Thousands of years ago, Daytona Beach area was inhabited by Timucuan Indians, who lived in wooden enclosed villages. The Timucuan tribe’s livelihood is through farming until the Spanish ruled all over Florida. The Native Americans suffered from infectious diseases brought by the Spanish and enslavement causing for the tribe to diminish.
The City of Daytona Beach became a winter vacation spot in the 1800s when St. John and Halifax River Railway and Florida East Coast Railway incorporated. With the advent of railroad, the town’s population grew. In 1926, the towns of Daytona Beach, Daytona and Seabreeze merged and became “Daytona Beach”. The new Daytona Beach enjoyed rapid growth and development both in economy and number of inhabitants.
Blessed with picturesque and natural beauty, sunny weather and beautiful white sandy beaches, Daytona Beach is must see vacation destination for business and pleasure.
The easiest way to reach Daytona Beach is through Daytona Beach International Airport, served by major airlines with regular flights to and from Daytona Beach. Another option is Orlando-Sanford International Airport with several flights from other host cities.
Driving to Daytona Beach is accessible via major Interstates; I-95 and I-4. For visitors coming from the north-south area, take I-95 while visitors coming from the east-west area take I-4.
Daytona Beach is a perfect destination for fun under the sun vacation. Locals and visitors enjoy the city’s warm weather accompanied with pleasant ocean breezes. Summer in Daytona Beach is hot and humid with high temperatures reaching around 80s°F. Summer season starts from May up to September with July as the the hottest month. Summer in Daytona Beach tends to be wetter with September as the wettest month. Winter months are from December through March, with January as the coldest month. During winter, locals and visitors enjoy comfortable days and cooler nights.
WHAT TO WEAR
A trip to Daytona Beach requires no specific dress code. However, it is essential to check the current weather to know what to pack for your vacation. Also, know the local activities and attractions available in the area to dress appropriately. With its warm weather and white sand beaches, make sure to wear casual and comfortable clothing such as:
- tank top
- cotton shirts
- summer dress
- flip flops
- comfortable sneaker
- light sweater (for cooler nights)
ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS
With miles of beautiful beaches and shoreline, sub tropical climate, festivals and motor sport events, Daytona is one of Florida’s top holiday destination. Every year thousands of tourists visit the area for leisure, aquamarine adventure and much much more.
Best attractions in Daytona Beach:
- Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
- Daytona International Speedway
- Daytona Lagoon
- Daytona Ice Arena
- Daytona Flea and Farmers Market
- Lighthouse Point Park
- Museum of Arts and Sciences
- Main Street Pier
- Walkin’ Charlie’s
- Sky Coaster Giant Swing
- Daytona Beach
- Daytona USA
- Ice Skating
Daytona Beach features some of the best saltwater fishing in the world attracting anglers throughout the year. Even families, novice anglers and kids flock to the area to experience what Daytona Beach has to offer. Fishing in Daytona Beach piers, flats, wrecks, inshore and nearby waters offer a wide variety of fish species. Depending on the time of the year and water condition, fishing in Daytona waters allow you to catch these species:
- Blue Marlin
- Jack Crevalle
- King Mackerel
- Sea Trout
BEST MONTHS TO FISH
- January – Redfish, Sea Trout, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Black Drum, Mackerel & Kingfish
- February – Redfish, Sea Trout, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Black Drum, Mackerel & Kingfish
- March – Snook, Redfish, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Mackerel & Kingfish
- April – Redfish, Black Drum & Mackerel
- May – Redfish, Tarpon & Black Drum
- June – Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia & Black Drum
- July – Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia & Kingfish
- August – Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia & Kingfish
- September – Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia, Mackerel & Kingfish
- October – Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Snapper, Mackerel & Kingfish
- November – Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Black drum, Snapper, Mackerel & Kingfish
- December – Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Black drum, Snapper, Mackerel & Kingfish
WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR WHEN FISHING
- Appropriate clothing
- Soft soled shoes
- Food & Snacks