Thinking of taking a Daytona Beach, FL vacation? You surely are looking at days filled with sunny fun and beach adventures.
Once at the Atlantic Terrace, you’ll find it difficult to not visit Daytona Beach again and again. Millions of visitors come to Florida every year (around 95 million of them!) just to enjoy the sandy shores of this world-famous beach. In fact, the beach has a huge sign over the street leading to the boardwalk saying ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’.
In case you are wondering how that came about, here’s the backstory. Daytona Beach has a wide beach and hard-packed sands. In the 1900s, this beach was used for high-speed automobile testing which soon gave way to racing. Racing enthusiasts from all over the world started flocking to this beach destination for enjoying racing thrills. By 1920, it gained the moniker of being the ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’.
Over time, the popular Daytona International Speedway was built by NASCAR founder, William France, and since 1959, this speedway has been hosting the Daytona 500. Thousands of racing fans and tourists come from far and wide to attend this show.
Not Just Racing
You surely wouldn’t want to spend all your vacation time at the speedway! Fret not, there are a whole lot of other things you can do here. The most important factor that makes this beach so popular is this is a family destination, which means you will find ample activities for your little ones here.
Daytona Beach is beautiful. This has around 47 miles of beachline and soft white sand. You can spend hours on the sands just whiling your time away looking at the water, playing beach games, or simply taking in the beauty of the clean and inviting beach, whether you are at the Ormond Beach or the New Smyrna Beach area.
If you want to take a break from the sand, you can take a hike. There are many intriguing hiking trails here that you can gleefully explore. For playing around in the water, you have options like kayaking, paddleboarding, or surfing. In the summer months, there are two natural springs you can swim in.
There is good news for animal lovers too. In case your trip to Florida falls in the winter months, you can go for a manatee viewing. To catch these animals in their natural habitat, all you have to do is head over to the Blue Spring State Park in Orange City.
The 72-degree water here calls out to hundreds of these gentle giants and you can feast your eyes on these ‘sea cows’ enjoying themselves in the St. Johns River. Not just these, you can also see different fishes, wading birds, eagles, and ospreys. If you want, you can rent a kayak or canoe, or take a guided river tour.
So, if you are dithering about taking a trip to this famed beach, stop already and make your booking today!