When it’s time for you and your pet to put the homestead in the rearview mirror and enjoy some time together in the sun, sand, and surf, you want a place that will welcome your furry family member with open arms—or paws, as it were. The Atlantic coast of central Florida is an ideal spot to take your four-legged friends for a vacation and pet-friendly hotels in Daytona Beach put you right in the heart of all there is to do. The area may be best known for its spot in auto racing history when drivers would vie for supremacy on the hard-packed shores by the sea. But, there is more to do in Daytona than watch NASCAR combatants trade paint on the 2.5-mile superspeedway. You can exchange the white-knuckle adrenaline for a soft grip on a putter as you try to coax the ball into the hole on a championship golf course. Find a quiet dock on the back bay and drop a crab pot into the waters, read a chapter or two of your favorite author’s latest novel, then pull up the freshest dinner you’ll ever have. Or, you and Orville Redenbarker could simply stroll for hours between the dunes and the crashing waves.
Where is a good place to fish in Daytona Beach?
There are many great fishing spots in and around Daytona Beach, whether you are looking for freshwater fun or saltwater sport fishing. You can roll out of bed, grab your morning coffee, and cast a line right from the beach or from one of the city’s piers. If you want to get a little closer to your adversary, take a kayak out on the St. Johns River or one of the inland lagoons. The thrill of an epic battle of rod and reel versus a mantle-worthy trophy attracts many sportsmen and women to the area with deep-sea charter boat expeditions for tarpon, kingfish, and mahi mahi. Many local pet-friendly rentals in Daytona Beach—like the Shores Resort & Spa —offer money-saving deals for some of the better open-water fishing services.
How far is Daytona Speedway from the beach?
You are never too far from the water in Daytona. The speedway is located about 4 miles west of the beach, just over the Intercostal Waterway. You can spend the morning playing fetch on the sand with your pal, clean up at your dog-friendly hotel in Daytona Beach, then head over for a day at the track. Or you could make the hot rod haven home base and stay at Extended Stay America-Daytona Beach-International Speedway. That property puts you closer to the raceway, yet still within a short drive to the shops, restaurants, and watering holes downtown, as well as the fun and sun of the beach.
Wave the checkered flag on savings and let Travelocity help you book your Daytona Beach getaway. Not only will you and your scruffy companion be close to all there is to see and do in central Florida, you might just save enough so you and your canine friend can take a tour of the winner’s circle at the speedway. Be warned, though; he’s not going to settle for lazy Sunday afternoon drives after you get back from Daytona.