You may know Florida’s famous East Coast locale of Daytona Beach for the Daytona International Speedway and a spring break season that would make you blush, but this beach town has a lot more to offer.
And a lot more season left in it.
With the fall festival rolling around, families, couples and friends all gather for Florida’s “cooler” season — think 76–86-degree days well into November.
Aptly named WonderFall, Daytona Beach kicks off the family-friendly festival season Oct. 17, and rolls right through Dec. 1.
Biketoberfest Motorcycle Rally October 17–20
Are you a motorhead family? You’re in luck, one of the best motorcycle rallies in the Southeast is hosted in and around Daytona Beach. Stop by different motorcycle shows and custom bike builds, or shop around at hundreds of industry vendor stands. Make your way through the show and still have room enough to spread out on the beach — with 23 miles of Atlantic coastline, even non-riders in the family can easily find something to do.
Step off the beach for a little while and get artsy at the Halifax Art Festival. Hosted in the historic downtown area of Daytona Beach, a range of established and up-and-coming artists and craftsmen showcase their work. Artists and artisans come from all over the country to exhibit at the festival, the second-longest-running art festival in Florida.
Greek Festival November 7–10
Now 43 years running, St. Demetrios Greek Festival is a great way to celebrate Greek culture right in Daytona Beach. Enjoy authentic cuisine and drinks, traditional music, dancing and a slew of fun events. Admission is free, which includes parking and a shuttle service to and from the event.
Daytona Turkey Run Nov. 28–Dec. 1
Sorry to jump ahead to the holiday season, but the annual Daytona Turkey Run doesn’t really scream seasonal tidings. Presented by Daytona Beach Street Rods, head to the Daytona International Speedway to check out thousands of unique automobiles. Meet vendors and get a new perspective on this famous venue.
Still looking for a festival that speaks to your family’s interests? No problem, Daytona Beach hosts more than 60 events, festivals and fun celebrations throughout the year. You’re bound to find a few worth traveling to the Sunshine State for, even if it’s just a good excuse to get some beach time in well into the fall and winter.
With kids on summer break and travel restrictions easing, there is no better time for family travel. Families traveling to Puerto Rico this summer should check out the newest premier entertainment complex, DISTRITO T-Mobile. Guests can eat, play and explore while immersing themselves in the local culture.
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Hilton Chicago offers new leisure dining experiences at its on-site Herb N’ Kitchen, perfect for family travelers. The dining concept offers hotel guests an all-in-one restaurant, bar and pick-up and delivery service, designed to combine an urban food hall with the convenience of a gourmet market.
Family travel, elevated. When families venture to The Happiest Place on Earth, the foodies among the group will be thrilled to learn Michelin-starred dining is available within the Walt Disney World resort area. Sitting on the 17th floor of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Capa, the hotel’s signature rooftop restaurant, earned a One Star rating in THE MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa, which is Florida’s first-ever MICHELIN Guide.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
Camping trips are among the favorite choices for family travel, and not just because they cost less than staying at resorts. Camping puts everyone in a new environment, allowing everyone to try new things or do the same things differently — like cooking dinner over a campfire.