Plan your Getaway to
Come relax by the lake – or 1,000 lakes – here in Lake County. Our beautiful parklands, picturesque lakes and charming small towns filled with shopping and dining options make us the perfect escape, close to home. Swim in our pristine springs, tee off at our golf resort, discover vintage finds at our antique shops and explore our paddler’s paradise. Plan the ultimate getaway to Lake County with these ideas below.
Beat the heat by spending a day on our pristine lakes and waterways. Dive deep into the cool, crystal clear waters of Alexander Springs. Reel in your next trophy fish on a guided expedition or rent your own fishing boat, and navigate our creeks, lakes and the Dora Canal with a guided kayak, cat boat or pontoon tour.
Blaze Your Own Trail
Discover incredible outdoor adventures in Lake County. Explore scenic nature walks, lush preserves and stunning lakeside paths with our list of must-do hiking and biking trails. Paddle the day away with a map of the scenic blueways found along our lakes and creeks. Learn more about our wild side with our nature lover’s guide to Lake County.
Explore Unique Stores
Spend an afternoon wandering the charming lakeside towns of Mount Dora, Eustis and Clermont which feature blocks of boutiques, cafes, restaurants, breweries and food halls. Browse for unique finds at nearly one dozen antique shops across our county. Or, shop the day away inside Renninger’s Marketplace, a sprawling flea market with nearly 75 vendors selling everything from furniture and donuts to coins and curiosities.
Discover Roadside Quirk & History
Hit the open roads of Lake County for a fresh-squeezed adventure through the heart of Florida’s citrus history on the Citrus Label Tour. A real slice of roadside Americana, this self-guided driving tour takes visitors to fun and quirky spots like:
Eustis’ Citrus Museum at The Clifford House, featuring memorabilia and machinery like a citrus grove chemical fire engine and surrounding grounds featuring displays of historic citrus labels.
Clermont’s 226-foot Citrus Tower opened 1956 and is considered Florida’s first attraction, where the brave can ride to the top for sweeping views of former groves, and the queasy can remain ground level to shop the Showcase of Citrus for citrus salsa, orange chapstick and other juicy items.
Feast on authentic southern barbeque, delectable desserts, fine dining and casual fare along our lakes with our guide to the best restaurants in the area. From Cuban cuisine to fresh seafood and down-home southern cookin’, you won’t leave here hungry! Then wash it all down with this roundup of the best breweries and bars serving local craft beverages.
Plan Your Stay
From floating boat parties to salsa dancing festivals, we love to have a good time here in Lake County. Celebrate with a variety of festivals, concerts and other events using our calendar. Discover the best of Lake County with our interactive maps that showcase all there is to see, do and explore across our region; just pick where you want to go, what you want to do, and our map will do the rest!
Relax and recharge at one of our boutique hotels and resorts, scenic lakeside rentals, charming bed and breakfasts or rustic campsites. Glamp underneath the stars at Lake Louisa State Park, tee off after waking up at the beautiful Mission Inn and Resort, or unwind at the historic and charming Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, the longest running hotel in the state. Make Lake County your homebase for your next Central Florida escape!