Directions, Maps and Area Information

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Directions

From North
Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 261A, go east on International Speedway Boulevard (Highway 92 East toward Daytona Beach ). Take International Speedway to A1A (Atlantic Avenue) and turn right. The Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort is 3.5 miles on the left.

From South
Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 256, SR421 East, (SR421 will become Dunlawton Avenue) Take Dunlawton to A1A ( Atlantic Avenue) and turn left. The Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort is 2.5 miles on the right.

From West
Take Interstate 4 East. Merge onto I-95 N via the exit on the left toward Jacksonville, FL. Take I-95 to Exit 261, toward Daytona Beach. Take International Speedway (Hwy 92 E) to A1A (Atlantic Avenue) turn right. The Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort is 3.5 miles on the left.

Regional Map
Regional Map

 

Local Map
Local Map

Check out some of the Daytona Beach recreation activities. Water sports equipment, bicycles, beach buggies, and mopeds can be rented beachside at the Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort. Take a parasail ride high in the air over the Atlantic Ocean.

Golf

If golf is your passion, then you are in luck! The Hawaiian Inn is near several great Daytona Beach golf courses.

  • LPGA International (1000 Championship Drive) boasts two outstanding courses designed by Rees Jones and Arthur Hills.
  • Indigo Lake Golf Course (2620 W. International Speedway Blvd.) has flat fairways and large bunkered Bermuda greens.
  • Pelican Bay Country Club (550 Sea Duck Drive) is one of the area's favorites, with fast greens.

Fishing

Is fishing your game? Check out the local piers or maybe a fishing charter.

Main Street Fishing Pier
(FUN) 253-1212

Sun Glow Fishing Pier
3701 S Atlantic
(FUN) 756-4219

Other Activities

Check out all the activities available to you during your stay at the Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort in Daytona Beach, FL. The website listed below has ticket prices and information for every event and activity in Daytona Beach. Go ahead, plan your vacation and call Sand Castle Beach Rentals to reserve your unit today.

www.daytonabeachtickets.com

No matter how you love the beach and the island atmosphere of the Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort, there may come a time when you look around for something else to do. Daytona Beach has more to offer than sand. Below are just a few of the local attractions available to you.

Main Street Pier

There is so much to do at the Main Street Pier Ocean Walk. Try your luck at the arcades, test your driving skills at the mini go-cart track, or you can just take a stroll along the Daytona Beach boardwalk, one of the longest piers on the east coast. Catch musical entertainment acts, like reggae bands to pops-style band music, from April to December at Daytona Beach's unique oceanfront amphitheater. The bandshell is composed entirely of coquina rock quarried from the Atlantic Ocean in 1938. The bandshell is a location for a variety of free concerts.

The Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort is located just 2 miles away.

World Center of Racing Visitors Center/DAYTONA USA

Another great thing to do while in Daytona Beach is to visit the World Center of Racing Visitors Center in the NASCAR office complex at the east end of the speedway. Admission to the center is free. Entertaining 30-minute guided tram tours of the facility (garage area, pit road, and so on) departs from the visitor center and is well worth taking.

The visitor center houses a large souvenir shop and the phenomenally popular DAYTONA USA, a state-of-the-art interactive motor-sports entertainment attraction. Here you can learn about the history, and excitement of stock car, gokart, and motorcycle racing in Daytona.

Ponce de Leon Lighthouse

They say it's 203 steps (17 plus flights of stairs) to the top of the lighthouse. The beautifully restored distinctive red lighthouse dates back to the late 1800s. It's also one of the few that has all the original buildings intact. The Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station is a National Historic Landmark, and is built with of over 100 million bricks. Although the Coast Guard abandoned the lighthouse in 1970, the buildings and land were eventually deeded to the Town of Ponce Inlet and the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse Preservation Association. In 1982 a new beacon was installed and the lighthouse was returned to use -- a beacon of light shining over the water. In addition to the lighthouse, explore the houses where the lightkeepers lived, and how they lived. The Lens Museum houses Fresnel lenses - giant prisms that transformed the light from a kerosene lamp into a beam strong enough to be seen away at sea. The Light Station is open seven days a week.

Trolley Boat Tours

Yes, it's a vehicle (which looks like a trolley) that has been designed and built in Daytona to motor its way through the water at a stately 10 mph. The Trolley Boat tours depart from Ocean Walk looking much like a touring trolley. As it approaches the water, the pontoons are inflated, and in a couple of minutes ... it's a boat. On the trip the guide will point out the former home of Batiste, former President of Cuba, and describes his late 1800s art collection (which is on view at the Museum of Arts and Sciences), and the Butterfly House on Manatee Island, and other sights. After cruising the intercoastal, the boat crawls up on land, deflates the pontoons and goes on a driving tour of downtown historic Daytona.

