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When planning your next vacation in Daytona Beach, you already know the wide-open sand, surf and sun are big draws here. You’ll no doubt add in some shopping time. And you can’t very well shop without sampling Daytona Beach’s vast and delectable assortment of foods and beverages. 

Daytona Beach’s Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) offers something — lots of somethings, actually — for everyone in the family. The area’s largest museum hosts over 30,000 objects, from fine art and fossilized skeletons to Coca-Cola memorabilia and an interactive children’s museum. MOAS, located in the lush, 90-acre Tuscawilla Preserve, is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 

Don’t miss Daytona Beach’s oldest beachside home, where history comes alive. The beautifully restored Lilian Place was built in 1884 by Laurence Thompson, one of the city’s first settlers. The house is named for his daughter Lilian (1873–1934), who lived there until her death. This historic home is a great example of Italianate High Victorian architecture — one of only two in Volusia County, Florida — and features high ceilings, crown moldings and heart-of-pine floors. 

In the last five years, the Daytona Beach area has exploded into a hot spot for craft beer breweries. And since it opened its doors in the summer of 2014, Daytona Beach Brewing Company has been a mainstay on the scene. This family-owned and operated business evolved from a home-brewing side project, and it now serves the Daytona Beach community from 4–9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from 2–11 p.m. on Fridays an Saturdays each week. 

From spotting manatees in the waterways to exploring area history or finding the perfect picture frame to commemorate your visit, Daytona Beach is full of discoveries just waiting to be uncovered. One of the best places to embark on a treasure hunt in the area is at the Daytona Flea and Farmers Market — where you never know what you’ll find!​ It’s