Daytona, Florida

If you find yourself surrounded by Harley Davidsons on one side, NASCAR racers on another side, and a crazy horde of spring breakers on another, you just may be dreaming of a Daytona Beach. Known for its fast vehicles, fast women, and fast track to vacation mayhem, Daytona Beach is unique among seaside vacation spots.

Daytona Beach is a slice of heaven for men who dream of living on the road, or just spending a lot of time in the garage. It is the location of the Daytona International Speedway (home to the Daytona 500), NASCAR headquarters, and a world famous bike week.

But even if loud, fast engines aren’t your thing, Daytona has the full array of bars, restaurants, and clubs that make for an exciting spring break or cut-loose Bachelor Vacation at the beach. Enjoy all sorts of aquatic activities like jet skis, kayaking, parasailing, surfing the waves or even fishing.

If you think you can handle all this testosterone, (and the women it attracts!) Daytona Beach is worth a visit.

Our Top Picks!

  • Bahama House$$

    2001 S Atlantic Ave

    It's tough to beat the fact that in the Bahama House, every room has an ocean view. Between that and the daily complimentary happy hour and the outstanding customer service, the other hotels in town have a serious competitive disadvantage.

  • The Shores Resort & Spa$$$

    2637 S Atlantic Ave

    This Mediterranean-themed hotel includes a tiki bar on premises. You can enjoy happy hour at the Top of Daytona with sweeping beach views and then have dinner by the fire pits at Azure. Warning: the resort surcharges for parking and WiFi.

  • Ocean Walk Resort $$$

    300 N. Atlantic Ave.

    The Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort is a hotel right on the boardwalk. The hotel is chock full of activities for those that get sick of the beach, including hot tubs, a pool and even a lazy river. If you like the place, timeshares are available.

  • Dream Inn$$$

    3217 S Atlantic Ave

    This oceanfront hotel offers many different levels of rooms including a King Bed with a Jacuzzi or a 2-Bedroom Villa. The Dream Inn is also privately owned and offers something very few others in the area can: genuine Southern hospitality.

  • Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfron$$$

    100 N Atlantic Ave

    Located at a prime spot on the waterfront, the Hilton in Daytona Beach offers the usual level of amenities and service associated with its name. There's a pool and a spa and even a waterpark nearby. The friendly staff are ready to assist.

  • Homewood Suites$$$$

    1798 W International Speedway Blvd

    The Homewood Suites (owned by Hilton) is a good place to stay if your purpose in Daytona involves one of the races at the International Speedway. Located one block from the Midway, the friendly staff and amenities make staying here a treat.

  • The Plaza Ocean Club$$$

    640 N Atlantic Ave

    The Plaza Ocean Club is best known for its friendly customer service. The young, attentive staff seem eager to please. Amenities include a pool and a sundeck for the sun-worshippers. There is also the Atlantic Jack's restaurant on-site.

  • Daytona Beach Resort & Confere$$

    2700 N Atlantic Ave

    Besides being by the beach, the Daytona Beach Resort comes with four swimming pools and a sundeck. Always clean and with courteous staff, each room comes with a kitchen. Other amenities include Internet, a restaurant and a spa on premises.

  • Quality Inn Daytona Speedway$$

    2250 W International Speedway Blvd

    The Quality Inn is a good place to stay if the purpose of your visit revolves around one of the many car races rather than the beach. Loaded with amenities and with a friendly staff, it's a good place to relax before or after the race.

  • Hammock Beach Resort$$$$

    200 Ocean Crest Dr.

    Featuring upscale accommodations, a golf course, a full-service spa and gym, multiple restaurants, and a multi-level water and swim pavilion, The Hammock Beach Resort is committed to providing you with a world-class vacation experience.

  • 509 Lounge $$

    509 Seabreeze Blvd

    An upscale nightclub and bar located on the water, the 509 Lounge has a diverse range of customers from all age groups, loud music playing in the background and a variety of drink offerings. Did I mention the outdoor patio on the beach?

  • Robbie O'Connells Irish Pub $$

    550 Seabreeze Blvd

    Robbie O'Connells is a great bar if you want to meet locals in Daytona or just prefer a large selection of Irish Whiskey. Good selection, service and ambiance. Warning: the bar is smoker-friendly so don't go if you're sensitive to smoke.

