Daytona Beach long held the crown as best spring break destination in Florida. Sadly, over the years her crown has fell to other destinations, but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t still sparkle and shine, she just does in a different way. If you are looking for the ideal Florida beach getaway, or an exciting new adventure there is not a more perfect place than Daytona Beach. William Bailey Travel Reviews this unique and popular destination for travel with you.
Daytona Beach hasn’t changed much over time, as you will find with most Florida beach town destinations. You will find the main promenade is Main Street Pier, and this is surrounded by Ocean Walk Village. The area is chock full of t-shirt shops proudly displaying the fact that you had the chance to get away from it all. There are plenty of other shops to browse and a plethora of restaurants to grab a bite at, all with the pastel hued 70’s beach tones of the beachfront condos and resorts.
If you can plan a trip around the two musts in Daytona Beach, this is when this town really shines. Bike Week and Biketoberfest are adventures that should be on your bucket list. You don’t have to be a biker, or a bike bunny to sit back and enjoy what these events bring into town. You can don your leather though if it will make you feel more comfortable. Bike Week takes place the first full week of March, and lasts for 10 days. There is plenty of action to get in on, with concerts, parties, street festivals, and of course motorcycle racing. Bike Week originated in 1937, and now draws nearly half a million to Daytona Beach every single year.
Biketoberfest takes place in October. Held the weekend following Columbus Day, and lasting throughout the week, this annual event draws 125,000 motorcyclists. Besides all the fun in the sun Daytona Beach provides there are rallies, motorcycle shows, live music, and scenic rides for bikers to take as a loud and roaring group. There of course is plenty of nightlife to partake in as well at all the famous Main Street bars.
Daytona Beach might not be the crowning glory of the college kids Spring Break getaway, but she still shines. She just now shines with the glow of chrome as she is infiltrated with roar of exciting bike escapades.