Satisfy Your Wanderlust in Real Florida!

Satisfy Your Wanderlust in Real Florida!

Amazing places. Delightful moments. Stunning scenes. The Real Florida is full of incredible adventures that will satisfy your wanderlust, whether you’re a first-time visitor or you’ve lived here all your life.

U-pick the Flavor

From tree or vine to basket. Or maybe straight to your mouth! The Real Florida is full of gorgeous U-pick farms, like this one at Southern Hill Farms. Check out our U-pick blog post for more details on area farms.

Two women stand together and hold boxes of freshly picked strawberries at Southern Hill Farms.
Southern Hill Farms. Photo by @shannonwhiteeee on Instagram

Feel the Breeze at Ferran Park

There are a ton of waterfront parks in the Real Florida, but none with a better vibe than Ferran Park in Eustis. Complete with bandshell and boardwalk, this is a good place to relax with an afternoon picnic.

Love lakefront parks? Check out West Beach Park in Clermont, Wooten Park in Tavares or Venetian Gardens in Leesburg for more beautiful views!

Photo of Ferran Park at dusk.
Ferran Park, Eustis. Photo by @@liv_teach_travel on Instagram

Trek In Nature

Whether hiking is your thing or you just love being immersed in nature, there’s enough variety here to keep you coming back for more. Check out the Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead, pictured, or check out the whole list of hiking and biking trails to find a favorite.

Boardwalk at Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead.
Boardwalk at Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead. Photo by Visit Lake, FL

Two If By Sea: Discover the Mount Dora Lighthouse

Standing at 35-feet tall and serving as a fresh-water navigational aid for boaters, the Mount Dora Lighthouse is an experience all its own. Bring a picnic. Explore nearby trails like the Palm Island Nature Boardwalk. Enjoy refreshing water views. And when you’re done, walk over to downtown Mount Dora for a bite to eat!

The Mount Dora Lighthouse from above.
Mount Dora Lighthouse, Grantham Point Park. Photo by @daviddmcghee on Instagram

Wander Through Mount Dora

Love walkable downtowns? Us, too. Get your fill of shopping, sightseeing and oh-so good eats in Mount Dora.

Other picture-perfect cities are nearby including Clermont, Tavares and Leesburg!

Downtown Mount Dora.
Downtown Mount Dora. Photo by @foodwinesunshine on Instagram

Explore Lake Louisa State Park

This captivating state park draws you in with its variety of adventures. Try glamping and other types of care-free camping, as well as hiking, horseback riding and kayaking. Looking for a guided tour? They have those, too! Plus, join the park’s Wanderlust Club for exclusive access to things like full-moon paddles and member’s only discounts.

View from a kayak on Lake Louisa.
Lake Louisa. Photo by Visit Lake, FL

Take a Sip at Lakeridge Winery

Unwind and slow down with a trip to Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. Take a free tour of the winery and taste a variety of Lakeridge wines with the included wine tasting. Visit on a weekend to enjoy the regular “Weekends at the Winery” event, complete with live music, wine bar, food trucks and lawn games.

The sun shines over the trees and through an archway at the Lakeridge Winery.
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. Photo by @lakeridgewinery on Instagram

Book an Event at Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

Have a special event on the horizon? Check out Tavares Pavilion on the Lake for the perfect location with unforgettable views of Lake Dora, both from your own special event within the building (booked in advance, of course) or from the pier.

Pavilion on the Lake, Tavares.
Pavilion on the Lake, Tavares. Photo by Visit Lake, FL


Fly High on a Seaplane

Take off from the water and soar above the Real Florida for an experience (and photos!) like no other. Whether you take a mesmerizing tour around the area or you book a fancy excursion, a trip with Jones Brothers and Co. is an adventure you won’t soon forget.

Jones Brothers Air and Seaplane Adventures. Photo by @lisagill7522 on Instagram


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