Most people visit Daytona Beach for its magnificent beaches and easy way of life. But its white sandy beaches are not just for sun tanners. They’re among the only beaches in the world on which you can drive on motorized vehicles. So if you’re craving the fast-paced exhilaration of racing, this is the town for you.
Daytona Beach has become a popular destination for motor sports and speed lovers from around the country. It has served as the host of car races for the past fifty years at the famed Daytona International Speedway. It’s also home to the famous NASCAR and American Road Racing Association.
Daytona Beach offers sublime weather throughout the seasons. So everyone can enjoy the array of festivals, races and cultural events that make this city a sought out place to visit.
Daytona Beach is not just for car racing aficionados. Sports fans can enjoy minor league baseball and a vast selection of golf courses.
The city also boasts incredible attractions. Museums display works of art, masterpieces of photography, as well as antiques and American memorabilia. The most visited among them is the Museum of Arts & Sciences. This collection of venues includes the Coca-Cola galleries of the Root’s Museum. One of the original bottle design patents is on display along with old molds and Indy Race cars.
Festivals and concerts are also part of the city’s cultural life. The Bandshell and Ocean Front Complex has been the site of free performances by national artists and pop music groups.
The Daytona 500 exhibits bring tourists from around the globe. They’re ideal for experiencing the excitement of the sport. They’re also the place to learn about everything that makes auto racing such a unique activity. But to actually feel like a driver professional teacher, Richard Petty offers guests the opportunity to get behind the wheel and go at more than 100 miles per hour. You can do this around the 2.5 miles of the Daytona Speedway.
Another attraction that makes Daytona Beach a great place to be is the Lagoon. It offers challenging water rides, a 500,000 gallon wave pool, rock climbing, miniature golf and go-kart racing.
Tourists will find that Daytona Beach has as many superb restaurants as a large cosmopolitan city. Most of them focus on regional seafood or southern style cooking. Beach front eateries feature fabulous entertainment with reggae and jazz as well as all night dancing. And rest assured there’s no shortage of international venues showcasing quality gastronomy by acclaimed chefs.
If shopping is your means of relaxation, the beach side malls and specialty boutiques will not disappoint.