DAYTONABEACH OFFICIAL VACATION GUIDE 2020-21 EDITION Find Your Perfect Beach Daytona Beach and Beyond All About Racing Where to Stay
FEATURES 6 | FIND YOUR PERFECT BEACH
Not all beaches are created equal and with 23 miles of stunning coastline, you’re sur e to fnd the perfect spot right here in Daytona Beach. 12 | DAYTONA BEACH AND BEYOND Daytona Beach is more than gentle waves and sand between your toes. It’s the Birthplace of Speed, home to Florida’s tallest lighthouse and brimming with local history. Check out some of our best-kept secrets. 18 | ALL ABOUT RACING Car enthusiasts from far and wide trek to Daytona Beach each year for the DAYTONA 500, “The Great American Race.” Learn more about where it all began.
THINGS TO DO ATTRACTIONS................................... 21 RACING ............................................... 21 OUTDOORS....................................... 22 GOLF................................................... 28 SPECTATOR SPORTS ...................... 28 WATER ACTIVITIES.......................... 29 FISHING.............................................. 31 FAMILY FUN ...................................... 32 ART, CULTURE & HISTORY............. 33 SHOPPING ........................................ 36 SPA ..................................................... 36 DAYTONA BEACH ALE TRAIL ......... 37 FOOD + DRINK.................................. 38 GETTING AROUND........................... 44 WHERE TO STAY............................... 45
FIND YOUR perfect BY DANIELLE ANDERSON BEACH W hat comes to mind when you think of Daytona Beach? It might be the iconic boardwalk and the glowing sign announcing you’ve arrived at The World’s Most Famous Beach. But with 23 miles of coastline here in the greater Daytona Beach area, there’s lots more beach to explore. Just a hop, skip and a jump to Orlando, naturally every true Florida vaca- tion includes a stop in Daytona Beach. Not sure where to start? We’re here to help you find your perfect beach.
Enjoy 23 miles of sand and surf.
It’s the northern most beach of the Central Florida region here in Volusia County. Starting with the North Pen- insula State Park, this area is known for the unique orange coquina sand created millions of years ago and is a signature feature of these beaches. Heading south to Granada Boulevard, it’s miles of pedestrian-friendly beaches, with scenic overlooks and beach access walkovers along State Road A1A that make it easy to plan a low-key day at the beach with the family or just relax with a book. Free off-beach parking is available at several locations including Bicentennial, North Shore and Tom Renick parks in Ormond-by-the-Sea and Andy Romano Beachfront Park in Ormond Beach, and offer a mix of amenities including rest- rooms, water fountains and playgrounds for the added enjoyment of visitors to the area. Nearby locally-owned restaurants offer fresh seafood and other delicious options,
Find serenity while watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean.
and if you’re in the mood for a grab-and- go, be sure to observe the leave-no-trace rules and properly dispose of the litter to help keep the beaches beautiful. Vendors, located on the beach throughout the area, offer refreshments and equipment.
Buzzing with activity, Daytona Beach is the place to be if your family is look- ing for things to do. From the waterpark to thrill rides, the Boardwalk and arcade
to the fishing pier and surfing, teens will find plenty to keep them occupied while you dig your toes in the sand as the gentle waves roll in. One of the features unique to the Daytona Beach area is the acces- sibility of the beach to residents and visitors. Starting at Granada Boule- vard in Ormond Beach and heading south, in specifically marked zones, beachgoers can access the beach in their vehicles. Parking on the beach provides a level of comfort and ease that many families enjoy when head- ing to the beach for the day with all their gear. It’s easy to pick up a day pass that includes same day re-entry, at the beach ramps. Free off-beach parking is available in Daytona Beach at University Park, Sun Splash Park and at Breakers Oceanfront Park. Get a look at the beach before you go via the county’s beach webcam, and we guarantee you can’t pack up the family fast enough to nab your spot along these white sandy shores. Moving at a slower pace, Daytona Beach Shores has just enough action to keep you entertained, and quiet enough to truly enjoy making family memories. Combing the beach for shells, frolicking in the gentle waves or making a sand castle, there’s plenty of beach for everyone to share. During the evenings fromMay to October, east coast beaches welcome special visitors – nesting sea turtles. DAYTONA BEACH SHORES
Picture-perfect sunrises are a daily occurrence in Daytona Beach.
Inlet is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream location. The beach at the inlet is a favor- ite with visitors and there are plenty of other things to love, too. Known for the outstanding surfing, windsurfing, parasailing and boating to be had at the inlet, this tiny beach town caters to water sports enthusiasts. Pet friendly with a full range of ame- nities including restrooms, lifeguard station and off-beach parking, this family friendly location is popular with locals and visitors alike. • Many areas of the beach are pedes- trian only. • Beachfront parks have amenities like grills, picnic tables, restrooms, outdoor showers and free off-beach parking. • Or park your car and all your gear on the beach in designated areas. • Download the “Volusia County Beach Navigator” app to find the nearest open beach ramp, parking lots, lifeguard towers, and more! HAVE FUN, TRAVEL LIGHT
Giv e surfng a try on y our Daytona Beach vacation.
