198 posts categorized "Around Town"

07/01/2014

Don’t Let your Game Suffer when Vacationing this Summer, Hit the Daytona Beach Golf Courses

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

With the perfect weather conditions here and Florida’s being one of the fastest growing golf destinations, there is no reason not to continue your game while vacationing here.  In fact people are flocking to the area just for the game.   

Check out some of the golf courses in Daytona Beach and the surrounding area:

The Golf Club at Cypress Head
6231 Palm Vista Street, Port Orange
With having the reputation on the Central East coast as one of the best public golf facilities, you’ll enjoy a play involving water on most of the holes here on the preserved wetlands.   

Halifax Plantation Golf Club
3400 Halifax Clubhouse Drive, Ormond Beach
Designed by Bill Amick, the semi-private course incorporates the Halifax Plantation community.  

Indigo Lakes Golf Course Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
301 Indigo Drive, Daytona Beach
A million dollar renovation in 1990 and a redesign by Lloyd Clifton makes this course nothing but a golfers dream.  

LPGA International Golf Course
300 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach
This is where the pros play and is the home of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

Pelican Bay Country Club
350 Pelican Bay Drive, Daytona Beach
Pelican Bay, Daytona’s country club community is home to this spectacular course.

River Bend Golf Club
730 Airport Road, Ormond Beach
Located along the Tomoka River this scenic course was designed by Lloyd Clifton.  

Spruce Creek Country Club
1900 Country Club Drive, Daytona Beach
Designed by Bill Amick with two distinct nines combining for this 18 hole course which is surrounded by beautiful lakes and greens.

Plan the perfect vacation by combine your golfing adventure with the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort’s Leisure Escape Package and receive a $50 on-property credit to use for a credit to play golf or to relax at the spa, and much more. 

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort it 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 in Daytona Beach to keep you and your family pleasantly busy. 

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

06/24/2014

Catch these Boys of Summer in Full Swing at a Daytona Cubs Baseball Game!

Dayton Cubs breast cancer jersey uction

Summer is in full swing and so are the boys of baseball!  Have you made plans to take in a Daytona Cubs game yet?  The Daytona Cubs, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs major league club play in the Florida State League and are the 2013 FSL Champions.  So head out to Jackie Robinson Ballpark for great time and watch these boys of summer do their thing!    

Here are some of the upcoming games and promotions:

June 24th, Tuesday ~ 7:05 p.m. ~ Daytona Cubs vs. Dunedin Blue Jays ~
    9th Annual Vince Carter Autograph Session

June 25th, Wednesday ~ 7:05 p.m. ~ vs. Dunedin Blue Jays ~
    Breast Cancer Awareness Wednesday & Kids Eat Free

 June 26th, Thursday ~ 7:05 p.m. ~ vs. Dunedin Blue Jays ~
    Thirsty Thursday

June 27th, Friday ~ 7:05 p.m. ~ vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers ~
    Cubby's Crew & Kid’s Run the Bases  

June 28th, Saturday ~ 7:05 p.m. ~ vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers ~
    Saturday Fireworks

June 29th, Sunday ~ 5:35 p.m. ~ vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers ~
    "Sundays with Front Row Joe" Radio Broadcast & Good Deed Discount Day

July 1st, Tuesday ~ 7:05 p.m. ~ vs. Brevard County Manatees ~
    News-Journal Night #2

July 3rd, Thursday ~ 6:35 p.m. ~ vs. Brevard County Manatees ~
    Chevy Game Day, NASCAR Night, Wells Fargo Independence Day
    Firework Extravaganza & Wine Sampling

Don’t forget to take part in the Daytona Cubs annual Breast Cancer Awareness jersey auction which takes place every year.  Bid on your favorite jersey and it can be yours after the final home game on August 20th.  All proceeds go to benefit the American Cancer Society and bidding can be done right online.

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is the perfect place to spend your summer vacation.  Located on The World’s Most Famous Beach here you fall asleep surrounded by the gentle ocean breeze and the sounds of the waves crashing and wake up to the amazing sunrise views over the Atlantic.   

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.

06/17/2014

Looking for Good Food & Good times? Check out our Seven Restaurants & Bars in Daytona Beach

Legends Sports Bar

Feeling a little hungry but not sure exactly what you are in the mood for?  The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort has a total of seven restaurants and bars to satisfy any appetite or atmosphere desire.  The only resort with so many choices under one roof in Daytona Beach. 

