More than eight million people flock to Daytona Beach each year. One reason is that within 75 miles of Daytona Beach are a number of attractions including: Walt Disney World (74 miles); Sea World Florida (66 miles) Universal Studios Florida (62 miles); the city of St. Augustine (53 miles); Kennedy Space Center (51 miles); Deltona (29 miles); DeLand (21 miles) New Smyrna Beach (15 miles); and Ormond Beach (seven miles).
The beaches are a major attraction of Daytona Beach, with more than 23 miles of shoreline available for visitors’ fun in the sun and 11 parks. Sun-worshippers can walk or even drive onto the beach, so long as the tidal conditions don’t prohibit it. Another time when driving on the beach is limited is when the endangered green sea turtles come to Daytona Beach to lay their eggs. That is from mid-May through October.
If you’re heading to Daytona Beach for this kind of fun in the sun, consider checking out some Daytona Beach rentals to enhance your fun factor. You can rent jet skis, kayaks, sailboats and other water equipment that will make your trip memorable for years to come. For a list of Daytona Beach rental companies, visit www.daytonabeach.com and click on “What to See & Do,” then on “Attractions and Activities,” then finally on “Water Activities.”
Other entertainment options in Daytona Beach include boat tours, parasailing, ballooning and deep sea fishing. If you bring the kids along (and who wouldn’t bring the kids along to family-friendly Daytona Beach?) they can spend some time racing go-karts or playing laser tag after a long day on the beach.
Motor heads will absolutely love Daytona Beach for all the race tracks in the area as well as the racing museums. Visit the Atlantic Race Park or the Birthplace of Speed Park. Or, go big time at the Daytona International Speedway, where you can see NASCAR, IROC, AMA and sports car races. There’s even a Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum in nearby Holly Hill. Yes, grease monkeys can surely get their automobile fix in Daytona Beach.
Upcoming events in Daytona Beach include: Biketoberfest®, which is to be held October 19-22, 2006; the Turkey Run 2006, which is to be held November 22-26, 2006 (during the Thanksgiving holiday, of course); and Speedweeks 2007, which is to be February 3-18, 2007. If any of these special events raise your interest in visiting Daytona Beach, be sure to book your reservations today. Four airports serve the Daytona Beach are: Daytona Beach International Airport; Orlando International Airport; Orlando Sanford Airport; and the Jacksonville International Airport. So come on down to Daytona Beach. There is plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of Florida.