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Daytona Beach features an exciting lineup of attractions, resorts, and music venues. Whether you’re visiting for spring break or the Daytona 500, Daytona is filled with an enormous variety of activities.

Daytona Beach, Florida, Visitors Guide

Daytona Beach is not considered the “World’s Most Famous Beach” for no reason. It has been dubbed the “World’s Most Famous Beach” since the 1920s. As more racing occurred in the area, the beaches allowed for the development of the infamous racetrack known as the Daytona International Speedway. Daytona Beach boasts 23 miles of pristine beaches and hard-packed sands, which draws in millions of visitors each year.

While this popular beach town is a popular destination spot for race fans, there’s so much more to experience. You’ll find family-friendly entertainment with outdoor experiences including parasailing, surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and more. You can spot live music at the Daytona Beach Bandshell overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or stroll along the infamous Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier–a site with tons of amusement and endless entertainment. Depending on what time of the year you visit, you can enjoy the Daytona 500, a popular 500-mile NASCAR cup series held every year at the Daytona International Speedway.

Geography

Daytona Beach, which borders Holly Hill and Ormond Beach, is the largest city in Volusia County and is located on the northeast side of Florida along the Atlantic Coast. It is 51 miles from Orlando and 86 miles from Jacksonville. The major highways in Daytona Beach are I-4 and I-95.

Neighborhoods

Daytona Beach Shores is a quiet community near downtown Daytona. It's close to the beach and has easy access to the beachfront, where you can play volleyball, go swimming and soak up some sun.
Pelican Bay is a serene golf community in Daytona Beach, just minutes from top attractions like Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Beach Boardwalk.
Lake Helenis an ideal neighborhood to visit, featuring historic architecture and tree-lined streets. It spans 26 acres and provides plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming.

Top Places to Visit

Daytona Beach Boardwalk & Pier

Daytona Beach Boardwalk & Pier is a great place for families to spend their vacation. It has many shops and restaurants, as well as entertainment.

Sunglow Fishing Pier

Sunglow Fishing Pier is a fisherman's paradise. It offers a wide range of amenities, including rental reels, bait shops, and fish cleaning stations. Anglers often catch a variety of fish such as trout, whiting, flounder, and more.

Tomoka State Park

Tomoka State Park is a nature reserve in Florida, occupying 2,000 acres and offering opportunities for wildlife viewing, boating, canoeing, and fishing.

Climate

Daytona Beach has a subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and short, mild winters. The best time of year to visit is between March and May. Thunderstorms are less frequent during these months, making it a great time of year to spend time at the beach.

What is Daytona Beach Known for

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach Boardwalk & Pier, Daytona Lagoon, Daytona Beach, Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach Bandshell, and Ponce de Leon Lighthouse.

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