Local Attractions, Dining, & Shopping
Daytona Beach Official Visitor Website
The Daytona Beach area has a wide variety of activities and entertainment for folks of all ages. Daytona Beach is famous for its beaches and motorsports, but the area also offers an abundance of shopping, nightlife, cultural events, and sporting activities, making it the perfect family vacation spot. This website should be your first stop when planning for your vacation to Daytona Beach.
Daytona International Speedway
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach FL 32114
(386) 253-7223 |www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com
The Daytona International Speedway is a versatile 480-acre motorsports facility that is home to the biggest, richest and most prestigious stock car race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series- the DAYTONA 500. The track offers three separate tours that take race fans inside the hallowed grounds of NASCAR's marquee race track
Daytona Beach Bike Week
The "World's Largest Motorcycle Event" rolls into Daytona Beach for 10 days featuring motorcycle shows, exhibits, concerts, racing at Daytona International Speedway and street festivals. Bike Week has been designated a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event. Bike Week activities take place at various locations throughout the Daytona Beach area.
Daytona Beach Biketoberfest
An international event that attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout the United States and Canada to the Daytona Beach area. Festivities include motorcycle races, charity rides, street festivals and expos. Biketoberfest gives motorcycle enthusiasts that one last ride before storing their bike away for winter. The event takes place at various locations throughout the Daytona Beach area.
Daytona Beach Boardwalk
12 North Ocean Avenue, Daytona Beach FL 32118
(386) 253-0254 |www.daytonabeachboardwalk.com
The Daytona Beach Boardwalk is a combination of the Joyland Amusement Center, Mardi Gras Fun Center, Pizza King & Lisa's Gift Shop all located right on the beach! We are the premere entertainment center in the area and feature outdoor and indoor rides and amusements including a classic arcade - with the best new and classic arcade favorites - Day or Night! Also located on the boardwalk is a giant farris wheel, go karts and the Slingslot! Fireworks display every Saturday night at 9:45 from Memorial Day through Labor Day! Concerts, street performers and plenty of family friendly activities. So much to see and do to make your time in Daytona Beach a day to remember for you and your family!
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
4931 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet FL 32127
(386) 761-1821 | www.ponceinlet.org
Completed in 1887 and the tallest lighthouse in Florida, this majestic facility stretches 175 feet into the sky. The sourrounding grounds feature historical and nautical museum featuring a Fresnel Lens exhibit, artifacts on lighthouse life, shipwrecks, a gift shop and more. ft shop. Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., with extended summertime hours
Marine Science Center
100 Lighthouse Dr., Ponce Inlet FL 32127
(386) 304-5545 | www.marinesciencecenter.com
Take an environmental journey as you expand your knowledge of the areas diverse wildlife. Explore conservation themes and witness current rehabilitation efforts for live sea turtles and seabirds, explore fascinating mangrove and whale exhibits and meet the residents of a huge, artificial reef aquarium. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m - 4 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine
1 South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine FL 32084
History buffs should not miss the opportunity to visit St. Augustine, The Nation's Oldest City and the fort that defended it.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, SR 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
(855) 433-4210 | www.kennedyspacecenter.com/
Welcome to the greatest space adventure on Earth! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place in the world where you can walk under the largest rocket ever flown, touch an actual moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, experience the International Space Station and stand nose-to-nose with Atlantis - all in the same day.
Walt Disney World Theme Parks
Lake Buena Vista, Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
(407) 939-5277 |www.disneyworld.disney.go.com/
Magic springs to life at the Happiest Place on Earth. Walt Disney World boasts mega fun and adventure, made up of four amazing theme parks, two daring water parks, and a shopping and dining marketplace that delights every sort of taste and interest. Children adore Disney World, but so do adults. Its signature park is the Magic Kingdom, with many of the most famous Disney icons â€“ Cinderella's Castle, It's a Small World and the various "lands" with themes including Tommorowland and Fantasyland. Epcot is a showcase for our planet's future while at the same time highlighting the world's cultures through food and entertainment. Disney's Hollywood Studios celebrates movie magic, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park focuses on the wonder and beauty of nature's creatures. Allow yourself several days to explore all that Walt Disney World has to offer.
Universal Studios Theme Parks
6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando Fl 32819
(407) 363-8000 | www.universalorlando.com
Experience the excitement of two amazing theme parks, unique dining and entertainment, plus much more at Universal Orlando Resort. Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios Florida, the world's premier movie and TV based theme park. Take an unforgettable journey through the uniquely themed islands of Universalâ€™s Islands of Adventure theme park, where the world's most cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions bring your favorite stories, myths, cartoons, comic book heroes and children's tales to life. Enjoy the best in casual and fine dining, live music, movies, shopping, miniature golf, the world-renowned Blue Man Group, and more at Universal CityWalk.
