Xplore Daytona Beach
From sunbathing to the Speedway, the Daytona Beach area is home to many diverse activities and points of interest. The area has many family attractions, sports, historical sights and cultural activities that offer something for everyone. Shopping, dining and entertainment options are endless.
25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach
Tours: Mon-Fri 10-3:30 & Sat 10:00-11:30am
Named for the large hand-cut casement windows that adorn the mansion, John D. Rockefeller’s winter home is known as “The Jewel of Ormond Beach” set on the shore of the Halifax River. Beautifully restored as a Cultural Center, museum and park. Rockefeller Gardens, a promenade along the river entices a stroll and hosts events. Come learn about the history of the mansion and grounds. No charge for tours given by members of The Casements Guild. Donations appreciated.
DAYTONA BEACH BANDSHELL
70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach
A historical landmark built in 1937, is an amphitheater with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Friends of the Bandshell, a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1996 with the specific goal of restoring this jewel of Daytona Beach and bringing a repertoire of outstanding artists with free concerts from Memorial Day to Labor Day and special events.
DAYTONA BEACH RACING AND CARD CLUB
960 S. WILLIAMSON BLVD., DAYTONA BEACH
Year Round Racing: 7:25pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat
Matinées: 1:05pm Mon, Thur & Sat
Poker Room: Mon – Thurs 10am – 4am & Fri 10am thru Sun 24 Hours
Free admission and free monitored parking. The place to go for the high speed excitement of live Greyhound racing, pari-mutuel wagering and poker. Featuring 50 luxurious poker tables with High Stakes Poker, big jackpots, Texas Hold’em, 7 card stud, and Omaha Hi-Lo. Enjoy fine cuisine to casual dining, trackside or patio.
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
Tour dates are listed online at: Daytona International Speedway Tours
Venture behind-the-scenes and discover what makes DAYTONA the “World Center of Racing” and the leader in motorsports entertainment. DIS offers three separate tours throughout the year that take race fans inside the hallowed grounds of NASCAR’s marquee race track. An experience to remember for any race fan! Admission to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and its spectacular displays is included as part of your tour!
30 MINUTE SPEEDWAY TOUR
Runs daily at 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm. Take a ride on an open air tram through Daytona International Speedway’s infield. Witness the 31-degree high banks and pass through NASCAR garages as you learn about the history of Daytona International Speedway. Daily tickets are sold beginning at 9 am at the DIS Ticket Office. Each tour capacity is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. $19 Adults, $13 Kids ages 6-12; FREE Kids ages 5 & under.
90 MINUTE ALL ACCESS TOUR
Runs daily from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, every hour on the half hour. Take a privately guided tour around the track, along the infield, into the media center and down pit road. Get an up-close look at the result of Daytona International Speedway’s recent $400-million renovation that transformed it into a state-of-the-art motorsports facility. Daily tickets are sold beginning at 9 am at the DIS Ticket Office; no advance sales are offered. Each tour capacity is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. $26 Adults, $20 Kids ages 6-12; FREE Kids ages 5 & under. Call 386-681-5514 for group info.
Run on select Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4 pm. This ultimate VIP Tour will immerse you in three hours of history, heroes and high speeds. $55 per person. Limited Availability. 28 or 26 + 2 wheelchair guests by bus seating capacity. Advance reservations are encouraged. 386-681-5588.
DAYTONA FLEA AND FARMERS’ MARKET
2987 Bellevue Ave, Daytona Beach
Open Friday – Sunday 9am – 5pm
Rain or Shine! Free Admission! Free Parking!
Peruse 1,000 vendor booths with produce, toys, jewelry, tools, brand-name clothing, and antiques. Restaurants and snack bars. Ranked 6th Best in the World!
JACKIE ROBINSON BALLPARK
105 East Orange Ave, Daytona Beach
The baseball stars of tomorrow are playing today at the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark, a 4,200 seat facility that opened in 1914 and was recently renovated. The Cincinnati Reds will play as the Daytona team’s High-A affiliate named the Tortugas which is Spanish for turtle.
