Daytona Beach: 3 Ways to Spend a Weekend

So your family has decided to take a trip to Daytona Beach for the weekend. Great! But before you pack up the kids, sunscreen, and beach umbrellas be sure to plan how to spend your time. There’s plenty to do in Daytona Beach, so make sure you know ahead of time some of the things that you want to do. Here are three things that should be at the top of your list in order to make the most of your weekend.

1. Check out local history. The historical Ponce Inlet bike and walking tour showcases plenty of historical features of the beach area. From the lighthouse to the historical cemeteries, homes, parks, and botanical gardens, there’s plenty to do while getting out in the fresh air and even getting  little exercise. After a full day of whatever activities you have planned there’s also The Cellar Restaurant, the former home of President Warren G. Harding which was built in 1907.

2. Engage in fun water time activities. No matter what age you are, there’s fun to be had in the water of Daytona Beach. If you and your family like to kayak, they have rentals available. There are also airboats and jet-ski’s if you want to just sit back and enjoy your ride across the water. If you’d rather be flying above the water of course, they have that too. Zip lines can be a fun way to travel, and there’s plenty of good scenery along the beach.

3. Have fun playing games (for all ages). There’s plenty to do in the Daytona Beach area too if you want to spend time away from the beach. There’s Congo River mini-golf, which the whole family can enjoy. Or maybe you’re travelling without the kids, and you want to spend some time playing poker. The Poker Room offers plenty of options for you then. Whatever games you end up playing, however, the Boardwalk always has plenty to offer in terms of activities. Be sure to check it out as they rotate their attractions.

Heading out to the beach is a fun weekend activity for any group, whether it family or friends, and there’s plenty to see and to do while you’re there. Make sure to check out all of the activities available at Dayton Beach before you go though. You won’t want to miss anything!

Daytona Beach for the Outdoors Loving Family

During autumn, Daytona Beach winds down from the high tourist season and scorching hot heat. The wind picks up a little and the temperatures are cool and comfortable on the white packed sand. While the kids go back to school, and everyone settles back into their routines until next spring, Daytona Beach becomes an enjoyable vacation spot instead of a crowded tourist trap it may seem in the summer.

Another perk of Daytona Beach in off seasons is that the price of restaurants, hotels, resorts, and entertainment offer special prices and discounts because there are quite a decline in visitors at this time of the year.This special rate period is called the Fall Getaway Program.

Although the temperature of the water no longer feels like a Jacuzzi, you can still parasail two thousand feet in the air, ride Bongo Billy’s Banana Boat Rides, ride jet skis over the waves, or wade in the water on a relaxing day while the beach is not crowded.

Tours of Daytona Beach are also discounted in this program. There is a tour of marine life with marine biologists at Daytona Beach Aqua Safari that will be fun and educational. There are also historical plaques that explain some of Daytona’s history along the Boardwalk that you can read while you look at scenery and eat if a more leisure pace is your style.

If you want to explore some of Daytona Beach’s past and present you can eat, ride sky rides overlooking the ocean, and fish with no entrance fee at the Daytona Beach Pier that has been there since 1925 with a recently built Joe’s Crab Shack and over ten million dollars in renovations.

Dayton in the autumn is a relaxing place to vacation without the tourists, traffic, and high ticket prices on accommodations. Explore the beach where you can parasail and write banana boats, the pier where you can eat seafood and go fishing, or take tours to learn about the wildlife and rich cultural history of Daytona Beach.