Daytona International Speedway

Volusia County day trip shows land beyond the beach

Hontoon Island State Park, St. Johns River

Volusia County is more than Daytona International Speedway and miles of beach.

With nearly 1,500 square miles of land and a history that can be traced back to at least 1000 A.D., the choices for day trips are as eclectic as the county itself. Each of the points of the compass represents the distinctive characteristics of Volusia.

West Volusia is typically seen as a bedroom community to Orlando, while east Volusia is the home to all things beach and NASCAR. Southeast Volusia has the (unfortunate) reputation as the Shark Bite Capital of the World, and north Volusia enjoys the title of Fern Capital of the World. 

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