These gentle sea creatures make the trek to our coastline year after year and you can observe their nesting habits, marked by the turtle patrol. With a little luck, you may even see the bubbling of a hatching nest. Beach driving is accessible in Daytona Beach Shores with a day or annual pass, and free off-beach parking is also available
at Frank Rendon, Van Avenue and Larry Fornari Parks in Daytona Beach Shores.
While Wilbur-by-the-Sea is pedes- trian-only and offers a quiet place for a romantic stroll or a stretch of uncrowded beach to log a fewmiles of exercise, Ponce
Cruise the shoreline before hitting the waves.
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Daytona Beach AND BEYOND B eaches and racing may first come to mind when you think of Daytona Beach, but with 23 miles of expansive shoreline, world class arts • Donnie’s Donuts –With two loca- tions – Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach, if you have a hankering for donuts, these local donut artists will tempt you with their custom creations and cold- brew coffees. of Racing’ after lunch, and enjoy live music in the Bandshell at the beach in the evening? Only in Daytona Beach. ARTS/CULTURE
and culture, and more outdoor recre- ation than you can squeeze into a single weekend, we’re helping you plan your trip with a peek into some of the best the area has to offer. Not only is Daytona Beach the per- fect beach base camp with historic St. Augustine, the Kennedy Space Center and Orlando attractions just about an hour’s drive away, it’s a destination unto itself.
• Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shoppe – The folks at Zeno’s have been making sweet treats since 1948, and will even give you a tour behind the scenes at the South Daytona location while browsing the taffy, fudge, brittle, gourmet pop- corn and seafoam. Or pick up a sampler at the Boardwalk location to enjoy while strolling along the World’s Most Famous Beach. Known as the “Festival Capital of Florida” with more than 60 food, music, arts, culture and other unique events, the greater Daytona Beach area appeals to a variety of visitors. Where else can you tour the largest collection of Florida art in the world in the morning, drive over 100 miles an hour at the ‘World Center
• Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) —Central Florida’s primary art, sci- ence and history museum. Visitors may view traveling exhibits courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, and explore per- manent galleries, the children’s museum, world-class planetarium and more, with revolving seasonal events and activities. • Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art – Local philanthropists Cici and Hyatt Brown donated their private collection of art for the public to enjoy in 2015, and Daytona Beach is now officially home to the largest collection of Florida paintings in the world. • Southeast Museum of Photography – Shutterbugs rejoice! Florida’s only
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• Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory – After a tour and free samples at the downtown Daytona Beach location, we guarantee the only question you’ll have is which box of the handmade chocolates is your favorite?
The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the perfect backdrop to a day at the beach.
museum dedicated to photography is right here, in the heart of Daytona Beach. Tour exhibits from amateur to professional photographers, and learn from the masters during the traveling exhibitions and lec- tures offered at the museum, located on the campus of Daytona State College. • ONE DAYTONA commissioned artists from the greater Daytona Beach area to share their vision with local flair, and whet your appetite for the fun to come. Don’t forget to stop for a photo with the most famous installation on the property, The Jantzen Girl. ONE DAYTONA is also home to the indoor venue Gallery 500. Here, a mix of local fine art, jewelry and sculpture is on display. • Downtown Daytona Beach – Located in the historic riverfront district, the down- town Daytona Beach Arts District features art galleries ranging from funky to fine. • Downtown Ormond Beach is home to an arts hub, known as the Arts District of Ormond Beach. Located on Granada Boulevard, you’ll find a mix of local and international artists on display at Ocean Art Gallery, Arts on Granada, the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, Frame of Mind and more. HISTORY • The Casements – Once the winter home of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, the “Jewel of Ormond Beach,” as it’s referred to, welcomes visitors Monday through Saturday for tours of the property and sprawling grounds along the Halifax River. • Jackie Robinson Ballpark is touted as one of the best ballparks in Minor League ART GALLERIES GALORE: GET INSPIRED
Sugar Mill Gardens features surprises around every corner.
Register of Historic Places in 1975. Take a tour and see where history was made. • Drive-In Church – In town for the weekend and missing your weekly wor- ship service? Located in Daytona Beach Shores, you can drop in to enjoy the service from the comfort of your vehicle, outdoor seating or fromwithin Friendship Hall at this drive-in movie venue turned church in 1953. • The Daytona Beach Bandshell –Who doesn’t love a concert by the sea? The City of Daytona Beach hosts a summer concert series in the historic oceanfront bandshell every weekend fromMemorial Day through Labor Day. Located just steps from the OceanWalk Shoppes, you can enjoy dinner and entertainment all in one place. • Boardwalk and Pier – The iconic Boardwalk and Pier area is anchored by Daytona LagoonWaterpark to the north and Screamer’s Park to the south. In between you’ll find a classic arcade, pizza and ice cream and gift shops as you stroll along the Boardwalk at the ‘World’s Most Famous Beach.’ • Established in 1887, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse has a special place in history. With an unfettered view of the Atlantic Ocean, once you’ve climbed all 203 steps, you can see for miles and miles from the ENTERTAINMENT (FAMILY-FRIENDLY)
Baseball. Quite an achievement for a ball field opened in 1914. Home to the Daytona Tortugas, the ballpark pays homage to legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier and earned a place of distinction in the history of the Great American Sport. • Lilian Place Heritage Center has the honor of being the oldest house on the beachside. Built in 1884, past residents are said to still haunt the halls. Stopping in for tea and a tour, be sure to tip your hat should the lady in white make an appearance. • Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s contri- butions to education and the furtherance of causes for African-Americans were so profound that she counted former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt among her closest friends. Her achievements include estab- lishing what now is Bethune-Cookman University and serving as the school’s first president. Her home and grave site on campus were added to the National
The “Ormond Loop” is one of Central Florida’s most scenic drives.
