Welcome to the Nautilus Inn - Close to Everything "Daytona Beach"!
The Nautilus Inn "Is" Daytona Beach! From our location on famous "A1A", the Nautilus Inn offers the perfect location to all of the popular Daytona Beach attractions and vacationer-favorite activities!
As a sampling of our claim, the Nautilus Inn's tranquil beachside location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is located just a short 3 minutes' drive from Ocean Walk Village, 3 minutes from the Daytona Beach Boardwalk & Pier, 4 minutes to the Ocean Center, 10 minutes to the Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), and just 11 minutes to the Daytona International Speedway! But that's not all
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Daytona Beach Calendar of Events
Daytona International Speedway Tours
With Daytona International Speedway Tours, you'll "follow the paths of legends" and cross the very ground where Cale and Donnie waged their infamous '79 fight. Stand in the spot where Dale celebrated the victory that defined a generation and explore the garage stalls where motorsports' most legendary crew chiefs tended to racing most iconic cars. With choices ranging from 30 minutes to three hours, a tour at Daytona International Speedway is an experience to remember for any race fan.
Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum URL: http://www.lloar1993.com/
The Living Legends of Auto Racing, Inc. was founded in 1993 in an effort to recognize, honor and promote the pioneers of beach & stock car racing. Today the organization has over 600 members from around the world. As a museum of racing history operating out of South Daytona, FL, the museum hosts a variety of activities throughout the year and is a great place to take in the culture and history of one of America's most popular sports.
Zoom Air Adventure Park
Go arboreal as you swing, climb, balance and zip from tree to tree at Zoom Air Adventure Park. You'll get a bird's-eye view of the land below as you travel over dancing logs and tight wires, across rope bridges, nets and suspended disks.
Daytona Lagoon Waterpark Entertainment Center
Daytona Lagoon offers hours of fun for the entire family in a safe, well-maintained atmosphere with attractions to suit the entire family with activities like The Lagoon Waterpark, Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Laser Tag, a huge arcade and a rock wall, Daytona Lagoon all centrally located in the heart of Daytona Beach.
Blue Spring State Park
Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. John's River. Blue Spring is a designated manatee refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian manatees. The park has plenty of picnic areas, a hiking trail, and offers over-night stays with air-conditioned cabins and a full facility campground.
The Stetson Mansion
The Stetson Mansion if Florida's first luxury home and the grandest home ever built in Florida during the 19th century. Built in 1886 by famed hat maker and philanthropist, John B. Stetson, his winter retreat was the only "Gilded Age" estate built in Florida. The Stetson's were known for hosting magnificent parties and gatherings for local townsfolk and some of the most elite and influential citizens of our country's most prosperous era.
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum URL: http://ponceinlet.org/
Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. Maintained and operated by the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, this beautiful facility represents one of the best preserved and most authentic historic light stations in the nation today. Visitors agree that the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers a treasure-trove of sights, sounds and experiences for young and old alike.
Fishing & Eco Tours
Airboat & Gator Charters
Conveniently located between Orlando and Daytona Beach, Airboat & Gator Charters provides private airboat rides on many of Central Florida's beautiful lakes and rivers. You'll experience the American Alligator in it's natural habitat along with deer, wild hogs, eagles, manatees and a variety of birds.
Philips Brothers Fishing Charters
Philips Brothers Fishing Charters offers inshore, near shore and offshore guided fishing trips tailored for fisherman of any skill level. The inshore trip gives fishermen the chance to catch a wide range of species including redfish, specked sea trout, snook and tarpon. Geared towards the more adventurous fisherman, the near shore trip takes you just off the beaches of Daytona where you'll target larger game fish including cobia and kingfish. For the big time fishing adventure, Philips Brothers offers offshore guided fishing trips that take you to the deep waters of the Atlantic. Fishing 15 miles off the coast, you'll target some of the most prized game fish in the ocean including grouper, tuna, and mahi-mahi.
Right in Sight Fishing Charters
In addition to great light tackle sight fishing where you'll stalk, cast and catch speckled trout, snook, seasonal tarpon and other migratory species, Right in Sight Charters is child and family friendly. They offer mixed bag fishing in the tidal flow areas of Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater where you'll catch and abundance of species such as ladyfish, bluefish, jack crevalle, trout, redfish and black drum. Right in Sight Fishing Charters welcomes fly anglers to test their skills on the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon Redfish with Captain Justin who is an experienced saltwater fly fisherman himself.
