Located an hour north of Orlando, and only 30 minutes from the famous Florida beaches, DeLand, FL exemplifies “old Florida charm” in a completely modern way. Downtown DeLand is an award-winning Main Street community, and with its unique shops, dozens of restaurants, colorful art, lively nightlife, and emphasis on wellness, it’s one of the most vibrant and economically successful downtown districts in the state. Whether you already live in DeLand, you’re considering relocating to the Orlando area, or you’re just looking for something different to do, visit Downtown DeLand for an amazing time!
Things to Do in DeLand, FL
Shopping is a pleasure in Downtown DeLand. Lined with historic buildings and featuring an array of locally owned and independently operated shops, it’s easy to find something special every time you return. There’s clothing, antiques, home décor, locally made items, vinyl records, furniture, jewelry, and more. Even better, there’s no pressure! Window shopping can be just as fun and is welcomed by shop owners.
Dining must just be one of DeLand residents’ favorite pastimes because there are so many places to eat downtown! Choose from an array of independent restaurants, cafes, bakeries and coffee shops that make their food from scratch, gourmet or with locally-sourced ingredients. There’s plenty of international flavor, too. Take your pick from Greek, Cuban, Mexican, Thai or Italian cuisine.
Florida is full of quaint downtowns that boast amazing public art, and Deland’s is one of the best! The DeLand Mural Walk takes you through the beautiful historic district to view public murals that have been painstakingly created to depict local history. The Sculpture Walk highlights more than a dozen installations made in a variety of styles and media. The Miniature Art Adventure showcases delightfully surprising tiny paintings on buildings and objects throughout the historic district. And when you’re ready to escape the heat for a while, the Museum of Art – DeLand and the African American Museum of Art offer beautiful collections and cool air conditioning.
Enjoy Night Life
There’s plenty to do during the day, but DeLand has something for the night owls, too! From cafes where you can dance the night away, to bars and lounges that serve trendy drinks and small bites, there’s never a dull evening in Downtown DeLand.
Indulge in Self Care
The quintessential Florida lifestyle calls for rest and restoration, and Downtown DeLand steps up to the plate with over 20 spas, salons, wellness facilities, and specialty centers. Whether you need a haircut, message, or reflexology treatment, Downtown DeLand will have you looking and feeling like your best self.
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