Mount Dora

Just a 35-minute drive northwest of Orlando, Mount Dora is a sleepy town known for its antique shops and the best festivals in Florida. Small enough to explore in a day, but interesting enough to lure visitors back, this is a great place to explore on a date night.

Mount Dora
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As you walk through Mount Dora, you’ll notice the historic buildings downtown dotted with palm trees on the streets. Filled with boutique shops, walking tours, and art galleries, there is so much to explore.

The highlight of the town is Renninger’s Vintage Antique Center & Farmer’s Flea Market. Over 117 acres of scenic, rolling land are filled with vendor booths selling everything from produce, meats, cheeses, and a variety crafts.

On the second Friday of every month, catch the Mount Dora Art Splash. Walk through an outdoor art gallery, where the quirkiness of the town really shines. The shops stay open late and there is live music to enjoy!

The crown jewel of the town is Lake Dora. 6 miles long and a third of a mile wide, enjoy the sunset on the Palm Island Park Boardwalk. Take a tour of the 35-foot tall working lighthouse! There are not many freshwater lighthouses in the state, so take advantage!
Mount Dora is said to be magical, and once you visit, you’ll understand why. Extend your stay with a charming Airbnb and take in the small town in all of its allure.