No one loves Daytona Beach more than the residents that call this iconic coastal destination home. This summer, we invite you to find out what locals love about this seaside haven. Plan your perfect getaway and experience Daytona Beach like a local. From recreational excursions to evening concerts steps from the waves, here are some of our favorite ways to spend your time here.
Go Paddling at Tomoka State Park
Catch a glimpse of local wildlife and find yourself at one with nature. Plan a paddling or kayaking expedition at Tomoka State Park and explore the waters of the Halifax River. There are endless opportunities for renting equipment, including canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards.
Spend the Day at Daytona Lagoon
Looking for a change of pace from days spent on the beach? Take the family to Daytona Lagoon. This expansive waterpark features a host of thrills, from twisting water slides like the Shaka Halfpipe to the relaxing Pelican's Drift Lazy River. Order up a pizza for lunch at the Paradise Grill.
Learn to Surf Like a Pro
Take surfing lessons at Pure Life Surf School, with classes designed to cater to all ages and skill ranges. The school is conveniently located at Frank Rendon Park right next to the hotel, and guests of the hotel can receive exclusive savings when you mention The Shores by name.
Enjoy Concerts by the Beach
Every Friday you can catch a concert at the Bandshell as part of the Sounds of Summer series. The Sounds of Summer free concert series boasts an eclectic lineup of tribute bands from across the US, drawing hundreds out to enjoy in the fun and festive atmosphere right by the beach.
Go Fishing at Sunglow Pier
Rent some fishing supplies and check out one of the best fishing spots in Daytona Beach. Locals love fishing from Sunglow Pier, which has been drawing anglers since 1960. Cast your line for Whiting, Kings, Pompanos, Flounder, Trout, Spanish Mackeral, Sheep's Head, and more.
Shores Summer Vacation
Whether you're planning a family vacation or getaway for two, our hotel has an exclusive offer that's just the right fit for exploring the best of Daytona Beach like a local. From complimentary local craft brews to bike rentals, to s'mores kits and discounts on surf lessons, there's plenty to discover.
Sip Local Craft Brews
Daytona's craft beer scene is thriving, and nearby you can find some of the area's best breweries. This season, The Shores features two local craft brews on tap, from Persimmon Hollow Brewery in Port Orange. Don't miss out on these, and more offerings, at the Tiki Bar Oceanview Lounge.
Looking for a place to call home while you're exploring? The Shores Resort & Spa is located just minutes away from the Bandshell, right near the beach, and moments from these and other activities. Wake up to views of the beach right from your room. Book now for our best rates.