Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information and Resources for Travelers
Davenport / Disney

Davenport / Disney

More than 80% of Polk County’s 7,000 vacation rental homes are located in Davenport, because most of the homes are less than ten miles away from Walt Disney World. But Davenport is more than Disney’s backyard, we promise.

Top Things To Do in Davenport

Located at Interstate 4 and Hwy 27, Davenport has almost everything you could need during your Central Florida vacation, especially quick access to restaurants, shopping and attractions.

Stop by our Welcome Center to buy Central Florida attraction tickets and speak with our very knowledgeable staff to find out all there is to see and do in Polk County.

2 hang gliders at Wallaby Ranch in Davenport Florida

Wallaby Ranch. photo credit: VISIT FLORIDA

Activities

1. Hang glide 2,000 feet over Central Florida at Wallaby Ranch. Al Roker from NBC’s Today Show did it, so you should too! Matt Lauer even visited too, though we don’t have video of that.

2. Play golf at White Heron Golf Club at Ridgewood Lakes with a few of your favorite people and then enjoy a hamburger and beer at the 13th hole, Champions Grill.

3. Get outside and enjoy our wide open spaces from the Davenport trail head of Hilochee Wildlife Management Area. Both the East Trail and Corridor Trail are accessible from Home Run Boulevard. You may see Bald Eagle, kingfishers and hummingbirds, rabbit and wild hogs during your hike.

4. Play tennis, racquetball, get your run in, or just take walk at Northeast Regional Park. The 83-acre park also has a huge playground for kids, and six turf fields used for soccer and lacrosse tournaments.

5. Get carried away in a one-hour hot air balloon sunrise adventure with Bob’s Balloons or Balloons & Beyond.

6. On a rainy day, take in a movie at the Cinépolis Polk County IMAX, a 9-screen upscale theater at Posner Park. Upscale means they have reserve seating, gourmet snacks and a full bar.

Shopping in Davenport

7. In the mood to shop? You’ll find Target, Marshalls and Homegoods, Dick’s Sports Goods, Books-A-Million and more at the newly expanded Posner Park, an open air shopping mall just south of Interstate 4.

fish and chips and a meat pie from Proper Pie Company in Davenport, FL

Proper Pie Company

Places to Eat in Davenport

8. Reward yourself after a long day, or surprise your friends and family with cupcakes and ice cream from Sh-Booms Ice Cream & Sweet Treats.

9. Get a box (or five) of souvenirs at Webb’s Candy Shop. By souvenirs we mean citrus candy, goat’s milk fudge, hand dipped chocolates and peanut brittle. Yes you can, and will want to, buy some or all of these sweet treats by the box or basket. Webb’s will even let you have free samples.

10. Enjoy a cheese, spinach and mushroom brick oven pizza at True Blue Winery as you sip on one of their nine original wines. They also serve an AMAZING chicken salad plate.

11. Take a timeout from eating like a local and eat like Brit! The Fish & Chip Shop and Proper Pie Company serve up authentic English cuisine. Steak and Guinness Pie anyone?

12. Enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Tea Room and then buy yourself, or someone you love, a flower or two at The Flower Corner.

13. Have dinner with an Original Highwaymen during Davenport’s annual Highwaymen Weekend Extravaganza in March. During the early 1950’s and through the 1980’s a group of 26 African American artists known as the “Florida Highwaymen” used vivid and bright colors to display the beautiful untouched Florida landscape. The creativity and talent of these artists has made them famous for their idyllic landscapes of rural Florida and they were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004.

14. Find out why Ovation Bistro & Bar is TripAdvisor’s #1 Causal Dining Restaurant in Davenport. Could it be the BBQ Brisket, Lobster Mac & Cheese or the Salted Caramel Cheesecake? You’ll have to find out for yourself.

LEARN & DISCOVER

Family taking selfie in front of LEGO Movie World

6 Great Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Winter Haven

Ready to book a family-friendly weekend getaway? Here’s a list of 6 exceptionally fun things to during weekend in Winter...

See Details
2 women on paddleboards during tour with Paddleboard Winter Haven

50+ Ways to Experience Lakeland & Winter Haven

Here’s an easy way to plan your next trip to Central Florida – 50+ Ways to Experience Lakeland & Winter...

See Details
LEGO Globe at PLANET LEGOLAND at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Re-Imagine & Rebuild the World at PLANET LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven has introduced a world with no rules just pure creativity… PLANET LEGOLAND® opening April...

See Details
IG ciaraliebl on couch at Unfiltered Coffee in Bartow, FL - one of the Most Instagram-Worthy Places in Central Florida

Most Instagram-Worthy Places in Central Florida

Trip planning on Instagram is definitely a thing and we love finding new places to take pictures at Central Florida,...

See Details
Exterior of 3-story Wonder House in Bartow, FL

Historic Central Florida Sites That Everyone Should See

Whether you’re just visiting the area or a lifelong resident of Polk County, there is so much history in and...

See Details
Two dogs and owner hiking at lake kissimmee state park

Dog Friendly Spots in Central Florida

We understand that your pets are just as important as your human family members. So we created a list of...

See Details
Photo of scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes at The Terrace Grille in Lakeland, FL

Top Brunch Spots in Central Florida

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then brunch is the most important meal of the week!...

See Details
Kids walking outside of Beach Retreat Bungalows at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Alternative Places to Stay in Central Florida

If you’re looking for cheaper places to stay near Disney World or any of the great attractions of Central Florida...

See Details
Lina Greco's weekend getaway with a stop to Bok Tower Gardens

Weekend Getaway in Central Florida

Lina Greco worked in partnership with Visit Central Florida to create this Weekend Getaway Travel Recap. Weekend Getaway to Central...

See Details
I can see the weekend from here!👀⁠• • •⁠📸: @emily.ruthann⁠.⁠Having trouble finding the perfect gift for that thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie in you life? Well, @JumpFloridaSkydiving might just be the answer!⁠.⁠Jump Florida Skydiving welcomes first-timers and experienced jumpers at their Lake Wales location. Right now, they are offering numerous Holiday Gift Card Packages, perfect for beginners!⁠.⁠What they offer:⁠- Tandem (First Time) Skydiving⁠- Skydive License Training (AFF)⁠- Experienced Jumpers⁠.⁠Click the link in our bio to learn more.⁠.⁠.⁠.⁠#skydiving #skydive #adrenalinejunkie #JumpFloridaSkydiving #FloridaSkydiving #TandemSkydiving #CentralFlorida #VisitCentralFL #LoveFL

Top 10 Adrenaline-Rush Activities in Central Florida

Central Florida’s Polk County, nestled between Orlando and Tampa, is the ultimate outdoor destination in Florida, and is packed with...

See Details
water ripples used as email signup background

Subscribe to

EMAIL LIST

Join our email list and stay up to date with all the great things happening in Florida’s Sweetest Spot.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap

PLANNING A VACATION?

This free guide is full of resources and articles about Florida Sweetest Spot, including attractions, experiences, hotels, vacation rentals, and lots more!