90 Professional Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 944-1100
Fax: (386) 947-9995
BBQ and helicopter rides. Pigs really do fly in Daytona Beach. Get a bird's eye view of Daytona International Speedway or the "world's most famous beach," Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some restrictions may apply. Look for the big red pig.
Drive 300 horsepower, tire-screeching dragsters while at this motorsports venue that also features three of the fastest go-kart tracks in the area. The Sprint Challenge is a high speed track filled with plenty of tight turns, The Sport Grand Prix track will test your driving skills following a 1,200 foot long serpentine trail, and Thundermania includes the challenging turns of a high banked oval track. They also have Space Coast's largest arcade.
Daytona International Speedway hosts several racing competitions that are world famous. This speedway has the capacity to accommodate a huge crowd, enhancing the excitement and anticipation. A few of the major events that are held here include the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400, Sprint Unlimited and Budweiser Duel. There are so many races here, it could be called a second home to several well-known drivers. Visiting here is a dream come true for racing fans.
The Daytona 500 Experience is "the official attraction of NASCAR." The Richard Petty Driving Experience offers you the chance to ride-along in a two-seat stock car driven by a professional instructor for a simulated two-lap NASCAR qualifying run at speeds exceeding 160 m.p.h. View the 45-minute "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" at the Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre. "Fans maneuver NASCAR simulators at speeds of over 200 m.p.h., combining motion, video projection and sound for the ultimate head-to-head racing experience," at Acceleration Alley. Daytona Dream Laps is an iWERKS motion simulator ride based the Daytona 500. Other attractions include the Chevy 16-second Pit Stop Challenge, DuPont Technology of Speed, Gatorade Victory Lane, a 30-minute, guided tour of the Speedway, the Goodyear Heritage of Daytona history walk, and the Car of Tomorrow.
Having been around since 1992, the Southeast Museum of Photography is the pride of of Daytona Beach's photography community, as it continually strives to give emerging artists a break and to get themselves exhibited. The permanent exhibits, which number around 3500, include masterpieces by the greats such as Paul Strand and Sally Mann. This museum holds panel discussions, screenings, lectures and events often, and admission and parking is free.
Tarragona Tower is located at Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. It was built in 1925 C.E as an entrance to a defunct subdivision and had two arches. It was designed by architect Charles Ballough and it was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on May 6, 2005.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is not as serious as it sounds: the stunning exhibits here captivate adults and children alike. Frequent events like Night of the Paranormal, iPhone Application Parties and Easter Egg Hunts are well-attended by locals. Rooms within the building can be rented for kid's parties, celebrations and even corporate events where everything is taken care of including catering. If you need a break from all of the art and exhibits, stop by at their in-house cafe for some fresh salads, chicken sandwiches and coffee.
A National Historic Landmark, this historic home was the former home of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, a civil rights leader, educator, and founder of Bethune-Cookman College. Artifacts, citations, plaques, and pictures of dignitaries are on display and the gravesite of Dr. Bethune is on site. Weekend tours are available by appointment.
The Howard Thurman House is the former residence of noted author and educator Howard Thurman. On the list of National Register of Historic Places since 1990, the house is located on Whitehall Street on Daytona Beach in Florida. The property is now privately owned and the interiors are not open to visitors, one can just view it from outside.
A combination of pristine beaches, expensive hotels, a riveting nightlife, and glorious sunshine is what makes Daytona Beach a tourism hot-spot in Florida. The city lies along the state’s eastern coast, stretching for miles, thus offering an excellent beach where folks can bask in the sun, get that much sought-after tan, or go for a swim in the pristine blue waters, or just surf amid the intimidating waves. Though most known for the beach, Daytona Beach also has a host of other attractions that are equally worth a visit, like the Daytona International Speedway, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, and the Daytona Lagoon Water Park. See the website to know more.
With a congregation that dates back to 1881, Basilica of Saint Paul is one of the oldest churches in the city. The majestic church building dates back to 1927 and boasted of being the tallest in the city when it was completed. Constructed in the Mission Revival style, the building has magnificent architectural detailing and is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the city. Guided tours of the facility allow you to explore the majestic interiors which include a fine fresco of St. Paul. Group tours are available by prior appointment. Check website for more.
Just a block from the Halifax River, Downtown Daytona Beach offers a charming mixture of venues for business and pleasure. The Riverfront Shops offer dozens of places to shop 'til you drop, including Arlequin Antiques and Art as well as Southern Home Furniture. Visit dining options like Ronin Sushi and Tia Cori's Tacos. This area is a great place to take the whole family for a day out, as well as that special someone for a date night.