10 Things to See and Do in Daytona Beach


8. Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier

The Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier offers much more than just place to go for a nature walk on the beach. It is actually a combination of the Joyland Amusement Center, Mardi Gras Fun Center, Pizza King and Lisa’s Gift Shop. The entertainment center features outdoor and indoor rides and amusements including a classic arcade. There is also a giant Ferris Wheel, the Sandblaster Roller Coaster, go-carts and the Slingshot located on the boardwalk. Every Saturday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day, there is a fireworks display. You can also enjoy a concert, watch street performers and many more family friendly fun activities. Where else can you take a walk on a scenic sandy beach, enjoy some amusement rides, play some arcade games, eat some fantastic food and have good clean family fun all in one place? This is the definite one-stop vacation destination.

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7. Ponce Inlet

Located on the southern tip of a beach peninsula south of Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet is a town with a population of just over 3,000 people. The town is home to several marinas and the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse. The Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station is one of the best preserved, most complete light stations in the country. It has been declared a National Historic Landmark and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ponce Inlet with its spectacular view of the Florida coastline and Halifax River. The lighthouse keeper’s dwellings and other historic light station buildings are home to the lighthouse museum which features exhibits from lighthouse life, lighthouse pieces including Fresnel lens restoration, the keepers and their families, Daytona Beach and Florida’s history as well as shipwrecks. The town has lovely boardwalks, and observation tower and nature trails as well.

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