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Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory Tour
154 South Beach St., Daytona Beach  .:. 1.800.969.2634
Located in the historic Riverfront Marketplace, Angell & Phelps Chocolates has been a Daytona Beach tradition since 1925. Take a free, guided, 30-minute tour through the chocolate-making process. Tours begin at 10 and 11 a.m., and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. each Monday through Friday.

Art League of Daytona Beach
433 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach .:. 386.258.3856 
Works of local, state and national artists are on display here, in a wide variety of formats, with exhibits changing monthly.

The Casements
25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, FL .:. 386.676.3216
Formerly the winter home of multi-millionaire John D. Rockefeller, The Casements now serves as the City of Ormond Beach's cultural center and museum containing art and historical exhibits. Free tours of the Rockefeller period rooms and other exhibits are offered 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 -11:30 a.m., Saturday. 

Friends of the Bandshell Concert Series
Daytona Beach Bandshell, Daytona Beach .:. 386.673.2080
This free seasonal concert series is held May - September each Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. The concerts are held at the oceanfront, historic coquina bandshell and feature a variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, swing, country, big band, and Latin music. Be sure to stick around for the free fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. Bring along a beach chair or rent on at the facility. 

Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Home & Gravesite
640 Mary McLeod-Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach .:. 386.481.2122
Bethune-Cookman University is one of the richest resources of African-American historical and cultural exhibits in Florida. Bethune's home, located on the university's campus, serves as the headquarters of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation. Free, guided tours are available by appointment.

North Peninsula State Recreation Area
5 miles north of Granada Blvd. on Hwy. A1A, Ormond Beach
This 900-acre park offers over two miles of sandy beaches for recreational use. The area, which is open daily with free admission, features palmetto dunes and sea turtles, as well as some of the best surf fishing in the area!

Ormond Bicentennial Park
1800 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach
This park stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Halifax River and covers five ecological systems. It features tennis and racquetball courts, a softball field, a fishing pier, an exercise trail, and picnicking facilities. Admission is free, and the park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. 

Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens
78 East Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach .:. 386.676.3347
This museum showcases paintings, drawings, video, mixed media, photography and three-dimensional works of art. Adjacent to the museum are lush tropical gardens that offer a beautiful setting complete with gazebo and nature trails, fish ponds and fountains. Open daily, dawn to dusk. Admission is free, but a $2 donation is requested for each visitor, with the exception of seniors (60 and older) and children. 

Southeast Museum of Photography at Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach .:. 386.506.4475 
The Southeast Museum of Photography is one of only 12 specialized museums of its kind in the United States, and one of fewer than 30 throughout the world. The museum is Florida's official museum of photography. Offering free admission, the museum is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. June, July and December hours, 12 - 4 p.m. Closed on: Mondays; December 17th - January 11th for winter recess; Daytona 500 weekend; Daytona State College's Spring Break; July 4th; Thanksgiving weekend and summer recess from July 31st - August 17th. 

Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens
950 Old Sugar Mill Road (U.S. 1 to Herbert St.), Port Orange
Set amid 12 acres of lush botanical gardens stands the remains of an English sugar mill. The gardens were once home to the 1940s theme park, Bongoland. Life-size dinosaur statues remain in the tropical setting and are still a favorite with children. The gardens also house a human sundial. The facility is open daily from dawn to dusk, and admission is free.

Sun Splash Park
South Atlantic Ave. and Revilo Blvd., Daytona Beach
This oceanfront park features an interactive water fountain, decorative walkways, a shaded playground, volleyball courts, picnic areas, restrooms, outdoor showers, two beach access ramps and a Coca-Cola sponsored "cool zone." The four-acre facility also provides free, off-beach parking. Open sunrise to sunset.

Tuscawilla Park
Off Nova Rd. at Orange Ave., Daytona Beach
Tuscawilla Park has a nature center and trails that offers visitors a glimpse at plant and animal life. The park includes picnicking facilities and a disc golf course. The Museum of Arts and Sciences is also located nearby. Open daily, sunrise to sunset, with free admission. 