St. Johns River Eco Tours
Located just 40 minutes from Daytona Beach, St. John's River Eco Tours operates the most eco-friendly sightseeing boat cruise on the St. John's River. With several boat tours daily, you'll explore the river while observing the wild life and experiencing a section of the St. John's that is little changed from the days when early explorers began visiting these enchanting waters. The tour is great for birdwatchers, fans of alligators or manatees and nature photographers.
Central Florida Nature Adventures, LLC
Central Florida Nature Adventures, LLC offers guided kayak tours on some of the area's most pristine waterways with all the equipment necessary. Family friendly, Central Florida Nature Adventures, LLC have packages for ages 5 and up and are booked by reservation. As a mobile company, Central Florida Nature Adventures, LLC can design unique and customized tours at man locations including the St. John's River, the Tomoka Basin, Blue Springs and Salt Springs.
The Manatee - Scenic Boat Tours
While being entertained with local history and folklore, you'll cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway and observe dolphins, manatees, turtles, egrets and pelicans in their natural environment. With sunset cruises available, the Manatee takes you past the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and many beautiful waterfront estates.
Fun Cat Sailing URL: http://sailingdaytona.com/
Enjoy the natural beauty of one of Florida's most magnificent inlets as well as sightings of dolphins and wildlife. Cruise around the waterways of Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach where you can help with trimming sails or sit back and relax as you take in the scenic views and tranquil breezes along the calm river waterways. Cruises include complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.
Crane Lakes Golf & Country Club
Located just south of Daytona Beach, this semi-private 18-hole course will challenge players of any skill level at any aspect of their game. Strategy, accuracy and shot-making capabilities will prove beneficial as players strive to navigate one of the toughest and best conditioned courses in the area.
The Grand Club - Cypress Knoll Golf Course & Pine Lakes Golf Course
The Grand Club features some of the finest golfing experiences available in Northeast Florida. The 36 holes of championship golf have been created by two of the game's greatest designers and players - Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.
Cypress Head Golf Club
Voted the #1 golf course in Volusia County for the past seven years, Cypress Head Golf Club is considered a "must play" golf course in the Daytona Beach area. Conveniently located just minutes from the Daytona International Speedway and world class beaches, this award winning Arthur Hills design provides a wonderful experience at a great value.
LPGA International - Daytona Beach Golf
LPGA International, the home course of the LPGA Tour since 1994, is a premier Daytona Beach golf club boasting two world-class, four-star courses as rated by Golf Digest. The Hills Course and the Jones Course are distinct in design and play, but are both great for all skill levels.
The Riviera Country Club
This legendary layout has produced champions such as Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson. The course also played host to notable celebrity golfers such as Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and Humphrey Bogart who could often be spotted under the tree by the historic 12th tee.
Indigo Lakes Golf Club
The award-winning Indigo Lakes Golf Club is a fun and friendly environment where anyone can enjoy the pleasures of a Sunday putt on the green, a breathtaking atmosphere for social gatherings and a great spot to drop in for a meal or a drink. Designed by Lloyd Clifton, this par-72 course stretches over 7100 yards from the back tees and present an exhilarating challenge to golfers of all skill levels.
Halifax Plantation Golf Club
Nestled within a magnificent canopy of century-old oaks, tall pines and natural vegetation, Halifax Plantation Golf Club is one of the most picturesque and enjoyable courses you'll play in Central Florida. Designed by Bill Amick, the course was created to challenge the novice and expert golfer alike with a choice of elevated tee boxes and undulating greens.
Victoria Hills Golf Club
Victoria Hills Golf Club is located in the quaint college town of DeLand, FL. This Ron Garl - Designed golf course preserves the natural flow of the area's rolling hills and foliage while providing golfers with an 18-hole, par 72 golf course that is surrounded by hundreds of oak hammocks and Augusta pines. The views are stunning and the course challenges a golfer's skills throughout all its 18 holes.
