city in Volusia County, Florida, United States

Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, East Central Florida.

The Greater Daytona Beach Area also includes Daytona Beach Shores, Holly Hill, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet, South Daytona, Ormond Beach and unincorporated areas of East Volusia County. Some of the surrounding cities use Daytona Beach as a mailing address. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, try checking the surrounding cities.

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A welcome greeting to visitors as they enter Daytona Beach and drive past Daytona International Speedway.

Daytona Beach, famous as the "World Center of Racing" and home of NASCAR, is part of the East Central Florida greater metropolitan area. Daytona Beach is the best known of the seven area communities. Although the wide 23-mile (37 km) stretch of white sandy beach is still the biggest attraction here, with over 8 million visitors flocking to the area every year, the metro area is rapidly changing from event Mecca to family oriented resort destination. Historical sites like the Main Street Pier, the Oceanfront Boardwalk and the Clocktower in Oceanfront Park add to the appeal of this exciting city.

History edit

Daytona was founded in 1870 by Matthias Day, from whom it takes its name. It was incorporated as a city in 1876. The separate towns of Daytona, Daytona Beach and Seabreeze merged to form Daytona Beach in 1926. In the 1920s, the city became known as The World's Most Famous Beach.

Daytona's wide beach of smooth, compacted sand attracted automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts beginning in 1902, when pioneers in the industry tested their inventions. On 8 March 1936, the first stock car race was held on the Daytona Beach Course. In 1959, William France created Daytona International Speedway to replace the beach course.

Automobiles are still permitted on the beach — at much slower speeds! Daytona is one of the few places in the world where a family car can be driven on an ocean beach.

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The city of Daytona Beach sits on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and is split in two by the Halifax River. It is bordered on the north by Holly Hill and Ormond Beach and on the south by Daytona Beach Shores, South Daytona, and Port Orange.

Daytona Beach has a very humid subtropical climate typical for a city in the southeastern United States. Summers are hot and humid with highs usually in the 90s (32+°C)and a heat index often exceeding 100°F (38°C). Thunderstorms are frequent in summer afternoons and the hot, humid weather can last through the fall months. Winters are dry and mild, marked by a constant series of cold fronts followed by warmer air. In wintertime, temperatures dip into the low 40s and upper 30s (5°C) on occasion, although freezes are rare. Frost occurs a few times a year mainly in the inland areas. Snowfall is extremely rare: the last time snow flurries fell on Daytona Beach was in January 2003. Temperatures in spring are famously pleasant with warm afternoons, cool evenings, and far less humidity. This beautiful weather usually attracts tourists back to the beaches by early March.

Get in edit

The Daytona Beach Clocktower, an unusual landmark near the beach, dedicated to Sir Malcolm Campbell.

By plane edit

  • 1 Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB  IATA), 700 Catalina Dr (located adjacent to the Daytona Speedway along US Hwy 92 (W International Speedway Blvd), 4 mi (6.4 km) west of downtown Daytona Beach. It is accessed via US Hwy 92 from I-95 at Exit #260C.). Served by:    

The next nearest airport for Allegiant Air, TUI (from the UK) and Sun Country is at Melbourne-Orlando International Airport (MLB IATA) 91 mi (146 km) south, in the city in Melbourne (I-95 to Ellis Rd at exit 182). Allegiant Air services both Melbourne (MLB) and Sanford (SFB).

Nearest airport for additional airlines from the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Europe and Latin America is Orlando International Airport (MCO IATA) (73 mi (117 km) west, along I-4, SR-417 & SR-528) and only from all over the U.S. to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX IATA) (104 mi (167 km) north on I-95 to Airport Rd at Exit 363B).

By car edit

Daytona Beach is easily accessible by interstate I-95 which runs north and south and I-4 (east-west) which connects Daytona Beach with Orlando and Tampa. U.S. Highway 1 (north-south) (Ridgewood Avenue) also passes through Daytona Beach. A1A (north-south) is a scenic route along the beach.

