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Things to Do in Daytona Beach:

Here are our top picks for things to do in Daytona Beach. If you need more information or do not see something that interests you listed below, ask our front desk personnel. We also have more than 50 brochures on local attractions that are available in our lobby for your convenience. 

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 El Caribe Resort, down A1A and over the ISB  Bridge.



Congo River Golf – Miniature golf course!
Just a short walk away from the El Caribe resort, you can enjoy the video arcade and play 18 holes of miniature golf at the Congo River Mini Golf Course. This course has waterfalls, streams, mountainous terrain and a live alligator exhibit. Congo River Golf is open dailyfrom 10am – 11pm and stays open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.  Call 386-258-6808 or visit



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 handat 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


Daytona Lagoon Waterpark
Fun for the whole family! Visit Daytona’s waterpark that also offers a variety of fun stuff to do indoors and outdoors. 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



Learn to Surf
Have you always wanted to learn how to surf? The gentle beach breaks in Florida are perfect for beginners. Setup a group lesson for the whole family or let your kids learn to surf while you take pictures of them catching their first wave.  Ask Pure Life Surf School about setting up surf lessons at the El Caribe resort so that you can learn to surf right out front of our hotel!


Stand-Up Paddle Board Tours
Stand-Up paddle boarding is an exciting new sport, these boards are larger than surfboards and easier to balance. Paddle through the mangroves and flatwater areas in a stand up paddleboard scenic tour. This is a fun way to see the beautiful nature scenes of our area.  This is suitable for all ages and levels, although we should warn you, it is a good workout so come prepared to paddle! Tours are located in Downtown Daytona Beach.


Fly high above the water in a parasail and get the bird’s eye view of our beaches and inlet. Daytona Parasail offers a free shuttle from the hotel that is included in the price.


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



Fishing Excursions
Did you know that the Mosquito Lagoon is the Redfish capital for fishing? Take a deep sea fishing charter or a guided boat trip through the Mosquito Lagoon and enjoy a day of fishing on the water.  We have some of the best boating weather year round and nothing is more rewarding then catching a huge fish and spending a day 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



Marine Science Center
Take an environmental journey to expand your knowledge of our area’s diverse wildlife and see real sea life up close. View rescued sea turtles or seabirds as they rehabilitate at the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet.  Explore the mangrove and whale exhibits and meet the creatures that live in the huge artificial reef aquarium. This is a fun learning experience and is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and from 12pm to 4pm on Sundays. Call 386-304-5545 or visit


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