Fantastic Florida Attractions That Live in Daytona

When you think of Daytona Beach two things probably come to mind: Spring Break and NASCAR. But don’t miss out on some of Florida’s best attractions, which live in the historic and exciting Daytona Beach area. Here’s our “year in review” of things to do in Daytona!

Visit these famous attractions on your next visit to Sea Shells Beach Club.

Racing

The newly renovated Daytona International Speedway and major events like the Daytona 500 and Rolex 24 are just part of what race fans will find exciting in Daytona Beach.

NASCAR Archives: A repository filled with off-the-beaten-path hidden treasures that tell the  story of NASCAR in a personal way.

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America: celebrate the heroes of cars, boats, dragsters and motorcycles. It’s free once you enter the Speedway.

The Beach

All 23 miles of Daytona Beach are a  beach-lovers dream. Cars are allowed on an 11-mile stretch of the beach, and the dual piers are beautiful to walk.

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The view from Sea Shells Beach Club

Sunglow Pier: A popular fishing spot, Sunglow Pier is also home to the famous Crabby Joe’s seafood restaurant.

Daytona Beach Pier: Fishing, food and amusements await on this pier, which joins up with the famous Daytona Beach Boardwalk, an authentic retro boardwalk experience. Pro tip: Skip the food lines, grab the elevator and hang out at The Roof, where locals know you can find great food, live music and a 360-degree view.

Music

Daytona Bandshell: Built of coquina in 1937, there may be no better place to catch live music than the historic Daytona Bandshell, home to free concerts and concert series all year ’round.

Daytona Bandshell
The Bandshell is right next to the Ocean Walk Shoppes, a short walk from Sea Shells Beach Club.

Arts & Culture

Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS): This museum is jam-packed with things to see and do for the whole family, including a planetarium, an African museum, Cuban museum (home to the largest collection of Cuban art outside of Cuba), and children’s museum. It is one of the largest museums in central Florida.

The CiCi and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art The Browns were local art collectors who simply ran out of space for their extensive collection, and created this public space so others could enjoy it. The museum is home to more than 2,600 hand-collected pieces, which rotate through the museum on a regular basis. Every piece depicts life in Florida in some way.

Food and Shopping

Downtown Daytona Beach is packed with boutiques, restaurants, shops and more.

Ocean Walk Shoppes: A short walk from Sea Shells Beach Club, Ocean Walk has shopping, dining and entertainment all rolled into one.

Riverfront Shops of Daytona: Enjoy shopping waterfront-style at more than than 60 shops, restaurants, attractions and the exceptional Farmers’ Market.

Foodie Favorites: You’ll have plenty of choices, from fine dining at the Cellar Restaurant to healthy eats at the Dancing Avocado or a seafood smorgasbord at Our Deck Down Under just to name a few.

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Delicious meets nutritious at the Dancing Avocado.

Daytona was even home to a famous dog, Brownie, who died in 1954 but whose legacy lives on today. His grave is considered a national roadside attraction.

That’s just the beginning. You’ll probably want to plan multiple visits to our beloved Sea Shells Beach Club to explore all Daytona has to offer.

What’s your favorite attraction in Daytona Beach? Give us your recommendations in the comments below.

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.