Daytona Beach sure knows how to throw a party, whether it's the annual madness known as Spring Break, NASCAR's Speed Weeks or motorcycle events like Bike Week and Biketoberfest. The town is practically synonymous with beachy fun, and its miles of sand and incessantly cheerful weather help uphold its reputation.
Daytona Beach is known as the birthplace of NASCAR, which evolved over the years from drag races on the beach to the high-octane sport you see today. Catch a race at the Daytona International Speedway, take a tram tour around the track or buckle up for the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
For more low-key fun, check out the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum — the lighthouse is the tallest in Florida. Take in a round of mini-golf at one of the many courses or catch the excellent Museum of Arts & Sciences, which has a wonderfully eclectic collection that ranges from nature to pop culture. And don't forget your sunscreen, because a visit to the beach is practically mandatory.