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Attention History Buff's! Check Out all of the Historical Places to Visit in Daytona Beach

Are you a history buff? Daytona Beach isn’t all about the water all of the time.  There are so many other great options here.  If you’re looking for other things to do in the surrounding area, besides hitting the beach, check out these local historical places to visit in Daytona Beach: 

Black Heritage Museum                                             Lilian
314 N. Duss St., New Smyrna Beach

Turnbull Ruins/Old Fort Park
Washington St. and N. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach Museum of History
120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach

DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum
230 N. Stone St., DeLand

Tomoka Mounds and Middens
2099 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach

Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens
950 Old Sugar Mill Rd., Port Orange

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
4931 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet                         Lilian Place

Turtle Mound
7611 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach

DeLand Naval Air Station Museum
910 Biscayne Blvd., DeLand

Lilian Place Historic House
111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach

Eldora State House
7611 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach

Stetson Mansion
1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand

Mary McLeod Bethune Home & Gravesite
640 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach

For more things to do in Daytona Beach, check out the local attractions page on our website.  If you're still in search of more historical places to visit in Daytona Beach, the city’s website is a useful tool. 

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is your central location to all of these historical places to visit in Daytona Beach.  Whether you’re coming to visit during the week or only for a weekend, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort has all kinds of specials & packages to help you save on your stay.  Our location in Ocean Walk Village and directly on The World's Most Famous Beach gives you non-stop activities and entertainment. 

Call us direct for reservations at 386-254-8200 or visit our website for more information.

Image Credit: Lilian Place Historic Home


It’s Time for Another Turkey Run – the Best Daytona Beach Car Show!

                                                     Transforming Visions Pink Truck

Working in partnership with Daytona Beach Street Rods, The Daytona Beach Racing & Recreational Facilities District produces the Turkey Runs, the best Daytona Beach Car Shows. Created in 1955, this District provides an economic boost to Volusia County by funding programs that improve residents’ lives such as; building parks and recreational facilities.  

Daytona International Speedway is home to the Turkey Runs in March and November.  The Spring Daytona Turkey Run celebrating its 25th year takes place March 28th – 30th.  With all kinds of cars, from street rods to the classics, it houses one of the biggest displays in the country.  If you are planning to attend this event to show your car and haven't registered yet you may do so online.  How exciting that all show car registrants get to take a pace lap on the Daytona Speedway!

Daily events range from a Swap Meet where a variety of new and used parts are available as well as the Car Corral where vehicles are sold by individuals and dealers.  With vendors selling crafts, jewelry and lots of food, it's a great time for all. 

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is located right on The World’s Most Famous Beach less than six miles from the Daytona International Speedway.  We are also located right in Ocean Walk Village where restaurants, shops and entertainment abound.  Stay with us when you bring your car out for this best of the Daytona Beach Car Show and take advantage of our Florida Resident’s Rate SpecialEnjoy rates from $95.00* just ask for code FLARES.  *Rates based on availability with restrictions.

Call us direct for reservations at 386-254-8200 and use code FLARES or visit our website for more information. 

Image Credit: Barbara Peters @ Transforming Visions Photography


We have the Perfect Wedding Venue in Daytona Beach for the Most Important Day of your Life

Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

You’ve dreamed of this day since you were little.  Everything just has to be perfect.  It’s the most important day of your life, can you see it? Now picture all of this happening on the World’s Most Famous Beach.  The sun shining, a warm breeze blowing, the sound of the waves crashing distantly in the background, with your closest family and friends there to share in the joy as you and your loved one become united. 

Dreams do come true and they begin right here at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.  Whether you wish to have a small casual wedding or a huge ballroom affair, our on-site wedding specialist can make all your dreams become reality.  Not only can we be your perfect wedding venue in Daytona Beach, we can even take care of all your finest details. 

If your looking for a that special gift for your bridesmaids and groomsmen why not give the gift of relaxation?  Not only will our spa rejuvinate you and your wedding party for this special day, this will allow you to spend some quality time before the big event for an even more memorable experience.    

Let our Oceanfront Resort be your fairytale come true wedding venue in Daytona Beach for the perfect memories to last forever.  Visit our website or contact our wedding specialist for more information.   


Experience 2014 Spring Break in Daytona Beach for the Time of your Life!

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

Looking for one of the hottest spring break destinations? We’ve got 23 miles of white sandy beaches you can drive on.  You can’t beat our beautiful warm weather during the day, and the comfortable temperatures at night just right for hitting the clubs.  And don't forget Daytona Beach has its own special party bus.  The red double decker bus gives free rides for spring breakers all night long.  2014 spring break in Daytona Beach is the happening place to be!

