204 posts categorized "Around Town"

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

07/08/2014

Get Ready - Clean up the Old & Get Ready to Buy the New - the Daytona Boat Show is Coming Back!

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

Central Atlantic’s Premier Boat Show, the Daytona Boat Show will be held Friday, September 5th through Sunday September 7th at the Ocean Center.   Show times are Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

This year the boat show is going to be bigger than ever with seven of the best boat dealers in central Florida who will be representing over 30 different manufacturers.  Here you will be able to find the newest and best in fishing boats, pontoon boats, cruisers and many more along with all your up to date marine electronics and accessories.  Daytona Boat Show

Admissions at the door for this event is $7 for adults, $4 for Seniors 60+ and children 12 and under are free.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online on the Daytona Boat Show website.  The Daytona Boat Show is owned and operated by The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida, a non-profit trade. 

Remember to look for the “Design for the Environment” label and be assured that the products you are purchasing are EPA-certified.  

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort located within the Ocean Walk Village and across from the Ocean Center is your perfect place to stay while in town for this great event.  Join us for dinner and drinks, cool off in the pool and relax in one of our ocean view rooms after the show.  Florida residents check out our special package on our website. 

 We hope to see you here!

Image Logo Credit: The Marine Industry Association

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.