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Daytona International Speedway:

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  In 1959, the Daytona International Speedway was opened. It was built by William H. G. France, the founder of NASCAR. You’ll find it on Highway I 92.

  With a seating capacity of nearly 170,000 spectators, the Daytona International Speedway is the home of a variety of various annual race events, such as the NASCAR Series and the Daytona 200 Sport Bike races.

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Bike Week / Biketoberfest:

Bike Week

  Since 1937, Daytona Beach welcomes up to 600,000 bikers from all over the United States and the whole world during the Bike Week. Nearly 90 percent of them ride a Harley Davidson, the American bike.

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  It’s held every year - starting first week in march - for ten days. Every Bike Week comes along with a lot of ‘fun-events’, like: Wet T-shirt contests, pudding wrestling, coleslaw wrestling and much more.

Biketoberfest

  Biketoberfest was created in 1992. Approximately 75,000 to 100,000 bikers joining every year on a long october weekend for this second Daytona Beach bike meeting. This event includes motorcycle shows, activities at the International Speedway and much action of the crowds at the bars.

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Attractions around Daytona Beach:

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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

  The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is one of the tallest of its species in the United States and, with 175 feet in height, even the tallest in Florida. The lighthouse was erected in the year 1835 in Ponce Inlet, south of Daytona Beach. In 1998 it became a National Historic Landmark.

  The keeper’s dwellings and the lighthouse have been restored, and at present time it is open to the public. You’re welcome ...

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St. Augustine

  Pedro MenÚndez de AvilÚs, an admiral from Spain, founded St. Augustine in the year 1565. After hundreds of years full of fighting between Spain and England, St. Augustine finally was given to the United States in 1865 with Florida. You’ll find the oldest city of the U.S.A. 50 miles north of Daytona Beach. Today a lot of historical buildings give evidence of the eventful past, like the Cathedral-Basilika and the Castillo de San Marcos (built between 1672 and 1695).

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Walt Disney World Resort

  The Walt Disney World Resort is a complex of four different theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom), two water parks, and 23 hotels. Located near Orlando/Florida, opened its doors in the year 1971. One hour driving time from Daytona Beach - direction southwest - and you’ll be there.

Kennedy Space Center

 The Kennedy Space Center is the installation of the NASA that operates and manages America’s astronaut launch facilities. It’s located on Merritt Island, 60 miles south of Daytona Beach. The Visitor’s Complex presents a number of exhibits and displays. So let’s go, and get your ‘space experience’ today ...

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