Top 5 Reasons to Visit Daytona Beach, Florida
The Shores Resort & Spa is one of the top, premier destinations for anyone visiting Daytona Beach. If you haven’t been before, you’re definitely missing out. Here are five reasons to visit this year:
#1, Daytona International Speedway
Boasting a $400 million dollar overhaul, the Daytona International Speedway has truly put Daytona Beach on the permanent map of American motorsports with the most modern amenities and services. This makes the World Center of Racing a unique attraction for all residents.
Races have been being held at Daytona Beach since the early 1900s, and you can say that motorsports has become an interesting component of local Daytona culture and lore. Aptly called “the mecca of motorsports” by the press, come visit Daytona Beach and see what real racing is all about.
#2, Rich History
Daytona Beach isn’t just about spring break, beautiful people and world class beaches. We would be nothing without our rich history – the source of all our inner pride and the striving to be better, year after year. Daytona Beach has its own parks and a multitude of historic sites for visitors, too. The area traces its first origins to the arrival of Ponce de Leon in 1513, in his search for the mythical fountain of youth.
Next came the New Smyrna colony (called Smyrna Beach now) which was an agglomeration of 101,000 acres of land. The very first hotel was built in 1874 by a wealthy tycoon from the North, Matthias Day. Want to know more? You’ll have to come visit us to learn more.
#3, Ponce Inlet
The Ponce Inlet, located at the southern section of Daytona Beach, features a variety of modern dining options, nightlife, and is also the home of the tallest lighthouse in Florida.
Located just a few miles south, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is at the tip of peninsula, and has a total of 203 steps to climb. See things from a completely different perspective when you’re up there – literally.
#4, Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier
Your visit to the beach wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the famous Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier. Known around the state for family fun and relaxation, it is only a short while off from Ocean Walk Shoppes and the legendary Daytona Beach Bandshell, where music festivals and other performances are held regularly.
Spend your day enjoying good food, riding amusement rides, exploring quaint gift shops, playing in a classic arcade. The area offers fun for the whole family – in addition to the coolest, most widely-visited beach.
#5, World’s Most Famous Beach
Daytona Beach is a staggering 23 miles long and is supported by multiple, easy access points for all guests.
There’s beach volleyball, nearby parking, and even splash parks if you want to tame the heat without dipping into the ocean. Ever wanted to go paddle boarding and kayaking? That’s all here, too.
Enough dreaming already: to get the full Daytona Beach experience, book your stay with us here at The Shores Resort & Spa and start planning your trip today!