09/16/2014

Don't Miss the 2014 International Gymnastics Federation Competitions at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center

  USA Gymnastics

The 2014 International Gymnastics Federation’s 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships and the 2014 World Age Group Competitions are set for November at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center.

Athletes who will be representing the United States at the World Age Group Competition were just named in a press release on September 11th. 

Tickets for the International Gymnastics Federation’s 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships being held November 7th - 9th  and the World Age Group Competitions being held November 13th - 16th at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach went on sale Sept. 12th and can be purchased online. Between these two competitions in Daytona Beach more than one thousand of the world's best athletes in these categories will be featured.    

Make the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort your place to stay when attending the 2014 International Gymnastics Federation’s competitions to see these best athletes compete in Daytona Beach.  We are only steps away from the Ocean Center right on The World’s Most Famous Beach.  Visit our website for more information on our hotel and review our savings and packages page to help save on your trip.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 386-254-8200.

Image Credit: USA Gymnastics 

09/09/2014

Check out all the Fall Events at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center

Ocean Center

Looking for things to do in Daytona Beach this fall? Look no further! The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach is a premier event venue that features an array of events and activities.  There’s always something interesting happening here. 

Located at The World’s Most Famous Beach, and surrounded by Ocean Village’s shopping and restaurants and the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, the Volusia County Ocean Center in Daytona Beach hosts everything from trade shows and concerts, to sporting events and performances.  

Don’t miss these upcoming events at the Ocean Center this fall:

September 19th                  Opal Network Alliance Women's Conference
September 20th                  9th Annual Red, White and Blue Childhood Cancer Foundation Gala
                                              KRATOS World Karate Championships
September 25th                  Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure
September 27th & 28th      Blackjack on the Beach - Gymnastics Tournament
October 3rd                          Health & Human Services Summit
October 4th                          Beta Sigma Phi Luncheon
October 9th                          Bethune Cookman University Step Competition
October 10th                        Bethune Cookman University Pep Rally
October 11th                        Go Give Workshop 2014
October 15th                        Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare Annual Meeting
October 22nd – 27th           Daytona Beach News-Journal Home Show
October 26th                        East Coast Cheer
November 1st – 17th           USAG Trampoline and Tumbling World Championship
November 15th                    Trans Am Gala
November 29th                    Ocean Center presents Light Up Volusia

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is the perfect place to stay while attending an event or conference at the Ocean Center. If you are planning on being in town to attend a show, game or competition this season, why not book a stay at our hotel near the Ocean Center? Visit our website for more information on rooms and rates.

Image Credit:  Ocean Center

09/02/2014

The Spectacular Wings and Waves Airshow Returns to Daytona Beach

USAF_Thunderbirds

The Wings and Waves Air Show presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University returns to Daytona Beach October 11th & 12th.  This performance will take place over the Atlantic Ocean centered in front of the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, a proud sponsor of the Wings and Waves 2014 Airshow. 

The professionalism and pride of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds can’t be missed as they headline this year’s Wings and Waves Airshow. From the Firebirds Xtreme to the Lucas Oil Skydivers and on to Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco, with fourteen different performers in all and so many different acts it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.  

 

Wings and Waves Air Show Wings
October 11th – 12th, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Free Admission

Come find a seat on the beautiful white sand of The World’s Most Famous Beach and watch in awe as this amazing airshow leaves you gasping in wonder. For more information visit the official Wings and Waves Airshow website

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort invites you to book your stay with us for this spectacular event where you can witness these amazing stunts from the beach in front of our hotel or from your guest room here at our hotel.  For more information on our hotel or on our packages and specials please visit our website or call 386-254-8200.

Image Credit: Wings and Waves Airshow

08/26/2014

It’s that time of year again - Time to ride into town for the Daytona Beach 2014 Biketoberfest!

Biketoberfest

“Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.”

The fall is a great time of the year to be in Daytona Beach and Biketoberfest is a yearly event not to be missed.  Taking place October 16th through 19th in various locations in Daytona Beach you’ll enjoy live music, vendors, parties and more fun than you can handle in these three days.  Let’s not forget the AHRMA Road Racing pros competing at Daytona International Speedway, charity rides and of course riding on Daytona Beach’s white sand itself.  Biketoberfest

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort located directly on The World’s Most Famous Beach is  your perfect place to stay when traveling to town for an event such as this.  Our bike friendly hotel offers a special Biketoberfest package. With this package you'll receive:

  • One covered bike parking
  • One buy one get one free breakfast buffet

If you haven’t visited us yet, information on our resort can be found on our website or by calling us at 888-716-4384.

Image Credits: Biketoberfest

08/18/2014

What an Awesome Weekend – the Daytona Blues Festival & the Wings & Waves Airshow!

   

Get ready, it’s coming back, time to get your move and groove on.  The Daytona Blues Festival will be held on October 10th, 11th and 12th at Jackie Robinson Field. 

