for the artsy set – oddball movie nights, bands, art shows and unique nights, like Harry’s Man Cave night, are the kinds of things that make this bar special. Do check in. You won’t regret it.
Downtown Sanford has a cool selection of gift shops, consignment stores and specialty shops, and it’s the perfect place to spend a day browsing and window shopping. But if you’re going for practicality, you’re probably just going to want to hit Seminole Towne Center, which is a traditional mall with all the requisite mall stores: Gap, H&M, Best Buy and the like.
Lake Monroe, downtown Sanford
This picturesque lake is the spot to de-stress and decompress. Sit in the park and watch the kids play in the cool kiddie sprinklers, or sit right on the shore of the lake, which is usually populated by a handful of people fishing, strolling or just taking in the beautiful view.
The campus library
This library is packed with resources, including access to online research databases, course-specific study guides and subscriptions to popular journals and magazines. But the coolest thing about this library is its Seeds for Thought seed library – check out some seeds, plant them and when your plants generate seeds of their own, harvest them and return to the library.