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
Live Trivia at the Streamline Hotel
at Streamline Hotel
Join us every Tuesday night from 7-9p for our FREE Live Trivia at one of Daytona's most significant historical landmarks, the Streamline Hotel!
Wednesday Half Price Games at Dave & Buster's!
at Dave & Buster's
Every Wednesday is HALF PRICE GAMES at Dave & Buster's!! HALF THE PRICE, ALL THE FUN! From open to close!
Behind Daytona 7th Year Anniversary Party
at Behind Daytona
Celebrating 7 Years of Behind Daytona Invite Only Catered Open Bar Top Shelf Live Music Entertainment Giveaways
All You Can Eat Wings at Dave & Buster's
at Dave & Buster's
Dave & Buster's is the home of gameday!! And now you can watch the game and play the games with all you can eat wings EVERY SUNDAY OF THE SEASON!
Pub Poll/Singo at Main Street Station
at Main Street Station
We're bringing our most innovative games to the world's most famous beach at Main Street Station as we alternate between Pub Poll and Singo every Thursday!
Halifax Humane Society’s 10th Annual Fur Ball
at Ocean Center
Spend an evening at the Masquerade Ball to benefit the homeless animals of Halifax Humane Society! Join us for a very special affair with great Food and Drink, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Entertainment, and our Signature Chocolate Lounge!
Daytona Beach Beauty Pop-Up Sale
at Hampton Inn Daytona Speedway/Airport
Hey Daytona Beach!!! THE BEAUTY POP-UP SALE is coming back to your city for a FREE WEEKEND EVENT November December 13th - December 15th!
Challenge Daytona Hot Laps Experience- New 2019!
at Challenge Daytona
Hot Laps at Daytona International Speedway! New this year – experience the high banks of Daytona International Speedway when you take a hot lap in an official pace car.
Family Movie Night in the Lohman Planetarium: WALL.E
The Lowell and Nancy Lohman Family Planetarium at MOAS proudly presents Disney's WALL-E.
Night Sky Viewing Party
Join us in the MOAS courtyard for some winter stargazing. Weather permitting, the planetarium staff will have telescopes and laser pointers to guide you through the views of the full Moon and winter constellations.
Daytona Beach Updates
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