Doc Bales’ Grill

Here guests can choose from ocean front dining or outdoor dining on the open-air terrace.  The menu ranges from fresh seafood specialties to juicy filet mignons prepared your way.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with a chef-inspired Prime Rib, Snow Crab and Seafood Buffet on Friday’s and Saturday’s from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Clocktower Lounge

This lobby bar gives guests spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying a menu of cocktails, appetizers and sandwiches.  Enjoy Karaoke every Thursday from 8:30 pm -11:30 pm and live performances on Friday and Saturday nights.

Legends Sports Bar

Of course being a race fan friendly hotel we must have a sports themed bar.  Here you can watch your favorites on one of the plasma televisions and check out Jeff Gordon’s # 24 DuPont Car. A Sports Bar Menu, Happy Hour Food Menu and a Happy Hour Drink Menu are all available here daily. 

The Pelican Bar

Don’t want to leave the poolside? No problem! At the Pelican Bar guests can enjoy grilled items with live music on the weekends. 

Waves Beach Bar

You don’t have to leave the beach and head inside.  Enjoy your drinks here and still be able to take in all the beach activities.   

Atlantic Deli

Need a quick pick me up or feel the need to satisfy a sweet tooth craving?  With fresh coffee and pastries along with many deli items you’ll be coming back for more. 

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Here high-quality, aged USDA prime steaks are served in all sorts of variations with a separate bar menu and dinner menu.  

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort located right on The World’s Most Famous Beach offers several Specials & Packages to help you with added benefits and savings on your stay.  Spend some time with us this summer and enjoy beautiful days on our beach, pamper yourself at our Spa and dine until your hearts content at our seven restaurants and bars in Daytona Beach.    

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

06/10/2014

It’s Almost Time for the Coke Zero 400 – NASCAR’S Annual 4th of July in Daytona Beach

Daytona Coke Zero

It’s NASCAR’S summer tradition and has produced some of the most dramatic moments in racing history and it’s all topped off with one of the nation’s largest firework displays.  The weekend of raw and rowdy racing begins on Thursday, July 3rd and continues until Saturday, July 5th.  

The Subway Firecracker 250 includes 100 laps under the lights where NASCAR Nationwide Series regulars face off against Sprint Series Stars.  

The Coke Zero 400, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race, was first held in 1959 and consists of 160 laps, 400 miles (640 km).  This is the second major stock car event that is held at Daytona on the Sprint Cup circuit, the other of course is the Daytona 500.

The weekend’s scheduled events are as follows:

Thursday, July 3rd    
1:00 pm                      Sprint FANZONE opens
1:00 pm                      Guided Garage Tour sign-up begins in Sprint FANZONE
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm    Inspection activity inside Sprint FANZONE
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm    Guided Garage Tours in Sprint FANZONE
2:00 pm                      Grandstand gates open
2:30 pm – 3:50 pm    NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
4:00 pm – 5:20 pm    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
5:30 pm – 6:25 pm    NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice
6:35 pm – 8:00 pm    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice
9:00 pm                      NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage closes
9:30 pm                      NASCAR Nationwide Series garage closes
     
Friday, July 4th    
10:00 am                   Midway open outside Turn 4
1:00 pm                     Sprint FANZONE opens
1:00 pm                     Guided Garage Tour sign-up begins in Sprint FANZONE
1:00 pm – 7:30 pm   Inspection activity inside Sprint FANZONE
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm   Guided Garage Tours in Sprint FANZONE
2:00 pm                     Grandstand gates open
3:10 pm                     NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm   Driver Appearance: NASCAR Nationwide Series driver autograph session
5:10 pm                     NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying
7:00 pm                     NASCAR Nationwide Series driver introductions
7:30 pm                     NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final garage closes
7:30 pm                     Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series                                   race (100 laps, 250 miles)
     
Saturday, July 5th    
10:00 am                   Midway open outside Turn 4
1:00 pm                     Grandstand gates and Sprint FANZONE open
TBD                           Driver Appearance: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
1:30 pm                     Guided Garage Tour sign-up begins in Sprint FANZONE for all ages
3:00 pm                     NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage opens
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Guided Garage Tours in Sprint FANZONE
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm   Inspection activity inside Sprint FANZONE
7:00 pm                     NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions
7:30 pm                     56th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series                                   race (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 gives you all kinds of activities to enjoy during your time away from the track. You’ll love spending NASCARS 4th of July in Daytona Beach with us!

