Davenport offers a friendly alternative to nearby Orlando. This small town in Central Florida is situated near Lake Tohopekaliga and Lake Marion. The area’s peaceful setting is close to the theme parks and also the natural wonders of Central Florida. Temperatures can be very hot and humid in the summer, so consider visiting during shoulder season for cooler weather. Families flock here during school vacation weeks and throughout the summer months, too.
There’s so much to see and do in Davenport. So how do you narrow it down? That’s where we’re here to help. We’ve listed our top 10 favorite attractions in the area below. From eateries to events and everything in between, we hope we’ve added some inspiration to your Davenport, FL trip itinerary.
So read on and start planning your next trip — and if you need lodging, book a Davenport vacation rental to save money and gain so much more space & privacy over a traditional hotel.
Top 10 Davenport, FL Activities
True Blue Winery (604 Pink Apartments Road)
In their own words: “Local, family-owned winery right here in central Florida for the past 6 years. With their award-winning blueberry wine, famous brick oven salmon or pizza, you can’t go wrong with a visit here. True Blue has a rustic and delightful atmosphere where you can enjoy a glass of wine alongside some delicious food (which is all made from scratch!) They are open limited hours, please check before you go. This is great for a date night, a girl’s night out or a gathering of friends.” – Haven Magazine
Florida Sports Hall of Fame (101 Adventure Court)
In their own words: The Florida Sports Hall of Fame recognizes and honors Florida’s greatest sports figures and events, and leverages this collective celebrity to promote fitness awareness, education and sports activities among our state’s youth and adults. Equally important is the promotion of the qualities of discipline and honor among sports participants.
Providence Golf Club (1518 Clubhouse Blvd.)
In their own words: Located just south of Orlando in Davenport, Providence Golf Club has become one of the premier golf destinations in Central Florida. Open to the public, anyone can enjoy our 18-hole championship course, which has been said to be a better time than Disney World.
Designed by renowned golf course architect Mike Dasher, Providence Golf Club will test your game and sooth you senses at the same time. Holes wind their way through scenic Florida landscape featuring freshwater creeks, ancient hardwood and wetlands. It’s not unusual to catch a glimpse of Florida wildlife throughout your round. As a golf course designer, Dasher has an affection for European style courses, and this is evident on many of his unique, undulated greens at Providence Golf Club.
While serving as a haven of serenity for residents and local golfers, Providence also provides a refreshing getaway for tourists. We’re located only 15 minutes from world-class theme parks such as Disney World, 30 minutes from Orlando, 45 minutes from Tampa, and only 20 minutes from Kissimmee. If you’re planning your Orlando golf vacation, make sure to book your tee times online at our website so you’re guaranteed the best price and join our complimentary rewards card program for additional savings and money back rewards!
In addition to providing a challenging and scenic course, Providence’s professional staff has five decades of experience in the golf industry and have received numerous awards and recognitions by the PGA and LPGA. We have many major golf tournaments held at Providence on a regular basis and we welcome groups of all sizes to enjoy our Orlando golf experience.
Fossil Funatics (108 Robbins Rest Circle)
In their own words: At Fossil Funatics, we are focused on providing the highest level of customer satisfaction & we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. There are NO guarantees as to what or how many fossils you will find, but YOU WILL find fossils! We often tour in KNOWN areas we have prospected and hunted previously, so to introduce familiar terrain. We have been hunting the Peace river and her tributaries for 5+ years, and in mid 2015 we obtained a STATE OF FLORIDA license to offer Group tours. Large groups or small families are all provided with tools and knowledge to hunt and FIND fossils. Hunters with more experience are free to roam about and find their own SPECIAL spot with our tools. For larger groups, especially those with children, we provide additional guides to assist with ID’s and digging.
Highlands Reserve Golf Club (500 Highlands Reserve Blvd)
In their own words: This is not your typical Orlando golf course! Highlands Reserve sits atop one of the highest areas of Florida and offers remarkable scenery along with a course designed for hot Orlando golf. This championship Mike Dasher design gives you pine tree-lined fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas, open spacious fairways likened to the great Scottish courses, and a bit of old Florida with citrus trees along the countryside. Large, fast, undulating greens make this Orlando golf course challenging and fun for all levels of golfers. Conveniently located just minutes from Disney and all major attractions, Highlands Reserve Golf Club is a Central Florida favorite!
