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DeLand is a wonderful little town with plenty of things to do and see. Surrounded by lakes, there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy while you're on vacation. Find your DeLand vacation rental with FlipKey, today.
DeLand has a long history dating all the way back to 1874. Originally called Persimmon Hollow due to the wild persimmon trees that grew in the area, DeLand was first settled by Captain John Rich.
DeLand didn't actually get its name until Henry Addison DeLand visited in 1876. Later that year, after envisioning a citrus, agricultural and tourism center, he founded the town and named it after himself.
DeLand is home to Florida's oldest college, Stetson University! You’ll be able to take a walking tour of the university while visiting.
Bearing the nickname of The Athens of Florida, DeLand shows off its charm and beauty through the architecture of the buildings. A sense of Greco-Roman style can be found throughout the town.
This Southern town, located only 25 minutes from Daytona Beach and about 40 minutes from Orlando, offers tourists a relaxing break.
What to do
Start your day off by taking a morning walk around Earl Brown Park. Take in nature's beauty or even grab some food and go for a picnic!
Enjoy breakfast at one of the many spots in DeLand; be sure to stop by either The Potato Patch or De La Vega Restaurant and Gallery.
Once you've filled your belly, why not rent a boat at Hontoon Landing Resort and Marina, and explore St. Johns River? You'll find an abundance of wildlife, as well as be able to go fishing.
Stop by DeLand House Museum to find out some local history about the area!
If you're looking to get your heart racing, then be sure to hike the St. Francis Trail which takes you to the abandoned town of St. Francis.
Get hands-on and make your own pancakes at The Old Spanish Sugar Mill, and round off the day with a canoe ride!
Top DeLand travel tips
DeLand has several international airports serving it. These include Daytona Beach International Airport, Sanford Orlando International Airport, and Orlando International Airport.
DeLand is worth visiting any time of the year. Blessed with a warm, tropical climate, DeLand had two major seasons. Hot and rainy lasts from May until October, with the cooler season lasting from November through to March.
A hidden gem in DeLand is Taco Amigo! It's closed Monday and Tuesday, but be sure to visit for great food and great prices!
A welcome break from some the really touristy places in Florida, DeLand is perfect families, groups of friends or solo travelers. Check out DeLand vacation rentals to stay in with FlipKey!