Famous explorer Ponce de Leon, during his 1513 search for the Fountain of Youth, discovered the now-popular DeLeon Springs, located just west of Daytona Beach.
Once home to
presidents and wealthy entrepreneurs,
Downtown Daytona Beach
is the core of this historic city. The district began
with the founding in 1870 by Mathias Day.
Downtown's main promenade Beach Street, front part lined with over 50 shops and eateries. Every season fans fill up the stands to see Daytona Cubs play in the historic Jackie Robinson Stadium on the waterfront. Beach Street has museums, exhibits, outdoor festivals, water activities, nightclubs, cafes and Florida's oldest Saturday Farmer's Market.
Fun for race fans, friends and families, Daytona Beach boasts resorts, attractions and the Daytona International Speedway. Visit for the Daytona 500 and spring break, where pastimes include driving on the beach and surfing.
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