Xplore Daytona Beach


From sunbathing to the Speedway, Volusia County 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.

25 Riverside Drive,
Ormond Beach, Fl
386-676-3216; thecasementstour.oncell.com
M – Sa 8am – 5pm
The Jewel of Ormond Beach
Named for its large hand-cut casement windows, the majestic winter home of the late John D. Rockefeller is now a Cultural Center, Museum and Park. Set on the shore of the Halifax River the Casements boasts one of the largest Boy Scout Historical Exhibits in the Southeast; a Hungarian Folk Exhibit; and souvenir gift shop. Tours last 45 minutes to an hour and there is no charge for tours given by members of The Casements Guild; $1 Donation per person recommended.

Daytona Beach Bandshell
70 Boardwalk,
Daytona Beach, Fl
386-253-0254; daytonabandshell.com
Various Hours
Ocean Front Concerts
Built of coquina in 1937, this Oceanfront Park Amphitheater Complex is a historic site with a long history as a gathering space for open-air concerts and community events. Friends of the Bandshell, a local non profit organization, brings a repertoire of outstanding artists with Saturday night concerts staged from Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

Daytona International Speedway
1801 W International Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, Fl
Various Hours
World Center of Racing
Home to the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Daytona 500 and Coke Zero Sugar 400, as well as all kinds of special events, this massive state-of-the-art multi-sports facility is the entertainment epicenter of Daytona. Daily Track Tours take you behind the scenes and inside the hallowed grounds of NASCAR’s marquee race track. These Track Tours run daily and leaves every thirty minutes beginning at 9:30am. All tour tickets include a digital photo package, as well as free admission to the legendary Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Special VIP Tours are also available on Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm. These tours include added stops at the NASCAR Archives & Research Center, Press Box, Axalta Injector and the Speedway’s infield. All tour tickets are available online or at the main Ticket Office.

Daytona Beach, Fl
386-253-3330; daytonafleamarket.com
F – Su 9am — 5pm
Ranked “6th Best Market in the World”
This epic shopping destination boasts two restaurants, nine snack shacks, three ATMs, two climate-controlled shopping malls and over three miles of shopping. With over 1,000 booths and 600 permanent vendors, you can find just about anything you’re looking for here. In addition to the aisles and aisles of good shopping fun, the Daytona Flea & Farmers Market is also a haven for foodies and offers fresh, affordable local produce, wholesale seafood and gourmet specialties. On top of it all, there are also special events happening every month. Garage Sale Weekends take place on the third Saturday and Sunday of every month, as well as a Classic Car Show on the first Saturday of every month. Open extra days for Christmas, Race Week and Bike Week

Marine Science Center
100 Lighthouse Drive
Ponce Inlet, Fl
386-304-5545: marinesciencecenter.com
Tu-Sa 10am-4pm; Sun Noon-4pm
State of the Art Turtle & Sea Bird Rehabilitation
Since its opening in 2002, the Marine Science Center has evolved into one of the country’s top environmental learning centers. More than a million visitors have experienced the center’s rich and varied offerings which include state of the art turtle and sea bird rehabilitation tanks, a 5000 gallon artificial reef aquarium, tidal pool, manatee, whale and fish exhibits.

Museum of Art & Sciences (MOAS)
352 S. Nova Road
Daytona Beach
386-255-0285; moas.org
Tu-Sa 10am – 5pm; Su11am – 5pm
A Smithsonian Institution Affiliate
Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, this 100,000 square foot facility is home to over 30,000 objects. An array of impressive exhibits include 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 truly interactive experiences. Another must see; the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art which features the most extensive collection of Florida art anywhere in the world. Museum admission includes one Planetarium show. Combo ticket admission is also available and includes both MOAS and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. Admission free for children 5 and under. Free parking. Onsite COVID-19 Safety Measures in effect.

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
4931 S Peninsula Drive
Ponce Inlet, Fl
386-761-1821; ponceinlet.org
Seasonal Hours
Climb 175’ of Florida History
At 175 feet, America’s second tallest lighthouse still serves as a faithful guide to Atlantic coast mariners. and also features one of Florida’s largest maritime museums. The National Historic Landmark is one of the few light stations in the country with all the original keepers’ dwelling and outbuildings still intact. You’ll discover what life was like on a remote Florida peninsula in the 1800s, and marvel at the courage of the lighthouse keepers and their families. A 213-step climb takes you up for a panoramic view of the North and south arteries of the Intracoastal Waterway as well as the surrounding area. Picnic facilities and nature trails are available nearby at Lighthouse Point Park .Summer Hours: June to Sept 6, 10am – 9pm, last admission 8pm, Fall Hours: Sept 8 to May 10am – 6pm. Free parking . Onsite COVID-19 Safety Measures in effect.

Screamer’s Park
25 S. Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, Fl
386-944-9861; daytonabeach.com
Open Daily 10am
Adrenaline Park on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk!
If you’re an adrenaline junky, you must, must, must jump aboard the Slingshot and Vomatron – two exhilarating rides that will knock you for a loop. The Sling Shot’s heart pounding ride lowers it passengers into the “volcano” and then catapult 365’ into the air. You’ll experience complete weightlessness as you soar up to 90 mph, pulling 3-5 G’s! Dubbed “the ride astronauts feared,” the Vomatron is the first ride of its kind, boasting 6 powerful motors and 165-foot arm! Experience rotations up to 80 MPH and up to 4 G’s! Just as you get over the thrill/fear of going forward — you go in reverse! Once you’ve gotten your fill of thrills, recover at Screamers Bar for sodas, water or adult beverages.