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Water Sports
Action Water Sports
925 Sickler Drive
Daytona Beach
(386) 451-1026
Personal watercraft and pontoon boats are available for rental.

JB’s Fish Camp
859 Pompano Ave
New Smyrna Beach
(386) 427-5747
J.B.'s offers kayak rentals and an opportunity to see manatee and dolphin on the Indian River. Bait and tackle are available.

Fun In The Sun Beach Rentals
2824 Ridge Road
Daytona Beach
(386) 451-1602
Dune buggies, carts, ATV’s, four-wheelers are available for rent as well as the basics: umbrellas, lounge chairs and body boards.

River Runs North - Kayak Rentals
Ormond Beach
(386) 937-2284
Sea Kayak lessons and rentals are available as well as four-wheeler and golf cart rentals.

Short Money Jet-Ski Rentals, Inc.
250 North Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach
(386) 258-3040
Jet ski rentals with reasonable rates.

Southside Watersports, Inc.
Daytona Beach
(386) 760-3008
Jet Ski Rentals.
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Fishing and Sailing
Adventure Yacht Harbor Inc.
3948 S. Peninsula Dr
Daytona Beach
(386) 756-2180
Fishing and sailing charters as well as pontoon boat rentals and bait are available.

All Star Sportsfishing
3948 South Peninsula Drive
Daytona Beach
(386) 304-0105

A Winn Winn Fishing Adventure
P.O. Box 11724
Daytona Beach
(386) 323-5800

Destiny Day Cruises
5903 Riverside Drive
Port Orange
(386) 767-4888
Offering half and full day river cruises aboard the 34' Destiny Cruise on the Halifax River and into the backwaters, and out to Ponce Inlet.

Eagle Yachts & Sailing Charters & Lessons
119 Pine Tree Drive
Ormond Beach
(386) 295-2578
Come aboard the 36 foot sailing vessel, S.V. Eagle, for inshore and offshore trips and see what sailing is all about!

Finest Kind II Sportfishing
133 Inlet Harbor Rd.
Daytona Beach
(877) 615-6606
With a 15 foot beam, we offer safe, reliable and comfortable transportation to and from the off-shore fishing grounds. This has been a Nelson family tradition since 1955. Choose from half-day, full-day or night charters.

First Class Charters
705 Central Park Blvd.
Port Orange
(386) 788-3469
Deep sea sport fishing for up to six passengers.

Fishin' Cove Bait & Tackle
129 N. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach
(386) 428-6781
Fishin' Cove is a full-service marina offering river fishing and deep-sea fishing charters and boat rentals.

Fishing Guy
1714 Indian River Road
New Smyrna Beach
(407) 948-5035
Offering half or full-day charters where you can experience the excitement of catching trophy fish.

Fishin' Magician Guide Service
5744 Stewart Ave.
Port Orange
(386) 767-5299
This family-oriented guide will take you inlet fishing for trout, snook, reds or bass from the Daytona Beach area to Mosquito Lagoon.

Floridays Fishing Excursions
380 Otter Blvd.
New Smyrna Beach
(800) 368-8340
Fly Fishing as well as fishing for red fish, sea trout.

Halifax Harbor Marina
450 Basin St.
Daytona Beach
(800) 343-2899
The 550-slip marina has six boat ramps, a fish- cleaning station, a convenient fuel dock and pump out.

Heavy Hitters Sportsfishing Charters
133 Inlet Harbor Road
Ponce Inlet
(386) 767-2883

Hooker Sport Fishing Charters
3948 S. Peninsula Dr.
Daytona Beach
(386) 760-8909
Captain Bill Smitherman will take you on a fishing adventure to remember.

Inlet Harbor Marina
133 Inlet Harbor Road
Ponce Inlet
(386) 767-5590
The marina offers sport fishing charters, marine store, bait and tackle, restaurant, bar and gift shop.

Island Spirit Deep Sea Fishing
133 Inlet Harbor Road
Ponce Inlet
(386) 763-4388
This 46 footer offers offshore fishing trips for 4, 6, 8, & 10 hrs. This tournament machine can comfortably accommodate up to 6 anglers in air-conditioned comfort and is fast and ready for fishing.

