Daytona in October & November

Planning a visit to Daytona Beach this fall? Here are some fun events happening around town:

  • October 19-22: Biktoberfest! This year marks the 25th anniversary of this motorcycle rally, which draws over 125,000 visitors each year. Watch the pros compete, enjoy live music and more!
  • October 27-29: Daytona Beach Dream Cruise. This free event features classic cars and is celebrating its 10th year.
  • November 4-5: The Halifax Art Festival. In downtown Daytona, this festival features fine art and crafts, live entertainment, children’s events, fine dining and more.
  • November 23-26: The 44th Annual Turkey Run at Daytona International Speedway.

Some other year-round options include:

What are you favorite fall activities in the Daytona Beach area?

Summer in Daytona

Daytona Beach Shores

Heading to Daytona Beach this summer? Here are a few local events to keep in mind:

In town this week? Try the 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.

If you’ll be visiting over Memorial Day weekend, visit the Lighthouse at Ponce Inlet. Explore historical exhibits and climb the tallest lighthouse in Florida.

Daytona Tortugas baseball season has started! Head over to Jackie Robinson baseball field — after the games, the kids are allowed to run the bases! Find the game schedule here.

Over on the boardwalk, enjoy the Daytona Beach Bandshell Concerts beginning May 26th (and stick around for the fireworks afterwards). Here you can find Santana, Kool and the Gang and Blues Brothers tribute bands, just to name a few! Find the schedule here.

What are you favorite ways to enjoy summer in Daytona?

 

New in Daytona: One Daytona & Fashion Outlets!

Daytona Beach Shores

Daytona is famous for its beaches, its racetrack, it seafood… and now it features shopping as well! Visit the Tanger Outlets for outdoor shopping, featuring such names as Nike, Michael Kors, Sunglass Hut and more!

Another brand-new edition to the area is One Daytona, which offers a luxury theater, shopping and dining. One notable attraction is the Bass Pro Shop, which contains a 12,000 gallon freshwater aquarium, as well as a 70,000 square foot outdoors-themed shopping location.

When you’ve had enough sea and sand for one day, check out these new attractions, and let us know what you think!

 

The Best Seafood in Daytona

If you’re visiting Daytona Beach, you’ve got to try some of the local seafood! How about one of these?

At AuntCatfish’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!

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

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

What are you favorites?