Sunset Lakes Florida

Things to Do

Universal Islands of Adventure

The biggest problem most people have when visiting Sunset Lakes is not finding something to do, but finding the time to fit in all the things they want to do.

Sheikra at Busch Gardens Tampa

Being located just to the west of Walt Disney World the community of Sunset Lakes is the ideal location for your Florida adventure. We are no more than 10 minutes by car to the Disney parks, something that many communities will claim but few actually achieve. Universal and SeaWorld are slightly further away 30 / 40 minutes depending on the traffic.

While the theme parks are probably the thing most people come to Florida for they are not the only things worth doing. Florida, and the Orlando area in particular are extremely well served by championship golf courses. It’s possible to visit Sunset Lakes for a month and play a different golf course every day. For those that enjoy fishing, the Gulf of Mexico, which is only an hour away, is renowned for its surf/pier fishing, deep-sea fishing, bay fishing and freshwater fishing. If you want something closer to home Sunset Lakes allows catch and release fishing on its two lakes, with the big lake being particularly good, holding some big fish. Unfortunately this is not open to everyone, just owners and guests staying on the community.

Sunset Lakes is located in the center of Florida and as such is within an hour of a number interesting less well known attractions.

  • American Police Hall of Fame the nation's first national police museum and memorial dedicated to American law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
  • Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs Weeki Wachee Springs, a natural spring where mermaids come to life in an underwater theatre. The springs have a rich history being the location used for the filming of Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid a 1948 classic, among other films as well as for a number of celebrity visitors including Elvis who came to see the mermaids.
  • The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame features the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut mementos, plus historic spacecraft’s, hands-on activities and astronaut training simulators. Among the fascinating memorabilia on display is Gus Grissom’s Mercury spacesuit, the Apollo XIV capsule and a collection of John Glenn's early aviation notebooks and military garb.
  • The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum located in Fort Pierce - the birthplace of the Navy Frogman and is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the Navy SEALs and their predecessors, including the Underwater Demolition Teams, Naval Combat Demolition Units, Office of Strategic Services Maritime Units and Amphibious Scouts and Raiders.
  • Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo features 56 acres of lush natural habitats, and was hailed as the number 1 family friendly zoo in the United States by Child Magazine. The zoo is broken down into seven themed areas: Asian Domain, Primate World, Manatee and Aquatic Center, Florida Wildlife Center, Free-Flight Aviary, Wallaroo Station children’s zoo and the latest area Safari Africa.