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BEST OF DAYTONA BEACH 5 WAYS
 
(2024 - Winter/Spring Issue)

Writer: MEGAN HONAN



Nestled along Florida’s eastern coastline lies a paradise known for its sun-soaked shores, vibrant landscapes, and a myriad of experiences waiting to be discovered. Daytona Beach, with its blend of coastal charm and diverse attractions, beckons visitors seeking the classic blend of relaxation and adventure. From sprawling beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, to hidden gems tucked away in its vibrant heart, Daytona Beach offers experiences that cater to every taste. Let’s delve deeper into the five hallmarks that make Daytona Beach a standout destination.

Beachfront Bliss

The beachfront bliss of Daytona Beach is unparalleled. Picture yourself casting a line from the iconic Daytona Beach Pier, where fishing blends with breathtaking panoramas. And it doesn’t stop there—feel the invigorating ocean breeze as you pedal along the 37-kilometre shoreline on beach cruisers or e-bikes, soaking in coastal views that beckon exploration. In the evening, cosy up next to a campfire and watch as the sun sets along the horizon.

Natural Escapes

Discover tranquility at Tomoka State Park, inviting nature enthusiasts to paddle through serene waters and witness over 160 captivating bird species amid lush landscapes. After, ascend the 203 steps of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida’s tallest, and savour panoramic 360-degree views. For those looking to fully unplug, head to the Riverfront Esplanade, spanning a mile along the Intracoastal waterway. Enjoy waterfront running trails with benches and swings overlooking the Halifax River.

Family Adventures

Embark on a thrill-filled day at the newly revamped Daytona Lagoon Waterpark and Family Entertainment Center, boasting a waterpark with exhilarating slides and adrenalin-fuelled activities featuring go-karts and a new Sky Trail zip line, part of the zippy fun at the attraction’s Sky Maze. For more family fun, engage curiosity at the Marine Science Center, where petting stingrays and ecotours create educational, yet enthralling, experiences for all ages.

Hidden Gems and Indulgences

Satiate your sweet tooth cravings at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, where the art of candy-making unfolds with free samples and heavenly treats to take home. For year-round excitement, immerse yourself in Daytona’s vibrant spirit at over 60 annual festivals, infusing the city with pulsating energy, from car racing extravaganzas to cultural celebrations.

Beyond the Beach: Golf Galore

Step onto the meticulously crafted fairways at LPGA International, a prestigious 36-hole facility designed by Rees Jones and Arthur Hills. Traverse challenging yet scenic courses, enveloped in architectural brilliance and a golfer’s paradise. Or, dive into golfing history with Donald Ross-designed courses at Daytona Beach Golf Club’s South Course and New Smyrna Golf Club. These recognized landmarks on the historic Florida Golf Trail encapsulate American golf course architecture at its finest.

In Daytona Beach, each experience paints a vibrant picture of adventure, seamlessly blending history with modernity, and nature with thrilling attractions. The city invites you to create memories that will last a lifetime, beckoning you to visit again and again.

Travel Planner

For Daytona Beach trip planning, visit daytonabeach.com

 
 
 
 
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