Daytona Beach is known for rough party crowds and a beach scene that’s, for the most part, fallen into a lot of decay. However, the town offers a lot in the way of a sort of forgotten beach town charm. Home to the occasional convention and the few remaining nice hotels, it’s a good place to go for a weekend on the beach, enjoying cheap eats, cheap drinks and simple fun.
Grab breakfast just a block from the ocean at The Lucky Rooster, where you can choose from a variety of omelet and pancake options all under $10. They open at 7 a.m., perfect for when you need to get your early breakfast fix after a night out.
Spend the morning on the beach while it’s warm enough to go for a swim, but also before the Florida sun comes out in full force. You can rent beach chairs, umbrellas and bikes from any of the vendors on the stretch of beach for under $20.
While you may not be a racing fan, Daytona International Speedway still offers an interesting afternoon of exploration into a sport that’s practically a religion in the south. Check out the historic museum or drive up to 50 laps at 165 mph around the famous track with one of their multiple driving experiences. Tickets start at $17.
Peruse the touristy shops on the main drag and pick up a few souvenirs from the myriad of overpriced options. There are a few items that are mandatory to purchase when you visit Daytona, including a slightly cringe-worthy airbrushed t-shirt.
Grab dinner for under $10 at one of the shops on the boardwalk and pier. Most of the rides are only a few dollars each, so try out the slightly worse-for-wear rollercoaster or the brightly lit Ferris wheel. You can typically find drink specials on the boardwalk you wouldn’t normally find at a bar or restaurant off the beach, including a few things you swore you wouldn’t drink after college (dollar jello shots?). Make sure to stick around for the Saturday night fireworks through the summer.
Explore Eastern Europe and former Soviet-bloc countries with Freewheel Holidays self-guided cycling tours that allow you to see the region at your own pace while enjoying the great outdoors in Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Wales is often an overlooked country because it’s smaller than its neighbors and does not have as many popular landmarks and attractions to pull people in. However, the country is gorgeous and travelers who make the journey will be left breathless by the beauty of the landscape. It’s a green land with rolling hills and quaint towns. Wales is also home to many beautiful castles waiting to be visited.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
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