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.

05/27/2014

Looking for Things to Do for Father’s Day in Daytona Beach? We’ve Got Them!

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

It’s that time of year again - time to show that special man in your life just how much he means to you.  Plan a special day or why not just spoil him completely with a weekend of adventures. 

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is a great place to unwind and with so many things to do in Daytona Beach for Father's Day what better place is there to be?  Bring your favorite man and play some golf, relax by the pool maybe even get a massage in the spa  What better way to treat him and if you take him on a getaway, you get to reap the relaxation rewards right along with him. 

We have two packages that would be perfect for the both of you:

 Leisure Escapes Package

  • Receive a $50 daily on-property credit can be used towards golf, the spa, and much more. 

Bed & Breakfast Package

  • Special Rates
  • Breakfast for two

More information on our resort can be found on our website along with our packages & specials to suit almost every need.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 386-254-8200.

If you’re looking for additional things to do for Father’s Day in Daytona Beach check out these special events:

Crossroads Father's Day Car and Truck Show

Father's Day Storytime - Mighty Dads

Hippiefest & Happy Together Tour 

Inlet Harbor Father's Day Free Fishing

Hey NASCAR fans did you hear NASCAR is having a special promotion in honor of dads?
Don't forget to enter!

Happy Father's Day!

05/20/2014

The Daytona Beach Bandshell Kicks Off the Summer Season Memorial Day Weekend!

Are you ready to bring in the summer in style?  Let's rock it in at the free Star Spangled Summer Concert Series which kicks off Saturday, May 24th.  

The Petty Hearts, a Tom Petty Tribute Band, will start the season off at Daytona Beach’s Bandshell at 7:15 pm.  This front man not only sounds just like Tom Petty, he looks just like him too.  You’ll think your back in the 80’s. 

 

Start your summer off right with a full night of fun on Daytona Beach.  Walk the boardwalk and experience some excitement with a ride or two, practice your skill at a few games, do a little shopping in the Ocean Walk Village boutiques, enjoy some great food, relax and take a step back in time at the bandshell with The Petty Hearts and then top of this great day with fireworks over the ocean at 9:45 p.m.  

Stop by the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort just steps away from the bandshell and treat yourself to a delicious dinner or a drink in one of our eight restaurants or bars.

More information about our resort can be found on our website.  A complete schedule of bandshell performances for the summer can be found here

Here’s to a great start to summer!

05/13/2014

Planning your Summer Vacation? Check out our Hotel Specials & Packages in Daytona Beach

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning the family vacation.  Have you set your sights on Daytona Beach this year? Now it’s time to look for that special hotel with great deals.  We’ve got you covered!  The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is located right on The World’s Most Famous Beach with amazing ocean views and breathtaking sunsets.  We’re next to the Daytona Boardwalk and Band shell, in Ocean Walk Village, and across the street from Daytona Lagoon.  Everything you could possibly need is in walking distance. 

  

With seven restaurants and lounges, the Spa at the Hilton, two heated pools and a children’s pool, a complete fitness center, D-Dawg's Kidszone  and much more, there is enough to keep you busy and satisfied right here at the hotel.   

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort has several different packages available to help you save on your stay whether it’s a family vacation, a romantic escape, or just for you in need of some quiet time away.  Be sure and check our website to see all the specials available now. 

Family Fun Package includes:
•    Breakfast for four
•    Free high-speed Internet access

Instant Getaway Package includes:
•    Complimentary sparkling wine or cider when you arrive
•    Breakfast for two served in your room
•    Full use of the health club, pool and whirlpool spa
•    Early check-in or late checkout

Spa Package includes:
•    Deluxe accommodations
•    A visit to the Spa at the Hilton with your choice of two treatments - Choose from a
     Refreshing Classic Manicure, a Refreshing Classic Pedicure, or a Swedish Massage

Visit our website for complete information on our hotel or call 866-536-8477 to book your reservation now. 

05/06/2014

Check out our Daytona Lagoon Waterpark Package for a Thrilling way to Stay Cool this Summer!

