Floridians actually say the Sunshine State has two seasons: Summer and January/ February—the colder months of the year. Glorious year-round sunshine and sub-tropical climate sit Florida atop the list of family beach vacations. Choose an exclusive Best Vacations Ever promotional vacation package by Preferred Guest Resorts to Daytona Beach or book an Orlando-Daytona Beach combo package, both with free lodging, by calling 800-656-2780 for the best family vacation ever.
Here are some of the top activities in Daytona Beach to add your beach trip itinerary:
The Beaches & Water Sports
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the No.1 reason for trips to the World’s Most Famous Beach—the beaches. Not only will you find miles of beaches of all types for every personality, you will find the best surfing on the East Coast and soak up a wide variety of water sports from mild to wild, like parasailing, Jet Skiing, banana-boat rides, boat charters, scuba and fishing expeditions, dinner cruises, and much, much more. The beaches are filled all kinds of water-sports activities, or warm, soft sands for ultimate relaxation amid refreshing the sea-salt air and soothing sounds of the surf.
The Daytona International Speedway
The home of the Great American Race—the Daytona 500—is a top area attraction. The Speedway offers a variety of activities, from privately guided, behind-the-scenes tours of the “World Center of Racing, to high-octane, high-speed ride-alongs or solo laps at the Speedway’s Richard Petty Driving Experience. Satisfy every need for speed at NASCAR’s famous Speedway!
Daytona Harley-Davidson Motorcycle & Vespa Rentals
Rent a Harley-Davidson® or a Vespa scooter, including a map to all the hot spots, and explore the coastline and vast area worthy of exploration. It’s one of the most exciting ways to get around and see everything the Daytona area has to offer. Enjoy a ride along the coastline and top at the original and legendary Ron Jon Surf Shop.
Boardwalk Amusement Area & Pier and Main Street Pier
Everyone in the family will enjoy some good ole-fashioned beachfront fun. The Daytona Boardwalk & Pier is chock-full of shops, arcades, activities and a classic pier that juts out a quarter mile out into the ocean. It’s a great place to mingle with locals and other tourists alike, as well as The Main Street Pier, the longest pier on the East Coast and a great day of leisurely fun. Take the sky lift off the end of the pier, take in views atop the 180-foot observation tower, fish from the pier and enjoy fresh peel n’ eat shrimp—plus much more family fun!
Daytona Lagoon & Sun Splash Park
Daytona Lagoon is the area’s most popular water park that’s packed with chutes, rides, slides and pools that everyone in the family will enjoy. There are plenty of thrills, chills and opportunities or just simple relaxation. For a combination of both, you can also spend the day at Sun Splash Park, a free 4-acre beachfront area with picnic tables, handicap access to the beach, and a playground bursting with H2O fun for an all-encompassing day of family fun.
Museum of Arts & Sciences and the Halifax Historical Museum
Escape the heat or spend a summer rainy day discovering the treasures of Daytona’s Museum of Arts & Sciences, which is full of intriguing exhibits, a giant 130,000-year-old sloth skeleton that was unearthed nearby, early American furniture and silver collections, Cuban artifacts dating from 1759 and the world’s largest collection of Coca Cola memorabilia. Spend the rest of the day in what was once the old Merchant’s Bank building at the Halifax Historical Museum, which focuses on local culture, and features exhibits of Native American and Spanish artifacts, and the birth and culture of racing.
From relaxing beaches to thriving nightclubs to numerous attractions, make sure you talk to your Best Vacations Ever travel representative about the possibility of a complimentary Alamo® rental car with your vacation package. Then you can daytrip to the theme-park capital of the world, Orlando—an easy hour drive to famous parks like Walt Disney World® Resort. Check out more Daytona and Orlando MUST DO activities on bestvacationsever.com, where you can also download informative videos about our promotional vacations and learn about the health benefits of vacationing. To get the best of both world’s and save even more money, talk to your travel representative about a combo Best Vacations Ever promotional vacation package that includes stays and FREE accommodations in both Orlando and Daytona Beach. Find out all your money-saving Best Vacations Ever options by calling Preferred Guest Resorts at 800-656-2780.
What is your favorite Daytona Beach activity?