By bus edit

  • 2 Greyhound, Flixbus, (bus station) 138 S Ridgewood Ave (US-1) (SW of Ridgewood Ave (US-1) and International Speedway (US-92), closer to S Magnolia Ave), +1 386 255-7076, toll-free: +1 800 231-2222. Station Hours, Daily 9AM-5PM. Travels between Miami, West Palm Beach, Ft Pierce, Titusville, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, and points in between along I-95; and from Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando along I-4. Passengers transfer in Jacksonville, Atlanta or Orlando to reach additional cities. Some routes towards Miami from Daytona Beach detour through Orlando.
  • 3 Megabus, (bus stop) Southeast corner of the Tanger Mall parking lot (Same location as the Votran bus stop.). Goes north to Atlanta via Jacksonville and southwest to Orlando in the other direction.

By train edit

See also: Rail travel in the United States
  • 4 Amtrak Thruway (operated by Tri-Star Taxi), Hilton Daytona Beach Waterfront at 100 N Atlantic Ave (taxi stand), +1 386 860-8888. Amtrak offers regular passenger service on the Silver Service, with the closest station being in DeLand. From DeLand, Tri-Star Taxi operates the Amtrak Thruway Connection to Daytona Beach.

By boat edit

Daytona Beach is not a major port, however, it is accessible by private boats via the Intracoastal Waterway, from both the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean. Refueling services are available at the Daytona Marina.

By shuttle edit

  • Groome Transportation, (dispatch office) 1034 N Nova Rd, +1 386 257-5411. Daily 24/7, By reservation only. They offer shuttle connections from Daytona, Deltona and Deland in Volusia County to Sanford-Orlando International Airport (SFB) and Orlando International Airport. In Daytona they offer hotel or home pick-up and drop off by reservation only.

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By car edit

Getting around by car is very easy and convenient in Daytona Beach. The major roads are all wide and easy to drive on with all the major areas signposted, but traffic jams around major intersections are common in the afternoons and around the tourist areas on Saturday nights.

The main tourism area is A1A, also known as Atlantic Avenue, a strip of road that runs parallel to the beach for 23 miles (37 km). During major NASCAR races, International Speedway Boulevard gets congested near the racetrack and traffic patterns on other surrounding roads are altered to accommodate the extra traffic. During major motorcycle events, Main Street and Beach Street as well as most of A1A and U.S. Highway 1 experience heavy traffic or are closed. I-95 around exit 273 is also extremely busy during motorcycle rallies.

All major car rental companies are located in or near the Daytona Beach International Airport.

By motorcycle edit

If you are coming to Daytona Beach for a motorcycle rally, you will probably want to rent a motorcycle instead of a car. If you don't have one already, you should reserve one well in advance of the major biker rallies.

By bus edit

  • VOTRAN, +1 386 761-7700. VOTRAN is the name of the Volusia County bus service, which connects to Daytona Beach International Airport. It is a cheap way to get around and is handicap accessible. The website provides maps and timetables. Buses travel to most sites and places of interest. $1.75 for One-Way Fare, $3.75 for Day Pass.

Transfer stations edit

  • Transfer Plaza, Bethune Blvd and N Palmetto Ave.
  • Intermodal Transit Facility (inside Volusia County Parking Garage), 701 Earl St at N Atlantic Ave.

By taxi and limousine edit

Taxi Service

If you need a taxi cab, you need to use the telephone to call for one. Cabs in the Daytona Beach area will not stop if you only wave at them.

Ryan Newman & Matt Kenseth compete at the 2008 Daytona 500 Race

Taxi companies include:

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Arts edit

Museums edit

  • 5 Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S Nova Rd, +1 386 255-0285. The museum hosts traveling exhibitions and has galleries in its permanent collection featuring Chinese, African and Cuban art, and the most complete fossil record discovered in Florida, highlighted by a 13-foot skeleton of a Giant Ground Sloth. A planetarium is also on-site featuring laser concerts and educational shows. The museum also hosts a very active line-up of programs and events for every interest and age group.    
  • 6 Halifax Historical Museum, 252 S Beach St, +1 386 255-6976. Located downtown in the former Merchants Bank building, the museum highlights the history of the Daytona Beach area with exhibits on local lifestyle and influential people. Some exhibits include a portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University, and a look at the resort hotels that once graced the beachfront.    
  • 7 Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, +1 386 506-4475. Located at Daytona State College in the new state of the art Mori Hosseini Hospitality Center, the Southeast Museum of Photography features collections from various local and world-renowned artists.    

