The Daytona Beach Area
Along with it’s 23 miles of beautiful beaches, the Daytona Beach area offers a never ending array of fun, entertainment and attractions for the entire family. The cities that make this unique place up include Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, South Daytona, Wilbur By The Sea, Holly Hill, Ponce Inlet, Ormond Beach, and Ormond By The Sea. The beaches themselves boast endless vendors of every kind, offering food and drinks to bikes and water-sport accessories. Turning inland, the area also provides excellent shopping and dining, and throughout the year hosts world class events and festivals. From museums to nightlife, there is never a dull moment.
Since the early 1900’s, Ormond Beach has had a reputation as the playground of the rich and famous. John D. Rockefeller was known to visit often and is credited in helping develop the character of the town. Today, Ormond Beach is called the “Birthplace of Speed” and continue’s to annually have reenactments of the past racing’s on the beach. The neighboring Ormond By The Sea has a pleasant, small town feel which includes it’s own great restaurants, parks, and a quiet beach.
Known by many as a quaint “Old Florida” town, Ponce Inlet provides it’s residents and visitors alike some of arguably the best waterfront restaurants, as well as exciting fishing excursions, a daily casino boat, the tallest lighthouse in Florida, and an impressive marine science center. If traffic free beaches and more of a casual, waterfront dining experience is more up your ally, Wilber By The Sea features just that.
Port Orange/South Daytona
Port Orange is connected by the Dunlawton Bridge to the beachside, and has many features to be proud of. It hosts challenging golf courses, historical treasures, the Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens, and has an unmatched scenic riverfront. South Daytona is located on “the mainland” and rests between U.S. 1 and the Intracoastal Waterway. It also has a beautiful riverfront as well as lake front parks, the Living Legends Auto Racing Museum, and a local favorite ice skating arena.
With one of the most gorgeous views of the Halifax River, Holly Hill is know as “The City With a Heart”. It’s endless riverfront parks have features including fishing piers, boat ramps, and picnic tables with coverings. Have a 4 legged friend? The beautifully maintained Riviera Oaks Dog Park is available sunrise to sunset.
West Volusia includes Deltona, Downtown Deland, and a variety of small towns, nature preserves, and natural springs. Outdoor activities are abound within the areas 3 state parks, wildlife refuge, and the new Florida Scenic Highway designation.
New Smyrna Beach
Interested in the endearing “Old Florida” lifestyle? A quick drive south of the Daytona Beach area will find you in New Smyrna Beach, which is filled with historical architecture, relaxing fishing, art galleries, and quaint shops.