With 23 miles of white, sandy oceanfront Daytona Beach draws millions of visitors annually. Pretty views, exciting activities, luxurious stays, great food and budget friendly Daytona is an ideal destination for a quick romantic getaway.

romantic couple in front of a beach

Fun facts
  • Daytona Beach has been called the “World’s Most Famous Beach” since the early 1920’s.
  • Cars are allowed to drive directly on the beach due to Daytona’s hard packed sand.
  • Daytona hosts the famous Daytona 500 race; the biggest stock car race in the world.
Travel tips
  • The best time to visit Daytona Beach is between March and May.
  • The best way to get around Daytona is by car.
  • Bring at least one extra swimsuit so you never have to slip on a wet swimsuit!
  • Make sure that you have a big enough beach bag to hold everything you’ll need for a day of fun in the sun.
  • Make sure to pack sun protection, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen etc.
  • Pack a pair of flip-flops along with comfortable walking shoes.
  • Mini mist fans can help if you are not used to heat or humidity.
Recommended daily itinerary

Estimated cost: $600-$1500 per person (Excluding Airfare)

Day 1

First day of the trip, check in to your hotel, and get settled.

Day 2

Blue spring state park.

The refreshing 72-degree waters of Blue Spring greet visitors at this gem along the St. Johns River.

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. If you took breakfast package with your room, breakfast will be free at Azure Restaurant.
  • Head over to Publix to pack up picnic supplies for the day and make your way to Blue spring state park. You could buy supplies at the camp store inside the park but you’ll have limited options and higher prices at the camp store. The park offers many exciting experiences including bird watching, boat tours, hiking, paddling, snorkeling, swimming, tubing, scuba diving and manatee viewing. Explore the park at your own pace and make sure to enjoy picnic at one of the two picnic areas. You can bring your own water gears or rent at Blue Springs Adventures.
  • Make your way to Ocean deck and head over to the only oceanfront Live Reggae nightclub here. Dance to live Reggae music and enjoy seafood in a Caribbean-style setting. Many think the food served here is the best in Daytona Beach.
Day 3

Beach day and pampering spa evening.

Spend your afternoon exploring 23 miles of the world’s most famous beach and pamper yourself with a massage to wind down your day.

Day 4

Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail and Daytona Playhouse.

Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail (OSLT) is a 30+ mile double loop of roadways traversing some of the most beautiful and diverse natural scenery remaining in all of coastal central Florida. Daytona Playhouse serves visitors with diverse, innovative live theatre experiences.

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. If you took breakfast package with your room, breakfast will be free at Azure Restaurant.
  • Drive through scenic Ormond Scenic Loop with a romantic playlist. You will cruise through forest canopy, sunlit beaches and natural marshes. During the drive, you can stop by several stops for a quick hike, stroll along the beach or take photo with gorgeous backdrop.
  • Enjoy your lunch at Sessions Restaurant. Make advanced reservation as they get busy during lunch hours.
  • Catch a show at Daytona Playhouse. This community theater showcases six wonderful Shows from Sept to May, One Acts in June and musical comedy with the Daytona Playhouse Young Actors Company in July. Christmas specials and monthly Readers Social events.
  • Enjoy your dinner at Don Vito, a family owned and operated that utilizes traditional recipes and comfortable surroundings.
Day 5

Last day of the trip

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. If you took breakfast package with your room, breakfast will be free at Azure Restaurant.
  • Enjoy amenities at your hotel or explore nearby until your flight time. Pack you bags and head back to the airport with your partner.
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