Things to do in Daytona Beach

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Daytona Beach

Things to Do in Daytona Beach


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Top Attractions in Daytona Beach

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Speciality Museums
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area's largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art, one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and Gallery of Decorative Arts, the largest and most comprehensive collection in the South, and the Root Family Museum featuring restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola(R) memorabilia in Florida. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building exhibits thousands of objects from many donors which are owned by the Museum, while the Linda and Williams Children's Museum presents an interactive experience for children. A new state-of-the-art planetarium and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcasing the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world, rounds out areas to explore inside the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The Museum's new West Wing will open to the public on October 30, 2015. The West Wing contains the Gillespy Gallery of Sub-Saharan African artifacts, the Cuban Foundation Museum showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States, and a prehistory of Florida gallery, featuring Florida's Giant Ground Sloth skeleton.
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What travellers are saying

  • OBX717
    Florida1,295 contributions
    Attended the IMSA Roar and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Great experience, especially staying at the track for the entire 24 hours of the race. Walking around at night trying different viewing locations was fantastic.
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • jaybird6952
    Pottstown, PA246 contributions
    We came to Daytona for our wedding anniversary and come here every year for about 15 years! We stay at the Dolphin Club which is about 5 miles from the beach! Since the hurricane last year, they haven’t replisinded the beach and went high tide comes in, goes up to the sea wall, which is disappointing, since we like to walk on the beach! We went out on the pier which was nice watching people fishing! Also saw a pod of dolphins swimming which was a bonus! Also love the Cracked Egg Diner which is great for breakfast
    Written January 30, 2024
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  • Jennifer R
    1 contribution
    Fabulous time! We did the beach ride and the views and horses were phenomenal! Jennifer was a great guide very personable and knowledgeable!!
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • 1952ja
    Massachusetts119 contributions
    Great visit. We had a wonderful time visiting this museum, so much so that we became members. Entrance fee is waived the first Tuesday of the month, I recommend the visit. We look forward to going back often during the upcoming year.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • Sharon G
    8 contributions
    The stadium was closed. My purpose was to sight see and see the historical landmark.

    It’s in the Daytona Beach area surrounded by beautiful trees and an overpass leading to Intercostal Hwy.

    I enjoyed the experience.
    Written August 27, 2023
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  • Jan A
    3 contributions
    Great place to grab some food, see the sites and watch the show cars go by. You can also pick up nick-nacks and gifts like tee shirts, etc.
    Written December 19, 2021
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  • Tator R
    Daytona Beach, FL37 contributions
    We have been ordering wings forever from here, The best wings in town. For many years now, we have made this our Friday office lunch, excellent service, excellent food,
    Written March 28, 2022
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  • Grandma Pat
    12 contributions
    This is a flea market on steroids. Very big. All inside. Great for rainy day. They have everything you can imagine
    Written January 13, 2024
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  • Happiness630616
    7 contributions
    Father Phil is propelling the church into the future, with his modern uplifting mass that is full with the joy and love of our Lord Jesus Christ to ALL! I get sadly disappointed by the stale and lifeless mass available in my area. When you attend mass at our Lady of Lourdes you feel the Catholic religion has a future with engaged parishioners and growth. I pray that this vibrant version of the mass and this spirit of love spreads to other congregations. If you like boring traditional mass with outdated music that goes through the motions and hangs onto the past with a death grip of righteousness you will not like Our Lady of Lourdes. If you want to feel happiness, forgiveness, acceptance for all God’s creation, and inspiration for the future of Catholicism, you will LOVE Our Lady of Lourdes. I honestly feel we should petition our Bishops and Pope to use Our Lady of Lourdes as a model to revive the spirit of worship and fellowship throughout the world. Thank you father Phil for all that you do!
    Written January 16, 2024
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  • Regina
    Melbourne, FL12 contributions
    My daughter is a month away from delivering her first child. She wanted to find a lazy river to float in. She lives in St. Augustine and we live in Melbourne. Nice halfway point to meet. We went to this water park about 6 years ago. The Florida resident prices are reasonable. We only used the lazy river and the wave pool. I was impressed with how well staffed they were with lifeguards. In fact , at one point a lifeguard blew her whistle and without hesitation jumped into the lazy river to help an adult who seemed to not know how to swim and came out of his tube. He was struggling against the movement of the water to stand. Well done . The only thing I didn’t like was that empty tubes were floating in the lazy river instead of sitting near the numerical entrances. The bathrooms by the pool area smelled of mildew. Otherwise we had a good time.
    Written July 21, 2023
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  • Midwest Traveling Man
    York, NE149 contributions
    Lots of action for mid day Monday.

    Staff was courteous and fun. Had a lot of tables and games going.

    Neighboring table had issue but staff (floor manager) handled it well.

    Would recommend for gaming experience. Did not try the restaurant.
    Written June 21, 2021
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  • Cindy K
    Georgetown, TX79 contributions
    Take the time to stop and appreciate this statue! He is positioned right in front of the racetrack, can't miss him!. A must see for any race fan!
    Written February 23, 2023
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