4/5 - Good
Verified travelerSep 5, 2019
we have lived here for 50 years.
Known by motorsports enthusiasts the world over, Daytona Beach is the setting for the annual Daytona 500 and numerous other racing events. Learn about the area’s racing heritage and enjoy the fun family activities of the 23-mile (37-kilometer) long beach.
The city really came to be known beginning in the early 20th century, when car and motorbike races began to be staged on its wide, sandy beach, known as Daytona Beach. In 1959, NASCAR, who are headquartered in the city, built the Daytona International Speedway to replace the beach course. Cars are still allowed to drive on certain parts of the beach today. Pay a fee to drive on the sand in designated areas; be aware that a speed limit of 10 mph (16 kmph) is in place.
The beach is not the only unusual drive-in experience available in town. Get behind the wheel and pull up to the Daytona Beach Drive-In Church, tune your radio into the requested frequency and witness a church service without leaving your vehicle.
It is also possible to visit the beach on foot too, of course. Watch locals play volleyball games, swim in the Atlantic and enjoy food at one of the beachfront bars. Avoid the designated driving areas for a quieter beach experience.
To find out more about Daytona Beach’s motorsports history, head to Halifax Historical Museum. Exhibits here include everything from antique racing-related memorabilia to Native American artifacts. Culture-loving visitors will also enjoy the acclaimed Southeast Museum of Photography and the Museum of Arts & Sciences, which features everything from a Cuban art collection to a planetarium.
Among the best times of the year to visit Daytona Beach are during the Speedweeks racing events. The Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 events, also draw big crowds eager to see the action.
Find Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida, about 51 miles (82 kilometers) northeast of Orlando. Fly into Daytona Beach International Airport or ride buses from other major Florida cities. Buses and trolleys operate around the city.
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Whether you’re a casual observer or a diehard racing fan, this speedway is the go-to destination for adrenaline-filled entertainment.
Explore the campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a top college in Daytona Beach. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches, or seek out the biking trails.
With a visit to Ocean Walk Shoppes, a popular shopping spot in Daytona Beach, you can enjoy some retail therapy. Stroll along the seaside or discover the beautiful sunrises in this family-friendly area.
Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at New Smyrna Beach, a popular beach in New Smyrna Beach. Amble around this relaxing area's seaside and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.
Ocean Center is just one of the places to see in Daytona Beach, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Discover the beautiful sunrises in this family-friendly area, or enjoy its biking trails.
Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Beach at Daytona Beach, a popular beach in Daytona Beach. Amble around this family-friendly area's seaside or attend a sporting event.
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Chart a boat and cruise along the inshore backwaters of Halifax River, boasting an abundance of snook, redfish, tarpon, spotted sea trout, mangrove snapper, and even black drum. Your seasoned captain navigates the water with a steely eye, leading you to the best fishing hot spots.
Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.
Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.
(4-14 player) Have you ever dreamt of a personal photo session. Me too. Did you ever think it could go wrong. Me neither. Roger, the “artist”, is not a real artist. He is a criminal. He is blackmailing you; he wants a ridiculous sum of money, USD50,000, for the negatives.
You will check in at our waterfront location: 175 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 Once your waiver is signed and your sunscreen is on we will size you up for a paddle, life jacket and board.
Verified travelerAug 26, 2019
Expensive for the service quality in general