Spring breakers are not the only ones who are able to find things to do in Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach excursions are popular among all tourists because Daytona to Miami isn’t an unrealistic weekend trip. Even Fort Lauderdale to Daytona Beach is an exciting side-trip to take if your itinerary allows for it. Walking along the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, with the sun shining overhead and a freezing cold ice cream in hand, you will be glad you made the short trip from busy Miami to escape a bit of the buzz of the bigger city. Not to mention, there are so many things to do in Daytona Beach, you may just end up staying rather than moving on to crazy Miami.
Forever known as the Spring Break hotspot or from the massive NASCAR race, the Daytona 500, Daytona Beach Florida has received a unique reputation. Some people avoid the place without ever visiting. That’s a shame because there are many Daytona Beach excursions and things to do in Daytona Beach which are never ruined by mass tourism. Just because it is a loud, wild, crowded destination for six weeks of spring does not mean the city remains total chaos the rest of the year. Those who believe that are missing out on so many wonderful things to do in Daytona Beach that aren’t as chaotic as the news you see.
Even if you don’t spend your entire trip in Daytona Beach, you don’t have to resort to Miami if big cities aren’t your thing. Fortunately, a Miami to Bahamas day trip can provide you with the secluded vacation you need. Bahamas Air Tours offers a day trip to Bahamas which you would never forget because we travel on a private Bahamas air charter. Flights to Bahamas are always comfortable, providing the best views seen in the Bahamas, and the only way to make a successful one day cruise to Bahamas.
10 Top Things to do in Daytona Beach Florida
Below, we have highlighted our ten favorite things to do in Daytona Beach. The list could go on and on.
1. Take a romantic beach horseback ride at sunset
Want the perfect date night idea while on vacation with that special other half? One of the best things to do in Daytona Beach is a romantic horseback ride on the beach at sunset. Picture the happiness on your faces as your horses wade in the crystal clear waters and your feet dangle above while the sky’s colors shift through magnificent fluorescent shades of happiness. There are multiple touring companies who will take you for a sunset ride in Daytona Beach.
2. Spend a day in the sun on the beach
What kind of list would this be if we did not at least give mention to what makes this city so special? Daytona Beach is one of the most famous in Florida and it would be a shame if you did not give yourself a day (or more) to soak in all it has to offer.
Water sports, snorkeling, beachside bars; Daytona Beach has something for everyone. It is hard to forget about such an amazing beach, but not hard to give it the praise it deserves.
3. Go on a swimming with pigs Bahamas day tour
OK — so this one isn’t actually in Daytona but being that the Bahamas are so near, it should at least be noted that a day trip to the Bahamas is totally within capabilities. Fort Lauderdale to Daytona Beach is a quicker trip than you think, and, from there, we will take you straight to your preferred island destination. By flying to the Bahamas, you avoid lengthy ferry queues and rough traveling conditions.
Instead, you fly in luxury and comfort, arriving to your destination in half the time, with control of your own schedule. Flying through the Bahamas is the only way to island hop around the country and allows you to see the most of a foreign destination on your Florida vacation.
Discover the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs in the Exumas on a Bahamas Day Tour by Plane from Florida. The Exuma Pigs at Pig Beach are now the top destination in the Bahamas and a top draw for visitors to Southern Florida including Orlando, Daytona, Palm Beach and Miami.
4. Check out the Daytona MOAS (Museum of Arts and Sciences)
When the sunshine gets to be too much, it is nice to know there is an indoor escape in a beach destination such as Daytona. The MOAS of Daytona Beach is a little bit of everything mashed into one. Everyone should find a room in the Museum of Arts and Sciences that interests them and makes it worth the very reasonable admission fee.
Whether you are into antiques, the solar system, or hodge podge — this museum covers a vast range of arts and interests.
5. Take a lap around the famed Daytona International Speedway (Richard Petty Driving Experience)
Almost everybody (at least within the United States) has heard about the renowned Daytona 500 NASCAR annual sprint race which takes place in none other than Daytona Beach at the international speedway. You may not be visiting during the race (actually, it is quite a busy place at that time, anyway), but even if not, the speedway museum stays open year-round.
You can also try out the Richard Petty Driving Experience and see what it is like to fly around the speedway like Petty did back in his day. It is a once in a lifetime moment you simply cannot turn down.
6. Bargain at Daytona Flea and Farmer’s Market
Fruits, vegetables, clothing, jewelry, massages, food and beer stalls, and dozens of odd kiosks — you name it, it can probably be found at the Daytona Flea and Farmer’s Market. And most things can be found at very reasonable prices.
It is a huge venue and will make you feel as if you are walking through foreign markets at times. It is a great experience for the whole family and suggested when you need a break from the sun.
7. Spend an evening on Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier
The Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier is one of the most popular things to do in Daytona Beach city. You can people watch or rent bikes and cruise along the boardwalk. There is plenty to catch your eye or you can gaze out to the Atlantic and watch one of the sweetest sunsets you will see in Florida.
8. Shopping spree on Beach Street
Just near the Daytona Beach Boardwalk is Beach Street where you can take a leisurely stroll (best in the morning time or while the sun is setting to avoid the heat). You will run into dozens of unique, family-owned shops and get a real local experience. In the off-season, stores tend to stay closed for a majority of the day so it is best to visit this street during peak tourist season.
9. Soak up the fun at Daytona Lagoon
For a waterpark to succeed in a beach town, it has to be very special and Daytona Lagoon is just that. It is especially good for visitors with young children as tickets are very reasonably priced. Spend an afternoon riding slides and rides and get all your thrills.
10. Shop for novelties at Daytona Riverfront Marketplace
A quaint area near the river where you can shop for trinkets and novelties such as chocolate among other things. There are a number of chic shops and local eats surrounding the area. It is a nice, clean, safe place for families and a good place to run into locals.
Florida to Bahamas Swimming Pigs Nassau
If you ever run out of things to do in Daytona Beach, consider taking a trip to Bahamas to spend your time in exotic seclusion. Daytona to Miami isn’t a far drive and, in Miami, you can catch our tours every day. Join one of our swimming pigs tours to Pig Beach for the chance to see Exuma pigs in the Bahamas on Pig Island.
One of our Staniel Cay Day trips or other Exuma day trips is all you need to make a Bahamas vacation (no matter how short or long) a successful one. Book your Florida to Swimming pigs tour today and ensure the experience of your lifetime!
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