Early in the 1900s, automobile inventors and drivers gathered in Ormond Beach to run speed trials earning it the title "Birthplace of Speed." It later became famous as the popular winter vacation spot of John D. Rockefeller and friends. Visitors are sure to enjoy exploring this rich history, relaxing on the miles of beaches, participating in water sports, observing the diverse natural scenery and many more activities.
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.
Things to Do
Ormond Beach is a popular vacation spot that has managed to keep its small-town feel intact. Visitors may enjoy relaxing on the beach, participating in water sports, exploring the rich history and/or many other activities the area has to offer.
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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!