Seeing as we only had one day in Northern Florida, we decided to see a few things – Flagler Beach on the way to Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, and the Daytona International Speedway.
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
This was a cool place to visit – the land around the lighthouse (a still active one, mind you) was transformed into a historic landmark, where you can step back in time to experience what it was like living at a remote location as a light keeper. These men had to check their oil supplies and climb the tower to tend the lens multiple times a day. No electricity. Think about it.
There are a few other buildings to see (a lens exhibit, oil storage, pump house) so it was well worth a trip, even just to see the views at the top of the light tower!
Daytona International Speedway
I’m sad to say we arrived 11 minutes after closing time, so we couldn’t get a tour 🙁 We did hear the VROOOOM VROOOOOM of cars driving around the track though! Not quite the same, I know.