The Fountain of Youth (and Pancakes)

Hiking at De Leon Springs

Looking for a unique breakfast experience, wildlife, boating and history? Not far from Daytona Beach Shores is De Leon Springs State Park, the area where legend says that Ponce de Leon discovered the Fountain of Youth. Start your visit with breakfast at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House. Every table is equipped with a griddle; order a pitcher of homemade batter and cook your own pancakes. Then rent a paddle boat, canoe, kayak or tube, and float through over 1,000 acres of lakes, streams and canals. There are also historical and ecological tours. It’s easy to plan an entire day around this beautiful and fascinating area.

Happy travels!

Daytona Bike Week!

Daytona Beach Shores

It’s almost here: Bike Week in Daytona! Between March 8th and 17th, there are lots of events happening around town, celebrating the 78th year of Bike Week, the largest motorcycle event in the world. Here are a few resources if you’ll be visiting during this time:

Happy travels!

Daytona 500!

Daytona Beach Shores

It’s almost time for the Daytona 500! If you’ll be visiting us during the next month or two, check out these events:

  • Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway (January 26th-27th): This endurance sports car classic has attracted racing legends since 1962. From sunrise to sunset to sunrise again, this twice-around-the-clock marathon is intense!
  • Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade (February 9th): This free event is held in honor of Daytona’s historic beach racing days. Vintage race cars from 1948-1958 will parade down the beach beginning at 10:30 a.m.
  • And the big one… Daytona 500! (February 17th): This year, the Daytona 500 celebrates its 61st running! This event usually sells out, so make your plans now.

Another popular choice? Hanging at our beachside pool while grilling on the BBQs and then catching some shade under our beautiful tiki huts… enjoy!

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!