Unforgettable Downtown Attractions
Head to historic Downtown Daytona Beach’s scenic Beach Street riverfront area for outstanding entertainment and attractions. Take a sweet tour of Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, enjoy independent films at the Cinematique Theater, catch a Daytona Tortugas game, explore the past at Halifax History Museum, relax at the Halifax Harbor Marina, and enjoy live musical and theatrical performances at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College. It’s all downtown and sure to dazzle!
Attractions, Culture & Entertainment
Downtown Daytona Live
Recreation & Public Facilities
Daytona Beach Regional Library
Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island — The newly remodeled library: courtesy of Hurricane Irma, September 2017 reopened May 5th. Part of the renovations included a new play yard directly off the Children’s Area.
Rachel Robinson Playground
The Sweetheart Trail
The Sweetheart Trail offers a paved route nestled between Beach Street and the Halifax River in Daytona Beach. It’s named after a yacht owned by Charles Grover Burgoyne, a successful businessman who lived in Daytona Beach in the late 1800s. The pathway begins at Main Street Bridge and heads south to Orange Avenue. Along the route, shade is provided by unique sail-like canopy structures. Near the north end of the trail, travelers can cross a pedestrian bridge to access the beautiful Manatee Island Park, where there are restrooms and picnic pavilions, as well as a fishing pier, playground, and amphitheater. City Island Park is also accessible from the trail by crossing a wooden footbridge a little farther south; baseball fields, tennis and volleyball courts, picnic areas with grills, and the Daytona Beach Regional Library can be found on the island. The 1.5-mile trail will one day stretch 6 miles from the southern to the northern limits of the city. It’s also part of a larger developing project, the East Coast Greenway, a multi-use trail network which will span the Eastern Seaboard from Florida to Maine.
Dine and Cruise
It’s just $19.95 for a 2 Hour Dinner and River Cruise on our Paddle Wheel Boat The Lady Dolphin of Daytona!! Drinks not included but discounted! Take in the spectacular scenery and wildlife on the intracoastal waterway with sightseeing tips and free raffled prizes. Your cruise starts at the beautiful Halifax Harbor Marina! FREE Parking!
Halifax Harbor Marina
One of America’s finest marina facilities. Located in the heart of Downtown Daytona Beach Riverfront, this 550-slip marina provides year-round docking facilities for boaters seeking a permanent slip, as well as seasonal or overnight accommodations. Ideally located right off the Intracoastal Waterway, the Marina is just a short ride to the open ocean.
The Cinematique Theater offers a unique cafe cinema experience, featuring matinee and evening shows daily Tuesday – Sunday. Centrally located in the Riverfront shops of Daytona Beach, across from Jackie Robinson BallPark, offerings include the latest Independent & Foreign Films, Live Comedy & Music, Opera & Ballet in Cinema and more. The theater is equipped with a state of the art digital projection and sound system and custom upholstered seating. The Cinema Cafe offers table service of a wide selection of lunch and dinner options including gourmet coffees, desserts and beer and wine to enjoy during the movie! Box Office: (386) 252-3118 Recorded Movie Phone: (386) 252-3778
Halifax Historical Museum
History & artifacts from Daytona Beach.
The museum presents the history of the Daytona Beach area and houses artifacts from 5000 BC to the present. Located in the 1910 Merchant Bank Building.
Downtown Daytona Live
News-Journal Center at Daytona State College
Live performance theater. The News-Journal Center hosts a variety of live musical and theatrical performances in two venues:
- MAIN THEATER — Intimate, yet grand in style, 859 seats.
- STUDIO THEATER — The stage is placed amidst the 264 seats.
Daytona Tortugas at Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Family-friendly minor league baseball. From April to August, professional baseball prospects show their talents in the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark—host of the first racially integrated team in baseball history. Affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds, the Daytona Tortugas compete in the Advanced Class A, Florida State League.
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
Free chocolate factory tour. Watch chocolate being made the old fashioned way! Founded in 1925 by Riddell Angell and Cora Phelps in Michigan, this chocolate factory continues to produce quality homemade candies.