The Best Things To Do In Daytona Beach

With 23 miles of surf along the Atlantic Ocean and a reputation as the World's Most Famous Beach, Daytona Beach offers a unique coastal culture. From popular attractions and family activities to under-the-radar spots and cultural destinations, The Shores Resort & Spa puts you just moments from the best of Daytona Beach.

Daytona Beach is your playground, from racing events at the Daytona International Speedway to golf tournaments at the prestigious LPGA International. Find the best Daytona Beach attractions and activities just minutes from our resort. Check out our guide to the sights that embody the Daytona Beach lifestyle, from the boardwalk to the historic riverfront district to the racing culture and scenic outdoor destinations.

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    Daytona Beach Tortugas Baseball

    Daytona Beach is the home of the Tortugas a Minor League Baseball team and the Single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Their home base is just a short drive from The Shores Resort at historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark; which opened in 1914.

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    Marine Science Center

    Discover more about Volusia County's rich marine life, its inhabitants and the ecosystems that make this area unique. Through innovative learning experiences, visitors can view seabird and sea turtle rehabilitation, get hands-on in a teaching lab, and explore exhibit galleries and a nature trail that illustrate the story of marine life in Volusia County.

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    Sun Splash Park

    Located three blocks south of S. Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach, Sun Splash Park is a state-of-the-art splash pad overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Have a blast as 42 water jets shoot water six feet in the air from the colorful play surface.

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    Sunglow Fishing Pier

    Enjoy fishing and people watching at Sunglow Pier. The pier is home to the famous Crabby Joe's Deck and Grill. Catch a wide variety of fish on Sunglow Pier, such as pompano, flounder, trout, Spanish mackerel, and Tarpon. The Sunglow Fishing Pier in Daytona Bach is open daily 6 AM - 11 PM.

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    Daytona International Speedway

    This world-famous racetrack in Daytona Beach, Florida, has been the home of the Daytona 500, the most elite race in NASCAR, since 1959. Daytona International Speedway hosts many racing events, including the Daytona 200, Coke Zero Sugar 400 and the annual Bike Week.

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    Daytona Segway Tours

    Take a quick lesson and start experiencing the Daytona Beach vibe up close on a Segway. Explore the sand and streets of Daytona Beach or glide around Ponce Inlet and the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Join two exciting Daytona Segway tours and get your free photos of your Segway experience.

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    Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

    Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory has been welcoming guests with flavorful chocolates since 1925. Visit the historic factory and taste free samples of their delicious chocolates and coffee. Take the free tour and watch their old-fashioned way of preparing chocolates.

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    Pallet Pub Daytona

    Enjoy a unique art class at this rip-roaring, fun Do It Yourself studio. Paint your pallet while enjoying a glass of wine or one of their craft beers. Choose your DIY Pallet Project, and a local artist will guide you through painting it.

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    Daytona Bike Week

    The largest motorcycle event in the world, Daytona Bike Week happens every March and welcomes more than half a million participants and spectators for a week of racing, shows, and events, centered around the Daytona 200. Don't miss Daytona Beach's most exciting week-long event!

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    Beachside Yoga

    Join our friends from Kula Yoga every day on the Ocean Terrace for complimentary yoga. Classes start at 9:00 am and are included in the daily resort fee for all resort guests.

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    Spa & Wellness

    Enjoy a rejuvenating retreat at Indulge Spa. Renew body and soul with a menu of luxurious treatments that highlight natural ingredients and holistic wellness.

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    Nightly Seaside S'mores

    There's no better way to end your day than by one of our seaside firepits with your complimentary Shores s'mores kit. Kick back and unwind with your toes in the sand and a tasty treat in hand!

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    Cruise the Coast

    Cruise the coast with Blue Coast Rentals. Offering daily and weekly bike rentals for the whole family as well as paddleboards & gear, you'll have everything you need to explore Daytona Beach Shores. Plus they're conveniently located on-site and offer exclusive Shores discounts!

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    Surf Like a Pro

    Experience the fun of surfing with lessons from locals with Pure Life Surf School! Conveniently located at Frank Rendon Park next door to The shores. Pure life offers surf lessons for every level, from first-timers to more advanced surfers. Make sure you tell them you're a Shores guest for exclusive local savings!

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    Shores Community Center Activities

    Stay active with fun family activities, including Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball and Shuffleboard. The Shores Resort also offers tennis courts.

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    Beach Jeep Trips

    Explore Daytona Beach in rugged and adventurous style with a Jeep tour of Ormond Beach. Rent a 2-door or 4-door Jeep Wrangler and spend the day on the scenic sands, lunching on the Ponce Inlet, or cruising to Flagler Beach.

