With the ocean at your doorstep, easy access to all that Daytona Beach has to offer and the Orlando attractions but an hour's drive away, you can't go wrong with a great vacation at Perry's Family Resort.
Do everything . . . or do nothing at all.
Daytona Beach has so much to offer for families, golfers, water sports enthusiasts, or people just looking to relax. In addition to the popular Race Week and Bike Week events, Daytona hosts a variety of annual festivals and has outstanding cultural attractions, all within a short distance from Perry's Resort. View more about our area and local Daytona Beach events below.
It's your Daytona Beach vacation and Perry's is committed to making it special!
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse - 'Climb to the Moon Tour'
See Florida's tallest lighthouse for the Climb to the Moon Tour and experience spectacular views of the sunset and moonrise. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is located just 20 minutes south of the Perry's Ocean Edge Resort, at the end of A1A. Guests will see panoramic views of the Florida coast underneath the moonlight and is quite the experience. Limited space available, tickets must be purchases in advance. View event schedule here.
Marine Science Center
The Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet is the perfect mix of learning and fun. Take an environmental journey to expand your knowledge of our area's diverse wildlife and see real sea life up close. The Science Center also serves as a rehabilitative center for seabirds and sea turtles. Be sure to explore the mangrove and whale exhibits and meet the creatures that live in the huge artificial reef aquarium. The Marine Science Center is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and from 12pm to 4pm on Sundays.
Call 386-304-5545 or visit http://marinesciencecenter.com.
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
Voted one of the 'Top Ten Sweetest Destinations in America' by Tripadvisor, Angel & Phelps continues a tradition of quality and customer service that began in 1925.
Don't miss the free factory tour and sumptuous sample! Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory is located in downtown Daytona with plenty of free parking.
Ohana Luau Dinner Show
Experience some Hawaiian culture with a fun and interactive dinner show at the Ohana Luau! This dinner show is suitable for all ages with exciting interactive performances where guests will learn the traditional island dances. The dinner consists of an all-you-can-eat tropical feast. Reservations suggested, call (386) 255-5411 x 186.
Daytona Cubs Baseball
See the 2011 Florida State League Daytona CUBS baseball team at the historic Jackie Robinson Memorial Ballpark on City Island in Downtown Daytona Beach. The CUBS, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, play at the ballpark with games all summer long. Have a fun time experiencing America's favorite past time with home games that offer a fun and entertaining evening for the whole family. The Daytona CUBS baseball games provide a family friendly atmosphere and a variety of activities. Special activities include fireworks show for special event nights, giveaways and more. www.DaytonaCubs.com
Daytona Beach is known for putting on some great annual events that attract visitors from all over the world. No matter what time of year you come to visit, there is bound to be something fun happening in our town. It's more than just a beach!
Racing fans flock to Daytona Beach each year for Race Week, where the Daytona International Speedway is just a short drive from the Perry's Ocean Edge Resort. Watch the best stock car drivers in the world compete at the famous Daytona 500, which is NASCAR's biggest and most prestigious event. This is a popular event that draws visitors from all over the world so be sure to book your reservation early!
Bikers travel from all over the country to Daytona's largest annual event - Bike Week. Perry's Ocean Edge is just a few minutes away from all the Bike Week action, which includes entertainment, bike shows, charity runs, riding the loop, and plenty more within the 10 day event. We will sell out so book your room early!
Spring Break - March through April
Spring Breakers enjoy traveling to the World's Most Famous Beach for a warm retreat from the cold weather up North. Spring is a great time of year in Florida, the weather is perfect and the ocean water has warmed up. Sit back on the beach and enjoy your spring break!
Ormond Beach Seafood Festival - May
Food lovers, this event is for you! Taste a variety of fresh seafood from local restaurants, enjoy live music, vendors and children's activities at the annual Ormond Beach Seafood Festival. Located at Rockefeller Gardens, at 25 Riverside Drive in Ormond Beach (just north of Daytona). www.OrmondBeachSeafoodFestival.com
Spend Fourth of July weekend in Daytona Beach for the popular NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Coke Zero 400. Independence Day is something we take seriously here in Daytona, so be prepared for fireworks and plenty of celebrating!