top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse. Stroll the historic grounds and explore the curated museum exhibits showcasing the station’s history, features and structures. • Marine Science Center – Conservation starts with education. From nature trails to touch pools, the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet makes learning fun for visitors of all ages. The whole family will enjoy the area’s only sea turtle hospital and seabird rehabilitation facility, as well as the hand- son environmental learning center. • Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens – As part of the former Dunlawton Sugar Mill Plantation, pre-dating Florida as a state, the 12-acre park and exquisitely main- tained botanical gardens offer a look at the historical sugar mill, expansive trails, and quirky life-sized dinosaurs, remnants of the 1960s-era Bongoland Amusement Park. As a grown up, you’re always in charge. In Daytona Beach, it’s your turn for a little “me” time as you kick off your shoes, let down your hair and live a little. Whether it’s a night out with the girls, some male bonding, a romantic evening, or just exploring on your own, the greater Daytona Beach area is ready to help you live your best life, even if it’s just for the night. • Daytona Beach Ale Trail –With more than 20 craft breweries, distilleries and tap rooms on the trail, you’ll want to plan a stop or two. Download the trail map and get hoppin’! IT’S YOUR TURN! LET’S PLAY
The Casements cultural center is the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller.
– The dining scene in the Daytona Beach area offers plenty of local flavors to savor. Looking to experience something unique? Take a scenic dinner cruise along the Halifax River and enjoy the skyline from a different perspective aboard the Lady Dolphin of Daytona.
•When it’s time for a little live music, why not go where the locals go? With the Bank & Blues, Main Street Station and Ocean Deck just blocks away from each other in Daytona Beach, you can sample the music scene any time of year at each venue in this walkable area. • Symphonies and Show Tunes – Catch a show at the legendary Peabody Audi- torium. Dedicated in 1949, it’s one of the best venues to experience concerts and live performances. Some of entertainment’s biggest names, touring shows and classical music greats have graced the iconic stage. • Dine & Cruise on the Halifax River
With six state parks in Volusia County – Tomoka State Park, Blue Spring State Park, North Peninsula State Park, Bulow State Park, Hontoon Island State Park and DeLeon Springs State Park – all offering
Six state parks offer miles of trails to explore.
Hundreds of manatees spend the cooler winter months in Blue Spring State Park.
whiting, trout, sheepshead, flounder, drum and pompano are the catch of the day. Anglers really looking for a fish story can book an off-shore charter. Many of these captains have navigated the water- ways for decades and know all the best places to head including out to the artifi- cial reef just off shore at Ponce Inlet. More of a land lubber? The area boasts many inshore fishing and fresh-water guides who know the lay of the land, how and when the fish are biting. Book a half day or full day charter and get ready to see the Florida waterways like you’ve never seen them before. • Florida and golf are pretty much syn- onymous, thanks to the foresight of golf lovers who long ago decided the Sunshine State was the perfect place to anchor the sport. With LPGA International head- quartered in Daytona Beach, and nearly 20 other courses in the area, Florida’s east coast is a mecca for golf aficionados. • In addition to the Florida Tennis Center and other tennis options, the area also offers a world-class pickleball facility
you can take lessons or attend camps with one of several talented local professional surfers and tell friends back home you surfed with the pros. •Watersports – It’s a one-stop shop that will satisfy every member of your travel party. At Ponce Inlet Watersports, those ready to head out will find fishing, ecotours, sailing charters, waterskiing, kayaking, paddle boarding and parasail- ing, all under the same roof. • For an unusual scuba diving experi- ence, divers can head out from Ponce Inlet where Volusia County’s artificial reef rests off shore along the continental shelf. Amix of steel ships and concrete structures has created the unique marine habitat which is a popular place for divers since 1980. • Known for world class fishing spots, any angler visiting Daytona Beach is sure enough to find their favorite place to toss a line. Hit the Pier –AtMain Street Pier and SunglowPier anglers share stories of the big ones that got away. On any given day,
different landscapes and amenities, you can find just about anything you’re looking for in the Daytona Beach area. Walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and camping are just a few of the options for outdoor enthusiasts looking to connect with nature. Pristine natural estuaries and waterways offer an up-close look at marine life such as dolphins and mana- tees, while trails and paths bring you closer to Florida wildlife like deer, tor- toises, scrub jays and butterflies. • Ride a Bicycle – Known for the 260- mile St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop, and the Spring-to-Spring Trail, this is the perfect place to stretch your legs. Amenities such as benches, bike pumps, water fountains and restrooms keep you in tip top shape while stretching your legs and explor- ing the extensive trail systems. With a number of bicycle rental shops in the area, you can travel light and pick one up when you arrive or have it delivered to your accommodations. • Go birdwatching – As part of the Great Florida Birding andWildlife Trail, a 2,000-mile network of 500 locations along the Atlantic Flyway, birding enthu- siasts can enjoy boundless opportunities to spot rare birds and seasonal migratory species throughout the year at one of the 21 sites in the greater Daytona Beach area. • Eco Tours will have you contemplat- ing life from an Old Florida point of view as youmosey down the St. Johns River on a guided tour. Be sure to charge up your camera because these trips are a birders paradise, and youmay even see a manatee, or a gator sunning itself along the way. • Catch a wave – Just like the big fish story, everyone wants to say they caught a wave while visiting Florida. While you may not be Kelly Slater on your first try,
Daytona Beach offers endless fshing opportunities for frst- timers and pros alike.
