Great places to shop, dine, golf and more!
New attractions, accommodations and more on the ‘Original American Beach’
From endless activities to calm, quiet days spent sunbathing and beachcombing, visitors are finding just what they’re looking for along the 23 miles of world-famous shores of Daytona Beach. With area investments of more than $2 billion in progress and more hotel and attraction, dining and shopping options available, it’s time to experience all that Daytona Beach has to offer. Daytona Beach was named one of the “Best Florida Attractions” in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.
Discover the exciting history and future of Daytona Beach’s rich racing heritage
From Ormond Beach to Ponce Inlet, fans of the Birthplace of Speed can relish in history brought to life that helped define Daytona Beach as a racing destination. Delight in unique-to-the-area photographs, exhibits and artifacts that tell the humble beginning of the sport of racing on the beach to becoming the most impressive oval of all, Daytona International Speedway, the World Center of Racing. Tour admission price includes a visit to the museum that commemorates all “Horsepower Heroes,” the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
Discover quaint Ponce Inlet, its esteemed Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Marine Science Center, and New Smyrna Beach
Enjoy spectacular, 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway and more! Completed in 1887, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is a fascinating piece of Florida history. At 175 feet, it towers above others as the tallest lighthouse in Florida and is tucked away in the charming town of Ponce Inlet. Witness the impressive sea turtle and marine bird rehabilitation efforts of the Marine Science Center.
A must-see collection of African-American cultural and historical sites in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and West Volusia
Discover the heritage of the Daytona Beach area's earliest African-American settlers and civil rights advocates. Bethune-Cookman University is awe-inspiring and reflects the dedication of its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Reflect on her accomplishments while touring her home and gravesite. Discover even more history by visiting the childhood home of Dr. Howard Thurman or the collections at two outstanding museums of art and heritage. Download the Share the Heritage guide today!
Opportunities to explore the great outdoors abound
Filled with family-style recreation, attractions and entertainment, the Daytona Beach area has plenty to offer beyond our sparkling beaches and waterways. Whether you enjoy high energy activities or relaxing in the shade, you’ll find something fun to do in the great outdoors of the Daytona Beach area. If you love the great outdoors, the area is overflowing with lush parks, world-class golf, tennis and local attractions.
Year-round events bring to life the diversity of Daytona Beach
The Daytona Beach area is known as the Festival Capital of Florida, as it hosts more than 50 diverse events and festivals year-round. Whether your passion includes music, food, motorcycles, automobile, arts or culture, there truly is something for you. The sights, sounds and tastes of the Daytona Beach area are brought to life during these unique area happenings.