Daytona Beach boasts some of the most spectacular and iconic views in the entire country. Every year, countless travelers, beach lovers, sports fans and adventure seekers come here to take in the vast natural beauty and numerous historical landmarks.
With an endless array of vistas and exciting activities, Daytona Beach is a selfie-taker’s paradise, making it the perfect spot to celebrate National Selfie Day on June 21 – or any day! To celebrate the fast-approaching holiday, we have compiled a list of some of the area’s top selfie locations for you to find. See if you can hit every spot on our list!
One can’t-miss attraction for any selfie-taker or visitor to Daytona Beach is the Boardwalk and Pier. Featuring thrill rides, endless amusement, gift shops, snack bars, restaurants and a classic arcade, the Boardwalk offers hours of entertainment for your family, as well as plenty of photo ops. On Friday and Saturday nights, stay for one of the Bandshell concerts and afterwards get dazzling fireworks as your backdrop.
Do you want to tantalize your social media followers with the most delicious confections Daytona Beach has to offer? Then be sure to visit the Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory — your friends back home will turn three shades of green! Named one of TripAdvisor’s top 10 Sweetest Attractions in the United States, Angell & Phelps promises to delight any foodie or chocoholic. Take the free, 20-minute guided tour to see how the factory produces its sweet treats, and then snap a selfie while sampling the factory’s delicious specialties. It’s guaranteed to be the sweetest picture you’ll ever take.
Bring the magic of Tinseltown’s golden age alive with a visit to the Athens Theatre, located just down the road from Daytona Beach in DeLand. Designed in 1921, Athens Theatre is one of the few remaining examples of classic American theaters in Central Florida. Marvel at the Italian Renaissance-style architecture as you take in one of the theater’s many live performances and feature films. Before you silence your cellphone, be sure to grab a selfie at this unique American treasure.
Because of the way it juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, the Ponce Inlet Jetty is one of the best selfie spots in the area. Soak in amazing views of Daytona Beach’s spectacular coastline and diverse marine wildlife. With its remote location amongst miles of natural wonder, it is the perfect place to grab a selfie with your friends, family or significant other.
Spend the day basking in nature’s bounty. Tomoka State Park and the bordering Tomoka River are home to a variety of endangered species, such as the West Indian manatee, and over 160 species of birds. Enjoy the beautiful fish-filled lagoons as you canoe or boat through coastlands that once sustained the area’s Native American population. Or, stroll along a half-mile nature trail through a hardwood hammock that once served as an 18th century indigo field. With this beautiful park as your backdrop, every selfie you take will be a natural work of art.
A fan favorite for baseball lovers and history buffs alike, the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark commemorates one of the greatest athletes to ever play the game. Bring the family for a Daytona Tortugas game and take a selfie with the statue of Jackie himself out front, or in the painted corner known as #JackiesDugout. So, take yourself out to the ballgame and steal a selfie while the players steal second. And if you’re lucky, you might even snap a shot with Shelldon and Shelly, the team’s mascots!
Take a step back in time as you visit one of the most beautiful mansions in the state. Built as a hunting retreat by wealthy steamboat line owner Frederick DeBary in 1871, DeBary Hall offers a unique glimpse into life as it was lived early in Florida’s history. Enjoy selfie time on one of the property’s sumptuous verandas, and then “unplug,” put the phone away, and allow DeBary Hall to take you back to a simpler time.
No matter where you go and what you see while you’re here, we can’t wait to see the adventures you have in Daytona Beach. Be sure to share them with us! Find us on Facebook and tag @DaytonaBeach, follow us on Twitter and tag @DaytonaBeachFun, and be sure to tag us on Instagram using @DiscoverDaytonaBeach. And, use the hashtag #DaytonaBeach when documenting your excursions for a chance to be featured on our page. Selfie time!