Daytona is known for the Daytona International Speedway circuit, which consists of an oval with three banked turns and an indoor race track. On the first drives the NASCAR the Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 latter, the 24-hour race of Daytona will be held with the inclusion of the steep wall curves and a chicane. The Superbikes also drive the Daytona 200 there. Most race events take place from January to March. Daytona Beach was founded by Matthias Day, who gave his name to the city. It was incorporated in 1876.
Daytona Beach made famous as the “center of the world of racing” and home of NASCAR, is part of the greater central metropolitan area of East Florida. The Greater Daytona Beach Area also includes Daytona Beach Shores, Holly Hill, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet, South Daytona, Ormond Beach and unincorporated areas of East Volusia County
Daytona Beach is known for its 37 kilometer long beach, which can be used by car and motorcycle at a slow pace (cruising) In good weather the beach becomes a fairground. you will find many stalls, surfers, kite surfers, beach sailors and more. The city is best known to tourists for two major events: Spring Break, the boisterous celebration of American students during the spring break, and Bike Week, one of the largest Harley-Davidson meetings. There is also a second big meeting of the Harley drivers, the Biketoberfest designed as a counterpart to the Munich Oktoberfest.
Access : Coordinates: 29.19, -81.089444 / By car :
Daytona Beach is easily accessible from Interstate I-95 running north and south and I-4 linking Daytona Beach with Orlando and Tampa. Highway 1 (Ridgewood US Avenue) also passes through Daytona Beach. A1A is the scenic North / South route along the beach./
By bus :
Daytona Beach is served by Greyhound bus lines, which has a terminal located at 138 Ridgewood South Avenue. The greyhound routes from Daytona Beach connect with the hubs in Jacksonville and Orlando. /By plane :
You can fly into Daytona International Beach Airport (DAB) , which is served by Delta Air lines, AirTran Airways , Continental Airlines and vintage props and jets . Other airports nearby are Orlando International (MCO) or Jacksonville International (JAX), both of which are one hour away.
By boat : Daytona is accessible by private boats via the Intracoastal Waterway, from both the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean
Get around : By bus :
VOTRAN is the name of the local bus service. It’s a cheap way to get around and it’s accessible handicap. The website provides schedules and schedules. Buses travel to most places and places of interest.
The A1A beachside cart operates from January to Labor Day (September) along the Atlantic Avenue on the beachside. They are accessible to air conditioning and handicapped.
Attractions : Major Attractions :
Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, This NASCAR superspeedway has a seating capacity for 168,000 spectators.
24 Hours of Daytona , The race date is adjusted year-to-year to not conflict with the date of the NFL Superbowl.
Daytona ARCA 200 – 200-mile stock car race, sponsored by the Automobile Racing Club of America
Budweiser Shootout – A NASCAR preseason 75-lap race held the weekend before the Daytona 500
Camping World 300 – The first race of the NASCAR Nationwide Series
Gatorade Duel 125s – Twin qualifying races, usually held on Thursday before the Daytona 500 Race.
Chevy Silverado 250 – The first race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Daytona 500 Race – Heralded as The Great American Race, this is usually the final race of Daytona Speedweeks.
Daytona Beach Kennel Club, 960 S Williamson Blvd , live Greyhound racing along with simulcast Greyhound
/ Sunglow Fishing Pier , 3701 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-7201 / Beach Street , / Riverfront Marketplace , 300 South – 300 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL / Daytona Beach Surfside Historic District , Main Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 , Open : 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM , Well Maintained Historic District /
Museums : Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, at Daytona State College
Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S Nova Rd, traveling exhibitions with galleries in its permanent collection featuring Chinese, African and Cuban art,
Halifax Historical Museum, 252 S Beach St,
Veterans Memorial at Riverfront Park, 155 North Beach Street -Riverfront Park-. Sunrise to Sunset.
Daytona 200 Motorcycle Race Memorial, 65 Boardwalk ,Daisy Stocking Park. Sunrise to Sunset.
