FALL 2021 | VOLUME 1
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE GREATER DAYTONA BEACH AREA
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CONTENTS RELOCATE TO DAYTONA BEACH
WHAT TO LOVE ABOUT THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BEACH
Why we chose this beautiful area to call home
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES One of our greatest assets is our higher education institutions - get to know what they have to offer
Malls | Boutiques | Specialty Gifts | Food
PET CORNER 24
Grooming | Veterinarians | Parks | Boarding TOP 10 KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES 25 It’s no accident that our “386” area code spells “FUN!” CONTRACTORS 26 Our go-to contractors that WE actually use SELF CARE 27 Salons | Barbers | Spas | Nail Salons
WHERE TO LIVE: A CITY-BY-CITY GUIDE
BEST DAY TRIPS
Take advantage of our central location with these awesome day trips
Navigating the area
32 UPCOMING EVENTS
Live your best life by taking in these fun LOCAL events
34 NEW CONSTRUCTION GUIDE To get you situated faster 33 LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS
These vendors are hand-selected after positive experiences. This is our own go-to list.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR MOVING CHECKLIST
16 EAT & DRINK
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WHAT TO LOVE ABOUT DAYTONA BEACH
BIG NAME, SMALL TOWN FEEL
You probably know us as the home of fast cars and the World’s Most Famous Beach, but those who know us best would tell you that’s just the beginning. The natural beauty, abundance of activities, and overall quality of life keep us locals happy and inspire tens of thousands of people to relocate here every year. 10 million annual visitors from around the world give strength to our local economy and are a constant reminder that we live where others vacation. This guide was created by people who truly love to live here. We invite you into our world to explore the best amenities our communities have to offer. You will see how this beautiful vacation destination becomes your home. Here you will find the highest concentration of natural springs in the world, a multitude of nationally recognized, locally owned dining establishments, over 23 miles of pristine white sand beaches, professional quality golf courses, exclusive country and yacht clubs, and everything in between. The Greater Daytona region has several cities - totaling more than 500,000 residents - with their own unique characteristics that make them all wonderful places to live and play. We want to match you with the best fit, and then guide your transition to becoming a true LOCAL. Cultivate any lifestyle imaginable. Enjoy the natural splendor or quintessential Florida while benefiting from modern metropolitan conveniences. This guide is loaded with hyperlinks (just look for underlined words or websites) that take you directly to the source for any topic in question. If you are holding a physical copy we recommend checking out the virtual concierge at RelocateToDaytonaBeach.com.
Where to LIVE
Greater Daytona Beach Communities
FLAGLER BEACH & PALM COAST
This is the Mayberry by the Sea lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of living. Drive your golf cart to restaurants and the beach. Many homes have views of the ocean and intracoastal where you can catch breathtaking sunrise AND sunset views. It’s not uncommon to leave your door open to catch the ocean breeze. Even inland, the numerous canals make it feel like you’re living in a resort.
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115,081 IN 2019 POPUL AT I ON
“Ocean City” OR I G I NA L NAME Pre-1925
F L AG L E R P I E R & B E A C H
Hammock Dunes Oceanfront , Golf Course Halifax Plantation The Loop , Golf Course Sugar Mill Plantation Estate Homes , The Loop The Conservatory Golf Course , New Construction
Watch the fishermen catch some local delicacies, grab some lunch on the pier, and relax on the beach till dusk
E U R O P E A N V I L L AG E Take a tour of the many eateries and bars in a romantic setting B U L OW P L A N T A T I O N H I S T O R I C S T A T E P A R K Explore the ruins of the former 5000 acre plantation, left behind from the Seminole War in the 1800s
MAJORINDUSTRIES Heal thcare Tour ism Hospi tal i ty
AVERAGE HOME PRICE $389,900
Grand Landings Gated , New Construction
Rich with history, Ormond Beach has been and continues to be a favorite seasonal destination for many socialites. Henry Flagler and John D. Rockefeller were some of the first famous families to escape bitter winters here on the temperate emerald coast. Our cinnamon colored shorelines played host to the first NASCAR races, affectionately earning us the moniker, “The Birthplace of Speed.” This vibrant culture of indulgence has produced a premier downtown district packed with boutique shoppes, purveyors of fine food, a fresh seafood market, art galleries and more! Ormond offers a plethora of options to cultivate a lifestyle of your choosing. Here you will find ocean and riverfront manors, beach bungalows, luxury condominiums, country estate homes and a variety of gated communities with nearly every major amenity your heart can desire. The options are limitless in this intercoastal oasis.
TH I NGS TO DO
The Casements FORMER WINTER HOME OF THE ROCKEFELLERS MAJOREMPLOYERS Advent Heal th Blue Coast Bakers Thomas & Bet ts
45,545 IN 2019 POPUL AT I ON
T H E L OO P / T OMO K A S T A T E P A R K Drive, bike, kayak, or walk through the scenic Ormond Beach Loop, connecting the Intracoastal and the Ocean
Golf Course , Gated , New Construction
The Trails Estate Homes
A N D Y R OMA N O P A R K A four acre park right on the beach, where local families park and camp out for the day with family, friends, and food.
