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Date Night in Daytona

Date nights are an important aspect to relationships and marriages. Whether you and your spouse are coming to Daytona Beach alone or with the extended family, take advantage of the fantastic dining and activities that Daytona Beach has to offer. Break the routine by making time for a special date night during your stay at the Nautilus Inn. Check out our date night restaurants and activities recommendations below:




Zen Bistro

Zen Bistro offers two great atmospheres for your next date night! Whether you choose to relax in their stunning garden patio, surrounded by luscious bamboo trees and a pergola with lights strung overhead, or inside their peaceful dining room offering plenty of privacy, you will enjoy a stunning romantic setting and a delicious Thai meal. Using only the freshest, finest ingredients, cooks expertly craft each dish as it is ordered. Reservations recommended to guarantee a table for the time of your choosing.

LOCATION: 223 Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach

RESERVATIONS: 386-248-0453



The Cellar

For a fine dining experience, The Cellar is the perfect spot! It was once rated among the Top 100 Romantic Restaurants according to OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards in 2013. The restaurant is intimate, the food is exquisite, and the wine list is superb. From the high quality service, homemade pastas and authentic Italian cuisine, and a quaint ambiance, you’ll have the perfect date night at The Cellar. Reservations recommended and business casual attire required.

LOCATION: 220 Magnolia Ave, Daytona Beach

RESERVATIONS: 386-258-0011



Chucheiras Restaurant

Enjoy fresh and delicious flavors of the Caribbean, Honduras, and Spain in an intimate dining atmosphere. Chucheiras features a wonderful ambiance, a lovely fireplace, and the perfect décor to go with it to make the picture perfect date night scene. Reservations recommended, business casual attire dress code during dinner service, and a quiet setting of no children under 8 policy for dinner service.

LOCATION: 101 Second Street, Suite 500, Daytona Beach

RESERVATIONS: (386) 239-0548



Don Vito’s Italian Restaurant

When you walk into Don Vito’s Italian Restaurant you are welcomed by the friendly owners, staff, and an intimate setting. Don Vito’s is the perfect middle ground of formal and casual dining, perfect for a great date night in Daytona Beach. Along with the hearty portions, fantastic flavors, and authentic cuisine that brings guests to Don Vito’s, the experience of dining in the classic “Brooklyn Italian Diner” atmosphere really give the restaurant that extra touch of authenticity.

LOCATION: 137 West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach

RESERVATIONS: 386-492-7935



Entertainment and Activities


Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier

The Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier is a great free destination to check out on your Daytona Date Night! It features Ocean Walk Shoppes, concerts at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, gift shops, snack bars, restaurants, and a classic arcade! Embrace your youthful sense of wonder and enjoy spending time at the Boardwalk. For more information:


Daytona Playhouse

Take your date to the theatre you next date night and experience the arts and culture! With six wonderful shows from Sept to May, one-acts in June, and musical comedy with the Daytona Playhouse Young Actors Company in July, you won’t want to miss the entertainment at Daytona Beach's only community theatre. For more information:


The Peabody Auditorium

The Peabody has been considered one of Central Florida’s preeminent showplaces for international and national artists, community events, and civic programs, with its beginnings starting over 100 years ago. Today, the 2,521 seat auditorium attracts more than 100,000 residents and visitors annually, offers more than 200 performances of the finest professional theater, music, comedy, dance, children’s productions, opera and Broadway shows, provides educational and community programs, so make plans for your next date night in Daytona Beach for dinner and an event at the Peabody. For schedule of performances:


Dine and Cruise on the Lady Dolphin of Daytona

Make plans for your date night in a one-stop perfect opportunity! Dine and Cruise for your next Daytona Beach date night. Dine on a delicious dinner and dessert while enjoying music and sightseeing while cruising down the Halifax River. Leave your cares behind as you relax and enjoy the warm gentle breezes and breath-taking Halifax River scenery on your Daytona River Cruise with dolphins playfully swimming around you on this incredibly beautiful scenic river cruise. Get your tickets here:


Painting with a Twist

Unleash your inner artists during your next Daytona Beach date night! Painting with a Twist offers date night classes where you and your date can create a great pair of painted portraits that will be the perfect trip memento for your stay at Daytona Beach. This is a great place to have fun with your date and meet other fun couples, while sipping on a glass of wine or beer while you paint alongside with their artist to create your own work of art that you'll take home at the end of the class. Their talented team of instructors guides you step by step through the session's featured painting. Check out their class schedule here:


Escape Room Daytona

Escape Room Adventure of Daytona is an exciting new experience for you and your date! You and your team are locked into a real world themed room filled with lots of puzzles and tasks to complete. You must work together to complete the room in one hour or less. Because there are many types of puzzles, riddles and tasks, escape room challenges are great for team building and group events as well as date nights and family fun time!​ Break out of the boring date night routine. Give yourself something to talk and laugh about over dinner! For more information:


Cobb 12 Luxury Theatre

Take “going out to the movies” to a whole new level! Enjoy recliner and reserved seating, current movies, and Cobbster's Kitchen & Bar, a full service dining or take to your seat, walk-through concession including barista bar and homemade pizza by the slice or pie. For movie times and more information:


Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, our location in Daytona Beach allows you easy access to the area’s entertaining attractions and exciting events. The Nautilus Inn is the perfect location from which to see or do something new and different and making those lasting memories you’ll always cherish of your ideal vacation. Only when you book directly with us can you take advantage of outstanding deals and packages that aren’t available anywhere else.


Your online total includes all taxes and fees; other travel sites often charge extra hidden fees for online bookings. By booking directly with us, you get our best rate available! In addition to having the best rate possible, there’s other great benefits to booking direct! Including no hidden fees, a “Book Now, Finish Paying Later” policy, access to all room types, fairer cancellation policies, access to our on-site, toll-free customer service center 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and access to exclusive offers.


Check out our selection of Daytona Beach hotel rooms, best-in-class Florida vacation values and exciting options for vacation fun! View our seasonal special offers then call (800) 245-0560. Make your reservation today!


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