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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! 

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. 

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

As a kid, some of the very best memories are formed at summer camp. You can make new friends, dabble in a new interest or try your hand at a sport without committing to it for a year. School’s out, but the learning doesn’t have to stop! 

From helping us reach the top shelf to encouraging us to reach for the stars, there’s nobody in the world quite like Dad. Don’t let his efforts and love go unappreciated! On Sunday, June 17, treat him to the best Father’s Day yet and remind him how much you care. Whether he’s still fumbling the diaper cream or has kids with kids of their own — Dad deserves a beach break. 

May 6–12 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. 

Shout out to all the moms out there, full of endless energy, the best car snacks and just the right words of wisdom — this one’s for you!

Mom works hard to keep the family healthy and happy, so treat her to a relaxing beach escape this year. Daytona Beach is a perfect place for a weekend getaway for Mother’s Day! Whether you are a Mom or a mother’s