Daytona Beach HolidaysReference WW49201
Daytona Beach boasts a major claim to fame: it is the birthplace of NASCAR racing and the home of the Daytona 500. The 500-acre Daytona International Speedway complex, known as 'The World Center of Racing' was transformed into the world's only motorsports stadium with a $400 million upgrade, complete with luxury suites, roomier seats and cool spots to refuel. It is, undoubtedly, a must-visit for racing fans.
But there’s more to Daytona Beach than just motorsports. There's a 23-mile long beach with white compact sand (which is coincidently perfect for driving on) and boasts a host of family-friendly outdoor adventures including surfing, parasailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing or eco-boat tour. You can also catch some live music at the Daytona Beach Bandshell in the city’s Oceanfront Park on the north end of the Boardwalk amusement area.
Inland, there’s indoor fun to be had at The Museum of Arts and Sciences, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum that includes a hands-on children’s area and a Planetarium show. Then at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, you’ll stumble upon the largest private collection of Florida paintings in the country.
To finish your holiday in Daytona Beach, head slightly south and climb the 175-foot tower to the top of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station – all 203 steps – for spectacular views of Ponce Inlet and Daytona Beach. To book your dream Daytona Beach getaway – as part of a wider Florida itinerary or as a holiday by itself – call Barrhead Travel’s Worldwide Team on 0808 159 8453
Top 5 things to do in Daytona Beach
When to Visit
- Currency US Dollars ($)
- Flying time from UK From London to Daytona Beach is approximately 13 hours.
- Primary Language English
- Passports & Visas Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.