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Family-Friendly Daytona Beach - From Atlantic Beaches to Zip Lines

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Daytona's 23 miles of stunning beaches provide plenty of water sports and fun activities for family vacations. But there's more to the area than sand and surf. Daytona offers a variety of entertainment options for land lovers, including a science centre, mini golf, and nearby Orlando theme parks. Whether you’re looking for an aquatic adventure or a thrill ride, your family won’t be disappointed.

Florida's wild side

 

Known for its array of ecosystems, ranging from swamps to coral reefs to mangroves, Florida has more than 150 state parks whose goal is to preserve these habitats while giving visitors a glimpse of Florida's natural side. Most offer picnic areas and playgrounds, and many have boat tours, canoe rentals, hiking trails, and interactive learning experiences.

 

Tomoka State Park

 

You can rent a canoe or a few kayaks, and paddle the Halifax River while keeping an eye out for osprey and sunning turtles. The park has picnic areas and a playground, as well as a half-mile nature hike.

 

2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach 32174Tel: +1 386 676 4050

 

Tomoka State Park website

 

Bulow Creek State Park

 

Check out the 400-year-old Fairchild Oak, one of the oldest trees in the South, before searching the park for Geocaches - small prizes located using GPS coordinates - with your smartphone.

 

3351 Old Dixie Highway, Ormond Beach 32174. Tel: +1 386 676 4050

 

Bulow Creek State Park website

By land and air

 

In addition to splendid sandy beaches and crystal blue waters, Daytona offers myriad family-friendly activities that will keep you high and dry. The arcades at Daytona Boardwalk offer hours of entertainment. You can also race down zip lines, zip through go-kart courses, or play a round of pirate-themed mini golf.

 

ZOOMAIR Adventure Park

 

Fast-paced fun awaits both kids and adults at ZOOMAIR Adventure Park. Set in Tuscawilla Park, ZOOMAIR has 3 treetop courses packed with obstacles and zip lines. Be sure to check the website for height requirements and proper footwear options.

 

Tuscawilla Park, 1000 Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach 32114. Tel: +1 386 569 3519

 

ZOOMAIR Adventure Park website

 

Pirate's Island Adventure Golf

 

You can putt your way through palm trees, lagoons, and waterfall caves as island-themed music plays in the background. Before heading out, check the website for special offers like free game coupons for kids 12 and under.

 

3420 S Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores 32118. Tel: +1 386 767 9397

 

Pirate's Island Adventure Golf website

 

Disney and Universal Orlando

 

You can easily spend a full day at one of Orlando's many theme parks, most of which are located about a 90-minute drive from Daytona Beach. Whether your kiddos are die-hard Disney fans or wizard wannabes, you’ll be close enough to indulge their wildest fantasies while having a chance to live out your own childhood dreams.

 

Walt Disney World®

 

Every kid should experience the magic of Disney. You and the family can spend the day rubbing elbows with princes and princesses, and other favorite characters, as you walk to rides that hurl you through space and haunted houses.

 

1180 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista 32830. Tel: +1 407 939 5277

 

Walt Disney World® website

 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

 

Discover the secrets of Diagon Alley as you explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Purchase park-to-park tickets and you can board the train to Hogsmeade for a refreshing glass of Butterbeer.

 

6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando 32819. Tel: +1 407 363 8000

 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ website