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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
Friday Night Jazz at The Château Restaurant & Lounge at Indigo
Join us for our Friday Night Jazz at The Château series featuring renown Jazz guitar Master, Jimmy Graves. Come enjoy flawless renditions of Jazz standards while enjoying dinner and drinks at the beautiful Indigo Lakes Golf Club. Open to the public always! FREE SHOW!!
Germany's Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra
See the legendary Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra perform live at Peabody Auditorium Friday, February 23 at 7 PM.
2018 Not So Noisy Bike Week
Do you love bikes? The "not so noisy" kind? This event is for you! Community Festival and Bike Ride Part of the 2018 "Not So Noisy" Bike Week
Rum, Music & Food Truck Party
at Copper Bottom Craft Distillery
Join us for our Rum, Music & Food Truck Party on Saturday, February 24 from 12-3pm. Southern State of Mind food truck will be there cooking up award-winning, delectable dishes!
The Legendary Ladies of Motown
The Legendary Ladies of Motown Performing Live1 Mary Wilson of the Supremes & Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Jacksonville Symphony Live at Peabody Auditorium
Jacksonville Symphony will perform live at Peabody Auditorium on Sunday, February 25 at 3 PM.
The Illusionists - Live from Broadway - Daytona Beach, FL
Direct from Broadway, the world's best selling magic show is coming to Daytona Beach! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.
The Wild Kratts Live!
WILD KRATTS LIVE! is a theatrical stage show based on the #1 animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts step out LIVE ON STAGE to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story.
Astronomy Open House - Mar 2
at Embry-Riddle Observatories
Join us at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus and learn everything there is to know about space and astronomy. Visit the 1-meter observatory and see the largest optical telescope in Florida! View the night sky through binoculars and telescopes! Ask questions and learn
2018 Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross
Welcome to the 9th annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross. Racing at the legendary Daytona International Speedway returns once again for the biggest two-day amateur supercross event on the planet. Following Saturday night’s Daytona Supercross, amateur racing
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