Top 9 Hot Spots Around the Daytona International Speedway

If you’ll be in Daytona for the race this weekend, you’re in luck! You’ll get to watch as Blake Koch races to the finish in his number 11 Chevy Camaro at Daytona International Speedway – a 2.5 mile, tri-oval track.

Oh, and the Sunshine State is positively packed with fun things to do! Our nine top hot spot picks for this week will help you ramp up the fun and keep you close to the track.

  • Zoom Air Adventure Park Daytona

    Zoom Air Adventure Park Daytona

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    The courses of Zoom Air Adventure are a thrilling combination of an obstacle course and zipline, and it couldn’t be more fun! There are less challenging areas for little ones and advanced areas for those who are a little more experienced. Working together to get through a particularly challenging course is a great way to bond with family and friends, and the sightseeing opportunities are endless. Zoom Air Adventure is a can’t miss destination this weekend!

  • Marine Science Center Ponce Inlet, FL

    Marine Science Center

    Ponce Inlet, Florida

    The Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet is a fantastic place to bring curious kids and nature-loving adults. The facility offers hands-on educational experiences with dedicated staff, tours through turtle and seabird rehabilitation sanctuaries, and the chance to get up close with one of the ocean’s coolest creatures in the stingray touch pool. This place is truly a local gem, and the best part is, it’s affordable too! Don’t miss your chance to see the wonders of the ocean this weekend.

  • Dancing Avocado Kitchen Daytona Beach

    Dancing Avocado Kitchen

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    With a dedication to providing deliciously fresh, healthy foods, the Dancing Avocado Kitchen is just the place your need to fuel up before the race. Soak up the colorfully funky atmosphere as you sip on the crowd favorite “Ginger Snap” juice. Oh, and that first bite of your Kickin’ Waffle will have your taste buds dancing for joy. You’re guaranteed to leave with a full belly and a smile on your face!

  • Cruisin' Cafe Daytona Beach

    Cruisin’ Cafe

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    If you’re the Ultimate NASCAR fan, the Cruisin’ Cafe is not to be missed this weekend. You’ll get a little taste of history as you eat among the coolest racing memorabilia. If you’re looking for a challenge, you can take on the Cruisin’ Cup Challenge and scarf down a gigantic, two-pound burger. For those with a smaller appetite, you can’t go wrong with their wings. Stop on by the Cruisin’ Cafe and get your engines revved up for a weekend full of fun.

  • Zeno's Boardwalk Sweet Shop Daytona Beach

    Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop

    Daytona Beach, Florida


    Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop is a blast from the past. This dreamlike candy shop has such a huge selection, we guarantee it will satisfy any sweet tooth. Their melt-in-your-mouth taffy is the best around. With over 100 flavors ranging from the typical, like chocolate and peppermint, to the unexpected, like chili pepper and beer, it might be tough to pick your favorite – so we suggest just trying them all. Don’t forget about their famous fudge, caramels, brittle, and “sea foam” candy. Zeno’s candies make for perfect gifts or souvenirs to share with loved ones. (Note: We take no responsibility for subsequent cavities!)

  • Barberville Pioneer Settlement Barberville Florida

    Barberville Pioneer Settlement

    Barberville, Florida

    If you’re looking to take it a little slow and simple, Barberville’s Pioneer Settlement is the place to be. The charming historical village features traditional shops and exhibits like a pottery shed, blacksmith shop, rug weaving, woodworking, and so much more. The staff dresses in traditional pioneer attire, which just adds to the quaint atmosphere. Are you ready to kick back and relax at the Pioneer Settlement? We are too!

  • Daytona Flea & Farmer's Market

    Daytona Flea & Farmer’s Market

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    Featuring hundreds of vendors across a sprawling venue, The Daytona Flea & Farmer’s Market has a little something for everyone. Take a few hours to go on your very own treasure hunt, you may be surprised by the gems you can find here! This race weekend is perfect for the car enthusiasts out there – they’re holding a Classic Car Cruise-In!

  • Racing's North Turn Ponce Inlet Florida

    Racing’s North Turn

    Ponce Inlet, Florida

    Racing’s North Turn is another must see for NASCAR super fans. The beach front restaurant is located right where the original track was once located. Past customers love their prime rib sandwich and super charged shrimp, but you really can’t go wrong with any of their incredible dishes. You might even see some of your favorite drivers while you’re there, so don’t forget a notepad and pen for autographs!

  • Old Spanish Sugar Mill De Leon Springs Florida

    Old Spanish Sugar Mill

    De Leon Springs, Florida

    The Old Spanish Sugar Mill and Griddle House provides a unique dining experience located right inside the scenic De Leon Springs State Park. With a sizzling pancake griddle in the center of each table, your server will bring you a bottomless pitcher of pancake batter and give you the reigns from there. You get to add your toppings and cook your own pancakes right at the table. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Don’t forget to check out the historical sugar mill while you’re there.

Start July off on the right foot and come watch Blake in the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola, and don’t forget to check out these awesome local businesses while you’re in town!

What are your favorite places to visit around the Daytona International Speedway? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you!

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