A Lake County town dating back to the 1870s, Eustis takes full advantage of its location alongside Lake Eustis, a 700-acre lake favored by sailing and fishing enthusiasts. In recent years, the town has evolved into a favorite retirement town for Baby Boomers who relish the lake-oriented lifestyle and excellent nearby golf courses, but it also has a unique downtown waterfront entertainment district, offering locals and visitors a social epicenter with lake views and a variety of Eustis event venues.
Located 37 miles from downtown Orlando, Eustis is 50 miles from Orlando International Airport, 44 miles from the Orange County Convention Center and 45 miles from Walt Disney World.
While there are no hotel venues in Eustis, Mission Inn Resort & Club, with 190 guest rooms, 30,000 square feet of meeting space, two championship golf courses, spa, fitness center and three restaurants, is located 12 miles from downtown Eustis. The town of Tavares, 8 miles from Eustis, has a variety of small, national chain properties with meeting space, including the 82-room Hampton Inn Leesburg/Tavares, 77-room Inn on the Green and 73-room Holiday Inn Express Tavares. In Eustis, the 71-room Comfort Inn & Suites has 1,000 square feet of meeting space.
Unique special events venues in Eustis' environs include the Lakeridge Winery, 18 miles from Eustis; it is a 127-acre estate with award-winning wines, offering tours and wine tastings seven days a week. The winery tour lasts approximately 45 to 50 minutes.
Pre- and post-meeting activities in Eustis revolve around water-oriented activities such as sailing, boating, kayaking and fishing on Lake Eustis and playing golf at area courses such as The Country Club of Mount Dora, Black Bear Golf Club and Mission Inn Resort & Club. Popular attractions are the Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Trout Lake Nature Center and the Eustis Lake Walk and Ferran Park.
Ethnic diversity dominates the Eustis dining line-up with local favorites like Stavro's & Sons (Greek and Italian), Sol de Mexico (Mexican), Kiku Japanese Steakhouse (Japanese) and The Cuban Place (Cuban).
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