The 10 Best Things to Do in Davenport, United States

August 23, 2017 Alida England

Davenport is a vacation destination in north eastern Polk County that is popular because of its close proximity to the Walt Disney World theme park. While small in size, the town is experiencing rapid growth. Most Davenport tourists stay in this town and spend their time at the major theme parks outside Orlando. However, Davenport has its own attractions that should not be missed. Visit Lake Kissimmee State Park and partake in nature trails, horse trails, and boating activities. Play a round on one of Davenport’s two large golf courses: the Highlands Reserve Golf Club and the Ridgewood Lakes Golf & Country Club. You will have access to many restaurants near your vacation rental. Davenport offers a variety of fast food options and chains, as well as several great local establishments. The Davenport Cafe is perfect for lunch, as is Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe. Try the Bob Evans Restaurant for the best American cuisine, or visit Zen Asian Grill for Asian and Chinese foods. For dinner on a budget, visit The Shamrock Pub and Grille. Don’t head back too early—there are many great bars and pubs in Davenport. Try the Tuscana Tavern or The Pub for a relaxing drink. The 11th Street Bar & Grill is a pub and a restaurant combined, so be sure to check it out on nights when you want food and entertainment in one place. Other popular bars include the Happy Hollow Tavern and Boozies Bar & Grill. There are several large shopping centers right outside Davenport in Orlando, Tampa, and Kissimmee. Visit Posner Commons for stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney, and more. Most of the shopping centers have food courts as well, so they’re a convenient way to spend the day away.
Restaurants in Davenport

1. Southern Dunes Golf Club

2888 Southern Dunes Blvd, Haines City, FL 33844-2707 +1 800-632-6400
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4 based on 355 reviews

Southern Dunes Golf Club

This 18-hole golf course features large, undulating greens, elevation changes of 100 feet, and wide fairways flanked by more than 170 bunkers.

Reviewed By Ar0und_the_planet - London, United Kingdom

Stayed at the Southern Dunes Golf resort over the Christmas & New Year. Very quiet resort which is well looked after. The resort is gated with 24hr security. We stayed in a 3-bed house with a pool. The house was clean and tidy with all the usual amenities. There is a small communal fitness room and swimming pool available for use; the security code for the door is available from security at the entrance gate. There is a bar in the clubhouse. The resort is approximately 30 minutes from Disneyland, 40 minutes from Universal and 60 minutes from Downtown Orlando (all times dependant on traffic).

Close by are a few fast food outlets, restaurants and grocery stores.

2. Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours

4700 Crump Rd., Suite C - US 27, Lake Hamilton, FL 33851
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5 based on 654 reviews

Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours

Capt Freds world famous airboat tours are the best nature tours in central Florida. Our tour will offer sightings of a wide range of wildlife, from alligators to bald eagles. Great family fun, Hold baby alligators IN OUR OFFICE(we are licensed) Holding baby alligators in the WILD is a Federal offence. This airboat tour offers the best value and fun for your money. Seven days/wk by reservations See true old Florida. Established 1995

Reviewed By Heather B

Captain Fred's is such a lovely day trip.The whole staff was warm and welcoming. Our captain Wayne was frendly and reassuring us ladies that the airboat ride we were about to take was not like the screaming coming in sideways kind of ride you see on TV. Being leary of this put my mind at ease. Our party of four really enjoyed ourselves seeing lots of wifdlife which didnt seem to mind us being there at all. Lots of fun!

3. ANNIKA Academy

7450 Sparkling Ct, Reunion, FL 34747-3129 +1 407-662-4653
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5 based on 32 reviews

ANNIKA Academy

LPGA legend and Hall of Fame golfer, Annika Sorenstam's boutique golf academy in Central Florida. Golf lessons are available online or on location for individuals, groups, and corporate groups.

Reviewed By Wolverine325 - Michigan

My company sponsored a half-day session followed by a mini-tournament and the experience far exceeded our expectations. Annika and her staff were engaging, entertaining and provided a top notch experience for our guests! The half-day session provided us all with a "taste" of a full...MoreWe are so happy to hear of your great experience and are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks for sharing our passion! Sincerely, Amanda Valentino

4. Celebration Bike Rental

700 Bloom St, Celebration, FL 34747-4641 +1 407-791-2822
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5 based on 264 reviews

Celebration Bike Rental

Kissimmee bicycle rental in downtown Celebration. Our bikes are the perfect way to experience the Town of Celebration and Kissimmee. Discover picturesque neighborhoods with world-class architecture, native wildlife and a vibrant downtown area while pedaling a bike along quiet streets and waterfront pathways.

Reviewed By ErinMReview - Livonia, Michigan

Excellent company. Such nice and friendly guys. Fitted myself and my 6 year old with bikes. Provided training wheels and a helmet for my daughter. She really loved that the bikes had bells. :)
Gave us all a cold bottle of water and a map with a 7 mile route marked out. We didn't make it all around the loop, but had a great time tooling around on the nicely maintained paths and trails thru woods and thru various neighborhoods in town. Saw a couple alligators, so that was pretty cool. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable time and would highly recommend it!

