Attractions

Ponce Inlet & Lighthouse

Visited by over 120,000 people each year, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998, making it one of only 10 lighthouses with this designation. The lighthouse tower and museum are located 12 miles south of Daytona Beach and are open to the public year round. The lighthouse is close to Orlando attractions, historic St. Augustine and the Kennedy Space Center. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and one of the tallest lighthouses in the nation. Visitors who climb the 175-foot-tall lighthouse tower are treated to a magnificent view of the Florida coastline and Halifax River from Daytona Beach to New Smyrna Beach


 

Daytona International Speedway

 


 

Ocean Walk Shoppes

Ocean Walk Shoppes offer visitors and residents 110,000 square feet of ocean-side shopping, restaurants and entertainment along the Atlantic. At the heart of Daytona’s most famous shoreline, this collection of fun eateries and boutiques captivates guests with both national names and local favorites. Filling the six-level complex is RC Cinema’s Ocean Walk Movies 10 — an all-stadium seating, digital sound, state-of-the-art movie theatre — Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Adobe Gila’s Margarita Fajita Cantina, RJ Gators Florida Sea Bar and Grill, Maui Nix Surf Shop, Johnny Rockets, Santora’s Buffalo Pizza & Wing Est., The Mai Tai Bar and more.

With its bold geometric shapes, electrifying colors and its picturesque setting at the heart of Daytona’s only traffic-free beach, the Ocean Walk Shoppes is part of Ocean Walk Village. The Village features a collection of beachside amusement, colorful eateries, boutiques, a historic amphitheatre and expansive resorts all within a short sandy stroll on Daytona’s only traffic-free beach.

From the retro Hawaiian ambiance of The Mai Tai Bar to the funky rustic Mexican décor, live entertainment and 24 flavors of margaritas at Adobe Gila’s, Ocean Walk Shoppes brings an upscale high-energy atmosphere to the area. Starbucks awakens Daytona Beach with its renowned fresh-ground brews, while Planet Smoothie Café serves guests the freshest and healthiest drinks. Santora’s Buffalo Pizza & Wing Est. is family owned and operated. The Santoras’ family has been making pizza since 1927 in Buffalo, New York. Now you can get your own slice of Buffalo right here in Daytona Beach. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company– a Forrest Gump themed restaurant — dishes up seafood favorites with down-home fare and a theatrical setting.

After a hard-days sunbathing Cold Stone Creamery features custom-blended ice cream, while Johnny Rockets serves up the great American favorites with fast and friendly service in an authentic diner setting. For guests willing to try something new and creative, Bath Junkie allows visitors to design their own signature lotions, body washes, scrubs and perfumes, and Daytona Beach Candle Gallery, Inc., creates candle designs through live demonstrations.

Movie buffs enjoy the Ocean Walk Movies 10, featuring oversized reclining seats with both popcorn and drink holders. No other cinema can compare with the Ocean Walk Movies 10 third and fifth floor snack bars and fourth floor game area, all of which showcase spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Tucked at the edge of the water in front of Ocean Walk Shoppes is one of the area’s most recognizable landmarks, the Daytona Beach Bandshell (circa 1936). This historic coquina amphitheater hosts an impressive outdoor concert series featuring acts ranging from bluegrass and country to big bands, swing and dixieland. Free concerts are a hallmark of the Spring and Summer months at Ocean Walk Village, providing non-stop entertainment for leisure guests and business travelers alike.


Blue Spring State Park

The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (mid-November through March) to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. For centuries, the spring area was home for Native Americans. In 1766 it was visited by Colonial American botanist John Bartram, but it wasn´t until 1856 that it was settled by Louis Thursby and his family. The Thursby house, built in 1872, remains standing. The spring´s crystal clear, 73 degree water can be enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers, and certified scuba divers with a partner. Swimming or diving with manatees is not permitted and is strictly enforced. The river is popular for fishing, canoeing, and boating. River boat tours are available; for reservations, call St. Johns River Cruises at (386) 917-0724. The park has plenty of picnic areas and a hiking trail. For overnight stays, air-conditioned cabins, a full-facility campground, and primitive campsites are available. Located west of Orange City. Take U.S. 17/92 to Orange City, go west two miles on French Avenue to the entrance.

Contact the Florida Park Service Information Center for general inquiries.
For Information about Blue Spring State Park, please call 386-775-3663.


 

Parasailing

Located in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida, we are one of the most successful Parasail operations in the business. With years of experience, licensed USCG captains, and multiple Parasail boats in operation, you can experience a breath taking view of Daytona. Our flights start at 800 feet and we are the only business that scales up to 2000 feet in the air. There are five flights to choose from and all major credit cards and travelers checks are accepted. In addition, through our secure online web site, you can also purchase tickets and gift certificates in advance. Come experience the thrill of a lifetime!


 

Daytona Beach

One of the few beaches that still allow you to drive and park on the beach!