Sun-Kissed Days & Jam-Packed Nights

Championed as the #1 destination in Florida by the Travel Channel, Daytona Beach offers 23 miles of turquoise ocean waves and glistening white sands where sunbathers lounge, surfers ride, and restaurants set up their patios. At Hard Rock Hotel, let our area guide put you in the heart of this ballad-worthy setting. Standing near the famous Daytona 500 NASCAR race, neon-lit boardwalk rides, a rockin' nightlife scene, and some of this planet’s most gorgeous beaches, there are always plenty of things to do in Daytona Beach.

Florida Road Trips and Beyond

Hit the road with your whole band—even if you didn’t drive your Volkswagen van. Take the scenic route, try some local hotspots, and find new things to see along our palm-lined coast. Or dare to go further and explore other Florida cities like Tampa, Jacksonville, or Orlando, home to world-famous theme parks.

  • Daytona International Speedway – 5.7 miles
  • Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum – 12.6 miles
  • St. Augustine, FL: America’s Oldest City – 55.0 miles
  • Kennedy Space Center – 64.4 miles
  • Universal Studios Orlando – 67.3 miles
  • SeaWorld Orlando – 72.2 miles
  • Walt Disney World – 74.9 miles

Daytona Beach Annual Events

Start a new tradition and add us to your tour schedule every year. There's always some awesome happening in Daytona, and we're close to everything!

  • Rolex Race – January
  • Daytona 500 Race – February
  • Spring Break/Bike Week – March and April
  • Country 500 Concert – May
  • Daytona 400 Race – July
  • Biketober Fest – October
  • Thanksgiving Car Show – November

City Soundtracks ™

We’ve built an interactive Daytona Beach city guide just for you! This curated sampling of all things Daytona has the scoop on everything happening in the area, from lists of the best places to grub out like Steve’s Diner and Finn’s Beachside Pub to insider info on the latest events at the Daytona Speedway like Speedweeks. Let’s collab on the coolest spots to hang out and rev your engine in Daytona Beach!

Daytona Beach Area Guide