May 6–12 marks National Tourism Week, and we have plenty of reasons to join the celebrations here in Daytona Beach. Tourism positively impacts our local economy, boosts local businesses and allows for meaningful connections with people from all over — and it’s no wonder why people want to come! From historic sugar mill ruins to endless eco-friendly adventures, there’s no end to the fun that awaits in Daytona Beach. 

People come from all over the world to walk on our famously wide beaches or to witness the world’s only motorsports stadium. Two different guests may live a half a globe apart, but their reactions to touching a stingray at the Marine Science Center for the first time are hilariously similar. The beauty of the live oak trees speaks poetically to all visitors, no matter their language. And no matter where you’re from, marveling at manatees and dolphins in the wild just never gets old. Daytona Beach offers a lot to a lot of different kinds of people — and that makes it the perfect place to visit. 

In fact, people recognized the wild beauty and beachy benefits of this area long before stock car racing or music fests ever crossed our minds. The history of Daytona Beach is rich and rooted in nature, water-centric lifestyles and a mild climate. Much has changed over the years, but Daytona Beach remains a place where friends gather, families relax and everyone can soak in the warm Florida sunshine. 

And now, it’s easier than ever to travel to and from Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach International Airport offers a variety of flights from major airlines such as Delta, American Airlines and JetBlue, and those coming by car will find easy and direct routes via 1-95 and I-4. So, whether you come by plane or by car, we are proud to welcome you to a destination where favorite family memories are made.