Daytona Beach Romantic Getaway

by | Jun 19, 2020

If you’re a fan of sun, surf, sand, and fun, a Daytona Beach romantic getaway is perfect! Home of the Daytona 500, this coastal town is ideal for fun-loving couples.

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA beachfront skyline.

Florida is home to many romantic weekend getaway options for couples looking to explore the Sunshine State. Daytona Beach is yet another spot to check out if you’re looking for a unique getaway destination.

Top Places to Stay for a Daytona Beach Romantic Getaway

Nestled beneath stately live oak trees just over a mile and a half from the beach sits River Lily Inn Bed and Breakfast. This serene and cozy setting is perfect for a Daytona Beach romantic weekend getaway.

Couples seeking secluded and relaxing accommodations just a few minutes from the fun of Daytona will enjoy the homey atmosphere at this bed and breakfast.

Enjoy one of the six romantic rooms, each with its own private bath. Your stay at River Lily Inn B&B includes a full breakfast in a common area of the home and pool access. 

The Shores Resort & Spa is casual coastal-chic meets luxury creating a memorable stay for guests. With a prime location right on the beach, you are only steps away from sinking your toes into the ocean.

The rooms are luxurious and relaxing, and the spa will have you ahhing. The Shores is near to all the attractions of Daytona Beach, and a short ride to get some of the area’s surrounding towns and activities.

From beachfront cabanas to bottled water and s’mores making kits, to welcoming your four-legged pets, the Shores will make your Daytona Beach romantic getaway memorable.

Hard Rock Cafe Daytona Beach, with its cool, crisp decor is the ultimate in trendsetting luxury. The hotel features a spa and salon, nightly entertainment, dining, activities, and luxurious amenities. This makes it an ideal home base for your luxurious romantic Dayton Beach getaway.

Located right on the beach, there are private pool and beach cabanas to enjoy and beach rental options. Guests can choose from oceanfront or city view accommodations, suites, and rooms with sun porches and balconies for the ultimate in luxury.

Dining Choices for a Romantic Weekend Getaway to Daytona Beach

When you travel for a romantic weekend getaway, food is an important part of the weekend. These restaurants are a selection of our favorite dining options for a Daytona Beach romantic getaway.

Chart House is a favorite of locals and tourists alike and as part of the Landry’s family of restaurants, is a popular spot for frequent travelers. The Landry’s loyalty card provides meal discounts at several restaurants, and Chart House is one you won’t want to miss.

Stunning views overlooking the ocean paired with delicious steak, seafood, and wine make this the ultimate Daytona Beach romantic getaway dining destination.

If you’re traveling with your favorite pup, consider Pat’s Riverfront Cafe. The outdoor seating area is dog-friendly and the restaurant serves up delicious breakfast and lunch comfort food overlooking the Halifax River.

Caribbean Jacks is one of our favorites when visiting Daytona Beach. We love to sit outside and eat overlooking the marina. Time your meal for sunset, and share a toast to a day spent together…a perfect romantic ending to the day.

While not directly on the water, Zen Bistro is just a few blocks from the river and provides a cozy setting for a romantic dinner under the twinkling lights of the pergola.

If you’re a fan of Thai food, this is the place to be on Daytona Beach. Vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike will enjoy this flavorful selection of authentic cuisine.

What to Do on a Daytona Beach Romantic Getaway

Whether you decide to take a leisurely stroll along the beach and pier or are more of a hands-on couple, Daytona Beach has plenty to do on your Daytona Beach romantic getaway. The town is also centrally located so you’re never more than a few miles away from the variety that Florida has to offer.

Within Daytona Beach, you’ll feel like kids again as you stroll along the boardwalk. Take in a free concert and enjoy a romantic picnic at the Daytona Beach Bandshell.

This amphitheater offers a free Summer concert series and is the perfect way to spend a romantic evening under the stars, swaying to the music with your favorite person.

Fun-loving couples can spend a day at the Daytona Lagoon water park or go for a spin in a go-kart.

Panorama of mother and son biking on a beach at sunset

Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory was originally a Michigan-based confectionery founded in 1924. Cora Phelps and Riddell Angel opened the candy shop on Mackinac Island. They later moved the business to Daytona Beach in 1940.

The shop offers tours of the chocolate factory that is a fun and air-conditioned respite from the hot, Florida sun. The delicious selection of chocolates makes excellent gifts or treats to take home as a souvenir.

If you enjoy a romantic bike ride in the great outdoors, the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail is the ideal Southern romantic setting near Daytona Beach. Visitors can also rent electric bicycles at Daytona Adventures to explore the beach in motorized style.

Nothing says romance more than a sunset dinner cruise on the ocean. The Halifax Harbor Marina Dine and Cruise is the ideal romantic Daytona Beach date night for couples.

The 1.5-hour cruise includes a buffet dinner with some vegetarian options. It also includes unlimited soda, and tea, dessert, prizes, games, and stunning views of the Atlantic.

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What Else to Do on a Daytona Beach Romantic Getaway

Once you’ve explored all of the romantic spots within Daytona Beach, consider a day trip out to St. Augustine. This ‘Ancient City’ is the oldest city in the United States and home to history and countless restaurants and shops.

Spend an afternoon in the historic district with a trip to the Ponce de Leon Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, visit the shops, and enjoy a romantic date night dinner at Michael’s Tasting Room.

Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge is just an hour from Daytona and will provide entire days worth of outdoor adventure. Couples can kayak through the waters or a scenic ride around to spot wildlife and nature.

 Black Point Wildlife Drive is a 7-mile path that will take visitors through the marsh and pine forest. It’s an excellent opportunity for viewing birds, alligators, bobcats, otters, and countless other animals. What better way to spend a romantic weekend afternoon than out in nature enjoying the scenery with your love.

Head over to West Volusia and explore the St. Johns River with an eco-tour, walk Deland’s main street, sip a brew a Persimmon Hollow Brewery, or visit the Stetson Mansion.

For those who love adrenaline-pumping adventure, check out Skydive Deland, and take the plunge skydiving.

While Daytona Beach may initially evoke thoughts of car races and Spring Break celebrations, the right couple can find romance anywhere.

Daytona Beach makes it easy with its beautiful beaches, ample activities for fun-loving couples, and delicious dining options. Hit the road for a Daytona Beach romantic getaway and see how much more there is than car racing in this cool coastal area.


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