Welcome to Ormond Beach the "Birthplace of Speed". Long before the area developed the Daytona International Speedway races were held on the beach. In 1903 the idea of racing on the beach was conceived as a marketing tool for the Ormond Hotel where many dignitaries spent their winters. John D. Rockefeller enjoyed his visit to Ormond Beach, and bought a home across the street from the Ormond Hotel where he spent his winters until his death in 1937. Named the Casements it is used today as a cultural center.
Today Ormond Beach still retains some of the charm of the past, but has all the modern progress of today from light industry to tourism. Enjoy driving on the beach to the World Famous Beach in Daytona Beach, or cruise the Intracoastal Waterway to St Augustine in the north or south to the ocean at the Town of Ponce Inlet. The area from Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach to West Volusia county sponsor Bike Week and Biketoberfest events each March and October. Every year the Daytona International Speedway is home to the Daytona 500 and numerous NASCAR racing.
If you just want to take it easy enjoy the drive along the ocean or the scenic drive along the river. The city has numerous restaurants, shopping, houses of worship, gyms, and opening soon a jazz club on main street.
Interesting links to Ormond Beach and the county of Volusia: