Looking for the best things to do in Daytona Beach at night?
Daytona Beach is known as The World’s Most Famous Beach. With 23 miles of beach for many to enjoy, Daytona Beach is the ultimate destination for fun in the sun. But what about the nightlife?
Daytona Beach has many things to do once the sun goes down. Here are my recommendations for fun things to do in Daytona Beach at night.
19 Best Things to Do in Daytona Beach at Night
1. Seabreeze Historic District
The Seabreeze Historic District is your ultimate nightlife destination in Daytona Beach. Located on Seabreeze Boulevard directly across from the beach, you can find everything from restaurants to nightclubs to liven up your night.
Grab a bite to eat at Daytona’s #1 sports pub & restaurant, The Oyster Pub, “Home of the Best Chargrilled Oysters.” You can grab a beer at The Oyster Pub or walk to the Daytona Taproom, which has over 50 beers on tap for you to enjoy.
Dance the night away at Razzle’s Dance Club by showing off all of the latest dance moves on their 15,000 square foot dance floor. Nightclub not your scene? There are several bars to enjoy a drink and good conversation. Wherever you choose to go on Seabreeze Boulevard, you are sure to enjoy your night.
If you want the best of both worlds, venture down to the Coyote Ugly Saloon. Known as “the most famous bar in the world” and made into a movie, Coyote Ugly has 13 bars worldwide.Grab one of the bar’s weekly drink specials served by a beautiful “Coyote.”
Whatever you choose to do on Seabreeze Boulevard, you have various options that will give your night a 10/10.
2. Ocean Walk Shoppes
Located steps away from the sandy beach, The Ocean Walk Shoppes has restaurants and bars open late for all to enjoy. Enjoy tasty wings at The WingHouse Bar & Grill served by the “World Famous WingHouse Girls”. WingHouse also has a full service bar to take part in while catching a game on one of their many flat screen televisions.
Grab some friends and enjoy live music and a “Hang Ten” Happy Hour at Mai Tai Bar, while overlooking the historic Oceanfront Bandshell and the beach. Imagine a sunset with the view of Daytona Beach while enjoying a Mai Tai and coconut shrimp. What could be a more perfect setting to the end of your day?
Can’t get enough of the beachside views? Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is another restaurant that will give you just that. With its inspiration from the 1994 classic film Forrest Gump, their endless seafood options and “Bubba’s Classic” drinks, you’ll be enjoying life like a box of chocolates.
Finally, you can grab a burger and a shake at Johnny Rockets, an All-American restaurant. Don’t like beef? Don’t worry, they have plant based options as well.
3. Oceanfront Bandshell and Park
The Oceanfront Bandshell and Park is known as one of the “premier open-air entertainment venues in the southeastern United States.” It is an iconic landmark in Daytona Beach for performances.
The Bandshell has had historic performances from Blake Shelton to Huey Lewis & the News. Enjoy a free concert at the Sounds of Concert Summer Series every Friday night from May through September. The concert includes genres for everyone to enjoy, like R&B, country, rock n’ roll, disco, funk, and Motown.
Not able to make the Friday concert? No worries, you can attend the Star Spangled Summer Series every Saturday night from May through September. Enjoy a full lineup of artists as well as a firework show after each performance.
4. Daytona International Speedway
DId you know that Daytona is not only famous for its beaches? Daytona is the home of one of NASCAR’s biggest races, The Daytona 500. The Daytona 500 happens once a year, where NASCAR drivers take 200 laps around the historic speedway. Fans are able to enjoy warm weather, good food, fun, and a competitive race. Although the Daytona 500 happens once a year, there are other races and activities for fans to enjoy year round.
The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is the regular season finale for the NASCAR Cup Series. In this open sports facility, experience the night sky as you view the race as a NASCAR Champion is crowned.
For some of the race events, The Daytona Speedway gives fans the opportunity for camping in the 180-acre infield GEICO Park West campgrounds. Celebrate with friends and family while hanging out in your RV, car, or tent, and enjoying free Wi-Fi!
Not only is the Speedway home to NASCAR, fans can also enjoy tours, car shows, and various concerts. If you are in Daytona, it is a must see to experience the Daytona Speedway at least once.
