Top 10 Things To See In Daytona Beach (2021)
With relocation becoming more prominent than ever, finding activities in your new city is key to making yourself feel at home. Here are the top 10 things to see in Daytona Beach in 2021.
- Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway hosts many motorsports events and races throughout the year – including stock car, sports car, motorcycle and go-karting. Since opening in 1959, it has been the home of the DAYTONA 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR.
2. Museum of Arts & Sciences
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area’s largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art, one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and Gallery of Decorative Arts, the largest and most comprehensive collection in the South, and the Root Family Museum featuring restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola(R) memorabilia in Florida. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building exhibits thousands of objects from many donors which are owned by the Museum, while the Linda and Williams Children’s Museum presents an interactive experience for children. A new state-of-the-art planetarium and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcasing the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world, rounds out areas to explore inside the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The Museum’s new West Wing will open to the public on October 30, 2015. The West Wing contains the Gillespy Gallery of Sub-Saharan African artifacts, the Cuban Foundation Museum showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States, and a prehistory of Florida gallery, featuring Florida’s Giant Ground Sloth skeleton.
3. Daytona Beach Boardwalk
Enjoy old-fashioned beachfront fun: shops, arcades, amusements and a classic pier stretching a quarter mile into the ocean.
4. Daytona Lagoon
A full day of fun awaits for the entire family – whether you prefer thrilling water slides, a wave pool swim, a multi-level family splash and play center, or to simply relax and float along the lazy river there are many ways for family water park time. If that is not enough, or you prefer staying dry for your visit, try out Daytona Lagoon’s family entertainment center where you can compete in laser tag, race against each other at the beach side’s only go kart track, play and win in their MEGA Arcade, or see who has the best putting skills on their 18 holes of mini golf. Daytona Lagoon has something for everyone!
5. One Daytona
Experience the Daytona Beach area’s epicenter for premier retail, dining and entertainment—including two Marriott hotels, luxury apartments and high-energy Victory Circle. ONE DAYTONA is a lifestyle and entertainment center designed for convenience, comfort and fun. With inviting spaces, new-to-market and exclusive retail and an appetizing collection of dining options, ONE DAYTONA is the ideal gathering spot for locals, visitors and race fans.
6. Beach at Daytona Beach
This world-famous 23-mile long stretch of white sandy beach allows vehicle driving during daylight hours, and offers nearly every water sport imaginable as well as a lively boardwalk.
7. Equestrian Adventures
Equestrian Adventures of Florida provides horseback rides on the beach or in the state parks of Florida. Our horses love their jobs, and even the unexperienced riders love the experience. Beach rides are scheduled according to low tide and reservations are required.
Built of coquina in 1937, this scenic amphitheater is located in Oceanfront Park on the north end of the Boardwalk amusement area and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It hosts concerts May through September that feature jazz, Dixieland, big band music, folk, rhythm and blues, tribute bands and contemporary. The Daytona Beach Bandshell can also host 5,000 people for events, group activities, outdoor weddings and receptions.
9. Tanger Outlets
Featuring 76 outlet stores and a kids splash park, save and shop at Daytona Beach’s newest shopping mall.
10. Sunglow Fishing Pier
Enjoy ocean fishing at Sunglow Pier which has attracted anglers and visitors since 1960. The pier is home to Crabby Joe’s Deck and Grill and offers many amenities including restrooms, a bait shack, fish cleaning areas, well lit benches, seating, rod and reel rentals and frozen bait. Pier anglers are known to catch a wide variety of fish on Sunglow Pier including Whiting, Kings, Pompanos, Flounder, Trout, Spanish Mackeral, Sheep’s Head, Blues, Sail Cat, Tarpon and more! Open daily 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Restaurant is open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m