Hunters Ridge New Construction Broadwater Gated , Estate Homes
AVERAGE HOME PRICE $387,700
O RMO N D MA I N S T R E E T Come hungry and thirsty to this strip of delicious restaurants and art galleries
There is no doubt about it, Daytona Beach is booming! Recent years have seen a huge uptick in both residential and commercial development. Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville identified our community as a premiere place to retire, committing to build thousands of new homes in its self-contained community of “Latitudes.” Major attractions such as the Daytona International Speedway and Historic Beach Street have seen substantial investment to revitalize the already thriving tourism industry. A mind blowing 10,000,000+ tourists visit Daytona on an annual basis. Access to premium healthcare from one of the countries top hospital systems. Daytona is host to bevy of Institutions for Higher Education such as, world renowned Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida State University College of Medicine, HBCU Bethune Cookman University, Daytona State College, and the Advanced Technology Center. Daytona Beach offers a wide diversity of cultural experiences that keep families coming back year after year.
TH I NGS TO DO
568 SONGS W I T H “ DAY TONA ” I N T HE L YR I CS
67,604 IN 2019 POPUL AT I ON
OCEANWALK | BANDSHELL The historic bandshell is home to weekly summer tribute bands and occasional headliners!
Latitude Margaritaville 55 +, Gated , New Construction
R I V E R F R O N T S H O P S Stroll and stop in to the many shoppes on Beach Street, and grab a bite at one of many delicious restaurants
MAJOREMPLOYERS Advent Heal th Hal i fax Heal th Internat ional Speedway Corp Brown & Brown Insurance
AVERAGE HOME PRICE $219,900
T A N G E R O U T L E T S This new outlet mall has many of the great staples, like COACH, Michael Kors, Polo, H&M, and more!
FLAGLER BEACH & PALM COAST PORT ORANGE
Port Orange consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in the state of Florida. This well planned and policed community exudes a quaint small-town vibe while offering many metropolitan amenities. Convenient access to nature trails, winding rivers, sprawling sports complexes, diverse dining experiences, shopping, health and country clubs make Port Orange a desirable location for the young and old alike. Many families with young children experience peace of mind in the area’s safest suburban community with the added benefit of being home to the top public school district. Countless sports icons and celebrities of all types call Port Orange home. Live amongst the stars in this idyllic beach town.
Tree City USA 34 - YEAR AWARD -W I NNER
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62,726 IN 2019 POPUL AT I ON
Spruce Creek Fly - In
R I V E RWA L K
Fly - In Community , Golf Course
Stroll the beautiful riverfront park, or bring your kayak or paddleboard. A new restaurant and shops are coming by the end of 2021! C I T Y C E N T E R Award-winning civic center and amenities. Many events are held here annually, but you can enjoy a shaded stroll through here any time of the year!
By National Arbor Day Foundation
Newer Homes , Great School Zone
Woodhaven New Construction
MAJOREMPLOYERS DME Market ing Raydon Corp US Foods
Brown ' s Landing & Estate Estate Homes , New Construction
AVERAGE HOME PRICE $346,300
C R A C K E R C R E E K
Pure nature preserve, perfect for many recreational activities such as boating, bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, group camping, and hiking.
Countryside Golf Course
DAYTONABEACHSHORES |WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA | PONCEINLET
“Life is Better Here” is literally the motto of Daytona Beach Shores. This unique beachside community believes in protecting family values while inspiring fun in the sun. Safety and security are paramount in this well maintained locale. Beach bungalows between waterfront homes and high rise condos provide a fertile foundation for many transplants to put down roots. Ponce Inlet is a charming little beach town directly adjacent to “The Shores”. A residential haven for those persons who value nature, quiet, and privacy. It offers a small town lifestyle where people feel safe and have easy access to locally owned business to meet their needs. Home to the tallest lighthouse in Florida which shines over the region’s only inlet connecting the Halifax River and Atlantic Ocean. Making this a popular community for larger seaworthy vessels. Want to take over your own little island for the day? There are several beaches scattered throughout the intracoastal near Ponce Inlet to take the family or just your fishing pole..
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
20,070 IN 2019 POPUL AT I ON
TH I NGS TO DO
TOP HOMES Waterfront Homes Old & New - Ocean & River
D I S A P P E A R I N G I S L A N D
You’ll need a boat to get there, but the party doesn’t stop…till the island disappears at night.
Intracoastal front in Ponce Inlet
T A L L ES T I N F LOR I DA
B OA T C H A R T E R S Jump on a sunset cruise or fishing charter to live like tourists for the day! L I G H T H O U S E Climb the lighthouse with a champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres at sunset with your sweetie!
MAJORINDUSTRIES Tour ism Hospi tal i ty
AVERAGE HOME PRICE $500,000+
Oceanfront by Sunglow Pier
Dimucci Buildings Oceanfront High - Rise
NEW SMYRNA | EDGEWATER
New Smyrna Beach is a laid back charming beach town. A strong culture rooted in local surf lore, intriguing history, art and beautiful white sandy shorelines. This town is known for its coastal architecture and one of a kind personality. A prime location for local foodies, surfers and connoisseurs of all things ocean. There is no shortage of hidden treasure, artistic talent, one-of-a-kind boutiques, local eateries, and nature trails. Adventure awaits with plenty of options to keep your calendar full. Canal Street and Flagler Avenue play host to monthly events that never fail to draw a crowd such as the now famous Wine Walk, Car and Art shows, live music and so much more. It’s a boater’s paradise with restaurants on the water to park and dine. No matter what your taste is, New Smyrna has something for everyone. The city of Edgewater is a diverse growing river front community nestled alongside the Indian River which offers a slower paced environment, but beginning to gain traction as a Space Coast extension.
