Mount Dora is yet another hidden gem around Orlando. Few Brazilians know this little refuge about 1 hour from downtown Orlando.
Mount Dora, a laid-back and relaxing getaway just an hour from Orlando, offers you the pleasure of country life in old Florida. This city close to Orlando is definitely a must visit for those looking for alternatives to the parks and shopping marathon.
A historic village of more than a hundred years located 30 minutes north of Orlando, on the shores of Lake Dora and offering nationally known annual festivals, such as “Annual Light Up”, where the entire Donnelly Park and the center is lit up with more than 2 million lights, which remain on during the weekends until the Arts Festival in February.
Lakes, peaceful inns, shops, an old train station, a buffet of tasty dining options – all are just steps away from each other in Mount Dora.
The small-town environment caters especially to antiques enthusiasts from across the state, country and world.
The shops in and around Mount Dora center are filled with nostalgic items, valuable antiques and collectibles, and even real estate jewelry.
Outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, galleries, wineries and inns also adorn Mount Dora’s city center.
Things to do in Mount Dora
See below for a list of things to do in Mount Dora.
Downtown (Centrinho) – Downtown Shops & amp; Restaurants (Le Petit Sweet – The Salted Fry)
Mount Dora offers a variety of sights and natural beauty. However, there is nothing more pleasurable than walking through the super charming downtown area and enjoying its shops, restaurants, cafes, pastry shops, ice cream parlors, art galleries, among other local establishments. Go back to the past, walking through the bucolic scenery of the Mount Dora center, which resembles a film set from the 1940s – 50s. The tree-lined streets, the souvenir shops and the peace that is transmitted by people walking calmly along the sidewalks of the center is a of the best and most enjoyable things to do in Mount Dora Florida.
Mount Dora Lighthouse
Mount Dora History Museum
Modernism Museum of Mount Dora
Renninger’s Antique Twin Markets
Renninger’s Antique Center Twin Markets are the largest in Lake County. Two separate shopping experiences, located on 140 acres, east of Mount Dora. The Antique Center has more than 200 stores in a closed, air-conditioned building. There are also outdoor stores. You’ll find antique furniture, gold jewelry and handmade diamonds, paintings, antique books, antique and vintage glass, porcelain, porcelain, shabby chic and primitive collectibles. At The Flea Market you will also find handmade chocolates, ice cream, mini-donuts, bags, vacuum cleaners, jewelry, Avon products, tools, t-shirts, leather goods, pet supplies, vintage and collectible furniture, antiques, watches and thousands of other new and used items. There is something for everyone. Concessions with a large selection of food.
Village Market Mall
Mount Dora Olive Oil Company
Mount Dora Market Place
Doral Canal Boat Tour
Contemplate the lake – Lake Dora
The city is surrounded by the imposing Lake Dora (Lake Dora), where there is a large marina with beautiful boats at anchor. Enjoy the beautiful sunset that the view of Lake Dora provides.
The Lakeside Inn is a very traditional hotel in the city with typical architecture. The hotel faces a beautiful lake and the daily rate can reach $ 300 on festival days. On normal days, the daily rate is more inclusive (about $ 130 – 150). Even if you choose not to stay at the Lakeside Inn, it is worth visiting to take pictures and feel the bucolic and relaxing atmosphere of the hotel and its surroundings. There are many events, mainly weddings, at the hotel.
There is an old train ride around the city that is said to be very beautiful, but it is difficult to find the train running. At the time of creating this post the train was under maintenance.
Where to eat in Mount Dora?
Where to eat – there are dozens of restaurants and even many highly regarded French restaurants. There is a very good Cuban restaurant, Copacabana. At night, the restaurants are very festive, with the majority offering live music.
Video about Mount Dora
We reached the end of the article with a video about the city, selected on Youtube. You can also get more information at Visit Mount Dora by clicking here . Follow the video: