Shout out to all the moms out there, full of endless energy, the best car snacks and just the right words of wisdom — this one’s for you! 

Mom works hard to keep the family healthy and happy, so treat her to a relaxing beach escape this year. Daytona Beach is a perfect place for a weekend getaway for Mother’s Day! Whether you are a Mom or a mother’s vacation helper, here’s everything you need to know to plan the ideal Mother’s Day Weekend in Daytona Beach.

Pampering Please!

Mom’s perfect weekend starts with pampering. From resort-style spas to individually-owned operations, Daytona Beach offers a variety of spa options

Head to the Beach

A woman sits in a yogic lotus position on Daytona Beach at sunrise.

Whatever you do, don’t let all of Mom’s spa relaxation get away from her. She can let it sink in by lounging a while on Daytona Beach’s 23 miles of white-sand beaches. Daytona Beach is the original beach vacation spot, and now it’s time for it to be Mom’s go-to getaway. Spend hours lounging in the sun, go for a stroll or even catch a wave — the number of ways to have fun is as long and wide as the beach!

Hit the Shops

Daytona Beach is a shopper’s paradise, and one of the most popular retail destinations in Florida with a distinctive array of clothing boutiques, gift stores and antique shops. There is never a shortage of shopping! Check out the various shopping districts to build Mom’s itinerary for malls, outlets and shops. You might even find her the perfect present while you’re here.

Dive Into Adventure

A manatee gently floats in the pristine and clear Blue Spring State Park

If more vigorous relaxation is what mother ordered, head for the water on kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, or jet skis. This is a great way to spend time together and get some exercise among Daytona Beach’s natural beauty. You will even see a wide range of wildlife such as manatees, birds and alligators.

Keep Cruisin’

If sightseeing is more Mom’s speed, consider an easy drive along A1A. Or try the Ormond Scenic Loop, a 30+ mile scenic roadway through some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Central Florida. There’s so much to see in the area, and taking a leisurely ride with the windows down is a great way to observe a lot. Stay in the car or step out and take a hike through Tomoka State Park.

Delicious Dining

A family enjoys a meal together on the Daytona Beach oceanfront at Landshark Bar & Grill

There’s nothing like a weekend getaway to help Mom work up an appetite! Start the evening by sipping at a wine bar, then move on to one of Daytona Beach’s many restaurants. What’s her fancy? Seafood on the beachfront? Authentic Italian? Asian Fusion? Steaks? We have it all!

Luxurious Lodging

At the end of the day, Mom can fall back refreshed into soft pillows in a Daytona Beach oceanfront hotel room, a quaint bed and breakfast, or maybe an oceanfront cottage or resort. There are so many options to choose from — more than 200 properties and 12,000 rooms make finding a place to stay in Daytona Beach a breeze!

The best-ever Mother’s Day weekend getaway is ready and waiting in Daytona Beach — plan the trip today! Download our free official destination guide or sign up for our eNewsletter.