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49,781 IN 2019 POPUL AT I ON
Top 10 Beach Towns
FLAGLER AVE & CANAL ST
It’s always a party on these lively streets, so come join the locals and part-timers at the weekly street festivals!
Golf Course , New Construction
B E T H U N E B E A C H
This 24-mile barrier island just south of NSB is a peaceful and beautiful retreat for the family
Beachside , Inlet View
MAJOREMPLOYERS Boston Whaler Everglades Boats Advent Heal th
Sugar Mill Country Club
B OA T H O P !
AVERAGE HOME PRICE $466,300
Live your best life and “boat hop” to all of the waterfront restaurants - just pull right up to the dock and enjoy!
Beachside , Estate Homes
DELAND | DELTONA | DELEON SPRINGS
Historic DeLand is affectionately known as, “The Athens of Florida.” Famous for its thriving downtown district that is recognized as a “Great American Mainstreet Award” winner. Stately red brick buildings line the streets in this mid-19th century time capsule. Home to the Florida’s 1st private college, Stetson University helps power the local economy. DeLand also serves as the county seat for Volusia employing thousands of locals. DeLand and DeLeon Springs State Parks surround this community with plush forest and freshwater springs. Gear up for activities like kayaking, scuba, snorkeling, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, golfing, horseback riding and more.
Best Main Street I N T HE USA
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32,413 IN 2019 POPUL AT I ON
TOP NEIGHBORHOODS Winnemissett Oaks
S T E T S O N MA N S I O N
Florida's most historic home, only Gilded Agemansion, and the largest, grandest, most innovative home ever built in Florida before 1900.
Glenwood Estate Homes
Beachside , New Construction
D OWN T OWN D E L A N D
Victoria Park New Construction
Voted the Best Main Street in the country, Downtown DeLand has weekly outdoor markets, festivals, and numerous local businesses to explore.
MAJOREMPLOYERS Sykes Communicat ion Medtronic Front ier Communicat ions Advent Heal th
AVERAGE HOME PRICE $334,000
A T H E N S T H E A T R E
Downtown Historic DeLand Walkability , Wide Range of Options
From tribute band concerts to stand up comedy to concerts, Athens Theatre is sure to have a show for you!
Taylor Woods Gated , Estate Homes
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF VOLUSIA COUNTY Community Information Services Post Office Box 2118, DeLand, Florida 32721-2118 2021-2022 School Calendar
August 10 (Tuesday) ................................................Preplanning Begins – Teachers Report August 16 (Monday) .................................................First Day of School for Students September 6 (Monday) ............................................. Labor Day Holiday September 20 (Monday).....................................Professional Development Day/Student Holiday October 15 (Friday) 18 (Monday).........................Teacher Duty Day/Student Holiday November 11 (Thursday) .......................................... Veterans Day Holiday November 22 (Monday) ............................................ Thanksgiving Holiday Begins ***November 22 and 23 will be used as makeup days for inclement weather if needed*** November 29 (Monday)........................................Classes Resume December 17 (Friday).........................................Teacher Duty Day/Student Holiday December 20 (Monday) ............................................ Winter Holiday Begins January 4 (Tuesday).................................................Classes Resume January 17 (Monday)................................................Martin Luther King’s Birthday Holiday March 11 (Friday) .....................................................Teacher Duty Day/Student Holiday March 14 (Monday)...................................................Spring Holiday Begins March 21 (Monday)...................................................Classes Resume
April 25 (Monday)..............................................Teacher/Student Holiday May 30 (Monday)......................................................Memorial Day Holiday June 3 (Friday)..........................................................Last Day of School for Students June 7 (Tuesday)......................................................Last Day of School for Teachers
Father Lopez High School Daytona Beach
Calvary Christian Academy Ormond Beach (Beachside)
Riverbend Academy Ormond Beach
St. Brendan‘s Catholic School Ormond Beach
Warner Christian Academy South Daytona
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy Daytona Beach (Beachside)
Stetson Baptist Christian School DeLand
DME Sports Academy Palm Coast
Pre K- 8
St. Barnabas Episcopal School DeLand
SCHOOLS RANKED “7” OR HIGHER BY GREATSCHOOLS
Sweetwater Elementary Port Orange
Pine Trail Elementary Ormond Beach
Cypress Creek Elementary Port Orange
Tomoka Elementary Ormond Beach
Port Orange Elementary Port Orange
Pathways Elementary Ormond Beach
Belle Terre Elementary Palm Coast
Old Kings Elementary Palm Coast
Indian Trails Middle School Palm Coast
Creekside Middle School Port Orange
Spruce Creek High School (SCHS)
i3 Tech Academy Aeronautics Fire Leadership Flagler/Palm Coast (FPC)
Seabreeze High School
Mainland High School
AVID - Dual Enrollment Advanced Placement (AP) Atlantic High School
International Baccaleureate (IB) Advanced Placement (AP) Academy of Finance
Cambridge AICE AVID - Dual Enrollment Advanced Placement (AP)
