Things To Do In Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is known worldwide for a variety of reasons. If you’re looking for things to do in Daytona Beach, here are some of the best options for you and your family.
“The World’s Most Famous Beach” – Even more than NASCAR and Bike Week, the beach is probably the reason most people know about Daytona Beach. Daytona gained worldwide notoriety due to that fact that you can actually drive on the beach. While there are other places where this is allowed (nearby New Smyrna Beach allows this, as well), Daytona Beach is the king of beach driving. The first stock car races (which turned in to NASCAR) started on these very beaches. Don’t visit Daytona without making a visit!
The World Center of Racing – Daytona International Speedway and Daytona 500 Experience are all parts of the World Center of Racing. For racing enthusiasts, this compound is the Mecca of the sport. Tours are available of the track, Victory Lane, press boxes, garages and more. Get behind the scenes without all of the hustle and bustle you’ll find on race day.
Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier – The Daytona Beach Boardwalk harkens back to boardwalks of old. The games, the food and the atmosphere will take you back in time. Ride Go Karts or even the Sling Shot which will send passengers 360 feet in the air at around 100 miles per hour! Restaurants like Joe’s Crab Shack and Pizza King will quell the hunger that you work up having so much fun.
Ponce Inlet – Ponce Inlet is located at the southern end of Daytona Beach. The main attraction is the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse which was finished in 1887. Each year over 80 thousand visitors come to see the lighthouse. Standing at 175 feet tall, this is one piece of history you won’t want to miss.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to do in Daytona Beach, but these attractions are a great place to start.