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The four-star Shores Resort & Spa, on South Atlantic Avenue is owned by Noble House Hotels & Resorts. The 214-room oceanfront resort's SpaTerre specializes in Indonesian and Thai rituals, as well as massage therapies, body treatments, salon services and facial care.

At SpaTerre, guests are pampered with seaside salt glows and rehydrating cucumber aloe wraps. The Shores Resort & Spa also features a fitness center, a fine dining Baleen restaurant and guestrooms with flat-screen televisions and luxury bed packages.

The Vacation Therapy Spa at Ocean Walk Resort, on N. Atlantic Avenue offers guests massages, manicures, pedicures, body treatments, skin care and waxing treatments.

Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village, on North Atlantic Avenue, is the Daytona Beach area's largest resort.

Rain Supper Club restaurant on Seabreeze Boulevard features five-star, gourmet fusion cuisine, combined with urban cool music. Chef Stacey Slott, formerly of the Russian Tea Room and the 21 Club in New York, has cooked at the James Beard House. Chef Joshua Wool is from South Carolina. Montreal-based designer Alain Boeuffe created the casual yet chic decor.

Chops Restaurant, on South Ridgewood Avenue, is another Daytona restaurant. Owners Claudia and Clay Butters' first restaurant was Martinis On Bay. The Chops New American cuisine menu includes steaks and Chilean sea bass poached in Amaretto and topped with pico di gallo served with creamy portobello risotto.

The Cellar, located in the historic winter home of former US President Warren G. Harding on Magnolia Avenue, features fine Italian dining. Built in 1907, the building is listed on the National Historic Registry and is owned by Chef Sam Moggio and his wife Lina. Chef Moggio is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Before moving to Florida, he worked in New York and Italy.

Daytona attractions include Gamble Place at Spruce Creek on Taylor Road in Port Orange. Gamble Place is the former winter hunting lodge of James Gamble of Proctor and Gamble fame.

This 175-acre park has trails, five different eco-systems and several restored historic buildings. They include Gamble's hunting and fishing retreat, a caretaker's cottage, a citrus packing shed and a replica of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves cottage.

The River Queen II is an old-fashioned river paddlewheeler. It offers lunch and dinner cruises along the Daytona Beach area's scenic stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway.