Visiting Historic DeFuniak Springs

Within easy commuting distance of the State Capital, Alabama’s Gulf Coast port city – Mobile, military bases Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field, and South Walton’s 26 miles stretch of sugar-white sand beaches, DeFuniak Springs residents can take advantage of the many cultural, economic, and recreational offerings while still enjoying life in a smaller community.

Located in the heart of the City of DeFuniak Springs historic district Victorian village, Hotel DeFuniak was voted “One of Florida’s Top Ten Bed & Breakfast Inns” — Built in 1920 as a Masonic lodge, this charming and stately structure has been transformed into the romantic jewel of the Winter Chautauqua.

Along with its small-town charm, Downtown DeFuniak packs large dining flavor. Our streets are lined with the likes of a cute coffee shop, an artisan gelato parlor, coastal and cajun cuisines, an unassuming sushi spot and Florida’s oldest Hot Dog stand. There’s something for everyone and all within four blocks! See the full list of area restaurants here.

Main Street is home to a myriad of small businesses. From a family-owned pharmacy to a treasure trove consignment shop, our variety of merchants are sure to help you with a welcoming-smile. Explore our retails merchants, salons and spas, service-centered businesses and more.

Along with the variety of events hosted along Main Street, the City of DeFuniak Springs hosts annual events including LakeFest, Marvel of Flight and Christmas Reflections

Rich with history, Circle Drive is lined with placards depicting a part of America’s forgotten history.