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.
Daytona Bike Week 2020 is almost here! Between March 6th and 15th, there are lots of events happening around town, celebrating the world’s largest motorcycle event. Here are a few resources if you’ll be visiting during this time:
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 25th-26th): 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 8th): 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 16th): This year, the Daytona 500 celebrates its 62nd running! This event usually sells out, so make your plans now. Or start planning for 2021!
Another popular choice? Hanging at our beachside pool while grilling on the BBQs and then catching some shade under our beautiful tiki huts… enjoy!
Planning on spending the 2019 holidays in Daytona? Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy this beautiful area:
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 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (and from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. from November 28th-December 1st). A portion of the proceeds from the Magic of Lights will benefit AdventHealth Foundation in Volusia/Flagler Counties.
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.