  • Mai Tai Bar $$

    250 N Atlantic Ave

    Don't let the Ocean Walk Shoppes location of this bar fool you. It's a nice lounge atmosphere right on the beach with occasional live music playing in the background. The bar is new and clean (think tourist) and offers good drink specials.

  • Ocean Deck $$

    127 S Ocean Ave

    This bar and restaurant is right on the waterfront and offers good food and drink to all. Located next to the Mayan hotel, it features raggae music and a Caribbean atmosphere. There are nightly drink specials and special promotions.

  • Bank & Blues Club $$

    701 Main St

    Considering that the Bank & Blues Club is located on the 700 block of main street, the home of "Bike Week", it's safe to call this a party-lover's bar. Constantly celebrating various occasions, there always seems to be a live show going on.

  • Dirty Harry's Bar $

    705 Main St

    A sister bar of the Bank & Blue's, Dirty Harry's distinguishes itself from the other party bars on the street, this one is a little more carnal. Cold beers, bikinis and wet t-shirt contests make this bar ideal for the visiting hetero male.

  • Froggy's Saloon $

    800 Main St

    Froggy's is another bar that is busiest on Bike Week as it is located on Main Street. Good for visitors who want the Main Street bar experience. The bar is mostly outdoors and boasts such unique features as bartenders in bubble-wrap dress.

  • Oyster Pub $$

    555 Seabreeze Blvd

    For the sports fan in need of a good beer and burger, there is the Oyster bar. You can watch one of the 45 TVs (including one that is a whopping 133 inches) or enjoy music from the live DJs. Seafood, steaks and wings also available.

  • Wiseguys $

    415 Main Street

    Wiseguys is yet another bar on Main Street. You'd think Main Street would get sick of them. The bar boasts such happenings as Karaoke, happy hours and drink specials. Friday nights are Dress-To-Impress nights where women drink free.

  • Razzle's $$$

    611 Seabreeze Blvd

    More nightclub than bar, Razzle's is still enough bar to be included in this section. With over 15,000 feet of space, this bar has a huge dance floor, party atmosphere and nightly drink specials. Also, it's only steps away from the beach.

  • The Blue Grotto $$

    125 Basin St Ste 102

    This riverside bar/restaurant is decorated with an aquarium motif, with rock walls and blue lit bar, meant to evoke the famous Blue Grotto in Capri, Italy. The outdoor Dolphin Tiki overlooking Halifax Harbor features a great happy hour.

  • Ocean DeckSeafood$$

    127 S Ocean Ave

    Located on the beach near the Mayan hotel, this raucous bar includes a diverse crowd and excellent casual seafood (think fish tacos). The ground floor is more a bar than a restaurant and has an area to play beach volleyball. Fun for all!

  • Zen BistroThai$$

    112 Bay St

    The Zen Bistro is small, cosy and located away from the tourist crowd. Every thai dish you order packs a ton of flavor. Recommended specialties include the pumpkin curry, Tom Yum Goong Soup and Masaman. Food is served mild, medium or hot.

  • Crabby Joe's Deck & GrillSeafood$$

    3701 S Atlantic Ave

    The big selling point of Crabby Joe's is that it's actually on the ocean. You can watch sea life while eating their relatives. That combined with good food and excellent service makes this worth eating at. Early arrival is recommended.

  • The Cellar RestaurantItalian$$$

    220 Magnolia Ave

    The Cellar is located in a historic house with Tiffany-stained glass to give it a special ambiance. Excellent food and service plus a wine list would make you think you were eating a five-star meal. Reservations are strongly recommended.

  • Bonefish GrillSeafood$$

    814 S. Atlantic Avenue

    This chain restaurant is one of the best choices for seafood in Daytona. Courteous staff, quick service and good food go with the pleasant ambiance. Recommended dishes include the Bang Bang Shrimp, Chilean Sea Bass and the Creme Brulee.

  • Brickyard Lounge & GrillBarbeque$$

    747 W International Speedway Blvd

    Brickyard serves one of the best burgers in Daytona Beach. Located near the Speedway, it is a NASCAR fan's dream. On the outside, it looks like a dive. On this inside, it's a bar and casual restaurant with friendly service and good food.

