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Daytona Beach Celebrates The New Year With New JetBlue Flights: Non-Stop JFK-To-DAB Service Begins Jan. 7th

Flyers to Enjoy New Attractions, Accommodations and More 

on the ‘ Original American Beach’

There’s a lot going on in Daytona Beach for 2016, and JetBlue Airways is a big part of the excitement: 

JetBlue Airways Launches New Route to Daytona Beach 

JetBlue Airways is launching a new route to Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB)  January 7, 2016. The airline will offer daily, non-stop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) , providing the Daytona Beach area with daily direct flights to and from New York City on a 150-seat Airbus A-320 aircraft.

“This is certainly an exciting addition to Daytona Beach International Airport’s line-up,” said Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Tom Caradonio .  “Our airport is located right in the heart of Daytona Beach, and with JetBlue’s announcement, visitors now have direct flights from hubs in New York City, Atlanta and Charlotte. And the destination has some big changes happening; there’s never been a better time to visit.”

Visitors in 2016 will experience an exciting chapter in the destination’s history showcasing its racing heritage, idyllic East Coast oceanfront location and impressive arts affiliation. The DAYTONA RISING $400 million expansion at  Daytona International Speedway  will be complete just in time for the Jan. 30-31 Rolex 24 At Daytona sportscar race that kicks off the “World Center of Entertainment’s” racing season. This world-class facility with premium amenities and unparalleled conveniences will feature:  three new concourse levels that will span the frontstretch; five expanded and redesigned fan entrances called ‘injectors’; 11 social areas dubbed ‘neighborhoods,’ each the size of a football field with open sightlines and dozens of video screens to capture the on-track action; more than 60 new luxury trackside suites with patios; 14 elevators and 40 escalators in the new grandstand; and, 101,000 new 20”-21” grandstand seats featuring backs and arm rests. In addition, more than 5,000 solar panels will be installed making the sports complex one of the top five largest solar installations at a professional sports venue in the country. Also new to this iconic venue will be the May 27-29  Country 500 music festival, featuring Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson and 40 more star acts.

Foodies Crave Daytona Beach Dining

The Daytona Beach area’s culinary scene is experiencing a steady influx of exciting, new offerings – from off-the-beaten-path eateries to independent restaurants serving specialty fare. New favorites include the vegetarian-friendly Dancing Avocado Kitchen, the Kale Café and Juice Bar specializing in vegan cuisine, the Florida seafood-inspired Azure, and you can’t miss uber-cool 31 Supper Club. Like us on Facebook and get a taste of our offerings during our October Dine-Around Daytona Beach promotion – and be sure to explore the newest addition to the mix, the  Daytona Beach Ale Trail.

Love to Shop?  We Have News!

Tanger Outlets will be opening a new Outlet Mall in Daytona Beach, just in time for the 2016 holiday shopping season. Located near Interstate 95 and LPGA Boulevard, the center will encompass more than 350,000 square feet of space and more than 80 upscale retailers. Meanwhile, long-popular Volusia Mall just completed a $5 million upgrade, providing shoppers with an even more inviting experience – and the area’s thriving downtown areas, including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, DeLand and New Smyrna Beach continue to add eclectic, new boutiques and eateries.

Challenging Greens, Year-round Weather

Recently ranked in the top 15 places to play golf in the U.S., Daytona Beach offers numerous courses for the serious player and weekend warrior. With year-round affordable greens fees, visitors can choose to play where the pros do – LPGA International, home course of the LPGA and Symetra Tours – or choose from more than 20 other fine courses, all participating in  Discover Daytona Beach Golf.

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