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Explore What There Is to Do and See in Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona Beach is often dubbed the "World’s Most Famous Beach” – and for good reason. From great beaches and sporting activities to shopping and nightlife, the area teems with exciting diversions for families, couples or single vacationers.

Daytona boasts 23 miles of public access beach to explore. There’s plenty to do beyond the sand, too. Whether you opt for a deep-sea excursion or just want to cast a line off the pier, you’ll find ample fishing opportunities in Daytona Beach. Flats fishing is also popular in the estuaries of the Indian River Lagoon and the Tomoka Basin.

Other water activities like jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, surfing, and countless other pastimes lure ocean lovers daily.

If your stay falls between May 15th and October 31st, you may spy one of our popular marine visitors – the sea turtle. At night the turtles emerge from the ocean to lay eggs in their sandy nests. When they hatch two months later, hundreds of baby turtles scramble back into the ocean.

Daytona Beach is also one of Florida’s fastest growing golf destinations. Recently dubbed one of the top 15 places to play in the nation by Golf Digest, Daytona Beach provides miles of world-class greens on which to test your skills.

A variety of malls, souvenir shops, and local boutiques provide ample shopping possibilities. Check out the Daytona Flea and Farmers Market on Bellevue Avenue. Listed as one of the top ten markets in the world by the Travel Channel, it features 600 vendors and over 1,000 booths. Local artisans, crafters and antiques dealers offer custom jewelry, original artwork, locally made gourmet foods, and fresh produce.

Daytona Beach is also home to a thriving arts community. Performing arts venues, museums, and art galleries entertain and inspire local residents and visitors alike.

Sunset provides another way to see Daytona Beach. Evenings here can be as lively or as laid back as you want - from comedy clubs and dance clubs to local pubs and wine bars.

However you decide to spend your time here, Daytona Beach’s Grand Resort is the ideal place to base yourself. With spacious guestrooms, delicious onsite dining, and an extensive list of amenities, it’s like you’re home – only better.

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Ocean Center

The Ocean Center hosts everything from national conventions to local social events.

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The Peabody

Home to the Daytona Beach Symphony Society for many decades, this venue also hosts opera, drama and other performances.

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Bethune-Cookman University

Founded in 1904, Bethune-Cookman University is a private historically black university with a student population of just over 4,000. It's also home to the NCAA Division 1-FCS Wildcats.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

This residential campus, which forms part of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is home to over 6,000 students. It's also home the NCAA Division II Eagles. 

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Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS)

The Museum of Arts and Sciences is one of the region's largest museums, with interactive exhibits, a planetarium and an extensive art collection.

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Marine Science Center

Marine life in Volusia County is fascinating, and this informative center enables you to learn more about the ecosystems that make this region so unique.

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Daytona International Speedway

Fulfil your need for speed at this race track, home to the world-famous Daytona 500.

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Kennedy Space Center

Visitors of all ages are in for a treat at Kennedy Space Center, where you can check out the space shuttle Atlantis, get an exclusive look behind NASA gates or even see a rocket launch!

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Ocean Walk

Set on the Atlantic Ocean, this complex features dining, shopping and entertainment. It's definitely worth exploring during your stay.

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Daytona Lagoon

Make a splash at this family-friendly water park and arcade - the perfect way to cool off on warm days.

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Jackie Robinson Ballpark

The Jackie Robinson Ballpark is home to the Daytona Tortugas and the Bethune–Cookman Wildcats baseball team.

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Ponce De Leon Lighthouse

Rising 175 feet, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and museum is the tallest lighthouse in the state, and is a National Historic Landmark. Be sure to visit the museum to learn more about the lighthouse's legacy.

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Stetson University

This private college has a student population of roughly 4,300, and is home to the NCAA Division 1-FCS Hatters. 

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Tanger Outlet

This outlet mall boasts a variety of brand-name and designer stores.

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Marineland Dolphin Adventure

Swim with dolphins, visit the tortoises or check out one of the many workshops and events taking place in the park.

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