with 24 courts (8 covered) – known as “Pictona at Holly Hill”– opening in summer 2020.
No need to travel to Orlando, Jack- sonville, Tampa or Miami when you have everything you could want at your fingertips here. From international retail- ers to one-of-a-kind boutiques, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to discover just what you’re looking for, right here in Daytona Beach. In addition to the Volusia Mall on International Speedway Boule- vard featuring many of the brand names you love, don’t miss: • Tanger Outlets – Tanger Outlets offer all of your favorite premium retailers at outlet pricing. Nearby Tomoka Town Center, restaurants, entertainment and amenities mean you can make a day of it. • ONE DAYTONA – The newest addi- tion to the region, ONE DAYTONA is also one of the most unique. Just steps away from the World Center of Racing at Day- tona International Speedway, this district
The Marine Science Center makes learning fun.
party. Sip a mimosa from Rosie’s Café while you shop! • The Downtown Districts of Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and DeLand are home to some of the most distinctive shopping you’ll find on Florida’s east coast. From rare book and metaphysical stores, record stores, antique shops, upscale and vintage cloth- ing boutiques and art galleries, these delightful districts will have you remi- niscing and chatting with shopkeepers about their collections.
puts you on the fast track to upscale shopping, dining and entertainment. • Daytona Beach Flea & Farmers Market, ranked a Top 10 Best U.S. Flea Market, is your ticket to a bargain. Open Friday through Sunday, more than 1,000 vendors are on hand, ready to make a deal. • Dunn’s Attic –With 12,000 feet of showroom, Dunn’s Attic offers “unique items with character.” This treasure consignment showroom in Ormond Beach is perfect for the eclectic shopper in your
BY DANIELLE ANDERSON ALL ABOUT RACING… every tour.
I f you want to explore the his- tory of NASCAR and make an favorites. Daytona International Speedway is known as the “World Center of Racing.” It’s the place where dreams begin and history is made. Nothing can compare to the awe Daytona International Speedway inspires among visitors as they experience this state-of-the-art motorsports facility up close. For race car drivers, running the DAYTONA 500 is the Super Bowl of their season, and an up-close and personal view of the winning car is included with Instagram-worthy photo album, let us help you kick start your trip planning with a few of our local fan
Speaking of tours, visitors can pick from three options ranging from the 30-minute Speedway open-air tram tour to the ultimate 3-hour VIP Tour. Each one offers something special that even non- race fans will enjoy. Also included with every tour is the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America where you can learn more about speed record breakers, including the “Bluebird V”, used by Sir MalcolmCampbell in 1935 to set one of history’s earliest land speed records at 276.82 mph. Ever wanted to get behind the wheel of a real race car? Book a NASCAR Racing Experience, and your trip to Daytona Beach will officially be complete.
The iconic Daytona International Speedway.
Classic car enthusiasts from far and wide attend the annual Daytona Turkey Run.
In addition to car and motorcycle racing events that include the Rolex 24 at DAY- TONA, DAYTONA 500, Coke Zero Sugar 400, and the DAYTONA Supercross, Daytona International Speedway is also home to a host of activities and events throughout the year, running the gamut from the Welcome to Rockville music festival, RV shows, and the acclaimed Daytona Turkey Run car show and swap meets in the fall and spring. From the racing-themed ONE DAY- TONA, a year-round shopping, dining and entertainment destination just steps from the Speedway, to a fun mix of attractions, activities and events throughout the Daytona Beach area, fans, history lovers and even those who haven’t discovered their love of NASCAR yet, will find plenty to keep them busy as they explore the World’s Most Famous Beach. When traveling to Daytona Beach, visitors who want to learn more about the legacy of motorsports can put iconic racing-themed hotels and restaurants
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
“The Birthplace of Speed” from the locals’ perspective at the historic Ormond Garage in downtown Ormond Beach. True fans shouldn’t miss a stop at the Living Legends of Auto Racing museum where you can see one-of-a-kind memo- rabilia and learn more about this sport that attracts legions of fans. This gem is tucked away inside the Sunshine Park Mall in South Daytona and admission, along with conversation with knowledge- able locals, is free! No matter your reason for a visit to Daytona Beach, there’s always room for you behind the wheel! For more reasons to explore, go to DaytonaBeach.com.
