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February
19

The world's largest motorcycle event, Daytona Bike Week, is just around the corner. Starting March 6, countless motorcyclists will fill Daytona Beach as they embark on a 10-day celebration featuring street festivals, concerts, motorcycle races, bike shows, and so much more. Between all the celebrating, you'll need somewhere to lay your head. If you're still looking for where to stay during Daytona Bike Week, check out these amazing vacation rentals.

719 S. Beach St. | Daytona Beach, FL 32114 | 1 Bed, 1 Bath

Located in the middle of a beautiful riverfront community, this one-bed, one-bath condo is perfect for couples! It's been completely renovated and comes fully furnished. Enjoy peace and quiet in the downtime from Bike Week in the blissful glass-enclosed lanai, where you'll have a magnificent view of the river below.

1 Oceans West, Unit 93B | Daytona Beach, FL 32118 | 1 Bed, 1 Bath

You'll love the beautiful furnishings throughout this spacious end unit, from the big, inviting bed to the elegant wooden dressers. That's just the beginning of the perks of renting this condo. Pool, sauna, gym, library, and tennis court access are all included!

4764 S. Atlantic, Unit 0290 | Ponce Inlet, FL 32127 | 2 Beds, 2 Baths

You'll only be a few minutes away from the excitement of Bike Week in this newly renovated three-story townhome. Beautiful beach views pour into this large unit, creating bright vibes. Granite countertops in the kitchen, comfy leather sofas in the living room, and a short walk to the beach seal the deal for this Ponce Inlet vacation rental.

143 Magnolia Loop | Port Orange, FL 32128 | 2 Beds, 2 Baths

Kick back for a slow ride and take it easy in this charming cottage situated in the tree-covered community of Summertrees in Port Orange. There's plenty of space to stretch out here, whether it's in the roomy living area or out on the screened-in porch enjoying your morning coffee. Note that one guest must be 55+ as this is a 55+ community, so you'll want a more seasoned rider to join you on this trip!

951 S. Lakewood Terrace | Port Orange, FL 32127 | 2 Beds, 2 Baths

Adorable certainly comes to mind when describing this compact Port Orange townhouse. It may not be quite as expansive as some of the other vacation rentals listed before it, but there's still a ton packed in here: two full baths, all appliances including washer and dryer, new tile, and new air conditioning as of a couple years ago.

929 Stonybrook Circle | Port Orange, FL 32127 | 2 Beds, 2 Baths

Add a touch of high-end modernity to your Bike Week stay when you book this completely renovated duplex. Brand new luxury furnishings and fixtures combine with new flooring, appliances, countertops, and bathrooms to create a truly posh living experience. Our list of available rentals is growing daily. Please contact us if you are in need of accommodations and we would love to assist.

January
9

The DAYTONA 500 may be stock car racing's Super Bowl, but just like that momentous football game, it only lasts a few hours. Luckily, Daytona is full of awesome things to do, great places to eat, and unique things to see. Here's our guide on the best things to do in Daytona Beach during DAYTONA 500 weekend.

The Race & More

The 2020 NASCAR® season kicks off in earnest this weekend with the 61st edition of "The Great American Race," the DAYTONA 500. On Sunday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m., the first green flag of the year will drop and dozens of racers will begin their campaign towards a championship. The DAYTONA 500 is more than just a race; it's a full-fledged event with tons of things to experience beyond the action on the track. True diehard fans will want to check out the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) Fanzone for a one-of-a-kind insider experience. Enjoy pre-race performances from major music stars, walk the grid as your favorite cars are rolled into position, be stage-side for driver introductions as they head to their vehicles, and so much more in the UNOH Fanzone.

Fuel Up

Just like the stock cars need pit stops before thundering into the 31-degree banked turns at Daytona International Speedway, you'll need to stop and put some fuel in the tank to keep going this weekend. There are plenty of unique restaurants throughout Daytona Beach ready to serve up some tasty grub. [caption id="attachment_108" align="alignnone" width="886"]what to do in Daytona Beach during DAYTONA 500 weekend Steve's Famous Diner[/caption] Start race day off right with a meaty omelet at Steve's Famous Diner or a titanic chocolate waffle from Starlite Diner. If that sounds too heavy, check out Vittoria's Italian Coffee & Pastry for a fresh-baked pastry and a hot cup of Joe. Countless chain restaurants offer options for lunch and dinner, but local favorites really stand out. Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Cue, Ocean Deck, Daytona Brickyard, and Rock Bottom have menus full of delicious sports bar fare while being conveniently located near the speedway. But when it comes to the perfect combination of speedway proximity and tasty food, it's hard to beat Houligan's Speedway. Locals rave about the sports bar's ribs and "Wally" wings, served up in your choice of 11 flavors. Chow down with a clear window view of the racetrack – so close you can probably hear the booming engines just down the street.

Pit Stops

NASCAR® fans will, naturally, find a lot to get their engines revving in Daytona Beach. Though they're unavailable during DAYTONA 500 weekend, Daytona International Speedway tours reopen the Monday following the race. Fans sticking around the next day can venture behind the scenes with one of the speedway's various tour packages and learn more about the most popular racetrack in the country. [caption id="attachment_109" align="alignnone" width="665"]what to do in Daytona Beach during DAYTONA 500 weekend Dale Earnhardt, Sr. | Photo: Allison B. via Tripadvisor[/caption] You can also pay your respects to one of the sport's late legends with a visit to the Dale Earnhardt Sr. statue. Located outside the speedway, the nine-foot tall, 1,200-pound statue stands as a lasting tribute to The Intimidator, one of the greatest and most respected NASCAR® drivers in the history of the sport. All this stuff is excellent, but wouldn't it be amazing to drive around the racetrack just like the pros? The Richard Petty Driving Experience allows you to make that dream come true. Several package options give you the opportunity of a lifetime: to hit the track in a real NASCAR® stock car and feel the weight and speed of the race for yourself. Once you've gotten your fill of racing action, there's still plenty of things to do in Daytona Beach. Head to the beach for some sun, experience dolphin and manatee stand-up paddle boarding, or visit One Daytona, the area's new epicenter for premier shopping, dining, and entertainment. Are you heading to the DAYTONA 500 this year? Let us know what you're looking forward to most in the comments!

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