Local Area Activities

Our beautiful park is adjacent to some of the most fun and interesting destinations Florida has to offer, such as parks, museums and events.

Learn more about these great, family-friendly locations by calling us today, or by visiting our monthly calendar.

Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station

Completed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was built when the area was known as Mosquito Inlet. After decades of restoration by the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, it stands today as one of the best preserved, most complete Light Stations in the nation. More details.

Volusia County Farmers Market

Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is held at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland with free admission and free parking. More details.

Daytona Speedway

Several tours to pick from, a cafe and a gift shop.

Ride-Alongs with the Richard Petty Driving Experience when scheduled to be at the track. More details.

Daytona Beach Dog Park

A one acre park on the Manatee Island in the Halifax River just south of the Main Street bridge. Separate areas for small dogs, large dogs, and bad dogs. See article written by the News Journal.


Daytona Beach Flea and Farmers Market

One of the largest in the United States! More details.

Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)

Visit the Pro Shop, Girls Golf, and other events. More details.

Grayce Kenemer Barck North Beach Community Park

In New Smyrna, the Grayce Kenemer Barck North Beach Community Park allows dogs on the beach. It is located at 1100 N. Atlantic Avenue in New Smyrna. There are several paths that take you to the beaches as well as clean-up bags. There is a dog washing station when you return to the parking lot from the beach. Dogs are still required to be on a leash but they can experience the river or the ocean waters.


Halifax Historical Museum

Dedicated to preserving the history of the Halifax River and offers numerous exhibits and special events. More details.

Daytona Beach Bandshell

A castle-like, 1920s amphitheater. Located on the beach and hosts various concerts and live entertainment. More details.

Main Street Pier

Enjoy a mix of fishing, food, and entertainment. Joe’s Crap Shack is throughout the day. More details.

Southeast Museum of Photography

This museum features a number of photographic works and is dedicated to education. More details.

Museum of Arts and Sciences

Enjoy thousands of displays and exhibits from various cultures, while also featuring a children’s museum, a planetarium, a nature preserve, and a host of educational events. More details.

Halifax Art Festival

Held in the Downtown Marketplace. This is the 2nd oldest art festival in the state of Florida. More details.

Speed Weeks

Includes the Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR races. More details.

The Turkey Run

Car show, car corral, swap met, and arts and fashion, held in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway. Held during Thanksgiving week and then again in the Spring. More details.


Show off your bike and participate in motorcycle shows, while also enjoying a wide variety food, music, and entertainment. More details.

Volusia County Home and Garden Show

The Volusia County Home and Garden Show is held annually at the Ocean Center. Visitors can view landscaped gardens and various flowers, as well as attend lectures. This event also features a children’s discovery zone designed to educate kids on environmental issues. More details.

Bike Week

Loaded with activities, motorcycles, and entertainment. The Loop, which involves a 22-mile scenic ride, is a not-to-miss riding experience. More details.