Quaint & Charming Mount Dora & Surrounding Areas

(4 customer reviews)


Mount Dora, Florida is known for its quaintness and charm, its culture, shopping, dining, beautiful lakes, golfing, and much more.  Only a short forty-five minute drive from the hustling and bustling city of Orlando, you can escape to enjoy this area and experience all it has to offer for a weekend get away with a group of couples, friends, or with a special someone.


Looking for a long weekend getaway to Mount Dora, Florida?  Here is your guide!  Mount Dora is a charming and quaint Central Florida town.  And the best part, Mount Dora is only a forty-five-minute drive from the hustling and bustling city of Orlando.  This is a great couples trip, girl’s outing, or golfing weekend for the guys. Or just a getaway with your special someone.  There is much to do in and around Mount Dora.  Whether it is shopping, golfing, or indulging in a little spa-time, Mount Dora and the surrounding areas have it all.  If you would rather, you can spend time in local museums or art galleries. Even take in an evening show at one of the local theaters, or enjoy local entertainment in one of the bars or restaurants.  If you enjoy nature, this area is for you.

Spend an afternoon shopping or antiquing in Mount Dora.  Later, have a great lunch and take a scenic boat tour on Lake Dora.  Afterward, have a fabulous dinner at one of Mount Dora’s many fine restaurants.  The next day, take a trip to the equally as quaint and charming nearby town of Winter Garden.  Here, enjoy a day of biking on the West Orange Trail for a bit of fresh air and some exercise.  Or, do some shopping, take in a local brewery, and enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the tasty restaurants in Winter Garden.  Later, travel back to Mount Dora for a wonderful dinner, and enjoy some of the local entertainment.

The next day, delight in a great brunch at a historic hotel spending some more time in Mount Dora.  If you enjoy nature and the outdoors, take a short drive to the Ocala National Forest.  Here you can enjoy a day of hiking and/or kayaking in the pristinely clear waters of Alexander Springs.  If you have time, drive through the small town of Eustis on the shores of Lake Eustis.  Here enjoy lunch in one of its many restaurants or enjoy a tasty brew in the town’s local brewery, or a glass of wine in a great little wine bar.

R-tinerary has planned a three day trip to Mount Dora and the surrounding areas. We have provided you with recommendations on where to stay, along with the names of some great restaurants.   If you are looking for a great little getaway in Central Florida, this may be just the trip for you!

4 reviews for Quaint & Charming Mount Dora & Surrounding Areas

  1. N. Vincent

    Was a bit too crowded. Had a hard time parking. Cute town, but a bit touristy for us.

  2. Hailey Bedstone

    Really fun weekend we had with the gals!

  3. Sally Stevens

    What a great little place in the heart of central Florida. We enjoyed your accommendations! Hope to go back next Fall.

  4. Sheila

    Just completed a girl’s weekend here using your itinerary and it was fabulous. We had perfect weather and the restaurants were amazing. Charming town.

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