5. Bike Week
Bike Week is “The World’s Largest Motorcycle Event”. I remember going as a college student and seeing thousands of bikes riding on Atlantic Avenue.
Taking place usually in March every year, over 400,000 bike lovers from all over the country come to Daytona Beach for the festivities. While the daytime activities are fun, the night time activities are really where you want to be during Bike Week. With Main Street blocked off, people can walk the street while viewing the different bikes, shopping vendors, and drinking at the many Saloons.
Not only are bikes riding all over the Daytona streets, you can also see them riding on the sandy beach.
6. Main Street
Main Street is known as “Daytona’s Premier Entertainment District.” When it is not the epicenter for Bike Week, Main Street has several bars that offer events, drink specials, and live entertainment.
Full Moon Saloon is “Main Street’s year round pool hall.” Compete in a pool match while enjoying the Saloon’s weekly drink specials. The Saloon is also home to several festivals and events throughout the year.
The Bank & Blues Club is “Daytona’s own hard-rockin’ kick ass nightclub.” Built in the early 20’s this club features live blues and rock bands.
Finally, Dirty Harry’s Pub has weekly activities to really get your night going. Play pool on Wednesdays and Saturdays or in a Texas Hold’em tournament every Monday. Both activities are FREE! On Friday and Saturday nights, Karaoke is available to sing your heart out until midnight.
7. Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier
South of the Ocean Walk Shoppes, the Boardwalk and Pier are full of fun things to do. The Mardi Gras Fun Center has gift shops, snack bars, and 2 arcades. The arcade has an old school feel as it operates on quarters only. One of the best free things to do in Daytona beach at night.
If you dare, head to Screamer’s Park and ride the Slingshot and the Vamatron which are known as the “the ride the astronauts feared.” At night, the rides illuminate to really make this experience one to remember.
In my opinion, it may be best to eat after you go on the rides. If you want to eat before, I can’t guarantee that your food will soon be on the floor! Whenever you choose to eat, Joe’s Crab Shack will be waiting for you on the Pier. From buckets of seafood to oversized cocktails, you can experience the taste of the sea and the shore, while sitting on the patio overlooking the beach.
The Boardwalk is a great place to see street performers. You never know who or what you may see. Stay late and enjoy a firework show every Saturday at 9:45 pm during the summer.
8. Daytona Lagoon
The Daytona Lagoon is your all in one fun destination. The Daytona Lagoon consists of two main attractions, The Waterpark and The Funpark. During summer months, the Daytona Lagoon is open late for more time to enjoy.
The Waterpark has a wave pool, lazy river, and various slides. The Funpark has more than enough activities for everyone. Outside you can play miniature golf at the 18 hole course. Inside, test your physical and mental strength by zipping through the rope course, climbing the massive rock wall, or get competitive in laser tag. Need something a little less physical? The arcade has over 70 games for you to challenge others while having fun and winning prizes.
Finally, channel your inner NASCAR driver by racing go-karts and bumping your friend in bumper cars.
Daytona Lagoon is something fun for the whole family to enjoy. Season passes are available for unlimited access to the Funpark all year…you can’t beat that.
9. Tanger Outlets
Tanger Outlets is a chain of outlet malls with the Daytona Beach location which opened in 2016. With over 73 stores, Tanger Outlets has more than enough options to choose from. Some of my favorite stores include H&M and Nike. After shopping, stop by Auntie Anne’s to get a hot, soft pretzel.
Stores are open as late as 9pm, which will allow the last minute shopper to purchase that knock out dress for your night out on the town.
10. Polynesionan Fire: Live Music and Buffet Dinner Show
Polynesian Fire is a dinner show put on by a Samona family from the village of Nu’uuli on the island of Tutuila. It is located on Beach Street and gives you a Pacific Island feel with a volcano, good food, and a great show.
Ticket prices range from $24.99 – $59.99 and includes dinner and a show. The show consists of live Polynesian music, dancing, and a Samoan fire knife performance. Dinner is buffet style and includes your choice of Pollynesian chicken, kalua pork, meatballs, fruit, salad, and various deserts. Non-alcoholic drinks are included with your dinner, however, alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.
This is something fun for the whole family to enjoy and really immerse themselves in the Polynesian culture.