filled with historic memorabilia on their checklist of must-see places. Nestled in the heart of Daytona Beach, you can find throwbacks to the days of old. From the historic Streamline Hotel, where NASCAR was conceived by Bill France, Sr. and fellow racing enthusiasts in 1947, to other locations along A1A such as Racing’s North Turn Beach Bar & Grill in Ponce Inlet, you can envision what drivers, who once raced their cars along the Florida coastline in the early days, must have seen as crowds cheered them on. Offering great food and craft beer, you’ll treasure the opportunity to see
THINGS TO DO RACING
W hether you’re travelingwith family, friends, a loved one or going solo, you’ll find plenty of things to do inDaytona Beach. Nomatter where you stay inDaytona Beach, you’re alwayswithin minutes of countless adventures. Famous for our beaches andmotorsports, there’s also an abundance of arts, culture and history, shop- ping, golfing and sports events—all for you to explore!With somuch to do for all ages, the Daytona Beach area is the perfect beach vaca- tion spot. Go toDaytonaBeach.comformore information and start planning your vacation today! ATTRACTIONS DAYTONA BEACH BOARDWALK 12 N. Ocean Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 253-0254 / DaytonaBeachBoardwalk.com DAYTONA BEACH RACING & CARD CLUB 960 S. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 252-6484 / DaytonaGreyhound.com S ince 1929, when Major Henry Seg- rave set his final land speed record on the white-sand beaches of the ‘World’s Most Famous Beach,’ the Day- tona Beach area has become synonymous with the high-octane sport of car racing. Racing fans come to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing,’ to witness history in the making at some of the most prestigious car and motorcycle races in the world – Rolex 24 At DAY- TONA, DAYTONA 500, Coke Zero Sugar 400, and more. Car enthusiasts can also experience the excitement and explore the rich history of these sports year-round. DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (800) PIT-SHOP / Daytona500.com HANKSTERS HOT RODS & MUSEUM 1790 S. Nova Rd., South Daytona (386) 944-9219 / Hanksters.com DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (800) PIT-SHOP DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com
DAYTONA LAGOON 601 Earl St., Daytona Beach (386) 254-5020 / DaytonaLagoon.com DAYTONATORTUGAS AT JACKIE ROBINSON BALLPARK 103 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 257-3172 / MILB.com/daytona MARINE SCIENCE CENTER 100 Lighthouse Dr., Ponce Inlet (386) 304-5545 / MarineScienceCenter.com OCEANWALK SHOPPES 250 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 258-9544 / OceanWalkShoppes.com PONCE INLET LIGHTHOUSE &MUSEUM 4931 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet (386) 761-1821 / PonceInlet.org SCREAMER’S PARK 25 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 944-9861 SPEEDWAY INDOOR KARTING (COMING FALL 2020) 2455 W. International Speedway Blvd.,
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Tak e fight on the Sling Shot at Scr eamer’s Park in Daytona Beach.
Denny Hamlin celebrates his 2020 DAYTONA 500 win. COURTESY OF DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
LIVING LEGENDS OF AUTO RACING MUSEUM OF RACING HISTORY 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona (386) 763-4483 LivingLegendsofAutoRacing.com MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME OF AMERICA 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 681-6842 / MSHF.com
NASCAR RACING EXPERIENCE 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (800) 237-3889 / NASCARRacingExperience.com NEWSMYRNA SPEEDWAY 3939 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach (386) 427-4129 / NewSmyrnaSpeedway.org VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK 1500 E. State Road 40, DeLeon Springs (386) 985-4402 / VolusiaSpeedwayPark.com
BIRTHPLACE OF SPEED PARK 21 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach (386) 676-3250 / OrmondBeach.org
Po nce Inlet offers boating, fshing, s wimming and more. V isitors love our sparkling ocean water whether they are enjoying the waves at the beach or scuba diving our offshore artificial reefs, and
DELEONSPRINGS STATE PARK 601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., DeLeon Springs (386) 985-4212 FloridaStateParks.org DORIS LEEPER SPRUCE CREEK PRESERVE 3251 N. Dixie Highway, New Smyrna Beach (386) 257-6000 Volusia.org FRANK RENDON PARK 2705 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores (386) 239-7873 Volusia.org GEMINI SPRINGS PARK 37 Dirksen Dr., DeBary (386) 668-3810 Volusia.org GREEN SPRINGS PARK 994 Enterprise Osteen Rd., Enterprise (386) 736-5953 / Volusia.org HALIFAX HUMANE SOCIETY DOG PARK 2364 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 274-4703 HalifaxHumaneSociety.org
ANDYROMANO BEACHFRONT PARK 869 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach (386) 676-3250 / OrmondBeach.org BIRTHPLACE OF SPEED PARK 21 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach (386) 676-3216 / OrmondBeach.org BLUE SPRING STATE PARK 2100 W. French Ave., Orange City (386) 775-3663 FloridaStateParks.org BREAKERS OCEANFRONT PARK 13 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 671-3569 / CODB.us BULOWCREEK STATE PARK 3351 Old Dixie Highway, Ormond Beach (386) 676-4050 FloridaStateParks.org CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE 7611 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach (386) 428-3384 / NPS.gov DEEP CREEK PRESERVE 964 S. State Road 415, New Smyrna Beach (386) 736-5927 / Volusia.org
the whole family on an eco- tour adventure to see dolphins and experience our unique environment firsthand. Go to DaytonaBeach.com to find even more outdoor experiences! PARKS, TRAILS & BIRDING ALWEEKS SR. NORTH SHORE PARK 1631 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach (386) 248-8072 / Volusia.org AMES PARK 195 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach (386) 676-3216 / OrmondBeach.org
there's evenmore to do once you leave the beach! Our extensive state and local parks offer hiking and biking trails, camping, birding, boating, kayaking and canoeing, fishing andmore that will keep you busy from sun up to sun down. FromNovember toMarch, visitors can witness hundreds of manatees seek- ing the warmwater refuge at Blue Spring State Park. Take
NATURE ADVENTURES OF DAYTONA Ormond Beach (386) 846-3290
Kayaking on rivers and creeks is always a popular activity.