Venetian Bay Golf Club
As you play Venetian Bay, you'll notice this isn't the normal development course. There are no holes with housing on both sides and several holes with no housing at all. Wide fairways and smooth rolling greens that work their way through the Florida landscape gives golfers a respite from the fast pace of daily life.
Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach
Downtown Daytona Beach's Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach boasts more than 60 shops, restaurants, attractions and services plus a great Farmer's Market - all in a splendid waterfront setting. This historic beach retail area is located between Bay Street and Orange Avenue and has been providing a delightful day of enjoying new flavors, treasures, experiences and events since 1870.
Ocean Walk Shoppes & Movies
Ocean Walk Shoppes & Movies has something for the entire family. From its geometric shapes and electrifying colors, to its picturesque setting next to the historic Band shell on the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Walk Shoppes & Movies offer one of the most unique dining, shopping and entertainment experiences in Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach Boardwalk
Daytona Beach Boardwalk is a combination of great Boardwalk Business - from the Joyland Amusement Center to some great local gift shops and food. The Boardwalk features outdoor and indoor rides and amusements including a classic arcade with a firework display every Saturday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Canal Street Merchants - Canal Street Historic District
Steeped in history, culture and the arts, the pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets offer a vibrant blend of parks and historic buildings with specialty shops, fine dining, art galleries, cultural attractions and the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History. Parking is free so you can take a stroll around downtown and stretch your legs while exploring "The Loop". Find a unique gift, explore the many eclectic stores, savor a meal or enjoy one of the monthly & annual events.
Main Street - Deland, FL
Located just 30 minutes between the beach and all of the Central Florida attractions, you can spend the day browsing a host of local artisan shops, boutiques and galleries. As a cultural center, Deland has six museums and hosts a variety of cultural events including the premier Deland Fall Festival of the Arts, the Deland Art Walk and 4th Friday in Artisan Alley where the town comes together for a night of culture, music and fun.
Volusia County Farmers Market
Volusia County Farmers Market is one of the largest and longest-running farm markets in Volusia County. Opened in 1975 on 18 acres inside the Volusia County Fairgrounds, today's Farmers Market is a place where families can come enjoy breakfast at a picnic table and then shop for vegetables, plants, baked goods, honey, jam and other food items. Vendors also sell just about everything under the sun in both indoor and outdoor booths. Shoppers can find musical instruments, glassware, pots and pans, jewelry items, handbags and fishing gearÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦just to name a few.
Nicole's Beach Street Mall
As Daytona's largest antique mall, the showroom is over 14,000 square feet and features over 50 dealers. At Nicole's Beach Street Mall, you will find something new every day as the inventory of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, clothing, art work and gift items is constantly changing.
Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona Harley-Davidson
Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona is home to Bruce Rossmeyer's 109,000 square foot Harley-Davidson Showroom with thousands of motorcycles, genuine Harley-Davidson gear and more. With retail shops like On the Fringe Leather, full service restaurants like the Pig Stand & Houligan's, specialty shops and a full bar and nightclub, there's always something to see and do. In addition to live music every weekend and major concerts at the Coca-Cola Pavilion, Destination Daytona hosts Bike Night every Thursday and a Motorcycle & Car Swap Meet the second Sunday of every month.
The area's largest indoor Mall with four Major Department Stores, a Food Court & over 100 Specialty Shops & Services.
Angelic Gardens Day Spa and Wellness
This Daytona Beach area spa is a truly unique experience. With massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures or the perfectly customized package for you or your group, the magical atmosphere will provide an enlightened escape into an angelic realm.
The Spa at Riverview
Spending time at The Spa at Riverview is more than a luxury, it's a complete tune-up for the body, mind and soul. With massages, facial rejuvenation packages, hand and foot care or total spa packages, The Spa at Riverview provides all of their services in a comfortable, relaxing and completely private environment.
The Veranda Pampering Salon
With over 16 years of service, The Veranda Pampering Salon looks forward to pampering you with a variety of massage therapy services including the rejuvenating Sea Shell Massage, a Reflexology Treatment, a soothing anti-aging facial or an Escape Total Body Spa Treatment. Indulge and escape from everyday stress in the Victorian home salon in Ormond Beach, FL.
