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Daytona BeachUnited States of America

Sunbathe, surf, swim and even drive on this city’s lengthy strip of tightly packed sand, which is bordered by an arcade, hotel and restaurant-lined boardwalk.

Known by motorsports enthusiasts the world over, Daytona Beach is the setting for the annual Daytona 500 and numerous other racing events. Learn about the area’s racing heritage and enjoy the fun family activities of the 23-mile (37-kilometer) long beach.

The city really came to be known beginning in the early 20th century, when car and motorbike races began to be staged on its wide, sandy beach, known as Daytona Beach. In 1959, NASCAR, who are headquartered in the city, built the Daytona International Speedway to replace the beach course. Cars are still allowed to drive on certain parts of the beach today. Pay a fee to drive on the sand in designated areas; be aware that a speed limit of 10 mph (16 kmph) is in place.

The beach is not the only unusual drive-in experience available in town. Get behind the wheel and pull up to the Daytona Beach Drive-In Church, tune your radio into the requested frequency and witness a church service without leaving your vehicle.

It is also possible to visit the beach on foot too, of course. Watch locals play volleyball games, swim in the Atlantic and enjoy food at one of the beachfront bars. Avoid the designated driving areas for a quieter beach experience.

To find out more about Daytona Beach’s motorsports history, head to Halifax Historical Museum. Exhibits here include everything from antique racing-related memorabilia to Native American artifacts. Culture-loving visitors will also enjoy the acclaimed Southeast Museum of Photography and the Museum of Arts & Sciences, which features everything from a Cuban art collection to a planetarium.

Among the best times of the year to visit Daytona Beach are during the Speedweeks racing events. The Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 events, also draw big crowds eager to see the action.

Find Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida, about 51 miles (82 kilometers) northeast of Orlando. Fly into Daytona Beach International Airport or ride buses from other major Florida cities. Buses and trolleys operate around the city.

Where to stay in Daytona Beach

Top hotels in Daytona Beach

The Shores Resort & Spa
The Shores Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2637 S Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL
The price is £118 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Located in Daytona Beach Shores, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district, 1 mi (1.7 km) from Oceans Golf Club, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,173 reviews)

"Very nice and right on the beach, nice grounds and a good value!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2020

The Shores Resort & Spa
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
4 out of 5
918 N Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL
The price is £122 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Located in East Daytona, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Beach at Daytona Beach and Daytona Beach Boardwalk. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,834 reviews)

"It was very clean and the staff was nice! I would definitely be staying here again!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
4 out of 5
100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is £91 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

With direct access to the beach, this Brush - Stewarts hotel is connected to a shopping centre, steps away from Ocean Center, Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Daytona ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,381 reviews)

"Love this hotel, it’s sooo big and clean! I always stay at Hilton hotel it’s a beautiful hotel."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach Resort
Daytona Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
2700 North Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is £84 per night from 27 Dec to 28 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Ortona Park aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Andy Romano Beachfront Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Boardwalk and ...

3.9/5Good! (2,599 reviews)

"3rd time staying at this hotel for this year and we love it. This will be our hotel that we always book in Daytona. Prices work perfect for our family."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

Daytona Beach Resort
Legacy Vacation Resorts Palm Coast
Legacy Vacation Resorts Palm Coast
3 out of 5
98 Palm Coast Resort Blvd, Palm Coast, FL
The price is £72 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

This family-friendly Palm Coast condominium resort is located in a state park, within 2 mi (3 km) of Palm Harbor Golf Club and Linear Park. Jungle Hut Park Beach ...

4.3/5Excellent! (783 reviews)
Perfect

"Clean and close to everything we needed."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

Legacy Vacation Resorts Palm Coast
Traders Inn Beach Club
Traders Inn Beach Club
2.5 out of 5
1355 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL
The price is £52 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Ormond Beach condo is within a 15-minute walk of Tom Renick Park and Al Weeks Sr. North Shore Park. Ormond Beach Beach and Michael ...

4.2/5Very Good! (82 reviews)

"The room was beautiful and very clean and conftable the pool was awesome . All the rooms are ocean view the hotel is ocean front. Check in was quick and front desk was very nice everything was ready upon arrival cant wait to return."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Traders Inn Beach Club
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Daytona Beach

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16 Mar 2020

Bike week, lots to see and do

5/5 - Excellent

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13 Dec 2019

It's a great area to visit. Very relaxing and laid back. Plenty of shopping. The best beaches ever. You can even take your car on the beach for a drive.

5/5 - Excellent

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5 Dec 2019

Got to drive for miles down a pristine beach for $20 where you can also park up and go for a wander. In early Dec it was chilly so that might have added to it being deserted but it also added to the experience.

5/5 - Excellent

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22 Oct 2019

We were there for just one reason, Biketoberfest which was excellent.

5/5 - Excellent

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2 Oct 2019

Fantastic beach hard rock hotel in a perfect spot for the beach but not for roaming round the street area

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Aug 2019

Beautiful place to visit.

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