JB’s Fish Camp
859 Pompano Ave
New Smyrna Beach
(386) 427-5747
J.B.'s offers kayak rentals and an opportunity to see manatee and dolphin on the Indian River. Bait and tackle are available

Knot on Duty Sportsfishing Charters
Port Orange
(386) 760-9764
This spacious 29 foot boat will take you on half- day and full-day gulfstream trips with special river, inlet and bay trips available.

Marker 57 at Cameron's Marina
2001 S Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach
(386) 428-0201
Enjoy flat bottom fishing. Tackle and bait shop and boat slip rentals.

New Smyrna Beach Water Taxi
133 Inlet Harbor Dr.
Ponce Inlet
(866) 257-4828
This one hour scenic cruise on the ecologically rich Indian River Lagoon will get you from Ponce Inlet to New Smyrna beach.

Sea Spirit Deep Sea Fishing
133 Inlet Harbor Road
Ponce Inlet
(386) 763-4388
Sea Spirit offers both full and half day party boat fishing trips, as well as 6 person private charters for 4, 6, 8, & 10 hrs. All bait & tackle provided.

Sea - Ya Charters & Guide Service, Inc.
2801 Sauls St.
South Daytona
(386) 547-3680
See- Ya offers 4-12 hour deep sea fishing trips, specializing in bottom fishing and trolling.

Sundail Sailing and Charters
3948 S. Peninsula Dr.
Daytona Beach
(407) 222-3626

Sunglow Pier
3701 S. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach Shores
(386) 788-3364
Rod and reel rentals and bait are available for ocean fishing
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Parasail
Blue Sky Parasail
2025 S. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach Shores
(386) 334-2191
Soar to 1,000 feet above the ocean! Parachute take offs and landings are completely controlled from a platform boat.

Daytona Beach Parasail, Inc.
Silver Beach approach
Daytona Beach
(386) 547-6067
Soar to heights from 800 to 2,000 feet. They also offer flights and banana boat rides. Free shuttle service from hotel available.
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SURFING!!
Daytona Beach Surfing School
91 Ormwood Dr.
Ormond Beach
(386) 441-1110
Daytona Beach Surfing School offers Private, Semi-Private, and Group surfing lessons. We also have a Summer Surf Camp for kids!

Surfari Surf
52 Bovard Ave
Ormond Beach
(386) 299-3609
Surfari Surf offers surfing lessons & camps with ocean lifeguards and experienced surfers! Free surfboard & wetsuit rental after lesson. All ages and abilities welcome.
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Ballooning
Bob's Balloon Charters
DeLand
(877) 824-4606
Enjoy the panoramic view of the lakes, wildlife and skylines of Central Florida's cities and attractions. At the end of the flight, we'll provide a champagne brunch with the property owners wherever the balloon lands. You will also receive mementos of your very special flight.

Magic Sunrise Ballooning
P.O. Box 4242
DeLand
(866) 606-7433
There is "Magic in the Air" in Orlando, and what better way to see all that our beautiful Central Florida countryside has to offer than with a sunrise balloon flight! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a cloud? Well now you can find out firsthand with an exciting hot air balloon ride from Magic Sunrise Ballooning.
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Air Tours
Central Florida Airboat Tours
Jolly Gator Fish Camp 4650 E. Highway 46
Geneva
(407)-321-0753
See the region's wildlife and sights with airboat rides along the St. Johns River and through Lake Harney.

Air Florida Helicopters
2897 Bellevue Road
Daytona Beach
(386) 257-6993
Air Florida Helicopters Charters has been operating a helicopter tour and charter company since 1995. To personalize the flight, the pilot narrates each tour creating passenger interaction.

