The Best Places to Visit on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk

While staying at The Night Swan in New Smyrna Beach, plan a day trip to visit the Daytona Beach Boardwalk! Just 30 minutes north of New Smyrna Beach, this boardwalk and pier is a favorite attraction in the area. Whether you’re looking to shop, relax on the sand, or dine at fantastic restaurants, the boardwalk has everything! If you’re traveling with kids, they’ll love spending the day at the Joyland Amusement Park nearby.

To help make your travel planning easier, request a complimentary copy of our Vacation Guide! Packed with local insight and insider tips, this guide has more details on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk plus dozens of suggestions for other local activities.

What to Do at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier

Tons of attractions line the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, from arcade games at the Mardi Gras Fun Center to thrilling rides at the Joyland Amusement Park. Find the perfect souvenir at Lisa’s Gift Shop, or pop into Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop for some sugary treats! With a nearly endless number of attractions, you could easily spend the entire day exploring the boardwalk.

Joyland Amusement Park in Daytona

Kids and adults alike will love the exciting rides at Joyland Amusement Park in Daytona Beach! Ride to the top of the iconic 85-foot Daytona Ferris Wheel and witness a spectacular view of the beach and the city below. Couples looking for a fun date activity or families traveling with kids should take to the go-kart track. Aside from all the rides, the Joyland Amusement Park also includes classic games like skeeball, pinball, and more.

Fishing on the Pier

Fishing is one of the most popular activities on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier. Bring or rent rods and other fishing materials to cast a line. There is no charge to fish, and anglers are not required to have a fishing license if casting from this spot. More experienced anglers may want to head to the Sunglow Pier, six miles from the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier. Here, you can take advantage of a bait shack and fish cleaning areas.

Daytona Beach Boardwalk Restaurants

Dining near the Daytona Beach Boardwalk means access to waterfront views and fantastic seafood restaurants. While spending the day exploring the area, check out some of our favorites places for lunch and dinner. If you’re in the mood for a classic ’50s diner experience, stop by the Starlite Diner and order from the breakfast menu all day! You can also munch on simple yet delicious appetizers like chili cheese fries and onion rings. Or, order a soup and sandwich combo from the lunch menu.

For dinner, reserve a table at Joe’s Crab Shack to enjoy a beautiful waterfront view. Share a steampot filled with snow crab, mussels, clams, shrimp, and lobster tail. Or, order individual seafood entrees like cedar-roasted salmon and twin lobster tails. Along the boardwalk, you’ll find other restaurants with tasty offerings like Pizza King, Tiki Hut Pub & Grill, and Hog Heaven Bar B-Q.

Book a Stay at The Night Swan

After a long day spent walking along the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, you’ll want a comfortable place to come back and relax. Book a room at The Night Swan to enjoy outstanding service and top-notch amenities. The perfect place for a romantic getaway, The Night Swan has cozy rooms, some of which are pet-friendly, with private porches and other excellent features.

If you choose to stay in our Main House, you can select the Captain’s Suite. This third-floor room is the most spacious option with beautiful, wood panel walls. Enjoy a stunning view of the Intracoastal Waterway from the built-in window loveseat. In the mornings, dine on a delicious complimentary breakfast of fresh-baked pastries, quiches, breakfast sandwiches, and more.

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