Daytona International Speedway. The massive Daytona International Speedway, on Daytona's major east–west artery, has year-round auto and motorcycle racing, including the Daytona 500 in February and the Coke Zero 400 in July. 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL, 32114. 800/748–7467.

Tomoka State Park. With more than 160 species to see, this scenic park is perfect for bird-watching. It also has wooded campsites, bicycle and walking paths, and kayak and canoe rentals on the Tomoka and Halifax rivers. It's on the site of a Timucuan Indian settlement discovered in 1605 by Spanish explorer Alvaro Mexia. 2099 N. Beach St., 3 mi north of, Ormond Beach, FL, 32174. 386/676–4050. $5 per vehicle, up to 8 people; $2 pedestrians. Daily 8–sunset.

Cracker Creek. At this eco-adventure park you can rent kayaks, canoes, hydrobikes, and pontoon boats or take ecotours or a Pirate Cruise on scenic Spruce Creek. There are also on-site picnic facilities. 1795 Taylor Rd., Port Orange, FL, 32127. 386/304–0778. Wed.–Sun. 8–5; canoeing and kayaking by reservation only.

Finest Kind II Sport Fishing Charters. This company offers everything you could need and (hopefully) more with half-day, full-day, and night fishing excursions, as well as burial at sea! Inlet Harbor Marina, 133 Inlet Harbor Rd., Ponce Inlet, FL, 32127. 386/527-0732.

Sea Spirit Fishing. Four- to 12-hour private and group charters are options with this operator. Inlet Harbor Marina, 133 Inlet Harbor Rd., Ponce Inlet, FL, 32127. 386/763–4388.

Indigo Lakes Golf Club. Greens fees to play the 18 holes here are $30–$49. 312 Indigo Dr., Daytona Beach, FL, 32114. 386/254–3607.

LPGA International. LPGA Qualifying School is played here. There are two 18-hole links-style courses, Legends and Champions, with greens fees running $35–$79. 1000 Champions Dr., Daytona Beach, FL, 32124. 386/523–2001.

Pelican Bay South Country Club. In addition to featuring two 18-hole courses, this club offers a pro shop, club rentals, and a restaurant. Greens fees are $35–$50. 350 Pelican Bay Dr., Daytona Beach, FL, 32119. 386/756–0034.

Spruce Creek Golf & Country Club. There's an 18-hole course here, along with practice and driving ranges, rental clubs, a pro shop, and a restaurant. Greens fees are $34–$40. 1900 Country Club Dr., Port Orange, FL, 32128. 386/756–6114.

Blue Spring State Park. January and February are the top months for sighting sea cows at this designated manatee refuge, but they begin to head here in November, as soon as the water gets cold enough (below 68°F). Your best bet for spotting a manatee is to walk along the boardwalk. The park, which is 30 miles southwest of Daytona Beach on Interstate 4, was once a river port where paddle wheelers stopped to take on cargoes of oranges. Home to the largest spring on the St. Johns River, the park offers hiking, camping, and picnicking facilities. It also contains a historic homestead that's open to the public. 2100 W. French Ave., Orange City, FL, 32763. 386/775–3663. $6 per vehicle, up to 8 people; $2 pedestrians, bicyclists. Daily 8–sunset.

Manatee Scenic Boat Tours. This Ponce Inlet operator takes you on narrated cruises of the Intracoastal Waterway. Kids will love looking for the creatures also known as "sea cows," and your guide might tell you how (sun-delirious?) sailors may have mistaken them for mermaids. 133 Inlet Harbor Rd., FL, 32127. 386/761–2027 or 800/881–2628.

Daytona Beach Parasail. Catch air with this Ponce Inlet outfitter. 4936 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet, FL, 32127. 386/547–6067.

Maui Nix. This is one of several outfitters that rent surf and boogie boards. 635 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL, 32118. 386/253–1234.

Salty Dog Surf Shop. You can rent surfboards or boogie boards here. 700 E. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL, 32118. 386/258–0457.