Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum

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Key Info

105 E. Orange Ave, Jackie Robinson Ballpark

Price & Hours

Free

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Museums, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.8

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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Set on an island in the Halifax River and possessing the charm of days gone by, Jackie Robinson Ballpark is to be visited as much for its rich history as for the enduring appeal of watching America’s favorite pastime. Originally named City Island Ballpark, it is the site where Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1946 by playing in the first integrated, professional baseball game. Now, it's professional baseball's fourth-oldest ballpark in the nation and home to the Daytona Tortugas minor league team. The ballpark also hosts a museum that offers a tribute to Robinson's athletic prowess and lasting legacy, and spotlights other people of color who broke barriers of their own.

If you're catching a ballgame, grab a seat where you can take in the action and behold the beautiful river views. Recent visitors appreciated the reasonable prices all around, including food and drink specials on certain nights. Parents praised the fun, kid-friendly entertainment between innings. What's more, those concerned about safety will appreciate netting around the seating area. For those who stay the full nine innings on Saturdays, the fireworks display is said to be impressive. 

Games are held between April and early September. For adults, general admission is $9 and reserved seating is $11, while children, seniors and military enjoy a $2 discount. VIP admission costs $15. If you're not in town for a game, consider visiting the museum, which is free and open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the ballpark's website.

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Stretching for more than 23 miles, the "World's Most Famous Beach" is a must-see if you're in Daytona. Situated near the middle of the peninsula, the beach is famous for its large crowds, bustling pier and hard-packed sand. In fact, it's thanks to the sand's firm composition that drivers are allowed to park their cars right on the beach. Though some see this privilege as a major convenience, parents lament the fact the cars create another safety hazard for young children. However, there is a mile-long pedestrian-only zone that surrounds the pier. Beyond the pier you'll also find a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.

The beach is open 24 hours a day to pedestrians, but driving hours are limited to sunrise to sunset (permitting tidal conditions) between Nov. 1 and April 30, and between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 1 through Oct. 31. Access to the beach is free, but you will have to shell out $20 per day to drive on the beach from Feb. 1 through Nov. 30. The speed limit on the beach is 10 mph. Pedestrians and drivers should also be mindful of nesting sea turtles from May to October, who typically nest in marked dune areas.

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