  • Hyde Park Prime SteakhouseSteakhouse$$$$

    100 N Atlantic Ave

    This is a good place to go if you're looking for good steaks on the beach, although you will end up paying for the privilege. Located inside the Hilton, this part of a chain has good staff and great food for the distinguished steak-lover.

  • Gene's Steak HouseSteakhouse$$$

    3674 W International Speedway Blvd

    Located in an old style steak house that is easy to miss if you look at it only from the outside, this restaurants offers great steaks and good service. The walls are loaded with NASCAR memorabilia and family owned and operated since 1948.

  • Tia Cori's TacosMexican$

    214 N Beach St

    An excellent place to eat if you're hankering for Mexican food on the cheap. The tacos are the main attraction but other dishes like quesadillas deserve attention as well. Friendly staff, excellent location and low prices get crowds here.

  • Caribbean Jack's RestaurantAmerican$$

    721 Ballough Rd

    Caribbean Jack's is a waterside bar that boasts live entertainment. You can listen to various cover bands in the outside patio while enjoying gator bites and drinks. This hidden gem boasts good service and good food for any visitor.

  • Oceans Golf Club $$$

    2 Oceans West Blvd Ste 101

    Oceans is a good golf course if you prefer to walk the length of the green rather than take a cart (they don't have any). However, the beautiful waterfront view makes a nice walk. The course was designed by William W. Amick of the ASGCA.

  • The Club at Pelican Bay, South $$$

    550 Sea Duck Dr

    The Club at Pelican Bay offers some of the best golfing in the city. It's certainly among the most convenient, since it's minutes away from the Daytona International Speedway. After golfing, you can relax and eat at the Bay Pub and Grill.

  • The Club At Pelican Bay, North $$$$

    350 Pelican Bay Dr

    The Club at Pelican Bay offers some of the best golfing in the city. It's certainly among the most convenient, since it's minutes away from the Daytona International Speedway. After golfing, you can relax and eat at the Bay Pub and Grill.

  • Daytona Beach Golf Club, N $$$

    600 Wilder Blvd

    With friendly staff and good service, the Daytona Beach Golf Course makes it their mission to provide the best golfing experience possible. The course can accommodate groups of any size and provides such extras as a Pro Shop and golf range.

  • Daytona Beach Golf Club, South $$$

    600 Wilder Blvd

    With friendly staff and good service, the Daytona Beach Golf Course makes it their mission to provide the best golfing experience possible. The course can accommodate groups of any size and provides such extras as a Pro Shop and golf range.

  • Indigo Lakes Golf Club, Indigo $$$

    312 Indigo Dr

    Usually ranked among the Top 10 Golf Courses of Florida by GolfWeek Magazine, Indigo Lakes provides beautiful landscapes and challenging greens for all players. You can go with a large group or just a foursome. A friendly course overall.

  • LPGA International $$$$

    1000 Champions Dr

    Despite the word "Ladies" in the title, you can't get much more golf-official than the LPGA course. Golf Digest rates both the LPGA courses as four star. Includes such amenities as a restaurant and a pool if you need a rest after 18 holes.

  • Harbour Village Golf & Yacht $$$

    4622 Links Village Dr

    Off the beaten path for Daytona Beach, Harbour Village offers such additional amenities as tennis, pools and nearby beaches. Well-maintained grounds and friendly staff make it worth the extra travel. It's a vacation resort unto itself.

  • Cypress Head $$

    6231 Palm Vista St

    Designed by Arthur Hills, the course weaves its way through residential and natural landscapes including large woodland areas. Cypress Head offers some challenging holes that provide a nice golf escape when visiting the Daytona Beach area.

  • Oceans Golf Club $$

    2 Oceans West Blvd

    Oceans Golf Club is a Private club with public access. The walk-only course offers a great way to get some fresh air while playing in this William W. Amick, ASGCA designed course. Located just 4 miles from the center of Daytona Beach.

  • Shark Lounge $$

    730 E International Speedway Blvd,

    Located near the Speedway, this hole-in-the-wall club offers more than its initial looks would indicate. The large shark and fish tank on the stage gives it a unique theme. Friendly dancers and reasonably-priced drinks make it a good stop.

  • Diamond Dolls $$

    301 Madison Ave.

    Diamond Dolls gets publicity by not paying for any. Word-of-mouth gives it a sense of exclusivity. There is a modest cover charge but there is usually a big crowd for the quality dancers and relative cleanliness. A VIP room is available.

