Our Hotel's Near Ponce Inlet, Blue Spring State Park & More
In addition to the many things that make Daytona Beach famous, there are many other popular activities that you may not have experienced yet. Some of these are featured in our packages, with event tickets included, so be sure to check those out when planning your visit at the Emerald Shores.
Things to do in Daytona Beach:
Daytona Lagoon boasts the most attraction activities in Daytona Beach with The Lagoon Waterpark, Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Laser Tag, HUGE Arcade, Carousel, Rock Wall and The Phoenix Extreme Swing.
OceanWalk Shoppes offers Daytona Beach's finest shopping dining and entertainment. Catch the excitement of the new Daytona Beach boasting spectacular views of the shimmering Atlantic Ocean from the Ocean Walk Movies 10 RC Theatre box office.
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the second tallest masonry lighthouse in the nation. Visitors can climb 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tower and enjoy magnificent views of the World's Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and surrounding inland waterways from the lighthouse gallery deck.
Daytona 500 Experience "The Official Attraction of NASCAR," has been delivering magical motorsports memories to both hard-core race fans and casual observers through hands-on activities, challenging thrills and one-of-a-kind sights.
Starlite Dining Cruises The StarLite Princess Authentic Paddle Wheel Riverboat departs from behind Caribbean Jack's in Daytona Beach and features plush, comfortable interiors with large picture windows for unobstructed viewing of the passing scenery. Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin are a common sight too!
Museum of Arts and Sciences The area's largest museum offers vast collections restored railroad cars, decorative arts, Cuban art, African art, a planetarium and a brand new children's center featuring hands-on interactive activities. more. Open Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, noon- 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Blue Springs State Park The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (mid-November through March) to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. Birding, always rewarding at Blue Spring is enhanced as migratory species begin making an appearance. Soon, manatee will begin visiting the spring run as the days grow shorter and cold fronts regularly march across North and Central Florida. By late October to mid November, manatee season will begin in earnest as river temperatures drop below seventy degrees; as Blue Spring is a warm water refuge for manatees coming in from the cold river.