City of Orange City, Florida

Orange City was once occupied by numerous orange groves. Today it is a small town with plenty of activities for residents and visitors. Most notable among these is Blue Spring State Park, an excellent place to swim with manatees and scuba dive in the crystal clear waters.

Situated along St. John's River, there's quite a few treasures at Blue Spring State Park. Swimming, diving, snorkeling, and tubing are just a few of the water activities that can be done at Blue Spring State Park. What makes this state park so unique, though, is the ability to see some manatees in their natural habitat. Before the park was established in 1970, researchers found there was only a small number of the sea cows, less than 20. But after 2018 and careful protection efforts, there are now around 485 gentle sea creatures that call Blue Spring their home. Guests can also canoe or kayak, renting these at the park if they wish, or they can take a guided river boat cruise if walking 4.5 miles on Pine Island Trail seems a bit daunting. Bring a picnic and enjoy the day at Blue Spring State Park. 

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Serving fresh, simple, and refined Japanese dishes daily, Asahi is Orange City’s hidden sushi heaven. The family restaurant focuses on showcasing the artistry of sushi with fresh ingredients prepared with careful expertise and allows each element to shine with bold flavors and gorgeous presentation. Get your fix with any of the house sushi rolls prepared at the bar or treat yourself with a generously-packed Bento box for a savory lunch on the go. Whether you’re looking for your favorite sushi or exploring new flavors, the chefs at Asahi will have you coming back for more.

Ditch your runny ice cream cones and shake up some summer fun with delectable frozen goodies at Funrolls in Orange City. All your favorite flavors of ice cream and candy are scooped and shaped into a medley of fun and served up with mile-high toppings to give you an over-the-top treat that is as delectable as it is fun to eat. If the endless toppings don’t entice you, opt for a refreshing cup of Boba tea or shaved ice to join in the fun. Make Funrolls Ice Cream & Boba your new favorite place to escape the summer heat and try a new flavor today!

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