Academy of Scientific Inquiry & Medicine Advanced Placement (AP) AIr Force JROTC
Advent Health Palm Coast Advent Health Daytona Beach Halifax Hospital Halifax Deltona Advent Health DeLand Halifax Port Orange Advent Health New Smyrna
Google map of current area hospitals
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY # Students Enrolled: 7,566 Majors: Aeronautics, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Traffic Control, Business, Finance, Aviation, Computer Science, Engineering (Physics, Electrical, Mechanical, Aeronautical), Unmanned Systems Available to anyone: Professional Programs and Certificates FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE # Students Enrolled: 54 Third- and Fourth-Year Medical Students Clinical Training Training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Majors: Nursing, Photography, Online Degrees for UCF
DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE # Students Enrolled: 26,045 Degrees: Associates, Certificates, BAS, BS, Vocational Majors: Elementary Education, Hospitality, Photography, Law Enforcement, Nursing, Fire Fighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Computers, Business, Cosmetology, Arts
# Students Enrolled: 2,779 Degrees: Bachelors, Masters
Majors: Nursing, Environmental Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Information Systems, Health & Exercise Science, Aging Studies, Pre-Professional
KEISER UNIVERSITY Degrees: Associates, Bachelors, Masters
Majors: Business, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Health Service Administration, Homeland Security, IT, Psychology, Accounting
STETSON UNIVERSITY # Students Enrolled: 4,341 Best Regional Universities of the South by US News & World Report Degrees: Juris Doctor, Masters Degrees, Bachelors Majors: Accounting, Anthropology, Mathematics, Art, Chemistry, Business Administration, Computer Science, Finance
PALMER CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE # Students Enrolled: 857 Doctor of Chiropractic Chiropractic Clinic open to everyone!
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A year later, we have grown that community to over 20,000 foodies! It has become a wealth of beautiful photos and perfectly written reviews of our favorite restaurants and has exposed so many hidden gems. So many silver linings have come from this group, and it is single-handedly the best thing that has happened for me since 2020. Dining Dashers is one of the products of the Foodie Group. It's an event in which we take about 25-50 foodies to local restaurants about 3-4 times a month. Most attendees are first timers at each restaurant, and it has been a great way to introduce restaurateurs and their stories to new groups as they put their best foot forward. Every meal has been a blast, and it has been so rewarding to watch complete strangers become friends over delicious food that brings us so much joy. The accomplishment that I am most proud of is our story with Taco Bell Joe! Joe has become a local celebrity, simply from his smiling face and how he calls everyone “friend” - and genuinely means it. We held a “Favorite food service worker” contest and he was our very first nomination. What started out as a $50 cash prize turned into a community coming together to present Taco Bell Joe with a holiday bonus from his “friends” for $6100. Taco Bell Joe’s story made national news, and warmed all of hearts when we needed it most. The most recent result of the Foodie Page was to address a lack of staff with another Facebook group, Restaurant Job Connection (Volusia County). Many great restaurants have been connected to hard working employees since the group has started. Our community is working together to create solutions for our small businesses and to make this an even better place to live.
By Tricia Phillippi
Just last year, I was witness to many of my restaurant customers facing one challenge after the next, with the uncertainty of the pandemic. To top it all off, they were receiving negative reviews since it was impossible to be consistent in that climate. I felt helpless. I remember watching the emotional video of Chris Chibbaro from Millie’s informing customers that they would be closing and uncertain if they would ever reopen, and it broke me down to tears. Meet Tricia: Founder of Daytona Foodies, Port Orange Resident, and Payroll Manager for many local restaurants.
I felt inspired to do something.
I belonged to a few foodie groups already and I thought to myself, W ouldn’t it be refreshing for our community and for our local restaurant owners to have a platform for diners to share great experiences at our local eateries? We were all being impacted by this pandemic, divided in so many ways, but the one thing that can still bring us together is food. I wanted to be a bit different than most foodie pages out there. Our focus would promote our GREAT experiences we all have while dining around town. We all know every dining experience isn’t perfect every time, but why focus on the bad? Weren’t we all dealing with enough negativity? I had to focus on positivity - True, honest reviews, about the wonderful experiences diners had at our local eateries.
To see our community wrap their arms around an industry that could not catch a break has been a bright light in all of the chaos.
Follow Tricia & join in the Foodie Fun here:
Foodie Reviews of Daytona, Port Orange, Ormond, Ponce Inlet, NSB & DeLand!
