When people think of Daytona Beach, auto-racing comes to mind instantaneously. The sport started in Daytona Beach’s shores decades ago and defined what would be the city in Florida’s best formula: speed and sand. Daytona Beach is actually steeped in history when it played a role in the establishment of the NASCAR. Races are still held in the massive Daytona International Speedway annually. Although races have long veered away from the sand, the town’s miles and miles of beach are still up for some roaring adventure.
Savings Tip: If you plan your trip during the Pepsi 400, Biketoberfest, Bike Week, or Speedweek, looking for accommodations and more than just parking spaces may be difficult to do.
Daytona Beach Hotels
Most of Daytona Beach’s accommodations and important establishments are perched along Atlantic Avenue, but those along the beach hold the most irresistible deals. Visit the area during low season, since you pretty much can’t do anything during race events and spring break as even the budget hotels spike their prices. When shopping for your Daytona hotel consider take a look at these popular options: the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront gives you beach views and averages only $100 a night, or The Hard Rock hotel Daytona Beach is on the pricier side but you are sure to have a rockin’ good time with all their amenities and entertainment, or the Hampton Inn Daytona Speedway. This one wont offer you beach views but it will put you close to the race track. If you are planning a stay during the races just make sure to book ahead, For more Daytona hotels to fit any budget visit Reservations.com.
Daytona Beach Activites
No visit is complete without exploring the Daytona International Speedway. Daytona USA is a must-see for any racing aficionado. Prices include an IMAX film, a fun teaching program, and an interactive experience. For $24 guests get to join the breathtaking Speedway Tour.
The Daytona boardwalk is also a fun place to spend the afternoon. The boardwalk offers several shoppes and a few carnival rides and games.
If you haven’t had enough of the water take a day at the Daytona Lagoon. This water park is a blast for the whole family!