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There are few better ways to enjoy the Daytona Beach area’s ample waterway-recreation opportunities — including dozens of miles of coastal Atlantic waters and lengthy stretches of the Intracoastal Waterway — than to get out on, over and into the waters in a boat. And whether you’re looking to reel in some trophies on a fishing charter, harness the powers of the winds in a chartered sailboat or simply grab a delicious meal, Port Orange’s Adventure Yacht Harbor offers a range of options. 

While you can find a fine cake, sufficient brownies and passable cookies at nearly any grocery store — and even on the snack aisle at most convenience stores — sometimes nothing but fresh-baked goodness will satisfy your culinary cravings. And in the Daytona Beach area, there is no shortage of local shops baking up delicious Danishes, quintessential crullers, tempting turnovers and a whole lot more — with many of the shops even specializing in international delicacies. 

With 23 miles of expansive beaches and a lengthy list of family-friendly attractions catering to a broad spectrum of ages and interests, Daytona Beach is a destination that nearly any visitor can get excited about. Throw in the area’s wide-ranging accommodations and abundance of flexible and creative event venues, and it’s the perfect spot for your next celebration or gathering — whether you’re looking to get engaged, tie the knot, mark an anniversary, reunite the family, stage a company retreat, host a business convention or just plain throw a party. 

With its location right on eastern Florida’s Atlantic coastline, it should come as no surprise that the Daytona Beach area is a prime destination for seafood lovers. And the top reason the seafood is so good here is similarly unsurprising — whether grilled, broiled, fried, blackened or baked, seafood is always best when it’s fresh. 

Learn to Surf Like a Pro in Daytona Beach

Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

For those who have always aspired to ride an ocean wave (and maybe even hang 10) on a surfboard, Florida’s eastern coast — with its subtropical climate and typically approachable wave sizes on the Atlantic Ocean — offers a great place to get started. And with 23 miles of expansive beaches, ride-able wave swells over a soft, shallow sandbar, and plenty of local surf shops that rent boards and offer lessons, Daytona Beach in particular is the perfect place to learn to surf. 

Throughout the nation and even the world, many know the Shriners for their charitable work — including the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of more than 20 nonprofit medical facilities found throughout North America that treat children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of their families’ ability to pay for the care.

5 Can’t-Beat Brunch Spots in Daytona Beach

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018 5:00 PM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

In Daytona Beach, discovery happens daily. From kayaking in Tomoka State Park, to strolling through the Museum of Arts & Sciences, to renting bikes for a beach cruise, adventures await for all ages. Though these activities are as varied as they are fun, they all share one common theme: They shouldn’t be faced on an empty stomach! Beachside relaxation and area exploration alike require proper fueling up beforehand, and what better way to do that than with brunch at one of the area’s best restaurants? 

From the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse to sugar-mill ruins to a long, winding past in racing, the Daytona Beach area is chock full of interesting history. But historic sites and stock cars aren’t the only vintage things around these parts — Daytona Beach has a number of antique stores full of memories from ages long ago. 

4 Ways to Keep Cool in Daytona Beach

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

The sun is shining in Daytona Beach, and that can make for the most perfect summer day. While sunshine and blue skies are two of the best elements and biggest draws of the area, it’s a good idea to have a few activities in mind that’ll keep your vacation crew from getting overheated. When you’re out in the sun, you should wear a hat, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen to stay protected.