Insider’s Guide to Daytona Beach

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    While many go to Daytona Beach for speed, insiders know Daytona’s beaches, dining, and attractions make it a place to return to year after year.

    Female Speaker: While many come here for speed, insiders now Daytona's beaches, dining, and attractions make it a place to return to year after year.

    Race bands flying from around the globe are taking the Daytona 500 events. But if you really want to get your adrenaline pumping, jump behind the wheel at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

    And those that want to dress the bike will be right at home at one of Daytona's award-winning motorcycling festivals that attract more than a half million visitors annually.

    Get your towel and pick a spot on 23 miles of what many coin the world's most famous beach, where you can lay out, run out, swim out, bike out, surf out, fish out and even drive.

    Jill Williams: Daytona is a wonderful family-friendly location because we offer so much for so many ages. Fabulous weather, friendly environment where you can have fun, but you also can feel like you're at home.

    Female Speaker: Family fun adventures include Daytona Lagoon Water Park complete with a 62 foot towering slide and budding sports agents can come, check out up incoming bat and ball talent, courtesy of the Daytona clubs.

    Whether by land or by sea, eco adventurers offer the best views of Daytona's natural treasures. Stay dry and enjoy the wonders of marine life at the Marine Science Center or hop a boat for a narrated tour of the resident amenities who reside along the intercostal waterway.

    Carol Anderson-McLean: The arts and culture scene is varied and there's a lot of it. We have the Daytona Beach Symphony Society, we're bringing orchestras, offering dance from all around the world.

    Female Speaker: View world class art at the Smithsonian Affiliated Museum of Arts & Sciences or stroll through the Southeast Museum of Photography, proud of its distinction as one of the world's largest photography museums. And the Ponce de Leon Inlet lighthouse, the tallest to the state and a national landmark, is well worth the stop, if just to take in the spectacular views.

    Jessi Jackson Smith: Daytona beaches off course known as the world's most famous beach. We also have a wonderful mix of arts and culture and heritage destinations.

    Female Speaker: Daytona dining will not disappoint, thanks to its more then 400 restaurants. For the best river-front dining, Aunt Catfish's on the River serves up the best sea food by none. For fine dinning, the Five Star 19th century Rose Villa in nearby Ormond Beach is a must.

    See for yourself why so many returns year after year.

    Jill Williams: When you live Daytona Beach, you've done the best vacation you possibly could have planned and it will be first on your list when you are looking for a return.