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Daytona BeachUnited States of America

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.

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 CA $155 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

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 Nov. 28, 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 CA $142 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

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 Nov. 24, 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 CA $112 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

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 Nov. 23, 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.

Vacation 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 CA $109 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28

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 Nov. 30, 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 CA $103 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

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 Oct. 28, 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 CA $78 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

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! (81 reviews)
clean abs quiet

"Very well kept and clean. All ocean front rooms located on a strand of beach that does not allow car traffic. Friendly staff. The only issue would be nobody at the front desk after 10 PM. I had an issue which I needed security for and did not have anybody to get a hold of."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 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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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

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

Verified traveller

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

Verified traveller

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

Verified traveller

Jul 31, 2019

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

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

May 22, 2019

Felt unsafe

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

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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