Downtown Daytona Beach
Spend Your Days in Daytona Beach
Known as both "the World's Most Famous Beach," and "the World Center of Racing," Daytona Beach is a favorite destination for travelers to Florida's east central coast. Here are a few of our favorite things to see and do in the DB.
Hit the beach.
This one's easy – the city of Daytona Beach's namesake is world famous for a reason. Stroll – or drive, in permitted areas – the hard packed sand; get your kicks along the boardwalk, where amusement rides, arcades, and the Daytona Lagoon water park await; or take in a show at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, host of a variety of free concerts all summer long.
Hit the track.
The famed Daytona International Raceway is best known for hosting NASCAR’s annual Daytona 500, but a number of other races fill the calendar each year. Check the schedule during your visit for the chance to feel the high-octane excitement of Motocross, ARCA, AMA Superbike, Grand-Am, SCCA, and other events.
Catch a game.
Daytona International Raceway
Daytona Beach is home to Jackie Robinson Ballpark, which was renamed in 1989 to reflect its history as the site of the first racially integrated game in baseball history.
Today, the stadium serves as the home of the Daytona Tortugas, a Class A-Advanced member of the Florida State League.
Check the schedule during your visit to enjoy enjoy America's Favorite Pastime.
Travel back in time.
The Halifax Historical Museum helps helps history buffs glimpse into the area's past as far back as 5,000 BC. Check out artifacts from early plantations and pioneer families, photographic and postcard collections, and more.
See some pretty pictures.
Located on the Daytona State College campus, the Southeast Museum of Photography is one of the largest photography museums in the nation. The museum draws fans of photography with around 12 exhibitions annually, each focusing on specific historical and contemporary themes.
Daytona Beach Boardwalk
Shop it out.
What better way to relax on vacation than with some retail therapy? Of course there are plenty of places to shop 'til you drop throughout Daytona Beach, but South Beach Street Historic District will make you want to stay on your feet. Listed on the US National Register of Historic Places and home to 154 historic buildings, the area features all kinds of boutiques, eateries, galleries, salons, and more.
Hit the links.
Not too far north from the South Beach Street Historic District, the Daytona Beach Golf Course is a great place to relieve some stress while working on your swing. Complete with two courses, the North Course and the South Course, the facility welcomes players of all skill levels. Book your tee time today.