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Are you planning to travel to Daytona Beach? Do you wonder what there is to do in the area (beyond the beach, of course)? Then you have come to the right place! Daytona Beach Bound is a blog dedicated to all things Daytona Beach! It's written with the visitor in mind, but it's written by someone who lives there, giving you the full tourist scoop! Find out what to do in Daytona Beach, where to stay in Daytona Beach, and where to play. When visiting Daytona Beach you can get the information here that you you need to plan and enjoy your trip!

Whether you are wanting information about Daytona Beach hotels, great beach hot spots, restaurants, things to do, and more, Daytona Beach Bound has you covered. 

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The Casements - John D. Rockefeller Winter Home

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Learn a little history while you are in the area, by stopping by The Casements. Located in Ormond Beach, at 25 Riverside Drive, The Casements was the winter home of John D. Rockefeller. Today, it's a beautiful historical place that people can tour, as well as participate in events and classes at.

John D. Rockefeller was known for Standard Oil, which helped make him on of the richest people to ever live.  According to Forbes, he became the world's first billionaire in 1916, when he had $30 billion. His wealth, adjusted for inflation, would be worth $340 billion. That's four times more than the richest person in the world has today.

Not only did Rockefeller spend his winters at The Casements once he purchased the property in 1918, but he also died there in his bedroom in 1937. Some of his house guests over the years included Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone. Ormond Beach is also known as the "Birthplace of Speed." With the racing that took place on the beach, Rockefeller also had fast car-driving guests.

You can tour the Rockefeller home, as well as stroll the grounds, which is along the river. There are cultural events held at The Casements each year, including a variety of festivals, cooking classes, and community movies on the lawn. The grounds include a beautiful garden area and pond. 

Ormond Beach is located just minutes north of Daytona Beach, and is part of the Daytona Beach area. If you are visiting Daytona Beach, you can be at The Casements within minutes, strolling the grounds and touring the historical home. This is a great stop for anyone who likes historical places or wants to learn more about the history of the area. It's also a great way to see how the wealthiest person to ever live at the time was spending his winters.

Rockefeller has two main goals in life, as the story goes. He wanted to make at least $100,000, and he wanted to live to be 100 years old.  He far surpassed the first one, and came really close to achieving the second one. His legacy, however, continues to live on. He was a philanthropist, who donated large sums of money to many different causes.

To get more information about The Casements, click here.

 




Daytona Soccer Club - Semi Professional Soccer in Daytona Beach

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Soccer fans, you can now check out some soccer when visiting the Daytona Beach area!

Daytona Beach now has a semi professional soccer team, called Daytona Soccer Club. The team is part of the USL2 league. The team's first home game in their inaugural season took place on May 4, 2019. Their home stadium is Daytona Stadium, located at 3917 LPGA in Daytona Beach. General admission tickets for home games are $5. To see their schedule and get more information, click here.

Check out the video below from Tristan's Soccer Reviews with highlights from the first Daytona Soccer Club home game: