Ormond Beach Stories and Tips

Shopping and activities.

There are many opportunities for shopping in the area, including Volusia Mall, Daytona Mall, Daytona flea market, downtown Daytona antique malls and shops, as well as several specialty shops. Activities include those offered by the resorts as previously mentioned, day trips to Ste. Augustine, Daytona World, Daytona racetrack, etc.

We visited Blue Spring Park, where you can see manatees and take a boat cruise on the lake. The park is lovely, with a children's play area and swimming and picnicking as well. The tolley boat tour of the river and the Daytona Beach area is fun and interesting.

You can also travel to Mt. Dora, which is a Victorian town about 2 hours away. It has many antique shops and quaint restaurants.

Within 1 1/2 hours you can drive to Silver Springs, which is a beautiful park area with several water rides, weekly concerts, restaurants, gift shops, picnic areas and a water park which is open on a seasonal basis. You can even drive to Disney in about 2 hours if you are so inclined. Enjoy!!!!

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