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
Reggae at the Rock @Hard Rock Daytona
at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Join us at Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach on Saturday, April 11th 2020 for REGGAE at the ROCK!!!! Daytona's premier Music and Art Festival featuring 10 of Florida's favorite bands on 2 beachfront stages.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Coke Zero Sugar 400
Jeep Beach 2020
at Daytona Beach
Join us Apr 20th - Apr 26th, 2020 for the largest Jeep only Event in the Eastern US!
HRYC Jr. Sailing Camp
at Halifax River Yacht Club
Our Junior Sailing Program is not your typical day camp - we're dedicated to teaching the love of sailing. Students get hands-on boating experience and learn boating safety & rules from certified instructors while having fun on the water.
at AdventHealth Daytona Beach
This group offers mom an opportunity to learn more about her newborn, make new friends and gain support from both moms and AdventHealth’s certified parent educators.
Aerobic Line Dancing
at Our Lady of Lourdes
Get ready to burn calories in together! Join us in the chapel as we dance and sweat with Lisa Thompson. (Donations accepted) ALL are welcome… and ALL means ALL!
Sunday Birth Shop
at AdventHealth Daytona Beach
When the four-week series doesn’t work for your schedule, this is a one-day quick course that teaches expectant moms about labor and delivery, medications, epidural, breathing and relaxation techniques, Cesarean section and induction.