If you are wondering if we have lots to do, Daytona Beach is a non-stop poplular destination filled with fun.  Also, we are under an hour drive to some of Florida's major attractions.  Just check out some of the cool stuff we've listed to do:

Daytona Beach Boardwalk & Pier
The rides, the arcades, the food & the fun! 

Theme Parks Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Disney, Universal Studios and Sea World make for a great day trip.

Daytona International Speedway
Take a tour of the speedway.

Daytona Beach Parasailing
You'll never forget this view!

Fun Cat Sailing
Take a scenic cruise on a 50 foot catamaran.  

Deep Sea Fishing
Experience some of the best deep sea fishing on the East Coast.

St. Johns River
See alligators, bald eagles, manatees and much more.

Kenedy Space Center
Visit the launch site of space history. 

What better place to be than directly on The World’s Most Famous Beach.  Our lobby gives you direct acess to the beach and our views are amazing! Make Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort your journey’s end for 2014 spring break in Daytona Beach. 

Why not book now and use our Advance Purchase Package where you can save up to 20% off our Best Available Rate* by booking with us in advance.

*Please make your reservation at least seven days prior to arrival.  


Sign up for the Daytona Beach 5k Color Vibe Race and Experience the Most Colorful Day of your Life!

Daytona Beach The Color Vibe 5k Run

The Color Vibe 5k Race is a vibrant run filled with fun! When you finish this race you will be your own masterpiece, a canvas unlike any other.  Grab your family and your friends and join in the Daytona Beach 5k Color Vibe and get blasted at every color station you pass. No worries though, the color powder is non-toxic, biodegradable and 100% safe.  It is made from cornstarch and custom developed for this race series.    

The Color Vibe 5k Race partners with charities and non-profit organizations in the cities where runs are taking place. More information can be found by checking their Daytona Beach location page to see how you can benefit your local area.  

The Daytona Beach 5k Color Vibe is being held on Saturday March 1, 2014 at at the City Island Park, 115 East Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.  Register for this event online.  

Make it a colorful weekend event with your family and friends.  Stay here with us at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Ocean Walk Village and take a dip in the ocean after you’ve completed your masterpiece.  It would make for a beautiful sight and who wouldn’t want to witness rainbows on the beach?  Check out our Florida Resident’s Rate Special and enjoy rates from $95.00*.

Call us direct for reservations at 386-254-8200 and use code FLARES or visit our website for more information.

*Rates based on availability with restrictions.

Image Credit: The Color Vibe


Get Your Motor Running, Head Out to Daytona Bike Week 2014!

Next month, the Motorcycle Industry and motorcycle enthusiasts will gather at The World's Most Famous Beach for a ten day party event - Bike Week 2014! Daytona Beach Bike Week 2014 begins March 7th and runs through March 16th. Dozens of activities occur during this time with street carnivals, concerts, bike racing and parties. A schedule of events can be found on the official Bike Week Headquarters Website.

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is proud to be the official hotel of Bike Week. We are located directly on Daytona Beach in Ocean Walk Village,just one block from Main Street where all the action is happening. As the official hotel of Daytona Bike Week 2014, we are excited to offer a Bike Fan Package which includes:

•   2014 Bike Week Hotel in Daytona Live Entertainment Daily
•   Drink Specials
•   A Scavenger Hunt
•   7 Restaurants and Lounges
•   One Covered Bike Parking
•   Buy One Get One Free Breakfast Buffet

Click here to check availability and book now for Bike Week.

Check out our website page just for bike fans and come stay with us along with a lot of other bikers for this party of the year.  You may book your reservation online or call us at 1-386-254-8200.  But don't wait too long, we wouldn't want you to miss out on this special package at the official hotel for Bike Week.  


Book an Event at Our Hotel, Named One of the Best Conference Venues in Florida by ConventionSouth

In need of conference venues in Florida to host your meeting or event? ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South and the South's leading meetings industry magazine since 1983, has presented Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort with a 2013 Readers’ Choice Award.  The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is honored to be recognized with this award for the third time.  


Winners for this award are chosen based on event sites that retain the highest level of customer service by providing exemplary service for group events.  High quality facilities, a commitment to professionalism and creativity are all factors.  Nominated sites are compiled where readers, meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best sites in the South.                                                                                     RCA-blackCS


The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, one of the best conference venues in Florida, is located in Ocean Walk Village and just minutes from Daytona Beach International Airport. Book your next event at our convenient hotel with award-winning elements.  


