Exciting Attractions

Daytona Beach, famous for its vast, sandy expanses and racing heritage, offers more than just beachside relaxation. It’s a hub of excitement, with attractions that cater to thrill-seekers, motorsports enthusiasts, and families looking for fun beyond the shore. Dive into this action-packed 3-day itinerary designed to give you a taste of Daytona’s most exciting attractions.

Day 1: Speed and History

Morning: Racing Icons

Kick off your Daytona journey with a visit to the legendary Daytona International Speedway. Opt for the All-Access Tour for an up-close look at the track, pit road, and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. After immersing yourself in racing history, enjoy a hearty breakfast at Peach Valley Café, known for its fresh, farm-to-table offerings.

Afternoon: Beachfront Thrills

Post-breakfast, head to the Daytona Boardwalk and Pier for an afternoon of games, rides, and attractions. Don’t miss the Slingshot, a heart-pounding ride that launches you into the sky. For lunch, grab something quick and delicious at Boardwalk Joe’s, famous for their burgers and fries.

Evening: Dine by the Racetrack

For dinner, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse near the Speedway offers a vast menu that’s sure to satisfy any craving. Afterward, consider a visit to One Daytona, an entertainment complex across from the Speedway, for shopping and possibly a live band performance.

Day 2: Adventure and Exploration

Morning: Zipline Adventure

Start your day with an adventure at Tuscawilla Park. The park’s Zipline Adventure will have you soaring through the trees and is a thrilling way to see Daytona’s natural beauty. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing breakfast at Bagel World, where the bagels are as fresh as they come.

Afternoon: Water Sports and Exploration

After your morning thrills, head to Daytona Beach Parasail for an afternoon on the water. Choose between parasailing, paddle boarding, or jet skiing to keep the adrenaline pumping. For lunch, the Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club offers delicious seafood and beach vibes.

Evening: Explore the Lighthouse

Wind down your day with a visit to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Climb the lighthouse for stunning panoramic views at sunset. For dinner, Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor offers fresh, local seafood and an unbeatable waterfront setting.

Day 3: Science, Art, and Culture

Morning: Breakfast and Brainpower

Begin your final day in Daytona with breakfast at Café du Japon, known for its unique French-Japanese fusion cuisine. Then, head to the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS), a cultural treasure trove with exhibits ranging from American art to prehistoric Florida.

Afternoon: Historical Wonders

After your museum visit, dive into Daytona’s rich history at the Halifax Historical Museum, showcasing the area’s past from the Native American era through the space age. For lunch, Zappi’s Italian Garden offers a cozy atmosphere and authentic Italian dishes.

Evening: Sunset Cruise and Farewell Dinner

For a memorable end to your trip, book a sunset cruise with Daytona Beach River Cruise. It’s a serene way to see the area from a different perspective and possibly spot some wildlife. Cap off your adventure with a farewell dinner at The Cellar Restaurant, located in President Harding’s former summer home, for an exquisite Italian meal in a historic setting.