Located in close proximity to Daytona Beach International Airport is a world class university for aviation professionals' training - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The city is also home to Bethune-Cookman College, Keiser College Daytona Beach Campus, and Daytona Beach Community College.
The streets of this quiet city become overcrowded and buzzing during special events, like summer NASCAR races, winter Speed Weeks, Daytona Beach Bike Week, and Black College Reunion. In addition, the city's position as a popular tourist destination is further enhanced by such nearby attractions as Walt Disney World, St Johns River Country, Kennedy Space Center, St Augustine, Silver Springs, Universal Studios Florida, and Sea World.
The internationally recognized Racing Capital of the World, Daytona Beach has established itself as a city where the wheel is the king. Over 200,000 enthusiastic spectators come to the city annually, attracted by the prominent Daytona International Speedway, and the economy benefits from input of $600,000 million.
Following the development of tourism, the city has expanded and improved its hotel capacity, which now seems unlimited. A great number of resorts are conveniently located on the well-favored beach, the most popular of these being Treasure Island Resort, boasting direct access to beach, a big pool, and large rooms with fully equipped kitchens; the Adam's Mark Daytona Beach Resort, that is part of an extensive hotel chain; the Ocean Walk Resort, seen as an ideal option for beach stay; the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, offering spacious guest rooms and suites with scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean; and more.
Make your stay in Daytona Beach a romantic and memorable experience by visiting one of the most sophisticated restaurants in the area, La Crepe en Haut Restaurant, serving tradition French style cuisine and the finest wine. For dinner, consider Song Mongolian Grill, offering fish, raw meat, and vegetables to your liking.
Possibly the most pleasant and relaxing way to see the city is a ride on the Trolley Boat, with the amphibious bus splashing into the waters of the Halifax River for a tour.
Art lovers will be amazed to find an array of cultural sites to indulge in. Thus, you can visit the Museum of Arts and Sciences, situated in the Tuscawilla Nature Preserve and displaying exhibits on history of Florida, as well as art from such origins as Africa, China, and Cuba.
One of the definite must-sees during your stay in the city, the Seaside Music Theatre features a wonderful environment and shows that can rival those of Broadway.