PADDLE LIKE A NATIVE TOURS (386) 717-4298 / PaddleLikeANative.com
PONCE INLETWATERSPORTS 4936 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet (386) 405-3445 / PonceInletWatersports.com ST. JOHNS RIVER ECO TOURS 488 W. Highbanks Rd., DeBary (386) 626-9004 / StJohnsRiverEcoTours.com THE MANATEE – SCENIC BOAT TOURS 4884 Front St., Ponce Inlet (386) 761-2027 / ManateeCruise.com TURTLE MOUND RIVER TOURS 859 Pompano Ave., New Smyrna Beach (386) 957-1207 / TurtleMoundRiverTours.com TENNIS BRANDYWINE TENNIS & FITNESSCLUB 2930 Brandywine Rd., DeLand (386) 734-0900 / BrandywineTennis.com DETWILERPARKTENNISCENTER 701 Oakwood Ave., New Smyrna Beach (386) 424-2175 / CityOfNSB.com FLORIDATENNISCENTER 1 Deuce Ct., Daytona Beach (386) 671-8900 FloridaTennisCenterDaytona.com NEWSMYRNABEACHTENNISCENTER 2640 Paige Ave., New Smyrna Beach (386) 424-0717
MIDTOWNATHLETICCENTER 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 671-5540 / CODB.us NOVACOMMUNITYCENTER 440 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach (386) 676-3252 / OrmondBeach.org PICKLEBALLDAYTONA 1060 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill (386) 763-7598 / PickleballDaytona.com PORTORANGEGYM 4655 City Center Cir., Port Orange (386) 506-5851 / Port-Orange.org PORTORANGEYMCA 4701 City Center Pkwy., Port Orange (386) 760-9622 / VFYMCA.org THESHORESCOMMUNITYCENTER 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores (386) 763-7598 / DBShores.org/pickleball
ORMONDBEACHTENNISCENTER 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach (386) 676-3285 / OrmondBeachTennis.org SPRUCECREEKTENNISCLUB 1900 Country Club Dr., Port Orange (386) 756-6118 TRAILSTENNISCENTER&RACQUETCLUB 300 Main Trl., Ormond Beach (386) 677-8081 / TrailsRacquetClub.com
PICKLEBALL ALONZO“BABE” JAMES COMMUNITYCENTER 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach (386) 410-2890 / CityOfNSB.com DAVIDE.DISNEYTENNISCENTER 816 S. Amelia Ave., DeLand (386) 626-7280 / DeLand.org
NOVATENNISCENTER 640 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach (386) 676-3281
T he area is home to more than 20 golf courses. LPGA International, the highly-acclaimed 36-hole facility with a pair of layouts by Rees Jones and Arthur Hills, is the clubhouse leader. Go to DaytonaBeach.Golf for details about area courses, stay-and- play packages and more.
RIVER BEND GOLF CLUB 730 Airport Rd., Ormond Beach (386) 673-6000 RiverBendGolf.info RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB 500 Calle Grande St., Ormond Beach (386) 677-2464 / RivCC.com SPRUCE CREEK COUNTRY CLUB 1900 Country Club Dr., Port Orange (386) 756-6114 SpruceCreekGolf.com THE CLUB ATVENETIAN BAY 63 N. Airport Rd., New Smyrna Beach (386) 424-5775 VenetianBayGolf.com THE DELTONA CLUB 1120 Elkham Blvd., Deltona (386) 789-4911 TheDeltonaClub.com THE PRESERVE AT TURNBULL BAY 2600 Turnbull Estates Dr., New Smyrna Beach (386) 427-8727 ThePreserveAtTurnbull.com VICTORIA HILLS GOLF CLUB 300 Spalding Way, DeLand (386) 738-6000 VictoriaHillsGolf.com
CRANE LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 1790 Crane Lakes Blvd., Port Orange (386) 767-4653 CraneLakesGolf.com
The Daytona Beach area boasts more than 20 golf courses.
