Visiting Orange County
Located in Florida’s Volusia County about an hour northwest of Orlando. Orange City is perfectly positioned for visitors. Especially those interested in exploring the state’s varied attractions. Orange City had a population of just more than 10,000 residents. At the time of the last census and was incorporated in 1882. It’s located just off Interstate 4 and is also relatively close to Interstate 95. Of which is Florida’s largest north-south running highway. Day-trips to Daytona Beach and some of the country’s largest theme parks. Those are great ways to spend a day. For those who’d rather stay closer to home. There are a variety of natural and historical attractions within city limits.
Blue Spring State Park – Orlando
Blue Spring State Park is a regionally famous attraction that draws year-round visitors. All for its natural environments and variety of recreation options. The park is located along the St. Johns River in Orange City and is particularly well-known for natural spring feeding. A large pool that maintains a pleasant 72 degrees. All regardless of season or weather.
Fishing, camping, mountain biking, and kayaking are all popular park pastimes. Admission is charged on a per-vehicle basis. Making it an inexpensive way to spend a day with a family or group. The park is open from 8 AM until sunset and is located on West French Avenue.
Deltona Hills Golf and Country Club – Orlando
Playing about 7,000 yards from the blue tees. The Deltona Hills Golf and Country Club Course are one of the longest in the area. Its claim to fame is that it doesn’t have any water. That’s quite a distinction in a lake, pond, and river-filled state like Florida. According to golfers in the know, it cuts down on lost balls. Significantly reduces interactions with alligators. In the last few years, the course has undergone massive upgrades. It was recently ranked the state’s first renovated course. It’s a semi-public facility, so members get preference. All over casual players during peak times.
Lelo’s BBQ Puerto Rican Cuisine – Orlando
Lelo’s BBQ Puerto Rican Cuisine is located on Saxon Boulevard in Orange City. According to previous visitors of Puerto Rican descent. Their food is about as authentic as you’re likely to find anywhere on the mainland. Their menu is full of traditional Puerto Rican favourites like roast pork. Beef stew and a variety of seafood dishes. Lelo’s BBQ features a comfortable, no-frills atmosphere that’s packed with Puerto Rican culture. A big portion of their visitors are tourists driving to. From the theme-park attractions in nearby Orlando. Expect reasonable prices, vibrant flavours, hefty portions, and prompt, friendly service.
Thursby House – Orlando
Thursby House is located inside the Blue Spring State Park. It is a unique historic attraction giving visitors in-depth insight into the lives. Of the farmers and settlers who called the area home in the 18th and 19th centuries. The man who the house is named after was one of the area’s first settlers. When he arrived with his family in 1857. He promptly established a citrus farm and small port for river steamships. The house has been preserved to near-original condition. It still includes period furniture and housewares. It’s relatively small, and most guests spend less than an hour checking it out.
St. Johns River Cruises – Orlando
The St. Johns River has played significant roles in history. Economy, and development of the area around Orange City. It’s one of those natural wonders that really should be explored. At the same time enjoying it while in the area St. Johns River Cruises is located in Orange City. It is open every day from 8:30 in the morning until 5 in the evening. Their river tours are their most popular offerings and include historical narration. Fantastic sights, and the chance to view a variety of wildlife. Like birds, turtles, gators, and even manatees. For more active visitors, they offer Segway and kayak rentals and tours as well.
Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company
Florida’s blistering sun and high humidity can often make being outside. A less than pleasant experience, and for those in dire need of air-conditioning and refreshment. There’s no better place to spend a few afternoon or evening hours. Other than Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company. Persimmon Hollow is located nearby in historic downtown Deland. Even though they’ve only come onto the craft brew scene in the last few years. They’ve attracted a loyal following. They’re particularly well-known for their authentic Belgian beers. They offer a little bit of everything from IPAs to stouts. They’re found in a trendy district. Along with lots of dining and live entertainment options.
The Stetson Mansion – Orlando
The name Stetson was once synonymous with high-quality. The American-made hats, and the Stetson Mansion on Camphor Lane in Deland. It was once the home of John Stetson and his wife Elizabeth. The home was constructed in the 1880s and was an estate of unparalleled luxury. The one that was frequently known to host business magnates. Along with movie stars, presidents, and even European royalty. The three-story home features Victorian architecture. All its rooms are open to viewing during both 60 and 90-minute tours. Not surprisingly, it’s full of priceless art, Tiffany stained glass. One-of-a-kind antiques during the holiday season, it’s decorated to the hilt.