The Local Dish with Raj and Trish
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FLAGLER FISH CO
RIVERGRILLE ON THE TOMOKA Conveniently located in Ormond Beach, Florida, just one mile north of Granada Boulevard on US 1, RiverGrille overlooks the historic Tomoka River and offers the only waterfront dining experience in the area. Experience delicious fresh food, pleasant casual service, and terrific views of the river! Daily drink specials from their full bar are offered seven days a week. Locals Love: Blackened Po’ Boy HULL ’ S SEAFOOD Hull’s Seafood Market and Restaurant supplies locals and visitors alike, as well as many local restaurants, with the freshest seafood available. The market was originally opened in 1984 and expanded to a seafood kitchen in 2005. Hull’s continues to grow while the focus remains on providing the freshest seafood available. Locals Love: Fresh Oysters COASTAL GR I LL & RAW BAR Great steak & seafood, part of the same group that brought us Stonewood, Houligan’s and Peach Valley. Sit at the bar and watch the oyster shucking, or in the nicer cozy indoor seating. Locals Love: Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese Flagler Fish Company is a purveyor of the finest fresh fish and seafood. Market staff will happily assist you in selecting the perfect fillets and accompaniments for you to prepare in the privacy of your own home. If you’re in the mood to dine-in, they offer a quaint dining experience with a true beach vibe. Enjoy your cooked to order meal in or outdoors with a frosty beverage from one of many local breweries. Don’t miss the chance to add this venue to your regular rotation! Locals Love: Smoked Fish Dip
R I PT IDE ’ S RAW BAR
Riptides Raw Bar and Grill is best known for its All-You-Can- Eat Crab Legs, but there’s so much more to it. You can come straight off the beach in flip flops and bathing suits, or dressed up for a night out to listen to their live music. The menu consists of the freshest seafood, oysters from their
EAT & DRINK
very own raw bar, burgers, steaks and more. Locals Love: All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs
AUNT CATF I SH ’ S ON THE R IVER
Right on the river, you’ll find some delicious seafood, along with other traditional Southern cookin. Their salad bar is more like a buffet with fixins sure to fill your belly! Locals Love: “Salad” Bar
L O C A L F A V O R I T E S
CRABBY JOE ’ S SUNGLOW P I ER
Talk about ON THE WATER, Crabby Joe’s is located on the Sunglow Pier. Enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing below you as you dine on delicious seafood and sip your tropical cocktail. Their weekend brunch is a local favorite, complete with an
omelette station and of course, bottomless mimosas. Locals Love: Conch Fritters & Cheese Curds
OUTR IGGERS T IKI BAR & GR I LLE Relax and take in the spectacular view of the NSB inlet, frequented by dolphins and manatees alike. Enjoy live music with a robust glass of wine, local craft beer, or unmatched craft cocktail from their innovative bartenders. Make Outriggers your home for premier waterfront dining and the ultimate Florida lifestyle. Locals Love: Ahi Tuna
OFF THE HOOK AT INLET HARBOR Deliciously fresh seafood, live music, and cold beverages with arguably the best view in town. Pick a special or bring in your own
catch of the day and they’ll cook it up for you! Locals Love: Creole Shrimp & Sausage
RACING ’ S NORTH TURN
Racing’s North Turn is one of the few oceanfront restaurants AND is a historic landmark where racing started on the sand. Learn all about the birthplace of speed while you enjoy their seafood, wings, sandwiches, and burgers. Locals Love: Wings
OUR DECK DOWN UNDER
Our Deck Down Under is no longer a local secret, but still a definite go to for fresh seafood and a spectacular view. They do offer a small variety of food other than seafood as well. It is located right under the bridge and directly on the water. Watch for
dolphins - you’ll almost always catch a show! Locals Love: Fresh or Steamed Oysters
HYDE PARK PR IME STEAKHOUSE
63 SOVERE IGN
Hyde Park is a beautiful higher end restaurant in the area. They have some amazing views of the ocean and outdoor band shell from the outside patio seating area. You can enjoy happy hour with delicious craft cocktails, or enjoy a wonderful sit down meal with steak, lobster Mac, salad, seafood and more. The indoor eating area has a very enjoyable warm and inviting ambiance with a very knowledgeable wait staff. Locals Love: Wagyu Filet
63 Sovereign is on a mission to bring together all of the characteristics associated with a great dining experience. Delicious food and drink, prepared and served to you by a passionate team of professionals in a charming and comfortable setting. Their menu is a progressive interpretation of cuisine from around the world. A carefully curated raw bar highlights an excellent selection of cold water oysters and seasonal selections feature ingredients that change throughout the year, while their staple menu showcases
many of their traditional favorites. Locals Love: Seafood Tower
MART INI ’ S ORGANIC RESTAURANT
THE CELLAR RESTAURANT
Fine dining focused on Classical Italian cuisine paired with a well balanced and extensive selection of wines. Outstanding service has created a warm, comfortably elegant atmosphere in the winter home of President Warren G. Harding. Locally and nationally famous (featured on Emeril Agassi’s Florida), The Cellar is a top choice for celebrating birthdays,
Martinis perfected the seasonal new American cuisine, combining the benefits of eating organic ingredients, with an innovative menu that changes weekly. The philosophy of Martinis is to feature only the finest local grass-fed beef, wild caught fish, and signature in house seasonings, making healthy eating an unforgettable experience. Locals Love: Wild Caught Chilean Seabass
anniversaries, or yourself. Locals Love: Lamb Chops
ROSE VI LLA SOUTHERN TABLE
31 SUPPER CLUB
Rose Villa is a comfortable casual restaurant in a unique historic setting in Ormond Beach. They feature Southern inspired cuisine, including their signature southern fried chicken, classic craft cocktails and an ample selection of wines. Feel free to explore the restored areas of the building, and make sure you ask about the secret door used
31 Supper Club offers a dining experience unl ike other experiences you might find in Ormond Beach. This historic bui lding at 31 West Granada Boulevard has been transformed into a high-end 1930’s style speakeasy, complete with the finest of detai ls and decor from the prohibition era. 31 Supper Club is reminiscent of the New York nightclubs where the rich and famous frequented. Enjoy an elegant menu, specialty cocktai ls, l ive entertainment, and outdoor lounge area cal led the Havana Bar. Locals Love: Escargot & Bone-In Filet
occasionally for their speakeasy. Locals Love: Chicken & Waffles
