Nicknamed “The Athens of Florida,” DeLand has built a reputation as a cultural hub with its many festivals, restaurants, and museums offering a little bit of something for everyone. Voted “Best Mainstreet in Florida” five times, DeLand is known for its quaint, Historic Downtown DeLand district, which features a wide selection of shops and boutiques, and offers well-loved local restaurants such as Santorini’s and Mr. Bill’s Doughnut Shop. Home to the Stetson University Hatters, DeLand is a city rich with tradition, offering a small-town community fused with the arts and culture of larger cities like Orlando. Centrally located, DeLand is only a short dive from Daytona Beach, Disney World, and New Smyrna.
Things To Do
If you’re looking for a place to do some shopping in town, Historic Downtown DeLand offers a variety of stores to browse through. Popular shops in DeLand include Samskara Soles, Pat and Toni’s Sweet Things, and many more…
DeLand is home to a number of cultural sites including historical landmarks, museums, and of course, the Athens Theater. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the day, try exploring one of the places listed below:
- The Museum of Art DeLand
- Athens Theater
- The Gillespie Museum
- The African American Museum of the Arts
DeLand features a host of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Whether you find happiness at the weekly farmer’s market in Artisan Alley, or you prefer to catch a live performance at Cafe Da Vinci, there’s always something to do. DeLand is also known for its regular festivals that offer fun and games for the entire family, featuring local vendors and drawing tourists from across the U.S. You can check out the events scheduled for each month here.
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