Conveniently located between
Orlando and Daytona Beach!
Lodging Discounts Available in West Volusia! We have great discounts for Bike Week in Daytona Beach and the Bike Rally in DeLand! Be sure to check out our discount lodging pages and make your reservations today! Escape the traffic and congestion in Daytona and check us out for affordable lodging, scenic rides, and small town charm.
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Conveniently located between Orlando and Daytona Beach, the West Volusia County Region encompasses 14 distinct communities along the St. Johns River, I-4 and U.S. 17/17-92. A variety of unique accommodations and an eclectic mix of attractions, restaurants, shops and boutiques make this a popular spot for visitors from all over the world. The area is known for its diversity of vacation experiences, including houseboating, manatee viewing and bird watching, skydiving, golfing, fishing, touring authentic Florida heritage sites and art museums, a number of family friendly activities, and enjoying endless outdoor recreation on the St. Johns River. The Daytona and New Smyrna area beaches and Orlando theme parks are just minutes away. Whether you are looking for an affordable family vacation or you want to experience nature at it's finest ; there is something for everyone. Blue Spring State Park, DeLeon Springs State Park and Hontoon Island State Park are a great place to take a walk on the quiet side and enjoy wildlife and native birds in their natural habitat. See river otters, alligators, manatees, osprey, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, or possibly a swimming black bear. The parks are less crowded this time of year so it's the perfect time to visit.
There's no need to go far because West Volusia is well within reach, but a world apart!
Each park has nature trails where you can enjoy hiking or biking on miles of nature trails. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent if you want to explore your wild side. Bring a picnic and let the kids play in the playground equipment while you relax and take in the beauty of it all. Make your own pancakes at your table in the Old Spanish Sugarmill Restaurant at DeLeon Springs State Park. Yummy!!
In the winter months, Blue Spring State Park is home to hundreds of West Indian Manatees and as such is a designated manatee refuge therefore they do not allow any water activities in the Spring or Spring Run. On any given day, you may see up to 200 manatees frolicking and swimming in the 72 degree waters of Blue Spring State Park. People come from near and far to witness this amazing sight. See below for the manatee cam that shows them frolicking with each other.
If you're staying in Daytona Beach or another surrounding community, come for the day or better yet plan for a weekend getaway in West Volusia and experience the manatees and the beauty of nature firsthand. Build an itinerary of your own, or check out our sample itineraries.
There's so much to see and do here in West Volusia, that a day trip just won't cover it all!Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on happenings and events in West Volusia!!
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Manatee Cams At Blue Spring State Park
The West Volusia is host to a number of events in February and March. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events
for a complete listing of events in the West Volusia region.
The Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival
will be held on March 29th in Downtown DeLand.
This FREE event is a celebration and a forum to encourage environmentally friendly and sustainable gardening practices, while keeping a fun atmosphere. The festival also features vendors and speakers who provide information, products, and arts and crafts related to general gardening, native plant gardening, gardening for birds, butterflies and wildlife, habitat creation, environmental conservation, recycling and "Green" living. Children's activities and entertainment make this event fun for the entire family. www.floridawildflowerfestival.com
The 49th Annual Deland Outdoor Art Festival FREE admission and shuttle to and from the Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival on Saturday. Featuring fine artists from throughout the Southeast as well as a variety of arts and crafts, and food vendors. Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, and other musical performances will be going on throughout the festival. www.delandoutdoorartfest.com
will be held on March 29-30th
at Earl Brown Park in Downtown Deland.
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