When most Americans think of Fourth of July celebrations, some of the top things to spring to mind include fireworks, family, food, fun and music. And in Daytona Beach, not only are all these sought-after signatures of Independence Day celebrations plentiful and easy to find, but they’re also enhanced by an inviting Atlantic Ocean, 23 miles of white-sand beaches and a wide range of family-friendly activities.

Consider these five enticing reasons to head for Daytona Beach to celebrate the most patriotic of American holidays in the home of the World’s Most Famous Beach:

Family enjoying the beach in Daytona Beach

  • Fun on the beach with family: Daytona Beach is famous for its expansive shoreline, which can reach as wide as 500 feet at low tide. And with so much sandy oceanfront real estate available to relax on, the area’s beaches are the perfect place for building sandcastles, splashing in the ocean waters, grabbing an ice cream on the Boardwalk, and otherwise enjoying good family fun along the coast.

Father and daughter zooming down a waterslide at Daytona Lagoon Waterpark and Family Entertainment Center

  • Wet and wild water attractions: Beyond the beaches, the Daytona Beach area offers an array of ways to keep cool with fun water activities such as boating, fishing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, canoeing and more. Find your favorite way to splash into the all-American holiday in Daytona Beach.

Family enjoying outdoor dining in Daytona Beach

  • Oceans of outdoor dining: Maybe it’s the open air or the incredible views (or a combination of both), but food always seems to taste better alfresco. And in Daytona Beach, the world-class outdoor dining options range from fresh-caught seafood to burgers, pizza, barbecue, an array of international cuisines and more — all served with sides of sunshine and scenery.

The oceanfront Daytona Beach Bandshell draws large crowds for the summer concert series

  • Ocean-view concerts: Catching a live concert is even better when an ocean view is involved, and at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, the sound of waves plays in the background while you enjoy a performance at this famous oceanfront stage. And on Fourth of July weekend, a pair of all-American musical tributes are on tap with Boxers (Simon & Garfunkel tribute) and Southern Cross (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute) taking the stage on July 3, followed by Alter Eagles (Eagles tribute) on July 4, followed by fireworks!


  • First-class fireworks: And last but certainly not least, no Fourth of July weekend would be complete without a patriotic pyrotechnics show — or multiple fireworks shows — in the night skies. The Daytona Beach area can certainly accommodate, with some of the area’s planned fireworks displays even being held oceanfront and viewable from the beach.


    Ready to make your family’s July 4th weekend shine brightly with a Daytona Beach vacation? Start planning your holiday weekend getaway today!

Even better, find a great deal on your Independence Day weekend stay by checking for special offers on our Daytona Beach Hotel Deals page. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you soon for some Wide. Open. Fun.

*** The use and/or possession of fireworks is prohibited on Volusia County beaches. Florida laws regarding the use of fireworks on designated holidays does not apply to Volusia County beaches. Fireworks cannot be used on the beach, at beachfront parks or access points (including ramps and walkovers.) Where to see area firework displays