Five Must-Sees on a Daytona Beach Sunshine Vacation
Daytona Beach offers visitors a wide variety of sightseeing, attractions and tours. Take aim at a fun-filled getaway to Daytona Beach. Because when it comes to getting more quality time for a whole lot more value, there really is no competition.
You get the best of all worlds when you vacation in Daytona Beach. Experience all the family fun to be had along 23 miles of Atlantic coastline. Go for scenic drives, rent bicycles, explore historic sites, experience the thrills of the Boardwalk & Pier, tour Daytona International Speedway, climb to new heights at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and so much more!
‘World Center of Racing’ There are plenty of things to be proud of and fueling the need for speed is an accomplishment we don’t mind bragging about. Legends of the sport began racing on our beaches in the early 1900’s and they continue racing towards championships today at Daytona International Speedway. Race fans are rejoicing over a $400 million overhaul that created a world-class facility with premium amenities and unparalleled conveniences and experiences.The mecca of motorsports is the world’s first motorsports stadium and is also home to a family-fun attraction, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
For DAYTONA 500 tickets, visit DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com.
Ponce Inlet This southern part of our beach destination is full of activities and dining options for all Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
to enjoy. More than just an inlet, this area is home to the tallest lighthouse in Florida, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Open for tours, the lighthouse also hosts special events throughout the year. While you’re here, learn about the wonders of sea life at the Marine Science Center or go for an aquatic adventure with Ponce Inlet Watersports.
This video features Florida’s tallest lighthouse, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse – 175 feet of fun in the Florida sun!
Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier There’s something nostalgic about a boardwalk beach Daytona Beach Sailing and The Main Street Pier experience. The boardwalk and pier is focused on two important parts of every vacation – fun and food. Take snack time to the next level at the Main Street Pier – enjoy lunch with a view from Joe’s Crab Shack located towards the end of the pier directly over the Atlantic. Not in the mood for seafood? Don’t worry. They have a pizza place, ice-cream shop and a roof top bar called The Roof where you can indulge in tropical drinks and a picture worthy view of Daytona Beach.
“Original American Beach” A beach trip isn’t complete without one day or five spent at the beach. Choose your place in the sand along 23 miles of beach featuring easy access points for driving on in select areas or parking nearby. And check out the many beachfront splash parks, beach volleyball courses and jungle gyms for fun along the shoreline. Take a drive on the beach or bring a bicycle for a truly enjoyable ride in the sand. Not all of your fun will happen on dry land. There are plenty of adventures to be had in the Atlantic from paddle boarding and surfing to kayaking and parasailing.
Rich History Daytona Beach is full of history beginning with our native ancestors the Timucuan Sugarmill Botanical Garden,Indians, Spanish and French settlements, sugar mill plantations and the man who put Florida on the map as a tourist destination, Henry Flagler. Today, you can learn about and even see our humble beginnings in some of our parks, preserves and historic sites. Take a walk through history while you tour Rockefeller’s Ormond Beach home, The Casements, or visit the ruins of old sugar mill plantations at Bulow Creek State Park, Sugarmill Botanical Gardens, Sugarmill Ruins or DeLeon Springs State Park.
Once you’ve discovered our local eateries, great places to shop and golf, venture out on day trips! Daytona Beach is closer than you think to more top-rated attractions and makes the perfect base camp to explore Central Florida from:
- Castillo de San Marcos and Historic District, St. Augustine, 56 miles from Daytona Beach
- Kennedy Space Center, 64 miles from Daytona Beach
- Orlando Eye, 65 miles from Daytona Beach
- Sea World, Orlando, 70 miles from Daytona Beach
- Sawgrass Country Club, Ponte Vedra, 81 miles from Daytona Beach
- Stetson Mansion, DeLand, 27 miles from Daytona Beach
- Universal Studios, Orlando, 64 miles from Daytona Beach
- Walt Disney World, Orlando, 73 miles from Daytona Beach
- World Golf Village, St. Augustine, 62 miles from Daytona Beach
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