MARINE SCIENCE CENTER
100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet
Hours: Tues – Sat 10-4 & Sun Noon-4
Features state of the art turtle and sea bird rehabilitation tanks, a 5000 gallon artificial reef aquarium, tidal pool, manatee, whale and fish exhibits. Call for more information & admission fees.
MUSEUM OF ARTS & SCIENCES (MOAS)
352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach
Museum Hours: 10am-5pm (Mon-Sat) & 11am-5pm (Sun). The Museum of Arts & Sciences is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the finest collection of American art in the Southeast, one of the most significant collections of Cuban art outside of Cuba, a Chinese art collection, Florida’s prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth skeleton, a large Coca-Cola® and Americana collection, a rare Napoleonic collection and a Visible Storage Building. The Museum’s auditorium, planetarium, and Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum make for a truly interactive experience. MOAS is also the home of the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art which features the most extensive collection of Florida art anywhere in the world. MOAS admission is $12.95 adults; $10.95 seniors; $6.95 children 6-17; free for children 5 and under. Museum admission includes one Planetarium show. Admission to the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art at MOAS is $10.95 adults; $8.95 seniors; $4.95 children 6-17; free for children 5 and under. Combo ticket admission including both MOAS and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art at MOAS is $18.95 adults; $16.95 seniors; $9.95 children 6-17; free for children 5 and under. Combo ticket admission includes one Planetarium show. Parking is free. MOAS is fully accessible to the handicapped.
Museum of Arts & Science
PONCE DE LEON INLET LIGHTHOUSE
4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet
Summer Hours: 10am – 9pm,
last admission 8pm
Fall Hours: 10am – 6pm, last admission 5pm
“Climb to the Moon” at Ponce de Leon Lighthouse Only one day a month are visitors allowed to toast the setting sun and rising of the full moon with a sparkling beverage and light hors d’oeuvres, at the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse. Open to young and older alike! Climb 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tower and enjoy magnificent views of Daytona Beach – the World’s Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and surrounding inland waterways from the lighthouse gallery deck. Reservations a must! Call Karen 386.761.1821 ext. 10. Visit www.ponceinlet.org for days and times. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127.
ORMOND MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM AND GARDENS
78 East Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach
Take a walk around the lush 2.5 acres of tropical rainforest, manicured and natural landscape, which was once a sand dune. Then step inside to explore the art of prominent Florida, regional and national artists. Exhibits are varied throughout the year and you won’t believe you are in the center of a bustling town. Free, but $2 donation suggested.
LIGHTHOUSE POINT PARK
5000 S. Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet
Located a short distance from Ponce de Leon Lighthouse is 52 acres of pristine natural habitat undisturbed for centuries with abundant small wildlife. Enjoy nature trails, guided nature walks, elevated boardwalks, swimming, coastal dune walkovers, pavilions, barbeques, picnic tables and restroom facilities. A 1,000 foot-long fishing pier is situated at the inlet’s north jetty. Open daily 10am to Sunset. $10 per vehicle.
LIVE MUSIC AT ONE DAYTONA FREE!
Victory Circle is a venue for music lovers everywhere! Located at ONE DAYTONA, an entertainment district where you can also dine and shop. Live music can be enjoyed just across the street from Daytona International Speedway most Thursdays through Sundays at various times. Please check the website onedaytona.com for the line-up. ONE DAYTONA, Victory Circle,
1 Daytona Boulevard, Daytona Beach.
25 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach
Adrenaline Park on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk! Experience 2 wildly exhilarating rides, the Daytona Sling Shot and the Vomatron! The Sling Shot is one of the most heart pounding thrill ride experiences in Central Florida! Tilt back, then lower into the “volcano”; then catapult 365 feet into the air! Experiencing complete weightlessness as you soar up to 90mph, pulling 3-5 G’s! Super Thrilling! If you are able to look around, it provides super amazing Daytona Beach views! The Vomatron is the first ride of it’s kind, boasting 6 powerful motors and 165-foot arm! Experience rotations up to 80 MPH, up to 4 G’s! Once you get over the thrill/fear of going forward – you go in reverse! The Vomatron has been dubbed “the ride astronauts feared”. Once you’ve gotten all your thrills head to Screamers Bar for sodas, water or adult beverages. 25 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach. 386.944.9861. Map D-6.