Daytona Beach's roots in automobile racing run back to the turn of the 20th century. Then, it was a regular pastime to watch speedsters racing along the hard-packed beaches of both Daytona and nearby Ormond Beach.
Today, you don't have to wait for Speed Week in February to enjoy Daytona Beach's 23 miles of beaches and major auto-attractions such as the Richard Petty Driving Experience or the All Access Tour, both at Daytona International Speedway. If you're expecting fast-paced touristy recreation at Daytona Beach, then you are right on the money. But if you're seeking Old Florida charm, then you're in for a treat because the surrounding communities of Greater Daytona offer that too.
Venture out to Ponce Inlet for Florida's tallest lighthouse and unique dining on decks overlooking Ponce de Leon Inlet, such as Down the Hatch Seafood Company. Or take a trip to Deland's Blue Springs State Park for river boat tours, a view of manatees, or swimming and snorkeling in the largest spring on the St. Johns River. Just seven miles north is De Leon Springs State Park which houses The Old Spanish Sugar Mill, where you can make your own pancakes at the table.
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