A city in the US state of Florida, Davenport is part of the Lakeland-Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. Although it is a small town in Polk County with a population of only about 2,000 people, its proximity to Interstate 4, as well as to US 27, make it a very popular vacation spot especially for travellers and tourists who visit Walt Disney World, which is close by.
Accessible through several airports which are just a short drive away from the city, travellers can easily book a flight to the Orlando International Airport, the Lakeland Linder Regional, or the Orlando Sanford and have a hassle free travel to Davenport. Those who prefer other modes of transportation can ride the train, while those who are located in the neighbouring cities or states can drive to the streets of Davenport. Once within the locality, it is easy to explore one’s way around the city by any means of local transportation the guest finds most convenient, although most seasoned travellers will recommend making your way through the relatively small city on a bike.
Most tourists use Davenport as a quick stop to reach several destinations nearby, including Epcot, MGM Studios, Sea World, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World which are all located just a short drive away in Orlando. It is also most recommended that anyone who saunters into the city do a little travel adventure of their own while there, and find out the numerous treasures Davenport is hiding.
There might be a limited selection of activities to do while one is in Davenport, but with an open mind and just the right amount of zest for adventure, any traveler will find interesting stuff to busy themselves with while in town. Golfing enthusiast or recreational golfer, each will definitely enjoy a game or two in one of the distinguished golf courses found here, starting off with Highlands Reserve Golf Club, which is a top choice among tourists for its proximity to major attractions and destinations in and around Davenport. Other noteworthy golf courses in the city include the twin 18-hole championship courses at ChampionsGate Golf Resort, Providence Golf Club, and the Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club.
In and around Davenport
Although the city has grown in popularity over the years thanks to the attractions nearby, there are also a number of interesting places to see in Davenport that will make guests stay a little while longer to explore the local offerings. The Lake Whales Museum on Scenich Highway is an ideal place to start the tour. Also known as Depot Museum, this place exhibits interesting historical records and exhibits of Lake Wales. Another spot you will find interesting to visit will be the Historic Bok Sanctuary on Tower Boulevard. This attraction features a beautiful estate with equally lovely gardens and a bell tower.
For those who love the Great Outdoors
Davenport is located in the subtropical zone of Central Florida, giving it a moderately warm climate which is ideal for exploring outdoors and spending some hours under the sun. Probably the most ideal place to spend anyone’s precious time is at the Lake Kissimmee State Park which features a number of exciting activities for the entire family to enjoy including picnicking, fishing, boating and canoeing, challenging nature trails and exciting horse trails.
Dine, drink, and shop in Davenport
Although Davenport is not known as a shopping destination, anyone who vacations here will find it a delight to visit Posner Commons on Grandview Parkway that houses a couple of popular chains including Subway, Target, JC Penney, Staples and Best Buy.
When you get hungry from too much shopping or roaming around, you may try any of the popular chains of restaurant found in Davenport, but you can also sample their local food establishments, starting with Davenport Café on W Orange Street. It is also recommended that anyone who visits sample one of the many local pubs and bars to get a taste of the Davenport nightlife, starting off with Tuscana Tavern on Tuscana Lane, Liquorup on Holly Hill Road, and the Linksters Taproom on Ambersweet Way.