Avon Park

Avon Park is a city in the Florida Heartland.

Get in

By car

Avon Park lies along US 27, a major north-south artery of the Florida peninsula, and US 98. These highways, which run concurrently through Avon Park, provide easy access to southeast Florida and to the Orlando area. SR 64 is a rural 2-lane highway providing access to Bradenton on the west coast. Avon Park is approximately one hour south of the Orlando metro area (including Kissimmee).

By train

The Amtrak station in Sebring (Code: SBG) is the closest Amtrak station. The Sebring station is served by both the Amtrak Silver Star and Silver Meteor routes, which both connect Miami with New York City, following different paths through the Carolinas.

By plane

General aviation is served by the Avon Park Executive Airport (IATA: AVO), about 2 mi west of town. The nearest airports with regular, commercial flights are Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO) and—slightly further away—Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA) and Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (IATA: SRQ).

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (IATA: LKL) in Lakeland is capable of handling regular, commercial flights (and did from 2011-2012), but is currently only served by air taxi. Nearby Sebring Regional Airport (IATA: SEF), 7 mi southeast of Sebring, was served by air taxi in 2007-2008.

Get around

Avon Park has no transportation services, so travel must be done by private vehicle.




Avon Park has a number of restaurants. Excluding fast food restaurants, this is a fairly complete list:


Avon Park has a number of decent-quality places to stay while passing through town or visiting:

Go next

Routes through Avon Park

Ocala Frostproof  N  S  Sebring Miami
Lakeland Frostproof  N  S  Sebring West Palm Beach
Haines City Frostproof ← Merge  N  S  Sebring
Bradenton Zolfo Springs  W  E  END

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