The friendly front desk staff at your resort can help you decide which activities are best suited for your family. If you would like to take a shot at all of them, though, there is nothing stopping you from enjoying the South Florida Coast to its fullest!
Watersports in Ormond Beach offer a fun way to cool off on a hot day. Check out one of the many watersports services for guided activities in jet skiing, banana boating and parasailing. Your family will enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, boating and spending a day on the water. Check out Ponce Inlet Water Sports or Daytona Fun Rentals for rental information and prices.
Another exciting outing is a visit to Florida's tallest lighthouse – the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, only a few miles south of Atlantic Terrace and about 15 miles south of Tropic Sun Towers. Here, visitors will find the lighthouse and museum, charter fishing and great dining, as well as a marine science center. The lighthouse is open seven days a week, excluding major holidays, and daily admission is $5 for adults and $1.50 for children 11 and under.
Take a break from the crashing waves and explore the Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail, a scenic highway and park where visitors can boat, fish, hike, swim, bike, walk along the beach and much more. The loop consists of a 30-miles of road, which covers some of the most beautiful and diverse natural scenery in northeastern Florida. Visitors will have a chance to access the Atlantic Ocean, North Peninsula, Tomoka and Bulow Creek State Parks, and get great pictures of untouched rivers, creeks, beaches and marshes. Visitors can also stop by several historic sites and museums along the loop, and hopefully, spot some of the natural wildlife along the way.
Tropic Sun Towers is pleased to offer its guests fully-furnished kitchens for convenience and affordability while on vacation. Complete with a microwave, stove top, dishwasher, dishes and utensils, many guests choose to grocery shop and prepare meals in their condos. But when you’re feeling adventurous, and eating out is more appealing than staying in, there are many dining options in the area for your consideration.
Breakfast in Ormond Beach presents several options for vacationers and guests of the Tropic Sun Towers resort.
One location recommended by the staff of the resort is the Peach Valley Café, only just more than a mile away. Serving breakfast and lunch, the Peach Valley Café features traditional egg dishes, breakfast sandwiches and wraps, and pancakes, waffles and French toast – among other items. The restaurant’s lunch menu consists of salads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps. If you’re looking for fresh and made to order, the Peach Valley Café is a great way to start your day.
Another breakfast-serving restaurant in the area is Steve’s Famous Diner. Advertising “comfort food made from the heart,” Steve’s is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Serving lunch and dinner, as well, Steve’s menu is comprised of traditional breakfast dishes. The items that make the menu unique are the Biscuits & Gravy, bringing the southern flare to the table, and Steve’s freshly made muffins. For lunch, Steve’s offers sandwiches & clubs, soups & salads, burgers and a whole list of specials. And if you visit Steve’s for dinner, you’ll want to try one of Steve’s Dinner Specials, a seafood dish, or a famous Italian dish.
There are several common restaurant chains located in or near Ormond Beach, including Ruby Tuesday’s and TGI Fridays, but there are also many restaurants unique to Ormond Beach and Florida for you to try out.
Located less than half a mile from Tropic Sun Towers is the Charlie Horse Restaurant. This beach-themed restaurant offers casual dining and a varied menu. Serving American cuisine, including burgers, seafood dinners and a children’s menu, the Charlie Horse Restaurant also offers an all-you-can-eat Alaskan Snow Crab feature. While you’re there, don’t forget to try one of the bar’s specialty drinks, including a Spiced Apple, Nuts & Berries, and a Johnny Vegas, among others.
Some other lunch and dinner recommendations include Peppers Mexican Grill & Cantina, only half a mile away from the resort; Dimitri's Bar Deck & Grill, also only half a mile away; Hull’s Seafood Market, two and a half miles away; the River Grille, five miles away; and the Black Sheep Pub & Eating House, half a mile away from the resort.
For a pizza night, head over to Genovese’s Italian Cafe in Daytona Beach or have it delivered to your suite. The menu offers a wide range of Italian selections including pasta, calzones, bruschetta, and Stromboli if you’re in the mood for something other than pizza.
Popular This Time of the Year: Go to the movies, take a scenic drive, play golf or tennis and/or go shopping
- Average High: 80°
- Average Low: 59°
Popular This Time of the Year: Spend the day on the beach, watch a baseball game, walk the Daytona Boardwalk, and/or play mini golf
- Average High: 89°
- Average Low: 72°
Popular This Time of the Year: Look for shells while walking on the beach, attend a local festival, play golf or tennis, go on a day trip to a nearby attraction
- Average High: 82°
- Average Low: 65°
Popular This Time of the Year: Play golf, take a day trip to a nearby attraction, learn about the local heritage & culture through a tour, and/or take a walk on the beach
- Average High: 70°
- Average Low: 49°
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The beautiful relaxing beach is definitely the main attraction in Ormond Beach. Swim and play in the water and then sit back, relax and enjoy the sound of the waves crashing to the shore.
If you are looking for excitement you may have planned your vacation to coincide with a nascar race. The Coke Zero 400 is run in July and the Daytona 500 is run in February at nearby Daytona International Speedway.
Motorcycle fans may want to plan your vacation in the spring during Bike Week or in the fall during Biketoberfest in nearby Daytona Beach, just minutes from Ormond Beach.
While staying in Ormond Beach, visitors may enjoy traveling to the Daytona area for shopping, browsing and searching for the perfect vacation souvenir or gift. Only about an eight-mile drive, Daytona Beach is home to the Volusia Mall, which houses all the latest trends, restaurants and specialty stores.
For a really fabulous day shopping, dining and visiting a truly remarkable town, make the 50-mile drive north to the Nation’s Oldest City. St. Augustine offers downtown shopping in boutiques, specialty shops, art galleries, beach stores and more. Learn about the city’s history while you’re there, or take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the narrow, cobblestone streets of St. Augustine. The drive to get there is totally worth it!