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Daytona Beach Vacations

More than Racing for Activities and Attractions

Known as “The World’s Most Famous Beach”, Daytona Beach is located in Volusia County in the northern area of what would be considered Eastern Central Florida. Well known as one of the top choices for Spring Break vacations for college students, Daytona Beach is one of only a few beaches in the United States that still permit driving on the beach sand itself.

Access to the city of Daytona Beach is very easy. Daytona International Airport at the western edge of Daytona Beach on the mainland provides access for flights, car rentals and shuttles providing transportation to some of the major hotels and resorts in the area. Water access can be gained via the Inter-coastal waterway or Atlantic Ocean and dockage for watercraft is readily available. Cruise ships leave the Daytona area for day cruises or longer trips. Charter fishing in the Atlantic or Halifax River can be easily scheduled with a choice of many charter boats.

Lodging is available in upscale hotels and resorts right on the beachfront to less expensive hotels and motels, small apartment short-term rentals and camping or RV parking. Lodging becomes less expensive as you move onto the mainland portion of Daytona Beach. Dining choices include everything from inexpensive, extremely casual dining to 5-star restaurants. Nightclubs of all types are abundant in Daytona. Needs for the beach, such as bicycles, surfboards, umbrellas, beach chairs and scooters are readily available for rental right on the beach or from shops along the streets near the beach.

Daytona Beach isn’t just the beach. The name “Daytona Beach” refers to more than that portion of  island on the beachside which is bound on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Halifax River, which is part of the Inter-coastal Waterway. It also includes a portion of the city on the mainland, west of the Intracoastal Waterway. Consisting of 58.7 square miles of land and 6.2 square miles of water, the city of Daytona Beach is quite large. Housing 64,112 permanent residents, the population of Daytona Beach grows to thousands more during the fall, winter and early spring. During any of the popular events held at Daytona Beach, it is not uncommon for the temporary population to far exceed the permanent population!

Daytona Beach hosts the famous motorcycle gatherings known as “Bike Week”, held the week which includes the first weekend of March. It also plays host to  Biketober Fest, a four day event held Thursday to Sunday around the third weekend in October. Thousands of motorcycles of every imaginable size and shape, many of which are Harley Davidsons, gather in Daytona Beach. All the main streets of the beachside will be filled with motorcycles parked very close together. Motorcycles will continually be seen cruising the beaches and making “the loop” which is a ride covering the beach and returning via U.S. A1A. Motorcycle parades, street vendors, live entertainment (besides just the people!), parties, motorcycle shows, and a great deal of fun is enjoyed by everyone, biker or just visitor alike.

Daytona Beach is also home of the world famous Daytona International Speedway, located near the junction of Interstate 95 and LPGA Blvd. Race fans can enjoy the famous races such as the Daytona 500, the Pepsi 400 and other NASCAR races, as well as motorcycle races during Bike Week. Daytona USA is located near the Speedway and is an interactive racing attraction.

Within easy driving distance of St. Augustine, Orlando’s attractions, and the Kennedy Space Center, Daytona Beach is the perfect central location for exploring Florida. Other activities in the Daytona Beach area include one of the largest flea markets in Florida, special events at the Ocean Center Auditorium, professional golfing events as well as sports golfing for the visitor, surfing, surf fishing, visiting the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse ten miles south of Daytona Beach and just enjoying the sunny fun in The World’s Most Famous Beach.

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Jensen Beach
Palm City
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