There’s a lot to do in the Daytona Beach area that won’t bust your budget. Whether it’s simply a day at the beach or an action attraction, the destination offers value after value. Check out this handy list of free things to do during your stay!
Free Beach Access
Ten beachfront parks, open sunrise to sunset, offer free beach access and parking. Option: pay a small $10 fee to access the beach by car.
Free Chocolate Factory Tours
Angell & Phelps Chocolates, a Daytona Beach tradition since 1925, offers free, guided, 30-minute tours through the chocolate-making process that end with delicious free samples.
Free Tours of John D. Rockefeller’s Home
Formerly the winter home of multimillionaire John D. Rockefeller, The Casements is now the City of Ormond Beach’s cultural center and museum and offers free tours of the Rockefeller period rooms, art and other exhibits. While there: stroll and enjoy fantastic Halifax River views from the walkways that wind underneath the Granada Bridge.
Free Summer Concert Series at the Bandshell
Held May - September every Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7:15 p.m at the oceanfront, historic coquina bandshell. The Summer Concert Series at the Bandshell feature a variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, swing, country, big band, and Latin music. Stick around for the free fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. following the Saturday night concerts.
Free Tours of Mary McLeod Bethune’s Home
Bethune-Cookman University is one of the richest resources of African-American historical and cultural exhibits in Florida. Bethune’s home, located on the university’s campus, serves as the headquarters of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation. Free, guided tours of Mary McLeod Bethune's Home are available by appointment.
Free Visit to Art Museum & Gardens
The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens showcases paintings, drawings, video, mixed media, photography and three-dimensional works of art. Adjacent to the museum are lush tropical gardens that offer a beautiful setting complete with gazebo and nature trails, fish ponds and fountains.
Free Photography Gallery
Visit The Southeast Museum of Photography at Daytona State College is one of only 12 specialized museums of its kind in the United States, and one of fewer than 30 throughout the world. The museum is Florida’s official museum of photography.
Free Visit to a Botanical Garden
Set amid 12 acres of lush tropical botanical gardens stands the remains of an English sugar mill. Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens in Port Orange, once home to the 1940s theme park, Bongoland, offers a human sundial and the life-size dinosaur statues that remain are still a favorite with children.
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