We know you’ll love living at your new townhome or single family home here in Rivington. Yet as great as your house is, you’re not going to spend all of your time at home! Luckily, there are many things to do right outside of the neighborhood. DeBary, Florida has something for everyone, even your kids!
DeBary is a beautiful town with enough outdoor fun, dining, shopping, and kid-friendly activities to keep your family entertained for days on end. Your weekends will fill up quickly with destinations like:
#1 Blue Spring State Park. It’s great to get kids outdoors and connected to nature. Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres. Here, you’ll see the largest spring on the St. Johns River. The park is also a designated manatee refuge, and in winter it’s home to the growing population of West Indian Manatees. You can’t live in Florida without seeing manatees! When the manatees aren’t around though, the spring’s crystal clear 73 degree water can be enjoyed by the whole family for swimming and even snorkelling.
#2 Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Kids of all ages will love to see these animals! Nestled in lush tropical foliage, this popular zoo and garden experience is home to over 150 species of animals. These majestic creatures aren’t stuck in small cages. The zoo features around 23 acres of native gardens and foliage. Your kids can enjoy hands-on fun in the Barnyard Buddies Children’s Zoo, where domestic animals such as pygmy goats, llamas, roosters, and alpacas live. They can even feed them. What a fun time!
#3 St. Johns River Eco Tours. Discover the beauty of Natural Florida around your new home! When you and your family are riding on this 28 passenger pontoon boat, you’ll feel like you’re on a real-life jungle cruise. You won’t be able to explore the back waters of one of the most protected areas of the St. Johns River any other way, meaning this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! The time of year you go will make a big difference in what you see, but it’s great all year round. From November through March, many migratory birds and wintering manatees can be seen. During the summer months, your family will see the alligator hatchlings.
One of the best things about DeBary is that it is such a short distance to Orlando, the fun capital of Florida- and maybe the world! It’s a great idea to get your family annual passes to your favorite theme parks, like Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom.
No matter what your family loves to do in your free time, you can do it in the DeBary, FL area. It’s no wonder we’re so sure you’ll love living here!