Conveniently located about halfway between the attractions of Orlando and the beaches and other allures of Daytona Beach, Sanford serves as the Florida home of the Auto Train and offers many treats of its own. Sanford, the seat of Seminole County, lies on the south shore of Lake Monroe at the head of navigation on the historic and beautiful St. Johns River. Experience the charm and ambience of Sanford's 19th-century buildings, pristine waterfront, unique shops and restaurants. The downtown river walk features antique and collectible shops, all located within a two-block radius of Magnolia Square. And, for e ntertainment, visit the restored Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, one of Florida’s newest facilities for the performing arts.