Sea World Theme Parks
7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando FL 32821
(888) 800-5447 |www.seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/
Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorldÂ® Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive like no place else. Experience thrilling rides, unforgettable performances, and memorable encounters with Shamu, dolphins, sea lions, and sharks at SeaWorld Orlando. An ocean of fun is waiting to be explored right here at SeaWorldÂ® Orlando. Jump in and dive deep. Aquatica is a whimsical, one-of-a-kind water park that only SeaWorldÂ® could bring you. Where one river floats you through an undersea world of colorful fish and another races you into rolling rapids. Slides that spin and soak you and our incredible signature ride â€“ two awesome, enclosed tube slides that send you speeding through a lively lagoon filled with playful black and white Commersonâ€™s dolphins. Delight in the serene-to-extreme waters in the gigantic double wave pools and soak in the sun or the cooling shade on the white sand beach. Aquatica is where the fun is as endless as the sea itself.
Local Dining & Shopping
Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill
3701 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach FL 32118
(386) 756-4219 | www.crabbyjoesdaytona.com
Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill is located on the famous Sunglow Pier in Daytona Beach Shores just a short walk down the beach from our condo. The roar of crashing waves and strong breezes fill the open-air restaurant as steady crowds feast on delicious shrimp and crab legs. We have been around for many years and have made it through numerous hurricanes and major storms! Come in for a bite to eat, a cool drink or take a stroll to the end of the Sunglow Pier and watch the fishermen in action! Crabby Joe's has maintained a simple, rustic decor with an emphasis on the nautical theme. The pier and the ocean are the focus of the casual eatery with a view of the water from every seat. It's the kind of place where you can see the tide moving in and out through some gaps in the decking. It's also the kind of place you'll see beach goers are allowed to sit at one of the tables and enjoy a meal in their bathing suits. We have a large selection of Fresh Seafood and land lover specialties guareenteed to please the most selective of eaters. We offer a wide variry of mixed drinks from our Calypso Bar as well as great selection of Beers on tap. Dont forget to save room for desert, we offer many differnt options from our Ice Cream Shack. Come in today and try out the best food, drinks and fun accompied by the best view in Daytona Beach!
Stavros Pizza House
262 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach FL 32114
(386) 258-5041 |www.originalstavrospizzahouse.com
Voted "Best All Around" 16 years in a row! Serving pizza, grinders, pasta dishes, greek salads, calzones and stromboli. A hometown tradition since 1975. A variety of locations to serve you including:
Stavros Pizza House I (Original): 262 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach (386) 258-5041
Stavros Pizza House III: 709 S. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach (386) 672-6111
Stavros Pizza House IV: 1350 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach (386) 441-0003
3948 South Peninsula Drive, Port Orange FL 32127
(386) 760-9001 | www.boondocks-restaurant.com/
Nestled along the Halifax River lies the quaint little waterfront restaurant and bar know as Boondocks ... somewhere in Wilbur-By-The-Sea. This hidden gem is well known among locals and visitors as the best place to eat great food, drink and watch the sunset! Come casual and enjoy a varied menu for all appetites.. great seafood, steak, chicken and pasta dishes with homemade soups and sauces. Enjoy one of ol' Florida's classic outdoor dining treasures. See you soon! Open Everyday from 11 am to 10 pm
Our Deck Down Under
78 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange FL 32127
(386) 767-1881 | www.ourdeckdu.com
"Casual Dining on the River"... make your way "down under" the Port Orange Bridge and discover the "unique" atmosphere we have created at "Our Deck". Our fun attitudes, excellent service and great food make this a place you can't afford to miss! The non stop river-views and awesome sunset will leave you anticipating your next visit. We would be proud if you would make "Our Deck" ... "Your Deck" !!
Aunt Catfish's On the River
4009 Halifax Drive, Port Orange FL 32127
(386) 767-4768 | www.auntcatfishontheriver.com/
"A Southern Seafood Tradition" ... No pretenses at this southern seafood joint on the river, where all the servers are "cousins" and treat you like family! Down South River Cookin' by natives that you definitely don't want to miss! Fresh Seafood, Ribs, and Libations in a Unique Old Florida Atmosphere.
Dinner and River Cruise
125 Basin St. Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 402-1353 | www.dineandcruise.com
Imagine....you are leisurely feasting on a mouth-watering dinner while on board the Lady Dolphin of Daytona for your 2 hour sightseeing River Cruise.
Leave your cares behind as you relax and enjoy the warm gentle breezes and breath-taking intracoastal scenery on your Daytona River Cruise with dolphins playfully swimming around you on this incredibly beautiful scenic river cruise.
Ocean Walk Shoppes
250 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach FL
(877) 845-9255 | www.oceanwalkshoppes.com
This colorful shopping, dining and entertainment complex is set on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. It features Paragon Ocean Walk 10, the ultimate movie going experience, as well as a wide variety of dining and specialty shops including, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Mai Tai Bar, Cold Stone Creamery, Sloppy Joe's, Starbuck's, Johnny Rocket's, Starbucks, Planet Smoothie, Yo Pizza Guy! and specialty shops such as Maui Nix Surf Shop, Sunglass Hut, Caribongo and more.
Daytona Flea and Farmers Market
1425 Tomoka Farms Rd., Daytona Beach FL 32124
(386) 253-3330 | daytonafleamarket.com
Voted one of the "Top 5 Markets in the Country" by USA Weekend. Peruse 1,000 vendor booths with produce, toys, jewelry, tools, brand-name clothing, and antiques. Restaurants and snack bars. Open Friday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Rain or Shine.