A mer ican Fare
MI LL I E ’ S RESTAURANT Millies is a farm-to-table hidden gem located right across the street from the beach with a small indoor and outdoor area for dining (Make a reservation!). They offer the freshest seafood in town, and are expanding. They’ll be opening two new restaurants in the coming months! Locals Love: Catch of the Day HOUL IGAN ’ S Houligan’s is known as a “Family Spirited Sports Grille,” for it is the place to go with your friends and family to watch a game, play trivia, or to have some of the their famous “Wally Wings.” They take great pride in supporting local schools and charities on a weekly basis and by sponsoring different nights and give back 10% of all sales supported by the individual groups on their “Charity Night.” There are several locations located throughout Daytona and surrounding areas. Locals Love: Wally Wings! STONEWOOD GR I LL & TAVERN Stonewood Grill & Tavern offers a complete dining experience for both your eyes and your palate. Each steak is oak-grilled to lock in its juices and enhance its natural flavors. Plus, only the freshest seafood has the honor of being prepared by one of Stonewood’s gourmet chefs. Also available is their innovative wine list featuring rare selections and exceptional pairings that make Stonewood a great place for couples, friends, and coworkers, for date night, happy hour, special occasions, and holiday parties. Locals Love: Smoked Salmon Dip & Prime Rib
GR IND GASTROPUB
Not to be outdone Ormond Beach now has a Gastropub to call its own. A truly unique experience, Grind is a gathering place much like a neighborhood pub, offering wonderfully diverse menu options in a warm cozy environment. Leave pretentious at the door and relax while you explore their selections. An outdoor yang to the Grind's indoor yin, Kona is the place where good vibes, great live music and the tastiest of beverages get
together for a warm group hug. Locals Love: Lamb Burger
MCK ’ S TAVERN McK’s Tavern is a full service Irish Brewpub with a large selection of both beers and food. Their Irish Egg Rolls are a must try, a local favorite, and their in home brewed beers change seasonally. Locals Love: Wings & Irish Egg Rolls
T I ANO ’ S CUCCINA I TAL I ANA Tiano’s is a very charming Italian restaurant with an open atmosphere. The chef is from Naples, Italy. The food is fresh and authentic. Food portions are perfect. Locals Love: Napolitan Wood-Fired Pizza BELA L I SBOA Treat Yourself. Portuguese and Mediterranean Inspired Cuisine. Bela Lisboa Port Orange is the place where great cooking and fantastic vibes meet. Their food is nutritious, delicious, and affordable. Locals Love: Tableside Salmon & Steak
CHUCHER I A ’ S
Charming, refined eatery with Latin American–Caribbean fusion cuisine, wine & patio seating. Locals Love: Spanish Style Octopus
ZEN B I STRO
Delectable Thai dishes with the freshest, highest quality ingredients at this family owned restuarant. Hide away in the cozy dining room or relax outdoors in the charming Zen garden. Locals Love: Pad Thai
THA I ERAWAN Chefs craft each dish individually with a mixture of fresh, healthy ingredients infused with the unique flavorings of Thailand. Locals Love: ALL of their Curry Dishes DAHL I A ’ S MEX ICAN KI TCHEN Dahlia Mexican Kitchen provides a modern take on Mexican cuisine. Serving lunch and dinner, enjoy refreshing margaritas and unique drinks with the perfect starts to a perfect meal. Order a shareable "Tabla" plate or choose from a delicious list of house specialties like the Arrachera or the traditional Pollo con Mole. Vegetarians and vegans rave about the Vegan Burritos, Spicy Tofu Tacos, and Cauliflower Tacos. Finish with a nice slice of Dahlia Cake! Locals Love: Burria Tacos J IMMY HULA ’ S Jimmy Hula's Restaurant is a surf shack franchise, serving up delicious tacos, burgers, craft beer and more! Jimmy Hula's Restaurant is the result of over 50 years of global travel by Jimmy Hula himself, scouting out the best waves, experiences, and food across the planet. Avoiding fast food, his personal cooking style evolved to mimic his life; wholesome, healthy, and flavorful! There are two locations locally - the first one in Ormond Beach and the other located in Port Orange. Locals Love: Kingston Tacos & Parmesan Truffle Fries
FUGU SUSHI At Fugu Sushi, guests are guided through a unique cultural experience while enjoying the highest quality food and service. Their distinct menu emphasizes upscale Japanese cuisine with a twist. The palette will be challenged throughout the meal as you move from exclusive sashimi style dishes from the sushi bar to their signature Fugu filet from the kitchen. Fugu provides an upscale experience in a fun and casual atmosphere. Locals Love: Bluefin Tuna Sampler
TAKARA STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI
Casual yet classy, hibachi with a trendy ambiance. This is a brand new restaurant, and the attention to detail does not stop at the decor. Locals Love: Octopus and Sushi Boat
RONIN SUSHI & SAKE BAR
This intimate and trendy sushi bar has traditional rolls, alongside unique raw and cooked appetizers. Try anything “Kobe” and you won’t regret it! Locals Love: Kobe Tataki and Kobe Roll
CAFE DU JAPON This is a true “Locals Only” restaurant, as you will most likely pass right by without realizing they make some of the best sushi you’ll ever have. Marked with a lighted “?” and beer sign, this sushi spot crafts delicious and unique rolls, with attention to detail and ultimate freshness. The bill at the end will probably surprise you - and you’ll see why so many locals make the trip multiple times a week! Locals Love: Hamachi Kama ICHI NI SAN Since 2018, Ichi Ni San has done more than perfect a culinary tradition, they have created something new. Inspired by the rich culinary culture of Thailand and Japan, their chefs have created a delicate blend of authenticity, traditional taste, and presentation. Their priority is always being able to deliver on freshness while making sure everything that leaves the kitchen is nothing but delicious. Locals Love: Ramen TAKEYA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI Snazzy hibachi haunt with tableside preparations plus an array of appetizers, sushi & cocktails. Bring 6 friends for your birthday and get a free meal (when 6+ friends order entrees). Locals Love: Hibachi! EAT GREEK You’ll feel like you’re at a Greek sandwich shop when you step inside this quaint Greek-owned restaurant. The gyros are fresh and taste just like the ones you’d find in Greece. Try ALL of the sauces. Locals Love: Gyro & Feta Fries
95 & VINE
95 & Vine is a comfortable place to shop, sample and drink wine with friends in Port Orange. Buy a bottle and cork it there, or choose off of their by-the-glass list. Enjoy wine tastings every Thursday 5-7.30pm, Live Music every Friday & Saturday, and a Tuesday Ladies’ Night.
