On Daytona Beach, splashing in the waves and building sandcastles is just the beginning of the fun. Be sure to explore the boardwalk and pier, boasting a variety of amusements, including a roller coaster, go karts, arcades and street performers. You’ll find a variety of creative cuisine as well as restaurants offering family favorities from pizza to seafood.
Venture to one of many beachfront parks to stroll nature trails, spot wildlife and enjoy scenic views from observations towers. For a park experience unlike any other, head to Tuscawilla Park, home to Zoom Air Adventure Park, where you can zip line through tht treetops on one of the aerial adventure courses. Keep you adrenaline rush going at the the Daytona Logoon Waterpark Entertainment Center with Grand Prix go kart racing, arcade laser tag and mini-golf. And don’t miss the speedway tours at world-famous Daytona International Speedway. Each tour ticket now includes a visit to the newly opened Motorsports Hall of Fame of America where you can experience spectacular displays honoring all forms of motorsports.
Great weather, convenience and world-class golf wait you in the Daytona Beach area, one of Florida’s fastest growing golf destinations. The area is covered in famous fairways designed by the legends of the sport. You’ll discover outstanding courses that offer challenges for every skill level. It’s why Golf Digest ranked Daytona Beach in the nation’s top 15 places to play.
For some excitement that’s also education, don’t miss the Museum of Arts & Sciences, a Smithsonian Institute affiliate, offering a 9,300 square-foot children’s museum, planetarium shows and a nature preserve. Next door is the all-new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, the largest collection of Florida art in the world. Another fascinating learning experience awaits at the Marine Science Center, where you can touch sharks and newly-hatched sea turtles.
Ponce Inlet, just south of Daytona Bach, affords many chances to dive into fantastic adventures, both on and off the water. Whether you choose to charter a boat to fish off the artificial reefs or catch a sunset cruise, you’ll be inspired by the remote beauty of the waterways. There you can also challenge yourself to climb the 203 steps to the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse.
All-in-all, Daytona Beach and the National Small College Enrollment Conference offer almost endless opportunities for both fun and education. Don’t miss it!