Daytona Lagoon

Looking for things to do in Daytona Beach this summer? The kids will be out of school soon and this is a great way to spend your summer days.  If you’re planning your vacation destination to the Daytona Beach area here is another option for family fun besides the beach. 

Daytona Lagoon is the happening family fun spot in Daytona Beach and is open year round.  
Year round activities include:

Grand Prix Go-Kart Raceway Daytona Lagoon
18 Holes of Miniature Golf
Lazer Runner Lazer Tag
Rock Wall
Island Hopper  
MEGA Arcade

The waterpark has officially opened for the season with the coolest ways to keep cool this summer.  There’s over one million gallons of water in all kinds of exciting adventures rushing all around you! Here are some of those exciting waterpark rides:

Blackbeard's Revenge Daytona Lagoon
Panama Jacks'
Adventure Mountain
Pelican's Drift ("Lazy River")
The Wave Pool
Kraken's Conquest
Castaway Bay

Be sure and check out their website where they have information on birthday parties, group events, and even a coupons page for lots of savings.   

Daytona Lagoon is located across the street from the Ocean Walk Village Shops right next to the Ocean Center and Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.  Stay with us on your next visit to Daytona Beach and take advantage of our special Daytona Lagoon Two Night Package

This package includes:

  • Passes to the Daytona Lagoon Waterpark for each registered adult, valid for your entire length of stay!

Book by August 16th for a stay between May 23rd and August 16th 2014.

Plan your next stay with us at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort right on The World's Most Famous Beach and create a memory to remember forever with our Daytona Lagoon Waterpark Package.

Image Credit: Datyona Lagoon

04/29/2014

Come See the Best Young Athletes Compete in Daytona Beach!

Pan American Championships

The 2014 Junior Pan American Championships and Stars & Stripes Cup are coming to Daytona Beach!  This major event will be held at the Ocean Center on May 8th through 11th

The Americas will be represented by the Junior Pan Am Champions for the second Youth Olympic Games in individual and group rhythmic gymnastics and men’s and women’s trampoline.  This is the qualifying event for North, Central and South America in rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. 

The Stars and Stripes Cup is an international competition for Stars & Stripes Cupsynchronized trampoline, double rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, mini-trampoline and tumbling.

Nearly 1,000 athletes, coaches and officials will be on hand for these events.  A listing of scheduled events can be found on www.daytona2014.com, a USA Gymnastics production.   Tickets for the Junior Pan American Championships and Stars and Stripes Cups are only $20 and can be purchased online

Make the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort your place to stay when attending this event to see the best young 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 next trip.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 386-254-8200. 

Image Credit: USA Gymnastics  

04/22/2014

There is Always Something Fun and Exciting to do on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk

Daytona beach boardwalk
We’ve got the white sandy beach, amusement rides, a fun center, food, music and shopping too!  What more can you ask for? There’s are various street performers and don’t forget about the fireworks that are scheduled to begin soon. Taking place every Saturday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day, you won’t want to miss the awesome fireworks display on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk

Looking for a night of musical entertainment?  Well, we have the Daytona Beach Bandshell which seats up to 4,000 people.  This summer’s Bandshell scheduled performances so far include:

May 24th
Tom Petty Hearts, Tribute band

May 31st
Michael Allman Band

June 7th
Bad Inc. and
4NR2 the Ultimate tribute to Foreigner

June 14th
U2 by UV The U2 Tribute Band

June 21st
The U.S. Stones, Rolling Stones Tribute

June 28th
Let It Be- A Tribute to the Beatles

July 4th
Alter Eagles- An Incredible Authentic Tribute to the Eagles

July 5th
Caribbean Chillers- Jimmy Buffet Tribute

July 12th
Turnstiles- The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute

July 19th
Rocket Man is the Premier Elton John Tribute Show

July 26th
Almost Styx- Styx Tribute

August 2nd
Fleetwood Mac Dreams the Ultimate Tribute &
Fire and Rain Band the Ultimate James Taylor Experience

All shows start at 7:15 pm and end at 9:45 pm. 

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is your place to stay when visiting Daytona Beach.  We are located next to the Daytona Beach Boardwalk; right on The World’s Most Famous Beach and are a part of Ocean Walk Village.  Visit our website for more information on our hotel and review our specials and packages page to help save on your next trip.

Image Credit: Datyona Beach Boardwalk