Davenport is a small town with loads of historic charm and a prime position near Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort. It’s a great launching pad for reaching Orlando’s theme park attractions, but don’t miss out on Davenport’s excellent shopping and dining opportunities as well.
Things to do in Davenport
Davenport is dotted with lakes and parks of varying sizes, all tempting visitors to explore its natural beauty. The nearby Lake Marion Creek Wildlife Management Area offers hiking and biking trails, as well as seasonal hunting opportunities. Lake Marion also boasts excellent fishing when it comes to bluegills and shell crackers, along with pleasant water-front facilities ideal for picnics and beach volleyball.
There are numerous golf courses near Davenport ideal for a day out on the links. The most famous of these is Providence Golf Club, offering open, flat fairways frequented by local wildlife. For those truly dedicated to golf, the ChampionsGate Golf Club is an excellent choice, as it offers two championship courses considered some of the best in Orlando.
You won’t need to drive far to do your shopping, with Posner Park offering over 24 stores in its outdoor retail space. Snag a bargain at the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, just a 30-minute drive away.
The dining options in Davenport range from standard American fare to various world cuisines. The Hotel Tea Room restaurant stands out as a local favourite, serving family-style breakfast and afternoon tea with a southern twist. For a healthy and delicious treat, try a smoothie bowl topped with homemade granola at the Get Smooth Smoothie Cafe.
Getting around Davenport
It’s best to get around Davenport by car, as there is minimal public transportation. Rent a car to make exploring the city and surrounding areas easier. It’s 45 minutes from Orlando International Airport and one hour from Tampa International Airport.