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Daytona Beach travel guide

The World's Most Famous Beach

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You're Going to Love Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is one of America's favorite coastal destinations. Every year, over 9 million visitors head to the town's many attractions, seeking adrenaline rushes, sunshine, and family activities, and nobody leaves disappointed.

If you have any interest at all in NASCAR, Daytona is somewhere you just have to visit. Head to the Motorsports Hall of Fame before taking your seat in the bleachers for the Daytona 500 at the International Speedway.

If you don't have a burning passion for motorsports, Daytona Beach is also one of the finest beach resorts in the USA. There's enough beach space to accommodate millions of sunbathers, every kind of watersport you could imagine and a promenade packed with great bars and restaurants like the Oyster Pub and Caribbean Jack's.

Bundle in the fact that Daytona is within an hour of Universal Studios and Disneyworld, and you've got a superb family destination. So pack your beach towel and get ready for a treat during your next Florida getaway.

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When to Visit Daytona Beach

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When you go to Daytona depends on what you intend to see or do there. For instance, if you just want to watch NASCAR, visiting for the Speedweeks in February makes sense. For Spring Break parties, a visit in early March will be ideal. But for most families, avoiding the crowds with an April or May visit will work better. Summer can be humid and too hot for some visitors, but with water parks and the ocean on hand to cool off in, it can also be a great time to visit. Festive breaks at Christmas are another popular option, with regular sunshine and temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

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Where to Stay in Daytona Beach

Where you choose to stay in Daytona Beach depends on why you are visiting. If you are there for an event at the Speedway, hotels near the venue like the Best Western International Speedway or the Days Inn provide comfortable, convenient accommodation. However, if the beach is the main attraction, hotels like the Courtyard Daytona Beach or Harbor Beach Resort will be more suitable. They are all excellent, large family hotels, but for a more intimate vacation, you could try Coquina Inn B&B or River Lily Inn - both of which offer family-run lodging and excellent breakfasts.

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Shopping Streets

Daytona Beach is a great place to shop, and its retail scene is centered around a number of large malls. At Bellair Plaza, you'll find midrange stores like Publix and Walgreens. For a more upmarket retail experience, head to Riverfront Marketplace, which features independent stores like Carousel Antiques and Amaya's Boutique. However, for a more unusual shopping experience, head to the Daytona Beach Flea Market on Bellevue Ave, where you could find anything.

Groceries and Other

If you need to shop for groceries, Daytona has a large number of Publix supermarkets, along with Aldi, Winn-Dixie and a Walmart Supercenter, so finding food and drink shouldn't be a problem. However, grocery prices are relatively high, with a gallon of milk costing $4 and 12 eggs costing $2.70.

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Where to Eat in Daytona Beach

If you need to eat out in Daytona Beach, you'll always have plenty of choice as the whole world is represented. From the fine Indian dining at Neelam, to the Japanese delicacies at Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse, there are plenty of Asian cuisine options, but the real star in Daytona is Italian food. Restaurants like Rossellini's, Anna's Trattoria and Carrabas cook authentic meatballs, pizza and pasta, often featuring freshly caught Florida seafood.