Skip Navigation

Daytona Beach

Travel Guide North America USA Southern United States Florida Central Florida Daytona Beach

edit

Introduction

Daytona Beach is a city along the northeastern coastline of Florida, USA. It is one of the few places in the world where driving on the beach is permitted and it is needless to say Daytona is considered the birthplace of speed. There are quite a few speed events during the year, but the most remarkable and prestigious one is undoubtedly the Daytona 500. But Daytona is not only beautiful beaches and speed events, there is also a good variety of hotels, resorts, parks and walkways along the waterways.

Top

edit

Events and Festivals

Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and the most prestigious one of them all. It is held on a Sunday during the second half of February and attracts over 150,000 visitors every year. Tickets vary from just about US$50 to hundreds of dollars for VIP tickets, usually sold in combination with tickets for other events or as a package for the whole weekend.

Top

edit

Weather

Daytona Beach's weather is humid subtropical with hot summers and relatively warm winters. Summers from late May to October are also wet and hurricanes can hit Daytona. December to April is the best season for a visit with generally mild to warm conditions but nights can be chilly as it is relatively far to the north in Florida.

Top

edit

Getting There

By Plane

Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) has some flights (mainly seasonal) to Charlotte and Atlanta.

Top

edit

Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Atlantic Ocean Palm3247 S. Atlantic Avenuehotel80
Motel 61614 North, US Hwy 1Hotel-

Top

edit

Keep Connected

Internet

There is a very small internet bar/cafe culture in the USA. Even then most of the internet bars/cafes tend be located in major urban centers. Accessible WiFi networks, however, are common. The most generally useful WiFi spots are in coffee shops, fast-food chains, and bookshops, but also restaurants and hotels more and more have a network to connect on. Some of them might require you to buy something and you might need a password too, especially in hotels.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The general emergency phone number is 911. The USA has a great landline phone system that is easy to use. The country code for the U.S. is +1. The rest of the telephone number consists of 10 digits: a 3-digit area code, and a 7-digit number. Any small grocery store or pharmacy has pre paid domestic or international phone cards. These phone cards are very cheap and offer good rates. The once ubiquitous pay phone is now much harder to find. Likely locations include in or near stores and restaurants, and near bus stops. The cellphone network in the states is slowly getting better but is still not as good when compared to other western countries. Cell phones tend to operate using different frequencies (850 MHz and 1900 MHz) from those used elsewhere in the world (2100 MHz). This used to prevent most foreign phones from working in America. Phones must be tri- or quad-band to work in the U.S. Fortunately, technology has meant that most phones should now be able to pick up one of the U.S. networks. Prepaid phones and top-up cards can be purchased at mobile phone boutiques and at many discount, electronics, office supply and convenience stores. A very basic handset with some credit can be had for under $40.

Post

The US Postal Service is a very good and well priced mail system. There are post offices in every small and large town for sending packages internationally or domestically. Although some might keep longer hours, most are open at least between 9:00am and 5:00pm. If wanting to send a letter or postcard it is best just to leave it in a blue mail box with the proper postage. First-class international airmail postcards and letters (up 28.5 grams) cost $1.10. There are also private postal services like FedEx, UPS, TNT and DHL, which might be better value sometimes and are generally very quick and reliable too.

Top

Quick Facts

[edit]

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.210815
  • Longitude: -81.022833

On Travellerspoint

Contributors

as well as OceanFl (4%)

Help contribute to this article to share the ad revenue.

Daytona Beach Travel Helpers

We don't currently have any Travel Helpers for Daytona Beach

This is version 15. Last edited at 11:30 on Jul 11, 13 by Utrecht. 2 articles link to this page.

Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, content of this article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License