Best known for the Daytona 500, Daytona has been the center of automobile racing since cars were first raced along the beach here in 1902. February is the biggest month for race enthusiasts, and there are weekly events at the International Speedway. During race weeks, bike weeks, spring-break periods, and summer holidays, expect extremely heavy traffic. On the mainland, near the inland waterway, several blocks of Beach Street have been "streetscaped," and shops and restaurants open onto an inviting, broad brick sidewalk.
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Get your heart pounding at the Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 Experience, an interactive motor sports attraction, is sure to please.
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A small fee lets you zoom over the hard-packed sand. The strip is crammed with food vendors, beachfront bars and lots of people.
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