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7 days exploring sustainability in Daytona Beach

Manatee-spotting, boat tours, State Parks, and the iconic Speedway await...

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£929pp
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7 days exploring sustainability in Daytona Beach

£929pp

Duration

7 nights

Availabllty

01/02/2025-07/02/2025

Departing from

London Gatwick (other departures available)

7 days exploring sustainability in Daytona Beach from £929pp!

Price includes return flights with bag allowance, hire of a Chevrolet Bolt or similar throughout your stay, 7 nights room-only stay at 4-star The Shores Resort & Spa, ATOL protection, and a FREE £92 donation to charity!

Wait – how is this Sustainable if it includes flights?

The bottom line is that any flights powered by conventional aviation fuel are not environmentally sustainable. The carbon emissions are real and there is currently no way to stop that emission. There is a long-term vision of sustainable aviation fuel, electric aircraft and hydrogen-powered flight but that is perhaps decades away. If you choose to fly on your holiday then our objective is to help you mitigate the emissions by making better choices: looking at the aircraft to choose modern fuel-efficient places, flying non-stop to reduce the number of take-offs and landings, flying economy to avoid heavier bigger ‘footprint’ premium seats; all of which don’t stop emissions but they are better than the worst decision. Then, when it comes to the journey in-destination, our travel experts offer smart choices about when to travel to reduce over-tourism, the means of travelling around, the choice of place, stay and activities that support a more sustainable experience from an environmental, social and economic sustainability perspective. Find out more about travelling to Florida sustainably here.

Daytona Beach

Visitors come year-round to swim in the Daytona Beach Area’s sparkling waters and scuba dive at the offshore artificial reef system – but there’s even more to do once you leave the beach! During your stay, be sure to enjoy an extensive collection of state and local parks and hiking and biking trails for inland experiences guaranteed to excite.  Find out more about Daytona Beach here.

The Shores Resort & Spa

Experience Daytona Beach in casual, coastal-chic luxury at The Shores Resort & Spa on the oceanfront of Daytona Beach Shores. Relax, play, and explore on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Florida at this boutique resort. This property has a 2- Palm Rating in the Florida Green Lodging Programme.

Electric Car Hire

Pick up your car hire from Orlando airport upon your arrival. For the week, you’ll have the rental of a Chevrolet Bolt or similar. This vehicle is a 4-door automatic car with air conditioning, space for 2 bags and 5 people.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 
Welcome to your beachside hotel. Check-in, relax and freshen up for a casual first-night-dinner.
Your oceanside dining experience awaits at Crabby’s Oceanside. You will enjoy panoramic views of Florida’s surf coast as you sip a cocktail and dine on fresh seafood or delicious mainland fare.  As you return to your hotel, listen to the waves along the shore and then retire for a relaxing night’s sleep.

Day 2
Following breakfast, depart your hotel for a day of discovery at Ponce Inlet.

Climb aboard and set sail for a morning cruise on the Arabella see the waterways of Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach on a 50-foot catamaran and enjoy one of Florida’s most magnificent inlets. Following your morning cruise, take a short walk over to Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. You will tour one of the best preserved and most authentic historic light stations in the nation today.

Right next door, you will find Marine Science Center. Discover and learn about Volusia County’s rich marine life, its inhabitants and the ecosystem that makes this area so unique. Next up, stop for Lunch at Off the Hook at Inlet Harbor. Enjoy the savoury Caribbean-infused flavours that go into their famous seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta dishes.  Followed by a return to your hotel and enjoy dipping your toes in the sand.

Day 3
Travel to West Volusia for Breakfast Old Sugar Mill Pancake House.  Aboard The Fountain of Youth Boat Tour, enjoy this 50-minute journey with a backdrop of the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. The boat takes passengers on a relaxing trip filled with extraordinary close-contact experiences with local wildlife.

Following your visit to De Leon Springs State Park, return to your beachside hotel for an afternoon of beach activities.

Day 4
Enjoy coffee or tea and sweet fare at Sweet Marlay’s located at 214 South Beach Street.

Check out 3 Brothers Boards and go paddleboarding along the intercoastal waterway (morning tours are best for seeing dolphins and manatees). After your tour, take a walk along the newly built Riverfront Esplanade with botanical gardens in the heart of Daytona Beach. Then head to Ormond Beach for a tour of the Casements, the winter residence of John D. Rockefeller. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Rosa Villa Southern Table & Bar. Comfortable casual and drenched in southern charm, this restaurant is located in a historic late 1800’s Victorian jewel.

Day 5
Start your morning with a sunrise beach walk or yoga experience followed by lunch at one of Daytona Beach’s newest entertainment complexes, ONE DAYTONA.
Then it’s off to the races at Daytona International Speedway. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes track tour highlighting the racing history. If your experience falls on a Friday or Saturday during the summer months, enjoy a live evening beachfront concert at the historic Daytona Beach Bandshell.

Day 6
Explore one of our many state parks – Tomoka State Park. located in North Ormond Beach. Explore the park’s 2,000-plus acres of maritime hammocks and estuarine salt marshes. During the summer months, you can take a hike along the half-mile nature trail or drive by the salt marshes that are breeding grounds for oysters, snails, fiddler crabs, and fish. Catch a glimpse of wading birds and hawks that forge the marshes for meals. At night, during the summer months, reserve a beachside table at Daytona Beach’s Hard Rock Hotel and enjoy one of their evening beachside concerts.

Day 7
Spread your wings and take a short drive (50 minutes) to one of Daytona’s nearby neighbours and spend the day exploring historic St. Augustine, the USA’s oldest city which was established in 1565. Another option is an excursion (one hour and 15 minutes) to the Space Coast and spending the day visiting Cape Canaveral.

Day 8
After breakfast, enjoy the sunrise on the horizon and dip your toes in the water one last time as you prepare to depart Daytona Beach with all the memories you made this week that will last a lifetime.

Price correct as of 04/06/2024

Room Only
Return flights
7 day hire of a Chevrolet Bolt or similar
7 nights in 4-star The Shores Resort & Spa
ATOL protection
a FREE £92 donation to charity!
Prices are per person (unless stated otherwise). Prices are not live and are subject to change at any time. Where applicable prices include any advertised discounts. Holidays are subject to availability and tour operator/supplier’s booking conditions apply. Offers can be changed or withdrawn without notice. The latest price/availability and operator details will be confirmed at the time of inquiry – ask for more information. The donation amount is calculated at the final sale and as such may not reflect the figure shown here. A minimum 5% donation is required to receive a maximum 5% discount.
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