Daytona Blues Festival - October
This is one of the newest yet quickly growing festivals in Daytona Beach. The Daytona Blues Festival features 3 days of music from top blues performers in a variety of blues genres. This festival is the weekend before Biketoberfest (R) and has great weather, food, and music. Located at the Jackie Robinson Memorial Stadium. See event dates and ticket info at www.AnnualDaytonaBluesFestival.com
Biketoberfest® - October
This weekend event is a smaller but very popular version of Daytona Bike Week. Hosted by the Daytona CVB, Biketoberfest is held each year during the fall and attracts motorcyclists and enthusiasts from all over the country. www.biketoberfest.org
Things to Do in Daytona Beach:
Daytona Beach is full of culture, attractions, and entertainment for the whole family. Below are a few of our favorite things to do near Perry's Ocean Edge. Be sure to check the lobby for our extensive collection of brochures and information on area attractions that is readily available for you.
Beach Street Shopping & Dining
See the quaint and charming boutique store and restaurants along Beach Street in Downtown Daytona Beach. Shop at antique stores, jewelry stores, the Angell and Phelps chocolate factory, as well as a variety of restaurants with everything from vegan fare to Thai food or sushi. Just a short drive from the Perry's Ocean Edge Resort, down A1A and over the ISB Bridge. www.downtowndaytonabeach.com
Congo River Golf is just a short walk away from the Perry's Ocean Edge Resort. Play mini golf and you can enjoy the video arcade. This 18 hold mini golf course has waterfalls, streams, mountainous terrain and a live alligator exhibit. Congo River Golf is open daily from 10am - 11pm and stays open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Call 386-258-6808 or visit http://www.congoriver.com/
Daytona Beach Kennel Club
Year round racing you can bet on, with Greyhound dog racing every Monday through Saturday. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the Pavillion Restaurant and for those looking to get lucky, try your hand at the Poker Room. A new shuttle service is available for Tuesday and Thursday evenings, stopping in front of Perrys Ocean Edge (our sister property next door), at 6:00pm and 6:45pm. The shuttle service returns at 9:45pm and after the last race. Guest can pay a shuttle service fee of $5.00 and upon arrival to the Daytona Beach Kennel Club they will receive a sign-up for players card and $7.50 food and beverage voucher for the clubhouse restaurant. Call 386-252-6484 or visit http://www.daytonagreyhound.com
Daytona Lagoon Waterpark
No need to drive to Orlando for an attraction park, just visit the Daytona Lagoon! This '"fun-park" also offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. The entertainment center offers Grand Prix go-kart racing, miniature golf, arcade, and laser tag and the waterpark has waterslides, a wave pool and tubing river. This park is open seasonally from 9am to 9pm. Call 386-254-5020 or visit www.DaytonaLagoon.com.
Learn to surf! Get lessons for the kids or take a group lesson, instruction available for all levels. The gentle beach breaks in Florida are perfect for beginners. There is also a week long summer camp from 9am to 2pm located near Perry's Resort. You can also ask Pure Life Surf School about setting up surf lessons at the Perry's Ocean Edge Resort so that you can learn to surf right out front of our hotel! www.PureLifeSurfSchool.com
Stand-Up Paddle Board Tours
Take a tour of the Halifax River on a stand up paddleboard. Three Brothers Boards is located in downtown Daytona Beach and offers affordable SUP tours from Monday through Saturday. Discounts available for groups. If you would like to try something new, this is it! SUP boards are much easier to balance on than surfboards and this is quickly becoming the new sport for older adults as well as young active people. Book a tour at www.ThreeBrothersBoards.com
Have you always wanted to parasail above the ocean? Fly high above the water for a fun adrenaline rush and see spectacular views of the inlet. Daytona Parasail offers a free shuttle from the hotel that is included in the price. http://www.daytonaparasailing.com/
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Feel the rush of adrenaline as you ride in a real race car at speeds of more than 150mph around the 2.5 mile track at the Daytona International Speedway. Prices include a 30 minute track tour and admission to Daytona USA. There are no reservations required for the "Ride Along" program however the schedule is limited so call ahead at 800-BE-PETTY or visit their website to view availability at http://www.drivepetty.com.
The nearby Mosquito Lagoon is the Redfish capital of the world. Fishermen love our area, as there is always plenty of fish to catch. Take a deep sea fishing charter or a guided boat trip for a day of fishing on the water. View a directory of local fishing charter services at the official Daytona Beach visitor's website.
Museum of Arts and Sciences
The MOAS has a variety of exhibits for both adults and children. The children's museum offers a fun, interactive, hands-on play area specifically for family fun. In addition to the museum, there is a planetarium and nature preserve. The MOAS is just a short ride away in Daytona Beach at 352 S. Nova Rd. To see the most current exhibits, visit http://www.moas.org
For a list of recommended restaurants in Daytona Beach, see our Dining Guide