If you are looking for a Fall Beach Escape, look no further than Daytona Beach. Located along the Atlantic Ocean, families will discover plenty of Warm Holiday Fun with a variety of activities to experience together — including great weather!
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I’m a Florida native and I have so many great memories of traveling with my parents to Daytona Beach. From listening to live music at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, located just steps from the ocean and grabbing a pizza along the boardwalk. It is even the first place Molly dipped her toes in the ocean — how’s that for a great memory?!
It has been a few years since I’ve taken my girls to Daytona Beach and since it isn’t too far of a drive, we’ve been doing a lot of research for an upcoming getaway. Weekend getaways are perfect for us, as its an easy drive and we can explore the neighborhoods and beaches of the area.
Fall Fun in Daytona Beach
In my research, I discovered tons of ‘new to me’ festivals in Daytona Beach. From the Greek Festival November 10-13, 2016 – (hello amazing food!!), the Halifax Arts Festival November 5-6, 2016 and the legendary Blues Festival October 7-9, 2016 – the three-day festival features live music and plenty of local food vendors too.
Car lovers – don’t miss the legendary Daytona Turkey Run held every Thanksgiving weekend at Daytona International Speedway. My uncle requires this his ‘must do’ event every year with classic hot rods on display — it is known as the largest classic car show in the United States. Pro Tip: Be sure to check out the amazing tours of the Speedway — it is incredible to see it up close and in person.
Explore Daytona Beach
And no trip to Daytona Beach is complete without a visit to the Daytona Beach Pier. The fall is a great time to watch the fisherman reel in their daily catches. And when you visit the pier, be sure to turn around and look at the great views of the beach!
For those looking for some adventure, don’t miss the Zoom Air Adventure Park and go ziplining among the trees of Tuscawilla Park. The Museum of Arts & Sciences features 9,600 square feet of discoveries including a planetarium and a nature preserve.
Here’s a look at what else you’ll find in Daytona Beach —
Plan Your Visit to Daytona Beach
To discover all the fun your family can have in Daytona Beach, visit www.daytonabeach.com. Also be sure to Like the Daytona Beach Facebook page and join the fun on Twitter at @DaytonaBeachFun and on Instagram at @discoverdaytonabeach.
If you’re in the Northeast, there is now non-stop JetBlue service from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) to Daytona Beach International Airport! It doesn’t get any easier than that — you’ll be on the beach in no time!
Daytona Beach is also home to some great Weekday Getaway Deals. Escape the rush of everyday life and enjoy the quiet beaches, nature trails and the many fall festivals in the area.