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Throughout the nation and even the world, many know the Shriners for their charitable work — including the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of more than 20 nonprofit medical facilities found throughout North America that treat children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of their families’ ability to pay for the care.

From the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse to sugar-mill ruins to a long, winding past in racing, the Daytona Beach area is chock full of interesting history. But historic sites and stock cars aren’t the only vintage things around these parts — Daytona Beach has a number of antique stores full of memories from ages long ago. 

4 Ways to Keep Cool in Daytona Beach

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 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. 

Ormond Beach Art Events Blog

If you’re craving a little culture during your stay in the Daytona Beach area, count on the array of local galleries and live concerts to offer you a dose of creativity. Located just north of downtown Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach offers its own unique vibe and artsy events.

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. 

Beachcombers flock to Daytona Beach to search its shores for shells as unique as the destination. Hunting for seashells is a time-honored tradition of vacationers in the Daytona Beach area, and the activity is just as fun today as it was when your grandparents did it! This old-fashioned beach hobby doesn’t require any fancy gadgets — all you need are your eyes and a bucket.

Just down the road from Daytona Beach is New Smyrna Beach, a seaside town with a rich history. This year, the town is celebrating its 250th anniversary, which will culminate with a weekend event at the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History on June 16, 2018. The museum will be aglow with activity and will host a wide variety of exhibits, local history displays and interactive areas featuring the area’s rich past. 

Bust out your bell-bottoms and tie-dye T-shirts — the Hippie Fest is coming back to Daytona Beach! Later this month, the popular festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a fun-filled street festival and impressive concert line-up. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend this retro event — and if you buy your tickets today, you could be one of them!