The Daytona Blues Festival, Inc. began in 2009.  Its purpose was to develop an annual weekend of blues music which in turn would generate proceeds that could be used to offer health initiatives to women and children in Volusia County. The festival is run solely by volunteers with all proceeds funding these health services.

The lineup is huge from names like Ghost Town Blues Band on Friday to Davina and the Vagabonds on Saturday and Katy Guillen and the Girls on Sunday with many more in between.  The complete lineup as well as all the artists’ bios can be found on the Daytona Blues Festival website. Tickets can be purchased online too but don’t wait too long, the early bird ticket pricing ends on September first. 

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort located right on The World’s Most Famous Beach and only 2.3 miles from Jackie Robinson Ballpark is offering a special DBF Deal for guests who are booking accommodations to either perform at or attend the Daytona Blues Festival. This special includes:

  • $399 prepaid/non-refundable plus tax Friday, Saturday  & Sunday nights October 10-12. 
  • One room with 1 king bed or 2 queen beds.
  • Mention “DAYTONA BLUES FESTIVAL RATE” at time of booking.

WingsThis same weekend the Wings and Waves Airshow will take place on October 11th – 12th over the Daytona Beach shoreline centered in front of the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.  This free show begins at 11:30 am and admission is free.

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is your perfect place to stay when traveling to town for events such as these. If you haven’t visited us yet, information on our resort can be found on our website or by calling us at 888-716-4384.

08/12/2014

Win a Two-night Hotel Stay - Relive your Favorite Captured Moment - #HiltonStory Contest

Hilton Daytona Beach

Each week, the best photo and story will win a two-night hotel stay at any Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the world during Hilton’s new social media campaign, "Our Stage. Your Story”.

This contest will run now through October 26th 2014 and you may enter your photo memories by posting them either on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.  

#HiltonStory is your chance to share the highlights of your travels with the world and hopefully win a chance to make some more travel memories with Hilton while you’re at it. 

Hilton will be creating YouTube videos that feature all the beautiful and inspiring photos from the travels that are submitted to #HiltonStory. 

This contest is only open to residents of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico but Hilton is asking travelers from all over the globe to submit their story as it could end up being featured on one of the YouTube videos. 

Once a week, random entries will be selected from the #HiltonStory participants to receive an exclusive Hilton x Casetify collection phonecase, featuring Hilton's #HiltonStory imagery. These limited-edition #HiltonStory phone cases will also be sold on Casetify's website, www.casetify.com/hiltonhotels for a limited time.  

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort located on The World’s Most Famous Beach encourages all our guests to enter the #HiltonStory contest with their beautiful memory shots from our resort or any other Hilton Hotel. 

If you haven’t visited us yet, information on our resort along with specials and packages to help you save on your stay can be found on our website or by calling us at 888-716-4384.  We hope to see you soon!

Good luck to all participants in the #HiltonStory contest!

08/05/2014

Don’t miss the first ever Red Bull Rallycross at Daytona International Speedway!

 

Red bull Motorcross

For the first time ever the Daytona International Speedway will host the Red Bull Global Rallycross on August 22nd through 23rd

As production models with significant improvements to the engine as well as other components, these Rallycross cars are improved to racing spec and are made to compete.

Some of the most talented athletes in the world of action sports will represent the Rallycross drivers.  From motorcross to BMX and skateboarding too, these legendary careers are bringing a diverse and talented show that you won’t want to miss. 

Here’s the Red Bull Global Rallycross Schedule of Events:

Friday, August 22    
8:00  am                           SuperCar & Lites paddock opens
10:00 am – 11:00 am    SuperCar & Lites autograph session
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm    SuperCar practice
1:00  pm – 1:35 pm        Lites practice
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm         SuperCar final practice
2:55 pm – 3:30 pm        Lites final practice
3:45 pm – 4:20 pm        SuperCar qualifying
4:30 pm – 4:50 pm        Lites qualifying
5:10 pm – 5:45 pm        SuperCar heats 1A – 1C
5:55 pm –  6:20 pm       Lites heats 1A & 1B
6:30 pm – 7:05 pm       SuperCar heats 2A – 2C
     
Saturday, August 23    
8:00 am                            SuperCar & Lites paddock opens
11:00 am – 11:15 am      Lites driver introductions
11:15 am – 11:30 am      Lites heats 2A & 2B
11:30 am – 12:00 pm    SuperCar driver introductions
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm    SuperCar semifinals 1A & 1B
12:40 pm – 12:55 pm    Lites LCQ
1:05  pm – 1:20 pm        SuperCar LCQ
1:35  pm – 1:50 pm        Lites Final
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm        SuperCar Final
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm        SuperCar Medals
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm       GRC LITES Medals & Interviews
3:30 pm                           Autograph Session in Paddock at Haulers

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort located on The World’s Most Famous Beach is less than five miles from Daytona International Speedway.  It’s the perfect place to stay when traveling to town for an event such as this. 