Churches & Cathedrals in Daytona Beach :
First Presbyterian Church , 620 S Grandview Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-4536 / Westminster By The Sea Presbyterian Church , 3221 S Peninsula Dr, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-6240
/ St George Coptic Orthodox Church , 300 N Halifax Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-4010 / St. Mary’s Episcopal Church , 216 Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4312 ,Open : 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM /
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church , 201 University Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-3752 , Open : 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM / Basilica of Saint Paul , 317 Mullally St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3105 /
Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church , 3140 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118-6224 , Open : 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church , 129 N Halifax Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-4250 /
Community United Methodist Church , 616 Harvey Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-6702 , Open : 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM /
First Christian Church -Disciples of Christ- 326 S Palmetto Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4920 / Seabreeze United Church of Christ , 501 N Wild Olive Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-3922 /
White Chapel Church of God , 1730 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119-8411 / Catholic Church of the Epiphany , 201 Lafayette St, Port Orange, FL 32127-5012 / Tomoka Christian Church , 1450 Hand Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32174-8193 /
Holly Hill Church of Christ , 1725 Ridgewood Ave, Holly Hill, FL 32117-1735 / Prince of Peace Catholic Church , 600 S Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174-6902 , Open : 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
/ Wright Flyer Sculpture, 600 S Clyde Morris Blvd / Heritage Preservation Trust , 111 Silver Beach Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-4835 / Dale Earnhardt Sr. Statue, 1801 W International Speedway Blvd. -In front of Daytona International Speedway /
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens , 950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129-7624 / Andy Romano Beachfront Park , 839 S Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32176-7816Open : 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM / Breakers Oceanfront Park , 13 South Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 /
Tiger Bay State Forest , 4316 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32124-2007 / Buncombe Hill Interpretive Trail , Indian Lake Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32124 / Manatee Island , 325 N Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3303 / Reed Canal Park , 919 Reed Canal Road, South Daytona, FL 32119 /
Central Park , 601 Fleming Avenue, Hammock Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL / Port Orange City Center Municipal Complex , 1000 City Center Cir, Port Orange, FL 32129-4144 /
Centennial Park , 408 10th Street, Holly Hill, FL 32117 / Magnolia Park , 1985 Magnolia Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119-1703 /
Activities : Air Florida Helicopter Rides / Cruises : The Halifax Harbor Marina s the departure point for several boat cruises along the Halifax River. /
Fishing : Fishing boat charters / Golf : There are many golf courses in Daytona Beach / Horseback Riding / Tennis / Dolphin and Manatee Stand Up Paddleboard Tours / Driving Experience at Daytona International Speedway /
The city attracts over 8 million tourists each year. Special events that draw visitors to Daytona Beach include:
Speedweeks (Daytona 500 NASCAR race, Rolex 24 sports car race, and others)
Coke Zero Sugar 400, NASCAR race held on the first Saturday of July (formerly called the Pepsi 400 and the Firecracker 400)
Daytona Beach Bike Week Daytona 200 motorcycle races, bike shows and biker reunion in March
Spring break (date varies, usually the first and second week of March).
Bike Week : Motorcycle rally, usually held around the first ten days of March, promoted by the Daytona Beach-Halifax area chamber of commerce.
Biketoberfest : Annual motorcycle rally, usually held on the weekend immediately after Columbus Day in October.
Daytona 200 – A series of motorcycle races ,AMA Superbike and AMA Formula Xtreme.
Brumos Porsche 250 – A 250-mile sports car race / Winn-Dixie 250 – A NASCAR Nationwide Series
Coke Zero 400 – NASCAR Sprint Cup race. / Fall Cycle Scene – A series of Motorcycle races, sponsored by the Championship Cup Series.
Turkey Run – A classic car show usually held over a period of four days during Thanksgiving weekend.
Go next : New Smyrna Beach / Daytona Beach Shores / Ormond Beach / Ponce Inlet / Port Orange / Orlando / St. Augustine / Jacksonville