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3 Top Summer Attractions Beyond the Beach

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2018 10:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Daytona Beach is the happy host of thousands of families each and every summer, and it offers a list of fun activities that runs as deep and wide as our beaches. From visiting Daytona International Speedway to fishing off of the pier, there’s no end to the unique attractions and fun adventures waiting to be had here. 

Besides Daytona Beach’s famous speedway and deep, expansive beaches, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks is the Daytona Beach Pier. The original pier constructed here was built entirely out of palm logs around the turn of the 20th century. It extended 600 feet into the ocean, but sadly burned down in 1920 in a devastating fire. A few years later, the remains were sold and the pier was rebuilt. 

6 Fun Fall Festivals to Hit in Daytona Beach

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 11:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

With mild temperatures, fewer vacationers and a host of entertaining events, fall is one of the best times to experience Daytona Beach. And, this year will feature a number of fun and family-friendly festivals to attend in the area. Whether you are an art aficionado or a classic car collector, you’ll find amusement options right up your alley.

A visit to Daytona Beach is sure to be filled with fun entertainment like family water parks, fast cars and Smithsonian-affiliated museums — but did you know that adventure can come naturally here, too?

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. 

Learn to Surf Like a Pro in Daytona Beach

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

Let’s go surfing now! Daytona Beach area surfing outfitters,
like Surfari Surf School in this video, provide personal instruction,
equipment and a new opportunity to enjoy the water.
No waves? No problem! Enjoy paddle boarding instead.

See more adventure-filled Daytona Beach videos on our YouTube channel!

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.

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. 

With its 23 miles of expansive beaches and an amazing range of fun activities on tap — truly offering something for people of all ages and interests — Daytona Beach attracts vacationers from all over the world each year. And while the full spectrum of area attractions offers the “Wide. Open. Fun.” that Daytona Beach is famous for, a handful of landmarks in the area are so uniquely Daytona Beach, nothing even remotely like them can be found anywhere else.