You can expect a whirlwind of activities at Daytona Beach, nicknamed ‘the world’s most famous beach.’ Savour 23 miles of white sands along the east coast, paddle board on the glistening water, or cycle the beautiful beach scenery. For more adrenaline, hit the rides at Screamer’s Park with ocean views all-year-round, and discover the excitement of the NASCAR racing at Daytona International Speedway. Order tantalising fish dishes at Caribbean Jack’s, and make sure to taste the state classic – equally tart and sweet key lime pie.
Where to stay: Hyatt Place Daytona Beach
Simple and sleek, Hyatt Place Daytona Beach offers a comfortable stay. Catch sunrise from the pool or pop down to the beach, which is on your doorstep, for an early morning walk. Catch waves with water sports along the coast, or simply sunbathe your days away. After exploring Daytona town and pier, you may just want to relax in the outside pool or hot tub, and sip your favourite tipple from the poolside Tiki Bar.
Whether you are a wave master or completely new to surfing, grab a board and catch great breaks on the water.
Whether you are a wave master or completely new to surfing, grab a board and catch great breaks on the water. Ron Jon’s, the world’s biggest surf shop, will provide you with all the kit and help you to glide through the shimmering waters with surf lessons. For more fun on the water, kayak around Cocoa Beach’s Thousand Islands to see dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. Stroll along the Cocoa beach pier, with a hot dog in hand or nibble on nachos as you sip an ice-cold beer from Sea Dogs. For a space exploration adventure, visit the nearby Kennedy Space Centre – and try to catch a live launch from the beach.
Where to stay: Hilton Cocoa Beach
Savour the Hilton Cocoa Beach’s prime location, where you can walk straight out onto the beach. Enjoy the day with a boogie board rental, or book yourself surf lessons through the hotel. For low-key aquatic fun, lazily paddle around the outdoor pool. You can explore the lively hub of Cocoa pier or stroll through town. To end your day in the best way, lounge around the fire pits with a cocktail in hand.
Catch an almighty Instagram moment as enchanting colours light up the morning sky on Vero Beach; then head to The Lemon Tree for a delicious breakfast. Choose from buttermilk pancakes, waffles, fresh eggs and more. Chill out during yoga sessions on the beach, or take to the water on a paddle board or kayak. In the need for speed? Skim the waters on a boat, enjoying sparkling views with the wind in your hair. To get your floral fix, wander around the subtropical McKee Botanical Gardens, for an enticing landscape with cascading waterfalls.