A summer family vacation to the Daytona Beach area will deliver loads of family fun, especially for the kids. From beach activities and a thrilling water park to Daytona International Speedway and marine exhibits, activities and attractions are endless in the destination.

Here are just a few of the fun activities that kids will want to experience on their next vacation to the Daytona Beach area:


The 23 miles of pristine white sand beaches will always be the center of fun for kids.

The beaches offer a long list of activities from making sandcastles, eating an ice cream and swimming to more high-paced activities such as biking, taking a surf lesson with Vast Ocean Surf and SUP School, parasailing, jet skis and kayaking.

Daytona Lagoon Waterpark and Family Entertainment Center

Daytona Lagoon

If the beach didn’t offer enough fun in the water, kids visiting Daytona Lagoon Premier Waterpark and Family Entertainment Center can soak up even more fun. Little ones can explore the Treasure Lagoon Wave Pool or Castaway Children’s Play area while those looking for a rush, can ride multiple thrill slides such as Poseidon’s Pass, Adventure Mountain, Kraken’s Revenge, Shaka Halfpipe or Blackbeard’s Revenge. The Family Entertainment Center is also open daily and offers laser tag, arcade, go-karts, Sky Maze, rock wall, and more.

Jackie Robinson Ballpark Blog

Head out to the ballpark

Take the kids to the ballpark! Visit historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark to watch the Daytona Tortugas, an Class A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, who will have baseball games throughout the summer. Jackie Robinson Ballpark, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the site where ground-breaking African American baseball player Jackie Robinson played in the first integrated Major League Baseball spring training game in 1946.

A young boy interacts with the exhibits at the Museum of Arts & Sciences Children's Museum

Museum of Arts & Sciences

The nationally accredited, Smithsonian-affiliated Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is Central Florida’s primary art, science and history museum. If you have kids, make sure to visit The Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum, which houses professionally designed interactive exhibits that demonstrate various principles of science.

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Fun for the whole family, climb the 203 steps to the top of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida’s largest lighthouse, for a spectacular, 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Completed in 1887, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is a fascinating piece of Florida history. A visit to the lighthouse, rain, or shine, is always a cherished experience.

Daytona International Speedway Tours

Discover the speed of Daytona International Speedway

If your kids enjoy cars or even speed, plan for a trip out to Daytona International Speedway for a track tour and visit the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

The Speedway offers daily tours that include a visit with the actual winning DAYTONA 500 car and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. The museum showcases spectacular displays chronicling achievements in all forms of motorsports.

In addition, the NASCAR Racing Experience operates at various times of year, putting guests behind the wheel or riding shot gun in an actual NASCAR race car on the high banks.

Daytona Aquarium

Daytona Aquarium and Rainforest Adventure

Explore the Daytona Aquarium and Rainforest Adventure, which provides an interactive educational experience featuring animals from both land and sea. The 55,000-square foot facility has close to 40 separate exhibits including a 100,000-gallon shark exhibit and two touch pools including a 12,000-gallon stingray touch pool. There are also habitats for alligators, frogs, and lizards.

Take an adventure with Ponce Inlet Watersports

Ponce Inlet Watersports has everything you need for great family fun. Guided fishing excursions, dolphin and manatee boat tours, sailing trips, kayak, and stand-up paddle board rentals and more. Plus, you can book your Daytona Beach Parasailing experience onsite, too.

Miniature golf

Hit up one of the area’s many miniature golf courses. Putt-putt is an enjoyable activity for all ages, provides a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy some friendly competition.

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf has two locations (226 Cardinal Dr. in Ormond Beach and 3420 South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores) where you can follow Captain Kidd and Blackbeard through 18 holes of pirate fun.

Congo River Adventure Golf in Daytona Beach Shores has 18 holes in a African jungle safari atmosphere and also has an arcade game room, opportunity to dig for “fossils” and feed live alligators.

Arcades, go-karting and food

Enjoy loads of indoor fun at one of the many restaurant/arcade destinations that offer the hottest arcade games and a full dining experience. Dave and Busters is located at the Tomoka Town Center while GameTime, which has 12 lanes of bowling in addition to over 100 interactive arcade games, is part of ONE DAYTONA.

If you are searching for high-speed thrills, look no further than K1 Speed Daytona for indoor go-kart racing. K1's state-of-the-art electric go-karts can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, giving you the ultimate adrenaline rush on a large, elevated indoor track.

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park also features indoor go-kart racing in addition to a wide variety of activities including laser tag, jump zones, ropes course and rock climbing.

Ready to start planning a summer vacation with the kids to Daytona Beach! Check out all the great accommodations available in the area now, and start planning your amazing beach getaway today! We’ll be looking forward to seeing you and your crew in Daytona Beach soon!