Got the back-to-school blues? Getting back into a regular routine can be relieving in a way, but it can also make you crave one last summer hurrah. Here to answer to your heart’s desire is Daytona Beach, the perfect fall escape. From weekend getaways to full, week-long vacations, there are so many ways to enjoy this beautiful destination in the fall.
In addition to soaking in the Florida sunshine on Daytona Beach’s 23 miles of beaches, splashing in the Atlantic Ocean or paddling along the area’s waterways, endless amounts of family fun and entertainment await. So don’t let the daily grind of the regular school season get you down — head to Daytona Beach for sunny skies and beach breezes. Plus, here are four fun activities and events you can catch if you come to the area soon!
1. Catch the final Bandshell concert of the season.
If you’re in town this weekend, don’t miss the summer’s final concert at the iconic outdoor amphitheater. Head to the Daytona Beach Bandshell, the oceanfront auditorium, for a live concert featuring the Pink Floyd tribute band Wall of Echoes. The event will start rocking at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, and will be followed by an explosive fireworks show! And, the concert is free — so rock on!
2. Witness future stars take a swing at a championship game.
At the Symetra Tour Championship, you can experience the excitement of a golf championship in person. Considered the end of the road to the LPGA, this tournament showcases the best and brightest up-and-coming players in the sport. Held at the world-famous LPGA International course, the event features players from all over the globe competing to finish in the top 10, which will earn them their 2020 Tour Cards. All the action takes place October 3-6, and admission is free!
3. Spot a unique art find.
Shop small at the DeLand Indie Market, and you could return home with a souvenir that captures the authentic essence of the Daytona Beach area. This market only takes place four times a year, so it’s a rare opportunity to experience the indie and local artists in the area. View showcased Florida artists, boutique finds, vintage items and handcrafted goods. Plus, there will be food and live music in the Courtyard of Café DaVinci. It all happens October 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Artisan Alley in DeLand, just a short drive from downtown Daytona Beach!
4. Enjoy live jazz.
Looking for an entertaining way to spend a weekend that involves good food and live music? You won’t want to miss the 19th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival. The four-day event will take place September 26-29, which should bring ideal outdoor festival weather in Daytona Beach. The fall fest will take place in a variety of venues along Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, which is just a short drive from downtown Daytona Beach. Note that some venues are just for those aged 21+, so be sure to check the website and line-up before you head over.
Plus, have you reviewed these top Daytona Beach fall festivals? There’s truly something for all ages and interests. And if none of those strike your fancy, you can always bid adieu to the busyness of day-to-day life by wandering along the area’s extensive trail system, or exploring backwater creeks at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. You can’t go wrong with whatever activity you choose! So go ahead — start planning your family’s fall escape today!