Start Planning: Fall in Daytona

Daytona Beach Shores

Starting to plan your fall adventures? Here are a few of our favorite activities in Daytona:

  • October 17-20: Biktoberfest! This motorcycle rally draws over 125,000 visitors each year. Watch the pros compete, enjoy live music and more!
  • October 25-27: Daytona Beach Dream Cruise. This free event features classic cars and is celebrating its 12th year.
  • November 2-3: The Halifax Art Festival. In downtown Daytona, this festival features fine art and crafts, live entertainment, children’s events, fine dining and more.

Some year-round options include:

What are you favorite activities in the Daytona Beach area?

Favorite Seafood Spots Around Daytona

Seafood restaurants in Daytona are always a favorite stop! Here are some places we love to visit:

A recent discovery (from one of our members–thank you for the tip!) is Hull’s Seafood Restaurant and Market in Ormond Beach. It has a great patio and delicious food at affordable prices.

Riptides Raw Bar & Grill (also in Ormond Beach) is home of the 12 foot shark! They offer live music and all-you-can-eat crab legs.

At Aunt Catfish’s on the River, you can dine directly on the Halifax river. They’re known for a spectacular Sunday brunch, and offer a wonderful family dining experience.

Racing’s North Turn sits on the very location where racing began in Daytona Beach. Here you can find a fun, ocean-front dining experience for the entire family.

A local favorite is Our Deck Down Under, which offers casual river-front dining for the entire family.

Have you discovered any favorites of your own? Please share!

Summer in Daytona

Summer is heating up in Daytona… here are a few of the events to look forward to:

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Flagler Avenue! It’s located on the New Smyrna Beach, just 20 minutes south of the Perennial Vacation Club resort.
  • Daytona Tortugas baseball season! Head over to Jackie Robinson baseball field — after the games, the kids are allowed to run the bases! Find the game schedule here.
  • If you’ll be visiting over Memorial Day weekend, visit the Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station and climb to the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse.
  • Over on the boardwalk, enjoy the Daytona Beach Bandshell Concerts, running May through September every Friday and Saturday night (and stick around for the fireworks afterwards). Here you can find Jimmy Buffet, Aerosmith and Heart tribute bands, just to name a few! Find the schedule here.

How do you like to enjoy summer in Daytona?

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!