Travel guide Davenport, Florida
Davenport is a small town in Central Florida popular for its proximity to the Walt Disney theme park making it a popular destination. Places like Lakeland and Winter Haven in Central Florida has some of the prime attractions like the Legoland resort, Westgate River Ranch resort and Orlando beaches and theme parks are just 90 minutes away from here.
Davenport is also used as a jumping point to hop on to the other locations like the Walt Disney, MGM Studios, and Lake Wales.
Here is a detailed list of things to do in Central Florida that includes the best of attractions, history, hiking trails, outdoor locations, shopping, local restaurants, art and culture and hotels.
Davenport is a tiny city virtually walkable from one end to the other with a population of around 2000. This is a tiny yet a growing city with budding business with several unique homes, historic buildings and scenic parks.
Attractions in Davenport
Discover the marvels of the Quad Cities on the beautiful river front of the Mississippi river. Visitors can experience world class museums and several historic sites in Davenport. From balloon rides to riverboat cruises, shopping in quant village marts, or get the best of gaming, hotel accommodation, fine dining in the casino resort at Davenport.
Ridge Island Groves – For over 21 years, Ridge Island Grove has been growing citrus on the ridge and is the no. 1 citrus producing area in the US. It is a family owned and operated business that provides freshest Florida citrus to anyone in the states. Visitors are welcomed to come and try different type of juices.
Balloon Rides – This is a not to be missed attractions. It’s a 3-4 hour adventure that’s going to have you talking for a long time. Get a birds eye view of Florida, its swamps and forest, and click photos of the wildlife. The balloon safari entails a certificate of flying along with full breakfast and champagne ceremony.
Schuetzen park – An erstwhile German shooting park, people can enjoy the trails inside looking for artifacts and animal watching.
Vander Veer Botanical Park – Established in 1885, this 33 acre park encompases conservatory, sculpture gardens and fountains. The place is ideal for picnic and families can enjoy the lagoon and feed the ducks nearby. The main highlight of this park is the Rose Garden that boasts around 145 varieties of roses.
Rhythm City Casino – The 3 story casino has more than a thousand slot machines and tables roulette, poker and more. There is a hotel and several restaurants down the road as well.
Figge Art Museum – The place serves as an arts resource and collection hub. The museum showcases some of the best and extensive collection, nearly 4,000 works of art, ranging from the 16th century to the present.
Duck Creek Parkway – The parkway is a 20 mile long and passes through multiple parks as it makes its way along the Duck Creek. The parkway spanning the lowa Quad Cities has a multi-use trail which includes the scenic Mississippi riverfont trail and is connected to schools, parks, residential areas. Bike on rents are available at the Quad Cities Convention Bureau.
Great River Road National Scenic Byway – Across the Mississippi river there is this scenic national byway contains world class vistas, enticing river towns, magnificent limestone bluffs and so much more.
Sunderbruch Park Mountain Bike Trail – Encompasses magnificent off-road single track trails with different difficulty levels from green to black diamond levels. The trail boasts 2 miles of beautiful wooded scenery amidst the narrow winding trails.
Chocolate Manor – This place has been serving the Quad Cities with hand crafted chocolates, candies and other delicious gourmet for years.
Get the best of gourmet experience at places like Rock’s Anchor Grill, Zeke’s Island Café, Baked Beer & Bread Company
Davenport has a balmy weather but it gets warmer in summers and a bit humid due to occasional thunderstorms.
Davenport is situated within easy reach to the 3 main airport
- Orlando International located 30 miles from Davenport
- Lakeland Linder Regional located 32 miles from Davenport
- Orlando Sanford located 49 miles from Davenport
There are 3 Amtrack stations near Davenport located between 15 – 17 miles from Davenport
Davanport’s interstate No. 4 is connected to many cities of central Florida. Almost 95% people tend to drive rather than take a bus here in Davenport.