Big Events Set to Come to the Ocean Center

Ocean Center Events in Daytona Beach

There will be plenty of things to do in Daytona Beach to help close out August

The city of Daytona Beach is a delight to visit 12 months out of the year, but in August there's even more reason to make the trip with all of the events set to take place at the renovated Ocean Center. That renovation has turned the venue into a world-class facility that's been expanded in capacity by more than twice its previous size. The greater presence allows them to host a number of exciting events, major local gatherings and national conventions that help put the facility to use for almost 300 days in a calendar year.

During the final 10 days of August, upcoming events at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach will feature a trio of gatherings that are expected to draw big crowds. The first two events at the Ocean Center will be the National Reptile Breeders Expo on August 22-23, followed by the Volusia County Home and Garden Show set for August 28-30.

On the night of August 30, professional wrestling will take center stage as WWE Live comes to town. This brand of entertainment has a wide range when it comes to the ages of its fans, but it should offer a wild cap to a busy weekend.

Those coming from out of town for these events will be glad to hear that getting to and from your appointed destination is easy since the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is directly across the street from Ocean Center. You might want to unwind in the days before or after these events by taking in the beach steps from our door.  You can also explore the exciting entertainment district that's also within walking distance. Check out our website to see what you can expect and to start booking your stay.


Experience the Fun at the Daytona Boat Show 2015

Daytona Boat Show 2015

Come and see one of the largest collections of marine vessels during one of the best boating events in Florida

From September 11th through the 13th, one of the largest boat shows in Florida will take place in Daytona. Featuring more than 30 manufacturers for marine travel, you can marvel at some of the most amazing boats and marine vessels on the water. This free event offers a huge selection on display, perfect for those looking to spend a relaxing day at the waterfront. Should you feel inspired to set forth on the waters yourself, you can make a purchase from a variety of fishing boats, deck boats, cruisers and more.

The Daytona Boat Show 2015 is one of the biggest boat shows of the season, as a fantastic selection of watercraft are up for exhibition. From easy-going bass boats to larger cruisers, you could walk away with your own vessel with the available low show pricing available. Ski boats, pontoons and deck boats are only a few of the attractions at these Florida boat shows whether you enjoy water skiing, fishing or casting a rod.

Hosted at the Daytona International Speedway, the Daytona Boat Show 2015 is only a short distance from the beach itself. With free admission and parking, guests are free to stroll the grounds and view the exhibits of marine vessels. For those interested in making purchases, the featured vessels during these boating events often come with special discounted pricing you may not find anywhere else. Enjoy a fun day of exploration, and save money on your all-time favorite new boat.

When you're tired after a day of sightseeing on the waterfront, you'll want to relax in soothing, well-appointed accommodations. We at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort are a short distance from the Daytona Boat Show, and you can kick back in comfort throughout the weekend and not miss a single moment of this exciting event. Book your stay with us today.


Take Advantage of Weekend Getaway Packages in Daytona Beach

Weekend Getaway Packages in Daytona Beach

Hotel packages in Daytona Beach make for the perfect scenic escape this summer

Summer is traditionally the season of vacations with individuals and families taking a few weeks away from their everyday routines to play and be pampered while on vacation. A vacation provides a much-needed reprieve from the daily grind of work and other responsibilities. However, not everyone can get away for a week or more. Some people may be able to leave their responsibilities for a day or two at most. Work, caring for family members and limited financial resources are some circumstances that may prevent families from leaving home for several days at a time.

If you can’t get away during the week, check out the special packages at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. The resort is located on beautiful Daytona Beach and has everything that will make your weekend feel like a vacation. Leave your cares behind as you walk to the beach, shop, take in a movie and enjoy fine dining as these amenities are only few steps away. The package also includes continental breakfast and the option of a late checkout, allowing you to take advantage of every minute. Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort hotel packages are the ideal option when you need a couple of days to unwind.

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront resort has the distinction of being one of Daytona’s finest oceanfront resorts and features guestrooms, suites and beachfront cabanas, a fitness center, spa and two pools. The Daytona Lagoon and Waterpark Arcade are directly across from the resort, so the entire family can look forward to a weekend of beachfront fun. Golfers can play a round at one of the region's 32 golf courses. Stop by our site and take a look at our weekend getaway packages in Daytona Beach to start booking your stay today.


Daytona Tortugas: a Baseball Experience to Remember

Minor League Baseball in Florida Daytona Tortugas
Come see a game and enjoy Belly Buster Mondays, Thirsty Thursdays and more

Baseball is America's favorite pastime, and anyone who has been to a baseball game can probably see why. When you want to avoid the hype and cost of the major leagues and still enjoy a fun-filled experience with friends and family, catch a minor-league baseball game in beautiful Daytona Beach.  When you're in Florida, the Daytona Tortugas are the team to see.

