Daytona Beach is more than just a spring break destination. When Q4 rolls around, tourists head home, children go back to school, and professionals return to work. Uncrowded beaches, sunny skies and warm hospitality make Daytona Beach the perfect business retreat to end the year.
The Right Venue
The Ocean Center is Florida’s fifth-largest convention center, located just 400 feet from the beach and 15 minutes from the airport. Known for natural light, open spaces and beautifully catered functions, the Ocean Center infuses unique art galleries and dramatic pre-function areas to add local flair to every event.
The Right Size
The Ocean Center, which boasts over 200,000 square feet of customizable space, is the perfect venue for intimate groups, large conventions and everything in between. Surrounded by business-class and family-style hotels, there are approximately 12,000 guest rooms in the area with accommodations for every need. The center has accommodated city-wide events like the Shriners, Humane Society of the U.S. and Ferrari.
The Right Weather
Daytona’s famous beaches are world-renowned, and they’re enjoyable all year. In October, temperatures cool to a comfortable range in the 70s. Leave your winter coats at home and bring your bathing suit—when the meeting breaks, the ocean awaits. It’s also a great time of year to enjoy world-class golf.
The Right Timing
Q4 is time to end the year with a bang. With less competition for booking, it’s easy to find the best luxury accommodations, off-site excursions and dining reservations. Guests can treat themselves to a pre-holiday spa visit at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, which just completed a $25 million renovation. And speaking of the holidays, there are plenty of shopping opportunities here, including the $150 million One Daytona shopping and restaurant complex and the Tanger Outlet Mall. New waterfront dining options await as well, featuring the freshest seafood and amazing nightlife.