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Shopping Really Can Be a Day at the Beach When You're in Daytona Beach

Life in Daytona Beach is, quite literally, a day "at the beach," but sometimes you need a break from the sand and surf to buy essentials or maybe even update your wardrobe.

When you are ready to shop, you'll find Daytona Beach offers a little bit of everything. From bargain shopping at flea and farmers markets to enjoying one of the area's malls, you will have ample shopping options in and around Daytona Beach when you purchase a home in the area.

Major Malls
The Daytona Beach area has several shopping malls to offer. Volusia Mall, on International Speedway Boulevard, hosts over 100 shops, including Dillard's and Macy's as anchor stores. This is the place to go if you are in the market for a name-brand retail store.

For specialty shopping needs, Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach is the place you want to visit. This strip mall is located in the city’s downtown between Orange Avenue and Bay Street. Locally owned shops sit alongside antique stores and ethnic eateries in this popular place. Vintage shops are abundant in the Riverfront area.

The Riverfront area is home to the famous Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, where you can get a scrumptious treat or tour the chocolate factory. Angell & Phelps draws many visitors through the year, and as a resident of Daytona Beach, you can enjoy these treats year-round.

Ocean Walk Shoppes is the mall of choice for those who spend time at the beach. This family-friendly shopping district is filled with beach and surf inspired stores. It sits on North Atlantic Avenue next to the Bandshell, and is literally within walking distance of the ocean.

The Daytona Beach Flea and Farmers Market
To shop in the midst of history, make plans to visit the Daytona Flea and Farmers Market. Voted as one of the Top 5 Markets in the Country by USA Weekend, this flea market has over 1,000 booths and draws over two million visitors every year. Here you can find fresh local produce, antiques, crafts and even parts for your car or fishing tackle.

If you are going to visit the market, give yourself several hours. The outdoor booths are much like a garage sale, with bargain-priced used items, while the indoor booths have new items and the work of local artists and craftsmen. It runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 am until 5 pm, no matter the weather. This market has been serving area residents and guests since 1981.

As you make the transition to Daytona Beach, you will find ample shopping opportunities around you. To make your transition easier, find the right real estate team to help you purchase a home. Watson Realty Corp is ready to lend a hand and help you find the right home.