Minor league baseball in Florida has grown over the years, and this team is an integral part of that growth. The Tortugas offer promotional deals to keep fans coming back. If you love beer, the Thirsty Thursday deal is perfect. With dollar domestics and affordable imports and specials, you can drink as much as you like while watching baseball in Daytona Beach.

Belly Buster Mondays are a great way to enjoy a big dinner for the whole family while watching great baseball. One low price gets admission as well as all-you-can-eat burgers, hot dogs, pizza and popcorn.

Breast Cancer Awareness Nights are a big hit, too. On these nights, players and staff wear pink jerseys. The jerseys are auctioned at the season's end, and proceeds are donated to benefit various breast cancer charities. Join the fun, and lend your support to a good cause.

The Tortugas have a few promotions throughout the year as well. There's a charity bowling tournament, a beer fest and various group outings that fans are sure to enjoy. While you're in town for a Tortugas game, you are invited to stay at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. During your stay, you can enjoy relaxing days at the beach and then attend nearby baseball games in the evenings. Enjoy the beauty of the Florida shore from the comfort of a resort that features all the amenities you need.


Cool Down at Waterparks in Daytona Beach

Waterpark Hotel Packages in Daytona Beach Florida

Hotel packages in Daytona Beach are perfect combinations with local attractions

The temperatures are hitting 90 degrees plus and waterparks in Daytona Beach are calling your name. During summer 2015, find your piece of relaxing heaven in Florida. Daytona Beach is known for its eclectic mix of the tropics, beaches and family fun. To have the best time possible, try visiting Daytona Lagoon.

This attraction combines the fun of water adventures, arcades, miniature golf and more all rolled into one location. The kids will be entertained all day long and parents can participate in the fun or just relax and take a break on some of the reclining loungers. There are many things to do in Daytona Beach, but this fun complex is a definite must for families.

To get the most out of your vacation, book your room at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort within walking distance from the family fun center, allowing you to head back to the room, if necessary whenever you need to. Our special Daytona Lagoon Package will add savings to your stay.  Parents benefit with Lagoon tickets for themselves when they book a room. Simply purchase a few extra tickets for the kids, and the vacation package is complete. Learn about the tickets and property amenities to create an unforgettable family vacation by visiting our website.


Don't Miss the Youth Baseball Nationals in Daytona Beach

Youth Baseball Nationals in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach baseball puts you in the middle of the most elite youth tournament in the nation

Watch your child compete in the nation's premier youth baseball tournament at the 2015 Youth Baseball Nationals in Daytona Beach. This once in a lifetime opportunity allows only the top youth baseball teams to compete in this week long event. This highly prestigious sporting event will create memories your child will treasure for the rest of his or her life.

This youth baseball in Daytona event will provide your child with entertainment both on and off the field. Why not incorporate a family vacation into this travel opportunity?  Each player will receive a complimentary one-week pass to the Daytona Lagoon Water Park. This water park has more than enough activities to provide your family with day-long fun. It includes a wave pool, a large assortment of water slides and a lazy river for those who just want to relax. If you are looking for adventure without getting wet, the park also includes laser tag, go-karts, miniature golf, an arcade, a rock wall and a buffet.

The water park is conveniently located across the street from the Youth Baseball Nationals official host hotel the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Here at the Hilton our luxurious accommodations include seven restaurants and lounges giving you a wide range of food to choose from in between baseball games. Enjoy a breathtaking view in one of our oceanfront rooms or suites. If baseball doesn't offer you enough entertainment, our hotel provides even more family amusement. Have some fun in the sun or relax after a long day at the baseball field in one of our two pools. Let your child enjoy exciting activities at D-Dawg's Kidszone while you take advantage of our relaxing spa. Schedule your trip today. This getaway is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy.


Experience Florida’s Lighthouses and Marine Life – Just a few of the Things to Do in Daytona Beach

Visit Ponce de Leon Lighthouse in Daytona Beach Florida

Looking for different ways to spend a summer’s day?
Plan your stay in Daytona Beach today!

White-sand beaches and lazy palm trees are the first images that come to mind when you think of Florida, but there are many other things to do in Daytona Beach specifically. Did you know that Florida has a rich historical background? From Daytona being one of the first railway stations in Henry Flagler’s vision to continue Florida’s railway which then led to the Overseas Railway, to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, history enthusiasts are able to experience days gone by in the beautifully warm tropical weather. 

Visit this remarkable lighthouse; climb its staircase to the top where the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Halifax River will amaze you.  The surrounding buildings on the property are where you can learn all about what it took to build this massive structure and the keepers who maintained the beacon right down to their primitive clothing and record-keeping books.  

It’s always a fun day at the Marine Science Center .  Many people may not know that seagulls and turtles are an integral part of the ecosystem which incorporates many different types of marine animals in Florida.  Here you can learn about Florida’s rich ocean habitats and conservation efforts.  Besides rehabilitating animals and returning them to the wild this center is constantly researching for better ways to help the environment

With The World’s Most Famous Beach at our doorstep and all the exciting attractions in the area the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is the perfect Florida dream vacation destination.  Our friendly staff is always eager to offer suggestions on many different things to do in Daytona Beach.  Let the sound of the ocean and the tropical breezes melt your troubles away.    


