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Year-round events, gatherings and happenings bring the Daytona Beach area’s diversity to life. Known as the "Festival Capital of Florida," Daytona Beach hosts more than 60 fun, unique events and festivals from January through December. 

When your skies are gray and the daily grind becomes too much to bear, break away to a beach vacation in sunny Daytona Beach!

A winter getaway is a smart choice on many levels: hotels are often discounted, there are fewer visitors vying for the same attractions on your must-see list, and the weather is pleasantly mild.

Get away for a family escape in Daytona Beach, and you can expect a vacation filled with sunning, funning, exploring and a lot of wonderful 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. 

From stock cars and sunshine to sugar cane mills, Daytona Beach has a deep and colorful history — and it’s all waiting for you to explore. Although there are a variety of museums and guided tours throughout the area, one way to experience Daytona Beach’s rich history and culture is to hop in the car and drive! If you have a full day to spend on your excursion, consider following the five-stop route below. Of course, depending on the day or season, you may want to add to or omit a destination on this list. 

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! 

Are you escaping to warmer weather this winter? Daytona Beach offers a wonderfully mild climate and a wide variety of spectacular venues — and that’s the perfect combination for one rockin’ New Year’s Eve! Check out these top four spots to consider for saying farewell to 2018. 

Looking for spooky tricks and tasty treats this Halloween? If you find yourself in the Daytona Beach area during Halloween and the weekend leading up to it, you won’t want to miss these fun events. From family-friendly festivals to swanky, exclusive masquerade parties, there’s something for all age groups this year. 

Prepare for Fun, Food and Family at Port Orange Days

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 4:00 PM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Grab the kiddos and head on out this fall for Port Orange Family Days! It’s a fun community event that has grown from 15,000 attendees in its debut year in 1995 to nearly 60,000 last October. Businesses, local organizations and a range of food vendors come together in full force to put on a memorable event that people of all ages will enjoy. This year, the annual fall fest will take place October 4-7, 2018. 

Heading into the area this fall? With so many fun and family-friendly festivals going on in Daytona Beach this season, there are plenty of excuses to come for a fall beach getaway! And if that isn’t enough to convince you, there’s also the mild temperatures and pleasant weather to consider, as well as the reduced numbers of vacationers visiting in the off-season.