Daytona Beach Vacations

Daytona Beach is known as the “World’s Most Famous Beach.” The city is historically known for having a beach where the hard-packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas. Located on the east coast of Central Florida, Daytona Beach is internationally known for its racing roots, hosting some of the largest ... Read more
motorsports events in the world including the Great American Race, the Daytona 500. Other events include the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race in July, Bike Week in early March, Biketoberfest in late October, and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race in January. Daytona is bordered on the north by Holly Hill and Ormond Beach and on the south by Daytona Beach Shores, South Daytona and Port Orange. Head just a bit further south for Ponce Inlet, home to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Florida's tallest lighthouse and one of the area's top attractions.
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Daytona Beach things to do and experiences

  • Daytona International Speedway
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  • Daytona Beach Main Street Pier
    9.193 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Surfing, Scenic Lookout, Fishing, Water Park, Pier
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  • Daytona Lagoon
    9.063 reviews
    Children's Activities, Entertainment, Arcade, Water Park
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  • Sunglow Fishing Pier
    9.345 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Fishing, Pier
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Florida is known as The Sunshine State, but don’t roll the beach towel out quite yet: the subtropical Central Atlantic Coast can be fickle, especially during the wet season (April through November). During this ... Read more
time of the year, average temperatures stay in the 80s and low 90s Fahrenheit (high 20s and low 30s Celsius) and afternoon thunderstorms are frequent, particularly in New Smyrna Beach. You’ll also see the most crowds and highest hotel rates. In the winter, the region’s dry season, temperatures can get chilly, though it rarely becomes intolerably cold, and crowds disappear (except in February for the Daytona 500). If you can stand cooler temperatures, this can be a good time to visit, especially since the ocean is still warm.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Not sure who said it's the most famous beach in the world, they might be getting it confused with a different beach, also located by an Atlantic Ave. But Daytona is fine, warm and has nice sand.

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Pendleton

Went to Daytona for Bike Week 2016! Also stayed at Daytona Beach Shores last October! Very nice!
BEAUTIFUL SUNRISES!!

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Elkin

We are having fun with the kids, although there are no signs 2 of my boys got stung by the Man of War jellyfish on our 1st day here. Apparently it's due to the unseasonal weather, but that's part of nature. The food is amazing and there is lots to do.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

Daytona Beach is beautiful. Of course, it's most famous because you can drive on the beach and it's a must-try. The sand is hard-packed, so don't be nervous; just stick to the firm sand and you'll be fine.

We came on Thanksgiving, so the beach was entirely empty. I hear its normally packed, and it's more like a traffic jam. I think that would less enjoyable, so come on a holiday to have some serenity.

You'll see plenty of cool classic cars on the beach that make for great photo ops, so don't forget your camera. Roll down the windows and take in the cool fresh air and soak up the lifestyle.

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South Dayton

Very beautiful sight. Want to come back just for the view of the majestic water and the sounds of the waves

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Cincinnati

This beach has the allure of driving right into the beach! If you in the offseason, you normally don't have to pay to park like you would on summer weekends.

It is on the Atlantic so it's going to be on the cold side. The sand is also packed as they don't rake it like pretty much every other beach every else in the world. So you won't see fluffy sand dunes but you also won't have as much of the sand sticking to places. If you have small shovels its super easy to build sand castles though as the sand is super wet. You can relax towards the back by your car or head out towards the water. There's a boardwalk, and a few hotel bars along the way (I recommend Oasis Tiki Bar) There are tourist trucks along the way to buy souvenirs or to get food and drinks.

The "road" is one way and sometimes you can drive down the beach for quite a while before you find an exit. Just be aware of people and traffic but its a great stop, and not too far of a drive from Orlando for the day.

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Bethesda, Maryland, USA

The most fun I have had at any beach here in Daytona. I love this place and would return time and time again.

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Hastings, Minnesota

Always fun at Daytona Beach whether relaxing on the beach or at Daytona International Speedway or Bike Week.

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Port Orange, Florida

There are many reasons to visit the ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’, but none supersedes our greatest asset – the Atlantic Ocean. Daytona Beach is home to 23 miles of pristine coastline just begging for family adventure.

Get ready to visit our aquatic playgrounds! Whether your idea of a perfect vacation includes basking in the sun, tackling waves while learning how to surf, or going on an eco-adventure, Daytona Beach provides everything you need for a fun-filled vacation. Our breathtaking beaches offer a variety of experiences that will leave you and your family with memories to last a lifetime.

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Pensacola

Not the best beach. You are better off going to the beaches in the panhandle of Florida!

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