Sunshine Village Resort is perfectly located to many of Florida’s best attractions, regional and local shopping, cultural and performance art venues, fishing, boating, hiking, biking and many more great life experiences. To the West within 40 minutes, are Florida’s well known Gulf Coast beaches and cities. As well, the beautiful East coast beaches of Daytona, Smyrna and Ormond are less than a day trip away.
While our resort is located within the quiet countryside of Sumter County, we are strategically located an equal distance from the action and adventure of both Orlando and Tampa; less than 1 hour.
Try this trip planner from "Discover Sumter" to see as much of our local area as possible during your stay.
See videos about the places you can see and experience that are within an hour of Sunshine Village Resort.
Sporting and Recreational Activities
For the healthy lifestyle enthusiast there are plenty of outdoor recreational venues in the area. Within 5-10 minutes, there is canoeing/kayaking, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and more. For golfing, you’ll find several quality golf courses within 30 minutes. Finally, if you are living life in the fast lane, you can experience air boating, skydiving, off road vehicle, motocross, archery and skeet shooting to your hearts content.
Area Golf Courses Include:
You bet there is golfing nearby – THIS IS FLORIDA! Here are just a few to choose from. We included the historic El Campione even though it’s a 35 minute drive away. It was designed and built in 1917 making it the South’s oldest golf course. It’s exceptionally situated inside The Mission Inn Resort in Howey in the Hills. Stay the day and experience divine dining along with many other great activities.
- Mission Inn’s El-Campeon’ (24 mile scenic drive)
- The Monarch at Royal Highlands
- Swiss Fairways Golf Course
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- Walt Disney World
- Busch Gardens
- Legoland Florida
- Sea World
- Revolution Off Road – Archery, skeet shooting, big bass fishing, and 230 acres of outdoor adventure.
Forests, Parks, Vineyards:
Central Florida is home to many historic places. Here are a few located near by:
- Baker House
- Community of Royal
- Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
- Florida National Cemetery
- Fort Armstrong Historical Monument
Indoor Entertainment Activities
If you want a break from being in the sun, there are tons of things to do that take place inside air conditioned buildings.
Webster Westside Flea Market is the home of Food, Fun and Fabulous Flea Finds with areas for indoor and outdoor dining and shopping. The market is known for offering great deals unique collectibles. They are shopped regularly by serious collectors, decorators and antique dealers.
Sumter County is home to three Villages Town Centers which offer an array of shopping and dining. Each town has a specially themed atmosphere with movie theaters and nightly life entertainment. Activities at these 3 awesome town centers are available 365 days per year!
Our Resort Activities
You can always stay home at the resort and enjoy our activities and amenities. We have a packed calendar of fun on resort location during the season.
- St. Augustine Night of Lights Dec 15-17th 2021
- Key West & the Florida Keys Feb 27th – March 1st 2022
Excursions for 2022-2023 to be announced!
Here are last year’s excursions for 2021-2022
Since we are so PERFECTLY LOCATED centrally in the state, we visited both St. Augustine in North Florida, and Key West in South Florida.