The gay population of Daytona might not be the biggest, but it’s certainly as spirited and high-energy as the cars that zip down the famous speedway, the landmark host of one of the biggest races in the game. Let the two exciting worlds meld at the Streamline, the gay bar and 1950s hotel where the NASCAR championship racing formula was invented. Move fast to keep up with the speed at which the nightlife changes; hot spots and activities update quickly, adding as much dynamism to your visit as sunshine.

Needless to say, that’s going to be a lot; the beaches are world-famous. As easy as it is to accelerate the excitement at Daytona, it’s just as simple to shift gears. The Cape Canaveral National Seashore is as relaxed as they come, with nudity permitted in clear view of the space shuttle and its launch pad. Nearby Apollo Beach, part of New Smyrna Beach, is another legal clothing-optional section. But if you prefer your bathing suit over your birthday suit, you’ve gone and opened up 23 miles of white, sandy options at Daytona Beach. Take the whole family to enjoy boardwalk classics like the Joyland Amusement Center, Mardi Gras Fun Center, Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop, arcade games, a Ferris wheel, Sand Blaster roller coaster, and go-karts. Need a finish line? Designate the Daytona Beach Pier as your end point, where fishing is permitted and free, a Sky Lift takes you beyond the “track,” and the Space Needle sets your vacation dreams soaring.

Good to Know

  • No designated gay scene, but generally inclusive
  • Gay venues are charming and scattered throughout the towns
  • Gay marriage legal since January 2015

Featured Resorts:

Ocean Breeze Club Hotel


Close your eyes, put your feet up, listen and relax as the ocean waters roll in. The Ocean Breeze Club Hotel of Daytona Beach boasts 206 beautifully appointed renovated rooms featuring a private balcony along with all the facilities and amenities one expects. At this tranquil hotel, you'll find all of the amenities needed for a delightful visit. Relax with a tropical drink by the heated, oceanfront out- door pool, dine in the restaurant, sip a refreshment at the bar, watch yo ...

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