Located between Orlando and Daytona, Grand Lakefront Resort Club USA at Holly Bluff Marina in DeLand offers a unique Florida vacation experience.
Enjoy a once in a lifetime houseboat experience on the St. John’s River which offers breathtaking views and pristine beauty with an abundance of wildlife including alligators, turtles, deer and a great variety of exotic birds.
The St. Johns River was Florida’s first tourist attraction. Although the steamboats that worked in its waters in the 1800s have disappeared, the beauty and magic of the river remain.
The St. Johns is also known for excellent fishing, especially largemouth bass and is home to numerous species of plants and animals. It is not uncommon to see Alligators and Manatees in the springtime when the water warms up.
The St. Johns River offers miles of breathtaking view and pristine beauty. Spend your days relaxing and cruise the river from the comfort of your houseboat. Expect to see Blue Heron flying above you, Alligators basking in the sun in their natural habitat and if you’re lucky, get the camera ready to take some pictures of our endangered peaceful Manatee grazing on water plants.
Other wondering wildlife to see are Bears, Osprey, Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Turtles, Otter, Deer, Raccoon and many more.
Every angler should experience the thrill of hooking St. Johns River most iconic fish at least once in their lifetime. Come on out and try your hand at a variety of fish option including catching Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Bream, Shellcracker, Speckled Perch, Gar and Catfish.
Experience the thrill of fishing at St. Johns River that everyone is talking about.
There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the St. Johns River than on a houseboat. From marshes, springs, and tributaries, to the main channel of the river, the St. Johns provides a vast array of canoeing and kayaking opportunities.
Entertain yourself with a variety of activities such as Canoeing, and Kayaking.
The area provides many places for Hiking, Bike Riding, 4WD Adventure and Backpacking.
This island, located in the St. Johns River in Volusia County, welcomes visitors to enjoy nature and history in quiet solitude. The island is accessible only by private boat or park ferry. Evidence of Native American habitation over thousands of years can be witnessed as visitors hike through the park.
Stop in and walk through the impressive visitor center to learn more about the many inhabitants and uses of Hontoon Island over the years. Boating, canoeing, and fishing are popular activities and canoe rentals are available. Picnic areas include tables, grills, and a playground.
Overnight boat slip rentals are also available. The park’s ferry operates daily from 8:00 a.m. to one hour before sunset.
The Ocala National Forest, located north of Orlando, is the southernmost forest in the continental United States and protects the world’s largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest.
The forest has more than 600 lakes, rivers and springs, including three first-magnitude springs where visitors can swim, snorkel and dive in crystalline waters year round.
Botanical wonders as well as archaeological and historic sites are waiting around the next bend.
The Forest has many recreation opportunities. It has trails for hiking (100 mi) bike riding, horseback riding, ATV and motorcycling (200 mi), jeep & 4WD vehicles (81 mi). Additionally there is a free covered target shooting area.
There are camp grounds and picnic areas, swimming areas. Opportunities for seeing wildlife include black bears, alligators, deer, turkeys, and many species of birds. Hunting is allowed under state laws.
The DAYTONA 500 serves as the pinnacle for the six decades of historic performances, heroic figures and spectacular moments that transformed Bill France’s big dream into The Great American Race.
Don’t miss out when the NASCAR season begins anew with this showcase of speed, skill and determination as drivers battle the famed 2.5-mile trioval and it’s 31-degree banking to earn the coveted title of DAYTONA 500 Champion.
The Walt Disney World Resort is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. The property covers 27,258 acres (43 sq mi; 110 km2), featuring four theme parks. The Magic Kingdom is based on Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and is dedicated to fairy tales and Disney characters.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a 135 acres (55 ha) dedicated to the facets of show business, including film, television, music, and theater, drawing inspiration from the heyday of Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s.
The park is represented by Cinderella Castle, inspired by the fairy tale castle seen in the 1950 film. Epcot is a 300 acre (120 ha) park dedicated to technological innovation and international culture. It has been described as a “permanent world’s fair”. The park is divided into two sections: Future World, made up of eight pavilions, and World Showcase, themed to 11 world nations. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park at covering 580 acres (230 ha). The park is dedicated and themed entirely around the natural environment and animal conservation. The park’s icon is the Tree of Life, a 145-foot-tall (44 m), 50-foot-wide (15 m) artificial baob tree.