Wine shop and wine bar in Ormond Beach with 450 various wines to open in house and also take away! Relaxing and comfortable bar to enjoy some of the finest wines of the world.
ORMOND BREWING CO
Ormond Brewing Company is the first craft brewery in Ormond Beach located in the Railroad District of Ormond Beach. They have 18 delicious craft brews on tap with our artisan beers produced on site, sourced from local ingredients and brewed in Ormond Beach.
WORLD ’ S MOST FAMOUS BREWERY
The Worlds Most Famous Brewery is Daytona’s first beachside brewery. They offer games, live music and over 100 different beers and a great wine selection. Stop in and grab a pint.
TOMOKA BREWING CO
Port Orange’s Brewery is a 15 BBL brewpub brewing up award winning Tomoka beers and craft cuisine. Our menu is very unique and very affordable.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH BREWING COMPANY
This is a great place to go with friends and family and have a few beers, with a friendly staff and great atmosphere.
PERS IMMON HOLLOW BREWING
There is passion for the craft in every glass, and their neighborhood of artists and crafts-people echo and embody that same passion for craft and creativity. Their company motto is “Drink Sensibly, But Get Weird,” since they believe that craft beer should be fun, a little weird, and truly a work of art in every glass.
FLAGLER BEACHFRONT WINERY
Enjoy a glass of award winning wine, or a famous wine slushy on their oceanfront patio. Sit back, relax and let this become your happy place!
L O C A L F A V O R I T E S
F A R M E R S M A R K E T S
Ormond Beach City Hall EVERY THURSDAY, 8am - 1pm Fresh food & veggies, locally prepared food, sweet treats, honey, plants, crafts and more!
22 SouthBeachStreet OrmondBeach, FL 32174
Port Orange Pavilion
EVERY SATURDAY, 9am - 1:30pm Shop for fresh produce, baked goods, and seafood for the week while snacking on some delicious prepared foods!
5501SWilliamsonBlvd PortOrange, FL32128
DeLand Friday Market
1100 Cornerstone Blvd Daytona Beach, FL 32117 tangeroutlet.com/daytona TANGER OUTLET MALL With 77 brand name stores, you’ll find most of what you’re looking for, at a discount
beacononlinenews.com/farmers-market EVERY FRIDAY, 6-9pm Take an evening stroll, get some dinner and stock up on all of your produce AND art! There are many Vendors, selling everything from prepared foods to trinkets. ArtisanAlley DeLand, FL 32720
The largest retail shopping center in the area. There are three - yes THREE - great Dillard’s department stores. 1700 W International Speedway Blvd Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Perrine’s Produce You can shop local produce, meats, and prepared foods every day of the week, at three different locations. 120SNovaRd OrmondBeach, FL 32174
3826 SClydeMorris Blvd Port Orange, FL 32129 1044NDixie Freeway NewSmyrnaBeach, FL 32168
A truly one-of-a-kind retailer of fine jewelry, accessories and gifts from all over the world. Specialized services include Subscription boxes, Gift Registries, and Wish Lists!
Not only is this a go-to for anything- warming gifts, they’ll get you feeling like you need your own cooking show with all of the artisan ingredients to impress your guests. Take a cooking class here too - private or make some friends! 2644LPGABlvd DaytonaBeach, FL32124
King’s Seafood kings-seafood.com 5999SRidgewoodAve PortOrange, FL32127 bestseafoodinfl .com 111WGranadaBlvd OrmondBeach, FL32174
140NNovaRd OrmondBeach, FL32174
Where do you get all the fresh seafood, you ask? While you might be tempted to jump in and catch some on your own, we have some easier ways to get the most delicious, freshest seafood - local and imported.
