Daytona Beach, Florida
Relax under the rays on the world’s most famous beach “The World’s Most Famous Beach” draws sun-seekers from around the globe. The birthplace of NASCAR motorsport racing and home of the famous Daytona 500, Daytona is anything but a wallflower. This iconic American oceanside destination…
Relax under the rays on the world’s most famous beach
“The World’s Most Famous Beach” draws sun-seekers from around the globe. The birthplace of NASCAR motorsport racing and home of the famous Daytona 500, Daytona is anything but a wallflower.
This iconic American oceanside destination beckons beach lovers of all stripes to its wide, hard-packed sand strip. Much of the 37 kilometres of beaches are accessible, with ramps and surf chairs available to visitors. Visit the Daytona Beach Pier, an historic attraction that has undergone a $5 million restoration. Beyond the pier you’ll find shops, bars and restaurants. Fish, hike, or picnic in one of the 10 beachfront parks.
Away from the beach, Daytona provides a rich range of cultural attractions. Florida’s tallest lighthouse, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum (circa 1887), provides gorgeous Atlantic views from 53m up in the air. Visit the Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens, the Old Stone Wharf, and The Basements. The Museum of Arts & Sciences pays tribute to speed, space (it’s also a planetarium) and history, using a mishmash of Cuban art and assorted American memorabilia. The Marine Science Center has a 5000-gallon reef aquarium, and a stingray touch pool. There’s even golf – fabulous fairways, designed by sports legends.
Things to do in Daytona Beach
Here’s a selection of the area’s local treasures that you may wish to discover on your holiday.
ANGELL & PHELPS CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Since 1925, Angell & Phelps has been synonymous with decadent hand-made chocolate. Be sure to take a free factory tour!
AUNT CATFISH ON THE RIVER: No pretenses at this southern seafood joint on the river, where all the servers are “cousins” and treat you like family!
DAYTONA BEACH PIER & BOARDWALK: Food, ferris wheels and fireworks – nothing compares to the nostalgia of exploring the Boardwalk!
MARINE SCIENCE CENTER: Wildlife rehabilitation is the main focus of the Center’s work, but the huge reef aquarium and sting ray pool are star attractions.
MUSEUM OF ARTS & SCIENCES: Daytona’s largest museum boasts a huge collection of rail cars, Americana and Coca Cola memorabilia and now features a state-of-the-art planetarium!
PONCE INLET LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUM: Built in 1886, more than 140,000 people visit this iconic Florida lighthouse each year!
How to get there
The map below shows the pickup points and route for our Daytona Beach vacations. Our Express Motorcoach (see below) travels westbound on Highway 401 crossing the border in Sarnia. For a detailed list of pickup locations click here. If you live outside of this routing area, you may wish to take advantage of our Connections Program to meet the coach.
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Why is it called Express?
Our coaches travelling to Florida are equipped with a comfortable bunk enabling two drivers to alternately drive and sleep. This eliminates an overnight stay however, we do stop for comfort breaks every 3-4 hours en route. Our drivers are thoughtful and kind and will help guide the group through border crossings and restaurants stops.
Day 1: Morning departure
Day 2: Arrive at destination in afternoon
Day 1: Afternoon departure
Day 2: Arrive at home in evening
Nautilus Inn, Daytona Beach
The Nautilus Inn, owned by DeNureTours, is located oceanside in Daytona Beach. An eastern exposure over the Atlantic Ocean provides warm rosy sunrises. You will find the grounds beautifully landscaped with towering palms, colourful plants and an attractive glass barricade that provides shelter from the ocean breezes. The heated pool and hot tub are surrounded by comfortable chaise lounges. The hotel décor and furnishings are continually upgraded to maintain a clean, modern impression. The hotel and its grounds are designated 100% smoke-free.
All hotel rooms are kitchen equipped, with plenty of storage in closets and drawers. Rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished, each with a large private balcony. When making your reservation, choose your room facing the southern sun, or overlooking the beach to the north or east. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning, and have fun at the Manager’s cocktail hour at the end of each day.
Things to do at the Nautilus Inn
Make your days as busy or leisurely as you wish on your vacation to the Nautilus Inn. Begin your day with breakfast and a visit with fellow guests in the Sand Dollar room. Or perhaps walk on the hard-packed beach and enjoy the entertainment of the many brave and amusing seabirds exploring the shore.
Review the day’s scheduled activities, and decide whether it’s a pool and beach day, or a shopping and sightseeing day. Stock up on snacks and lunch items at the grocery store, or choose a daytrip further afield. Return to the hotel for happy hour – where occasionally you’ll find musical entertainment, and always lots of fun. Choices for dinner outings include specialty seafood restaurants, roadhouse fare, buffets or fine dining.
Our complimentary shuttle bus is available to guests for shopping, dinner and local excursions. There is a posted schedule of activities and you can plan your week in advance to make the most of your vacation time. The drivers are friendly and helpful, offering local information and their personal knowledge of this area they call home. Charges may apply for daytrips or special events.
At the end of the day relax, settle into your comfortable bed, and enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean, knowing that you are in the capable hands of DeNureTours and the Nautilus Inn.
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City-view North or Oceanfront Efficiency (400 sq. ft.)
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Other durations and room types are available.
• Express motorcoach transportation (ﬂights are available for an additional charge)
• Kitchen-equipped room (as requested)
• Breakfast and Manager’s cocktail hour daily
• Resort amenities
• Daily housekeeping
• Shuttles to shopping, dinner and local attractions
• In-house activities and social events
• Onsite DeNure representative
• Connections Program
• HST does not apply
Prices are in Canadian dollars and are per person. Rates for triple and quad occupancy available.
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