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Daytona Beach Introduction


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If sand and surf—and sunbathers—appeal to your senses, then visit Daytona Beach, Florida. The self-proclaimed "World's Most Famous Beach" is an epicenter of activity for Florida-bound college students, NASCAR fans and motorcycle enthusiasts from mid-February through March.  Click here to see the full Daytona Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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Daytona Beach Geography


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Daytona Beach is located on the Atlantic coast in east-central Florida. The Halifax River cuts through the middle of the city, running north to south and separating the beaches from the downtown area.   Click here to see the full Daytona Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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Daytona Beach History


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Originally settled by the Timucuan Indians, the Daytona Beach area began attracting the attention of wealthy northern investors in the late 1800s. The first hotel, the Palmetto House, was built in 1874, and more development quickly followed. Entrepreneurs soon began promoting the area's attributes to northerners looking for a winter retreat. John D. Rockefeller was among the first to discover the area's golf courses and built a winter home, The Casements, in nearby Ormond Beach. When Daytona Beach was incorporated on 26 July 1876, it was named after its founder, Mathis Day.   Click here to see the full Daytona Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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Daytona Beach Sightseeing & Things to Do


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The beach is the place to begin your visit. It's a 23-mi-/37-km-long span of sand that's wide enough to walk, drive and park on. Daytona Beach Pier and nearby Ocean Walk Village are the focal points of beach activities—concessions, arcades, watersports equipment rentals, restaurants and shops are all within walking distance. You can even fish from the pier. This Oceanside district, rich in history, is leading the revitalization effort in this once-neglected area. Beneath the multicolored beams you'll find charming shops, movie theaters with stadium seating and restaurants.   Click here to see the full Daytona Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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Daytona Beach Nightlife


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Area clubs can be crowded or quiet—depending on the time of year and who's in town. The best places to look for action are near the beach on Main Street or Seabreeze Boulevard, both of which have dozens of bars. The bar at the Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club is usually packed with a mix of locals and tourists seeking live music and cheap drinks. And there's always something happening on Beach Street in the city's historic downtown district. Visit Martinis Chophouse for tasty martinis in a funky setting. Lively sports bars include The Oyster Pub in Daytona Beach and Houligan's Irish Sports Bar in Ormond Beach. Also, restaurants such as Angell & Phelps and Frappes North feature live jazz on the weekends. Ocean Deck Restaurant features live local bands nightly.  Click here to see the full Daytona Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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Daytona Beach Restaurants & Dining


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The Daytona Beach area is home to a variety of dining options that range from traditional Florida food to classic Greek cuisine. Beach Street, the main road in Daytona Beach's historic downtown district, features a concentrated mix of restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The area is small enough that word-of-mouth quickly gets out: The best places fill quickly, and competition is so fierce that inferior restaurants don't last long.  Click here to see the full Daytona Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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