When it comes to fun in the Florida sun, experienced vacationers know that all roads lead to Daytona Beach. And once you arrive, it’s easy to choose your own path to area adventure, thanks to an array of themed trails that cover everything from motorsports and monuments to craft brews, hiking, and biking.
During your next Daytona Beach visit, check out these local trails catering to a range of interests.
Daytona Beach Ale Trail
Spotlighting a diverse collection of local craft breweries, artisan distilleries, and a meadery, the Daytona Beach Ale Trail is home to hundreds of craft flavors served up by more than 20 area watering holes. Choose your favorites for a refreshing tour along this tasty themed trail that’s sure to have your group’s beverage lovers in high spirits.
Hiking & Biking Trails
For those who love to tackle treks through the great outdoors, the Daytona Beach area’s showcase hiking and biking trails offer more than 60 miles of paved paths, singletrack, footpaths, and more to explore. Eco-adventurers can select their favorites from a diverse collection of trails filled with lush botanical and tropical beauty, or even take an oceanfront bike ride.
Filled with world-famous landmarks such as former Rockefeller winter home The Casements, the World’s Most Famous Beach sign, Daytona Beach Pier, and Ponce Inlet Lighthouse — just to name a few — the Iconic Trail delivers an eclectic mix of sights that are signature Daytona Beach.
Monument & Statue Trail
Showcasing the area’s many noteworthy historical and cultural sites, the Monument & Statue Trail features such diverse attractions as Jackie Robinson Ballpark & statue, the Wright Brothers Flyer Monument, the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune statue at Bethune-Cookman University, the Legend of Tomokie at Tomoka State Park, the Dale Earnhardt Sr. statue at Daytona International Speedway, the Dinosaur statues at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens … and many more.
Racing fans are sure to get revved up about this trail, which highlights the area’s storied auto-racing heritage. Among the biggest draws here is Birthplace of Speed Park (where the sport got its start), Daytona International Speedway (of course), the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, the Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum… and those are just a few of the reasons this speed-saturated trail will get auto enthusiasts motors running.
Share the Heritage Trail
The Daytona Beach area is filled with sites that celebrate African American culture, history, and heritage, including one of the Southeast’s largest African art collections at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, the home and gravesite of celebrated educator and civil rights leader Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, the Freemanville Historic Site and more.
Want a sneak peek of all the trails mentioned above? Check out this video for inspiration before you start planning your Daytona Beach visit. And wherever your trails take you, be sure to keep safety top of mind and visit responsibly.
Ready to start blazing a themed trail to your next Daytona Beach adventure? Start planning your getaway today for some Wide. Open. Fun.