Daytona Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach is located in Volusia County on Florida's bustling and beautiful east coast. Daytona Beach is conveniently located 51 northeast of Orlando, 86 miles southeast of Jacksonville and 242 miles northwest of Miami. The city is home to 61,000 people and the metropolitan area counts more than 590,000 residents. Daytona Beach is considered the heart of Florida's "Fun Coast" and "Surf Coast." Those who prefer warm weather will enjoy Daytona's year-round warm to hot temperatures. The city's economy is comprised mostly of tourism, as well as manufacturing, corporate headquarters (including NASCAR and LPGA) and shopping.
Arts and Entertainment
Daytona Beach is famous for its beautiful, family-friendly beaches and surf, the Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Bike Week.
Art and culture enthusiasts will enjoy the Museum of Arts and Sciences as well as the Southeast Museum of Photography and the Halifax Historical Museum. Baseball fans can catch a Daytona Tortugas minor league baseball game.
For those who love to golf, Daytona is home to a number of golf courses.
Beach-lovers can stop by the newly reopened Daytona Beach Pier, which recently underwent a $5 million restoration. The boardwalk amusement area includes a Ferris wheel, roller coaster and activities for the whole family.
Foodies can check out the Halifax Oyster & Music Festival as well as the variety of new restaurants and microbreweries popping up in the area.
Volusia County School provide public primary and secondary education. Daytona also has several larger private schools. Higher education institutions include Daytona State College, University of Central Florida Daytona Beach Campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Bethune-Cookman University, as well as a number of vocational schools.