Daytona Beach Attractions
23 April, 2019
Things to do in Daytona
1. Daytona Lagoon
Need a break from the salt and sand but still want to cool off in the summer heat? Daytona lagoon is the place to go! This waterpark is a local gem for families and adults alike. The park includes 5 water slides, as well as Pelican's Drift lazy river, Treasure Lagoon wave pool, and Castaway water playground.
Daytona Lagoon isn't just for the swimmers out there. They also offer a mega arcade, mini golf, go-kart rides, a rock climbing wall, laser tag, a sky maze indoor rope course, and an Island Hopper gravity ride. Cabana reservations are available as well as tasty grub from five different eateries. Daytona Lagoon has seasonal deals and pricing on admission so please contact the park for more information.
2. Daytona Tortugas
Come out and show your spirit and support for our local minor league baseball team, The Daytona Tortugas! The Tortugas' home field is at Jackie Robinson Ballpark where all of their home games are played. General admission for games is $8 in advance and $9 on game day. Additional discounts are offered if qualified.
A Tortugas Ballpark Pass can also be purchased for $24.99 per month for admission to all home games from May through August. Baseball season is from April through the end of August, with plenty of home games to check out. You can view the Tortuga's upcoming schedule here.
3. Daytona Flea Market
The Daytona Beach Flea Market offers local vendors, artists, farmers, and many more the opportunity to showcase their crafts every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 9AM to 5PM. With over 650 registered vendors, it's hard to leave without taking something home with you.
A few local favorite booths include, Salty Dog Surg Shop, Pell's Citrus and Nursery, Leading Edge Helicopter Tours, and Steve's Pickle Palace, where you can sample tons of different kinds of pickles and olives. Get out of the sun for the day and stay cool under the shaded awnings and in the air conditioned section of the market.
4. Daytona Arcade Museum
Oozing with nostalgia and teenage angst, the Daytona Arcade Museum is the ultimate rainy day getaway for the whole family. It's home to Central Floroida's largest collection of playable vintage arcade and pinball games, as well as home consoles and handheld games, with over 120 available games!
A day pass is $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids for total access, a museum pass with an hour of free play can also be purchased for $9.95. The museum also serves an endless list of craft beer, wine, and food. Group rates, event hosting and party planning are available upon request. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and the lights go down at 6 PM every evening for Twilight Gaming!
5. Daytona Speedway Tours
Whether you're a diehard Nascar fan, or just understand the need for speed, the speedway tours at Daytona International Speedway are a great way spend part of your trip. The Speedway offers 3 different tours, Speedway, All Access, and VIP.
Speedway Tour: 30 minute tram ride along tunrs 3 and 4, photo opp on the podium at Gatorade Victory Lane, up close access to the most recent Daytona 500 winning car, access to Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
All-Access Tour: 90 minute tour that includes all activities from the Speedway tour as well as access to the start/finish line, a closer look at the pit stalls, access to the media deadline room, and an escalator ride up to the front-stretch seating inside the venue.
VIP Tour: In addition to the Speedway and All-access tours activities, you will also visit the Archives and Research Center, the Houston Lawing Press Box, and conclude your tour at the Coca Cola Theater. This tour lasts 3 hours, consists of a smaller, more personalized group, and takes place on an air conditioned bus rather than a tram.
Please contact the venue for times and prices as they occur on select days and are cancelled on event days.
6. Daytona Slingshot
Thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, Screamer's Park is the place for you! Riders of the Slingshot are propelled up to 360 feet in the air, at speeds around 100 MPH. Regular pricing is $25 per rider and $15 per shirt. Two packages are also offered for extended durations.
Package 1 includes one rider, one shirt and extended duration for $50. Package 2 includes the same for 2 riders for $75. Your ride can also be recorded so you can stop at the Screamer's Bar and laugh at your recording over a couple drinks to take the remaining edge off. The park is open Thursday through Sunday.
7. Daytona Ice Arena
What's one of the last things you'd think of doing in sunny Daytona? That's right, ice skating! The Daytona Ice Arena, open 7 days a week from 8AM to 11PM, is something the whole family can enjoy. This facility offers family fun as well as training and sports lessons and games.
A few things to do include public skate sessions, broomball, curling, birthday parties, hockey and figure skating lessons, and scheduled games. Access the arena's Master Facility Calendar to plan a day of fun. The venue is closed to the public during special training or practice, and free skate times change every week so check before you go!
8. Daytona Beach Boardwalk & Pier
- 1200 Main St, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
- (386) 255-0415
This is a one stop shop for everything you're looking for in a night out. The Pier itself stretches out 1,000 feet off of the coast, providing free fishing for everyone. In the mood for seafood? Joe's Crab Shack, a staple in Daytona, sits on the pier over the water, and is a must experience while in town.
Joyland Amusement Center and snackbar provides the kids with arcade style games, summer snacks and carnival style rides right next to the boardwalk. Street performers are out entertaining at night as well as free firework shows.
Also part of the boardwalk are the Ocean Walk Shoppes and the Daytona Bandshell. Spend the day hunting through quaint shops and boutiques amd spend the evening jamming out to live bands at the Bandshell. From May through September, concerts are free for everyone at the Bandshell, stick around after the show for fireworks on Saturdays.
9. Museum of Arts & Sciences
- 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
- (386) 255-0285
Checking out the Museum of Arts and Sciences is a perfect solution to rainy days or while you're still mending that sunburn. The museum includes North and West wings that permanantly house collections such as The Prehistory of Florida, and the Cuban Foundation. There is also a children's wing that offers interactive learning exhibits for children to soak up. There are over 18 interactive stations.
Visit the planetarium before you leave for an other worldly experience. Equipped with reclining chairs, a 40 foot hemispherical dome, and countless programs, the fish eye view is spectacular. Laser light shows are conducted every third Saturday of the month where art inspired laser shows are matched up with world famous bands such as Led Zeppelin and Metallica.