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. Those events have justifiably earned their national reputation in this city, which attracts more than 10 million annual visitors
Daytona Beach is the headquarters for NASCAR racing, the fastest growing spectator sport in the country, 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.
The early roots of the sport of car racing began in 1902 at Ormond Beach, a small beach resort town located north of Daytona Beach. The sport of car racing owes a debt to John D. Rockefeller. At that time, wintered in Ormond Beach and attracted other playboy industrialists to visit play golf and bring their sport cars to race full-throttle to zoom down the beach.
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.