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Our course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps; we have everything you need to challenge you and improve your game.
New Horizons Yoga (104 W. Bay Street)
In their own words: It’s all in the name.
Our name holds great meaning to us. New Horizons Yoga. It is a play on my late grandparent’s legacy, Horizons End (an RV campground located on HWY 27 close to I-4). But yoga isn’t an end. It is a beginning. It can make old new again. It can make you learn to live in the here and now. It will make you feel good. So the name was shuffled around a bit. New Horizons Yoga.
I remember the first time I did yoga. I was with my grandma (sometimes known as “MeMa”) when I was in middle school. The instructor had us try a headstand against the wall. I knew I loved yoga that moment. There is something magical about doing yoga. It makes your whole body feel alive. I can never quiet explain that feeling I feel after a yoga class. Wonderful. I want to give that to everyone. Yoga makes me feel wonderful.
My mother, Sharon, and I enjoyed taking our Yoga Teacher Training together in Ybor City. Since then, we have wanted to teach yoga. Hell, we’ve wanted to take yoga. But the closest studios are 30 mins away in any direction. We were always not wonderful after the maddening drive home on I-4. We yearned to have something closer and a space to call our own. And like out of a storybook the perfect space came for rent right when we decided it was time. We were opening a yoga studio.
So please join us at New Horizons Yoga. Join us in peace and flexibility. Join us in balance and strength. Join us in a yoga community close to home.
The Proper Pie Company (145 Ridge Center Drive)
In their own words: Proper food made with the finest ingredients. We pride ourselves on our quality hand made home-baked products from Britain. Traditional British values all wrapped up in a pie, a bag of fish and chips, or a cream tea! You won’t find British food served up with so much care and attention anywhere else. Inspired by the finest chefs around Europe, honed to perfection by our team and brought to you from Davenport, Florida, welcome to The Proper Pie Company.
Ovation Bistro (42605 US-27)
In their own words: At Ovation Bistro & Bar, we are unashamedly passionate about the food and drinks we create. As a family owned and operated business, we are always ready to serve! Our mouthwatering ribs and in-house smoked meats have earned us serious street cred among locals and visitors alike, and for good reason. Sit back and relax with a refreshing drink in our warm and casual atmosphere. Our wait staff is not only friendly but inviting as well. Voted the #1 restaurant in Davenport, and the Best Smokehouse in Central Florida, we guarantee Ovation Bistro & Bar will never disappoint you! We look forward to serving you and thank you in advance for giving us the chance.
Cenote Day Spa (2700 Sand Mine Road)
In their own words: Cenoté Day Spa has two full service day spa locations within Davenport Florida. These premier day spas are located at the Bahama Bay and Regal Palms Resorts. These locations not only cater to resort guests but are also open to the public. Regardless if you’re staying on property or are a local coming in for a little pampering, all clients who book a service at Cenoté Day Spa have full access to the resorts countless amenities the day of their treatment.
Once you arrive to a Cenoté Day Spa you’ll enjoy an array of amenities and services. Our facilities and resorts offer:
- Fully equipped treatment rooms for massage and facial services
- State of the art nail salon with upgraded pipless pedicure bench and Nail Bar
- Indoor Sauna
- Three sparkling pools – Bahama Bay Location Only
- Indoor gym – Regal Palms Location Only
- Well-known Tradewinds Bar and Grill – Bahama Bay
- Frankie Farrels – Regal Palms Resort
Davenport’s Ale House (1260 Posner Blvd)
In their own words: From the patio to the pool table, we pride ourselves in being the happening place to be in Davenport. In our alehouse, we’ve created a haven for sports fans and fun lovers like ourselves. With more than 50 game-watching TVs, darts, and basketball goals, it feels like your team won the championship every night. But the good times don’t stop when the game ends — our chefs are serving up hearty helpings of burgers, wings, and all your favorites. So come in for a drink or cheer on your favorite team with us all season long — we’ll save you a seat.