Welcome to Daytona
Salsa fans heading to Daytona
Beach, Florida are in for a treat. Founded in 1870 and named
after Matthew Day, Daytona Beach became part of the Florida East
Coast Railway, merging with the towns of Daytona and Seabreeze.
By the 1920s, Daytona was described
as the world's most famous beach, in part because of its miles
of hard packed sand that are firm enough to drive a family car
That sand also led to the cityss
fame as a motor racing capital, with motorcycle and car races
starting as early as 1902.
That claim to fame has continued,
and although the Daytona Beach Road Course is no longer in operation,
more than eight million visitors a year come to Daytona Beach
for the Daytona 500 and other NASCAR events held at the cityís
The Daytona Beach area is bordered
by the nearby communities of Ormond Beach, once popular with
Henry Flagler and John D Rockefeller, and Port Orange.
It's also bordered by the Atlantic
Ocean and the Halifax River Lagoon. Life in Daytona Beach is
hot, hot, hot all year round, with winter temperatures as hot
as summers in other locations.
The average low in January is
69.7F, while the average high in summer is 91F, though the temperature
has been known to exceed 100F on some days. This sub-tropical
climate means a long beach season for visitors to the city.
There's plenty to see and do
in this city, which has a Southern culture reflected in both
speech and architectural style. The attractions, entertainment
and nightlife show why this city remains a popular vacation spot.
Florida Visitors Follow the RITMO!PALOOZA® Conga Line!