Things To Do In Daytona Beach

One- or Five-Hour Rental of a Recording Studio at Daytona Beats Studios (Up to 51% Off)

Daytona Beats Studios

Daytona Beach

Bands and individual musicians book recording time; professional staff can assist with voice coaching, recording, mixing, and mastering

$50 $25

View Deal

Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Beach Boot-Camp Classes at Cherise’s Heavenly Fitness (Up to 87% Off)

Cherise's Heavenly Fitness

Ocean View Halifax Estates

Certified instructors lead students in building muscle and slimming down in high-energy boot camps

$125 $25

View Deal

Bowling with Shoes, Popcorn, and Sodas for Two or Six at Bellair Lanes (Up to 47% Off)

Bellair Lanes

Fairfield Daytona Beach At Oceanwalk Condo

Two hours or two games of bowling in a family-owned facility with automatic scoring, billiards tables, darts, and an onsite grill

$31.90 $18

View Deal

American Cuisine at Neptune's Sports Pub (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Neptune's Sports Pub

Daytona Beach

Classic sports bar sandwiches, salads, wraps, Angus burgers, and favorites such as fish ‘n’ chips

$20 $10

View Deal

Salsa or Hip-Hop Dance Course, or Private Dance Lesson at Craig And Janice Performing Arts Institute (61% Off)

Craig And Janice Performing Arts Institute

Volusia Mall

During a multi-week course, students perfect their salsa or hip-hop dance moves; two-hour private lessons provide individual attention

$132 $52

View Deal

Fundamentals of Acting Course for Adults or Kids Private Acting Classes at Ignite Arts Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Ignite Arts Academy

Daytona Beach

Acting classes help adults and children hone their craft in a group or private setting

$160 $59

View Deal

Select Local Merchants

Physically, celadon porcelain from the Ming and Qing Dynasties and a 13-foot skeleton of the giant ground sloth don’t have too much in common. But both explore how our world has evolved and how we perceive it—making both perfectly suited for display in the eclectic exhibits of the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The 100,000-square-foot museum—which perches on a 90-acre nature preserve—houses a planetarium alongside myriad exhibits that delve into art, history, and science.

The museum’s particularly impressive assembly of Cuban art draws visitors through 300 years of history with more than 200 rare maps, paintings, and ceramics. Nearby, the exhibit of Chinese art glimmers with gemstones, bronzes, and cloisonné. Visitors also peruse crafts made closer to home in the 4,000-square-foot gallery of American art, where portraits by Gilbert Stuart and landscapes by George Bonfield hang on walls, rather than on the traditional horse’s withers. In addition to its traditional art galleries, the Museum of Arts & Sciences also hosts more fragile objects inside the Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building, a 4,400-square-foot glass-fronted space designed to maintain exhibits in a climate-controlled state.

Younger museum-goers can gaze longingly at the 800 teddy bears on display in the Americana-focused Root Family Museum before heading to the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum to explore ever-changing, hands-on science exhibits. In addition to assembling and testing model racecars, whippersnappers strum the 16 laser beams of a laser harp and try the "Pull Yourself Up" exhibit. Daily shows in the planetarium continue scientific education by unlocking the night sky’s mysteries, such as why stars don’t go out when you blow on them.

352 South Nova Road
Daytona Beach,
FL
US

Runners embarking on the Honky Tonk Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K won't need headphones to hear twangy country tunes. That’s because the hilly Wisconsin Dells course features live bands and DJs along the route to keep participants energized as they race toward the finish line. The party-like atmosphere doesn’t end with the race, as a full-blown celebration complete with food, beer, and line dancing awaits runners and their family and friends. Aside from age-group awards for the top three males and females in each race, finish-line gifts include a Honky Tonk cowboy hat and goodie bag for all participants, a finisher-medal buckle for marathoners and half marathoners, and an ice bath for those who decided to pogo stick the entire 26.2 miles. The Honky Tonk marathon and half-marathon course is USA Track & Field certified and is also a Boston Marathon qualifier.

101 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach,
FL
US

During a round of golf in this region, it’s not uncommon for players to see the occasional alligator sunning itself on the banks of a fairway pond. The same, however, cannot be said for miniature-golf courses, unless you’re playing at Congo River Golf, where the civilized sinking of putts coexists with the visceral carnage of live-alligator feedings. More than 25 alligators wait for patrons to feed them morsels of gator food in an exhibit beside the course. Though the course offers no chance for an encounter with the ancient, scaly species, it enchants players with waterfalls, safari-themed artifacts, and towering rock faces. In addition, Congo River Golf encompasses an indoor arcade and a gemstone-mining station, where guests dig through dirt for fossils, arrowheads, and Neanderthal’s kindergarten time capsules.

2100 S Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach,
FL
US

Sting Rays Sports Saloon's menu is helmed by a hearty selection of classic American favorites to complement the fully stocked bar with 19 beers on tap. Bask in the salty downtown flavor while luxuriating on Sting Rays expansive outdoor patio, munching on a crisp, bacon-topped Stingrays wedge salad ($7.99) or onion rings that double as swanky beach bracelets ($6.99). Bun enthusiasts can mollify maws with an eclectic array of burgers and chicken sandwiches ($7.99–$9.99) or exhibit their love of exclamation points with a Hot Diggity Dog! ($7.99), an all-beef, meat-encased flavor tube served on a grilled hoagie roll and sprinkled with chili and cheddar for an additional charge. Tiny diners can gratify gullets with a selection of children's fare ($3.99–$5.99), and those looking to fill their hourly meat quota can sink knives into a juicy, Midwestern-raised 12-ounce ribeye steak ($14.99).

230 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach,
FL
US

Set against the bright blue sky, Paragon Ocean Walk 10's colorful façade bursts with primary colors, its yellow awnings jutting out from a large red rotunda. The real sights are inside, however, where Sony 4K digital projectors beam the latest blockbuster movies over the stadium seating and onto the silver screen. Other luxury amenities include servings of beer and wine at the concession stands and—for private events—rooms with a view of the ocean and its classic films screened on tall ships' white sails.

250 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach,
FL
US

Renew Yoga's certified teachers help students strengthen their cores, perfect their postures, and focus their minds in a variety of group classes. Beginners' yoga builds a strong foundation at a relaxed pace, paying special attention to proper technique, alignment, and breathing. Barkan-method warm Vinyasa simulates a summer afternoon in Calcutta with a heated room, abundance of dynamic poses, and the occasional rickshaw relay. Students of all levels can relax away stress with gentle yoga, and yin yoga encourages them to hold poses for extended periods to develop deep-tissue strength and empathy for stone gargoyles. Classes are generously scheduled throughout the week in the morning, afternoon, and evening hours.

220 S Beach St
Daytona Beach,
FL
US