5. Central Florida's Visitor Information Center

101 Adventure Ct, Davenport, FL 33837-8802 +1 863-420-2586
Excellent
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Central Florida's Visitor Information Center

The premiere Visitor Information Center for Polk County, FL located in the heart of Central Florida. The Visitor Center is home to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. Enjoy interactive exhibits about numerous attractions throughout Central Florida. While the kids are trying to find the largemouth bass in the pond please ask about Discounted Tickets to all your favorite Central Florida Attractions.

Reviewed By Daliza I - Tampa

After driving for a couple hours this stop is great. They give you free orange juice to welcome you to Florida. Bathroom are clean the offer information about the parks, highway, maps etc. You could take cool pictures inside the place. The air conditioner work...MoreWe are so glad to hear you enjoyed stopping by our facility. Our team loves being able to allow our visitors the opportunity to not only escape for a few minutes and enjoy their time here but also to gather information needed for their stay.

6. The Barn Antiques

167 County Road 557a, Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2943 +1 863-956-1362
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

The Barn Antiques

Reviewed By Billie R - Saint Cloud, Florida

The Barn & The Stable are not just your everyday Antique store! The variety in store ranges from shabby chic, coastal, contemporary,English Country,French & my personal favorite, Farmhouse & Country. Take the day to spend in this designer & decorators paradise to take it ALL in! Be sure to look in every nook & cranny for that one if a kind find!
Enjoy a picnic lunch Southern Style at "The Back Porch", the on-site restaurant that is a memorable experience with friends and family! The food is delicious, advise the tea. You lunch is served picnic basket style & you can either dine on the porch, enjoying the ambiance of nature or inside tea room style.
It is a unique day out with friends or family that is definitely memorable!

7. ChampionsGate Country Club

8950 Cliftons Draw Dr, ChampionsGate, FL 33896-2601 +1 407-507-2756
Excellent
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

ChampionsGate Country Club

Reviewed By mcaulayr - Perth, United Kingdom

Played this course on 5th November, the course was in fantastic condition and staff were very welcoming, free range balls is a bonus, only downside was the fact that fellow golfers had not repaired there pitch marks on greens, This course is a must to play

8. Ridge Island Groves

6000 Polk City Rd, Haines City, FL 33844-8190 +1 863-422-0333
Excellent
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4.5 based on 98 reviews

Ridge Island Groves

Welcome to Ridge Island Groves website. For over 21 years Ridge Island Groves has been growing citrus on "Florida's Sun Ridge." Our fruit is grown on small family owned and maintained groves in the heart of the #1 citrus producing area of the United States. We provide some of Florida's Freshest Citrus to our local customers and also people all over the United States. Take a look at us on "Florida in a tankful" to get an idea of all that we do. Also be sure to check out our custom gift ordering and specialize a package to include all of your Florida favorites. And if you are ever in our area be sure to stop by one of our two locations because we like to meet our customers. We would also like to hear your feedback, questions and comments, so visit us on Facebook or Google+

Reviewed By Danewfies - Kitchener, Canada

On this latest trip to the area, we had to visit again, for the orange soft-serve ice cream. The ice cream is delicious, but the cones are a little stale. We came back again before we went home, and got our ice cream in a cup instead of a cone. I think you get more ice cream this way ;-) I got half orange\half blueberry this time. The blueberry soft-serve was also very good, and I am glad I tried it, but the orange is so much better. After all, this is Florida. The older couple that runs this place are very friendly and chatty. We will see you again in the spring! We purchased some great jams here as well, but later learned that the place that makes the jam is in Dundee, about 30 minutes south on I27. You can get every kind of jam, jelly, and candy they make, and even watch it being made if they are working that day. No ice cream though.

9. Zen Spa

720 Celebration Ave, Suite 190, Celebration, FL 34747-4930 +1 321-939-1365
Excellent
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5 based on 103 reviews

Zen Spa

Reviewed By misty w - Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Found this salon while visiting WDW. I scheduled a facial for my daughter's 16 th birthday. Sarah was awesome! From the moment we walked in she treated us like royalty. She took great care of my daughter & made sure I was comfortable while I waited.
Prices are extremely reasonable especially for the area. I would have paid triple for the service we received had we gone to a resort salon.
We will be back whenever in the Disney area!

10. The Stable Home Decor

101 County Road 557a, Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2943 +1 863-956-1363
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5 based on 8 reviews

The Stable Home Decor

Reviewed By BentleyBoy - Central Florida, Florida

This one facility is the main (and close to the only) reason to visit this Fair city of Lake Alfred (emphasis on "fair"). It encompasses a Home Decor Shop/ Outdoor Decor Shop. cute Restaurant, Stained Glass Shop and Antique Store called 'The Barn'~ all in One. Every thing here is First Cabin and if you're into fashionable decorating for our home or apartment -it's The Bomb (an explosion of gift ideas). Thousand's of choices. The real Trump(sorry) is the Antique Store which I tried to create a listing here on TA. Great value on English Antiques and more. Good news too.... is if you time it right, you can also have lunch in the "Back Porch" Restaurant. Beautifully decorated with super reasonably priced lunches.
We only found ONE other antique store in this Burg and if it wasn't for this set of stores, we think we would have wasted a 3 hr round-trip drive. 'The Stable' with it's Outdoor Shops, 'The Barn', 'The Stained Glass Studio Room' and 'The Back Porch' made it worthwhile. Enjoy....

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