Marine Center

Who could resist learning the stories of the creatures being healed in the Marine Center. There's Twiggy the Turtle, permanent guest. There's Bubbles, a green sea turtle, who had a chunk taken out by a shark. Then there is Frances named after the hurricane. This sea turtle ate so many crabs that they impacted in her intestine.

Turtles aren't the only wild creatures sheltered at the Marine Center. They opened a bird hospital in June 2004 and they already have over 200 birds with about 4 new ones arriving every day. It's the Mary Keller Bird Rehabilitation Facility. Tour guides are available to take you around and show you the infirmary (the hospital is off limits).

Museum of Arts and Sciences

This museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian, is the repository of quirky collections of the rich. Located on 90-acres in Tuscawilla, visitors can roam through the Frischer Sculpture Garden, investigate Cuban art (donated by Mrs. Marta Batista, General Batista's widow), and be amazed at the Root Family Museum collection that includes an authentic mid-1800s pharmacy complete with the original vials of medicines. The Root family also collected Coca-Cola memorabilia, racing memorabilia, train cars, quilts, stuffed 'teddy' bears, and more. Then, there's the gems and jewelry of the Levine Collection. There's early American art, Chinese art, a planetarium, and African cultural objects. Visitors get to spend a few hours poking through the treasures of the attics of the wealthy.

Perhaps the most exciting part is the 13-foot skeleton of a giant ground sloth discovered in 1975 only a few miles away. How old is it? About 130,000 years. Its formal name is Eremotherium laurilardi, but it's also known as the Giant Ground Sloth and it dates to the Pleistocene fossil site called the Daytona Bone Bed.

Dunlawton Plantation Sugar Mill Ruins and De Leon Springs State Park

Volusia and Flagler counties have history of settlements dating back to 1763. There are a total of eight historic sites open to the public. Some with extensive ruins of former sugar mills. These two have interesting quirks about them.

Sugar was the crop of choice in early Florida because of the rich soil, and sugar mills thrived. You can still see the remains of these mills at several state parks. Spring Gardens Plantation at DeLeon Springs State Park has some of these slowly disappearing pieces of history, and there's an information brochure describing the history of the site. You can also have breakfast at the Sugar Mill Restaurant, famous for their cook-your-own-pancakes breakfast on griddles actually set into the table.

The Dunlawton Sugar Mill also contains ruins from its previous existence, but it has quite a strange recent history. The original Dunlawton sugar mill ruins date back to 1846, however, it also has dinosaurs. Not real ones, large faux creatures from the 1950s when it was a theme park called Bongoland. Frankly, it's worth a trip just to visit a place that has ruins of a historic sugar mill, leftover dinosaurs, and is today a botanical garden. Who could resist?

Other Attractions

Also, just a short drive from Daytona Beach are:
Kennedy Space Center (www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy)
Walt Disney World, EPCOT, Disney/MGM (www.disneyworld.com)
SeaWorld (www.seaworld.com/seaworld/fla)
Universal Studios (themeparks.universalstudios.com/orlando/website)
Historic St. Augustine (www.oldcity.com)

There are so many things to do in Daytona Beach, Florida and the Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort is in the center of it all! The Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort is in the heart of Daytona's attractions.

The list below is only a sample of the many things to do in Daytona Beach.

Daytona 500

Daytona 500 is NASCAR's richest and most prestigious race. It features the best stock car drivers in the world such as Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Michael Waltrip, and 38 other NEXTEL Cup drivers. Don't miss the annual "Great American Race."

Bike Week

Join thousands of bikers for this annual event. There are hundreds of events for motorcycle enthusiast to enjoy. Bike Week now welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors annually and is enjoyed by locals and motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.

Pepsi 400

Enjoy the spectacle of nighttime racing at the "World Center of Racing" followed by a fireworks extravaganza. The Pepsi 400 is an Independence Day weekend tradition and fans won't want to miss it.

Biketoberfest

Join us at the Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort for Biketoberfest, a festival celebrating the joy of motorcycling. Activities include racing, rides, shows, concerts, and more./

 

With so many things to do in Daytona Beach, make sure you reserve your stay at the Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort early! Call Sand Castle Beach Rentals ( 352-359-0104 ) today!