Parks edit

Local parks include 8 Bethune Point Park on 11 Bellevue Ave, 9 City Island Park, 10 Derbyshire Park, 11 Jackie Robinson Ballpark  , and 12 Tuscawilla Park

  • Sun Splash County Park, 611 S Atlantic Ave. Sunrise-Sunset. Sun Splash Park features an interactive water fountain, decorative walkways, a shaded playground, volleyball courts, picnic areas, restrooms, outdoor showers, two beach access ramps and a Coca-Cola-sponsored "cool zone." The four-acre facility also provides 95 off-beach parking spaces. Free.
  • Robert Strickland Shooting Range (County), 1180 Indian Lake Rd, +1 386 226-0477. Tu-Su 9AM-5PM. The Robert Strickland Shooting Range is built to National Rifle Association standards. It includes a state-of-the-art baffling and berm system to ensure shooter safety and avoid stray bullets. $5/day, $50/semi-annual, $80/annual.
  • 13 Samuel Butts Youth Archaeological Park & Recreational Trail.
  • 14 Tiger Bay State Forest.    
Jackie Robinson Stadium, Daytona Beach, FL.

Sports teams edit

  • Bethune–Cookman Wildcats. Sports teams representing Bethune–Cookman University in 17 NCAA Division I sports (8 men's, 9 women's), mainly in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. As BCU is a historically black school, games may be of particular interest to those interested in African-American culture, regardless of race. The Wildcats, along with the rest of their MEAC colleagues, play football in FCS, the second level of Division I football. While the basketball teams plays on campus, the football and baseball teams play in city-owned venues off campus, respectively Municipal Stadium and Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
  • Daytona State College Falcons. The Falcons compete in five Division I NJCAA sports including Men's and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Fast Pitch Softball and Women's Golf.
  • Daytona Tortugas, E Orange Ave, +1 386 257-3172. The Cincinnati Reds' affiliate in the Florida State League plays at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.    
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles. The Eagles baseball team plays on campus at Silwa Stadium. The Eagles basketball and volleyball play on campus at the ICI Center. There is also the Eagles Soccer team and Eagles Tennis team.

Statues and Monuments edit

  • Dale Earnhardt Sr. Statue, 1801 W International Speedway Blvd. (In front of Daytona International Speedway). Sunrise to Sunset. Daytona Beach's version of the "Rocky" statue, representing the late NASCAR driver who won the 1998 Daytona 500 Race. Earnhardt died while racing here in 2001. Free.
  • Daytona 200 Motorcycle Race Memorial, 65 Boardwalk (approximate) (Daisy Stocking Park). Sunrise to Sunset. Memorial to the Daytona 200 Motorcycle Race, which started on the beach in 1937. A large black marker in the center is surrounded by a plaza with smaller markers and paver bricks. Free.
  • 15 Daytona Beach Clocktower, 60 Boardwalk (approximate) (Daisy Stocking Park). Sunrise to Sunset. A memorial to Sir Malcolm Campbell and the Racing Time Trials that were held on the beach, near this location. A plaque dedicated to Campbell is at the base of the Clocktower. Free.    
  • 16 Veterans Memorial at Riverfront Park, 155 North Beach Street (Riverfront Park). Sunrise to Sunset. Daytona Beach's Memorial to veterans of all wars. Small plaza in Riverfront Park with various markers and plaques. Free.
  • Wright Flyer Sculpture, 600 S Clyde Morris Blvd. (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jack Hunt Library). Sunrise to Sunset. A life-size sculpture of the Wright Brothers plane that was made by artist Larry Godwin. It sits parked in front of the Jack Hunt Memorial Library at the Embry-Riddle University Campus. Free.

