Daytona Beach on Florida’s Atlantic coast is a beautiful city. It is known for its
International Speedway hosting February iconic NASCAR race. Daytona Beach
stages free concerts in summers, and Daytona Lagoon Water Park provides
water slides, laser tag, and go-karts.
Daytona Beach offers fun for the race to families, fans, and friends. Daytona Beach
boasts of attractions, resorts, the International Speedway and the Hall of Fame.
However, Daytona Beach offers plenty of opportunities surfing, swimming, and
unusual drive along.
But visitors do not forge visiting the Daytona Beach Pier, a historic attraction. There
are thrill rides nearby and the Daytona Lagoon Water Park and Boardwalk
amusement area as other enticements.
Things to do in Daytona Beach
The Daytona International Speedway complex 500-acre, referred to as “The
World Center of Racing,” was changed into the only motorsports stadium in
the world with a $400 million upgrade. Now this means it features luxury
suites, refuels spots and roomier seats. Experiencing the banked of this
famous first-hand track, behind the race car steering wheel with NASCAR
Racing Experience is indeed thrilling.
There are family friendly entertainments in the Daytona Beach area. There
are outdoor adventures including parasailing, surfing, paddle boarding,
kayaking, eco-boat tour or fishing.
Explore 23 miles of sandy beaches, rejuvenate in the surf and enjoy every
moment on the sand.
Catch at Daytona Beach free live music in the Oceanfront Park in the city of
the Boardwalk amusement area in the north end. The amphitheater is scenic
and comprises coquina shells. It accommodates around 5000 people and
overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
Enjoy The Museum of Arts and Sciences, the indoor fun a Smithsonian
museum that includes an area for hands-on children and a planetarium show,
besides an extensive collection of Florida paintings.
Climb 203 steps to reach the top of the 175-foot tower of the Ponce de Leon
Inlet Light Station to feel a splash south of Daytona Beach and enjoy
spectacular views of Daytona Beach and Ponce Inlet.
Daytona Beach offers a range of sightseeing, tours, and attractions. Take to enjoy a
fun-filled getaway so that you get a lot of value and there is no competition. In
Daytona Beach, you get the best, and the family beach experience is all fun. The
local eateries, festivals, attractions, golf, and shopping are lovely to venture as day
trips and worth exploring is the Orlando, Kennedy space center and St. Augustine.
On taking a drive for an hour, there are the top attractions to see namely Kennedy
space center, theme park, St. Augustine and Daytona Beach is an ideal base camp if
you wish to explore Central Florida and places beyond.
Daytona Beach and the top-rated Florida attractions that is actually very close by:
Castillo de San Marcos and Historic District
Sea World, Orlando, 70 miles from Daytona Beach
St. Augustine, 56 miles from Daytona Beach
Orlando Eye, 65 miles from Daytona Beach
Stetson Mansion, DeLand, 27 miles from Daytona Beach
Kennedy Space Center, 64 miles from Daytona Beach
World Golf Village, St. Augustine, 62 miles from Daytona Beach
Sawgrass Country Club, Ponte Vedra, 81 miles from Daytona Beach
Walt Disney World, Orlando, 73 miles from Daytona Beach
Universal Studios, Orlando, 64 miles from Daytona Beach
Ten things to do for FREE
1. Explore an old sugar mill factory ruins that are located in lush gardens with statues
of life-size dinosaur hidden in the bushes. Even today, the dinosaur’s statues are
favorite among children. The garden has a human sundial.
2. Take a guided free tour of a chocolate factory. On the Riverfront shops, you can
go on a 30 minute tour with a free guide and see the chocolate making process of
Angell & Phelps factory.
3. Tour a multi-millionaire s home. Enjoy Rockefeller period rooms and also visit the
other exhibits for free that is now a cultural center and museum. It was once John D
Rockefeller’s winter home.
4. Listen to rock, jazz, and swing to the free music concert on the oceanfront on a
Saturday night. They end at 9.45 pm with a free fireworks show.
5. Discover Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, a former civil rights leader home and know
about African-American history at Bethune-Cookman University
6. See sea turtles and enjoy sandy beaches in 900-acre North Peninsula State
Recreation Area. The attractions here are the sea turtles and the palmetto dunes,
besides surf fishing.
7. Try fishing or consider a picnic to explore on the Ocean Shore Boulevard the
Ormond Bicentennial Park at Ormond Beach. This park covers five ecological
8. Explore lush tropical gardens and immerse in the artworks of Florida artists on
your visit to the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. This museum has video, drawings,
painting, photography, mixed media and also 3d artworks. There are lush tropical
gardens close to the museum with fish ponds, nature trails, and fountains.
9. Explore ‘The Southeast Museum of Photography’ that has 12 specialized
10. Splash and have fun around the fountains at the fun Splash oceanfront park.
This is an interactive water fountain that features a playground, decorative walkways,
picnic areas, playground, volleyball courts and cool zone that is coca-cola
The Daytona Beach area comprises of seven cities and towns that includes
the Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Shores,
Port Orange, Holly Hill and South Daytona.
It is known as the “world’s most famous beach”.
Land speed racers would visit Daytona repeatedly from Barney Oldfield to
Malcolm Campbell to Henry Seagrave and make the 23 mi (37 km) beach
Cars are permitted to go through the beach, within 16km per hour.
Ormond Beach is the “birthplace of speed” owing to the various land speed
Beach Street acquired name after the Beach family. But it is not near the
Manatees visit its canals and rivers during the summer.
John D. Rockefeller died at 97 in his winter home The Casements provide
free tours of its Rockefeller period rooms and is now a community cultural
The Florida has the tallest lighthouse located in the Ponce Inlet town at the
southern most Daytona Beach tip.
Migrating whales from the Daytona Beach shore can be seen during the
The Ladies Professional Golf Association headquarters is on Daytona Beach.
Events and Festivals
March has Bike Week
Daytona Beach Bike Week Daytona 200 motorcycle races, bike shows and
biker reunion in March
October has Biketoberfest
Speed weeks (Daytona 500 NASCAR race, Rolex 24 sports car race, and
Coke Zero 400, NASCAR race on the first Saturday of July (Traditionally
called the Pepsi 400 or Firecracker 400)
Ponce de Leon, the famous explorer discovered the DeLeon Springs, now-
popular, located west of Daytona Beach.
The Daytona Beach area that is today was inhabited by the native Timucuan
Indians. During 18 th century, they became extinct.
During the British rule era between 1763–1783, the King’s Road passed
through Daytona Beach present day.
The races started in 1902 on its beach.