There’s something magical about standing along a shore, gazing out into the endless horizon where the ocean meets the sky, digging your toes into soft powdery sand and letting the breeze whip your hair around in a messy but relaxing way. Who says you have to travel across the sea to find a place that meets these standards? Let me let you in on a secret – you can have that in a car ride away this weekend!

Most Floridians (and Americans) are well informed about where Daytona Beach is and what it’s all about. Bike Week, Nascar, Spring Break…it’s branded itself as a party beach where visitors go to get tan and get wild. So when you’re looking for a peaceful getaway with your family or sweetheart, Daytona Beach is on the very bottom of your list (if it even makes the cut). It’s just not even an option, right? Wrong.

What if I told you there was a place called Daytona Beach Shores that is an escape from all of that. Not only in Daytona Beach Shores, but a resort nestled away on the beach away from it all – The Shores Resort & Spa. As the only AAA Four-Diamond oceanfront resort in Central Florida, The Shores Resort & Spa offers luxury, comfort and style into an extraordinary beachfront destination for leisure or business. The Shores offers a long list of luxurious guest services and amenities, including private poolside cabanas, Oceanside fire pits, exceptional dining, and an intimate spa. Once you’re here, you’ll feel like you’re a world away from the “Daytona Beach” you had in your mind. Guests can enjoy the privacy at the pool while looking out to the ocean and at night, head out for their signature  seaside S’mores. Guests gather around Oceanside fire pits to enjoy an irresistible combination of salty sea breezes, crunchy graham crackers, toasty marshmallows, and warm, gooey chocolate.

Looking for a place to eat? The Shores restaurant, Azure, is a hit on the East Coast. Azure serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as 24-hour room service.  Azure offers beachfront dining available on an elevated outdoor terrace, giving tableside views of the oceanfront pool and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.

The Shores is a perfect place for a Daycation, Staycation or Vacation! For more information or to book a room visit:

The Shores Resort

2637 South Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118
(Tel) 386.767.7350

Photo Credit: The Shores Resort & Spa