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    African American Heritage Trail

    Follow the new Share The Heritage Trail to explore the history and influence of Black leaders on Daytona Beach. Learn about the city's African American roots at museums and cultural sites like Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

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    The Peabody Auditorium

    See world-class performances spanning pop, rock, and classical music, theater, comedy, and more at this longstanding venue, located just ten minutes from the hotel. Enjoy performances by the Daytona Beach Symphony Society, Broadway productions, and popular artists of today.

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    The Marine Science Center

    Get up close to sea life at this comprehensive marine science and natural history museum, located ten minutes from the hotel. Get hands-on at the aquatic touchpool featuring stingrays and hermit crabs, learn about sea turtle and seabird rehabilitation, explore marine exhibits, and visit the bird sanctuary and observation tower.

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    Museum Of Arts & Sciences

    Explore the arts, science, and history at this Smithsonian-affiliated museum located on a 90-acre nature reserve. See more than 30,000 pieces and objects depicting American, Chinese, and decorative arts, as well as history and scientific exhibits and showcases, like the largest collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia in Florida and prehistoric skeletons.

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    Cici & Hyatt Brown Museum Of Art

    Located within the Museum of Arts & Sciences, this gallery hosts the largest collection of Florida art in the world, with totaling exhibits featuring more than 2,600 oil and watercolor paintings depicting the Sunshine State's history and culture.

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    Daytona Beach Bandshell

    Experience amazing Saturday night concerts at the famous Daytona Beach Bandshell. This historic amphitheater entertains locals and travelers with an incredible summer concert series every Saturday night, from mid-July through October. Concert tickets are only $2.

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    Mary Mcleod Bethune House

    Visit this national historic landmark to learn the legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. She was a civil rights leader, presidential adviser, educator, and founder of Bethune-Cookman University. This historic site was Mary McLeod Bethune's house, and the first headquarters of the organization she founded - the National Council of Negro Women.

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    Lilian Place Heritage Center

    Built in 1884, Lilian Place is the oldest home in Daytona Beach. Tour this historic site and heritage center with Italianate Victorian architecture. Marvel at its soaring ceilings, wood crown moldings, and heart-of-pine floors. Open Wednesdays through Mondays, 1 - 5 PM.

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    Tanger Outlet Mall

    Hunt for deals and discounts on name-brand clothing, accessories, housewares, and so much more at this outdoor mall that specializes in high-end outlets. Shop and dine at dozens of stores, let the kids play in the splash zone, and enjoy a day of retail therapy. Stop by the front desk to receive a complimentary coupon book to save even more at Tanger Outlet Mall.

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    Riverfront Shops Of Daytona Beach

    Located just ten minutes from the resort, downtown Daytona Beach's historic riverfront offers a scenic place to shop, eat, play, and explore the local scene. Visit the stores and boutiques along Beach Street, Bay Street, and Orange Avenue or take a break at one of the many fun area attractions or marina.

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    Ocean Walk Village Shoppes

    Daytona Beach's premier shopping and entertainment destination, Ocean Walk offers year-round events, dining, a movie theater, and boutique shops, all in a charming riverfront setting.

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    Destination Daytona

    A mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts, Destination Daytona features specialty shops and restaurants, all centered around an expansive showroom of new and used choppers, along with a variety of Harley-Davidson accessories, merchandise, and rentals so you can spend the day riding in true Daytona style.

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    Daytona Flea & Farmers Market

    Stroll the Daytona Flea & Farmers Market (since 1981) and explore more than 1,000 booths and 600 vendors. Check out hundreds of antique dealers and artisans or pick up fishing equipment and home goods. Shop for fresh, local fruits and vegetables, artisan jewelry, and gourmet coffees and teas, The Market is open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

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    LPGA International

    Daytona Beach's most famous course, the LPGA International offers 36 holes of pristine golf in two distinctive courses. Perfect for a challenging, yet fun day on the links, this iconic golf club also features practice facilities, expert instruction for all skill levels, and an upscale bar and grill overlooking the impeccably manicured greens.

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    Daytona Beach Golf Club

    One of the region's finest public golf courses, this historic club offers 36 holes, including a Donald Ross-designed course, a driving range, putting green, and a pro shop. Participate in a tournament, play a round with friends, or meet for food and drinks at the clubhouse bar and grill.

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    Oceans Golf Club

    Located less than five minutes from the resort, this public course offers 13-hole, par-3 golfing in a scenic course on Daytona Beach Shores. Ideal for all levels of skills, this no-frills golf course is the place to perfect your game with affordable tee times, a putting green, driving range, and pitching and chipping area.

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    The Club at Pelican Bay

    Tee off on one of Daytona Beach's most challenging and competitive courses. Choose from two courses and 36-holes of championship-level golf, each featuring intricate and creative layouts, practice on the driving range with instruction from PGA staff, or arrange a friendly tournament for a fun golf retreat.

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