Orange City is in Volusia County, close to the historic city of DeLand. It has a number of buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places including the Memorial Library, the Town Hall, the Louis P. Thursby historic home and the Seth French House, former home of a local surgeon and Civil War veteran. The area is full of natural attractions. See manatees in the beautiful Blue Spring State Park, explore the waterways in a boat or airboat and take a trip to beautiful New Smyrna Beach. An Orange City vacation rental puts you at the heart of some of the most delightful communities in Florida.
One of Florida’s best beaches is the 13-mile stretch of pristine sand at New Smyrna Beach. Sunbathing, swimming, walking and even cycling can be enjoyed on these firm sands. When the wind is up, the Atlantic offers perfect surfing conditions for amateurs and pros alike.
The nearby classy town of DeLand has a host of smart cafés and wine bars along its Main Street. Romantic dinners or casual dining can all be enjoyed in the area. You can even make your own pancakes at the Sugar Mill!
River cruising on the nearby lakes and rivers is pleasantly relaxing, especially if you enjoy fishing. There are plenty of places offering boats for hire. Alternatively, book a fishing charter and head out to sea for an exciting day on the water.
This beautiful state park offers a variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, boating, fishing, hiking and even snorkeling and scuba diving. Enjoy getting to know some of Florida’s birds and wildlife at this excellent state park, within easy reach from your Orange City vacation villa.
This local museum is located in the historic Old Post Office Building off Canal Street, at nearby New Smyrna Beach. The interesting displays tell the story of New Smyrna’s development as a community of Mediterranean indentured colonists under Dr Andrew Turnbull.
Just a short drive from your Orange City apartment is the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral. Exhibitions, displays, an IMAX theatre and simulators all show the history of space exploration from this interesting launch site. There may even be a shuttle launch during your stay so checkout the space center website.
Orange City enjoys hot summers and mild sunny winters making it very popular with visitors in all seasons. Winters are mostly dry with average daytime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) while summers reach a hot and humid 33°C (92°F) during July and August. These months also get the most rainfall, in short but heavy afternoon showers.
The closest major airport to your Orange City vacation home is Daytona Beach International Airport which is just 22 miles from Orange City. Alternatively the Orlando International Airport is 36 miles away.