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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?

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. 

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. 

The entertainment possibilities in Daytona Beach seem to be endless. From rocking out at beachfront Bandshell concerts to firing up a jet ski and splashing along the waterway — there’s no doubt that this is a fun vacation destination. 

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

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.

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.