The Greater Daytona region is well-known as one of the prime spring break locations for people all over the country. Northerners are looking for a reprieve from the still-harsh winters, and others are looking for a taste of the beach life. Read on to learn about some of the ways you can spend your vacation here in Ponce Inlet, or for locals, how you can enjoy your own backyard.
Bike Week at the Lighthouse (March 6-14)
Our beautiful Lighthouse never has any shortage of activities to keep anyone entertained and this time of year is no exception! Take a ride down South Atlantic Avenue to one of Bike Week’s favorite destinations! Discover over 130 years of maritime history as you explore one of the nation's premier lighthouse museums and climb 175 feet to the top of Florida's tallest lighthouse where spectacular views of the World's Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and inland waterways await! The lighthouse and museum are open daily to the public from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM (last admission at 5:00 pm) with special activities scheduled from 10:00 - 2:00 on March 6th-8th and 12th-14th.
Voted the #1 parasail operation in the Southeast, Daytona Parasailing is your go-to for an unforgettable parasailing experience! Flights start at 600 feet and go as high as 1,200 feet. Passengers are also kept dry the entire time unless you elect for a brief dip in the water when you land. All captains are US Coast Guard licensed which ensures a safe and thrilling adventure!
Come aboard the Sea Spirit, docked at the SeaLove Marina here in Ponce Inlet, for an incredible journey through some of Florida’s best deep-sea fishing spots. The Sea Spirit is perfect for veteran and inexperienced fishers alike as they provide state-of-the-art equipment as well as a professional crew who are ready to assist you with your catch at a moment’s notice. Reel in your first trophy catch with a barracuda, marlin, swordfish, or even a shark!
Explore Pre-Historic Florida
Explore one of Florida's largest pre-historic shell middens at Ponce Preserve Park located a few minutes north of the lighthouse and museum on South Peninsula Drive. Ponce Preserve Municipal Park stretches from the banks of the Halifax River to the Atlantic Ocean. Protecting a cross-section of pristine barrier island habitat, the 41-acre park is located a stone’s throw from the beach where auto racing was born. Ponce amenities include two nature-themed playgrounds, a covered pavilion with picnic tables, a restroom facility, elevated boardwalks, hiking trails, observation towers, and the Green Mound State Archaeological Site. Best of all, admission to Ponce Preserve is free of charge!