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Before a day of lounging on 23 miles of beaches, kick-start the morning with a scenic run! Whether you are coming to town for a relaxing beach vacation or want a getaway action-packed with adventure, Daytona Beach offers a number of different routes for those who want to stretch their legs. Go for a leisurely jog or put on your serious runner’s cap — there are options for all skill levels here. Ahead, check out our top picks for running routes of various distances. 

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. 

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! 

Top 6 Places to Watch the Sunrise in Daytona Beach

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 1:00 PM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

A sunrise viewed from the beach near Sunglow Pier

It’s no secret that the list of possible adventures in Daytona Beach is a mile long. And although it’s a blast to splash about the water park or round the corner at Daytona International Speedway at top speeds, some of the best parts of the Daytona Beach area are its natural beauty. 

So 2018 has come to an end, and 2019 is off to a running start — hopefully with your New Year’s resolutions still intact. And while you’re certainly allowed some indulgences when you take a well-deserved beach vacation, there’s no reason that your getaway has to throw off your plans for a healthy new you, especially when you travel to Daytona Beach. 

9 Beach-Fitness Strategies for a Healthier Vacation

Posted on Monday, December 24, 2018 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Committed to a healthier lifestyle for 2019? Determined to stick to your New Year’s resolutions this year? There are lots of fun ways to stay fit on your next trip to Daytona Beach — literally on the beach! With a 500-foot-wide sandy space to serve as your gym, fitness has never looked more fun. Follow these tips on your next vacation to be even more energized — and probably ready to relax on a beach towel afterward!