His Helicopter Service
917 Biscayne Blvd. Hanger #7
DeLand
(386) 801-1234
Take a memorable tour over Daytona Beach's beautiful coastline and world-famous superspeedway. Aerial tours are also available for downtown DeLand and St. Johns River Country state parks.
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Beresford Lady Tour Boat
1896 West Beresford Road
Deland
(386) 740-4100
Come reminisce the old way of traveling the St. Johns River aboard this authentic side wheel paddle boat. Let our captain & crew take you back to "Old Florida" while you relax to the sights and sounds of the paddles churning the water. Take the opportunity to visit our second deck to observe some local animals in their natural habitat including alligators, turtles, manatees, birds of prey and other critters. The Beresford Lady Crew welcomes you aboard.

Critter Fleet
4950 South Peninsula Drive
Ponce Inlet
(386) 767-7676
The sleek, fast Super Critter and Super Critter II are the ultimate fishing machines. Give your family a close-up look at some of nature's outstanding critters. On the way to the fishing grounds, you are likely to be entertained by a family of leaping porpoises, sunbathing manta rays, tiny flying fish, giant sea turtles, menacing sharks or even a majestic whale gliding gently with the currents.

Daytona Charters
3300 S. Peninsula Dr.
Port Orange
(386) 931-0399
Sail along the Halifax River taking in the sights and sounds in this minimum 2 hour trip. Charters depart daily, weather permitting. Reservations are required.

Destiny Day Cruises
5903 Riverside Drive
Port Orange
(386) 767-4888
Destiny Day Cruisers offer half and full day river cruises aboard this 34' Destiny Cruise on the Halifax River and into the backwaters, then out to Ponce Inlet.

Fun Coast Charters
Ponce Inlet
(386) 615-6606
An organization of many owners, captains and crew members. Cruises available.

The Manatee Scenic Cruises
New Smyrna Beach
(386) 428-0201
While cruising along the protected wetland and scenic mangrove shores of the Indian River. See dolphins, birds, waterfront homes and the Ponce de Leon.

River Queen II
450 Basin St.
Daytona Beach
(866) 999-7560
The River Queen II takes you through a trip in history and landscape. Dine on "The Fun Boat On The Fun Coast!" Watch fr dolphins and manatees The River Queen II is also available for private charter for party, wedding, reunion or business meeting events.

Safari River Tours, Inc.
1905 Hontoon Road Deland
(386) 740-0333
St. Johns Safari River Tours invites you to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to enjoy the beauty and calming effects of nature and wildlife at its finest. Cruise along with Captain Jeff Kingery on a comfortable boat with padded bench seats and learn interesting historical and wild life facts of the surrounding area.

St. John’s River Cruises
2100 West French Avenue
Orange City
(386) 917-0724
The St. Johns River Cruise is considered the most popular nature oriented tour in Florida. Our vessel, the "Native II" was specially designed to ply the shallow backwaters of the historic St. Johns River. The quiet and smooth operation of the Native II allows you to hear the sounds of nature as they surround the Florida Wildlife Tour. Frequent stops are made by our Florida Wildlife Tour Guide for photographs, intimate encounters, and a thorough look at this most fragile ecosystem. Our second boat, The Eagle is used for special charters

SunCruz Casino
4884 Front St.
Ponce Inlet
(800) 474-3423
Experience Las-Vegas style gaming featuring over 200 slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and others as well as live entertainment, buffet, and more.

Sunny Daze & Starry Nites Cruises
1138 Woodside Drive
Daytona Beach
(386) 253-1796
Enjoy this relaxing ride down the Halifax river while you take on the sights of the area. See this natural estuary with many species of birds, as well as rich marine diversity.

Toucan Scenic River Tours
22 Fairgreen Ave.
New Smyrna Beach
(386) 428-1106
Toucan River Tours offers group tours of up to six people on a pontoon boat touring the scenic Intra-Coastal Waterway. You and your friends and family can enjoy Florida Inter-Costal Cruises to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, or cruise the waterway and stop at one of the fine restaurants.

Trolley Boats of Daytona
406 Walker Street
Holly Hill
(386) 238-3499
A uniquely fun sightseeing, entertainment and educational experience utilizing the world's premier amphibious vehicle - the trolleyboat !". Enjoy the wit and wisdom of the TrolleyBoat crew. We'll "hop from pad-to-pad" in Daytona Beach - "Splash" into the water for a tour of the Halifax River, keeping a watch for Dolphins and Manatees" - tour historic Daytona Beach and the beautiful Beach Street area, with its antique shops and restaurants - and cruise down and on "The World's Most Famous Beach!"

