Here's info about driving & flying to Daytona Beach, getting around once you're here,
plus driving on the beach & tides. Scroll down further to see an area map.
| Driving to Daytona Beach
Driving to the Daytona Beach area is easy, as two of the state's major interstates intersect here - Interstate 95, which runs north and south and Interstate 4, which comes in from the west and southwest (Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, etc.). Other major roads leading into the area are U.S. Highway 1 from the north & south; U.S. Highway 92 from the west; State Route 40 from the west which connects directly to Interstate 75 in Ocala; and scenic Highway A1A along the Atlantic coastline.
|From Ft. Lauderdale/Miami: |
From Miami or Ft. Lauderdale take Interstate 95, North. Take exit numbers 256 through 273. Go east toward cruise venues, riverfront and beachside locations.
|Ft. Lauderdale - Daytona Beach ||230 miles |
|Miami - Daytona Beach ||254 miles |
|From Savannah and Jacksonville: |
Take Interstate 95, South. At exit number 261A, take U.S. 92 east toward cruise venues, riverfront and beachside locations.
|Jacksonville - Daytona Beach ||93 miles |
|Savannah - Daytona Beach ||234 miles |
Flying to Daytona Beach
|From Tampa and Orlando: |
Take Interstate 4 from Tampa or Orlando heading east. Take exit number 132A and go north on Interstate 95. At exit number 261A, take U.S. 92 east toward cruise venues, riverfront and beachside locations.
|Orlando - Daytona Beach ||54 miles |
|Tampa - Daytona Beach ||139 miles |
You may want to take advantage of direct flights to Daytona Beach International Airport from Atlanta, via Delta daily. There are also non-stop daily roundtrip flights from Charlotte NC to Daytona Beach via US Airways. Visit www.flydaytonafirst.com
for details. Daytona Beach International Airport is situated immediately south of Daytona International Speedway and is accessed from U.S. 92 or Williamson Blvd. via Midway Blvd.Getting Around Once You're in Daytona Beach
Once you've arrived in Daytona Beach, there are many convenient ways to get around. See http://daytonabeach.com/transportation.cfm/mode/townTrailer Parking
Complimentary Trailer Parking for Guests at El Caribe Resort & Conference Center: If you're trailering your special vehicle to the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise and you need a place to park your trailer and towing vehicle, be aware that the El Caribe at 2125 S. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach offers complimentary trailer & support vehicle parking for its guests.You can reach the El Caribe at 386-252-1558 or 800-445-9889.Free Trailer Parking in downtown Daytona Beach adjacent to Armed Forces Reserve Center: The location that was used for free trailer parking the past few years is no longer available. Fortunately, an outstanding alternative location has been arranged for free trailer parking in downtown Daytona Beach adjacent to the Armed Forces Reserve Center. This is just across Basin Street from Blue Grotto, our terrific Sunday gathering location. The exact address of the Armed Forces Reserve Center site is 231 Basin Street. You'll be parking on grass. Please do not park on pavement and do not park in any areas used by boaters for their personal vehicles or for boat trailers. Also, do not park in areas by the circular driveway closest to the brick building that houses the Armed Forces Reserve Center. Click on the links below to see aerial photos showing where parking for trailers and towing vehicles will be available. Click Here for
Wide Angle Aerial Photo Showing Site for Free Trailer Parking Click Here for
Zoomed-in Aerial Photo Showing Site for Free Trailer ParkingParking at the Armed Forces Reserve Center location is free, but you need to call Rick D'Louhy, Event Director, 386-672-1861 and provide a description of your support vehicle and trailer, including license numbers, and provide your contact information (name, address & cell phone number) and how long you anticipate parking at this location. Security is not provided at this Armed Forces Reserve Center site. Parking here is at your own risk. Please be courteous of others and try not to block anyone. There's plenty of space for everyone. You cannot stay in your vehicle overnight at the Armed Forces Reserve Center site. If your tow vehicle is a motorhome, you'll need to go to an alternate location such as KOA. Their two area campgrounds are noted on the Recommended Hotel List accessed from the Where to Stay page of this web site.Beach Driving & Tides
If you wish to experience driving on the sands of the World's Most Famous Beach, please be advised that during the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise, the beach will be open to vehicles from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. There is a $5 per day per vehicle user fee to drive on the beach charged by the VolusiaCounty government. For more information, visit http://volusia.org/beach/ . During the three days of the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise, tides on the beach will be as follows: Fri. Oct. 21 - High at 2:54 am, Low at 9:15 am, High at 3:26 pm, Low at 9:53 pm; Sat. Oct 22 - High at 3:58 am, Low at 10:18 am, High at 4:28 pm, Low at 10:48 pm; Sun. Oct 23 - High at 5:02 am, Low at 11:19 am, High at 5:28 pm, Low at 11:42 pm, For more information about beach driving in the Daytona Beach area during this event, click on the following links. The first includes a table showing times of tides, sunset, etc. The second includes a map showing beach ramp locations.drivingonthesandsofthedaytonabeachareathe4thweekendofoct2012.pdf