More information on our resort along with specials and packages to help you save on your stay can be found on our website or call us at 888-716-4384.

07/29/2014

Opal Network Alliance Expo for Women is headed to Daytona Beach!

Opal Womens Alliance

America's Multicultural Conference & Expo for Women is coming to Daytona Beach! This multicultural forum which has been introduced to not only empower women but enhance their ability for success is an event not to be missed.  Women’s concerns are addressed providing practical solutions for all the challenges a woman may face in today’s society.  Topics such as financial stability, health, wellness, domestic violence and much more are all subjects of discussion. 

This powerful and meaningful event is scheduled to take place at the Ocean Center on September 19th.  Registration can be done online at Opal Network Alliance.  The following is the tentative conference agenda:

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.         Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.         Greetings &                                                                                                                                   Understating Multiculturalism
8:15 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.        Strategies for Fiscal Fitness & Growth                           OPAL Womens Alliance                                                               OR Entrepreneurship
9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.       Time Management OR
                                              Reinventing Yourself
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.     Networking Refreshment Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.     Leadership OR
                                              Public Speaking
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Power of Good Networking OR
                                              Building a Relationship
12:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.       Keynoted Luncheon Theme
                                             “Beyond Survival…to Thrive!”
1:25 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.         Panel Discussion –
                                             “National & Statewide Political
                                              Decisions that Impact Women” OR
                                              Self Esteem OR Your Money Opal Womens Alliance
2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.        Entrepreneurship OR
                                             Overcoming Gender Inequities OR
                                             Mental Health Alert
3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.        Networking Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.       Panel Discussion – Cultural Health –
                                            Pay Attention to Your Body and
                                            Nutrition & Fitness OR
                                            Domestic Violence OR Leadership
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.       Q & A Cultural Health Session OR
                                            Faith, Inspiration & Relaxation OR
                                            Write Your Book!
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.      Networking Ice Cream Social

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort located on The World’s Most Famous Beach and across the street from the Ocean Center is your perfect place to stay when traveling to town for an event such as this.  Join us after in one of our seven restaurants or bars for a delicious dinner and a relaxing drink or top off this amazing eventful day with a treatment at our spa

More information on our resort along with specials and packages to help you save on your stay can be found on our website or call us at 888-716-4384. 

Image Credits: Opal Network Alliance

07/22/2014

Come to Doc Bales’ Grill for the Best Sunday Brunch in Daytona Beach!

Daytona Beach Bufet

We think we just may have the upper hand on the brunch business.  Doc Bales’ Grill has just recently begun their Sunday Brunch.  The motto is, to say we are the best Sunday brunch in Daytona Beach means we need to be the best.  The food speaks for itself.  From New York Strip Loin to sautéing pasta dishes and omelets made to order, everything your little heart desires and more can be found here.  And all of this is topped off with unbelievable and amazing desserts. 

 Every Sunday Daytona Beach Buffet

 From 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

 Cost is $24.95

 One Bloody Mary or Mimosa FREE                

Complimentary Valet

Stop by Doc Bales’ Grill located inside the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort this Sunday and experience the best Sunday brunch in Daytona Beach. 

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is the perfect place to spend your summer vacation.  Located on The World’s Most Famous Beach in the Ocean Walk Village with neighbors like the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Daytona Lagoon, there are more than enough things to do to keep you and your family pleasantly busy.  Review our website for more information on our hotel or call 386-254-8200.

07/15/2014

Looking for things to do in Florida? Capture the Amazing Views at Florida’s Tallest Lighthouse!

Ponce de Leon Lighthouse

Whether you are a history buff, a photographer, or just love a great view, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is a must whether you are a newcomer to the area or a resident. If you are looking for things to do in Florida get ready for a step back in time at one of the most historic and authentic light stations in the country. 

It all began in March of 1883 as the Mosquito Inlet Lighthouse and even though it had a tragic start when the chief engineer and three others drowned during the beginning of construction, it progressed forward with its completion in 1886 and the first lighting of the kerosene lamp on November 1, 1887 which could be seen from 20 miles out at sea.    

This tallest lighthouse in Florida, and one of the tallest in the country at 175 feet, is located 10 miles south of Daytona Beach and is open year round.  Climbing 203 steps to the top will bring you to the most amazing and unforgettable views. 

Here are some of the upcoming events being held at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse: 

August 7th Ponce de leon Lighthouse 2
National Lighthouse Day

August 10th
Spirit of 45 Day

August 16th
Amateur Radio Day

Monthly
Climb to the Moon – Sunset/Moonrise private tour

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort located right on The World’s Most Famous Beach and within the Ocean Walk Village is your perfect summer vacation travel destination.  If you are looking for a vacation with lots of things to do in Florida, we’ve got free concerts at the Daytona Beach Bandshell and fun in the sun at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Daytona Lagoon, and don’t forget about the tallest lighthouse too.  Everything needed to please all ages and interests is right here. 

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.

Image Credits: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse