Daytona Beach 3-Day Grad Trip

Group of friends playing with ball on the beach

Group of friends playing with a ball on the beach

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You’re wanting to spoil your favorite students with the grad trip of a lifetime, right? If a little shopping and sightseeing, some killer beach time, classic boardwalk amusements, an amazing dinner cruise and a play day at Daytona’s premier waterpark sound good to you, grab your grads and start packing; Adventure Student Travel has you covered!


Daytona Beach Boardwalk
Built-in 1938, the historic Boardwalk has become the premier family entertainment center in the Daytona Beach area. Here, you’ll find a boatload of family-operated businesses - Joyland Amusement Center, Mardi Gras Fun Center, Pizza King, Michael's on the Beach, Zeno's Boardwalk Sweet Shop and more, indoor and outdoor rides, live entertainment, the very best in arcade amusements and dazzling Saturday night fireworks shows from Memorial Day through Labor Day – all in a classic midway setting, just steps away from the warm sand.

Daytona Beaches
Daytona’s 23 acres of world-famous white sands offer visitors a fantastic fusion of bustling action and quiet, secluded seashore. Handy access points ensure plenty of options - drive right onto the beach of your choice. Whatever you’re after - from sunbathing, volleyball and classic boardwalk fun to surf fishing, marine habitat exploration, and world-class watersports – Daytona area beaches have everything your grad group needs for an awesome seashore celebration!

Beach Street
Grab your grads and head to Beach Street! Browse fabulous locally-owned shops, savor the vibrant flavors of deliciously authentic regional cuisines and enjoy unique entertainment and attractions—all in a beautiful riverfront location. Season after season, fans pack the stands to see the Cubs play at historic Jackie Robinson Stadium. Visitors throng to Beach Street’s exhibits, outdoor festivals, charming cafés and Florida’s oldest Saturday Farmers’ Market; popular “Riverfront Fridays” feature free movies in the park and an ever-changing variety of open-air activities and special vendors’ promotions to enjoy.


Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
You and your grads will thrill to the breathtaking views of the surrounding area from the top of this National Historic Landmark, just ten miles south of Daytona Beach. Wear comfortable shoes because, in order to partake of that panoramic magic, you’re going to climb 203 steps up the cast-iron staircase of the second tallest lighthouse in the United States! Built to replace a previous lighthouse damaged by a storm before it ever saw use, the “new” 175foot tower was constructed of bricks shipped from New York and Baltimore; the masonry work was considered to be of such fine quality that it was red-washed instead of painted to highlight its natural beauty. Upon its completion in 1887, the new light could be seen 20 miles to sea! Round out this fascinating trip back in time with a tour of the authentic light station buildings, which include several keepers’ dwellings, a two-seater “privy” and a pump house. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet Nellie, the resident feline.

Daytona International Speedway
Fans of all things fast and furious will cherish a tour of Daytona International Speedway, the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500! This enormous 480-acre complex, appropriately nicknamed “The World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse racing schedule on the globe. In addition to hosting eight major race weekends, the grounds are a wildly popular venue for all manner of civic and social gatherings, photoshoots, car shows, production vehicle testing, and police motorcycle training. Go behind the scenes to experience fascinating highlights of racing history and view first hand significant NASCAR points of interest!

Jackie Robinson Ballpark Tour
Travelers flock to landmark Jackie Robinson Ballpark - site of the first racially-integrated MLB game in baseball history - for photographs with the memorial statue of beloved baseball pioneer Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson, who crashed the barriers banning black athletes from the sport by becoming the first African-American to play modern-era Major League Baseball. Renamed in Jackie’s honor in 1989, the ballpark - home of the Daytona Cubs and Bethune-Cookman Wildcats - is a favorite Daytona Beach venue for classic minor league action amidst all the old-school atmosphere a true-blue fan could ask for!

Daytona Dine and Cruise 
See all the best riverside scenery Florida has to offer with Daytona’s very own Dine and Cruise, the local dinner cruise that shows guests all the best of the Halifax River. This dinner and river cruise provides guests with two full hours of Intracoastal Waterway sights, the trip providing several chances to spot a dolphin or two while eating and enjoying upbeat music and facts along the way.


Daytona Lagoon Water Park
Wrap up your fabulous 3-Day grad getaway with an afternoon at Daytona's hottest place to stay cool. Daytona Lagoon Water Park offers more than a million gallons of fun-filled, wet and wild excitement – truly something for everyone. Want to stay dry? No worries; the park’s Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Laser Tag, arcade amusements and rock wall keep “landlubbers” plenty busy. Want to stay out of the sun? Daytona Lagoon has you covered! A variety of cabana rental options tender guests plenty of privacy and excellent food and beverage service; you can even book a relaxing massage.