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Major Attractions edit

Daytona International Speedway

2024 Event Schedule:

  • Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona - January 27–28
  • Speedweeks - February 14–18
  • 66th Annual Daytona 500 - February 18
  • Bike Week – March 1–10
  • Welcome To Rockville - May 9-12
  • Coke Zero 400 - August 24

Daytona Beach is dominated by motorsports and Daytona International Speedway. The main artery that passes by the racetrack was even renamed from "Volusia Avenue" to "International Speedway Boulevard."

  • 1 Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, toll-free: +1-800-PIT-SHOP (748-7467). This NASCAR superspeedway has a seating capacity for 168,000 spectators. It hosts motor vehicle races of various kinds, including stock cars, sports cars, modified pickup trucks, motorcycles (on and off road), and go-karts. The facility also includes a road course and an infield, including Lake Lloyd, which has hosted powerboat racing. The track is also used for an annual spring car show and swap meet, and a Thanksgiving street rod meet, some of the largest of their kind; as well as various races around the track, as there have been three different layouts.    
Daytona Speedweeks - The group of races held at Daytona International Speedway the first two weeks of February are known as Daytona Speedweeks.
  • Rolex 24 Hour Race (24 Hours of Daytona) - An annual endurance race for sports cars, sanctioned by the Grand American Sports Car organization. The race is held on the road course track configuration. The race is usually held late in January or the first weekend of February as the first race of Daytona Speedweeks. The race date is adjusted year-to-year to not conflict with the date of the NFL Superbowl.
  • Lucas Oil 200 - 200-mile stock car race, sponsored by the Automobile Racing Club of America. Usually held on the second weekend of Daytona Speedweeks, and a week before the Daytona 500 race.
  • Busch Clash - A NASCAR preseason 75-lap race held the weekend before the Daytona 500. The race offers no points to the drivers but a large purse is offered for the winner. Usually a narrow selection of drivers is invited to compete in the Busch Clash.
  • Bluegreen Vacations Duels - Twin qualifying races, usually held on Thursday before the Daytona 500 Race. Half the qualifying cars compete in each Duel to determine field position in the big race.
  • NextEra Energy 250 - The first race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is held Friday night prior to the Daytona 500.
  • Beef. It's What's For Dinner. 300 - The first race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series is held Saturday afternoon or night, before the day of the Daytona 500.
  • Daytona 500 Race – Heralded as The Great American Race, this is usually the final race of Daytona Speedweeks and is the first points race of the NASCAR Cup Series; usually held on the Sunday before Presidents Day every year, with the holiday set aside as the rain date.
  Note: VOTRAN, the Volusia County bus service, arranges shuttle buses for fan transportation to the track for the Daytona 500 race in February and the Coke Zero 400 race in July. The cost is usually $10 per trip. Do not be misled into taking a commercial bus or shuttle to the track that usually costs considerably more.
Other Events:
  • Daytona 200 - A series of motorcycle races (AMA Superbike and AMA Formula Xtreme), sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association. Race dates usually coincide with Daytona Beach Bike Week.
  • Brumos Porsche 250 (formerly the Paul Revere 250) - A 250-mile sports car race, sanctioned by the Grand American Sports Car series. The date of running this race has varied in the past, but it is usually held late at night the Thursday before the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race.
  • Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 - A NASCAR Xfinity Series race, usually held the Friday night before the Coke Zero 400 race.
  • Coke Zero 400 (formerly the Pepsi 400 and the Firecracker 400) - NASCAR Cup race held the first Saturday night of July.
  • Fall Cycle Scene - A series of Motorcycle races, sponsored by the Championship Cup Series, the American Sportbike Racing Association, and the Suntrust MOTO-ST series. Dates coincide with the Daytona Beach Biketoberfest event.
  • Turkey Run - A classic car show usually held over a period of four days during Thanksgiving weekend.

