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Top Things to Do in Daytona Beach

Daytona is fun for all ages. From turbo-charged racecars to relaxing beaches, visitors will find their niche on one of Florida's most famous beachs. Count on taking in some of these attractions when you come to town to get the most out of your visit. 

Daytona Beach

Wide, smooth beaches make driving on the sand a unique experience. No need to lug your stuff from the hot parking lot. (Vehicle-free beaches are allocated.)

Beach Street

This quaint, palm-tree-lined street runs through the heart of downtown’s riverfront. You’ll find a playground, cafés, history museum, boutiques, a magic store and even a chocolate shop with free tours. 

Museum of Arts & Sciences

An impressive collection of 30,000-plus objects includes a large array of American, Cuban and Chinese art. It also showcases Florida's prehistoric Giant Ground Slouth, Coca-Cola entrepreneur Chapman Root's lifetime collection of Americana, and a planetarium.

Lighthouse Point Park

This beautiful point is where the Atlantic Ocean and Halifax River converge. Visit the quieter side of Daytona Beach, and take in the scenery on a secluded beach or nature trail. Hop aboard a 90-minute ecotour, take a water taxi, play on the dog beach or grab a bite at a seafood shack.

Ponce de Leon Lighthouse and Museum

Soaring above the "World’s Most Famous Beach," the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and museum is 175 feet high. Open to the public year-round, the historic light station is one of only 11 lighthouses in the country to have been awarded the prestigious designation as a National Historic Landmark.

Marine Science Center

Learn about the area’s ecosystems from the St. Johns River to the Atlantic Ocean, observe the sea turtle and bird rehabilitation center and play in the stingray touch tank.

Daytona Beach Pier

This classic landmark was first built at the turn of the century and was later rebuilt in the 1920s as a grand casino with an ornate ballroom. Today it remains a popular hangout and is home to Joe’s Crab Shack, where patrons take in fabulous views from the top deck.

Ocean Walk Shoppes

This six-level, oceanfront complex is anchored by a 10-screen, all-stadium movie theater and is easily noticeable by its bright, geometric shape. It includes such stores and restaurants as Maui Nix Surf Shop, Sunglass Hut, Global Candle Gallery, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Johnny Rockets and the Mai Tai Bar.