Plan That Much-Needed Beach Vacation Before Going Back to School
From endless entertainment to exciting activities in the sun, it's no wonder Daytona Beach welcomes thousands of families each year from all over the world. If you're planning one last summer vacation before the school year begins here's why the World's Most Famous Beach might be the ideal family-friendly spot to soak up those last-minute summer rays, play a round of mini golf or bike the beach.
Enjoy the World's Most Famous Beach
With 23 miles of white sands and waves just begging to be surfed, Daytona Beach is the ideal spot for lounging lizards and sunbathers of all ages. Of course, if you want to experience the area's beautiful coastline then there's no better way to do it then by bike. Renting a bike is easy. Bring the whole family out for an early morning ride to enjoy watching the sunrise, or wind down the day with an evening ride and watch the beautiful sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can get the first hour free when they rent their bikes from Hilton Daytona Beach. Ask our front desk to learn more.
Let Imaginations Soar at Children's Discovery Museum and Planetarium
The Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum is an interactive science center and the only hands-on science museum in the surrounding area. Exhibits are regularly rotating and include everything from crime scene investigation and understanding the human body to making your own roller coaster and creating mini racecars. The planetarium also offers live star shows, full-dome immersive movies and weekly laser shows. Learn about science, space and more at the Museum of Arts & Sciences.
Slip and Slide at Daytona Lagoon Waterpark
Summers can certainly get warm in Florida, so why not cool off at the Daytona Lagoon Waterpark? With over 12 water rides including a 54-foot tall Kraken Revenge four-lane racing slide, multiple kiddie pools, wave pool and a lazy river, there are definitely many ways to beat the heat. Inside you'll also find a Mega Arcade, go-karts, mini golf, laser tag and an indoor ropes course. Daytona Lagoon is also conveniently located across the street from our hotel.
Discover What's Under the Sea at the Marine Science Center
Even though school's out for the summer Daytona Beach still offers engaging and educational experiences for children of all ages. At the Ponce Inlet you'll find the Marine Science Center, a great way for the whole family to discover Central Florida's unique wildlife. Touch hermit crabs and stingrays, and explore exhibits about whales and the mangrove, the area's ancient tropical tree.
Take a Delicious Tour of Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory
If your kids have a sweet tooth then no trip to Daytona Beach would be complete without visiting Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory, which has been producing quality chocolates and candies since 1925. The free 20-minute factory tour, which is stroller and wheelchair accessible, is offered every Monday through Saturday. You'll also enjoy free chocolate samples on the tour. Just don't forget to stop by the gift shop and grab some delicious goodies to take back with you.
Let the Kids Have Some Solo Fun at Our D-Dawgs KidZone
You don't have to venture outside in order to find family-friendly entertainment in Daytona Beach. If you are looking to enjoy a relaxing day by our swimming pool the kids can enjoy playing at our hotel's D-Dawgs FunZone. This kid-friendly space has adult supervision everyday from 9am-9pm, which means that parents can kick back and relax however they choose while the kiddos can enjoy everything from sand art and crafts to weekend pajama parties in the evenings and video games.
Cruise Along the Beautiful Waterways of Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is home to various rivers, lakes, springs and swimming holes. Get out on the water with a kayak or canoe and enjoy a peaceful glide through mangroves, marshes and creeks while spotting some of the area's wildlife. Kayaking is a great workout that is easy enough for kids of all ages to enjoy. If you didn't bring your kayak with you, there are many options to rent a kayak or to take a guided tour of popular areas like the Blue Spring State Park, Cracker Creek and DeLeon Springs State Park.
Stay Close to Top Central Florida Attractions at Hilton Daytona Beach
Along with offering some exciting attractions and sites, Daytona Beach is also close to a lot of Central Florida's most popular spots. You could visit the Kennedy Space Center, which is only a one-hour drive, or you could spend a day at Disney World or Universal, just 60 miles from our beachfront hotel, and still be back to watch the sunset. Whether you want to experience all that Daytona Beach offers or just enjoy a relaxing weekend on the beach, make your last family vacation a memorable one at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.