Plan the Ultimate Summer Vacation at Hilton Daytona Beach
With 23 miles of pristine, white sandy beaches, it's no surprise that Daytona Beach has been nicknamed, "The World's Most Famous Beach". Whether you're looking to soak up some local culture or just some rays on your next vacation, Hilton Daytona Beach offers its guests a prime location near the area's best nightlife, restaurants, shopping and culture. Celebrate your summer in Daytona Beach with these must-see events and attractions,
Enjoy Rides, Games and More at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk
This popular promenade, only a 5-minute walk from Hilton Daytona Beach, offers visitors the ideal spot to shop, dine, grab a cocktail, listen to live entertainment or just take a leisurely stroll. With arcade games, and indoor and outdoor amusement rides at Joyland Amusement Park and the Mardi Gras Fun Center, Daytona Beach Boardwalk is also the perfect place for the little ones. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, visitors can also experience the live fireworks show every Saturday night at 9:45 pm.
Delve into the Rich History of Daytona Beach
From the Timucua Indians and Ponce de Leon to the sugar mill plantations and wealthy tycoon and Daytona Beach founder, Matthias Day, this city is teeming with an exciting and vivacious history. Wander on the path of the Spanish and French settlers as you trek through the prehistoric turtle mounds and the Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, or step back in time and catch a flick or live performance at the historic Athens Theatre, built in 1921 and one of the last surviving symbols of the classic American theatre in Florida.
Make a Splash at Daytona Lagoon
Nothing screams summer more than splashing around at a waterpark, and Daytona Lagoon offers a multitude of water adventures for both adrenaline junkies and lounging lizards. Choose from exciting waterslides such as the Kraken's Revenge, a 50-foot tall, 4-lane racer, and Blackbeard's Revenge, a high-speed enclosed slide, or just coast along and forget your troubles on the Pelicans Drift or Treasure Lagoon.
Daytona Lagoon also has a Mega Arcade, with over 70 different games including Skee-Ball and air hockey. All that excitement can certainly build up an appetite. At Daytona Lagoon you can choose from pizza, sandwiches and grilled eats, as well as frozen cocktails and ice cream. If you're ready to plunge into some waterpark fun you can purchase discounted tickets for Daytona Lagoon just by visiting our front desk.
Listen to Live Music and Enjoy the Fireworks
From May 25th to September 28th, vacationers in Daytona Beach can enjoy a variety of free concert series (VIP tickets are only $10) and tribute bands that pay homage to popular artists such as Prince, Metallica and Billy Joel. These shows happen every Friday and Saturday night at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, an outdoor amphitheater that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. After the show, you won't want to miss the beautiful fireworks display on the beach.
Watch the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway
Calling all NASCAR fans. There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day weekend than at Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Enjoy pre-race concerts and preliminary festivities that culminate with the 61st Annual Coke Zero Sugar 400 on July 6th at 7:30 pm. Discover for yourself the grand spectacle of "The World Center of Racing".
Appease Your Sweet Tooth at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
If you're looking to add a little extra sweetness to your vacation, then check out Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, which still uses its original recipe (created in 1925) to make all of their beloved chocolates. If you want to find out how these chocolates are made, enjoy a free 20-minute guided tour of the factory where you can watch all the delicious chocolate-making action. And, of course, you also get to enjoy free samples. It's the perfect attraction for the whole family, or for a romantic date.
Climb to the Moon at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Discover the beauty of Daytona Beach under the moonlight when you participate in the Climb to the Moon tour at Florida's tallest lighthouse. This event only happens once a month during the full moon. Not only will you enjoy stunning ocean and wetland views while watching the sunset, you'll also enjoy sparkling beverages and delicious hors d'oeuvres. The lighthouse keeper will also offer up fascinating facts about the history and past of this historical Daytona Beach landmark.
Enjoy Pool Parties at the Hotel
If you don't want to wander too far from your hotel room, Hilton Daytona Beach can bring the party to you. Every Saturday and Sunday the resort hosts the Malibu Pool Party and the WET Pool Party, where you can enjoy live entertainment, drink specials and door prizes. With special offers and hotel packages, it's easy to plan the ultimate Daytona Beach vacation. Come celebrate the summer with us.
Whether you're looking to pack your bags and head to Florida or you are dreaming of a vacation where you don't have to travel far, Hilton Dayton Beach is here to make sure that you have a truly unforgettable summer vacation. If you're planning a staycation, take advantage of Hilton's Florida Resident's Rates, which offer the lowest room rates to make your next vacation a reality (while also helping you stay within budget!). Make the ocean your backyard this summer.