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National Girlfriends Day is right around the corner on August 1, and yes — it is a real thing. Have you made any plans to get together with your BFFs? Daytona Beach has endless fun activities for a girls’ night (and day) out, along with some of the most beautiful natural scenery you’ll encounter. So, why not plan a trip to the coast to spend the day getting out and about with your best girlfriends right here in Daytona Beach? 

National Relaxation Day is August 15 — how will you spend it? A day of total relaxation is necessary every once in a while to stay sane — and Daytona Beach is the perfect place to partake! National Relaxation Day is a great reminder to take time to step back from the daily grind, look up from the phone screens and truly put your mind and body in “recharge” mode. 

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. 

The Adventure Seeker’s Guide to Daytona Beach

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Wondering what to do in Daytona Beach beyond lounging in the sunshine and sand?

You won’t have to search far. Whether you like your adventure on the natural side or like to take your day by storm with the help of modern mechanics — Daytona Beach has just what you’re looking for. Find your thrill with any one of these fun area activities! 

Besides Daytona Beach’s famous speedway and beautiful, expansive beaches, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks is the Daytona Beach Pier. The original pier was constructed 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. 

Learn to Surf Like a Pro in Daytona Beach

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2019 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. 

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! 

Surrounded by winding rivers, backwater inlets and a big, beautiful ocean, it’s not a mystery why Daytona Beach has attracted so many anglers over the years.