General Visitor and Guest Information


Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona Beach is the perfect Florida town, featuring a coastline of golden sandy beaches stretching for more than 20 miles / 32 km. Famous for its motor sports, prominent tourist attractions in Daytona Beach include the Daytona International Speedway, regularly hosting major racing events with a capacity of almost 170,000 spectators. Fun for race fans, friends and families, Daytona Beach boasts resorts, attractions and the Daytona International Speedway and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

Daytona Beach is located in the Volusia County area of Florida (FL) and is home to much more than just racing. Daytona Beach has numerous popular tourist attractions, including the Daytona Beach River Cruise - providing sightseeing tours on Daytona's beautiful Halifax River, with frequent sightings of dolphins and manatees; Daytona Beach TrolleyBoat Tours - amphibious buses offering combined guided city tours and river cruises; the Daytona Parasail - a thrilling way to view the city and coastline from the sky; the Daytona International Speedway - one of the city's main tourist attractions, hosting major racing events; Daytona USA - an exciting hands-on experience of motor sports, featuring an IMAX theater; and the Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory - part of the Daytona Beach area since 1925, with free tours.

Other main tourist attractions in Daytona Beach include the Daytona Beach Ghost Walk - offering different spooky walking tours of the area; the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts - with many impressive examples of early 20th-century architecture; the Sugar Mill Ruins - a historic landmark consisting of ancient ruins from the early 1800s; Daytona Beach's City Island Park - a popular family park, offering a range of recreational activities and a boating lake; Lighthouse Point Park - with panoramic views of Daytona Beach from the lighthouse's high observation deck; and Oceanfront Park - featuring superb ocean views, sports facilities and scenic picnic areas. More information about Daytona Tourist Attractions and Daytona Landmarks.

Some of the best museums and art galleries in the Daytona Beach area include the Halifax Historical Museum - with detailed information about the history of the Halifax region; Daytona Beach's Klassix Auto Attraction - featuring a collection of vintage motorcycles and cars; the Museum of Arts and Sciences - offering visitors a wealth of information about the world of art, science and history; the Southeast Museum of Photography - Florida's official photographic museum, containing a permanent exhibition of works; the Ormond Memorial Art Museum - hosting regular art exhibitions and surrounded by tropical gardens; and the Art League of Daytona Beach - actively promoting all aspects of visual arts for locals in Daytona Beach. More information about Daytona Museums and Daytona Art Galleries.

Tourist attractions located near to Daytona Beach include Adventure Landing - a vast entertainment facility offering many family orientated activities, including a water park and slides; Kennedy Space Center - just one hour's drive from Daytona Beach, with genuine NASA rockets and interactive simulations; the Kingsley Plantation - presenting visitors with an authentic 18th-century cotton plantation and information about the cotton boom; Pablo Historical Park - focusing on the area's historic railroad network, and the Manatee Scenic Cruises - offering the opportunity to see local wildlife. More information about Daytona Attractions Nearby.

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