National Relaxation Day is August 15 — how will you spend it? A day of total relaxation is necessary every once in a while to stay sane — and Daytona Beach is the perfect place to partake! National Relaxation Day is a great reminder to take time to step back from the daily grind, look up from the phone screens and truly put your mind and body in “recharge” mode.

Plan a last-minute trip to Daytona Beach, and you’ll have no problem kicking back, breathing in and letting your worries fade away with the tide. What does a day full of relaxation and rejuvenation look like in Daytona Beach? Ahead, discover all of the possibilities.

Start the day with peaceful meditation in the sand. Or, if you prefer something a little more lively, go for a stroll — with 23 miles of beautiful, hard-packed beaches to roam, you’ll have plenty of room to wander without running into beach umbrellas.

Or, if your idea of a relaxing day starts with no snooze button, sleep in! Daytona Beach features over 200 hotel and condo options for you to choose from. Even if you plan your trip on a whim, it’s easy to land an oceanfront room at an affordable rate. So go ahead, lounge a little — that’s totally allowed on a beach vacation. Start your day with a cup of coffee on your private beachfront patio, and slowly warm up to the idea of exploring!

After a light breakfast in your hotel or at a nearby brunch hot spot, pay a visit to one of Daytona Beach’s top spas. After all, nothing screams relaxation like indulging in a luxurious spa trip. At The Shores Resort & Spa, you can enjoy spa services at a peaceful oceanfront resort! Your worries will melt away as you enjoy a pedicure, polish or soothing massage with the sound of the waves gently crashing in the distance. And, the spa offers facial services using only organic products. That way, you can experience world-class spa services without any added toxins or chemicals.

Craving a little luxury? Watch this video then book a day of pampering!

Post-spa trip, you very well may be ready to doze off due to your relaxed state! If you’re feeling rather lethargic but don’t want to miss the day, plop down on the beach and settle in for a peaceful afternoon. Consider setting up a beach umbrella to provide yourself some shade, grab your beach-read and soak in some moments that are completely disconnected from technology.

If your tummy starts rumbling after a stint of sunbathing, you have many nearby restaurants to choose from. If you don’t want to wander far, mosey on up to one of the area’s best beach bars. It’s the ideal place for cold drinks, yummy food and a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Or, if you’re in the mood to change your view, consider a riverfront restaurant, where fresh-caught seafood and savory dishes are nicely complemented by waterfront views and a breeze off the Halifax River. Find a locals-approved spot, sit back, and savor the ambiance of dinner with a breathtaking view.

At Sunsetters Riverfront Bar & Grill, you can enjoy a meal with one of the best sunset views around. Or, for a slightly more upscale setting, try Chart House — both restaurants offer the perfect vibe for a day of relaxation. Cap off the evening with a toast to a renewed you at Wine-Me. Full of understated sophistication, Wine-Me is quiet enough to foster friendly conversations, but lively enough to feel vibrant. Choose from two locations — one on South Beach Street in Daytona Beach or the other on West Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach. 

By now, you should be feeling vastly recharged and refreshed. After a day spent unwinding and unplugging, you’ll emerge a new person! Of course, relaxing days by the water and evenings spent sipping wine with friends isn’t limited to National Relaxation Day — that’s kind of a year-round thing in Daytona Beach! Get away on a last-minute long weekend and enjoy Relaxation Day here, or start planning your fall getaway now.