Top things to do

Top Choice Racetrack in Daytona Beach

Daytona International Speedway

The Holy Grail of raceways has a diverse race schedule. Ticket prices skyrocket for good seats at big races, headlined by the Daytona 500 in February. It's worth wandering the massive stands for free on non-race day…
Top Choice Lighthouse in Daytona Beach

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Those prone to vertigo may wish to forgo the 203-spiral-step climb to the top of Florida's tallest lighthouse and enjoy the interesting historical displays of the museum buildings instead. For everyone else, the vie…
Top Choice Italian in Daytona Beach

Don Vito's

Diners flock to this unpretentious old school ma-and-pa Italian joint for fresh home-baked breads and pizzas, rich pasta sauces and succulent ocean-fresh seafood prepared a-la the old country. Speedy service with a …
Cafe in Daytona Beach

Dancing Avocado Kitchen

Gluten free and predominantly vegetarian-friendly items feature at this colorful kitchen serving breakfasts, lunches and light meals, although you'll still find a spicy jerk chicken wrap and the obligatory mahi sand…
Bar in Daytona Beach

Ocean Deck

No woman? No cry! Live reggae nightly at this beachfront restaurant by day, bar/club by night.
Club in Daytona Beach


The reigning dance club, permanently thumping.
Aquarium in Daytona Beach

Marine Science Center

We were impressed by this center's rescue, rehab and release programs for sea-turtles and seabirds that nest on Daytona's beaches. It's a fun and environmentally conscious place where adults and kids can enjoy learn…
Museum in Daytona Beach

Museum of Arts & Sciences

This self-guided museum has a healthy dose of brain food for a fast and furious little town like Daytona. There's a delightful mishmash of everything from Cuban art to Coca-Cola memorabilia, train cars to teddy bear…
Museum in Daytona Beach

Southeast Museum of Photography

We love this hidden treasure in Daytona, a service of the Daytona State College: it's the only museum in Florida dedicated solely to photography. This vibrant modern gallery with excellent lighting and facilities do…
Beach in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach

This perfectly planar stretch of sand was once the city's raceway. Sections of the beach still welcome drivers to the sands at a strictly enforced top speed of 10mph. The most popular strip is a one-way stretch head…