Things to Do in Daytona Beach

Countless Activities During Your Stay

With its white sand beaches, fantastic year-round weather and endless things to do, Daytona Beach has long been known as a haven for lovers of the outdoors. But there is much more to the area than just the beach; Daytona is famed for its motorsports, and is also home to several excellent museums and galleries – not to mention great shopping, dining and other things to do.

And no matter what time of year you visit, you’re sure to discover plenty of fun activities happening in and around Daytona Beach – from the Daytona 500 in February and Bike Week in March to minor league baseball in the summer and the Daytona Turkey Rod Run at Thanksgiving.

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Daytona International Speedway

distance: 4.5miles from hotel
Race Car on Track

Fulfill your need for speed at this famous racetrack – site of the prestigious Daytona 500, as well as a host of other racing events throughout the year.

Ocean Center

distance: 2.3miles from hotel
Ocean Center

This versatile 205,000 square-foot convention center is one of the largest in the state, and has hosted everything from car shows to corporate conferences.

Peabody Auditorium

distance: 2.3miles from hotel
Peabody Auditorium

Peabody Auditorium one of Daytona’s premier entertainment destinations; the Daytona Beach Symphony Society plays here, and many of the world’s most famous singers have performed at the venue.

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

distance: 9miles from hotel
Red Lighthouse

This historic lighthouse was built in the late 19th century and was originally called the Mosquito Inlet Lighthouse; after suffering damage and vandalism over the years, it has been completely restored and is now open for tours. Be sure to check out the Lighthouse museum as well.

Marine Science Center

distance: 9miles from hotel
Marine Science Center

Children of all ages (and adults, too!) will enjoy spending time at this marine museum and aquarium, which features a range of fascinating exhibits – including the interactive Stingray Touch Pool!

Jackie Robinson Ballpark

distance: 1.8miles from hotel
Jackie Robinson Baseball Sign

This historic baseball stadium was named after legendary slugger Jackie Robinson, and is home to both the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the minor league Daytona Tortugas.

Museum of Arts and Sciences

distance: 3.8miles from hotel
Family in Museum

MOAS, as it’s often called, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian; it offers an incredible array of exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a nature preserve, and all sorts of fun activities for the kids.

Daytona Lagoon

distance: 2.3 miles from hotel
Daytona Lagoon Water Park

Make a splash at this fun family waterpark, which features 12 water rides, as well as miniature golf and Grand Prix go-kart racing.

Daytona Boardwalk

distance: 2.3 miles from hotel
Family Climbing Boardwalk Staircase

Children of all ages (and adults, too!) will enjoy spending time at this marine museum and aquarium, which features a range of fascinating exhibits – including the interactive Stingray Touch Pool!

Historic District Beach Street

distance: 1.9 miles from hotel
Beach Street

Stroll along Beach Street in the downtown district of the city, and browse the many stores and boutiques – or check out the famous Angell and Phelps chocolate factory. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants here to please every palate, too.

El Caribe Resort & Conference Center

El Caribe Exterior

2125 S Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach FL 32118 USA