Daytona Beach has been a Florida family tradition for decades. Each summer, families flock to the "World's Most Famous Beach" to soak up the sun and enjoy the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Daytona is, of course, also known for racecars. Besides hosting several big-time NASCAR and racing events each year, the Daytona International Speedway is open to the public for tours daily. Those car-loving boys can get the thrill of a lifetime getting a behind-the-scenes look into this iconic speedway. Daytona is also home to numerous attractions for kids, from putt-putt and go-carts to Florida's tallest lighthouse, a Marine Science Center and its very-own children's museum. Check out some of our top picks below for spending quality time on Daytona Beach.
Soaring above the "World’s Most Famous Beach," the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and museum is 175 feet high. Open to the public year-round, the historic light station is one of only 11 lighthouses in the country to have been awarded the prestigious designation as a National Historic Landmark.
"The World's Most Famous," they call it here, and one feature that makes it unique is that you can drive your car on designated areas of the 23-mile, white-sand stretch. Park near a spot you like, enjoy a day of watching surfers and other beachgoers, and hop back into the car and leave whenever you like.