Daytona Beach Journals

A Day in Daytona

A March 2003 trip to Daytona Beach by teacher1

Daytona 500 Experience Photo, Daytona Beach, Florida More Photos
Quote: We spent a day in the Daytona area which included Daytona USA, Daytona Beach, and a great dinner at Deck Down Under.

Our Deck Down Under

Restaurant | "Deck Down Under"

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Great food and atmosphere. This is a very relaxing, laid-back restaurant. The grouper sandwich (4 pieces of fish w/ fries) was $5.99, grouper dinner (7 pieces of fish with coleslaw and hush puppies) was $8.99. Both were delicious. Our friends had shrimp and wished they would have had the fish. Tap beer was $1.75 and I would not recommend the margaritas. If you get lucky you can sit out on the deck and see a launch (we got to see a Delta IV rocket launch). A lot of locals hang out here to watch different launches. There is plenty of wildlife to watch from the deck including dolphins and pelicans-–there are also plenty of seagulls waiting for you to leave your plate unguarded. When you...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2003

Our Deck Down Under
78 Dunlawton Ave
Daytona Beach, Florida 32127
386-767-1881

Daytona 500 Experience

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "Daytona USA"

Daytona 500 Experience Photo, Daytona Beach, Florida
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$20 for the speedway tour and Motorsports attractions. Look for coupons in magazines before you go. When you first walk in there is a large area that celebrates the history of auto racing with memorabilia and lots of pictures and old racing cars. It was very interesting to see how racing in Daytona has emerged from racing on the beach to the current facility they use now. Being non-race fans, we learned a lot about the need for speed. In the main area you can volunteer to be part of a pit crew and change tires, play several X-Box racing games, see the winning car from the previous year, see some of the confiscated, illegal devices used to "help" drivers win races, and see a life-size model of th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2003

Daytona 500 Experience
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
(386) 947-6800

Daytona Beach

Attraction

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Daytona Beach was crowded since it was spring break. We drove onto the beach (it's free after 3pm or $5.00 before). Driving was slow, but good for cruising. A few cars were getting stuck because of the slow speeds. You also had to watch out for the college kids driving scooters-–not recommended for beach travel. Driving is allowed in designated areas only. Drivers must follow a 10 mph speed limit (not hard to do while we were there). There is a 1-mile zone around Main Street Pier for pedestrians only. This was a very safe place to be. No drinking is allowed on the beach and we did see some spring breakers in handcuffs (although we don't know why), but most people had drinks in cups or other containers...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2003

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