Turtle Mound Tours
859 Pompano Ave.
New Smyrna Beach
(386) 409-9325
Take a personalized, leisurely pontoon boat ride on the serene Indian River Lagoons. Each turn can bring a unique experience-dolphin, manatee and numerous birds. We'll insure you a comfortable and memorable tour. We specialize in the family fishing experience on our comfortable pontoon boats.
 

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Diving
Sea Dogs Dive Center
111 Flagler Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 424-1644
Take a dip from Daytona's only U.S. Coast Guard Certified Dive Vessel. They offer relaxed scuba diving for up to 16 divers with a divemaster or instructor on every trip. They are also the spearfishing specialists, with a Spearfishing Training Course.
 

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Horseback Riding
Shenandoah Stables
1759 Tomoka Farms Road
Daytona Beach
(386) 257-1444
Riding lessons are available for the beginner who wants to get a good foundation in horsemanship or for more experienced riders to brush up on their skills. English and Western pleasure style. Ages 8 to Adult!
 

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Ice Skating
Artic Zone Ice Rink
2400 S. Ridgewood Ave
South Daytona
(386) 304-8400
The place to cool off. Call for public skate times.
 

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Mini Golf
Congo River Golf & Exploration Co.
2100 S. Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach Shores
(386) 258-6808
18-hole miniature golf course with waterfalls, streams, mountainous terrain and a live alligator exhibit. Video arcade. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Fri. & Sat. until midnight.

Fisherman's Landing - Miniature Golf
500 E. 3rd Ave.
New Smyrna Beach
(386) 426-8515
Enjoy the gift shop, then challenge yourself with two 18-hole courses, surrounded by lush landscaping and within a mile of the beach. Opens daily at 10 a.m.

Hawaiian Falls Golf
2504 S. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach Shores
(386) 767-7671
Two beautifully landscaped Hawaiian-themed miniature golf courses. Open daily 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Mystic Harbor Miniature Golf
4114 S. Nova Rd.
Port Orange
(386) 761-2882
Features 18-hole miniature golf course. Go-kart race track. Open daily. Hours vary.

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
226 Cardinal Dr.
Ormond Beach
(386) 676-9326
Two challenging 18-hole miniature golf courses. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Pirate's Island Mini Golf
3420 S. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach Shores
(386) 767-9397
18-hole miniature golf course. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
 

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Skydiving
Skydive Deland
1600 Flightline Blvd.
DeLand
(386) 738-3539
To begin skydiving, you may start with a tandem jump or go right into our freefall training program, known as AFF. Skydive DeLand offers tandem skydiving training for your first jump experience. Instruction begins with a short briefing, then you and your instructor share a tandem harness, freefalling from nearly 14,000 feet at speeds of 120 mph or more. After about a minute or more of freefall, your instructor will open the dual-sized parachute, and together you can fly back to the ground for a soft landing.
 

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Tours
Haunts of the World’s Most Famous Beach (Ghost Tours)
1202 Deneece Terrace
Holly Hill
(386) 253-6034
The Daytona Ghost walk is a journey down the moonlit streets of Daytona Beach. Join us on this frightfully ghoulish tour. Our guides combine history, scientific data and haunting tales on this fright-seeing adventure. This is the only tour around that is owned and operated by certified ghost hunters. The blend of science and folklore makes us unique. Bring your cameras and see if you can capture some paranormal activity. A portion of all proceeds goes to cemetery preservation & restoration, and to research.

Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
154 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach
(386) 252-6515
Angell & Phelps has been located in beautiful Downtown Daytona Beach since 1925. Visit this Daytona landmark and escape into the amazing world of chocolate and watch candy making at its tantalizing best! The sights, sounds, smells and most importantly the tastes of delicious chocolate overwhelms your senses! Learn the history of chocolate and candy making and how two women started it all over 80 years ago!
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