More information on our event facilities may also be obtained from our E-brochure located on our website.  To book your event, please call 1-866-536-8477 or visit our website.  


Searching for Hotels Close to the Daytona 500? Book our Race Fan Friendly Hotel in Daytona!

Attention NASCAR Fans: If you're searching for hotels close to the Daytona 500, the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is your race hotel! Located on The World's Most Famous Beach, only minutes from the Daytona International Speedway, our hotel is a convenient place for all your Speedweeks needs.

Hilton Daytona Beach - Daytona 500During the fastest week of the year, why not slow down, and enjoy one of our eight restaurants or lounges. If you’re searching for the kid-friendly hotel for your family’s littlest NASCAR fans, we’ve got that covered as well. Not only are we situated directly across from Daytona Lagoon, a year-round family fun center, we are home to  D-Dawg’s Kidszone - an area created for children’s activities.

Excited about "The Great American Race"? How about the flyover during the Daytona 500 by the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds? It will be here before you know it! Until then, here’s a quick peek...

Budweiser Speedweeks 2014 Schedule of Events:


Saturday, February 15

4:00 pm - Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAV TV American Real (80 laps, 200 miles)

8:15 pm - The Sprint Unlimited At DAYTONA (75 laps, 187.5 miles)


Sunday, February 16

1:05 pm - NSCS qualifying (two laps, two positions)


Tuesday, February 18

7:00 pm - NWMT UNOH Battle At The Beach (150 laps, 60 miles)

8:45 pm - NKNPS-E UNOH Battle At The Beach (150 laps, 60 miles)


Thursday, February 20

7:00 pm - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duel (60 laps - 150 miles, each race)


Friday, February 21

7:30 pm - NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps, 250 miles)


Saturday, February 22

1:15 pm - NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 (120 laps, 300 miles)


Sunday, February 23
1:00 pm - DAYTONA 500 (200 laps, 500 miles)


Being a part of the Daytona 500 is a thrill of a lifetime, and the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort would love to be a part of it with you. If you’re a NASCAR fan planning your trip, put yourself in the heart of the action by staying with us. We are located in Ocean Walk Village, a $1 billion seaside vacation and entertainment destination, only minutes from the speedway. 


Book your Daytona 500 accommodations online now or by calling 386-254-8200.


Stay Warm this Winter! Don’t Miss the Hot Upcoming Events at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach!

Ocean Center in Daytona BeachLooking to heat up your plans during the colder months? Look no further! The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach is a premier event venue that features an array of events and activities to warm you up this winter!

Located at The World’s Most Famous Beach, and only footsteps away from shopping, restaurants and the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, the Volusia County Ocean Center in Daytona Beach hosts a variety of events. From trade shows and concerts, to sporting events and performances, there is something going on for all ages. 

Don’t miss these upcoming events at the Ocean Center in January and February:

January 10 - 12 - Daytona Beach Home & Garden Show and Daytona Boat Show
January 16 - 20 - The State Cheer & Dance Championships
January 22 - 25 - Florida Fire & Emergency Services Foundation Fire-Rescue East
January 26 - Jeff Dunham Disorderly Conduct Tour
January 28 - 29 - Int’l Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics & Composites
January 30 - February 2 - Daytona Beach 100
February 1 - Maxximo Fighting Championship
February 2 - 16 - 2014 Wizard Course
February 7 - 9 - Ace Gymnastics Competition
February 12 - 15 - National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors
February 17 - Stock Car Hall of Fame Gala
February 22 - Bethune-Cookman University vs. FAMU Basketball Game

Click here to visit the Ocean Center’s website for more information.  
Click here to view their full calendar of events.

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


New Year’s Wishes from the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort!

The Hilton Daytona Beach is extending our best wishes
to you and yours for a happy and healthy New Year!

Hilton Daytona Beach - Happy New Year
In town to welcome 2014? Join us for New Year’s Eve festivities in Daytona! Preparations are well underway for our “Celebrate with Snow” NYE Party.

Click here for our “Celebrate with Snow” party or for last-minute tickets (based on availability).

Need a last minute NYE hotel in Daytona? Our beachfront resort is also featuring New Year’s Eve hotel packages: Our NYE Party + Room package with rates from $300 and our NYE Room for Two package beginning at $150 per night.

Click here to check availability of our NYE Hotel Packages.

Visit our Holiday page on the Hilton Daytona website for more details.

Happy New Year from our Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort family to yours!