The Florida Agricultural Museum is open every Wednesday through Sunday and is located about 20 minutes north of Plantation Bay in Palm Coast. It is a great place for visitors to learn a little more about the deep history of agriculture in Florida while having some great fun in the process.
If you are already an expert on marine wildlife, you know that there are lots of great places surrounding Plantation Bay to observe an amazing array of marine wildlife, including many different types of birds.
However, if you are new to observing our local wildlife, a little education can go a long way towards making your experience more enjoyable. Located about 45 minutes away from Plantation Bay, the Marine Science Center at Ponce Inlet makes a great day trip, and its the perfect place to improve your knowledge of Florida marine wildlife in a fun and relaxed setting.
Locals like me consider Angell & Phelps one of our area’s best-kept secrets.
The Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory is located just 25 minutes south of Plantation Bay in downtown Daytona Beach.
This old fashioned chocolate factory has been making some of the best homemade chocolates you will find anywhere since 1925!
If you are fascinated by history or can appreciate an incredible view, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum should absolutely be on your must see list.
The museum is a great way for any history buff to learn more about the important role lighthouses have played throughout our history, and the views of Daytona Beach and Ponce Inlet will take your breath away!
One of the most popular excursions on many Caribbean vacations is the opportunity to swim with dolphins. Plantation Bay residents are fortunate to have that same opportunity available right in their own back yard!
Located just 30 minutes north of Plantation Bay, Marineland Dolphin Adventure bills itself as “The World’s First Oceanarium.” The facility contains more than 1.3 million gallons of water across multiple dolphin habitats that visitors can view from above the water or through the large underwater observation windows.
Located just 20 minutes south of Plantation Bay on the campus of Daytona State College, The Southeast Museum of Photography makes a fantastic day trip for residents looking to expand their cultural side. The museum is one of only 13 facilities in the entire country that are dedicated exclusively to photography.
Located just 15 minutes from Plantation Bay, Tomoka State Park provides local residents with all the natural amenities one would expect from a state park, only this one is right in your own backyard.
The park is a natural peninsula, created by the Tomoka River and the Halifax River. It offers a wide range of amenities, including boating and fishing facilities, camping and picnic facilities, a nature trail, and a museum.
Here at home in Ormond Beach, we are completely surrounded by opportunities to explore a wide variety of historic and cultural attractions. It’s important that we remember to take the time to appreciate the beauty that is available for us to see, right here in our own backyards. One of those beautiful historic attractions is …