Things to Do in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL

Famous for the Daytona International Speedway and the annual big NASCAR race hosted there, Daytona Beach is a perfect vacation spot for families interested in motor sports, water sports, or just plain fun in the sun along one of the world’s most famous stretches of beach.

Attractions

Daytona Beach and its miles of sun drenched, hard-packed sand – on which vehicles are allowed to drive and where modern auto racing was born – is the prime reason to visit the historic city.

Daytona International Speedway famously hosts many races, but none bigger than the Daytona 500, and is a must-see place for race fans of all ages.

Kennedy Space Center is a short drive down the coast, and will delight the space nuts in your family with exhibits tracing the history of America’s manned spaceflight program.

Castillo de San Marcos, up the coast in St. Augustine, the country’s oldest, still standing fort has a rich history and is perfectly suited to engage history buffs (and ghost hunters).

Ponce de Leon Lighthouse and Museum is a historic lighthouse – one of the tallest in the United States – and a perfect place for photography and history buffs to visit on vacation.

Entertainment

Dolphin and Manatee Stand Up Paddleboard Tour sends guests out on to the water to experience close-up the gentle sea creatures.

Deep Sea Fishing in the Atlantic Ocean is a fine way to spend a day, and Daytona Beach offers many opportunities to get out on the water.

Golf is a perfect sport for Florida with its year-round temperate weather that makes any day a good day to hit the links to try to improve your handicap.

Dining & Drinks

JB’s Fish Camp up the way in New Smyrna beach pleases guests with a wide seafood menu, including succulent rock shrimp when in season, and a live band most weekends.

Bay Street Seafood Market and Deli features fried & grilled fish in a quaint, small diner setting.

Caribbean Jack's serves up carefully crafted dishes and drinks with a local favorite outdoor area featuring live music.