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Quirky Hidden Gems in Daytona Beach

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2019 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Oh, the sights you'll see during your Daytona Beach vacation! Whether it's checking out the world-famous winning car from this year's DAYTONA 500 or climbing to the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse, we've got the stuff that great vacations — and exceptional photo ops — are made of. 

Itinerary: African-American Heritage in Daytona Beach

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019 3:00 PM by Tonya West

A must-see collection of African-American cultural and historical sites in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and West Volusia

Discover the heritage of the Daytona Beach area's earliest African-American settlers and civil rights advocates. Bethune-Cookman University is awe-inspiring and reflects the dedication of its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Reflect on her accomplishments while touring her home and gravesite. Discover even more history by visiting the childhood home of Dr. Howard Thurman or the collections at two outstanding museums of art and heritage.

Download the Share the Heritage guide today! 

5 Can't Miss Daytona Beach Events in January

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

The Christmas lights are vanishing and the holiday shows have packed up until next season, but there is plenty of fun to be had this winter in Daytona Beach! Our 500-foot-wide beach backdrop is ideal for creating fun family memories in any season, and January has much in store for residents and visitors. From live performances to high-speed activities at the Speedway, don’t miss these fun events on your winter getaway! 

9 Ways to Spend a Winter Vacation in Daytona Beach

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

When it comes to winter getaways, you’d be hard-pressed to find a destination better suited for the job than Daytona Beach — there’s a reason so many “snowbirds” head south for the season! A 70-degree January day is more the norm than the exception here. Mild temperatures make morning beach strolls, afternoon kayaking and outdoor exploration both possible and pleasurable. Even though the area is known for its agreeable, warm climate all year round, there are still plenty of ways to have fun should a cold snap or rainy day strike.

In addition to its wide beaches and water-filled adventures, Daytona Beach is brimming with cultural gems, a vibrant arts scene and exquisite live performances. One of the best venues for soaking in a show is the Peabody Auditorium, located right in the heart of Daytona Beach not far from the Main Street Pier. On your next visit to the area, indulge your artistic side by treating yourself to dinner and a show

From funky galleries to Smithsonian-affiliated collections, Daytona Beach is home to a vibrant art movement — it’s part of what makes the area’s fabric so completely distinct. Dive into the rich arts and culture scene with a trip to one of these upcoming exhibitions.

Jazz Passion, Photography of the Late Roger Kallins

WHEN: December 6, 2018 –

9 Ways to Take the Adventures Indoors in Daytona Beach

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Daytona Beach may be best known for its 23 miles of white-sand beaches and endless waterfront adventures, but it certainly offers its fair share of indoor activities, too. The Florida sunshine prevails most days of the year, but the occasional rain showers have been known to happen. When they do, fear not — your family still has lots of entertainment options. 

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. 

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.