For those with a love for the great outdoors, DeSoto’s scenic Peace River and unspoiled vistas offer mile after mile of natural wonders and outdoor fun. Immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty, and try your hand at recreational activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and golfing.

With this natural haven on our doorstep, it’s no wonder our ancestors have been ranching and farming for more than a century. Those wishing to savour the “sweet” life of DeSoto’s citrus farming can spend the day on one of the many thriving agricultural operations or can attend the bi-monthly Olde Town Farmers Market in historic downtown Arcadia to stock up on the freshest fruits and vegetables.

While you’re in the mood for shopping, be sure to save some time for DeSoto’s famous antiquing. With twenty exceptional indoor establishments, a monthly Antique Fair and street vendors spread over the heart of downtown, DeSoto County offers
“Florida’s Best Small Town Antiquing.” In addition, the County is home to more than 400 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as Florida’s Oldest Rodeo, where you can watch bull riders and barrel racing.
Come unwind, as your perfect getaway unfolds!

For a complete list of all our attractions, accommodations and more, please visit us at, or call 855.REAL.FLA.