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  • Things To Do In Mount Dora, Central Florida

    Central Florida Vintage Shops and Charming Hospitality Delights Golfers and Non-Golfers Alike

    About 20 minutes from Mission Inn Resort and Club, an award winning central Florida golf resort, Mount Dora is a quaint, well visited little town. After a morning round of golf on award winning El Campeon or Las Colinas golf courses, head out to Downtown Mount Dora for refreshment and remarkable shopping. To get you started, we’ve compiled a few things to do in Mount Dora:

    Who Was Dora Ann Drawdy?

    A little kindnesses can have big consequences. For Dora Ann Drawdy, a widowed mother of five trying to make ends meet in the 1850’s, life may have been difficult, but she was always willing to extend hospitality to others including the many surveyors who mapped out large areas of 19th century Florida. Such was the extent of her generosity that they were moved to name the lake after her.

    Lake Dora in Lake County Florida, like its namesake, continues to be a beacon of hospitality, a place that welcomes visitors into its fold every year.

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    Shopping in Mount Dora

    Mount Dora radiates with charm. Even the shop names draw you in: Whispering Winds, The Cozy Nest, Every Nook + Cranny and Under the Cherry Blossoms.

    Once known as the antique capital of Florida, Mount Dora features Renninger’s Antique Center, a 40,000 square foot antique hunter’s paradise with over 180 antique booths. There’s also Village Antique Mall, a great place to get lost in the past and Oliver Twist’s Antiques, which boasts a wonderful collection of antiques, vintage items and collectibles.

    There are all kinds of tempting treasures to purchase including jewellery, clothing, arts, stationery, toys, books, games and home essentials. Here you’ll find one-of-a-kind creations that are truly a labour of love.

    Rennigers Antique Center Mount Dora

    Sightseeing Tours Around Mount Dora

    Ride the town trolley for a 50 minute historic tour of Mount Dora, hop aboard the Orange Blossom Cannonball Train or enjoy a lovely scenic boat excursion with Premier Boat Tours.

    If you are a regular visitor to the central Florida golf area, you may wish to bookmark the Mount Dora Event Calendar. Enjoy year round festivals and cultural events in this historic location.

    A Variety of Dining Experiences

    Relax and refresh at one of the many award winning restaurants. Enjoy a little bit of old England at The Windsor Rose Tearoom or delight in some homestyle Cuban cuisine at Copacabana where reviews praise the mojitos and roast pork dishes.

    Accommodations Near Mount Dora

    While you’re staying at Mission Inn Resort & Club, a central Florida golf resort and home to El Campeon and Las Colinas golf courses, add a visit to Mount Dora to your itinerary. You’ll be welcomed into a place where time seems to move at a slower pace and vintage is vogue again. Central Florida golf resort specials and packages can be viewed here.

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