Within walking distance is the open-air Bandshell, Daytona Beach Pier, Oceanfront Park and Ocean Walk Village. Daytona Lagoon at Ocean Walk Village has family style fun with Grand Prix go-kart racing and Mini Golf.
There is also a tubing river, wave pool and several waterslides. Sun Splash Park is Daytona Beach family vacation spot just off of beach on Daytona’s Atlantic Avenue.
The kids will love playing in the interactive water fountain and the shaded playground. You can picnic, play volleyball and there are two access ramps down to the beach. They also have outdoor showers, which is nice to wash off the ocean salt.
Approximately 7 miles west of Daytona Beach is Tiger Bay State Forest. You can go horseback riding and bicycling on forest roads. There’s a nature trail for hiking.
There are several lakes and ponds that you can fish. Indian Lake and Rattlesnake Pond are also open to small boating. Include some great racing action in your Daytona Beach FL vacation with a visit to Daytona International Speedway.
The 2.5-mile oval track here has been home to the Daytona 500 since 1959. Daytona USA opened in 1996 and features a walk of fame that chronicles milestone events in racing history.
Here you will find some great interactive family motorsport attractions with racing simulators, track tours, a live pit stop plus an IMAX 3d movie presentation.
Also at Daytona International Speedway is The Richard Petty Driving Experience. You can experience the track from the viewpoint of the drivers. The tamest is riding shotgun in a 2-seat stock car at 150 mph. There are various levels above this all the way up to actually driving 24 white-knuckled, heart pounding laps around the 2.5 mile speedway.
Every summer the Florida International Festival, located in Daytona Beach, celebrates two weeks of music and culture with the London Symphony Orchestra. Throughout the year they present a variety of high-quality, broadly-based performing arts performances such as the internationally renowned Juilliard String Quartet or jazz legends Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis.
A Tiny Cruise Line will take you on an 1890's style fantail launch with red & white surrey top. Cruise the peaceful Halifax River and see wild dolphins, jumping fish and graceful birds. This fun ride takes off from Daytona Beach’s Halifax Harbor Marina.Here’s sweet stop on your Daytona Beach FL vacation. Take a free, guided tour of Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory located on Beach Street. They are known for their high quality handmade chocolates.
Rock Springs Riding Ranch is a great vacation ideas for horseback riding family vacations. Just a short drive from Daytona, it's located in the beautiful Rock Springs Run State Reserve, between Sanford and Sorrento. The Reserve provides 14,000 acres of riding area with lots of trails throughout.
Rock Springs Riding Ranch provides experienced guides that will take you horseback riding through pine flatwoods, hardwood swamp and oak tree hammocks. You will have plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife like the Florida scrub-jay, gopher tortoise or white-tailed deer. Children nine and up can ride and the rides are tailored for the experience level of the riders.
About an hour drive from your vacation in Daytona Beach Florida is the Brevard Zoo. Located in Melbourne, the zoo's focus is on an adventure zoo experience. This means extra excitement for children that may be a little tired of zoo's. For example, there are on-site kayaking trips that are safe enough for kids as young as 5 but exciting enough for experienced adult kayaking enthusiasts.
You can actually feed the giraffes and the lorikeets (parrots. From the the bridge to Wild Florida you can watch the zoo keepers feed the alligators and crocodiles. Ride the Cape to Cairo Express train around the Australian aviary and Lemur Island. Take a behind-the-scenes Wild Encounter Tour for a close up view of the animals in Destination Africa.
The Brevard Zoo is a popular side trip while on a Daytona Beach FL Vacation.Spring is one of the best times of the year for a Daytona Beach FL vacation. Relax on the beach or get adventurous and take surfing lessons or try parasailing. There are lots of inland waterways where you can explore with a kayak, canoe or pontoon boat.
This is the time when Daytona hosts many different fun springtime festivals and events. Anything from the famous Bike Week to golf championships at the LPGA International Legends Course, international music festivals featuring stars like Itzhak Pearlman, Broadway caliber shows, live bands Shamrockin' out on St. Patrick's Day, beach classic car shows, or arts shows at the Museum of Arts & Sciences.