Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Daytona Beach to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.


Carnival rides, arcades, souvenir shops and a "Salute to Speed" exhibit make the Boardwalk a happening center of activity.

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Between the Intracoastal Waterway and the roar of the Atlantic Ocean are great oaks, flowering annuals, perennials, tropical and local vegetation. During spring, azaleas, camellias, and roses positively explode with color, and there is an abundance of citrus trees on the outer perimeter of the park.

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Befitting its ancestry, this once thriving indigo, cotton and sugar plantation is on Old Dixie Highway, north of Ormond Beach. A regal mansion in 1821, only brick shells remain of what were the sugar mill, springhouse, and the foundation. Picnic facilities are available.

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This longest pier on the east coast is sure to be a relaxing way to spend some leisurely time. You can even take the sky lift off the end of the pier...if you dare! Go to the top of the 180-foot observation tower, go fishing from the pier, or enjoy fresh peel n' eat shrimp and be one of the millions who visit this wonderful attraction.

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This museum commemorates Deland Naval Station activities during World War II, including the Dauntless Dive Bomber, a craft that was instrumental during the war. Guided tours available.

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This lighthouse, originally built in the 1880's, holds wonderful views from over 200 steps above the beach. The Ponce DeLeon lighthouse is one of the oldest working lighthouses in the nation. Bring a basket lunch and enjoy the day. Purchase mementos in the gift shop.

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Nearly four verdant acres of tropical Florida plants are home to this museum that was originally founded as a War Memorial. Today, this area features an exhibit of paintings by Malcolm Fraser and the works of new artists each month.

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Located in what was once the Merchant's Bank building, this museum focuses on local culture, with exhibits of Native American and Spanish artifacts, as well as information on the birth of racing.

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This museum contains a wealth of knowledge. With so many truly interesting exhibits, you really need at least half a day to explore them all. See the giant 130,000-year old sloth skeleton unearthed nearby, the early American furniture and silver collections, the collection of Cuban artifacts dating from 1759, and the world's largest collection of Coca Cola memorabilia. Have fun and learn at the same time. Gift shop on site.

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The Daytona International Speedway plays host to one of the most prestigious events in racing, the Daytona 500. It also hosts plenty of other events, giving it the title "World Center of Racing," so whether you're a fan of IndyCar racing, NASCAR or even motorcycle races, you'll probably find events happening here.

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