From the beautiful Peace River to our quaint downtown, we invite you to visit Arcadia, Florida. Arcadia is great for a day trip or a weekend escape. Experience the charm of real Florida. Our Downtown Antique District is home to 25+ antique shops, several specialty stores, and world famous local restaurants. Arcadia has been named best Antiquing Town in Florida, Best Place to Canoe, and is home to the Best Rodeo as voted by Florida Monthly Magazine. Discover Arcadia and DeSoto County Florida.