Great Recreational Activities Abound on your Daytona Beach Getaway

Daytona Beach Summer Vacation

You’ll also enjoy the best hospitality services on that Daytona Beach summer vacation

Daytona Beach is a great destination for getting away from the normal hustle and bustle of your busy schedule. As a popular family vacation destination, the city continues to add great tourist attractions. When you visit, stay with us at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, and we will take good care of you.

Your family can enhance its knowledge on vacation or just let loose with all of the great Daytona Beach sights to see. Visit the Museum of Arts & Sciences, watch a ball game at Jackie Robinson ball park and finish it off with an evening performance at the Peabody Auditorium. Daytona Beach boasts great attractions, and one of the best is the Daytona International Speedway. Racing fans can spend the full day enjoying high-octane sporting events.

The 744-room Hilton Oceanfront Resort has a great affordable hotel summer package in Daytona called the Midweek Madness package to help you stay like royalty. We also have indoor activities for when the weather is not so accommodating. You don't have to worry during your vacation, Hilton has everything covered. There are two heated pools, a spa, D-Dawg's Kidszone and seven restaurants, including the Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse. The Daytona Beach convention center is right across the street.

We look forward to providing you with the best guest experience possible during your summer vacation in Daytona Beach. It is the ideal way to reconnect with family members who may be busy with work or school. Experienced travelers know that the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is the ideal resting spot.


It’s NASCAR’S Summer Tradition - the Daytona Coke Zero 400


NASCAR Coke Zero 400 and Subway Firecracker 250 in Daytona

Race fans get ready -

it's almost time for the Coke Zero 400 & Subway Firecracker 250

What a tradition it is! This race is responsible for some very dramatic moments in the history of racing. All followed by one of the largest firework displays in the nation. Don’t miss the 57th Annual Coke Zero 400. This amazing event held over the July 4th weekend begins on Friday, July 3rd and continues until Sunday, July 5th this year.

Coke Zero 400 & Subway Firecracker 250
July 3 – 5, 2015
Daytona International Speedway

Special packages are available on the Daytona International Speedway website for the Coke Zero 400 which includes:

•A reserved ticket for the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola
•Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access
•Admission to the VIP viewing area in front of the stage for the pre-race concert 

Highlights of the weekend include:

Friday, July 3rd
12:00 pm - Stadium gates and Sprint FANZONE open

Saturday, July 4th
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Driver Appearance: NASCAR XFINITY Series driver autograph session
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Driver Appearance: NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Brian Scott
4:15 pm – 6:45 pm Live Music on the FDOT Main Stage
7:30 pm - Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola (100 laps, 250 miles)

Sunday, July 5th
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm VIP Appearance: Multi-platinum selling singer songwriter Kip Moore
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Live music on the FDOT Main Stage
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm Driver Appearance: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr.
6:00 pm - Multi-platinum selling singer songwriter Kip Moore on Pre-Race concert stage
7:45 pm - 57th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola (160 laps, 400 miles)

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort located only 5 miles from Daytona International Speedway is your race fan friendly hotel to stay at while in town for this major event. Our location right on The World’s Most Famous Beach and only footsteps away from Main Street gives you many different activities to enjoy during your time away from the track.

More information on the Hilton Daytona Oceanfront Resort can be found on our website. Reservations may be made online or by calling 386-254-8200.


Plan Your Summer Vacation with Us - Where There’s Lots of Things for Kids to Do in Daytona Beach

Lots of Things for Kids to Do in Daytona Beach

Keep the kids busy and entertained on your summer vacation in Daytona Beach

So you’re planning your summer vacation. You've always wanted to take a trip to Florida and experience The World’s Most Famous Beach. You know there are plenty of things for grown-ups to do here in this paradise oasis with boating, fishing, golfing, its rich history, museums and so much more but what about the kids? Not to worry, there are lots of things for kids to do in Daytona Beach. They’ll have the time of their life and memories to last their lifetime too!

Here are just a few fun places to visit in Daytona Beach:

Sun Splash Park
Daytona Lagoon
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Marine Science Center   
Daytona Beach Boardwalk
Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

Plan your summer vacation at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort where you can enjoy some time for yourself while you’re at it. Let the kids attend D-Dawg’s Kidszone and take a day at the Spa to pamper yourself or how about an amazing golf course adventure for a day? Better yet just relax on our beautiful white sand beach and soak up the sunshine.

Whatever your summer involves, not only is there lots of things for kids to do in Daytona Beach, there is always something here at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort for all family members. Visit our website for more information on our resort and our specials and packages or call us at 386-254-8200 to book your accommodations now.

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