A New Day in Daytona Beach!

Although Daytona Beach is best known for its 23 miles of smooth, sandy beaches, in recent years the area has become known for its exceptional meeting facilities and much more.

The recently expanded Ocean Center meeting, convention and event complex has opened to rave reviews. The NEW Ocean Center has offers 500,000 square feet of interior and exterior space, including large arena, versatile breakout rooms, award winning catering, a VIP suite and much more.

The Daytona Beach area offers approximately 12,000 hotel rooms, with everything from quaint, upscale inns to larger, business class meeting resorts. The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, The Shores Resort & Spa, The Plaza Resort & Spa, and Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center have undergone multi-million dollar refurbishment projects. Accommodations in the area never looked better.

The Ocean Center and area hotels are all within minutes of the Daytona Beach International Airport, which is served by Delta Air Lines and US Airways.

The area features LPGA International with its 2 championship golf courses. The  USTA Florida Tennis Center is also popular with visitors, with 24 clay hydro-courts and 20-lighted courts. Museum-goers will enjoy the Museum of Arts & Sciences, a Smithsonian affiliate. For the maritime lovers, the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse is one of Florida’s finest nautical museums.

The area is teeming with things for convention delegates to see and do.  Of course, the beach is at the top of everyone’s list. But other interesting places include Daytona International Speedway; USTA Tennis Center, Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory; Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona motorcycle complex; Daytona Flea & Farmers Market; Daytona Lagoon family waterpark; Ocean Walk Village Shoppes; Volusia County Marine Science Center; Volusia Speedway Park and New Smyrna Speedway; go-kart tracks; miniature golf courses; River Cruises; The Casements Cultural Arts Center, Peabody Auditorium; the News-Journal Center; Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center; Starlight Dinner Cruises; DeBary Hall Historic Site; Gamble Place at Spruce Creek; Daytona Cubs Minor League Baseball at Jackie Robinson Ballpark; Henry DeLand House; Historic Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse; DeLand Naval Air Station Museum; Ormond Memorial Art Museum; Southeast Museum of Photography; Halifax Historical Museum; Daytona Beach Bandshell concerts; and charming, historic downtown districts in Daytona Beach, DeLand and New Smyrna Beach.

With a professional meetings and convention staff available to assist you with small meetings, large conventions and everything in between, your Daytona Beach event will be a memorable success.

For more information, contact:

Daytona Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau Lynn Miles, CMP, Convention Sales Manager 126 East Orange Avenue Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 Phone: 386-255-0415 x134 Fax: 386-255-5478 Email: lmiles@daytonabeachcvb.org Internet: www.daytonabeachmeetings.com