Families searching for warm sun, beautiful beaches and fun activities the whole group can enjoy will find it all in Daytona Beach this spring. From sunrises to sandcastles to sea turtles, here’s a don’t miss list of fun, affordable spring family beach break adventures at the World’s Most Famous Beach:
Free Thing to Do: Visit Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, a top 10 free thing to do in Daytona Beach. See the quirky dinosaur statues peeking out from lush botanical gardens, remnants of 1949-52 Bongoland amusement park.
Splurge a Little: Pop into Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (only $1.95 for children aged 3-11) for a thrilling climb and amazing views atop this National Historic Landmark. Explore exhibits, pristine green space and nearby playground.
Snap A Family Selfie: Say “manateeeeee!” A beautifully tiled life-size manatee greets visitors to Central Florida’s premier sea turtle hospital at the Marine Science Center, a must see! Children ages 3-12 get in for only $2.
Beach It: In Daytona Beach, there are 3,500 free parking spaces adjacent to or near the beaches plus the ability to drive and park on portions of the 23-mile long coastline. Lighthouse Point Park and Toronita Avenue Beach Park are close by to the day’s adventures or download the Volusia County Beach Navigator App for even more options.
Rainy day?: Try SkyMaze, the indoor zipline at Daytona Lagoon Premier Waterpark and Family Entertainment Center or explore the galaxy at the Museum of Art & Science‘s state-of-the-art Planetarium (included with $6.95 museum admission for ages 6-17.)
Dinner & Game Night: Take the fun to ONE DAYTONA‘s splash pad at Victory Circle and GameTime with 100+ interactive arcade games and a full menu. Or challenge your family to a round of skee ball at Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier and walk to the Ocean Walk Shoppes for plenty of dinner options.
Stay the Night: Find a great Daytona Beach hotel deal! With oceanfront cottages and resorts and everything in between, finding an ideal place to stay has never been easier.
For more information about more than 100 family fun attractions and outdoor adventures, visit DaytonaBeach.com.