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Guide to the Most Iconic Attractions in Daytona Beach

Posted by: Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
30 Apr
Daytona Beach Pier in Daytona Beach Florida

Top Places to See and Things to Do in Daytona Beach

Referred to as the "World's Most Famous Beach," it's no surprise that Daytona Beach is home to iconic attractions and must-see landmarks. From historical sites to racing destinations, take a tour of the area with our family-friendly guide to the most iconic attractions in Daytona Beach!

Where History was Made

Many well-known figures have made history in Daytona Beach, and you can still see their influence and learn about their impacts when in town. Get ready to learn something new on your Daytona Beach vacation.

  • The Casements — Visit the former home of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, one of the richest men in history, and take a free tour of his winter estate and collections located in Ormond Beach. 
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Home — Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was a prominent civil rights leader and educator who lived in Daytona Beach. Sign up for a guided tour of her home, located at the Bethune-Cookman University, to learn more about Dr. Bethune's life and work.
  • Jackie Robinson Ballpark — In 1946, Jackie Robinson made history as the first African American to play in a Major League Baseball spring training game. Today you can learn more about Robinson at the stadium or catch a Daytona Tortugas game.

Iconic Racing Attractions

Daytona Beach has a strong racing history dating back to the early 1900s. The area is home to some of the most iconic stadiums and racing and biking events around. Whether or not you're a racing enthusiast, these famous places are worth the visit.

  • Daytona International Speedway — Hosting major racing events including the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400 and Daytona Supercross, expect legendary thrills when you visit this iconic stadium. The Daytona International Speedway is just five miles from our oceanfront resort.
  • Birthplace of Speed Park — The first automobile race was held in 1903 at the beach adjacent to this gorgeous park. Take in views of the ocean and pack a lunch to enjoy by the picnic area.

Photo-Worthy Daytona Beach

It's not a true vacation without a few photos, right? There are plenty of breathtaking views and photo-worthy attractions to capture while in Daytona Beach. Here are just a few we recommend visiting.

  • World's Most Famous Beach Sign — This iconic arch designates Daytona Beach as the World's Most Famous Beach and spans across the International Speedway Boulevard.
  • Daytona Beach Pier — Visible from Hilton Daytona Beach, this 1,000-foot-long pier is located along the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and open daily. It's a popular spot for fishing as well!
  • Coquina Clock Tower — Another must-see landmark is just steps away from our beach resort. The Coquina Clock Tower features the letters of Daytona Beach in place of the twelve numerals and was built from locally sourced rock sediment called coquina.

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