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Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

5 Ways to Celebrate Summer in Daytona Beach

Here’s a look at some ways you and your family can celebrate the warm weather and sunshine in Daytona Beach.

Main Street Pier -- At 750 feet long, the pier offers spectacular views of the beach and is a popular spot for fishing. Don’t forget your bait and pole – fishing from the pier is free. And if you’re hungry, check out Joe’s Crab Shack located right on the pier. The top deck of the restaurant is a great spot, with seating overlooking the ocean. 

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Celebrate Your Birthday at Walt Disney World

There’s no better place to celebrate turning five years old than at Walt Disney World. And a few months ago, that’s exactly what we did for my oldest daughter’s birthday.   Check out these great ideas of how to bring magic to your loved one’s birthday:

Pick up birthday buttons – When you visit any of the Walt Disney World parks, be sure to pick up a  free birthday button to let everyone know you're celebrating. If you’re staying at a Disney hotel, you can also receive a button when you check-in, too. Many characters and cast members love recognizing and wishing guests a happy birthday.

Birthday voicemail – If you’re staying on Disney property, be sure to note on your reservation that you’re celebrating a birthday. When we arrived at the Art of Animation resort, Mickey and friends had left a voicemail singing ‘Happy Birthday.’ My daughter was thrilled!

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Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort Makes Dining Fun

The Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina understands that sometimes you just have to make food fun to get kids to eat!

When families dine at Latitudes, kids meals are served in a playful plastic bucket with a shovel included.  Once they finish their meal, the pail is theirs to keep and explore the resort.  For dessert, the ‘dirt pudding’ is a big hit with children.  It’s as simple as chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos and a gummy worm on top! Kids can gobble up their tasty treats and get ready for more fun on the sand. 

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Halloween Hotspots for Families in Florida

Halloween is so much more than just one night of trick-or-treating, especially in Florida. Celebrations begin in September and don’t end until in November. We’re talking serious family fun.

So whether you’re looking to have a not-so-scary time with Mickey Mouse or an autumn celebration with Shamu the whale, you’ll find it here.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Select nights in September through October 

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Beaches Menu: Surfing to Volleyball, Tennis to Mullet Toss


The Sunshine State's 825 miles of beaches offer a diversity of activities and to suit every taste.

There's the comforting stuff you might expect -- think beach volleyball tournaments and surfing contests. And then there's the wildly unexpected -- ever been to a "mullet toss"?

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