Explore Central Florida
The city of DeLand is a thriving college town with interesting, unique retail shops, award-winning eateries and a diverse collection of live music venues. Recognized as one of the top small towns in America by Parade Magazine and CNN, DeLand is the ideal college town - just minutes from amazing beaches and the excitement of Orlando, not to mention the incredible Florida weather enjoyed year-round.
Centrally located, DeLand offers quick access to beaches along the east coast like Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach. One hour north is the nation's oldest city, St. Augustine or head an hour south and find Disney World® and Universal Studios®. And if you like to shop you will love the greater Orlando area (the number one tourist destination in the world).
Central Florida offers a myriad of state parks, camping, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, canoeing and other outdoor activities at places like the Canaveral National Seashore, Hontoon Island, the Manatee Refuge in Blue Spring State Park and Cape Canaveral otherwise called the "space coast". Being centrally located, DeLand has the advantage of always being just a short trip away to many amazing activities.