Top 10 Activities to Do in Daytona Beach
Plan Your Stay at Hard Rock
Play a round on the LPGA International Golf Course, rock out at the Daytona Beach Bandshell’s weekly concerts, or seek thrills at one of the beach boardwalk’s many amusement parks. From spring break to the Daytona 500 and Biketober Fest, this famous vacation spot is sure to please.
1. Daytona Beach Boardwalk & Pier
The boardwalk and pier are a beachside amusement and entertainment destination. The area features thrill rides, arcade games, shops, restaurants, and more. Kick-back and enjoy a tropical drink at one of the tiki or rooftop bars.
2. Ormond Beach
The richest man in American history once lived in Ormond Beach—J.D. Rockefeller. Today, beach-goers continue to marvel at the tranquil, unspoiled scenery while enjoying a variety of outdoor pursuits. For families with little ones, there’s the Andy Romano Beachfront Park. Only steps from the sand, the park features a splash pad and shaded picnic tables.
3. Daytona International Speedway
With plenty of great year-round activities and attractions, a trip to Daytona Beach’s legendary Speedway is a must for NASCAR fans, families, tour groups, and thrill-seekers.
4. Historic Beach Street
Beach Street is downtown Daytona’s gathering place where locals and visitors come to shop, dine, and relax in a gorgeous riverfront location.
5. Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach
Located in the historic Beach Street area, where visitors can shop, dine, sightsee, catch a sporting event or show, and peruse the stands at Florida’s oldest Farmers’ Market.
6. Jackie Robinson Ballpark
From April to August, joyful fans fill the stands at Daytona’s legendary ballpark. Come see the Daytona Tortugas showcase their talents. Tours are also available.
7. Daytona Lagoon Waterpark
Race down fast-paced water slides, float down the lazy river, and ride a giant wave pool.
8. Paddle Boarding
Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) provide a fun, eco-friendly alternative to enjoy the winding waterways of Daytona Beach. Paddle boarding experiences include fishing, surfing, sightseeing, and even yoga. Located less than a mile from Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach, Oceanside Paddle Sports provides paddleboard instructions and rentals. Find them directly on the beach (in the shops on the boardwalk).
9. Manatee and Dolphin Eco Adventures
Also known as a sea cow, manatees cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway at a languid pace of around 5-miles an hour. The surrounding area is also home to dolphins and a diverse array of other marine wildlife. Eco tours, kayaks rentals, and charter boats are available at Ponce Inlet.
10. Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail
The 30-mile double loop trail is dotted with parks, peaceful rivers, creeks, marshes, and historical sites. The area offers a wide variety of fun-filled activities—from boating and fishing to hiking, biking, and beach walking.