Much of the Daytona Beach...
Much of the Daytona Beach economy is based upon tourism. So please be as kind to our hospitality staff as they are to you. Keep in mind that most of our restaurant servers, bar tenders, and other service workers, make far below minimum wage. They are dependent on tips to make up the difference. A general rule of tipping is to tip at least 15% for average service, and up to 25% for exceptional service. With the exception of bars where $1/drink is the norm, and up to $5/drink (tip) for exceptional service. Extremes do happen, but they are seldom, so please be generous.
STILL AVAILABLE? I DON'T KNOW -- SORRY.
THIS HOTEL HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY HILTON -- I DON'T KNOW IF HILTON OFFERS SAME BREAKFAST DEAL.
If you don't stay at Adam's Mark Hotel, visit this hotel for buffet breakfast. It is served in a very elegant setting. Also, buffet choices are great: omelets and waffles made to order, a great selection of other typical Southern breakfast dishes -- sausage, grits, biscuits, eggs. Also, plenty of Continental breakfast items -- cereal, donuts, bagels, etc. Fresh (prepared on order) crispy waffles with whipped topping and strawberries. Yummy!
Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center was created in 1958 and NASA bought much of the land in 1962. In 1963 the site was named after President Kennedy shortly after his death.
I visited Kennedy Space Center in 1985, when it was still a relatively new facility and less than a year before the Challenger disaster.
Recently went to some races in Daytona Beach. I did not stay long, after only the initial entry races to the Daytona 500 I was fed up with the traffic, crowds, rednecks and smell of Budweiser. The track is awesome, the races are awesome, but my advice is to get a seat in one of the frontstretch towers if you want to enjoy the race.
"Daytona International Speedway"
This racetrack is awesome, the layout and granduer of it will impress you just as much as the history of it as displayed throughout the track and in Daytona USA, an interactive museum of its history. During the Daytona 500 Speedweeks, there are alot of fun event scheduled around this track.
I would advise this to be a one time experience unless you have seats that take you out of redneck central. I grew up in Virginia, went to plenty of races in VA and North Carolina, but WOW, the few that ruin others good times are plenty down here in Daytona. The track, drivers, and races are awesome, but a majority of the race fans are not my cup of tea.
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DAYTONA FROM A NON-TOURIST POINT OF VIEW. I'VE LIVED IN FLORIDA FOR 13 YEARS AND VISIT DAYTONA A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR (NON-TOURIST SEASON) JUST TO RELAX ON THE BEACH AND PEOPLE WATCH. HERE ARE A FEW PICS OF THE BOARDWALK AT DAYTONA, THEY JUST RECENTLY STOPPED DRIVING ON THE BEACH IN THIS AREA BUT THERE IS PLENTY OF BEACH LEFT TO DRIVE ON. JUST SOMETHING ABOUT CRUISING ON THE BEACH THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR SOMEPLACE SPECIAL. MAYBE WE'LL RUN INTO EACH OTHER THERE, TILL THEN BYE AND ENJOY THE SUN....