Daytona Beach bills itself as the "World's Most Famous Beach", as well as the "World Center of Racing". It is, indeed, a town with many personalities. Daytona Beach has been a destination for racing enthusiasts since the early 1900s when automobiles first raced on the beach. There are almost unlimited activities to enjoy such as swimming, volleyball on the beach, sailing, jet skiing, fishing, boating, biking, golf, and beachcombing. There is always something going on at Daytona Beach such as beauty contests, hot dog or snow cone eating contests, free concerts and more. The city's famous pier and oceanside boardwalk is lined with a multitude of restaurants, bars and shops. During Spring break, the town belongs to college students and thousands visit during Bike Week. People looking for more privacy usually enjoy the extreme northern or southern end of the beach. Daytona Beach is also just a short drive to other Florida attractions such as Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and Epcot Center.
Surrounding areas: Daytona Beach Shores, Florida (4.0 mi), Ormond Beach, Florida (5.5 mi), Wilbur-by-the-Sea, Florida (7.2 mi), Ponce Inlet, Florida (9.7 mi), New Smyrna Beach, Florida (14.0 mi), Edgewater, Florida (18.4 mi), Flagler Beach, Florida (19.2 mi)