Summer Time in Mount Dora, Florida!

~ Shop • Dine • Play ~

Come and play with us all Summer long!

We invite you to explore the area and discover what makes our town so remarkably unique. From our historic downtown, to our uptown Highland Street you will find everything you need right here! There are countless activities, events, restaurants, amazing shops, museums and tours to experience in our town. 

Located just 30 miles northwest of Orlando and with an elevation of 184 feet above sea level, Florida’s only “Mountain top town” lives up to its official motto… “Someplace Special”. We hope you enjoy all that Mount Dora has to offer! 

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You will be pleased at the variety of shops available. Whether it’s for family or friends, your home, your garden or even your pets, you will find a wonderful array of unique shops. A whimsical discovery is a sure thing when you shop in downtown 

Popular Shops

Becker’s Best Shoes

Becker’s Best Shoes is one of the best shopping stores to buy the best brand shoes for men & women at affordable prices.

Em’z On Fifth

Em’z on Fifth is a Fashion Women’s boutique in the heart of Mount Dora, find the latest clothing designs and accessories to look stylish at any time.

Jewelry by TFC

Beautiful and unique hand-crafted jewelry made with high quality crystals and gemstones! Stretchy Center Stone Bracelets, stackables, earrings, necklaces etc!

Walk In The Woods

Retailer for Life is Good, Kavu, Olukai, Vionic, Merrell Shoes, Bungalow 360, Sanuk, Tilley, Oofos, and more!

Casual Outdoor to Special Occasion Dining

From outdoor cafés to gourmet restaurants to ethnic flavor, the varied venues will satisfy all tastes.

Popular Restaurants

Funky Monkey
Elevated Gastrobar with globally inspired cuisine. Serving dinner and brunch on the weekends. Nightlife entertainment as well.

The Mount Dora Bistro

We celebrate dining traditions and the classic arts of culinary, music, and photography.

The Salted Fry

A gluten free eatery, self serve wine station, delicious pommes frites, sandwiches, beer, ciders, sodas and more!

Where To Stay On Your Visit

From antique to unique, you can experience first hand the hospitality that has received great reviews. Choose from a modern Victorian Inn, a lakeside resort or one of the cozy bed & breakfasts. Conveniently-located hotels and motels are on the edge of town.

Mount Dora by Land, Sea & Wheels

With 1,400 lakes in the area, Mount Dora offers water enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to enjoy one of several cruises, whether on a crewed Pontoon Boat for Leisure, Lunch or Sunset; the speed and freedom of a Cat Boat Adventure; the private party with your closest friends on the Cruisin’ Tiki, or board a luxurious New Orleans style Paddlewheel, taking a break on the water will surely rejuvenate you!

Get a custom Taste of our Town on guided tasting tours of local food and wine establishments, or hop on the Transit golf cart or Romantic HorseLESS Carriage Ride for a spin around town and a unique take on our community.

Biking is truly a favorite pastime in our town and county full of hills. Rent a bike to ride around town for the day or your staycation. Take on the challenge of the Mount Dora Mountain Bike Park and get your Adrenaline pumping!


Popular Experiences

CatBoat Adventure Tours

Experience Lake Dora & the Dora Canal aboard a 2 person powered CatBoat that you drive on a 2 hour guided tour.

Glide Adventure Tours

Enjoy an incredible outdoor adventure with Glide Adventure Tours in Mount Dora, a guided history and nature tour via Segway.

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