Summer in Central Florida is here. Even during an unprecedented year, there are still many fun and exciting activities to keep you and your loved ones happy and entertained. In fact, the Ormond Beach area was tailor-made for year-round amusement and amazement.
That’s part of the reason why people from all walks of life love to visit and live in Ormond Beach each year. This summer, you can show your family members a great time that they’ll fondly remember for decades to come. Use these suggestions to get started.
1) Independence Day
Even before the bands begin to play and the fireworks light up the night sky, the spirit of Independence Day can be felt in Ormond Beach. For example, at Andy Romano Beachfront Park, your friends and family members can enjoy a comfortable day at the beach, thanks to the many amenities located here.
You could also celebrate freedom with a relaxing ride along the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail, where you’ll get up close and personal with native wildlife and vegetation. Or, stop by The Casements to learn about the city’s not-too-distant history.
2) National Picnic Month
Speaking of picnics, Ormond Beach is home to various parks and natural areas where you enjoy a meal amid the flora and fauna. Psychologists say doing so works wonders for your mental, emotional, and even physical health.
July is also the month to celebrate various specific foods, including deli sandwiches, blueberries, watermelon, ice cream, hot dogs, and baked beans. It’s also National Grilling Month.
After lunch, take the whole gang to see the world-famous Fairchild Oak at Bulow Creek State Park. There are also nature trails nearby where you could spot otters, ducks, and other native critters. Or, step back into history at Tomoka State Park and learn about the early Native American settlers of this region.
3) Dog Days of Summer
Sometimes called the holiday with a funny name, the Dog Days of Summer officially span from July 22 through August 22. July is also National Parks and Recreation Month. Along with the mentioned parks, you can also experience the majesty of Central Florida nature at local hot spots such as Rockefeller Gardens Park, Central Park, Bicentennial Park, Fortunato Park, and many more.
In addition, you could appreciate art and find your center at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens. Outside, reflect on the past and future near the garden oasis that pays tribute to veterans who fought and died in foreign wars.
4) Family Golf Month
Nearly 365 days of sunshine make Florida the ideal spot to fulfill your passion for the links. In fact, the growing and thriving community of Halifax Plantation features a nationally-recognized course that’s provided countless hours of entertainment and enjoyment for players across the globe.
5) Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days
When you need a break from the heat and humidity, but don’t want the fun to stop, Ormond Beach won’t let you down. Many indoor activities delight and inform, including Ormond Lanes, the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center, plus several diverse and unique shops and restaurants you simply won’t find anywhere else.
In fact, this family-friendly focus is part of the reason why many people who visit Ormond Beach and other areas of Central Florida choose to return to live here for all or part of the year. For nearly three decades now, we’ve been proud to assist homeowners just like you in finding the perfect neighborhood and a high-quality custom home tailored to your exact desires and requirements. Contact us today to learn more about how simple, affordable, and rewarding custom home ownership can be.