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Besides Daytona Beach’s famous speedway and beautiful, expansive beaches, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks is the Daytona Beach Pier. The original pier was constructed entirely out of palm logs around the turn of the 20th century. It extended 600 feet into the ocean, but sadly burned down in 1920 in a devastating fire. A few years later, the remains were sold and the pier was rebuilt. 

Learn to Surf Like a Pro in Daytona Beach

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2019 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Let’s go surfing now! Daytona Beach area surfing outfitters,
like Surfari Surf School in this video, provide personal instruction,
equipment and a new opportunity to enjoy the water.
No waves? No problem! Enjoy paddle boarding instead.

See more adventure-filled Daytona Beach videos on our YouTube channel!

For those who have always aspired to ride an ocean wave (and maybe even hang 10) on a surfboard, Florida’s eastern coast — with its subtropical climate and typically approachable wave sizes on the Atlantic Ocean — offers a great place to get started. And with 23 miles of expansive beaches, ride-able wave swells over a soft, shallow sandbar, and plenty of local surf shops that rent boards and offer lessons, Daytona Beach in particular is the perfect place to learn to surf. 

A visit to Daytona Beach is sure to be filled with fun entertainment like family water parks, fast cars and Smithsonian-affiliated museums — but did you know that adventure can come naturally here, too?

4 Ways to Keep Cool in Daytona Beach

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2019 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

The sun is shining in Daytona Beach, and that can make for the most perfect summer day. While sunshine and blue skies are two of the best elements and biggest draws of the area, it’s a good idea to have a few activities in mind that’ll keep your vacation crew from getting overheated. When you’re out in the sun, you should wear a hat, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen to stay protected. 

With its 23 miles of expansive beaches and an amazing range of fun activities on tap — truly offering something for people of all ages and interests — Daytona Beach attracts vacationers from all over the world each year. And while the full spectrum of area attractions offers the “Wide. Open. Fun.” that Daytona Beach is famous for, a handful of landmarks in the area are so uniquely Daytona Beach, nothing even remotely like them can be found anywhere else. 

For some families, vacation feels incomplete without our four-legged friends. In Daytona Beach, there are plenty of options for you and “man’s best friend” to vacation and spend time together. From pet-friendly restaurants to dog parks, here’s the scoop on everything you need to know about bringing your dog to Daytona Beach.

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Summertime means sun, sand and special memories here in Daytona Beach. This area proudly hosts thousands of families each and every year who come from all over the world to experience the iconic wide beaches and rich racing history. You could spend an entire vacation happily lounging on the beach with the breeze gently rustling the pages of a good book. But, for many kids, sitting still anywhere for that long can be a challenge! Luckily, Daytona Beach offers endless adventures for all ages.

As a kid, some of the very best memories are formed at summer camp. You can make new friends, dabble in a new interest or try your hand at a sport without committing to it for a year. School’s out, but the learning doesn’t have to stop! 

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!