About Daytona Beach
Named "The World's Most Famous Beach" since the 1920's, Daytona Beach, Florida, located on the Atlantic Ocean, is one of very few places where you can drive a car (a 4 wheel drive not needed) on designated areas of an ocean beach.
Attracting over 8,000,000 visitors every year, and several thousand bikers during Bike Week and Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach still manages to provide high security with cameras filming the beach and hotel areas.
The Timucuan Indians lived in that area originally. The United States acquired Florida from Spain in 1821 although permanent settlement did not occur until after the Second Seminole War which was fought from 1835 to 1842.
The City of Daytona Beach, founded in 1870, was named for its founder, Matthias D. Day, who built the first hotel, the Palmetto House, in 1874. Automobile and motorcycle races began in 1902, and the first stock car race was held in 1936. The famous Daytona International Speedway replaced the beach course in 1959 when NASCAR was created and is the scene of the Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 (also called the Pepsi 400 or Firecracker 400).
Located only 10 miles south, the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse is Florida's tallest lighthouse completed in 1887 and becoming a National Historic Landmark in 1998.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is actually a collection of galleries and museums and has one of the world's largest Coca-Cola collections.
The Daytona Cubs (a minor league baseball team) and the Daytona Beach ThunderBirds (an arena football team) call this home.
Events in Daytona Beach
STEMFEST Volusia 2018
AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES!
MOAS After Hours
at Museum of Arts and Sciences
Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for exclusive after-hours access to all of the galleries, including a planetarium show! Enjoy live music, happy hour drink specials, and food for purchase from a local food truck.
Hard Rock Metal Mayhem Concert w/ Nova Rex & Pretty Boy Floyd
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach presents Nova Rex w/Kevin Tetz & Pretty Boy Floyd live on September 29th!
Passport to the Jazz Age
Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for Passport to the Jazz Age, the Museum's 8th Annual Gala Fundraiser! Enjoy an evening filled with prohibition era cocktails, a progressive dinner showcasing the Museum, and a fabulous silent auction.
Slice of Lime at ONE Daytona (FREE Show)
at One Daytona
Catch Slice of Lime perform a free show at ONE Daytona on September 28th!
Kid Rock Tribute: Cowboy
at Daytona Beach Bandshell
The Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series, in its 10th year, takes place on Friday nights at the World’s Most Famous Beach’s historic amphitheater located in Oceanfront Park.
2018 Daytona Health & Fitness Expo
at News Journal Center
Explore more than 40 vendors with the latest in running, biking, athletic wear, healthy food, supplements, nutrition info, fitness gear, trainings, health services, and fitness softwares at the 2018 Daytona Health & Fitness Expo on Sept. 29th.
Veg Speed Date Daytona Beach
Announcing the very first Veg Speed Date in Daytona Beach! Let us help you Find Veg Love this summer! Veg Speed Date is the "revolutionary" veg*n dating event that's "way better than online dating".
Evening Concert: Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra presents "Jazz Cities: Regional Style & Evolution", and evening concert at MOAS on September 29th at 7 PM.
Wall of Echos - The Ultimate Tribute to Pink Floyd
at Daytona Beach Bandshell
Welcome to The Star-Spangled Summer Concert Series at The Daytona Beach Bandshell. We are excited to announce WALL OF ECHOES, one of the Best PINK FLOYD shows in the south, on September 29th!
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