Things to do in Daytona Beach

Top 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

  • John P
    North Port, FL76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our Cub Scout Pack had a great time camping inside the race track during Scout Days. Such a cool event with scouts from all over the country participating. Scouts got to sign their name on the finish line and walk the race track, they had a movie night, tram tour of the facility and driver meet and greet with tour of the garages.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Tommy W
    Oakville, Canada38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pros:

    - Great beach with shallow water, perfect for chilling and safe for kids.
    - Convenient to have vendors right on the beach – snacks and drinks are just a shout away.

    Cons:

    - The $20 entrance fee feels like a rip-off, especially when there's free parking just a bit further out.
    - Even after paying, parking's a nightmare. Ended up walking almost an hour back to the pier.
    - Everything sold here is pricey! Dropped $15 on a sand toy bucket for the kids, and it cracked the same day.
    Written 19 March 2024
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  • DjengLot-onTour
    South Holland Province, The Netherlands57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything from the first enquiry to the guidance and ride was a five star experience. We had an amazing experience as our first horseriding as adults, with lovely horses and great pictures for our memory.
    A total recommendation for anyone that (never) rode a horse in the past and/or wants to get a different beach experience.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Kerrie O
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Museum and art center were amazing and were totally worth it. We were there over 5 hours! Both the arts and sciences buildings were well layer out with interesting facts on the placards. Both had exhibits that you definitely did not miss walking around. Totally more than we expected!
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • Sharon G
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 27 August 2023
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  • Dawn T
    Avilla, IN234 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mary McLeod Bethune, in her Last Will & Testament, communicated a message not of money or material possessions, rather a challenge to love, hope, have faith, a desire for education, & for all races to live harmoniously. Written eloquently, her message is as timely today as it was in 1953. Copies of her Last Will & Testament are provided during the tour of Mary's home, formerly known as "Bethune's Mansion." Bethune-Cookman University student, India Woods, took us through every room of this historic home pointing out priceless photographs & artifacts. It was a pleasure learning of Mary's many contributions to society. She transformed lives as a civil rights leader, educator, and advisor to four presidents. Her gravesite is on the grounds. Mary's life is one worth knowing & emulating. I highly recommend this tour!
    Written 3 March 2020
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  • Jan A
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 19 December 2021
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  • Happiness630616
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 16 January 2024
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  • Angie W
    Largo, FL91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went when they had all the food you could eat plus the indoor attractions and two outside ones. We must have spent five hours there with kids and grandkids. That was a good deal they had going on in February.
    Written 5 March 2024
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  • Wern19
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is huge. We walked around for a couple hours and only covered half of it. Good for a rainy day. The fresh vegetables and fruit were excellent. The pickle place was fantastic. Many other interesting places. Many duplicates of the vendors. A good way to dodge the rain.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • Midwest Traveling Man
    York, NE150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 21 June 2021
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  • Steven R
    Socastee, SC91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was interesting walking down the pier and watching the fishermen and the surfers below. There is a restaurant with a roof top bar with great views up and down the beach. The group of stores along the “boardwalk” (its all concrete, except the pier) were interesting to walk through. People seemed to enjoy the food at the restaurant.
    Written 15 March 2024
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