Conveniently located between
Orlando and Daytona Beach!
Welcome to West Volusia, Florida!
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.
There's no need to go far because West Volusia is well within reach, but a world apart! Discover Your Happiness
RELAX in West VolusiaFall is an excellent time to enjoy our State and County Parks! 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.
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 in the Old Spanish Sugarmill Restaurant at DeLeon Springs State Park.
Hontoon Island State Park is only accessible by ferry, so they only offer primitive tent camping and cabin rentals while Blue Spring State Park offers cabin rentals, tent and RV sites.
This winter, the manatees will make their way to the warm waters of Blue Spring State Park. 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!!
MAC DeLand and Visit West Volusia welcome you to our HOME a cultural melting pot and a "Small Town with Big Ideas".
DeLand is an award winning MainStreet community which boasts a world class university, nine museums/historical sites, an outdoor mural series, a sculpture walk, an historic theater, live music venues, art galleries, fine restaurants, unique shopping, numerous parks and over 50 events a year. Just minutes away visit the manatees at Blue Springs Park; swim, snorkel or scuba dive at DeLeon Springs Park; hike or bike the Volusia trails system, boat/canoe/kayak/fish the St. John's River; skydive at Skydive DeLand.
On November 23rd and 24th, Woodland Boulevard blossoms into an artist's garden of color every November, as DeLand, Florida hosts the Annual DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts. Over 150 National Artists will display and sell their art work in the historic downtown shopping district, just in time for holiday gift-giving.
Viva Florida 500 commemorates Florida's rich heritage and diverse cultural history through 2013, a significant milestone unlike any other in the history of the United States. As 2013 nears, this website reflects the plans, activities and events that will mark Florida's 500th anniversary, a statewide and year-long event. Click here to learn all about the Viva 500 events that are going on around Volusia County.
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