Top things to do in DeLand

Top Choice American in DeLand


Citified foodies have been known to trek to sleepy DeLand just to eat at this cutting-edge bistro, whose menu might offer such delights as local seafood mofongo (a classic Caribbean dish), Indonesian shrimp curry, a…
State Park in DeLand

De Leon Springs State Park

Fifteen minutes north of town, these natural springs flow into the 18,000-acre Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge and were used by Native Americans 6000 years ago. Today they're a popular developed swimming area…
American in DeLand


It's hard not to enjoy a buffet when it is done well, with plenty of selections kept clean, fresh and warm. Cook's does just that: roast meats, veggies, soups and salads, plus a modest selection of à la carte deli s…
Bar in DeLand

Abbey Bar

This is a genuinely funky, fun drinking option in the heart of town. The bar has some great brews on tap, board games in the corner, a house selection of mead (why not?) and a quirky, neighborhood-pub feel that is i…
Bakery in DeLand

Buttercup Bakery

Inside this sunny yellow cottage the pastry cases are stacked high with luscious sweets: lemon-curd bars, white chocolate and apricot bars, chocolate-chip bread pudding and more. It also serves organic coffee, tea a…
Theater in DeLand

Athens Theatre

Dating back to 1922, this historic theater, designed in a gorgeous Italian Renaissance style, is a good spot for live music and drama performances courtesy of an in-house theater company.
Museum in DeLand

DeLand House Museum

This historical home, built in 1886, now serves as the headquarters of the West Volusia Historical Society and a museum for the county. You'll find lots of memorabilia and artifacts and earnest tour guides – it's li…
Museum in DeLand

Museum of Art – DeLand

A slate of innovative temporary exhibitions traipses across the gallery space and attractive atrium of this energetic local museum, which has been bringing art to the region for six decades. There is a satellite mod…
Diner in DeLand

Doug & Lil's Potato Patch

Country breakfasts and country vibes are the name of the game here – the menu serves up stick-to-your-ribs fare like biscuits and gravy, country fried steak, pancakes and omelettes (the crab omelette goes down a tre…