Women’s Upscale Designer Resale Boutique in the heart of Downtown Ormond Beach. Consign and buy an amazing new outfit! 150WGranadaBlvd OrmondBeach, FL32174
Each small production wine, cheese and gourmet item is hand-selected by the owner, and the quality shows in the product. 44EGranadaBlvd OrmondBeach, FL32176
facebook.com/mackerseafood 600MasonAve, Ste100 DaytonaBeach, FL32117
5130 Clyde Morris Blvd Port Orange, FL 32127 Gaff’sQualityMeat raysqual itymeats.com Ray’sQualityMeats 1035 US-1 Ormond Beach, FL 32174 facebook.com/gaffsmeat
When you live near the beach, you definitely need a go-to for beach appropriate attire. 235EGranadaBlvd OrmondBeach, FL32176
An eclectic mix of great gifts for others, or for yourself.
poshpineapplensb.com 330CanalSt NewSmyrnaBeach, FL32168
P E T - F R I E N D L Y P A R K S
Happy Tails Dog Park
4702 SPeninsulaDr Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
ponce-inlet.org/faci l ities
18FloridaParkDrN PalmCoast, FL32164 JamesFHollandMemorial Park
G R O O M I N G
Beachside Pet Grooming Spa
Pet Stylez Grooming
Smyrna Dunes Park
136Beachcomber St DaytonaBeachShores, FL 32118
8263, 25PalmHarbor VillageWay W#6 PalmCoast, FL 32137
2995NPeninsulaAve NewSmyrnaBeach, FL 32169
Diane’s Pet Grooming
200SNovaRd OrmondBeach, FL 32174
port-orange.org/faci l ities 6007SpruceCreekRd PortOrange, FL32127 Seemor Memorial Park
Doggie Stylz (386) 295-8003
4612ClydeMorris Blvd Port Orange, FL 32129
V E T E R I N A R I A N S
B O A R D I N G
Pet Paradise Ormond Beach
The Place for Pets - All About Love
VCA Newman Animal Hospital
845 Taylor Rd Port Orange, FL 32127
750SNovaRd OrmondBeach, FL 32174 ormondbeachvet.com
1211 Golf Ave OrmondBeach, FL 32174
1130BevilleRd DaytonaBeach, FL 32114 vcahospitals.com
Florida Wild Veterinary Hospital
Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic
VIP Pet Resort
Bark N Purr Kennels
4540SClydeMorris Blvd Port Orange, FL 32129 ravenwoodvet.net
6222 SWilliamsonBlvd Port Orange, FL 32128 vippetresort.com
3930 LangfordRd NewSmyrnaBeach, FL 32168
115 EuclidAve DeLand, FL 32724 floridawi ldvethospital .com
TOP 10 KID - FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
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CHOCOLATE FACTORY 3 ANGELL & PHELPS Crafting fine quality chocolates since 1925. Free factory tour AND samples!!
ZIP LINE 4
INDOOR KARTING 2
DAYTONABEACHZIPLINE ADVENTURE Tree-studded, adventure-themed facility with 8 zip lines and a variety of treetop courses and games!
World Class indoor carting facility located in the heart of racing, right by the track! 2455WInternationalSpeedwayBlvd DaytonaBeach,FL32114
Activities include Freestyle Jump, Skyslam (Basketball), Ultimate Dodgeball, and a Foam Zone! 1300WInternationalSpeedwayBlvd DaytonaBeach,FL32114
154 S Beach St Daytona Beach, FL 32118
1000OrangeAve DaytonaBeach, FL 32114
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JAMESEHOLLAND MEMORIAL PARK 26 acres of diverse recreational amenities, with walking trail, splash pads, pickleball, tennis courts, shuffleboard, & sports fields. palmcoastgov.com 18FloridaParkDrN PalmCoast, FL32164
CHUCK-E-CHEESE This family fun center offers diverse menu options, skill-level arcade games and in-store
ALL CHILDREN’S PARK Big playground with pirate-themed equipment, a small splash pad & picnic pavilions. Right by an ice cream shop! 481CentralParkBlvd PortOrange, FL32127 port-orange.org/facilities
DAVE & BUSTERS Family-friendly chain offering a sports-bar- style setting for American food & arcade games.
440NNovaRd OrmondBeach, FL32174 outside basketball courts, 6 tennis courts, 5 baseball fields, & 3 pavilions, picnic tables & several grills. Fitness trail, skate park, Magic Forest Playground, 4 handball courts, 2
Dine, Play, Bowl & Party at GameTime One Daytona with over 100 new and retro arcade games.
performances for everyone to enjoy.
1507CornerstoneBlvd DaytonaBeach, FL32114
chuckecheese.com 5539SWilliamsonBlvd PortOrange, FL32128
250DaytonaBlvd DaytonaBeach, FL32114
AQUA JOURNEYS SWIM SCHOOL SWIM SCHOOL
SURFARI SURF SHOP 52 Bovard Ave Ormond Beach, FL 32176
DAYTONABOARDWALK AMUSEMENTS Family-operated businesses
DAYTONA LAGOON A full day of fun awaits for the entire family, complete with water park, go-kart track, mini golf, arcade, AND laser tag! Local discount passes available. 601 Earl Street Daytona Beach, FL 32118
They offer a variety of classes tailored to your child’s age and skill level - this is a necessity! 721 S Nova Rd Ormond Beach, FL 32174
comprised of arcades, amusement rides, pizza shop and ice cream shop! Bonus: fireworks on Saturdays! 25 Ocean Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Purel ifesurfschool .com Pure Life Surf School 2705SAtlanticAve DaytonaBeachShores,FL32118
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