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. Beachside rentals for ATVs, fat-tired cruisers, recumbent trikes and all manner of water sports are ubiquitous. Of course you're free to frolic anywhere on the beach, off the roadway, assuming you don't like to mix your sand with oil fumes and engines.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Daytona Beach attractions

1. Boardwalk & Pier

0.43 MILES

Follow Main St E and you'll cross Daytona's sabal-palm-lined, ocean-fronting boardwalk, bedecked with dollar-grabbing ice-cream shops, amusement arcades,…

2. Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum

1.14 MILES

'The Jack' made history when, in 1946, the Montreal Royals, Jackie Robinson's team, were in Florida to play an exhibition against their parent club, the…

3. Cici & Hyatt Brown Museum of Art

2.66 MILES

Part of the Museum of Arts & Sciences complex, this striking must-see museum, designed to look like a rural Floridian house, tells the story of the…

4. Museum of Arts & Sciences

2.88 MILES

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…

5. 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…

6. Daytona Beach Drive-In Church

4.43 MILES

At Daytona Beach Drive-In Church you can get your daily dose of (Protestant) religion from the comfort of your car. Pull in to the former drive-in movie…

7. Daytona International Speedway

4.59 MILES

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…

8. Gamble Place

9.31 MILES

Twenty minutes south of Daytona but a million miles away, the winter estate of the Gamble family (of Procter & Gamble fortune) lies in a sun-dappled glade…