HALIFAX PLANTATION GOLF CLUB 3400 Clubhouse Dr., Ormond Beach (386) 676-9600 HalifaxPlantation.com HIDDEN LAKES GOLF CLUB 35 Fairgreen Ave., New Smyrna Beach (386) 427-4138 HiddenLakesGolfClub.com LPGA INTERNATIONAL 1000 Champions Dr., Daytona Beach (386) 274-5742 LPGAInternational.com DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (800) PIT-SHOP DaytonaInternational Speedway.com
CYPRESS HEAD GOLF CLUB 6231 Palm Vista St., Port Orange (386) 756-5449 CypressHeadGolf.com DAYTONA BEACH GOLF CLUB 600 Wilder Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 671-3500 DaytonaBeachGC.com DEBARY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 300 Plantation Dr., DeBary (386) 668-1705 ClubCorp.com/Clubs/ DeBary-Golf-Country-Club/ D aytona Beach offers a variety of options for sports fans, from profes- sional to collegiate. In addition to hosting a number of youth and collegiate national cham- pionships, Daytona Beach is home to the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR. Daytona International Speedway is a world-class motorsports facil- ity. In addition, area colleges and universities offer a full schedule of sporting events in Daytona Beach. BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 481-2000 BCUAthletics.com
NEWSMYRNA GOLF CLUB 1000 Wayne Ave., New Smyrna Beach (386) 424-2190 NewSmyrnaGolfClub.com
OCEANS GOLF CLUB 2 Oceans West Blvd., Daytona Beach Shores (386) 788-2998 OceansGolfClub.com
PELICAN BAY GOLF CLUB 350 Pelican Bay Dr.,
Daytona Beach (386) 756-0040 GolfAtPelicanBay.com
DAYTONA RUSH SOCCER CLUB (386) 238-9639 DaytonaRush.com
DAYTONA STADIUM 3917 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 271-3096 DaytonaStadium.com DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 506-3000 / DSCFalcons.com
James Gilbert COURTESY OF DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE
DAYTONATORTUGAS 103 E. Orange Ave.,
421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand
(386) 822-7000 GoHatters.com
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.,
Daytona Beach (386) 257-3172 MILB.com/daytona
(386) 323-5000 / ERAUAthletics.com
SCUBA & SNORKELING ATLANTIC SCUBA
DAYTONA BOARD STORE 2044 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores (386) 256-4951 / DaytonaBoardStore.com DAYTONA FUN RENTALS 639 N. Grandview Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 253-2536 / DaytonaFunRental.com HO DADDY O’S SURF & SPORT 4600 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet (386) 760-4459 MAUX NIX SURF SHOP 635 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 253-1234 / MauiNix.com MIMI MUNRO SURF CAMPS Harvard Avenue Beach Approach, Ormond Beach (386) 672-5600 / MimiMunroSurf.com OCEANSIDE PADDLE SPORTS 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 947-8063 ORMOND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 1385 N. U.S. Highway 1, Ormond Beach (386) 931-3868
PADDLEBOARD NEWSMYRNA BEACH 177 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach (386) 560-3868 / NSBSup.com PONCE INLETWATERSPORTS 4936 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet (386) 405-3445 / PonceInletWatersports.com PURE LIFE SURF SCHOOL 2705 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores (386) 492-7873 / PureLifeSurfSchool.com ROSEBAYWATER SPORTS 5993 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange (386) 281-5037 HiddenTreasureRestaurants.com/rosebayws SALTY DAWG OUTFITTERS 35 Highbridge Rd., Ormond Beach (386) 763-3311 / SaltyDaw gOutftters.com SALTY DOG SURF SHOP 100 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 253-2755 / SaltyDogSurfShop.com SANDY POINT PROGRESSIVE SPORTS 3090 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona (386) 756-7564 / ProgressiveSports.com SHORTMONEY JET SKI RENTAL 560 N. Oleander Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 761-5580 / ShortMoney.net SOUTHSIDE JET SKI 3226 Riverview Ln., Daytona Beach (386) 760-3008 / DaytonaJetSki.com SURFARI SURF LESSONS & CAMP 52 Bovard Ave., Ormond Beach (386) 299-3609 / SurfariSurfShop.com B eautiful weather and a vast and varied environment allowanglers to choose fromsaltwater, brackish and fresh- water options year-round. Fish fromtwo of Florida’s iconicwooden piers or cruise out fromPonce Inlet for deep sea adventures. Reel in a bass fromthe St. Johns River, or fish a backwater creek or the flats of the Tomoka River and Indian River Lagoon ... it's all here! BACK COUNTRY CHARTERS (386) 405-3443 / BackCountryCaptain.com BACKWATER FISHING CHARTERS (386) 566-9547 / BackToBlue.com CRITTER FLEET (386) 767-7676 / CritterFleet.com DAYTONA BEACH FISHING CHARTER (386) 717-3802
THREE BROTHERS BOARDS 206 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach (386) 310-4927 / ThreeBrothersBoards.com TOMOKAOUTPOSTATTOMOKASTATEPARK 2099 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach (386) 673-0022 / TomokaOutpost.com
DINE AND CRUISE - DINNER AND RIVER CRUISE 125 Basin St., Daytona Beach (386) 402-1353 / DineAndCruise.com
