Fun things to do in DeLand

Posted on June 26, 2023 by Brooke Jones

Discover the charm of historic downtown DeLand

DeLand is a quaint, historic town in Central Florida located between Orlando and Daytona Beach. This charming destination is full of stores, restaurants and entertainment the whole family can enjoy. There are endless outdoor adventures, shopping and excitement to be had while in DeLand. Here are four things you can do on your next visit!

Explore Historic Downtown DeLand

Take a stroll down Historic Downtown DeLand's main street and discover locally-owned and independently-operated shops and boutiques. You’ll find plenty of options ranging from clothing, antiques, home décor and even locally made items. Afterward, enjoy a bite from one of the 30+ dining options in the area. There are cafes, international cuisines and bakeries sure to satisfy any craving.

Enjoy nature

Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers always have something to look forward to in DeLand. On those hot summer days, active seniors can enjoy a swim in Blue Springs State Park’s refreshing 72-degree waters. Or explore the crystal-clear springs while aboard a kayak. DeLand is also located on the banks of the St. Johns River where you can spend the day fishing for Sea Bass, Bluegills, Perches and more.

Embrace the arts

The city of DeLand is known for celebrating and honoring the arts. Catch a play or concert at the Athens Theater located in Historic Downtown DeLand. Discover the unique exhibits on display at the Museum of Art – DeLand. Or gain cultural lessons while at the African American Museum of the Arts.

Connect with the community

DeLand offers entertainment and activities for everyone, no matter your age. Connect with the community at one of the many events happening in town. You can support local farmers and creatives at Artisan Alley Friday Growers and Makers Market. Every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. there's local produce, plants, baked goods and arts & crafts ready for purchase.

A Better Place

If want to call DeLand home and experience all the amazing things to do here, consider A Better Place. This all-ages community is located just outside of Historic Downtown DeLand, keeping you near all the action and entertainment. Nestled under a canopy of towering oak trees and swaying palms, A Better Place features a number of family-friendly amenities and events to make it the perfect place to live. There’s a variety of brand-new manufactured homes available now, just in time for the summer moving season!

Are you ready to make the move to DeLand? To learn more about Garber Communities’ available homes at A Better Place, click here or call 407-949-8629.