Escape with your family on Daytona Beach and you can expect a getaway filled with sunning, funning, exploring and value for your money. You know what else your tribe can expect? Plenty of awesome ways for your family to reconnect with the outdoors and each other. There’s adrenaline-fueled and value-added wonder awaiting your discovery in every nature park, waterway, science center, and of course the most exciting hands-on exhibit of them all – Daytona Beach.
The world’s most famous beach is the perfect place to establish your family’s basecamp, but any local sherpa will tell you the sandy path less taken leads to some of Florida’s most beautiful natural wonders. Daytona Beach is home to numerous inland state and local parks to explore by land and water. Exciting guided or unguided eco-tours, including a scenic network of hiking and biking trails plus kayak and stand-up paddle board tours flourish like local flora and fauna.
Join environmental specialists at the Lyonia Environmental Center and hike Lyonia Preserve. Ponce Preserve is the perch to be and be seen for bird watching. And you won’t want to miss Florida’s most adorable gentle giants – the manatees. There are several year-round locations to view manatees including Tomoka State Park, and nearby Blue Spring State Park is their number-one warm-water refuge from November to March.
Dive in minds-first at the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet for a hands-on experience of the area’s diverse wildlife. Explore a variety of marine environments and exhibits, observe local rehabilitation efforts for sea turtles and seabirds and meet the residents of an artificial reef aquarium.
When your family expedition craves beach style “wildlife”, set your fun compass for the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier. The area’s dawn to dusk entertainment center blends classic thrills like the Joyland Amusement Center and Mardi Gras Fun Center with great food, drinks, movies and stores at the Ocean Walk Shoppes. And for a whole new level of marine life exploration, more than a million gallons of thrilling water slides and lazy rivers await at Daytona Lagoon Waterpark Entertainment Center.
Daytona Beach means more fun and more value everywhere you go – from the beach to the boardwalk and beyond. So if you’re looking for a whole lot of family fun for a whole lot less, grab hold and let the good times launch on Daytona Beach, the Original American Beach.