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Daytona Beach Attractions

Most people think of Daytona Beach, Florida, as a community that gets the majority of its tourist traffic during spring break and when certain motorsports events are held. Although these are definitely important attractions in Daytona Beach, You don't have to be a college student on spring break or a NASCAR aficionado to find plenty of things to do in Daytona Beach. If you love to spend clear, warm days playing golf, for instance, there are numerous golf courses located in various spots around this city.

Daytona Beach, FL, has long been known at the Worlds Most Famous Beach because of the natural beauty of the area, the abundance of fun things to do, and the region's near-perfect climate conditions.

Motorcycle fans flock to Daytona Beach during March to attend the city's renowned annual event known as Bike Week. Over 500,000 people take part in the various festivities included in this 10-day long extravaganza that features motorcycle races, street festivals, concerts, and parties. If you are interested in participating in Bike Week, you should contact our office at Expedia for assistance finding lodging accommodations. We can also provide you with a map of the city and a calendar of specific entertainment options.

Daytona Beach is well known for having some of best seafood restaurants on the east coast. If you get off the main drag a little, you'll be able to find the places where local residents go when they want to enjoy a well-prepared meal. Other Daytona Beach activities include shopping at the Volusia Mall or relaxing on Cocoa Beach. One of the most popular Daytona Beach excursions is taking one of the local gambling boats out for an evening of fun and glamor. These trips typically last for about five hours and feature gambling once the boats get past three miles from shore along with top Las Vegas style shows and gourmet buffet dinners and cocktails.

For more information on Daytona Beach tours, must see landmarks, and lodging options, contact our offices here at Expedia for the latest scoop on what's going on at the Worlds Most Famous Beach.

Things to Do in Daytona Beach with Kids

There are loads of incredible experiences in Daytona Beach that the whole gang will love. These are some of the top family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Daytona Beach

Sightseeing on a lean budget in Daytona Beach? Spend time instead of cash on fantastic experiences.

Southeast Museum of Photography - Find out if there are any special exhibits, displays or tours on at this respected museum.

Ames Park - Let the kids have a good time or let the big kid in you run free — this place was built for fun.

Daytona State College - This modern local landmark is a terrific backdrop for a selfie.

Bethune - Cookman College - Stroll around this historic site and learn some secrets from times past.

Halifax Harbor Marina - Stay a while in this vibrant spot and imagine what life would be like as a local resident.

Boardwalk Amusement Area and Pier - Set aside some time to take a look at this site of local significance.

First Christian Church - Spend a bit of time in meditation or prayer at this peaceful sacred site.

Beach at Daytona Beach - Skip rocks along the water, catch a sunrise or simply enjoy the scenery from the foreshore.

Riverfront Veterans Memorial Park - If you're into spending time in the garden, this attraction will fascinate your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Daytona Beach

South Daytona

You'll enjoy the beaches and live music in South Daytona. You might want to make time for a stop at Daytona Ice Arena or Melodie Park.


East Daytona

While visiting East Daytona, you might make a stop by sights like Beach at Daytona Beach and Daytona Playhouse.

Brush - Stewarts

While visiting Brush - Stewarts, you might make a stop by sights like Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Ocean Center.

Hodgmans Daytona

While visiting Hodgmans Daytona, you might make a stop by sights like Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Statue and Halifax Harbor Marina.

South Peninsula Historic District

While visiting South Peninsula Historic District, you might make a stop by sights like Lilian Place Historic House and First Presbyterian Church.


While visiting River, you might make a stop by sights like Bailey Riverbridge Gardens and Cassen Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Daytona Beach on a sunny day?

When the weather is putting on a show, these outdoor activities are hard to pass up:

What to do in Daytona Beach on a rainy day?

Throw yourself into a few of these indoor activities and turn a dark, rainy day into something memorable:

What is Daytona Beach famous for?

No stay in Daytona Beach is truly complete without touring Daytona International Speedway and Boardwalk Amusement Area and Pier.

What should I not miss in Daytona Beach?

If you want to explore the best of this destination, find time for these attractions in your itinerary:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Ocean Walk Shoppes
  • Daytona Lagoon Waterpark
  • Volusia Mall

Are there cheap things to do in Daytona Beach?

You'll find plenty of experiences here that are perfect if you're traveling on a tight budget:

What can you do in Daytona Beach for free?

Your time in Daytona Beach needn't break the bank with free attractions like these to explore:

  • Boardwalk Amusement Area and Pier
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Ocean Walk Shoppes
  • Volusia Mall