Living Here

Dining, Shopping & Nightlife

Whether you are looking for something trendy, mainstream, beachside, inland, casual or upscale, there are plenty of options for dining, shopping and nightlife. From the quiet ambiance of specialty shopping boutiques by day to the electric street party atmosphere of dance clubs at night, it's all here for you in Volusia County.


Beyond fresh seafood, Volusia County is full of culinary delights, like authentic French and Italian pastries, and ethnic specialties like Thai, Mediterranean, Sushi, and even Honduran cuisine. We have many beautiful places to dine on the
water – both on the river and on the beach.

There are landmark restaurants in historic buildings with elegant dining options that rival any big city. Even the most discerning palates will be impressed. Urban Spoon has the area’s most up-to-date restaurant listings by category, plus a smartphone app for recommendations on the go.


The Pavilion at Port Orange is a retail, dining, and entertainment destination that features a weekend Green Market, and Daytona Beach’s Volusia Mall is anchored by Macy’s and Dillard’s, as well as dozens of specialty stores.

Main Street in DeLand is an award-winning historic district lined with unique shops and cafés, and Flagler Avenue and Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach are known for eclectic boutiques and weekend art and wine walks.

Beach Street in downtown Daytona Beach is a destination in itself, with several blocks of restaurants and shops, including a historical museum and an 80-year old chocolate factory, all facing a beautiful waterfront park. Across the river, the Ocean Walk Shoppes offer shopping and dining right behind the historic band shell, steps from the Atlantic Ocean.

Of course we have all the national chains, but the personality of Volusia County is in the neighborhood shopping centers where you will find cozy diners, specialty food stores, pet boutiques, and much more. It won’t take long before you discover your own favorites.


Full of energy and ready to hit the town? Head over to Daytona Beach’s Beach Street and find an assortment of jazz and blues clubs featuring live entertainment, bars, and dance clubs. Flagler Avenue, and Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach and Mainstreet DeLand’s Woodland Blvd. are also go-to destinations when looking for some live entertainment and
trendy pubs.

Whether your tastes run to wine bars or piano bars, dance clubs or comedy clubs, Volusia County has entertainment covered. For a list of upcoming local concerts, movies, and events, click here.