Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is a principal city of Florida’s so-called “Fun Coast” (or “Surf Coast”) region, located just north of the state’s “Space Coast” (home to Kennedy Space Center), some 86 miles southeast of Jacksonville and 265 miles northwest of Miami. The city is historically known for its beach, where its hard-packed sand is able to allow motorized vehicles to drive on it, making it a mecca for  motorsports. The old Daytona Beach Road Course even hosted races here for over 50 years before being replaced in 1959 by the Daytona International Speedway. The city, now the home of NASCAR’s headquarters, also hosts the season-opening “Daytona 500” race in early February, as well as other popular racing events, such as: “Bike Week” in early March, the “Coke Zero Sugar 400” race in August, and “Biketoberfest” in late October.

  • Visited: 1991

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