Take Virtual School and Work on the Road
As we all adjust to the new normal and virtual learning environment, we have to think outside of the box to keep things interesting and engaging for children. We could all use a break from doing school work at the kitchen counter and our Dream Away Offer makes it even easier to travel with 20% off oceanfront rooms. With wi-fi everywhere, you can work and learn anywhere and even experience educational and enriching activities. Here's a list of the best field trip ideas for your visit to Daytona Beach.
Marine Science Center
Discover and learn about Volusia County's rich marine life – its inhabitants and the ecosystems that make this area unique – at the Marine Science Center. Through innovative learning experiences, visitors can view seabird and sea turtle rehabilitation, get hands-on in a teaching lab, and explore exhibit galleries and a nature trail that illustrate the story of marine life in Volusia County.
Museum of Arts & Sciences
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science, and history museum in Central Florida. The area's largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the facility hosts over 30,000 objects including:
● The Dow Gallery of American Art; one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast
● The Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art
● The Bouchelle Collection
● The Gallery of Decorative Arts
● The Cuban Foundation Museum, showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States
● The Prehistory of Florida Gallery featuring Florida's Giant Ground Sloth skeleton
● The Root Family Museum displaying restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia in Florida.
● The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building that exhibits thousands of objects from many donors which are owned by the Museum
● The Linda and Charles Williams Children's Museum which presents an interactive experience for children.
● The Lowell and Nancy Lohman Family Planetarium and
● The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcasing the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world
Arts & History:
Cici & Hyatt Brown Museum
The innovative Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art is home to the largest collection of Florida art in the world and features a rotating collection of 2,600 Florida-themed oil and watercolor paintings. The Museum's grand central gallery and mezzanine showcase the collection's signature pieces, while six smaller galleries feature beautiful changing exhibitions with Florida themes. A gift shop and a cafe add to the Brown Museum experience and make for the perfect day-long visit to the MOAS campus. Conference rooms with full meeting and presentation capabilities are available to the public on a rental basis.
The Coquina Clock Tower, located near the oceanfront Daytona Beach Bandshell, has been a symbolic landmark for the "World's Most Famous Beach" since 1938. The unique design of the clock face that features the letters D-A-Y-T-O-N-A-B-E-A-C-H instead of twelve numerals, is a popular spot to meet up with friends and family when at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. Built from native Florida coquina that was quarried locally, the clock tower is one of many iconic photo ops throughout the area.
The Bandshell, with seating of 4,000, opened with a bang on July 4, 1937, sharing front page with headlines of Amelia Earhart's disappearance and a picture of the Dionne quintuplets. A record crowd of 25,000 was on hand in the city for motorcycle races on the beach, a baseball game in the ballpark, a parade on Beach Street, and the Bandshell Concert. The festivities continued on July 5th with another parade, and Bandshell activities including the Municipal Band, bathing beauty contest, vaudeville, and boardwalk carnival dance. "Miss Daytona Beach of 1937" was crowned on stage at the Bandshell at 11:00 PM. For decades, it has stood at the center of Downtown Daytona Beach.
A full day of fun awaits the entire family! Whether you prefer thrilling water slides, a wave pool swim, a multi-level family splash, and play center, or to simply relax and float along the lazy river there are many ways for family water park time. If that is not enough, or you prefer staying dry for your visit, try out the family entertainment center where you can compete in laser tag, race against each other at the beach side's only go-kart track, play and win in their MEGA Arcade, or see who has the best putting skills in 18 holes of mini-golf.
Get your exercise spending a day in the sun running on the sand or splashing in the waves.
Learn to Surf
Enjoy Daytona Beach surf lessons or Stand-up Paddle Board lessons from Vast Oceans Surf & SUP School during your stay at our Daytona Beach hotel.
Hiking/ Biking Trails
Eco-adventurers will find the Daytona Beach area rich in natural treasures! We invite you to enjoy over 33 miles - and growing! - of showcase trails. Hike or bike the nature trails, explore the lush botanical and tropical diversity each trail offers, or bicycle on the beach. Bike rentals are available in our Beach Emporium Gift Shop on the lower level of the South Tower.
Daytona Bandshell Saturday Night Concert Series
The Oceanfront Bandshell Entertainment Series, in its 11th year, takes place on Saturday nights with additional entertainment on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day weekends. This historic amphitheater is located inside of the Ritchey Plaza on the Northern end of the Boardwalk amusements area and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun with entertainment for patrons.
Collect and count the seashells on the beach as an easy math lesson.
Environmental Geography: Take an Eco Tour on the Water
While cruising along The Protected Wetland & Scenic Mangrove Shores Of The Indian River, you'll see Manatees, Dolphins, Birds, Waterfront Homes, and The Ponce De Leon Lighthouse. All Tours are narrated by Professional Directors. Join our great escape and run with the dolphins.
Take your work or school on the road with high-speed WIFI at our resort and 20% off oceanfront rooms with our Dream Away Offer! Start planning your trip today!