  • Molly Browns $$

    542 Seabreeze Blvd,

    Promoted as 'Daytona's only five star sports and entertainment club', Molly Browns delivers on the claim. While being a strip club, it also has four full bars and many plasma TVs. It is a conducive atmosphere for private parties as well.

  • Biggins $$$

    2324 S Atlantic Ave

    Biggins is more a strip club for the non-mainstream person but has its own charms. There are two pool tables to go with the full bar. The space is large and there is usually room to sit. Since there is no food served, smoking is permitted.

  • Soft Tails Saloon $$$

    2360 East International Speedway Blvd,

    Located in close proximity to both Daytona and Orlando, Soft Tails promotes itself as "a premier Upscale Ladies and Gentlemen's Club". The seats are plush and the place rocks with sound system music. VIP and Champagne Room are available.

  • Lollipops Gentlemens Club $$$$

    643 North Grandview Avenue

    While a little expensive, Lollipops can grab the attention of any racing fan with the large monitors and beautiful women around the room. The club knows its audience as there are promotions through the year for Bike Week, NASCAR and others.

  • Pin Ups Gentlemens Club $$$

    3705 N US-17

    Pin Ups is a club like no other. While not much to look at, there are drinks, music and of course beautiful dancers. Pool tables are provided for those who aren't into this sort of thing. Pin Ups also has special events through the year.

  • Rachel's Adult Entertainment $$$$

    401 State Rd 436

    While a bit of a trip from Daytona, this club may be the best of the bunch. It's a steakhouse where the waitresses serve you in underwear. A lunch buffet is also available. as are lapdances and such if you aren't too full from the food.

  • Daytona International Speedway $$

    1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.

    One of the centerpieces of Daytona and home of NASCAR and its many car races. Open to the public everyday for view of its 31-degree, high-banked turns along with a gift shop and video arcade (in which you can test your own racing skills).

  • Bike Week $$

    Daytona Beach

    Daytona Bike Week is one of the largest motorcycle events and rally held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida on the first full week of March. Approximately 500,000 people make their way to the rally area for the 10-day event.

  • Richard Petty Driving Experience $$

    1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.

    As if going to the Speedway and touring it wasn't enough, now you can ride along in one of the cars around the track at 150 mph in a 600 horsepower NASCAR stock car. No reservations required. Call ahead for dates and rates available.

  • Airboat & Gator Charters $$

    PO BOX 229303

    Take an airboat ride through many of Florida's beautiful lakes and rivers. You'll see plenty of wildlife such as alligators and wild hogs plus cypress swamps and lily-covered marsh. Tours are narrated by Pirate Joshua using Piratecom.

  • Skyline Parasail $$$

    3948 S. Peninsula Dr

    A unique way to view the Daytona Beach skyline. Parasail from a boat at a height and get as close to flying as a person can. No experience necessary and the boat team has a 100% safety record. Shuttle service available from many hotels.

  • Champions at LPGA International $$$

    1000 Champions Drive

    If you and your friends love to golf, there are few better courses that the one used for the LPGA Championship. Special events are held at the course throughout the year. Restaurant and full fitness center on premises. Call for rates.

  • Daytona 500 Experience $$

    1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.

    The Daytona 500 Experience inside the Speedway gives you the history and thrills of the Daytona 500. You can ride the tram, experience the stock car motion simulator or watch the NASCAR 3D IMAX movie that will put you in the driver's seat

  • Skydive DeLand $$$$

    1600 Fliteline Boulevard

    Experience the thrill of individual, tandem or group skydiving. Jump out of a plane with only a parachute between you and certain, gruesome death. Special jumps for first-time or experienced jumpers. Special events held through the year.

  • EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals & Tours $$$

    1637 N. U.S. Hwy 1

    Don't let Bike Week catch you without a bike. EagleRider is a national chain specializing in rentals of motorcycles, scooters and trikes. Daytona motorcycle guided and self-guided tours are also available from this location. Open 7 days.

  • Daytona Beach Golf Club $$$$

    600 Wilder Blvd.

    In existence since 1921, this course was originally designed by Donald Ross with the north extension designed by Lloyd Clifton and opened in 1997. Other amenities include a driving range and putting green. Call for additional information.