Daytona Beach: Best Things to Do

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Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. It is a perfect place for race fans or just simply for vacation.

For race fans, you can watch the Daytona 500 and other races at Daytona International Speedway. Or come to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America to see the collections.

This coastal city provides many exciting destinations such as Daytona’s Beach, Daytona Boardwalk & Pier, Halifax Historical Museum, and many more.

Daytona Beach has the best beach resorts you should stay at. You can book a room at Bahama House or Plaza Resort & Spa.

Don't forget to try Floribbean cuisines while you're in Daytona Beach.

Be ready to explore many other iconic places and be a part of its history.



To start your journey, visit one of the best beaches in Daytona Beach. Just like the name of the city, Daytona Beach is considered as one of the best beaches in Florida. The beach is also home to 10 parks, a number of amusing festivals, and an array of recreational options. From May 15 to October 31 you can also find a parade of giant sea turtles appearing from the ocean to lay their eggs on the sand. This famous beach is also bordered with one of the most legendary Boardwalk which hosts many kinds of amusement such as funky shops and restaurants, and outdoor street performers. Daytona Beach is a prime destination for people who want to spend their vacation relaxing under the sun on the beach.

Daytona’s Beach

You have a 500-foot sandy backdrop to unplug.

With 23 miles of white-sand beaches, this is wide, open & fun.

You can also find a parade of giant sea turtles.

Bordered with one of the most legendary Boardwalk.

Address : 1200 Main St, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, United States


Halifax Historical Museum is located in downtown Daytona Beach, in the city's commercial district. This museum has rich and colorful history. There are some permanent exhibits, such as The Racing Zone, Spanish & British Plantation Eras; Native Americans Timucuans; Pioneer Life; Victorian Households; Volusia County Lifeguards & Handmade Surf Boards; Resort Hotels of Yesteryear; The Civil War in Florida; The Spanish American War & World War I; World War II in Europe; World War II in the Pacificand many more. Halifax Historical Museum is open from Tuesday until Friday from 10:30 AM up to 4:30 PM., and on Saturday from 10 AM. up to 4 PM.

Halifax Historical Museum

Huge collection of state artifacts.

Great place to learn the culture and and history.

Beautifully restored Bank building.

Located in the 1910 Merchants Bank Building on historic Beach Street.

Address : 252 S Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, United States


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Daytona Beach is becoming the most favorite retail destination in Florida. Daytona Beach offers complete facilities for everyone. There are malls, shopping districts, boutiques, and specialty stores. Volusia Mall is one of them. This indoor shopping mall is home to several popular department stores and also there are over 120 specialty stores and food court. This mall is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. On Sunday, this mall is open until 5:30 PM. During special events and holidays, this mall is open in special hours.

Volusia Mall

Great place to spend time with your friends and family.

A variety of popular, trendy stores throughout.

Has an array of different foods offered.

Iit's the largest retail shopping center in the Volusia-Flagler market.

Address : 1700 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, United States


Daytona Beach is influenced by combinations from the various food of the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. The food is often associated with seafood, key lime pie, and Floribbean cuisine. Here, citrus fruit is often consumed. Another thing that is popular is the barbecue. There are also annual barbecue competitions in Daytona Beach. As a coastal city, you can get the fresh-caught seafood from many restaurants in town.


Most people of Daytona Beach speak English, while 9.62% speak other languages as their mother tongue. The most significant is the Spanish speaker and French is the third most spoken language. In Florida, the culture is similar to the rest of American Southern culture. Florida’s urban culture has also been influenced by immigrants especially those from Europe and Latin America.


The best time to visit Daytona Beach is between March to May. During March and May, the springtime temperature is around 26° Celsius during the day. At night, it falls into the 50s and 60s at night [What do you mean?] Also, the weather is incredibly nice during March and April. You will find some students partying in the area during March and April and when spring break is in full swing.


Welcome to the best Caribbean-themed hotel called Bahama House. This hotel is located on the shoreline and offers useful and luxury facilities, such as deluxe continental breakfast, wireless Internet, evening cocktail reception, free parking, and so on. You can get the fair rates and a beautiful ocean view here. Staying in the Plaza Resort & Spa will be another best choice if you are in Daytona Beach. This hotel is the biggest hotel in this area completed with 323 rooms. This oceanfront hotel is close to dining, shopping, and the convention center. There are also extensive traditional rooms with a microwave and mini-fridge. Other facilities include Wi-Fi, parking, bikes, and water sports equipment. You will be also provided with an oceanfront pool, a huge spa, and on-site restaurant. Water sports equipment include paddleboards, kayaks, boogie boards, and bicycles.

Bahama House

Guest Rooms Feature Two Queen Beds or One King Bed

Offer rooms with either an Ocean View or Ocean Front View.

Ocean View: Northeast or Southeast View of Daytona Beach, the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding neighborhoods.

Kitchenettes are available Ocean Front or Ocean View.

Address : 2001 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, United States

Plaza Resort & Spa

Provides a variety of specials and packages for every travel budget.

Calm & quiet hotel, no street noise.

You can request the room where you wanted.

Good for business or leasure.

