We didn't get a chance to do much; we spent most of our time on the beach.
After we checked out we drove south on Atlantic Avenue to the tip of Ponce Inlet. It was a nice drive. If you want to get away from the crowds, some of the beaches south or Daytona looked very nice. It also looked like there was plenty of public parking near beach access.
If we come back we will check out several activities.
-- We would like to have dinner or lunch at the Ocean Deck in Daytona Beach.
-- Our next day or overnight trip to the area would be to check out Lighthouse Point Park about 13 miles south of Ormond Beach.
-- We would also like to check out New Symyra Beach.
-- If we make it on the weekend, we would like to check out the giant flea market.
-- We would also like to visit the Daytona 500 Experience.
Getting there, from The Villages:
Not many choices and no easy way. From the The Villages, you take Rt 42 to Deland then CR-92 to Daytona. Taking I-4 may seem faster, but it is a longer route. It is about 78 miles and takes about 1 hr 45 min to Atlantic Avenue; there are no tolls on this route.
Near Sunset Pier and the Ocean Walk area is a large public parking garage. The cost is $1/hr, $8 for the day. No overnight parking; event parking is $5.