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by Kaylee Hultgren | March 01, 2010

In January of last year, Daytona's Ocean Center convention facility became a lot more appealing to larger groups by doubling its meeting and exhibit space to approximately 205,000 square feet.

The closest accommodations are across the street, facing the water, at the 744-room Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, which offers 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including an 18,000-square-foot ballroom, and nine dining options.

Along the boardwalk is the historic Bandshell outdoor amphitheater, built in 1937 as a Public Works Administration project. Designed to amplify sound naturally, the venue can hold up to 5,000 people.