Welcome to Daytona Beach


The area's population quintuples during Speedweeks; as many as half a million bikers roar into town for Bike Week in March and Biketoberfest in October. If Confederate flags, loud motorcycles, jacked-up pick-up trucks and the folks who love all of the above are your thing, you might have found your heaven on earth. If not, move on.

If you can see past the garish beachside barricade of '70s high-rise blocks, nightclubs and tourist traps (if not quite literally), you might witness the phenomena of nesting sea turtles (in season) or explore a handful of interesting and worthwhile cultural attractions.


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$143.99 Outdoor Activities

Daytona International Speedway Richard Petty Race Car Ride

Head to Daytona International Speedway for your exciting race car ride-along program. Located in Daytona Beach, this famous racetrack is home to the legendary DAYTONA 500. Your professional instructor will provide a safety instruction before helping you gear up in your driver's suit, helmet and neck guard. Then, hop in the passenger's seat of a Sprint Cup-style stock car and hit the track! Hold tight as your expert driver takes you on an exciting 3-lap drive, simulating a race car qualifying run. You'll see what it feels like to be in a real race car as it thunders around the track at speeds of up to 170 mph (273 kph)!

$358.49 Outdoor Activities

Daytona International Speedway Richard Petty Race Car Drive

Head to the Daytona International Speedway at your selected time for an unforgettable race car driving experience. You'll be given a safety orientation session and on-track instruction, as well as photo opportunities and a Q&A session. After suiting up in your driver's suit regulation helmet and neck guard, it's time to hit the pedal to the metal!Slide into the driver's seat of a 600HP NASCAR race car for an exhilarating driving session around a real racetrack. Enjoy a powerful adrenaline rush as you conquer lap after lap while your family and friends cheer you on. Choose from six driving experience to drive five to 48-minutes.After your driving experience, you'll receive your lap-time sheet and a graduation certificate, so you're a rookie no more!Your driving experience includes: Orientation: Meet the staff and watch a short video On-track instruction: Aboard a van, master the track driving line, acceleration/deceleration points, etc. In-car instruction: View the interior equipment and have your photo taken outside the car Driver's meeting: Ask your professional driving instructors questions and receive the driving order Driving experience: Enjoy 1 to 4 hours of driving (time varies according to skill/experience level and option selected) Closing ceremony: Receive your lap-time sheet and graduation certificate Choose from the following driving experiences: Practice Experience: 5-minutes Rookie Experience: 8-minutes King's Experience: 16-minutes Checkered Flag: 24-minutes Experience of a Lifetime: 32-minutes Victory Lane Experience: 40-minutes World Champion Experience: 48-minutes Please note: All times are approximate and subject to weather conditions and participant experience levels

$85.99 Outdoor Activities

Daytona International Speedway Race Car Ride-Along for Kids

Your child's exciting race car ride-along takes place at Daytona International Speedway. Get ready for some exciting racing thrills! After suiting up in a driver's suit, neck guard and regulation helmet, they'll slide into the passenger’s seat of a two-seater 600HP NASCAR race car specially fitted with seats that accommodate a child's body, so they can see over the dashboard. Their ride will last between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on how long it takes to gear up. Watch as the professional driver takes them on an thrilling 3-lap ride around the racetrack during a simulated race car qualifying run, reaching speeds of up to 120 mph (193 kph). To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, the driver will constantly monitor how comfortable your child feels with the speed, and will slow down whenever desired. This unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience will surely be the highlight of your child's trip to Daytona! Please note: This experience is available for children between 4 and 5 feet and UNDER 100lbs

$55 Water Sports

Dolphin and Manatee Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Meet your guide at the paddleboard site in Daytona Beach at your selected tour time. (The 8:30am and 10:30am tours are recommended as this is when the weather is normally the best and when dolphins and manatees are the most active).  Most people who take the tour have never tried paddle boarding, so every tour begins with a ground demonstration and lesson. There is a calm bay where everyone will have a chance to try out their paddleboards and get comfortable. If you still do not feel feel comfortable, there are kayaks on site that you can use instead. Your adventure will begin with a circle around an island, where you'll pass under seven bridges, through a Yatch Club and alongside Yachts. Then go through small and large canals close to shore, in relatively shallow water. You will pass through areas that have high concentrations of manatees and dolphins. Tours includes all gear required and concludes at the original departure point. The tour is approximately two hours long, however, please allow for three hours when scheduling as sometimes the itinerary can be lengthened depending on manatee sightings.

$299.95 Kid Friendly

Half Day St Johns River Fishing Trip near Daytona

Tours are suited for both first-timers, experienced anglers, elderly, youth, families and children of all ages and are handicap friendly. So everyone is sure to have a blast as you fish with ease and comfort of the calm backwater never needlessly worrying about being seasick. Enjoy the mom and pop feeling of old rustic Florida River, it is still alive, and the natural beauty and colorful characters make it a unique stop on any day. While out on the water, all the boats have coolers on board with ice and bottled water to keep you hydrated. There's plenty of space to bring lunch sandwiches or your additional favorite beverage. Alcohol beverages in cans are permitted. Once your boat docks, this will conclude your trip. Tour offers guarantee success "NO FISH, NO PAY."

$574.95 Kid Friendly

All Day St Johns River Fishing Trip near Daytona

After meeting your captain, you will set off on your charter boat on St. Johns River. So everyone is sure to have a blast, fish with ease and comfort of the calm backwaters never with the need to worry about being seasick. Enjoy the mom and pop feeling of old rustic Florida river, it is still alive and the natural beauty and colorful characters make it a unique stop on any day. During your trip, your captain guide will be happy to provide you with fishing instructions and casting lessons which are all included for beginners and advanced techniques for the experts. While out on the water, your boat will have coolers on board with ice and bottled water to keep you hydrated. There's plenty of space to bring lunch sandwiches or your additional favorite beverage. Alcohol beverages in cans are permitted.Once your boat docks, this will conclude your trip. So book today with ease and confidence on TripAdvisor!