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If you’re craving a little culture during your stay in the Daytona Beach area, count on the array of local galleries and live concerts to offer you a dose of creativity. Located just north of downtown Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach offers its own unique vibe and artsy events.

One of the best things about a fall getaway by the beach is that the whole place feels serene and refreshed — as if the beach has come up for air after a summer of surfboards, sandy strolls and splashing. A couple things unique to Daytona Beach are its wide, expansive beaches and its fun downtown area, each of which tend to stay uncrowded all year long. Visitors don’t have to feel like they’re in a crowd everywhere they turn, because there’s plenty of elbow room for all! 

Experience Florida’s wild side and feel the wind in your hair with a ride through the Ormond Beach Scenic Loop. This picturesque roadway is a favorite of locals and visitors alike, and it gives the true sense of “Old Florida.” 

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. And in Daytona Beach, that means mornings paddling the waterways, afternoons filled with endless waterfront adventures, and evenings of live music at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. But between the oceanfront dining and family fun, take a moment to remember the men and women whose sacrifices allow us to enjoy carefree, sun-soaked beach days. 

The list of entertainment and activity options in Daytona Beach runs as deep and wide as our 23 miles of beaches. From jumping on jet skis and exploring the waterways to uncovering the history that shaped the area, there’s no limit to the possibilities for family fun in Daytona Beach. One of the best ways to cap off a fun day of splashing around at the beach or exploring the city’s shopping scene is to groove to live music at the Daytona Beach Bandshell

4 Bucket-List Items You Can Check Off in Daytona Beach

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Beyond being a popular destination for beach lovers, shell finders and sunrise strollers, Daytona Beach offers endless fun activities and adventurous outings. In fact, there’s something about the warm summer sunshine and bright blue skies in Daytona Beach that makes people feel like the world is theirs for the taking. 

Before a day of lounging on 23 miles of beaches, kick-start the morning with a scenic run! Whether you are coming to town for a relaxing beach vacation or want a getaway action-packed with adventure, Daytona Beach offers a number of different routes for those who want to stretch their legs. Go for a leisurely jog or put on your serious runner’s cap — there are options for all skill levels here. Ahead, check out our top picks for running routes of various distances. 

Experience cinematic excellence in an all-natural environment during the “Movies on the Halifax” series. Each first Friday of the month from now through December, The Casements will host a movie night under the stars and along the waterfront in Rockefeller Gardens. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy entertainment with your family in the great outdoors. Sponsored by the Department of Leisure Services and The Casement Guild, the movie nights are offered to the public free of charge. 

Looking for a way to liven up your weeknights? Thinking of what you can do to entertain your family this weekend? Daytona Beach has plenty of answers for you. Not only is Daytona Beach considered the Festival Capital of the World, but plenty of smaller-scale events and activities also happen here on a weekly basis. 

For all its sunny skies and famously wide beaches, Daytona Beach has an equal abundance of interesting art galleries and historic sites. If you’re looking for an interesting, eye-opening and inexpensive activity, don’t miss the Southeast Museum of Photography