Topaz Hotel / Motel
Travel Blogs from Flagler Beach
... the Spanish, British and United States. Confederate troops took control of the fort during the civil war. Our day ended with a visit to Nombre de Dios (mission) which was the site of the first settlement in 1565.
Today we took a tour of Flagler College. It is an unbelievable building. Originally the Ponce de Leon Hotel, built by Henry Flagler (Standard Oil), in 1888. It was the first hotel to charge $100 per night. ...
Today we went to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse built in 1887. Surrounding the lighthouse are the original keepers' dwellings with historical artifacts. ( a lot of the tools there reminded me of my Dad) We climbed 203 steps to almost the top of 165 ft Lighthouse and got to walk around the top balcony. Fantastic views of Dayton Beach area and the Inlet areas. David loved it especially looking over the edge....lol NOT!!!! I got some excellent photos, and it ...
Drove to Daytona Beach,no stopping along the way. Nice hotel, right on the beach front. After we got organized off we trotted to the beach for a nice stroll, and a play in the waves, then back to the hotel to lay in the sun on the recliners before having a dip in the pool. Gorgeous day not too hot and the ocean water was so warm. ...
I surprised David with a custom road trip shirt for the trip. We left home at 6:30...Shawna and the grandkids were on hand to say goodbye and take pics of us as we left. We hit light rain briefly and took US 1 all the way into Melbourne to avoid any other rain. We met David's parents at Cheddars for a late dinner and another goodbye and then took I95 North to our first overnight stop...Daytona. While ...
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We headed towards the beach in the evening. Boy I got to say it was beautiful. I never expected Daytona to be so beautiful. We spent out evening strolling thru the Pier area and then ended up speeding a long time ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed