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Itinerary: African-American Heritage in Daytona Beach

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019 3:00 PM by Tonya West

Video: visit the home of awe-inspirng Mary McLeod Bethune.

A must-see collection of African-American cultural and historical sites in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and West Volusia

Discover the heritage of the Daytona Beach area's earliest African-American settlers and civil rights advocates. Bethune-Cookman University is awe-inspiring and reflects the dedication of its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Reflect on her accomplishments while touring her home and gravesite. Discover even more history by visiting the childhood home of Dr. Howard Thurman or the collections at two outstanding museums of art and heritage.

Download the Share the Heritage guide today! 

As Winter Descends, Daytona Beach Golf Scene Heats Up

Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2019 7:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Idyllic Weather, Outstanding Courses Lure Golfers to Daytona Beach

The holiday season is in the rearview mirror, meaning for many folks in northern climates, the next several months will be spent dealing with harsh winter weather and dreaming of sunnier days. 

Why Daytona Beach is Golf’s Fastest Destination

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Speed is the topic of conversation in Daytona Beach from late January through February as the sports world turns its attention to the Great American Race. Golfers, of course, are always in search of their own version of speed: courses with great pace of play. 

I want to travel more. 
I want to relax more.
I want to have more fun. 

Admit it: You’ve had these thoughts — probably very recently! More likely than not, though, you haven’t utilized your time off and made the most of those vacation days. You’re not alone. Over the last 40 years, Americans have been taking fewer and fewer days off from work. 

Top 6 Places to Watch the Sunrise in Daytona Beach

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 1:00 PM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

A sunrise viewed from the beach near Sunglow Pier

It’s no secret that the list of possible adventures in Daytona Beach is a mile long. And although it’s a blast to splash about the water park or round the corner at Daytona International Speedway at top speeds, some of the best parts of the Daytona Beach area are its natural beauty. 

Craft Beer in a wooden holder

February 1-10, 2019

Volusia Beer Week 2019 celebrates the best brewmasters in the Daytona Beach area and is a can’t-miss event for anyone who enjoys a draft. With an up-and-coming craft beer scene, Daytona Beach and the surrounding communities are popular with beer enthusiasts of all tastes and types. And from February 1-10, we’re cheers-ing to the best of the best. 

So 2018 has come to an end, and 2019 is off to a running start — hopefully with your New Year’s resolutions still intact. And while you’re certainly allowed some indulgences when you take a well-deserved beach vacation, there’s no reason that your getaway has to throw off your plans for a healthy new you, especially when you travel to Daytona Beach. 

9 Ways to Spend a Winter Vacation in Daytona Beach

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

When it comes to winter getaways, you’d be hard-pressed to find a destination better suited for the job than Daytona Beach — there’s a reason so many “snowbirds” head south for the season! A 70-degree January day is more the norm than the exception here. Mild temperatures make morning beach strolls, afternoon kayaking and outdoor exploration both possible and pleasurable. Even though the area is known for its agreeable, warm climate all year round, there are still plenty of ways to have fun should a cold snap or rainy day strike.

In addition to its wide beaches and water-filled adventures, Daytona Beach is brimming with cultural gems, a vibrant arts scene and exquisite live performances. One of the best venues for soaking in a show is the Peabody Auditorium, located right in the heart of Daytona Beach not far from the Main Street Pier. On your next visit to the area, indulge your artistic side by treating yourself to dinner and a show

9 Beach-Fitness Strategies for a Healthier Vacation

Posted on Monday, December 24, 2018 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Committed to a healthier lifestyle for 2019? Determined to stick to your New Year’s resolutions this year? There are lots of fun ways to stay fit on your next trip to Daytona Beach — literally on the beach! With a 500-foot-wide sandy space to serve as your gym, fitness has never looked more fun. Follow these tips on your next vacation to be even more energized — and probably ready to relax on a beach towel afterward!