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12/29/2022

Top 6 Things to Do in Daytona Beach with Kids

Daytona Beach Family Activities

From its miles of scenic coastline to its variety of local attractions, Daytona Beach treats visitors to fun in the sun year round. As an iconic destination on Florida’s Atlantic coast, Daytona Beach draws vacationers of every age, but it’s especially exciting for kids! Ensure your little ones have the time of their lives during your next getaway with our list of things to do in Daytona Beach with kids.

Daytona International Speedway

Take the kids to the home of fast cars and blood-pumping thrills—Daytona International Speedway, where the iconic Daytona 500 takes place. Kids under 12 can even take advantage of special pricing: Saturday tickets start at $10, Friday and Saturday two-day tickets start at $10, and Friday tickets are free!

If you’re not catching a race, be sure to take one of the Speedway Tours for the chance to get on the racing track and learn more about the history of the sport. You or the kids can even zoom around the track in a race car during the NASCAR Racing Experience—an unforgettable ride along with a professional driving instructor at the wheel. Sound like fun? Be sure to arrive at the track early; ride alongs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Daytona Beach Boardwalk

Discover hours of fun at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, just a 1-minute walk from Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Your kids will love getting to play classic arcade games and shop for fun treats at the gift shops and snack bars. Go for the day and enjoy panoramic beach views and delicious restaurants with kid-friendly menus—be sure to try out local favorite, Pizza King, for a slice of mouthwatering pizza. 

The Daytona Beach Boardwalk is also the perfect spot to catch some free entertainment. If you time your visit between May and September, the whole family can enjoy some live music at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. Local bands perform pop, rock, blues, and country music during a free concert. And every Saturday during the summer months, be sure to stick around for a splendid fireworks display at 9:45 PM.

Miniature Golf

For the junior golfing pro, Daytona Beach features plenty of fun options when it comes to mini golf. Be transported to a tropical jungle at Congo River Adventure Golf, become a pirate for the day at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, or take the adventure indoors at D&D Blacklight Mini Golf. Make it a competition to see who will win and become the reigning mini golf champion. Hours of family entertainment await!

Daytona Lagoon Waterpark 

Just across the street from the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, discover aquatic adventure for all ages! Treat your kids to a day at Daytona Lagoon Waterpark where they’ll get to hit the water slides or wave pool while you can relax with a float down the lazy river. Whether you’ve got a teenager or a little under 10, there’s something for everyone. With go-karts, laser tag, and a climbing wall, you won’t have to worry about your kids staying entertained all day long. 

Museum of Arts & Sciences

If you’re looking for an indoor activity for the whole family, head to the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Your littles can explore the far reaches of outer space at the Lowell and Nancy Lohman Family Planetarium, check out colorful collections of antique cars and art, or learn and play at the same time with interactive exhibits at the 9,300-square-foot Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum. 

The Beach

Let’s not forget that sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics—sun, sand, and salty water. A day at the beach is always a must when in Daytona Beach. Join your kids as they build a sandcastle, splash in the waves, or go shelling. They can even try something new with surfing or stand-up paddleboarding lessons. Or for a fun family excursion that the animal-loving kids will enjoy, take a Dolphin and Manatee Adventure Tour for the chance to spot dolphins, manatees, bald eagles, conch, and more. 

At Hilton Daytona, a scenic stretch of sand and surf is right outside your front door—let the sun-drenched excitement begin!

Stay at the Best Kid-Friendly Hotel in Daytona Beach

At our Daytona Beach family resort, your kids will find space to let loose and just have fun. We have multiple pools, kid-friendly guest rooms and suites, and waterfront restaurants with plenty of tasty options for the whole family. And because we’re right on the beach and in the middle of it all, you couldn’t choose a better location for your next Daytona Beach family vacation. 

Daytona 500

Historic performances, spectacular finishes and amazing memories await you at The Great American Race.

Daytona 500