Black Meetings and Tourism

March/April 2012

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WORLD-FAMOUS FUN DAYTONA BEACH: The Daytona Beach area is one ofAmerica's favorite beach destinations.The area's 23 miles of world-famous beaches offer visitors a unique ocean park atmosphere complete with food and recreational vendors. Up to 500 feet wide at low tide, Daytona Beach area beaches are perfect for sandcastle building, bicycling, ATV and scooter rentals or relaxing sunrise strolls. An array of amusements and "thrill" rides can be found just a few footsteps away on Daytona Beach's historic Boardwalk, including the ever-popular Ferris Wheel, Tilt-A-Whirl, The Slingshot, go-karts, arcades and more! Finding fun the entire family can enjoy is easy in Daytona Beach. Daytona Lagoon Waterpark, Daytona International Speedway, Speed Park Motorsports and the Marine Science Center, are just a few of the area's many attractions that kids of all ages will enjoy. A host of historical attractions also await visitors. Popular historical sites include the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Home and Gravesite; the home of Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman โ€“ one of spiritual leaders of the Civil Rights Movement; and Jackie Robinson Ballpark, which features an open-air, interactive museum that not only pays tribute to the baseball legend, but other groundbreaking Black athletes as well. The area's notable cultural attractions include the Museum of Arts and Sciences, a Smithsonian affiliate that houses an impressive African Art gallery and the Southeast Museum of Photography โ€“ one of only 13 museums in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to photogra- phy. Seeking shopping, dining and nightlife? You'll find it here. The Daytona Beach area is home to hundreds of restaurants, from upscale to casual and from Floribbean to Asian โ€“ and everything in between. Shopping malls and plazas abound in the area for your shopping pleas- ure. At night, enjoy the area's mix of high energy dance and comedy clubs located in the area's downtown and retail districts. To plan your Daytona Beach getaway, visit; Daytona- or call (800) 854-1234. Daytona Beach is showing up on more & more convention calendars. MEETINGS AT THE NEXT LEVEL It's the world's most famous beach and it has so much to offer. Click, call or scan for the whole story. ยท 866.530.3140 Black Meetings & Tourism March/April 2012: 53

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