Welcome to DeLand

Despite this tradition of, well, tradition, risk-taking flows through DeLand's blood. In the 1870s New York baking-soda magnate Henry DeLand traveled down the St Johns River with a vision of founding the 'Athens of Florida.' That moniker has stuck, but these days DeLand is most famous for skydiving – the tandem jump was invented here.

Top experiences in DeLand

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.