DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Families looking for warm weather and beautiful beaches are flocking to Spring Break in Daytona Beach, Florida. Whether they are travelling with toddlers, ‘tweens or teens, family vacationers will find opportunities to learn something new, find outdoor adventures and make lasting family memories.
ONE DAYTONA, the new retail, dining and entertainment district located across from Daytona International Speedway features restaurants, shopping, galleries, arcade, bowling, movies, live music and more.
Daytona Lagoon Waterpark reopens for a new season on weekends starting March 15 with two new slides – the Shaka Halfpipie and Kraken’s Revenge – and a new wave maker in Castaway Wave Pool. The Family Entertainment Center is open daily and offers laser tag, arcade, go-karts, Sky Maze, rock wall, and more.
Families will find hands on learning experiences for children of all ages at both the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach (with its own children’s museum) and Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet.
Adventure activities abound for families looking for fun with the help of an expert guide or rental equipment including bicycling, ziplining, fishing, surfing, parasailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skis, boats and more.
In Ponce Inlet, families can climb 203 steps to the top Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida’s tallest, and explore the museum along with nearby beaches, nature trails, waterfront dining, eco tours, watersports, boats and more.
Downtown Daytona Beach has many hidden gems including a dinner river cruise, Daytona Magic Shop and Daytona Arcade Museum. Stroll among these and other unique shops and eateries along the historic riverfront.
Indulge your sweet tooth at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier in Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop (est. 1948), which also gives free factory tours at its factory in South Daytona. Chocolate lovers won’t want to miss free tours (and samples!) at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, located in downtown Daytona Beach since the 1940s.
Information about these family-friendly events and more can be found at DaytonaBeach.com/events:
March 22-23 Reach the Beach National Cheerleading Championship at the Ocean Center and Bandshell
March 22-24 Spring Turkey Run car show at Daytona International Speedway
March 29-31 Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit Championships at the Ocean Center
April 3-7 National Cheer and Dance Championships at the Ocean Center, Bandshell and Peabody Auditorium
April 6 Lighthouse Day at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
April 12-14 Jackie Robinson Weekend with the Daytona Tortugas at Jackie Robinson Ballpark
April 12-14 USA BMX Florida State Championships, Strickland BMX Park
April 13 Eggstravaganza Easter Celebration, downtown Daytona Beach
April 13-14 P1AquaX Daytona Beach Grand Prix jet ski competition on beach at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
April 13-14 Celtic Festival at The Casements
April 17-18 Turtle Tots at Marine Science Center
April 19-21 Pokemon Regional Championship-Daytona Beach at the Ocean Center
April 20 Easter Beach Run 4-mile race and 2-mile run/walk at the Daytona Beach Bandshell
April 22-28 Jeep Beach enthusiasts national gathering