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One of the best things about a fall getaway by the beach is that the whole place feels serene and refreshed — as if the beach has come up for air after a summer of surfboards, sandy strolls and splashing. A couple things unique to Daytona Beach are its wide, expansive beaches and its fun downtown area, each of which tend to stay uncrowded all year long. Visitors don’t have to feel like they’re in a crowd everywhere they turn, because there’s plenty of elbow room for all! 

Come out to celebrate springtime temperatures, fresh seafood and our wonderful riverfront at Riverfest on the Halifax! It’s a fun-filled three-day event that the whole family can enjoy. With plenty of food, attractions, vendors and waterfront activities, Riverfest is sure to keep your crew smiling all weekend long. Riverfest is the perfect way to get a taste for the food, fun and people that make this such a special place. 

May 5-11 marks National Tourism Week, and we have plenty of reasons to join the celebrations here in Daytona Beach. Tourism positively impacts our local economy, boosts local businesses and allows for meaningful connections with people from all over — and it’s no wonder why people want to come! From historic sugar mill ruins to endless eco-friendly adventures, there’s no end to the fun that awaits in Daytona Beach. 

4 Bucket-List Items You Can Check Off in Daytona Beach

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Beyond being a popular destination for beach lovers, shell finders and sunrise strollers, Daytona Beach offers endless fun activities and adventurous outings. In fact, there’s something about the warm summer sunshine and bright blue skies in Daytona Beach that makes people feel like the world is theirs for the taking. 

Looking for a way to liven up your weeknights? Thinking of what you can do to entertain your family this weekend? Daytona Beach has plenty of answers for you. Not only is Daytona Beach considered the Festival Capital of the World, but plenty of smaller-scale events and activities also happen here on a weekly basis. 

For all its sunny skies and famously wide beaches, Daytona Beach has an equal abundance of interesting art galleries and historic sites. If you’re looking for an interesting, eye-opening and inexpensive activity, don’t miss the Southeast Museum of Photography

Year-round events, gatherings and happenings bring the Daytona Beach area’s diversity to life. Known as the "Festival Capital of Florida," Daytona Beach hosts more than 60 fun, unique events and festivals from January through December. 

Quirky Hidden Gems in Daytona Beach

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2019 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Oh, the sights you'll see during your Daytona Beach vacation! Whether it's checking out the world-famous winning car from this year's DAYTONA 500 or climbing to the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse, we've got the stuff that great vacations — and exceptional photo ops — are made of. 

Itinerary: African-American Heritage in Daytona Beach

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019 3:00 PM by Tonya West

Video: visit the home of awe-inspirng Mary McLeod Bethune.

A must-see collection of African-American cultural and historical sites in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and West Volusia

Discover the heritage of the Daytona Beach area's earliest African-American settlers and civil rights advocates. Bethune-Cookman University is awe-inspiring and reflects the dedication of its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Reflect on her accomplishments while touring her home and gravesite. Discover even more history by visiting the childhood home of Dr. Howard Thurman or the collections at two outstanding museums of art and heritage.

Download the Share the Heritage guide today!