Shiny cars and beach babes go together like hot fudge on three heaping scoops of your favorite ice cream. They’re guilty pleasures that go naturally with summer.
In Daytona Beach, Fla., it’s no secret that the locals are addicted to speed, the automotive kind. The Dayton International Speedway, home to NASCAR’s largest and wealthiest race, is one of many speedway parks in town, so when you’re here, it’s a given that you’ll be smelling burning rubber somewhere.
The lucky renter who nabs the pictured Ocean Walk Resort vacation rental will be spoiled with oceanfront views from the balcony, plus a peek at the band shell below. Conveniently situated by the Main Street Pier, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom property could be a solution for two groups traveling together. There’s one available on the 14th floor and another on the 18th floor, both with access to two heated pools, a gym, four outdoor pools (with lazy river and water slide) and two indoor pools, a golf swing simulator and more.
For moms and dads who wonder if they’ll get any couple time, an on-site activities director will keep the kids plenty occupied. Some past distractions have included ice cream socials, tie dye fun and kids karaoke.
If your schedule has some flexibility, it pays to book the last week of August, when the weekly rate dips from $1,750 between June 12 and Aug. 21 to $995 between Aug. 22 and Oct. 9. And while you may be tempted to wait until the last minute to creep in during the last lap to score that incredible deal, that time is now.
Delay your plans too long, and you’ll be missing that checkered flag.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.