Shopping At Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is rapidly becoming one of the most popular retail destinations in Florida. Between malls and shopping districts, boutiques and specialty stores, the Daytona Beach area has something for everyone.
The popular Volusia Mall is located on International Speedway Boulevard and is home to large department stores like Dillard’s and Macy’s along with over 100 shops (Abercrombie & Fitch and New York & Company), restaurants and a food court. If you’re seeking specialty shopping, then head to the historic Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach, located downtown in the Beach Street area between Bay Street and Orange Avenue. There, you can ‘shop small’ at locally owned shops and authentic eateries, as well as enjoy entertainment and attractions. Browse one of the many antique stores, vintage shops, bridal boutique or jewelers, visit Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, or take in a flick at Cinematique before sitting down at an outdoor café and relaxing with a glass of wine.
If you’ve spent all day at the beach, then head over to the family-friendly Ocean Walk Shoppes dubbed “Daytona’s Premier Entertainment Hub.” Located on North Atlantic Avenue (A1A), next to the historic Bandshell on the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Walk offers a vibrant retail center with surf and beach inspired tenants like Maui Nix, Sunglass Hut and Caribongo. There is never a shortage of shopping when it comes to visiting Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas.
Just south of Daytona Beach is The Pavilion at Port Orange, an open-air shopping center located in the city of Port Orange. The Pavilion hosts dozens of stores and restaurants including Belk, Kirkland’s, Marshalls and Hollywood Theaters. Further north is the Trails Shopping Center in Ormond Beach. The Trails is located on bustling Nova Road and offers over 150,000 square feet of retail space with anchor shops such as Chico’s, White House Black Market and Ann Taylor Loft. From boutiques to department stores, the Daytona area offers a one-of-a-kind retail experience.
The popular Downtown Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on City Island between the library and Jackie Robinson Ballpark and the river from Beach Street. Running for more than 60 years in its beautiful and historic location, the Downtown Farmers’ Market is the State’s longest continually running market of its kind. A year-round, open-air market, the event features dozens of vendors offering gourmet food, fresh farm produce from local farmers, plants and flowers from local growers, ethnic edibles, baked goods and homemade artisan crafts such as pottery, clothing, jewelry and art.
There’s also special happenings like a jam session featuring live music from Daytona State College’s Music Industry Club along with some of the vendors and their friends. Remember to leave credit cards at home. Most vendors at the Market only accept cash. So grab a homemade Empanada, munch on some kettle corn, sip on a sweet tea and browse dozens of vendors selling everything from whimsical birdhouses to local citrus. The event is rain or shine. Just a short drive from Daytona Beach, two additional area farmers markets cater to visitors and residents.
The New Smyrna Beach Farmers Market, running since 1991, has become a popular mainstay offering local fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, juices, plants, dairy and much more. The Market is held every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Old Fort Park and City Hall on Sams Avenue. If you’re looking for fresh goods on a weekday, then check out the Volusia County Wednesday Farmers Market at the Volusia County Fairgrounds on East New York Avenue in Deland. Established in 1975, vendors offer everything from musical instruments to organic produce and glassware.
Farmers markets are a true gathering place for the community and a must see for visitors!