Other Attractions edit

  • Daytona 500 Experience, 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, +1 386 947-6530. Interactive motorsports attraction located at Daytona International Speedway. Offers speedway tours, a historical museum, racing simulators, pit stop demonstrations and more.
  • Daytona Beach Kennel Club, 960 S Williamson Blvd, +1 386 252-6484. Offers live Greyhound racing along with simulcast Greyhound, Thoroughbred, Harness, and Jai-Alai wagering from premier tracks around the country. Poker Room features 7-Card Stud, Hold Em, 5-Card Stud. Also features Cabaret Deli and Pavilion Clubhouse Restaurant.
  • 2 Daytona Lagoon, 601 Earl St, +1 386 254-5020. Daytona Lagoon Water Park and Family Entertainment Center offers hours of splash-filled fun and games for the entire company, youth group or party, offering miniature golf, go-karts, lazer tag, and more.    

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Bikers gather on Main Street
  • Bike Week. Annual Motorcycle Rally, usually held around the first ten days of March, sponsored by the Daytona Beach-Halifax Area Chamber of Commerce. Traffic during this event tends to be horrible, particularly in the areas of Main Street and Beach Street. The Daytona 200 Motorcycle race is held at Daytona International Speedway during Bike Week as well.
  • Biketoberfest. Annual Motorcycle Rally, usually held the week immediately following Columbus Day in October, sponsored by The Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Usually on a smaller scale than the March Bike Week, however the event appears to draw more participants every year.

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Cruises edit

The Halifax Harbor Marina is on Beach Street, and is the departure point for several boat cruises along the Halifax River.

  • A Tiny Cruise Line, 401 S Beach St, +1 386 226-2343. Take a tour down the Halifax River discovering the history of the river and the sites on each shore. A lovely way to see some places not visible from the road.

Fishing edit

Fishing boat charters usually originate from nearby Ponce Inlet or New Smyrna Beach.

  • Volusia County Fishing and Hunting License Division, 250 N Beach St, +1 386 254-4610. Fishing licenses can be purchased at Volusia County tag and tax office or at area fish camps, Walmart, K-Mart, hardware and sporting goods stores. Florida residents do not need a fishing license to fish from the beach as long they are in no more than three feet of water. Anglers may purchase licenses on the phone by calling 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA.

Golf edit

There are many golf courses in Daytona Beach and the surrounding area. Among them:

  • Daytona Beach City Golf Course, 600 Wilder Blvd, +1 386 258-3119. Two 18-hole courses (North and South), Pro Shop, restaurant.
  • 3 Indigo Lakes Golf Club, 312 Indigo Dr, +1 386 254-3607. Offers an 18-hole championship golf course, Pro Shop, Clubhouse.
  • 4 LPGA International Golf Course, 1030 Champions Dr, +1 386 274-5742. Offers two 18-hole championship golf courses (named Champions and Legends), Pro Shop, and clubhouse.

Tennis edit

  • City Island Tennis Complex, 115 E Orange Ave (City Island Park), +1 386 257-0755. Features six hard tennis courts with lighting. Call to reserve. Free
  • USTA Florida Tennis Center, 1 Deuce Ct (LPGA Boulevard), +1 386 671-8900. Premier Tennis Center for the USTA in Florida. The USTA and Greater Volusia Tennis League hold matches at this center. Open to the public when not used for matches. Features 24 clay courts. Call for times and fees.

Venues edit

  • 5 Ocean Center, 101 N Atlantic Ave, +1 386 254-4500. The largest (225,000 sq ft) event and convention arena in the Greater Daytona Beach area. Hosts the area's major conventions, trade shows, concerts, and indoor sports events. Located across the street from the Daytona Hilton and Ocean Walk resort hotels.    
  • Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, +1 386 947-6530. In addition to hosting major sporting events throughout the year, Daytona International Speedway hosts many corporate parties, conventions and meetings.
The life-size Wright Flyer statue at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's campus.

