Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Cotton Candy, Carnival Rides, and Race CarsDaytona Beach's pier and retro boardwalk offer old-fashioned seaside amusements. Drop some quarters in the arcade and sample saltwater taffy. For a bird’s-eye view of the ocean, go for a whirl on the beachside Ferris wheel. Ocean Walk Village and the band shell provide shopping, dining, and entertainment. Daytona Beach is one of the few beaches where you can drive your car and park on the sand. Speaking of cars, nearby is the renowned Daytona International Speedway. February's headlining NASCAR racing event is the Daytona 500, preceded by speed weeks with car shows and "meet the driver" events. Festivities continue to rev up in March with Daytona Bike Week.