New Attractions, Accommodations and More on the ‘Original American Beach’

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Visitors are discovering a new Daytona Beach – an exciting chapter in the destination’s history showcasing its racing heritage, idyllic East Coast oceanfront location and impressive arts affiliation. The area is in the midst of investing nearly $2 billion in renovations and construction, all of which make for an even more exciting vacation stay. The $400 million renovation project at Daytona International Speedway was completed in January of 2016. In the planning stage are an exclusive Marriott Autograph Collection® hotel called The DAYTONA and an upscale Westin. These additions – and an eclectic culinary scene, off-the-beaten-path attractions for thrill seekers and year-round cultural events – offer visitors unexpected delights on their Florida beach vacation and have led to Daytona Beach being selected as one of the Best Florida Attractions in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.

JetBlue Airways Launches New Route to Daytona Beach
JetBlue Airways launched a new route to Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) in January 2016. The airline now offers daily, non-stop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK,) providing the Daytona Beach area with direct
flights to New York City. With JetBlue’s addition, visitors to Daytona Beach now have non-stop service from Atlanta (Delta) and Charlotte, NC (American Airlines) – with hundreds of connecting flights.

Foodies Crave Daytona Beach Dining
The Daytona Beach area’s culinary scene is experiencing a steady influx of exciting, new offerings – from off-the-beaten-path eateries to independent restaurants serving
specialty fare. New favorites include the vegetarian-friendly Dancing Avocado Kitchen, the Kale Café and Juice Bar specializing in vegan cuisine, the Florida seafood-inspired Azure, and you can’t miss uber cool 31 Supper Club. Like us on Facebook and get a taste of our offerings – and be sure to explore the newest addition to the mix, the Daytona Beach Ale Trail.


“The Festival Capital of Florida” Just Got (Even) More Festive!
From arts and culinary to classic cars and motorcycles, the Daytona Beach are acelebrates a multitude of interests with its year-round events and festivals. Comfortable
year-round weather also draws visitors to numerous events like Halifax Art Festival, Greek Festival, Daytona Beach Blues Festival and the annual Daytona Turkey Run car show and swap meet in both spring and fall. 

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