Buy edit

When the weather pushes you off the beach or you simply need to find a cool space for the few hottest hours, Daytona offers shops to satisfy a wide range of tastes. Here are some suggestions:

Antique shops edit

  • Arlequin Antiques & Art, 122 South Beach St., +1 386 252-5498. Antique shop with art work, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, clothing, and gift items.
  • Nicole's Beach Street Mall, 140 North Beach St., +1 386-401-4575. 10AM-5PM. Antiques Mall with 50 dealers and 14,000 square feet.

Shopping Malls edit

When the weather pushes you off the beach or you simply need to find a cool space for the few hottest hours, Daytona offers shops to satisfy a wide range of tastes. Here are some suggestions:

Ocean Walk Shoppes
  • Daytona Beach Flea Market, 2987 Bellevue Ave (Mainland). Each weekend (F-Su) the flea market opens its stalls to sell anything and everything including jewelry, produce, clothing, sports equipment and toys. Free parking and admission. This is a must-see: one of the largest and most highly rated flea markets in the country!
  • Downtown Daytona at Riverfront Marketplace, 60 E Orange Ave (Orange Ave and Beach St, Mainland). A lovely group of shops, restaurants and museums that line Beach Street and the surrounding streets in downtown Daytona Beach. Some places to visit include Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, Mandala Books, Davidson Brothers Indian River Fruit and Daytona Harley Davidson.
  • 1 Ocean Walk Shoppes, 250 N. Atlantic Ave (Beachside). Open-air shopping center, with 109,110 sq. ft. of retail space on three floors. Located in the heart of the beach area, offering a mix of national, regional, and local merchants.    
  • 2 Tanger Outlet Mall, 1100 Cornerstone Blvd (SE of the junction of I-95 and LGPA Blvd). M-Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 10AM-7PM. Outdoor shopping center with a mix of national, regional, and local apparel and other retailers, including H&N, J.C. Crew, Loft Outlet, Old Navy Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, etc.
  • 3 Volusia Mall, 1700 W. International Speedway Blvd (Mainland). You simply can't miss this major regional mall with over 1 sq. mi. of retail space, anchored by Sears, JC Penney, Macy's, Dillards and over 160 other stores and a dozen of Food Court restaurants.    
  • Shoppes at ONE DAYTONA (Volusia Point), 1808 W. International Speedway Blvd (Mainland), +1 386 267-0016. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su Noon-6PM. Volusia Point is a 75,386 sq. ft. shopping center with a mix of national, regional, and local retailers, including Cartridge World, Cycle Gear, H&R Block, Jersey Mike's Subs, Marshalls, Oreck Vacuums, Plato's Closet, Play It Again Sports, Ruby Tuesday, Smoothie King.

Gift shops edit

There are countless gift shops along the beach drive, Florida Route A1A (Atlantic Avenue) where you can buy souvenir shirts, beach wear, surfing gear, tacky gifts, etc.

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  • 5 Anna's Trattoria Italian, 304 Seabreeze Blvd (Beachside), +1 386 239-9624. Italian cuisine; reservations accepted. Smart casual.
  • 6 Caribbean Jack's, 721 Ballough Rd (Mainland), +1 386 523-3000. 11AM-10PM Daily. American, Caribbean, and seafood cuisine; Casual attire. Scenic dining on the Halifax River.
  • 7 Chart House, 1100 Marina Point Drive (Mainland), +1 386 255-9022. 4:30-9:30PM. Steak and seafood cuisine; scenic dining overlooking the Halifax River and Marina. Reservations accepted. Smart casual.
  • Chez Paul, 940 N Beach St. (Mainland; Riverfront Marketplace), +1 386 679-4040. W-Sa dinner only. French & Italian cuisine; reservations accepted. Smart casual.
  • Ronin Sushi & Saki Bar, 111 W. International Speedway Blvd (Mainland), +1 386 252-6320. Daily 5-10PM. Japanese, sushi cuisine; reservations accepted. Smart casual.
  • Rossellini's Restaurant & Lounge, 136 S Atlantic Ave (Beachside), +1 386 253-8333. Daily 5PM-10PM. Italian cuisine; reservations accepted. Smart casual.
  • The Cellar Restaurant, 220 Magnolia Ave. (Mainland; Burgoyne Shopping Center), +1 386 258-0011. Tu-Su 5-10PM, closed Mondays. Italian cuisine; Reservations recommended. Smart casual.

