Ahhhh, Daytona Beach….
Synonymous with sand, surf, racing, motorcycles, ocean breezes, and warm tropical weather – Daytona Beach is the epitome of so much we look for in a Florida vacation, so it should be no surprise that this popular destination attracts thousands of visitors to its shores each year.
Let’s go through some of the irresistible attractions that make Daytona Beach so desirable:
Sand and Surf
With 23 miles of pristine coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, you can bet Daytona earned the right to be called “The World’s Most Famous Beach.” The list of adventures seems endless: fishing, boating, surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, parasailing, banana boats, eco-adventures, dolphin watching and, of course, sunning and relaxing on the beach with occasional splashes in the ocean waves.
During your beach trip, check out the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, featuring indoor and outdoor amusement rides, plus a classic arcade – great fun for the whole family! The Sunglow Fishing Pier, a Daytona staple since 1960, offers fantastic ocean views, phenomenal fishing and great eats at Crabby Joe’s restaurant. Make sure you also stop by and see the world-famous Bandshell, a scenic amphitheater located in Oceanfront Park, which can host 5,000 people for concerts and outdoor events!
Fast Cars, Motorcycle Heaven, and County Music!
The Daytona International Speedway famously hosts events for all things loud! Some of the most popular events include the DAYTONA 500, a time of year where fans lucky enough to attain tickets will flock to the area each February to experience the ride of their life at one of the most important and prestigious NASCAR races of the year.
The month of March brings motorcycle enthusiasts streaming in during Bike Week, an event celebrating a passion for bikes with a jam-packed week of exciting events. In May, motors are replaced with music during the Country 500, a mega-music festival bringing some of the biggest stars in country music to perform on the transformed infield of the famous racetrack over a span of three days and three nights.
Adventures in Nature
Opportunities to get out of the hubbub and get back to nature are closer than you’d imagine. De Leon Springs, where the native Mayaca people lived for at least 6000 years, is less than an hour away from Daytona Beach and is well worth the trip! This 625-acre park originally became a well-known spot for the reported fountain of youth, which brought in settlers wanting to take advantage of the health properties of the water. This wildlife area is popular with naturalists for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and birding.
The Ocala National Forest is another must-see, offering four separate wilderness areas located on more than 600 square miles and includes more than 600 lakes, rivers and springs. The area is prized for its crystalline waters, which stay at a constant temperature of 72 degrees, allowing year-round swimming, diving, and snorkeling. There is also a 66-mile segment of the Florida Scenic Trail with numerous trailheads, including access points in the Salt Springs and Juniper Springs recreation areas.
The Place to Stay
Located just minutes away from all the exciting main attractions that make this area such a popular vacation hot spot, you’ll find Daytona Beach RV Resort. Here, guests will discover an RV retreat like no other with over 230 full hookup RV sites large enough for any size rig; an ideal place that’s perfect for any occasion whether you’re hosting a large rally group or are traveling as a family. Laundry facilities and comfort stations are also available for your convenience.
Enjoy a great variety of amenities such as a full-size heated swimming pool and wading pool, shuffleboard, petanque and bocce ball courts, campfires, and a spacious clubhouse to keep you entertained during your stay. There are also numerous planned activities and events like community game nights, line dancing, bingo, happy hours, billiards, and karaoke!
At Daytona Beach, there are so many reasons to stay that you’ll never want to leave!