11. Date Night Scavenger Hunt
If you’re looking for a unique, yet romantic date night, Let’s Roam can offer just that. Let’s Roam has writers that will work with you to customize a scavenger hunt for you and that special someone.
The Hunt involves personalized questions and photo challenges to make your date fun and exciting while making memories and exploring the best parts of Daytona Beach.
Here is another Scavenger hunt that we would recommend.
12. Bethune-Cookman University Homecoming
Bethune-Cookman University or B-CU is an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) located right off of International Speedway Boulevard. Established in 1904 by the great Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, B-CU has continuously encouraged their students to “Enter to learn, depart to serve.” Every year, B-CU’s homecoming is one to remember with many activities for students, alumni, and the public to enjoy.
During homecoming week, there are several shows, outings, and parties. One of the shows is the Greek Step Show that involves performances from the Divine Nine Black Greek Letter Organizations, and other Greek sororities and fraternities performances. This show is sure to get you out of your seat. Before the big game on Saturday, you can show your school spirit at the Pep Rally.
On Saturday, you can sit and cheer on the football team to bring home the victory, while enjoying the Marching Wildcats halftime show. If you’re ready to party and have a good time, stay outside the game where there is music, food, and the B-CU community. The outdoor festivities can last well into the evening hours.
Saturday night there are always several parties and gatherings to attend. Whether it is an All White Party or a Sneaker Ball, guests will have a fun and classy time.
13. Paddle Pub Public Tour
The Paddle Pub is a 19 person pedal powered boat used to see the water scene of Daytona Beach. You can book this tour for many events like pub crawls, birthday parties or a great night out.
Boat goers can bring their own drinks on board whether alcoholic or nonalcoholic. A playlist is available to make the boating experience a party on the water. If you want to swim, no problem. The Paddle Pub can stop and anchor for peddlers to take a quick dip.
For $39 per person, you can enjoy 1.5 hours of fun with a captain and a party host. If you have at least 14 guests, private tours are available. For sure one of the best things to do in Daytona Beach.
14. Sky Rooftop Bar
On the roof of the Streamline Hotel on Beachside, Sky Rooftop Bar is the perfect place to relax while drinking a cocktail and looking out at the ocean views.
Not only can you get some good eats and drinks, you can listen to live music every weekend. Space is available for special events and parties as well as weddings.
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15. Daytona Escape Room Experience
The Daytona Escape Room Experience is the first of its kind in the area. Only $30 per person, the escape room has multiple themed rooms available for an interactive hour of fun.
You can work together to find the missing Professor and the mysterious box in the “Cured Isle” escape room. You and your team can also help to solve the mystery of the disappearing residents of a small town in the “Disturbance in Elmwood” escape room.
Whichever room you choose, your and whoever you choose to escape with will have to think outside the box and work together to escape!
16. The Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club
The Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club is a gaming facility with betting screens, private betting carrels, and poker rooms. While in the poker room, gamers can enjoy a bite to eat before returning to play.
At the poker table, players can choose from several $5 minimum games like One or Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, or DJ Wild Stud Poker.
The Club is also one of “Florida’s Newest Brands in Poker Tournaments” with over 1.5 million in tournament prize pools each year.
17. Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf
Pirates Island Adventure Golf is an 18 hole for the whole family to compete. Open until 10pm, 7 days a week, the theme of the golf course is based on the pirates that roamed the 7 seas. Use your phone to keep score while putting over streams, through caves, and up the mountain where you can see breathtaking views of the beach. Hit a hole in one and win Pirate booty.
Rates start at $10 and kids under 12 years old play for free.
18. The Killer True Crime Bar Crawl
Fun Coast Tours newest 21+ tour is The Killer True Crime Bar Crawl. During the bar crawl, guests receive a driver that will drive you past Daytona crime scenes as well as serial killers’ workplace and hangouts.
The tour takes guests to a local bar, The Last Resort, where crawlers may meet the owner, Al Bulling who was present when serial killer Aileen Wuornos was arrested. Also, the driver stops at a restaurant where a killer worked as a short order cook.
Tickets are $35 for the crime filled experience.
19. Ocean Deck
Ocean Deck is a Caribbean style restaurant and beach club that sits right on the beach.
Locally owned, this beachside restaurant has great food, live music, and host several parties, events, and concerts year round. As stated on their website, “Ocean Deck is the place to be.”
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