Daytona Beach: It’s Much More Than a Vacation Spot – It’s a Destination
July 23, 2010 | By: Anthony Todd
It’s an awfully big country for a biker and you couldn’t run out of places to visit if you tried. But if it’s a guaranteed successful vacation you seek, it would be hard to find any place in the contiguous United States more fun than Daytona Beach, Florida.
In fact, Daytona Beach is rated as one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the United States, offering more than 23 miles of white sandy beaches with options for great fishing, surfing and night life. But what Daytona’s really known for is its status as one of the only beaches in the world where you can drive your vehicle onto the sand. And if you’ve never done that, put it on your Bucket List as “things to do before I leave God’s good Earth.”
In addition to its beaches, Daytona offers an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. Some of the must see attractions include Daytona Lagoon Water Park, The Daytona 500 Experience, Ponce de Leon Lighthouse and Daytona’s very own Main Street .
Many motorcycle enthusiasts rightfully consider Daytona to be the motorcycle capital of the world. There’s “Bike Week” and “Biketoberfest,” each drawing around a half million visitors every year, with festivities that include motorcycle racing, concerts, parties and street festivals.
And if it’s the feel of the open road that is one of your priorities, the Daytona Beach area is a great jumping-off spot for hundreds of miles of ocean-view riding along the Atlantic coast. It’s true that Florida’s roads aren’t big on twisty curves or elevation changes, but they do have a year-round riding season and beautiful scenery. A favorite Daytona ride is “The Loop,” a 23-mile stretch of road where riders can get a close look of the beautiful ecosystems only Florida has to offer.
Destination Daytona is another reason why people call Daytona Beach the motorcycle capital of the world. Destination Dayton features more than 150 acres of amenities that are there for one reason: To entertain the motorcycle enthusiast. Some folks call Destination Daytona an adult amusement park for motorcycle riders. Located just off I-95 and US-1 in Ormond Beach, Destination Daytona features the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in the world. Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson features the Coca-Cola amphitheatre, restaurants, bars and an enormous vending area for Bike Week and Biketoberfest.
The good thing about planning a vacation to Daytona Beach is that there’s really no bad time of year to visit. So next time you’re in Florida or mapping out a road trip, think about Daytona Beach as your destination. Come stay where the water’s warm, the people are friendly and we ride year-round.