Looking for a great vacation deal? Want to experience all that #beachlife has to offer, but don’t want to have to handle humidity? Want to see iconic sites, but don’t want to fight a crowd? Daytona Beach has your answer. 

Here’s a travel hack: Consider vacationing during the “shoulder” season to open up endless opportunities for fun, especially in a popular vacation destination like Daytona Beach. Of course, our famous beach town is fun year-round — that’s part of what makes it so unique and fun! And fall is a perfect season to make the most of all Daytona Beach has to offer. Ahead, read five reasons why a fall beach getaway is the ultimate vacation hack.

     1. You get ideal weather.

Although the scarves and sweaters are starting to come out in other parts of the nation, you don’t have to say goodbye to warm weather just yet in Daytona Beach! The midday weather is still warm enough for lounging on the beach and soaking in that bright Florida sunshine. And, the humidity and heat don’t take over the day during fall — which means you often get the ideal temps for exploring the area’s best outdoor activities.

Fall in Daytona Beach is an especially good season to enjoy golfing, fishing, horseback riding and riding bikes on the beach. Or, rent a kayak or canoe and discover Daytona Beach’s many backwater creeks, inlets and rivers.

2. Choose from many fall festivals.

One of the best parts of fall in Daytona Beach is all of the fun events that take place! In fact, Daytona Beach is the “Festival Capital of Florida” — and the events span a wide range of interests.

From rallying with thousands of other motorcycle enthusiasts at Biketoberfest® to stuffing your face with spanakopita at the annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival — there’s no end to the fun that’s waiting to be had here this fall. Peruse hundreds of fine artists’ work, listen to live music, experience beautifully restored classic cars. Be sure to check out these top fall festivals happening in Daytona Beach.

3. Explore uncrowded attractions.

One of the best parts of a visit to Daytona Beach is that you always feel a bit like you have the place to yourself. Because of the expansive beaches and downtown spread, you simply don’t feel on top of other vacationers.

Though Daytona Beach is known for its wide, open beaches all year long, visitors throughout the entire area are simply fewer in the fall. The summer vacationers have packed up their bags and headed home, and the families coming for spring vacation haven’t yet arrived — and that leaves lots of elbow room to enjoy Daytona Beach’s best attractions.

4. Get a great value.

If you’re looking to cut costs on your next vacation, one easy way to save is to wait until slightly before or after peak season. Many of our oceanfront hotels offer seasonal specials and lowered rates in the off-season, and some Daytona Beach attractions offer family specials or other incentives that can save you money. No matter how you slice it, fall in Daytona Beach offers exceptional value — so what are you waiting for? Book your fall beach escape today!

5. Enjoy Wonderfall savings!

  • Florida Resident Deals: From May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020, Florida residents can enjoy specials at select hotels, attractions and restaurants.
  • Georgia Resident Deals: By visiting after “peak season,” Georgia residents can enjoy amazing deals at select hotels, attractions and restaurants.
  • Special Rates for Veterans: During the month of November, U.S. military veterans can enjoy specials at select hotels, attractions and restaurants.

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