Stetson University began as DeLand Academy in 1883. Its name was changed to John B. Stetson... read more
The college is probably the only attraction there. I was just next to it this Friday. The town is in existence because of the college and Daytona nearby. It would be an overflow area for Daytona, but not as nice as... More
The college is probably the only attraction there. I was just next to it this Friday. The town is in existence because of the college and Daytona nearby. It would be an overflow area for Daytona, but not as nice as Daytona. The only nice hotel is not real nice. There is a strip of about 4 blocks of small antique, restaurant and other shops. It only took me about one hour to go thru it. I'm a thrift shop person so I don't like to pay antique store prices. There is a Good will and a Bealls Outlet but not much selection. I would recommend living in the town as it is genuinely a USA town of friendly people. They had the High School parade through the town last year when I visited. Quite a big deal compared to what my town offers a school. The town has beautiful oak trees. The campus is OLD and smells musty in the older buildings. The campus has a great feel and student attitude, but it is expensive. I spoke to a native there and he said the college was very small until they added the athletic program, then more dorms were built etc. To get an idea of how nice the town is. We went to several fast food places and they all had polite young people working there and they were fast and efficient. I've never seen that consistency in a town with Mc D's Arbys, Wendy's etc. But bottom line is you can visit the college and town in a day and drive somewhere else to spend the night, unless there is a bread and breakfast in the town. That I don't know about.