If you’re coming to Daytona Beach, it’s likely for one of three reasons: a visit to the beach , a NASCAR race , or to show off your motorcycle during Bike Week . It would be great to be able to say there’s a clutch of undiscovered sights to appeal to visitors, but despite its international reputation as a tourist-friendly destination and what seems like an endless array of businesses geared toward separating travelers from their cash, one’s options are limited.
There’s definitely an abundance of bars and trinket shops, but not much in the way of cultural or outdoor exploits.
Daytona Beach is located at the intersection of I-4 and I-95, about 45 miles (45 minutes’ drive) northeast of Orlando  and about 58 miles (an hour) south of St. Augustine . The Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB, 700 Catalina Dr., Daytona Beach, 386/248-8069, www.flydaytonafirst.com ) is small and is only served by Delta and US Airways; for more options, Orlando International Airport (MCO, One Airport Blvd., Orlando, 407/825-2001, www.orlandoairports.net ) is served by major and minor U.S. and international carriers.
If you’re arriving by Amtrak, you’ll have to hop off the train in DeLand  and take a 20-minute bus ride to Daytona.