Kula Yoga, with its powerful techniques for creating a sense of inner peace, harmony and clarity of mind, is a welcoming place for you to learn and explore the world of yoga. Yoga mats and towels can be rented before class or purchased.
Daytona Beach Parasail
Located in beautiful Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Parasail is a great way to see Daytona's coast line from a unique perspective. With flights soaring between 600 and 1,200 ft., Daytona Beach Parasail has a flight for everyone.
With locations in Daytona Beach and Ponce Inlet, Daytona Jetski offers leisure activities for all levels of interest. Whether you're a thrill seeker or you're just interested in some family fun, Southside Jetski can provide deluxe 3-passenger Waverunners, high-speed jet boats, kayaks & canoes and paddleboards.
Water Toy Shop - Boat Rentals
Always striving to offer the best experience with the best boats at the best prices, Water Toy Shop, Inc has a variety of watercraft and packages perfect for you. Choose from a 24' Pontoon boat (seating 14 people) with 8 hour or half-day packages, a 15' Deck boat (perfect for groups of 7 or less) or several models of kayaks.
Scuba Lessons, INC
Scuba Lessons, Inc. is a co-op that provides low cost scuba diving certification classes with NAUI & PADI professionally trained dive instructors. Along with scuba gear, Scuba Lessons, Inc. offers dive trips, discounted dive programs with live animal interaction, a scuba conservation club, great adventure dives and diving gear at prices that are affordable for the general public.
Sea Dogs Dive Center
Sea Dogs is a full service PADI dive center with over 25 years of experience. Offering a full range of certifications and guided dive packages, Sea Dogs takes you to some of the dozens of world famous wrecks and beautiful reefs in the Daytona/New Smyrna Beach Area.
Pure Life Surf School
Pure Life Surf School is Florida's most unique and sought after surf
schools. Offering private and group surfing lessons for all ages,
summer surf camps and surfboard rentals, this surf school provides a
fun and safe environment for student surfers. All instructors have
professional CPR & First Aid certifications.
Surfari Surf School
The mission of the Surfari Surf School is to offer the very best surf lessons, surf camps, stand up paddleboard and surf rentals possible. You can learn to surf with free use of surfboards and wetsuits though qualified surf instructors or just rent a surfboard or paddleboard for your own surf session.
Ponce Inlet Watersports
Ponce Inlet Watersports is your one-stop-shop for fun for the whole family. With everything from parasailing, fishing, eco-tours, private charters, sailing trips, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and their banana boat ride, Ponce Inlet Watersports literally has it all.
Orlando & Central Florida Attractions
The Nautilus Inn and Daytona Beach puts you close to all of
Orlando and central Florida's attractions! A short hour drive is all
there is between the Nautilus Inn and the excitement of some of the
most popular attractions in the world.
Daytona Beach Area Events
The Nautilus Inn and Daytona Beach puts you close to all of the
area's best events!
42nd Annual Turkey Run
November 26, 2015 - November
Take a walk down memory lane and relive a 42-year tradition - the Daytona Turkey Run, one of the biggest car show and swap meets in the country!
In addition to cars made prior to 1980, you'll see Mustangs, Corvettes, Camaros, Chargers, Challengers, Prowlers, Vipers, Foreign Exotics and Rat Rods, regardless of year of manufacture.
Come find new and used auto parts, auto accessories, and auto related clothing, gifts and more at the Turkey Run swap meet. If you are a restorer, the Swap meet is often the only time all year you can find exactly what you need.
Over a thousand cars line the infield of the Daytona International Speedway for participants to buy and sell vehicles. At the Car Corral, owners park their cars to sell and buyers walk the aisles and engage in transactions directly with sellers.
Art & Fashion
Spectacular art and fashion can be found at our new Arts and Fashion Bazaar at the Daytona Turkey Run. Kids and adults alike will find something unique and fun for themselves or a gift for someone else.
A December to Remember in Daytona Beach
Enjoy holiday festivities in a balmy beachside atmosphere with many events
occurring at the Ocean Center, Ocean Walk Shoppes and the historic Bandshell right on the beach. The
3rd Annual "A December to Remember Daytona Beach" will kick off November 29 with Light Up Volusia festivities. There will be a 100% chance of snow at the Ocean Walk Shoppes throughout the month that includes and a Sand Wonderland Weekend.
