7 Things to do in DeLand: a Charming Downtown

It’s picturesque and an Award-Winning Florida Main Street containing more than 60 historic buildings. Named the Best Downtown in the Nation in 2017, there’s a reason why these 7 things to do in DeLand are sure not enough!

There are plenty of things to do in downtown DeLand, Florida! For starters, check out the historic Main Street. Stroll down the brick-lined sidewalks and take in the quaint shops and restaurants.

Then, you can head over to the DeLand House Museum to learn about the area’s rich history. Also, a very popular stop is Stetson University, one of the oldest colleges in Florida.

DeLand has all the charm, great dining, and artsy vibes. And believe it or not, there are plenty of geocaches for some super fun Geocaching adventures.

deland city hall

Most of the shops and businesses are located right within the heart of the Downtown at Woodland Blvd and you’ll also see some amazing mural art all through Downtown.

DeLand is also home to Florida’s First Private University, Stetson University, which I’ve read holds many Historic Landmarks.

At just a short drive from Orlando, Deland is worth a visit.

Top Things to Do in DeLand

Although we’ve visited Downtown DeLand more than a couple of times, it’s usually been a half-day visit or less. However, don’t let this fool you!

This is plenty of time to explore and enjoy some of DeLand’s historic charm.

On your next visit to historic downtown in Central Florida, you have to add these to your list of things to do!

1. Cafe Da Vinci

Beautiful and colorful courtyard with string lights, live music, and plenty of picture-perfect spots!

cafe da vinci at downtown deland

2. Athens Theatre

It’s one of the few classic American theatres left in Florida, opened in 1922, and still shines with Hollywood Glam!

athens theatre deland

3. Walk Around an Award-Winning Main Street

It’s not every day that you get to walk around an award-winning downtown and one of the most charming downtowns in Florida!

Main Street in downtown deland

4. Go Geocaching

Believe me when I say there are plenty of geocaches around!

More things to do in DeLand, Florida

5. DeLand Wings

The best thing about these beautiful #delandwings is the alley where they’re at! Different vibes to make your visit a lot more charming.

deland wings in downtown demand

6. Art Murals

There are many beautiful murals in DeLand, but I somehow find this artsy mural for the Artisan Alley Farmers Market to be all kinds of cute!

art murals in deland

7. Artisan Alley

We’re art lovers. We can’t help it! The Artisan Alley at Downtown DeLand is for everyone to enjoy. Every Friday, from 6 pm to 9 pm, this alley turns into a vibrant marketplace with over 40 different vendors.

things to do in deland artisan valley market

Plan your visit to Downtown DeLand

Artisan Alley Farmers Market: Every Friday, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

4th Friday Bike Ride: Every Friday, from 6 pm to 7 pm, starting at the Chamber Offices

Deland Classic Car Cruise-In: 3rd Saturday of every month, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Wine, Women & Chocolate: 2nd Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

For updates on the events, feel free to visit the DeLand Main Street Website.

Location: Downtown DeLand is located North of Orlando, at just a 1-hour drive.

Yanitza Ninett
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Yanitza is one 1/2 of the Next Stop Adventures dynamic duo with 15+ years of hiking experience and adventure travel. As a PADI-certified Scuba diver, she's also passionate about ocean conservation. When she's not exploring the great outdoors, Yanitza obsesses over The Vampire Diaries and dreams of traveling to Spain.

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