Holly Hill, a small mainland city in Florida, boasts bigger borders of Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach. This city, as of 2010, only held a population of 12,000 people, which made for close-knit communities, old-fashioned downtown amenities, and several quiet suburban neighborhoods. The town is peaceful and within a short drive of all of the larger, popular attractions in Florida. Holly Hill is a go-to city for travelers seeking peace away from the spring break crowds or rowdier summer beach-goers.
While the interior of Holly Hill is home to mostly locals, a few restaurants, and a handful of shops, the outskirts offer a few things for travelers to do and see. Sunrise Park, for instance, is a quiet, family-friendly destination, complete with nature trails, picnic areas, small playgrounds for children and toddlers, and fishing docks on a narrow river.
For pet owners, the Riviera Oaks Dog Park is sectioned into gated run-around areas for both small and large dogs. Pet owners are welcome to sit at the picnic area and make new friends, while their pups run and play with other dogs their size. Be sure to keep the park clean with provided doggie-doo bags and nearby trash cans.
For dinner, travel to My Pi Pizza on North Atlantic Avenue, which is 2 miles from the inner city of Holly Hill. Build your own pizza pie from a huge list of ingredients, such as the classic cheese, pepperoni, or peppers, and the more modern pineapple, chicken, and barbecue sauce.
Order some garlic knots and a delicious bottle of craft beer to go with it. Then sit out on the patio to overlook the ocean and relax while you munch.
Stay at one of the top-rated Holly Hill Hotels
If you plan to stay in Holly Hill for a weekend, you have four hotel options in the area. However, only one is actually within Holly Hill. Others are on the outskirts [1 to 2 miles from Holly Hill’s inner city], closer to the seashores of Daytona Beach. These hotels include Fountain Inn & Suites, Tropical Winds, Cove Motel, and Grand Seas Resort. You can find more information and updates on select Florida cities on TravNow.
Fountain Inn & Suites
Fountain Inn & Suites, located on Ridgewood Avenue, is a Holly Hill favorite seated within the city limits. Unfortunately, most hotels in Holly Hill guests are on the outskirts, closer [or directly on] Daytona Beach. This one brings you the urban atmosphere of city life with the suburban feel that comes from living inland from the Atlantic Ocean. There are positive online reviews each noting the super-friendly staff, courteous customer service, clean rooms, and basic but pleasant accommodations.
Rooms have an individual custom air conditioning system, as well as a kitchenette with counter space and a mini fridge. Free high-speed internet is offered throughout the hotel, as is cable access for the rooms’ flat-screen televisions. Also on Ridgewood Avenue is the Lavender Fields Day Spa; get a massage, facial, body scrub, manicure, and pedicure in a single afternoon.
Afterwards, continue your day of indulgence at Heavenly Cheesecakes & Chocolates. Sample handmade truffles, chow down on delicious fruit-topped cheesecakes, and savor one of their sweet chocolate-covered strawberries.
The Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel
The Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel on North Atlantic Avenue has snagged the attentions of numerous visitors to both Holly Hill and Daytona Beach. The hotel sits a mile from your destination city, so you can travel wherever you want to go from Holly Hill to Daytona Beach and anywhere in-between.
Over 1,000 online reviewers have ranked this hotel one of the best, especially if you plan on visiting small towns like Holly Hill. The accommodations are comfortable, the customer service is impeccable, and the swimming pool is a star attraction in summertime. Often reviewed as peaceful, and even romantic, the hotel features free parking spaces, ocean views, laundry services, a small on-site restaurant, and free high-speed internet.
If you love historic architecture and beautiful sermons, make it a point to visit Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. While the church still offers amazing services, many people simply love to peruse the artworks and beautiful theological symbolism.
The Cove Motel
The Cove Motel, located on North Atlantic Avenue, sits on the seashores of Daytona Beach, within a mile of Holly Hill. You get the best of both cities, and more, when you stay here, as this hotel is at the center of both cities’ attractions, restaurants, shops, and travel experiences.
Known simply as The Cove, this motel features an abundance in basic amenities, such as a swimming pool, multi-lingual and polite staff, free high-speed internet, and free parking spaces. Room-wise, guests receive a fridge, microwave, and counter space in a kitchenette, as well as a clean bathroom with fluffed towels and toiletries, a comfortable bed in a well-lit bedroom, and ocean views from private balconies.
For dinner, Steve’s Famous Diner is a one-stop with all of your favorites, like ribeye steak, club sandwiches, chicken Parmesan dinners, and gyro platters.
Grand Seas Resort
Grand Seas Resort is another seaside favorite on North Atlantic Avenue, and one more that is less than a mile from Holly Hill. Located on the outskirts of Daytona Beach, with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel is both accommodating and welcoming to all kinds of guests. High-ranked as sixth best hotel in two cities, the resort offers a slew of luxurious accommodations coupled with basic, homey amenities.
For example, each room includes an air conditioning system, a spacious kitchenette, a well-stocked bathroom, a modern, well-furnished sitting area, and a comfortable bedroom with a queen-size bed and reading lights. Guests also have cable access on flat-screen, in-room televisions, as well as high-speed internet throughout the resort.
Other accommodations include an on-site restaurant with a lounge and happy-hour bar, room service, self-serve laundry facilities, a business center and meeting rooms, a swimming pool and hot tub, and tennis courts.
Nearby Ormond Beach is a popular Florida favorite for beach goers and Holly Hill guests alike. It offers miles of white seashores, with rolling blue-green waves and abundant palm trees.