Address : 600 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, United States


You can find waterfront dining, seafood, and other fine dining restaurants in Daytona Beach. If you are in Daytona Beach, it is mandatory to come to Caribbean Jack’s. Caribbean Jack’s is the best place for dining inside or outside. It has an outdoor deck on the water that has nice sheltered glider booths and a waterfront fire pit. There is plenty of dishes that can satisfy your taste bud. But you really need to try Caribbean Fish Tacos! The Caribbean slaw and the black bean and mango salsa is a perfect combination. Don't forget to try Fish Tacos, this dish is really delicious. [Please add one more restaurant which is located in DAYTONA BEACH, instead of Ponce Inlet.]

Caribbean Jack’s

Great food and atmosphere is simpy amazing.

They have veggie burger.

There are plenty of drinks that can satisfy your taste.

It has outdoor deck on the water has nice sheltered glider booths.

Address : 721 Ballough Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, United States

Racing’s North Turn

Great coffee bean roasted.

Outdoor seating & live music.

Oceanfront dining & variety of drinks and cocktails.

A must-stop for a race fan.

Address : 4511 S Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127, United States


This beautiful café is located at 214 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, Florida. This nice café is serving you uniquely crafted coffee blends to sip. Sweet Marlays’ specialty is serving up organic, fair-trade coffee, but we would also recommend having a breakfast sandwich or handmade dessert. You can also have the Beach Street Blend. It is a kind of blend lined with citrus, roasted almond, caramel and more. Good news for a pet lover, you can bring your pet here because it is a pet-friendly restaurant. Located in 168 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach, this café has fresh-baked desserts, Italian specialties, and best sandwiches. Rosie’s Italian Bakery and Café in Daytona Beach favorite. Stop to sip “Rosie’s Signature Blend” coffee or you can get original with the create-your-own coffee bar. You can also treat your palate with Italian specialties, such as cannoli, Napoleon, tiramisu and many more.

Sweet Marlays

Providing organic, tea and coffee.

They bake everything in-house from scratch.

To provide you with the freshest pastries,meal items.

Sunny days guarantee that their patio and back garden will be full of guests enjoying a drink or treat.

Address : 214 S Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, United States

Rosie’s Italian Bakery and Café

Cute bakery shop with friendly service.

Made with the fresh ingredients.

They have the best Zeppole and bomboloncini.

The coffee is perfection too.

Address : 168 N Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, United States


We offer some best selections to let you explore Daytona Beach nightlife on your own. If you are looking for a good club, Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club and Club 600 North are our recommendations. Club 600 North is considered as “Daytona’s Hottest Night Club”. This place can be found just a few steps from the beach at the corner of Seabreeze Blvd and the A1A. The music ranges from hip hop to live rock. There is also a special event like Thursday Bikini contests, making this place more exciting. Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club is another favorite and best oceanfront club. Here you can dance to Reggae music on any night. Come and dance the night away at the Ocean Deck regardless. You should try the club's signature drink here named "Red Tide". Besides the drinks and the dancing, its restaurant also serves up some good dishes especially if you like seafood. [Where is the explanation for The Bank & Blues Club?]

Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club

Providing the freshest seafood.

Featuring live music and dancing every night of the week.

Weekends bring the best and only party ON the beach.

Relax in a Caribbean style atmosphere.

Address : 127 S Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, United States

The Bank & Blues Club

Great place to spend you whole night.

Located in northen Daytona Beach.

They serve the best cocktails and wine.

Amazing vibes with neon-lit space.

Address : 631 N Grandview Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, United States


Discover amazing places in the city by visiting Daytona International Speedway. It is the legendary auto-racing tracks and also the home of NASCAR (the National Association for Stock Car Racing). Good news for race fans, now you can experience the thrill of race car driving in an interactive experience and tours. You are allowed to ride on the 31-degree banks on the track on the Speedway Tour tram ride. You can also drive one of the cars yourself for over 30 laps at the NASCAR Racing Experience or the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Whether you are staying for long or a short time in Florida, you should complete your adventure by visiting Daytona Boardwalk & Pier. This place is located close to the Main Street. You will definitely have a lot of fun here. It is a family-friendly place with indoor and outdoor settings, There are a Ferris wheel, go-carts, and free concerts in the bandshell.

Daytona International Speedway

You coul enjoy adrenaline-fueled experience.

A must-visit if you are a race fan.

Amazing place to see a race.

They offered ride the Livewire At the Harley Davidson booth.

Address : 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, United States

Daytona Boardwalk & Pier

A slew of great restaurants and fishing spots.

You could eat crab over the ocean.

The gift shops around were neat.

Great place too for a walk & see the beauty of the sea.

Address : 1200 Main St, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, United States


Ponce Inlet Jetty is one of the best spots in the city. Go to the southernmost point of the Daytona Beach area and you will find the Ponce Inlet Jetty that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. It offers you the best view of marine life. Get the best picture with the sky and ocean as the background. Capture your best picture in Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. It is the tallest lighthouse in Florida. It is situated just minutes from Daytona Beach. Some of the best views in this place are at the top of a 203-step climb. After you reach the top, your efforts will certainly be rewarded with amazing views that are the perfect backdrop for your photo.

Ponce Inlet Jetty

Woderful place with ocean view.

Great to take pictures for the gram.

They have a park night too.

A lot of cool wildlife in the area as well.

Address : Ponce Inlet, FL 32127, United States

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

World-famous lighthouse museum is located ten miles south of Daytona.

One of the most authentic and complete historic lighthouse facilities in the county.

Visitors can choose the map to explore the light station.

Offers a treasure trove of experiences.

Address : 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127, United States