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Lodging around Daytona Beach generally is divided into three areas, Speedway, Beachside, and US-1. Hotels located on "International Speedway Boulevard" are close to the racetrack. Hotels located on "Atlantic Avenue" will be close to the beach. Hotels located on "Ridgewood Avenue" are on Route U.S.-1.

High Season in Daytona Beach runs generally from February through August. Low Season is from September through January. The best rates are usually found in December and January.

For additional lodging, see also: Daytona Beach Shores, Ormond Beach.

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Stay safe edit

Florida has a high occurrence of hurricanes. You might want to check the Hurricane safety page if you are visiting Florida. Beware of lightning in the central part of the state. New Smyrna Beach, located 20 minutes south of Daytona Beach is known for a high number of shark bites, so be careful when surfing and swimming. Always swim next to a lifeguard tower. Also, there is a high occurrence of tornadoes in Florida, so check the Tornado safety page.

Daytona Beach has varying crime intensity by neighborhood. In certain parts of the city it may not be safe to walk alone or even in small groups at night. Tourist areas rarely have violent crimes, but theft is an occasional occurrence. The 911 number for fire and police emergencies is in effect in Daytona Beach.

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Seven digit dialing is in effect for local calls in the Daytona Beach area. The local area code is 386. For calls within the U.S. or Canada, dial "1+area code+number". There are some public pay phones scattered around the city, but they are becoming increasingly rare with the predominance of cell phones. It is not safe to assume you will be able to find a pay phone at any given time.

All ZIP codes in the city of Daytona Beach begin with 321.

Public Libraries edit

Public libraries in the area offer free computer internet access to Volusia County residents. There is a small charge for non-residents.

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Newspapers edit

  • Daytona Beach News-Journal. Online edition of daily newspaper covering the Greater Daytona Beach Area. Publishes a GoDo section on Fridays, outlining cultural and social activities for the coming weekend.    
  • Avion Newspaper. Student college publication of Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach.    
  • Daytona Beach Pennysaver. Weekly publication with coupons and classified ads.

Radio Stations edit

There are about 20 radio stations located in Volusia County.

AM edit

  • WNDB, 1150 AM, Daytona Beach, News/Talk/Sports. Broadcasts live coverage of NASCAR races and other local sporting events.
  • WROD, 1340 AM, Daytona Beach, Standards
  • WMFJ, 1450 AM, Daytona Beach, Religious

FM edit

  • WCFB, 94.5 FM, Daytona Beach, Urban Adult Contemporary, "Star 94.5"
  • WJHM, 101.9 FM, Daytona Beach, Mainstream Urban, "102 Jamz"
  • WVYB, 103.3 FM, Daytona Beach, Top 40, "103.3 The Vyb"

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  • Daytona Beach Shores - A quieter, small city located just South of Daytona Beach along the beach peninsula.
  • New Smyrna Beach - New Smyrna Beach lays claim to the best Florida offers - excellent backwater and offshore fishing, golf, historical sites, cultural events and eclectic shopping and dining experiences along historical Flagler Avenue and Canal Street.
  • Ormond Beach - Located at the North end of the Greater Daytona Beach area. Ormond Beach was once home to the Rockefellers and the Flaglers. Ormond Beach features attractions like the Casements and Tomoka State Park. Visitors seeking a quieter part of the beach can find it here. Beach driving is not allowed at the northern end of Ormond Beach.
  • Ponce Inlet - A scenic fishing village located the southern tip of the beach peninsula. Here you will find the historic Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Marine Science Center, local charter fishing boats, along with several of the area's best seafood restaurants.
  • Port Orange - A quiet, but rapidly growing city just South of Daytona Beach on the mainland, where you can enjoy Golf and Tennis.
  • Tomoka Farms Road to the south of US-92 is a focal point for Daytona Bike Week festivities.
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