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Clermont

Clermont is a small city in Florida, west of Orlando. Clermont, which is known as the “gem of the hills,” is surrounded by gently sloping hills in an otherwise flat state. The historic downtown has not changes much in 50 years. Clermont is also home to one of the first constructed landmarks in Florida: the Citrus Tower.

When you are settled into Clermont, plan a visit the Citrus Tower. It was built in 1956 on one of the highest hills in the area and serves as a monument to Florida’s citrus industry. It stands 226 feet high and has a glass-enclosed observation deck at the top.

You can also visit the Showcase of Citrus to pick your own oranges or take an eco-tour in a giant swamp buggy and enjoy a... more

Clermont is a small city in Florida, west of Orlando. Clermont, which is known as the “gem of the hills,” is surrounded by gently sloping hills in an otherwise flat state. The historic downtown has not changes much in 50 years. Clermont is also home to one of the first constructed landmarks in Florida: the Citrus Tower.

When you are settled into Clermont, plan a visit the Citrus Tower. It was built in 1956 on one of the highest hills in the area and serves as a monument to Florida’s citrus industry. It stands 226 feet high and has a glass-enclosed observation deck at the top.

You can also visit the Showcase of Citrus to pick your own oranges or take an eco-tour in a giant swamp buggy and enjoy a glimpse into Florida’s past. The entire family will enjoy a perfect day in the citrus groves.

When visiting Clermont, be sure to visit Revolution: The Off-Road Experience. It is a unique off-road motor and sports venue perfect for families staying in vacation rentals in the area. You can ride ATVs and dune buggies, water ski, or go bass fishing.

In Clermont, you can hike, bike, go boating, or drop your line in a lake and wait for the fish to bite. Play a round of golf on one of the many world-class golf courses in the area.

Lakeridge Winery is Florida’s largest premium winery and offers winery tours and wine tastings seven days a week. A visit to the President’s Hall of Fame, with wax figures and White House memorabilia, is a perfect afternoon trip. A short drive away from Clermont, is Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and the bustling city of Orlando.

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All things to do » Things to do

Lake Louisa State Park
Lake Louisa State Park
Attraction type: State Parks
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Showcase of Citrus
Showcase of Citrus
Owner description: Take a Monster Truck tour through a privately owned 2500 working Citrus and Cattle Ranch and pick citrus fresh from the tree during season (November-May). Enjoy an Old Time... more Owner description: Take a Monster Truck tour through a privately owned 2500 working Citrus and Cattle Ranch and pick citrus fresh from the tree during season (November-May). Enjoy an Old Time Country Store full of local goodies year round. less
Attraction type: Farms
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Lake Minneola
Lake Minneola
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Clermont's Historic Village
Clermont's Historic Village
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Presidents Hall of Fame
Presidents Hall of Fame
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Guru Restaurant and Catering
Guru Restaurant and Catering
Ranked #1 of 205 Restaurants in Clermont
Price: $14 - $22
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Clermont Fish House
Clermont Fish House
Ranked #2 of 205 Restaurants in Clermont
Cuisines: Seafood, British
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Crooked Spoon
The Crooked Spoon
Ranked #3 of 205 Restaurants in Clermont
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Uncle Kenny's BBQ
Uncle Kenny's BBQ
Ranked #4 of 205 Restaurants in Clermont
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Devenney's Pub
Devenney's Pub
Ranked #5 of 205 Restaurants in Clermont
Price: $3 - $19
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts
3.5 of 5
Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts
$37 - $278
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Clermont
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Clerbrook Golf & RV Resort
2.0 of 5
Clerbrook Golf & RV Resort
$60 - $122
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Bee's RV Resort
Bee's RV Resort
$23 - $35
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Clermont
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Clermont
$141 - $235
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Clermont
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Clermont
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Clermont
$103 - $183
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Clermont
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Orlando RV Resort
2.0 of 5
Orlando RV Resort
$106 - $158
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
$499 - $1,119
Ranked #3 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
$459 - $949
Ranked #21 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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Disney's Wilderness Lodge
4.0 of 5
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
$323 - $1,501
Ranked #28 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.