Today, Ormond Beach is known as the “Birthplace of Speed” and celebrates its racing heritage with annual events that reenact the early days of racing on the beach. Visitors to the area can enjoy a tour through the Casements, the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller, canoeing, fishing and viewing a vast array of wildlife at the Tomoka State Park.
The area also boasts several beachfront and riverfront parks. Visitors seeking a quieter part of the beach can find it in the Ormond Beach area. In fact, beach driving is not allowed at the northern end of Ormond Beach.
The locals are very proud of their quaint beach town and you’ll be sure to enjoy it too.
Great activities to try and nearby attractions:
•The most popular attraction in Ormond Beach is probably Tomoka State Park, where you can hike through the hardwood hammock forest or enjoy kayaking or canoeing.
•Visit the former summer home of John D. Rockefeller at The Casements which now serves as a community center where you can enjoy fabulous live entertainment and take a tour of the restored home.
•For more nature and camping opportunities, check out Bulow Creek State Park.
• Iron Horse Saloon is not your average biker bar- it just sounds that way. Actually it’s world famous for great food, good drinks and fun people.
Kids of most ages: Take a day trip to Daytona’s Sun Splash Park to enjoy fishing, water sports and beach volleyball. There’s a playground for the kiddies here too.
Eating: Right on the scenic A1A lies Betty’s A1A Café where you can get burgers, seafood, almost anything your heart desires at reasonable prices.
Dive a little further into your pockets for some delicious creations at The Dish.
Sleeping: Enjoy sunsets over the water at the Sun Deck Motel or get a real deal (very inexpensive) at Quality Inn Ormond Beach.