Navigating the US: Getting Around in Daytona Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida. It is known for its hard-packed sand, its love of motorsports—particularly NASCAR—and as one of the country’s favorite vacation spots during Spring Break.
Recommended Modes of Transportation
The best way to get around Daytona Beach is by car. The major roads are wide and easy to drive on, with signs pointing to all of the areas you want to know about. Alternatively, you could come by motorcycle, especially if coming for a motorcycle rally.
Major Highways and Roadways to Know
I-95 (north-south) and I-4 (east-west) are the major interstates that will get you in, out, and around Daytona Beach. There’s also U.S. Highway 1 (north-south) and A1A (north-south), a scenic route along the beach.
Alternative Ways of Seeing the City
Another easy way to get around is via the VOTRAN bus service, which connects to the Daytona Beach International Airport. It runs along Atlantic Avenue, offering views of the beach, and travels to most sites and places of interests. It’s also handicap-friendly.
Best Places to Park
There are approximately 1,000 parking spaces at several locations adjacent to the beaches in Daytona Beach. Some of the most notable include Bicentennial Park, Ora Street and Revilo Avenue parks, and Richard Lanes and Simpson Street parks. You can also park on the beach east of the conservation zone.
Airports and Car Rentals
The biggest airport is the Daytona Beach International Airport, which serves Delta Air Lines and US Airways. There’s also the Orlando International, the Jacksonville International, and the Orlando-Sanford International. All major car rental companies are located in or near the Daytona Beach International Airport.
Hotels and Attractions
Daytona Beach is known best for its motorsports and second-best for its beaches. As such, lodging in Daytona Beach is divided into three general areas: Speedway, Beachside, and US-1. If you’re in town for motorsports, you’ll want the hotels located on International Speedway Boulevard. If for the beach, you’ll want those on Atlantic Avenue. If you want to dabble in a bit of both, the hotels on US-1 are a good choice.
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