DeLand, Florida

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A few months ago I met my aunt for coffee in DeLand.

Boston Coffehouse was my choice place to meet because when you’re a Yankee living in the south coffee and Boston in the same title draws you in like a moth to a flame.

After our visit and visiting a few stores we said goodbye.

I still had time to burn before I needed to pick up Aubry from school so I hit the streets of DeLand. I pulled up my trusty google map app and walked to the closest green space.

Chess Park

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Bring your chess, or checkers pieces and enjoy a game

If you drive through DeLand on Route 44 then you’ve passed this park. Chess Park is on the north side of Route 44 about a half a block west of Woodland Blvd.

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Love the detail in the fence posts

 

I walked though Chess Park to W. Indianna Ave, past the Volusia County Courthouse to Athens Theatre.

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Always take a selfie if you’re by yourself, it’s good to have photos with people in them!!

I then double backed on W. Indiana and walked around the long reflection pool  on my left. Then it was back to Woodland Blvd where I weaved in and out of some interesting shops, a record store and quickly past Mr Bill’s Donuts, because I was trying to avoid donuts that day…. I plan to return.

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Downtown DeLand has a New England feel to it.

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One of the many murals in DeLand.

DeLand has a wonderful Mural Walk you can take, click here to view the map or better yet read my post and tips on the mural walk here.

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My time was short, however if I visit again I will be sure to walk the Stetson campus, grab a few Geocaches, stop in at the DeLand Bakery and see what the Goodwill has to offer.

If you go and need a lunch spot then Taco Amigo, corner of N. Florida Ave and Woodland at an auto shop on Woodland Ave, is the place to go. It’s been called a “hidden gem”. Closed Monday and Tuesday, great prices, great food.

I’m sure there’s lots more to see and I hope to visit again soon. If you’ve been and have some favorite places let me know.

Happy trails,

-m

 

Adventures close by:

DeLand Mural Walk

Freedom Playground, DeLand

 

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