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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
Complimentary Distillery Tours
at Copper Bottom Craft Distillery
Don't miss this unique experience to see how liquors are made, take a complimentary distillery tour, learn about Florida's history of rum and distilling, and try award-winning vodka and silver rum.
at Daytona Beach
Check our our great rates to ship your bike to Daytona Biketoberfest!
at The ROOF Daytona Beach Pier
The Roof welcomes back the eclectic four-piece that brings psycadellic Funk/Rock Jam called Displace for a two day run during World Famous Biketoberfest here at The World's Most Famous Beach! No Cover and Always family friendly! https://www.facebook.com/
Fall Family Festival
at Museum of Arts and Sciences
Join the Museum of Arts & Sciences for a fun day of fall activities.
at Daytona Lagoon
The Daytona Lagoon Water Park Season has been extended. Starting September 9 until October 29, the Water Park will be open from 12 pm to 6 pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Selwyn Birchwood at Biketoberfest
at The Bank & Blues
TWO SETS - 6 PM AND 8 PM http://daytonabeachmainstreet.com/thebank/ With his fiery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blue
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
at Riverfront Park
The American Cancer Society invites you to the 24th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, non-competitive 3.2 mile Walk. Be a Hope Hero! Join us for a huge, PINK, fun-filled day while supporting the fight against breast cancer. -Registrat
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