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Year-round events, gatherings and happenings bring the Daytona Beach area’s diversity to life. Known as the "Festival Capital of Florida," Daytona Beach hosts more than 60 fun, unique events and festivals from January through December. 

15 Fun, Free Things to Do in Daytona Beach

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 4:00 PM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Even beyond our famous beaches, there’s an abundance of entertainment in the Daytona Beach area that won't bust your budget. Whether it's simply a day at the park or involves a high-action attraction, this destination offers unbeatable value.

As you plan your next beach break, be sure to check out this handy list of FREE things to do during your stay in Daytona Beach! 

When your skies are gray and the daily grind becomes too much to bear, break away to a beach vacation in sunny Daytona Beach!

A winter getaway is a smart choice on many levels: hotels are often discounted, there are fewer visitors vying for the same attractions on your must-see list, and the weather is pleasantly mild.

From the wide-open beaches to the many ecological wonders, there’s no end to the fun places and spaces to explore in Daytona Beach. And, one of the best ways to get a sense of the area is to camp among its natural beauty. 

Many families love to come through the area in an RV, while others like to pitch a tent the old-fashioned way. No matter your preference, Daytona Beach has you covered. Consider these tips before you start packing for your beach getaway! 

Here in Daytona Beach, there’s no end to the list of things to love and explore. From the year-round gorgeous weather to the world-class golf courses, and from the expansive beaches to the miles of waterfront wonder — there’s so much to be proud of in a place like this. 

Get away for a family escape in Daytona Beach, and you can expect a vacation filled with sunning, funning, exploring and a lot of wonderful value for your money. You know what else your tribe can expect? Plenty of awesome ways for your family to reconnect with the outdoors and each other. 

DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth officially kicks off the NASCAR season with an action-packed schedule of races across several different series, all leading up to the DAYTONA 500. Called “The Great American Race,” this is NASCAR's biggest, most prestigious event of the year and the season-opener to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. 

From stock cars and sunshine to sugar cane mills, Daytona Beach has a deep and colorful history — and it’s all waiting for you to explore. Although there are a variety of museums and guided tours throughout the area, one way to experience Daytona Beach’s rich history and culture is to hop in the car and drive! If you have a full day to spend on your excursion, consider following the five-stop route below. Of course, depending on the day or season, you may want to add to or omit a destination on this list. 

One of the best things about a fall getaway by the beach is that the whole place feels serene and refreshed — as if the beach has come up for air after a summer of surfboards, sandy strolls and splashing. A couple things unique to Daytona Beach are its wide, expansive beaches and its fun downtown area, each of which tend to stay uncrowded all year long. Visitors don’t have to feel like they’re in a crowd everywhere they turn, because there’s plenty of elbow room for all!