The Daytona 500 2020 is without a doubt the biggest event of the year in not just Daytona Beach, but all of Volusia County. With over 250,000 fans visiting annually, it's not an understatement to say that the entire city in many ways lives and breathes around these races. Hotels, vacation rentals, car rentals, flights, restaurants and limo services often sell out, and getting last minute accommodations or services may prove tricky. With that in mind, you want to make sure to make your arrangements well in time, to really get the most out of your Daytona 500 Experience. In this article, we'll discuss some of the things to keep in mind, and the best way to plan your race week.
If you've never been to the Daytona 500 races before, the regulars will tell you that the best way to experience it is to plan ahead. Make sure to have your transportation there and back, your accommodation, and your tickets for the Speedway all set, because with a quarter million visitors, most businesses will sell out and won't have any last minute availability. So the number one tip is without a doubt to book everything in advance, that way you don't risk missing out on anything of the Daytona 500 Experience.
Now you might be thinking, so what do I need to book? Well, if you're not from the area, you'll first and foremost of course need to get here. Daytona Beach has a great airport (DAB) right next to the race track, and we here at Daytona Limo offer private airport transportation to and from there at great rates. If you're flying into a different airport, some of the nearby ones where we also pick up at are Sanford (SFB), Orlando International (MCO), and Jacksonville (JAX), as well as all private airfields, and other airports further away (for instance Tampa International Airport (TPA), Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), and Miami International (MIA). We offer highly competitive rates and local drivers that know the area well. All our car services are based upon availability, so we strongly recommend you to book early to guarantee your ride to and from the airport.
The next thing you'll need if you're from out of town is naturally going to be a place to stay. Do keep in mind that a lot of the hotels and vacation rentals sell out pretty far in advance, so don't wait until the last minute hoping for a better deal, because for dates like these, you're unfortunately much more likely to miss out instead. So to be certain to get the place you want, book early. One of the most important things during the Daytona 500 is of course the main race itself. While there are other races before, and plenty of other activities and events going on inside the track, the namesake 500 race is always on the Sunday of the race week, which this year happens to fall on February 16th. In order to get inside the track and enjoy the race, you'll of course need tickets for yourself and your group. There's a large variety of tickets and packages available, and you'll find all the details for them and also be able to buy them right here. The Daytona 500 races had sold out the past 3 years, so whatever you do, don't wait until the last minute, or the tickets may all be sold out, and you'll be stuck listening to the roaring engines from outside the tracks.
When it comes to the actual Daytona 500 Experience, the race itself and everything that it entails, the absolutely best way to really take in the race is to rent a limo or a car service to take you inside the race track. We here at Daytona Limo will pick you up at your hotel, your AirBnB, your home or condo, and drive you all the way inside the race track, park and wait while you enjoy the full Daytona 500 Experience. For more details on this, contact us here. Please note that for this experience, passengers are responsible for providing the parking passes for the vehicles entering the race track. Daytona Limo will not provide credentials for vehicles to enter the race track. When booking your Daytona 500 transportation, keep in mind that traffic can get hectic, and drive times may increase drastically, so in order to avoid disappointments, we recommend you plan your schedule accordingly, and allow for extra travel time between your locations.
Once the race is over and (hopefully) your favorite driver and car has won the 500, your Daytona Limo driver will take you wherever you wish to go. Daytona Beach always has quite a bit of evening and night time entertainment to offer, and especially during race week. Bars, restaurants and night clubs will all be bustling with people looking to celebrate and take in the special atmosphere that is the Daytona 500 Experience, so why not go out and enjoy the night, drink in that unique ocean air, and have a blast in great company. This part of the Sunshine State is known as the Fun Coast, and for good reason, there's always something fun happening here, and always someone to enjoy it with.
Those are some of our best and favorite tips from some locals and regular Daytona 500 racegoers, all in all, it all comes down to planning ahead and booking early. So don't wait any longer, to make the most out of your 2020 Daytona 500 Experience, book your limo service today, give us a call at 386-868-5151, contact us here for a group rate, or book online. Just remember, don't wait and risk loosing your favorite ride, book today!