Once considered the spring break capital of the U.S. the Daytona Beach area may have calmed down over the years but the popular east coast beach town still maintains it's appeal. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the many sides of the Daytona Beach area from the oceanfront dining to the kid-friendly events and concerts.  In search of new and exciting ways to explore the city without spending a dime? We've put together a list of fun and free attractions in Daytona Beach.  

Daytona Beach Bandshell

The Daytona Beach Bandshell is a historic site in Daytona Beach. The oceanfront concert venue in Daytona Beach is a popular destination for locals and tourists attending the free summer concerts and events hosted at the Bandshell all year long. 

Dunlawton Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens

The historical site and gardens include 10 acres of botanical gardens and an Audubon trail. Dunlawton Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens is home to stunning ancient trees, shrubs, exotic plants and flowers! You may find yourself going all the way back in time to see dinosaurs!

Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory

When you visit Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory you will be greeted by friendly, courteous staff and offered free samples of their decadent chocolates and robust coffee. While there the chocolate factory in Daytona Beach invites you to take advantage of the free tour and watch chocolate being made the old fashion way!

Ormond Bicentennial Park

Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park, a 40-acre park in Ormond Beach that stretches from the Halifax River to the Atlantic Ocean, is loaded with sports-related amenities: baseball, basketball, canoe/kayak launch, football/soccer field, nature trails and boardwalks, racquetball, shuffleboard, and tennis facilities. Pack a picnic and spend the day outdoors.  The park is open from sunrise to sunset. 

Ormond Memorial Art Museum

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens was founded in 1946 by Ormond Beach residents. Exhibitions include artwork from regional Florida artists and national artists as well as an annual student exhibition, and programs for veterans. Entry is free however donations are accepted. 

Photo Provided By Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Garden

Photo Provided By Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Garden 

The Casements

Named for its hand-carved windows the J.D. Rockafeller home now the riverside cultural center in Ormond Beach offers free tours provided by The Casements Guild Monday through Friday. 

Southeast Museum of Photography

The Southeast Museum Of Photography is a vibrant museum with an impressive international reputation of leadership for photography exhibitions, publications, and educational programming. Exhibitions and programs at the Southeast Museum of Photography are free to explore thanks in part to the support of Daytona State College, Volusia Echo and the State of Florida. They're also available for scheduled group tours of any size. 

Daytona may be well known for the white sandy beach and the Daytona 500 but the allure of the area doesn't stop there.  These free attractions in Daytona Beach are just the tip of the iceberg. Think outside the tourist trap box and try something new. We hope you enjoyed our list of things to do in Daytona Beach on a budget. Know of a free Daytona Beach attraction that we didn't include? Tell us in the comments below. 
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