Downtown Daytona Beach's Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach boasts more than 60 shops, restaurants, attractions and services, plus an exceptional Farmers' Market - all in a splendid waterfront setting. Head to the historic Beach Street retail area located between Bay Street and Orange Avenue to spend a delightful day enjoying new flavors, treasures, experiences and events. Riverfront Shops has been surprising visitors and locals alike since 1870. Adjacent to City Island, Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Riverfront Park and the Sweetheart Trail.
Banana Boat Charters
See Daytona from a different view
Experience the joy of a leisurely sailing cruise aboard La Vie Dansante and discover the unique landscape along Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. Forget the distractions of life on land as you sail aboard La Vie Dansante. Sunbathe on the bow or enjoy drinks under the covered aft as you sail past the beautiful Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Stop for a swim at Disappearing Island or enjoy hands-on instruction from Captain Al as you hoist the sails and voyage into the Atlantic Ocean.
Boardwalk and Pier
Daytona Beach’s legendary Main Street entertainment district, the heart of the city’s world-renowned motorcycle festivals, annually welcomes more than 500,000 motorcycle enthusiasts and thrill seekers from around the globe. The Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier is place to be for family fun! It features Ocean Walk Shoppes and the Daytona Beach Bandshell, gift shops, snack bars, restaurants, and a classic arcade - with ever popular Skee Ball and video game favorites - day or night! Every May through September, the Boardwalk and Pier are also home to the Daytona Beach Free Bandshell Concerts and Fireworks. With street performers, thrill rides and plenty of family-friendly activities, your time in Daytona Beach will be memorable!
History of the Speedway
The history of Daytona International Speedway began in 1953 when Bill France Sr. realized the days of racing on the beach were numbered due to spreading land usage of a rapidly growing population and huge race crowds. France put his plans for the future of racing in Daytona Beach, Florida in motion on April 4, 1953 with a proposal to construct a permanent speedway facility. On August 16, 1954, France signed a contract with City of Daytona Beach and Volusia County officials to build what would become Daytona International Speedway, the "World Center of Racing." Racing moved from the beach-road course to Daytona International Speedway in 1959 and the first DAYTONA 500 took place on February 22 in front of a crowd of over 41,000.
Sports in Daytona
Opened in 1914, Daytona Beach's City Island ballpark was the site of professional baseball's first racially integrated game. The player was Jackie Robinson, and since 1989 this stadium has borne his name. Home to the minor league Daytona Tortugas, the 4200-seat ballpark now attracts more than 150,000 fans each season. Hitters at "The Jack" swing for a wall 400 feet in center field.
The vacation forecast
Your vacation forecast: Beautiful weather and amazing beaches where you can relax and treat yourself or let the good times go full throttle. In Daytona Beach you have a 500-foot sandy backdrop to unplug, rewind and reconnect with one another. Start your trip off at full speed. Or embrace the tranquility. Venture off the beaten path or take your family for a stroll through history.
Get hooked on a new adventure or kick back and savor the local flavor. You have the freedom to be yourself.
With 23 miles of white-sand beaches, this is Wide. Open. Fun.