Does just the term "tourist attraction". cause feelings of anxiety? While there certainly are some attractions that you are better off driving on by, there are plenty of good ones too. Our Daytona Beach 10Best list can help you sort the worthwhile from the worthless, ensuring only good memories are created this trip.


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

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Although available for use only during daylight hours, Bethune Point Park is a great place for a picnic and a friendly softball game. Four fields are maintained at the park. Features a fishing pier and a barbecue pavilion.

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For a peaceful and historic respite, try Spruce Creek Park. Located just south of Daytona Beach, these are old Indian grounds where you can view ancient Indian mounds and monarchial tombs along the banks of beautiful Spruce Creek.

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This is a well-known wildlife sanctuary that boasts five picnic pavilions, complete with grills and eating tables, a children's playground area, and restroom facilities.

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This renovated park is great for the family. Public boat docks, outdoor grills. Playground and volleyball courts are situated between lovely green palms and cobblestones.

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This museum is a welcome addition to the Cultural Arts Center and features rotating exhibits from national and international artists.

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If you like fun in the water, Sunsplash Park is for you. Spouting water fountains, playground area, volleyball courts, restrooms, outdoor showers to wash off that sand and a Coca Cola "cool zone." Off-beach parking available here.

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Just minutes away in Ormond Beach, you can find over two miles of white beaches, natural palmetto dunes, and lumbering sea turtles. Great fishing and lots of recreational choices – tennis courts, basketball court, shuffleboard, and fitness trails.

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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Florida is a wonderful backdrop to the wild and exotic animals housed here in the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Cheetahs, leopards, elephants, reptiles and more. Over 400 animals call this park home.

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