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101 Things To Do In DeLand

Looking for something to do this weekend?

  1. Have lunch at The Perfect Spot Restaurant at Skydive DeLand while watching the skydivers land at the drop zone.
  2. Enjoy a bottle of wine with friends at The Elusive Grape.
  3. Explore a wide variety of foods in downtown DeLand's cafes and restaurants.
  4. Enjoy Sunday breakfast at De La Vega Restaurant and Gallery.
  5. Enjoy authentic Mexican food at El Taco Amigo. (Corner of Florida and NY)
  6. Make your own pancakes at the Sugar Mill, then enjoy a canoe ride or have a hike on the Persimmon trail at DeLeon Springs State Park.
  7. Enjoy a romantic dinner at Cress Restaurant.
  8. Have the areas best hamburger at The Airport Bar and Gin Mill.
  9. Visit the ever changing collection at the Museum of Art.
  10. Have a wonderful Greek dinner at Santorini's
  11. Try a new beer while listening to live music at Abbey.
  12. Watch a baseball game at Melching Field at Conrad Park.
  13. Take a morning walk at Earl Brown Park track.
  14. Visit Berners Auction.
  15. Meet friends for a cocktail and dinner at Bytes
  16. Go to the Farmers Market at the Volusia County Fairgrounds on Wednesday morning.
  17. Watch the Christmas Parade.
  18. Golf at Victoria Hills.
  19. Spend a day at The Reptile Discovery Center.
  20. Discover new music at Cafe daVinci.
  21. Walk your dogs through downtown and visit Grrrs and Purrs for dog treats
  22. Spend a weekend morning/afternoon at DeLand's Fall Festival of the Arts the weekend before Thanksgiving.
  23. Spend a weekend morning/afternoon at the Craft Fair.
  24. Spend a weekend morning/afternoon at the DeLand Outdoor Art Festival
  25. Enjoy one of DeLand's parades. (MLK parade, Dog parade, DHS Homecoming parade, Veteran's Day parade, Christmas parade)
  26. Have a nice Sunday breakfast at The Potato Patch.
  27. Enjoy Thai cuisine or sushi at Oudom Thai.
  28. Watch a play, movie or musical performance at the Athens Theatre.
  29. Swim or enjoy the new splash pad at the DeLand YMCA.
  30. Relax with a book by the fountain at Stetson University.
  31. Rent a boat at Hontoon Landing Resort and Marina.
  32. Stroll the streets of Cassadaga and have a psychic reading.
  33. Visit the DeLand House and find out about the local history
  34. Take the DeLand Historic Mural Walk tour or the Persimmon Hollow Quest.
  35. Play chess by the fountain in  downtown Chess Park.
  36. Enjoy a boat ride on the St. Johns River to Silver Glen Springs
  37. Relax with a beer on the dock at the Shady Oak Bar on the St. Johns River.
  38. Spend a day in nature watching the wildlife at Lake Woodruff Wildlife Refuge, climb the lookout tower and get a great view.
  39. Ride the pontoon boat to Hontoon Island.
  40. Take a bike ride along Marsh Road.
  41. Hike or bike on the new trail at the Lake Beresford Park.
    (Once completed it will go from DeLeon Springs, through Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Beresford Park, Blue Springs State Park and on to Gemini Springs. Currently the 3.3 mile section between Lake Beresford Park and Blue Springs exists.)
  42. Hike the St. Francis Trail (along the St. Johns River) to the abandoned village.
  43. Run or walk the fitness course at Dreggors Park on Stone Street.
  44. Enjoy the nature trail at Jackson Lane Park.
  45. Take the kids to Freedom Playground. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it in the nearby pavilions.
  46. Get a library book from the DeLand Public Library, and walk to Painter's Park to enjoy the read.
  47. stock up on local produce and baked goods at the farmers market in artisan alley on Friday evenings.
  48. Take a walking tour of Stetson University and cool off with an ice cream cone from Sweet Spot.
  49. Meet a friend for brunch at Boston Coffeehouse.
  50. Enjoy a cup of famous Chicken Velvet Soup at Cook's Cafe
