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Summertime means sun, sand and special memories here in Daytona Beach. This area proudly hosts thousands of families each and every year who come from all over the world to experience the iconic wide beaches and rich racing history. You could spend an entire vacation happily lounging on the beach with the breeze gently rustling the pages of a good book. But, for many kids, sitting still anywhere for that long can be a challenge! Luckily, Daytona Beach offers endless adventures for all ages.

Summer will soon be in full swing — have you planned your vacation?

Often, the pressure of planning something special or unforgettable for the whole family can be stressful. Other times, we feel we are just too busy to get away.  Research supports that taking a vacation is good for our health, relationships and overall well-being.

Just down the road from Daytona Beach is New Smyrna Beach, a seaside town with a rich history. This year, the town is celebrating its 250th anniversary, which will culminate with a weekend event at the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History on June 16, 2018. The museum will be aglow with activity and will host a wide variety of exhibits, local history displays and interactive areas featuring the area’s rich past. 

Bust out your bell-bottoms and tie-dye T-shirts — the Hippie Fest is coming back to Daytona Beach! Later this month, the popular festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a fun-filled street festival and impressive concert line-up. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend this retro event — and if you buy your tickets today, you could be one of them! 

Crane Lakes Offers a Formidable Test of Golf

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:00 PM by Guest Blogger

One trait all outstanding golf destinations have in common is a diversity of course offerings, and Daytona Beach is no different. The area features Donald Ross designs, layouts that have hosted LPGA tournaments, and a course that is home to America’s longest running mini-tour event. 

Experience cinematic excellence in an all-natural environment during the “Movies on the Halifax” series. Each first Friday of the month from now through December, The Casements will host a movie night under the stars and along the waterfront in Rockefeller Gardens. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy entertainment with your family in the great outdoors. Sponsored by the Department of Leisure Services and The Casement Guild, the movie nights are offered to the public free of charge. 

When you’re by the beach and you get a hankering for BBQ, you won’t have to look far for a tasty solution in Daytona Beach. From old-fashioned, wood-smoked meats to innovative pulled-pork tacos, this area has it all. Whether you’re craving Texas-style cooking, mustard-based Carolina gold sauce or a rack of ribs almost as big as your appetite, there’s something for all ages to enjoy. For slow-smoked brisket, ribs, wings, chicken and more, hit these five top spots for BBQ in Daytona Beach. 

10 Oceanfront Parks to Explore in Daytona Beach

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Looking for ways to have lots of oceanfront family fun — and with plenty of off-beach parking? Daytona Beach has you covered! Head to any one of the 10 beachfront parks conveniently located along the coastline, where you and your family can relax, play, picnic and more. Enjoy splash parks, playgrounds, grills, fishing piers and many additional

Lighten the mood on your next beach getaway with an evening of local comedy!

Big names have graced stages in Daytona Beach — comedic icon Jerry Seinfeld recently came to town and performed at Peabody Auditorium. Without a doubt, the Daytona Beach area attracts star-studded events and offers endless entertainment for residents and vacationers alike.