Holidays in Daytona

Daytona Beach Shores

Longing to escape the cold weather? The holidays are a wonderful time to explore Daytona! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Holiday Events at the Casements: tree lighting, shopping, music and more, throughout December! Set on the shore of the Halifax River and just two blocks from the ocean, the mansion has been called “the jewel of Ormond Beach.” During the holidays it transforms into a winter wonderland!
  • Magic of Lights at the Daytona International Speedway: Through the end of the year, the “World Center of Racing” transforms into a holiday wonderland. The holiday drive-through is open Friday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the Magic of Lights will benefit Florida Hospital Foundation.
  • Stetson Mansion Christmas Tours: Built in 1886, this famed Victorian Gilded Age residence is a perfect backdrop for elaborate Christmas decorations, which are different every year.

Happy holidays!

Travel Tips: Slow Cooking

The Eagles’ Nest

After a long day of sight-seeing, we love coming back to our cozy room to find a delicious dinner waiting for us… which is easy to do with the help of a slow cooker! We have slow cookers available for our guests at most of our locations — just stop by the front desk and ask about checking one out. (While you’re there, don’t forget to explore our DVD and book libraries, which are also free to check out at all of our resorts.)

Looking for some easy, travel-friendly inspiration for your next meal? Try some of these websites:

Do you have any favorite recipes for cooking on the road? Please share!

Holidays in Bandera

Bandera: a getaway in the Texas Hill Country

Wondering what events are happening in Bandera this December? Here are a few ideas for fun in the Texas hill country:

Where will your holiday plans take you this year?

Hot Spots in Tahoe

Sunset over Lake Tahoe

The weather in Tahoe is starting to cool down, making this a perfect time to explore some favorite hot spots! Here are a few ideas for your adventures:

  • The Loft at Heavenly Village is open 7 days a week from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and features live theater, a lounge and dining.
  • Cold Water Brewery & Grill features craft beer, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, as well as special events and live music.
  • Mont Bleu Resort and The Hard Rock Casino offer several restaurants, bars and lounges alongside casino entertainment.
  • Feel like dining right on the lake? Riva Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner and has some of the best views around!
  • There are also spectacular views (and great food) to be found at Brook’s Bar and Deck at Edgewood Tahoe, which features award-winning pub fare. (Golf Digest selected it as a “best golf pub” in 2016!)
  • Or enjoy good German food and bier (along with trivia and open mic nights) at Himmel Haus.
  • Feel like something a bit cozier? Jimmy’s Restaurant (at The Landing) features several private dining alcoves, each with their own fireplace! There are also 5 fire pits on the patio and roof-top deck, which overlooks the lake.
  • Finally, another popular spot is McP’s Taphouse Grill, which has 40 beers on tap and live music Thursdays through Mondays.

Have your own favorite hot spots in Lake Tahoe? Please share!