Daytona Beach is not just any coastal city in Florida. Reaching from the Atlantic Ocean into the Tiger Bay State Forest, it offers visitors the warmth of the sun, entertaining city life, and an escape into nature.
However, don’t forget the Daytona International Speedway, scene of the annual Daytona 500 NASCAR race. There really is no better way to explore this city than by picking up your rental car at the airport and start cruising to get your car fix on in this iconic city.
Daytona Beach is located by the ocean and the many rivers in the area make it a great destination for lovers of water sports. Go surfing, ride a jet ski, glide through the air while parasailing, or simply grab your scuba gear and plunge into the water. Whether you like it calm or want to get your blood pumping, Daytona Beach has just the water activity to suit your taste.
Those who’d rather experience nature with their feet firmly on the ground can drive out to the Tiger Bay State Forest for some hiking, cycling, or even horseback riding. Make sure to cruise down Atlantic Avenue when returning to the city center or make a little detour to take in the natural scenery along the Ormond Scenic Loop, a famous road that attracts road trippers and motorcycle riders from all over the world.
Seeking a real road thrill? The Richard Petty Driving experience gives fans the option to drive a NASCAR race car along the Daytona International Speedway. Another option would be to sit alongside a professional pilot for the ride. Both activities ensure a lot of fun.
Thanks to the many wide lanes, driving around Daytona Beach is easy. You can even take your rental car straight to the beach! Depending on the tidal conditions, cars are allowed at designated spots of the 23 miles long stretch of beaches, making it extra easy for people with disabilities to enjoy a day with their feet in the sand.
Overlooking the beach, the iconic boardwalk and pier are where you’ll find entertainment for young and old in the shape of a rollercoaster, go karts, arcade games, and more. This is also a good place to come in the evening as the boardwalk is lined with hotels, restaurants, and bars.
Another great place to go for dinner is Beach Street, where international restaurants alternate with quirky antique stores, trendy clothes shops, and attractions, such as the Halifax History Museum.
Renting a car is the only way to fully experience a race crazy place like Daytona Beach. Head out into the surrounding nature parks or drive straight onto the beach, with our vehicle options and budget friendly prices at Orbitz, you’ll surely find a car that fits your needs.