This serpentine course encompassing Lake Lloyd has set many a race aficionado's hearts aflutter with adrenaline as speedsters zoom through the tracks. Daytona International Speedway is among the US' most coveted racetracks and was built between 1957 through 1959 by William "Bill" France, Sr, the founder of NASCAR. This outdoor sports facility features asphalt and dirt tracks with varying difficulty levels and is planned in such a way that spectators get a fine view from almost any angle. Home to major motorsports events such as the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400 and Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, it is also known as the World Center of Racing. Touted to be the only one of its kind in the world, it hosts thrilling motor races alongside hosting several gaming events.
Enjoying a superb location right by the waterfront, the Daytona Beach Bandshell is a renowned amphitheater that has been around since 1937. Home to several festivals and community events, this beautiful venue is built completely from coquina which is found on marine and coral reefs. The events held here span across charity drives, fund-raising concerts, dance classes, conferences and more. This is truly a gathering place for the entire Daytona Beach community.
Opened in 1930 with a capacity of 4,000, this ballpark is owned by the city of Daytona Beach located on City Island. It is the home of the Daytona Cubs, a minor league affiliate of Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs. This it is a historic location because in 1946 it was the site of the first professional integrated baseball game, when Jackie Robinson played in a exhibition game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and their minor league affiliate the Montreal Royals.
Located next to the Ocean Center is the Peabody Auditorium. Apart from hosting, performances of London Symphony Orchestra and Daytona Beach Civic Ballet, it also rents out the venue for private events. Spread across a sprawling lobby of 4000 square feet and hall of 2,400 square feet, you can enjoy right from concerts to children's shows. Celebrated singers, ballet houses and orchestras have graced the stage. Spend an entertainment filled evening here.
Daytona Playhouse is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the arts in Daytona Beach. Open since 1946, this theater company has been entertaining local audiences and exposing them to quality community theater productions. The theater itself is well-appointed and each seat provides a great view of the stage. The theater offers a discount for groups, as well as season subscriptions. Matinee shows are performed on Sundays.
The News Journal Center (NJC) is located at Daytona State College. One of the college's many event venues, the NJC is most certainly the best-looking and the best-equipped. It stands on the banks of the Halifax River, offering majestic views of Downtown Daytona Beach and the beautiful cityscape. NJC houses a gorgeous proscenium-style Main Theater with a fly tower, an orchestra pit, brilliant lighting system, and a smaller Studio Theater with a stage at the center of the audience seating. With exquisite interiors, flawless facilities, a plush lobby, and stunning rehearsal spaces with mirrored walls and wooden floors, NJC is an artist's paradise. Theater, concerts, conferences, seminars, graduation events and more are staged here.
Heyn Memorial Chapel is located within the premises of Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL. The venue is available for religious events and private events. Its a common meeting place for the students and is also available for small-time performances. The Bible classes here are usually held on Sundays.
For over two decades, the Cinematique Theater of Daytona have been bringing the best of the movie world to this community. The theater itself is single-screen, with several couches and chairs available for sitting to go along with a state-of-the-art surround sound system. Food and drinks are available and can be brought right to your seat in the theater. For the last decade, this has been the home of the Daytona Beach Film Festival.