Picture this: Sunshine is on your skin, waves are rolling in, and you’re in a state of total happiness. This is your definition of paradise. Only one more question: What are you doing while you’re this happy? Everyone has a different vacation language — it’s what speaks specifically to each person’s soul and puts them in a state of total bliss. For some, it’s lounging at the water’s edge; others feel most alive when adrenaline is coursing through their veins; and for some, it’s simply being able to wake up slowly without an alarm. All of which, you can find in Daytona Beach.
So, what’s your vacation language?
Vacation Language #1: The Adventurer
Do you love to go, do and see when you’re on vacation? If action is your beach language, Daytona Beach has you covered. From the many rivers and backwater creeks to the rush of watching race cars fly by, Daytona Beach offers an adventure around every corner. If adventure is your thing, here are a few activities to consider:
NASCAR RACING EXPERIENCE
If you want to experience the rush of Daytona Beach’s world-famous racing, don’t miss the NASCAR Racing Experience. Get behind the wheel, or ride shotgun with a seasoned instructor — either way, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience.
With its approachable wave size and 23 miles of beaches, Daytona Beach is a great place for beginning surfers to get started. And, there are plenty of local surf shops that rent boards and offer lessons. Read up on all you need to know about surfing in Daytona Beach!
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Vacation Language #2: The Nature Lover
Perhaps truly connecting with the space you’re visiting is your top priority as a vacationer. Taking the time to experience Daytona Beach’s unique terrain, wildlife and environment are fulfilling for all who venture out! Try one of these activities to connect to the great outdoors.
Rent a rod and reel at Sunglow Pier, a popular local fishing spot since 1960. Pier anglers are known to catch a wide variety of fish on Sunglow Pier including Whiting, Kings, Pompanos, Flounder, Trout, Spanish Mackeral, Sheep’s Head, Blues, Sail Cat, Tarpon, and more! Or, try one of the freshwater fishing spots a little further from the shore!
Enjoy a little exercise as you connect with nature and get a close-up look at marine life including dolphins, birds, and even manatees. A paddleboard or kayak venture here is an eco-friendly way to explore the immense water systems in the area and see an abundance of wildlife.
Vacation Language #3: The Relaxer
For many of us, totally unplugging and winding down is the crucial ingredient to a good vacation. If you’re into total relaxation, look no further than Daytona Beach.
With 23 miles of uncrowded beaches, there’s no shortage of space to sprawl out in the sand with a book and read — or to take a snooze. Whether you’re taking a stroll or soaking in the last rays of the afternoon, there’s nothing quite like Daytona Beach’s famously wide beaches.
Pamper yourself and indulge in a total state of relaxation! From resort-style spas to individually owned operations, the area has an array of spas for you to choose from. Choose a luxurious massage or go for a refreshing facial — you can’t go wrong with these local options.
Vacation Language #4:The Romantic
Do tranquil tours of historic spaces send your heart soaring? Does a succulent seafood dish speak to your soul? From romantic sunset strolls along the water to date nights out on the town, there’s a spark of magic waiting for you in Daytona Beach.
Whether you’re looking for a casual meal as the sun sets or a more formal sit-down meal with the whole family, Daytona Beach offers a variety of options for waterfront dining suited to any palate. From fresh local seafood to house-made sauces and signature desserts, enjoy a wide array of dining options on the Halifax River.
PONCE INLET LIGHTHOUSE
Get a glimpse into the past, as well as an unbeatable 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the entire Daytona Beach peninsula. Whether you’re in it for the view or the nostalgia of the place, you’ll soak in the area’s magnificence from 175 feet above the ground atop Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.
Vacation Language #5: The Family Fun Lover
If nothing brings a smile to your face like spending time with the ones you love, Daytona Beach can bring your vacation language to life. Splash along the shoreline together, try a new seafood dish or catch a show at the playhouse — family fun is endless here.
With over 12 water rides, a huge wave pool, and various kiddie pools, fun in the sun for all ages comes easily at Daytona Lagoon. Kick back and lounge along the lazy river, or kick things up a notch on the 54-foot tall four-lane mat racer slide. Plus, there’s an arcade, laser tag, zipline, and snack bar inside.
Kids love the interactive fun that awaits at the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum inside the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS)! A wide range of ages will enjoy exploring a dazzling array of exhibits and enjoy hands-on learning at MOAS. Located in the lush, 90-acre Tuscawilla Preserve, MOAS is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
See something that speaks to you? Tap into your vacation language and start planning your Daytona Beach getaway today!