Origianally posted on www.travel-daytona.com on 9-24-07
Special Events in Daytona Beach Florida
I love crowds !! I love the celebration !! I love the events !!
There is something so powerful about sitting among 500,000 Nascar fans who have come together for a purpose and are being thoroughly entertained. I am drawn to Daytona during the events….
I feel as if I am missing something is I am not there.
I try to attend at least one special event per year. We usually come down for the Daytona 500, but we have been known to sell our race tickets and come down for Bike Week. Tis’ awfully difficult to get away from work and BHB’s business for more than 1 week, and he just can not stand it if I come down by myself. The hours of whining that I must endure while he drones on about not being along makes me guilty and depressed until I hang up the phone…( get over it – OR – have a hard time getting over it….)
Daytona Beach is the most partying town that I have rode into…but, there are times that I pull into town to enjoy a relaxing, soothing calming vacation away from the busy-ness and crazy-ness of my world. I have business in Daytona so I have my finger on the pulse of the town…(I think..)
But, if I were a mom from Wisconsin driving to town in my family station wagon, with my 2 young tikes looking for a good place to build sand castles on the beach, I would run screaming if I saw the city invaded by 350,000 motorcycles overnight. This type of situation only creates stress and is not conducive to a relaxing quiet vacation week. A few questions about dates may be in order when you are planning your vacation to Daytona Beach.
Special Events in Daytona means :: parties, planned activities and good times (Good)
Special Events in Daytona also means ::
” Event Traffic
” Higher Nightly/Weekly Rates for Rooms and Condos
” Advanced Booking – Planning Required
” Difficulty in parking
” Crowds…noise…waiting and waiting and waiting
Here is a link to my website page that has the Daytona Beach Event Calendar.
Please refer to it for date planning.
The 2005 – 2009 dates for the::
” Rolex 24 Hour Race
” Daytona 500
” BikeWeek (Daytona 200)
” Spring Break
” Black College Reunion
” Daytona 400
” Turkey Run