From a glamorous Mediterranean-styled villa to intimate beachfront cottages, to family-theme attractions on the beach, Daytona Beach, located in the heart of Volusia County, is filled with a entertainment variety and value for families, couples and singles on vacation. Most of the world knows about Daytona Racetrack and European American students enjoying Spring Break. You will also see why African-Americans add color in huge numbers for two major events and a Historic Black College. Visitors should also explore an extraordinary mix of botanical gardens, historic ruins, state parks, waterways, and nationally recognized landmarks that serve as bridges to the area’s colorful past.
Daytona Beach is named after Mathias Day who purchased a 3,200-acre tract along the coast in 1870. His tract included an old sugar mill plantation with a huge appetite for cheap, hard-working labor. Most African Americans after slavery went North, others went to Florida and the islands … More
You’ll love the white sand beaches and the plentiful motels and hotels. Visitors may park their cars seaward of the conservation zone, either facing the ocean or the dunes. There are also several parking areas adjacent to the beach. Parking on the beach is single lane only and is west of the traffic lane … More
Jackie Robinson Stadium is the minor league baseball stadium where Jackie played his first exhibition game here while on the Brooklyn Dodgers farm team, Montreal Royals … More
Bethune-Cookman College was founded by Dr. Mary McCloud Bethune as Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Girls to provide continuing education for African American girls excluded from other colleges during segregation. It is surprising to see that her initial capital was less than $100 to build this great institution … More
Daytona Beach is the headquarters for NASCAR racing, a large spectator sport, and Daytona USA, the state-of-the-art motorsports attraction that both chronicles the area’s rich racing history while allowing visitors to experience racing first-hand with interactive displays. The sport grew and evolved here since the early turn of the 20th century … More