  51. In the fall, visit the area's largest pumpkin patch at First United Methodist Church of DeLand and stay for storytime.
  52. Enjoy a concert in Stetson's Elizabeth Hall.
  53. Buy a piece of art from up and coming artists at Studio 308, then get it framed at nearby Trophy Factory Plus.
  54. Enjoy a craft beer at Persimmon Hollow Brewery
  55. Spend the day at one of DeLand's music festivals and hear music at various venues.
  56. Enjoy Friday or Saturday night dinner and entertainment near the mosaic waterfall at Mainstreet Grill
  57. Feed the ducks at Earl Brown Park
  58. Take a tandem skydive at Skydive DeLand
  59. Attend an author's signing and reading at The Muse Book Store.
  60. Take a self-guided tour of Jackson Walker's amazing art collection weekdays in the DeLand's Historic Courthouse, then make a wish in the goldfish fountain.
  61. Join locals in the Friday night classic car meet in the Winn Dixie parking lot off Orange Camp Road.
  62. Visit the National Guard Armory.
  63. Learn about much more than geology at the Gillespie Museum of Minerals at Stetson.
  64. Visit an art exhibit at the downtown satellite Museum of Art, and shop in the cool gift shop downstairs.
  65. Peruse the old photographs of DeLand and West Volusia County at the West Volusia Historical Society Museum.
  66. Visit the African American Museum of Art
  67. Take a bike ride through many of our historic neighborhoods.
  68. Relax with your kids at one of DeLand's many playgrounds: Jackson Lane Park, Freedom Playground at Dreggor's Park, playground at Earl Brown Park, playground at the Chisholm Center.
  69. Stay at the Artisan Inn  a small boutique hotel downtown 
  70. Go to Blue Springs on a cold winter morning and count all the manatees in the run.
  71. Drive through tree lined streets of DeLand.
  72. Look at historic homes and buildings in DeLand.
  73. Tailgate and have fun at Hatter Village before a Stetson football game.
  74. Go to a DHS  football game at Spec Martin Stadium.
  75. Have breakfast at Hunter's Restaurant.
  76. Look at the brick mural and azalea sculpture at DeLand City Hall.
  77. Wander around Stetson University campus.
  78. Enjoy Tropical Nights in Downtown DeLand.
  79. Read the commemorative plaques on historic buildings.
  80. Enjoy downtown's Christmas Open House and Santa's arrival.
  81. Walk through the Old Historic Courthouse
  82. Watch the Mardi Gras on Mainstreet Dog Parade
  83. Golf at Sandhill Golf Course.
  84. Enjoy an airboat ride on the St. Johns River.
  85. Go fishing on the St. Johns River at one of DeLand's many fish camps.
  86. Let your dog run wild at Barkley Square Dog Park
  87. Enjoy fine art at Stetson's Homer & Dolly Hand Art Center.
  88. Enroll your little one in DeLand's summer recreation program.
  89. Travel back to Florida's rural past at the Pioneer Art Settlement in Barberville.
  90. Learn about the DeLand's role in World War II at the DeLand Naval Air Station Museum.
  91. Let your little one learn about the visual arts at the Museum of Art.
  92. Go swimming at DeLeon Spring State Park.
  93. Check out DeLand's Historic Stetson Mansion.
  94. Enjoy a stroll on the Alabama Greenway.
  95. Take flying lessons at the DeLand Airport.
  96. Watch a historic PTF boat being restored at the DeLand Naval Air Station
  97. See an authentic F14 Tomcat Fighter at the DeLand Naval Air Station.
  98. Have a cappuccino at Dick and Jane's and browse their gifts made by local artists.
  99. Enjoy the Street Rod Cruise on W. Indiana Avenue every third Saturday of the month.
  100. Spend the day with beautiful fabrics, patterns, classes and fun staff! Over 5000 bolts of fabrics at the Quilt Shop.
  101. Plan on being downtown on fourth Friday of every month to visit all the shops that have artwork and refreshments.

 

 

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