Daytona Beach Downtown Fun Part 2

Posted by Kevin Kling on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 8:02am.

Below are more great attractions for fun and food in Downtown Daytona Beach. This is the 2nd part of a 2 part series. Read Downtown Daytona Part 1.

Halifax Historical Museum - From ancient artifacts that date to 5000 B.C.E, to British and Spanish colonial relics, to exhibits on the early days of beach auto-racing, the Halifax Historical Museum is an extensive and exciting look into our Daytona Beach area history. Open Tuesday through Sunday, this local treasure defines Daytona Beach history down to the very building it is held in. Housed in the former 1910 Merchants Bank building, the two-story interior walls are graced with hand-painted murals depicting area scenes and give you the feel of what our Daytona Beach area looked like over a hundred years ago. Currently on display through November 3rd is an exhibit on famous athletes of Central Florida area. Pricing for the museum is very reasonable at only $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. On Thursdays, admission is by donation so you could get in even cheaper, or make a nice donation to continue the great service that this museum brings to our town. For more information visit Halifax Historical Museum

Dancing Avocado Kitchen - In business on Beach Street since 1997, Dancing Avocado Kitchen has continually been bringing the best of fresh-produce and vegetarian cuisine to the Daytona Beach area. From the moment you arrive outside of the restaurant you will feel the aesthetically pleasing ambiance and laid-back atmosphere welcome you in. The laid-back and friendly staff will be more than happy to serve you and are quite accommodating for special requests. Come try their fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, tofu burgers, gluten free options, delicious fresh salads and much more. Dine inside or under the Daytona sun on the comfortable patio. This dining option offers something for everyone and is a nice departure from the norm. Dancing Avocado Kitchen is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00am to 4:00pm and is located at 110 S Beach Street. You can call them at (386)947-2022 for more information.

Bay Street Seafood Market and Grill - If you’re on Beach Street and you’re in the mood for great seafood at reasonable prices, Bay Street Seafood is your place. Dine in or take out and enjoy the freshest local seafood at this family-run business. This casual restaurant offers comfortable outdoor seating and a staff that aims to please. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:30am to 8:00pm, Bay Street Seafood is open for your lunch and dinner needs as well providing whatever fresh fish, mussels, crab legs or other seafood options you need for your own cookout. For more information and to check the fresh catch, call (386)255-8650.

McK’s Tavern - This full-service Irish tavern has been serving the Daytona Beach area great food and spirits for nearly 20 years. Offering 42 beers on tap and over 170 bottled beers along side a fully stocked liquor bar, there is surely something to wet the whistle of any patron. Also make sure you experience their great Irish specials like shepherds pie, bangers and mash and the classic rueben sandwich. Open for lunch Monday through Wednesday and full service hours Thursday through Saturday, McK’s friendly staff is ready to serve you the best in local Irish cuisine. Enjoy live music on the weekends from inside or on their quaint outdoor patio. Come out for their great lunch specials or enjoy a night out on the town with friends or your significant other. Either way, McK’s offers a great value and great fun in the Daytona Beach downtown area. For more information, call (386)238-3321.

The Moon and Club 180 - A new name in night life in the Daytona Beach area, The Moon Bar and Club 180 are bringing the fun back to Beach Street with great specials and varied events that are sure to please a wide arrange of people. Come check out their “Stetson Friday’s” that kick off with great country music, free line-dance lessons and bull-riding and a $10 special that gets you free drinks from 8:00pm til midnight. The Moon will also house several concerts over the next few months and has space available to rent for business parties and the like. Check out their website for more information and other upcoming events: The Moon & Club 180

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