Times for this month-long event will be Fridays 4-8 p.m., Saturdays 12 noon-8:15 p.m. and Sundays 12 noon- 6 p.m. through December 27. The historic Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell, Boardwalk and Ocean Walk Shoppes will be the hub for this event with "Light Up Volusia" activities also being held at the Ocean Center.
Light Up Volusia Nights at the Ocean Center
Bring the whole family for a free, fun-filled holiday event! Watch the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, tree lighting by Mayor Derrick Henry, the popular and mesmerizing "Festival of Trees," enjoy live music, arts and crafts vendors and holiday refreshments, partake in a gingerbread house contest and fireworks!
Light Up the Bandshell with a free concert and fireworks
Ocean Walk Shoppes will host a Winter Wonderland with a 100% chance of snow, free train rides, free hot chocolate, and a free kids' craft station. Join Mayor Derrick Henry at he lights up The Bandshell at 7 p.m. with a switch that simultaneously turns on the holiday lights and decorations. Music by the Pocket Change band, followed by fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
Riverfront Festival of the Season
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Daytona Beach's Christmas tree is officially lit on this evening and it's also the night of the Halifax Yacht Club's Boat Parade. Get your picture taken with Santa and experience an old-fashion celebration with ornament craft making for the kids. Eat, drink and be merry with plenty of options through a variety of gourmet food trucks.
Ring in the New Year on Main Street
Celebrate the coming of the New Year on Main Street in Daytona Beach, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Multiple stages for live entertainment, street performers, festival food and family-friendly attractions. Stay for the fireworks over the ocean and enjoy the live ball drop.
Rolex 24 at Daytona 2016
January 30-31, 2016
The Rolex 24 at Daytona is a race featuring superstars from the worlds of sports car racing, NASCAR and open-wheel. This races' intensity billows throughout the 3.56-mile infield road course. It is a perfect battle between machine, driver and time, kicking off three weeks of race action.
February 21, 2016
The Daytona 500, also known as "The Great American Race," is NASCAR's signature event and is the biggest, richest and the most prestigious event of the year for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Since 1959, it's proven that year after year, lap after lap, this is the race that creates more memories, more hall-of-fame moments and more believers in the power of racing dreams than any other.
If you've never been, the DAYTONA 500 is the one race that will make you believe there's no greater feeling - than being here.
Bike Week 2016
March 4, 2016 - March 13, 2016
The "World's Largest Motorcycle Event" rolls into Daytona Beach for 10 days featuring motorcycle shows, exhibits, concerts, racing at Daytona International Speedway and street festivals. Bike Week has been designated a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event. Bike Week activities take place at various locations throughout the Daytona Beach area.
March 12, 2016
The DAYTONA 200 kicks off the 2015 motorcycle racing season, featuring American SportBike Racing Association’s (ASRA) 600cc sportbikes battling on Daytona’s famed road course for the coveted victory – and a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. ASRA and the Championship Cup Series (CCS) will have a full complement of road races Thursday through Sunday.
26th Annual Spring Daytona Turkey Run
March 25-27, 2016
See thousands of classic cars for show and sale, a massive swap meet, Artisan Alley, great food and fun for the entire family!
Coke Zero 400 4th of July Weekend
July 2, 2016
It's a summer tradition as American as fireworks and cookouts. Be a part of the event that's produced some of the most dramatic moments in racing history, while you enjoy one of the nation's biggest fireworks displays after the race. It's the perfect way to spend a summer night at one of America's most festive times of year.
Daytona Blues Festival
The annual Daytona Blues Festival has rapidly grown into a family-friendly musical tradition throughout Central Florida. The festival features dozens of up-and-coming artists as well as some of the biggest names in blues music. Held at historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark(known as “The Jack” to locals), the three-day festival brings thousands of visitors to Daytona Beach each year for fun, sun, surf and, of course, music.
October 13-16, 2016
Each year, nearly 125,000 motorcyclists roll into the Daytona Beach area for a multi-day, annual event called Biketoberfest. This extended weekend of fun and sun includes motorcycle shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides along A1A and other historic roadways, racing at Daytona International Speedway and vendors offering everything from the latest models to parts and accessories.