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Daytona Beach
Travel Guide

Daytona Beach featuring general coastal views and a beach

The ocean-front home of NASCAR is where to catch a ground-shaking race before cooling off in the surf.

Visit Daytona Beach for its world-famous, adrenaline-fueled action at the NASCAR International Speedway and then explore the many other attractions on offer. The area is home to an amusement pier and water park, museums, galleries and many outdoor and eco-adventures.

Kick off your stay at Daytona by watching sports cars, motorcycles and even trucks race around the track at breakneck speeds at the International Speedway. The speedway hosts the legendary Daytona 500 and dozens of other events throughout the year. Discover what it’s like inside a stock car, explore the garages and get onto the track during one of the tours available at the speedway. Most types of tours are run daily and last from 30 minutes to three hours. Book in advance for the VIP tour. Check the official website for details.

Hit the beach where motoring enthusiasts have been flocking since the early 20th century. The compacted sand made it a prime spot for early racing and land-speed record attempts. By the 1930s, stock cars were racing along the beach. The sport soon became popular, and races moved to the NASCAR International Speedway when it was constructed in the 1950s.

You can drive along designated parts of Daytona Beach during the day for a small fee.Be aware that you’ll be sharing the sand with pedestrians, bicyclists and wildlife, so speed limits are low.

Take a swim anywhere along the beach or sit back and relax on the car-free stretch. Dry off and go for a walk along the old-fashioned boardwalk. Kids will love the amusement pier and arcades. Stop at the Halifax Historical Museum or check out the Museum of Arts and Sciences. When it’s time to get wet again, head to Daytona Lagoon Water Park or book an aquatic adventure, from scuba diving to Jet Skiing.

Daytona Beach is a winning combination of race tracks, beach culture, adventures and history.

The Shores Resort & Spa
The Shores Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2637 S Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $168 per night from May 11 to May 11
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! (1,284 reviews)
"The pool and hot tub were relaxing."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $181 per night from May 11 to May 11
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! (1,967 reviews)
"Overall, great vacation. The hotel is very clean, the staff is fantastic, especially in the Sessions restaurant, the coffee shop & the attendants at the pool. Unitque towel dispensing system worked great! Restaurant staff were VERY friendly & on top of their game. Great service, great attitude. Room ..."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

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 CA $152 per night from May 13 to May 13
Located in Brush - Stewarts, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping center, just steps from Ocean Center, Daytona Beach Boardwalk, and Daytona Lagoon ...
3.9/5Good! (2,483 reviews)
"It wasn’t as clean as I remember but nice"

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

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.
Beach Quarters Daytona
Beach Quarters Daytona
3 out of 5
3711 S. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL
The price is CA $153 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 3
This Ocean View Halifax Estates aparthotel is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sunglow Pier, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ponce de Leon Lighthouse and Museum ...
2.9/5 (97 reviews)
"I liked that they had a pool in the back out looking the ocean. Also I liked that the Beach Quarters hotel had patios with every room."

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

Beach Quarters Daytona
The Maverick Resort
The Maverick Resort
3 out of 5
485 S Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach, FL
The price is CA $144 per night from May 11 to May 11
Nestled on the beach, this Bostroms Lower Ormond Beach condo resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fire House Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. Andy Romano Beachfront ...
4.2/5Very Good! (246 reviews)
"Every single room is oceanfront which was great. No masks required which I also liked. Bar and restaurant under construction so it will be even nicer when done. Pool is heated and property is clean. Front desk was nice. Will stay again and recommend."

Reviewed on Apr. 26, 2021

The Maverick Resort
Shoreline Suites & Cabana Cottages
Shoreline Suites & Cabana Cottages
2 out of 5
2435 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, FL
The price is CA $120 per night from May 10 to May 10
Nestled on the beach, this Daytona Beach Shores aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hawaiian Falls Mini Golf and Beach at Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Boardwalk ...
4.3/5Excellent! (264 reviews)
"Great beach access, an awesome pool, an a cute little cottage!!"

Reviewed on Apr. 30, 2021

Shoreline Suites & Cabana Cottages
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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4/5 - Good

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May 10, 2020

If it was not for the corona pandemic it would’ve been a much more enjoyable trip but that’s nobody’s fault Daytona did a wonderful job trying to make everybody safe

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 1, 2020

I loved this beach and haven’t been here since 2009 so it was great to be back. Although I noticed there are no vehicles parked on the beach anymore which was one of the things I used to love about Daytona. I don’t believe they do this anymore.

5/5 - Excellent

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Nov 23, 2019

The hotel pictures on the Internet look much better than the actual hotel. Says it has restaurant for lunch and diner but was only open 2 days a week.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jul 31, 2019

I love that you can pay $20 and drive down the beach. This was awesome

2/5 - Disappointing

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May 22, 2019

Felt unsafe

5/5 - Excellent

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Apr 25, 2019

The beach itself was beautiful. White, clean dusty sand. Didn't leave the resort other than to walk to the pier. It was lovely 

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