TRIPLE X SURF & SKATE 525 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 947-9800
EAGLE YACHTS & SAILING CHARTERS & LESSONS 3948 S. Peninsula Dr., Port Orange (386) 295-2578 / MarineSource.com/eagleyacht FUN CAT SAILING 4936 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet (386) 871-7778 PonceInletWatersports.com/fun-cat-sailing
VAST OCEANS SURF & SUP SCHOOL 815 E. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 308-9951 / VastOceansSurfAndSup.com VOLUSIA COUNTY BEACH RENTALS Ormond Beach (386) 518-3165 / VCBeachRentals.com
GOOD LIFE CHARTERS (386) 295-4031 / TheGoodLifeCharters.com HULL’S SEA LOVER SPORTFISHING (386) 307-6835 / HullsSeaLover.com
IOUTDOOR FISHING CHARTERS (888) 412-1117
M aking memories is what a family vacation is all about and in Daytona Beach you’ll find plenty of ways to have fun together. Cool off at a fun-filled waterpark or rec- reational ice rink. Compete at go-karts, arcades or miniature golf. Learn about the environ- ment and explore local history. Discover more family fun at DaytonaBeach.com. ANGELL & PHELPS CHOCOLATE FACTORY 154 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach (386) 252-6531 AngellAndPhelps.com BARBERVILLE PIONEER SETTLEMENT 1776 Lightfoot Ln., Barberville (386) 749-2959 PioneerSettlement.org COBB DAYTONA LUXURY THEATRES 1850 Legend Ln., Daytona Beach (386) 944-3922 CODE TO ESCAPE GAMES 119 S. Palmetto Ave., ALOHA FALLS GOLF 2504 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores (386) 999-0100
GAMETIME 250 Daytona Blvd.,
Daytona Beach (386) 944-5495 GameTimePlayers.com
GO-KART CITY&MYSTIC HARBORMINIATURE GOLF 4114 S. Nova Rd., Port Orange (386) 761-2882 / Go-KartCity.com HANGAR 15 EXTREME AIR SPORTS 1300 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 628-2020 / Defy.com HOLLYWOOD THEATERS PAVILION STADIUM 14 5547 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange (386) 523-9400 MAGIC MILK ISLAND ART Daytona Beach (386) 405-6836 MagicMilkIslandArt.com NOVAMUNICIPAL SKATEBOARD PARK 440 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach (386) 676-3252
Top off the perfect beach day with a round of mini golf at Daytona Lagoon.
DAYTONA ESCAPE GAMES 558 N. Oleander Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 214-9341 DaytonaEscapeGames.com DAYTONA ESCAPE ROOM 681 Beville Rd., South Daytona (386) 689-2124 DaytonaEscapeRoom.com
Daytona Beach (386) 315-5098 CodeToEscape.com
CONGO RIVER ADVENTURE GOLF 2100 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores (386) 258-6808 / CongoRiver.com
DAYTONA ICE ARENA 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona (386) 256-3963 DaytonaIceArena.com
FAMILY FUN ART, CULTURE & HISTORY
SHENANDOAH STABLES 1759 Tomoka Farms Rd., Port Orange (386) 257-1444 STONE EDGE SKATEBOARD PARK 1848 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona (386) 761-1123 TUSCAWILLA PARK DISC GOLF COURSE 1000 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 671-3400 ZENO’S BOARDWALK SWEETSHOP 1103 Main St. or 38 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 253-4563 / WorldsMostFamousTaffy.com ZENO’SWORLD’S MOST FAMOUS TAFFY FACTORY 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach (888) 751-3251 WorldsMostFamousTaffy.com
ORMOND LANES BOWLING 260 N. U.S. Highway 1, Ormond Beach (386) 672-2014 / OrmondLanes.com PIRATE’S COVE ADVENTURE GOLF 226 Cardinal Dr., Ormond Beach (386) 676-9326 / PiratesIslandGolf.com PIRATE’S ISLAND MINI GOLF 3420 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores (386) 767-9397 / PiratesIslandGolf.com REED CANAL DISC GOLF COURSE 919 Reed Canal Rd., South Daytona (386) 322-3000 REGAL CINEMAS 215 Williamson Blvd., Ormond Beach (386) 673-7828 E xperience word-class museums, cal sites and other treasures that make up the threads of the area’s diverse cultural tapestry. Go to DaytonaBeach.com for more information including a cultural arts map and an African-American heritage guide. phenomenal art galleries, impressive live performances, numerous histori- AFRICAN AMERICANMUSEUM OF THE ARTS 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand (386) 736-4004 / AfricanMuseumDeLand.org ART LEAGUE OF DAYTONA BEACH 433 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach (386) 258-3856 / ArtLeague.org ARTHAUS ART GALLERY 3840 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange (386) 767-0076 / ArtHaus.org ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP GALLERY 115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach (386) 424-9254 / ArtistsWorkShopInc.com ARTS ON DOUGLAS FINE ART 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach (386) 428-1133 / ArtsOnDouglas.net ARTS ON GRANADA 67 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach (386) 871-9906 / ArtsOnGranada.com ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach MUSEUMS & GALLERIES ABERRANTART GALLERY 118 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach (386) 252-2300 / AberrantArt.com