Spring Break 2021: Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach/ Photo by: D. Paul Graham

Spring is finally in the air again! The coastal South is home to many of the nation’s greatest spring break destinations—and is welcoming travelers after a year-long winter. Visitors are sure to find that same Southern hospitality rings true as ever, from Myrtle Beach down to Daytona.

Written by: Lauren Flemming • Photography: D. Paul Graham and Miranda Osborn

Daytona Beach, Florida

Let’s be honest: no Southern spring break list would be complete without Daytona Beach. The quintessential party destination year after year, Daytona has stood the test of time and remains one of the most sought after spring break destinations. In the wake of the turbo-charged Daytona 500, the two-month long tidal wave of spring breakers flock to the sun drenched beaches. Another popular attraction is Daytona Bike Week, set for early March 2021. Rev up your engines because the race to Daytona Beach is on!


Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach 

Whether you’re partying like a rockstar or sleeping like a rock, there is no cooler place than the Hard Rock Hotel at Daytona Beach. Panoramic ocean views and modern luxury await along with an oceanfront pool and specialty music amenities. hardrockhotels.com/daytona-beach

Photo: Hard Rock Daytona Beach

Streamline Hotel 

Fully restored with Art Deco style and elegance, the Streamline Hotel pays homage to the celebrities, race car drivers and moonshine gangsters that once sauntered the halls. The rooftop bar is the birthplace of the organization now known as NASCAR. Stay at the Streamline Hotel to add just the right amount of edge to a stay in Daytona. streamlinehotel.com

Photo: Streamline Hotel rofftop

The Shores Resort and Spa 

The Shores Resort and Spa boasts an upscale but not uptight air to their oceanfront property. Check in and hit the ground running with access to yoga sessions, surf lessons, beach Jeep trips and golf courses. shoresresort.com 

Photo: The Shores Resort and Spa Daytona


Fun Cat Sailing

Set sail in a 50-foot Catamaran named Arabella around the Ponce Inlet. Book day trips, sunset cruises and private charters for any occasion. Fun Cat Sailing is an adventurous change of scenery to days spent on the sand. sailingdaytona.com

Photo: The Arabella, Fun Cat Sailing Tours

Kennedy Space Center 

Explore the timeline of space exploration and get an inside look at the astronaut experience through the astronaut training simulators. Get up close to out-of-this-world technology like the Mars Rover Vehicle Navigator and the Space Shuttle Atlantis on display at the Kennedy Space Center. The incredible IMAX theater brings space stories to life. kennedyspacecenter.com

Photo: Kennedy Space Center

509 Lounge

If you’ve landed at Daytona Beach for spring break, chances are that nightlife is on the docket. Only a block from the beach, 509 Lounge is the premier nightlife destination, featuring VIP bottle service, a sultry cocktail lounge and tropical outdoor patio, and a hypnotic dance floor. 509lounge.com

Photo: 509 Lounge Daytona Beach


Caribbean Jack’s 

Caribbean Jack’s is Dayton’s favorite waterfront restaurant and bar. While the atmosphere is casual, there is always someone who is ready to get the party started. Do just that with one of their iconic drinks in a take-home tiki-carved souvenir coconut cup. caribbeanjacks.com 

Photo: Caribbean Jack’s

Ronin Sushi & Bar 

Sushi lovers flock to Ronin Sushi & Bar, which specializes in Asian-inspired fare. The elevated ambiance is the perfect backdrop to a stylish night out. roninsushibar111.com

Photo: Ronin Sushi Bar

Chucherías Hondureñas 

Combining modern techniques with fresh ingredients, Chef Mayra presents her personal recipes of Honduran, Caribbean and Spanish foods with passion. Experience delectable dishes such as octopus from the northern coast of Spain and conch directly from the Honduran Bay Islands at this upscale Latin restaurant. chucheriasrestaurant.com

Photo: Chucherías Hondureñas


Angell and Phelps

The Angell and Phelps legacy began in 1925 and through years of honing recipes, the result is a labor of love. Satisfy your sweet tooth with indulgent fudge, velvety smooth chocolates and delightful candies. angellandphelps.com 

photo: Angell And Phelps

ONE Daytona 

Conveniently located across from the International Speedway, ONE Daytona offers premier shopping and restaurants to satisfy those of all ages. One Daytona is the new epicenter of luxury lifestyle and entertainment in the area. onedaytona.com

Photo: ONE Daytona

Sand Box Beachwear 

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, every beach town needs a proper surf shop. Don’t bother packing a bikini or swimsuit, Sand Box Beachwear has the best selection around. The staff will help make the perfect choice for every body type so you can take the beach in style. 386.252.0676

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