For most of its history, this city has been renowned for its hard-packed sand beaches that make it a prime location for motorsports. On March 8, 1936, the first stock car race was held on the Daytona Beach Road Course. The old Daytona Beach Road Course hosted races for over 50 years, and was replaced in 1959 by Daytona International Speedway. The city is also the headquarters for NASCAR. Though they host several racing events throughout the year, nearly a quarter million visitors descend on the city every year for the Daytona 500.
Daytona Beach International Airport is a Volusia county-owned airport located 3 miles southwest of the central business district of Daytona Beach next to the Daytona International Speedway. It provides an alternative for visitors looking avoid the larger airports of Orlando and Jacksonville.
Bethune-Cookman University is a historically black college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is in Daytona Beach and offers many undergraduate and a few graduate programs in several fields.
The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's largest fully accredited university that specializes in aviation and aerospace. It has two campuses in Prescott, Arizona and Daytona Beach, Florida. The Daytona Beach campus offers about 30 majors in addition to it's most well-known Aeronautical programs.
The Ocean Center is a convention and event complex in the heart of Daytona Beach offering more than 205,000 sf of meeting space. The Ocean Center hosts events large and small, and offers a unique experience with neighboring Ocean Walk Village Shoppes, colorful restaurants, 10-screen theaters and the beach just steps away.
Pasha Middle East Café inc. is a restaurant that supports healthy living and only uses the freshest ingredients to cook with. While the cuisine itself is versatile, the café welcomes everyone to try their fresh juices and Middle Eastern dishes ranging from Vegetarian and Vegan to having meat options as well.
The Red Bug Cafe serves different styles of food from around the world, mainly from Australia and the Balkrans. It is more than just food but allows people of all cultures to enjoy the cuisine under one roof.
Sharkey's Eats and Drinks is a family friendly restaurant that has various types of food and is welcoming to everyone. Sharkey's is the place to go for every occasion, while being an affordable neighborhood restaurant.
With such a unique name like Strippin' Lips, Captain Dave will give you a very unique experience for you, your friends, and family. Serving the Volusia Area for years, they will seriously put you on the fish!
Embry-Riddle's Avion Newspaper is the source for news on campus and in the aviation and aerospace industry. Lead entirely by students, for students, The Avion covers all major events on the ERAU campus and in the Florida area including rocket launches and air shows.
The mission of The Chiles Academy is to combine a community of support and guidance for pregnant and parenting students with the goal of attaining a high school diploma, which will empower them to become independent and responsible citizens.
The Peabody Auditorium is a theater that first opened in Daytona Beach in 1949. Since then, it has hosted some of the worlds most influential musicians, amazing broadway shows, and world class orchestras.
UCF was founded in 1963, and has grown to be one of the largest universities in the nation. With over 64,000 students and offering more than 200 degree programs in 13 colleges, and locations throughout Central Florida (Altamonte Springs, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Leesburg, Ocala, Palm Bay, Sanford/Lake Mary, South Lake, Valencia East, Valencia Osceola, Valencia West), plus online programs, UCF offers something for everyone.
Zen Bistro is a authentic Thai restaurant that has lots of cuisine options including vegan and vegetarian. The cooks use the freshest produce and finest ingredients they can find so each meal is held to the upmost highest standards.