Racers, start your engines! The Daytona Coke Zero 400 is coming to Florida this summer for the weekend of July 6. The Fourth of July festivities will be extended through the weekend with patriotic activities on the speedway while you root for your favorite racers as they compete. Though the race will be held out in Daytona, not many people realize the benefits of staying in Orlando if you’re in town for the races. Read on to find out why staying a little farther from the fun might be a better move.
Availability and Price
Since the race is taking place in Daytona, lodging in the coastal town will be both scarce and expensive. By staying in Orlando, not only do you guarantee yourself a room, you could be saving money. Because of its proximity the state’s major highways, Orlando is the perfect place to stay if Daytona is your day’s destination. Be sure to leave early if you want to take advantage of the races, though, as traffic on the Beachline can be a little dense by mid-morning.
While the Daytona Coke Zero 400 is an exciting attraction in and of itself, staying in Orlando allows you to enjoy even more of what Florida has to offer. Being in Central Florida means the state is your oyster. You’ll have easy access to both coasts for some fun in the sun, plenty of shopping and dining to choose from, and of course our world-famous theme parks. If you find yourself home early from the races, don’t hesitate to stop by and catch a firework display at either Hogwarts or Cinderella’s Castle. The theme parks tend to see a drop in attendance when the sun starts to set, so take advantage of the shorter lines and lesser crowds.
Distance from the Airport
When your race weekend comes to an end, there is a high chance you will be exhausted from the heat and the excitement. With that taken into consideration, distance from the airport becomes an important factor. By staying in Orlando, you will have a quicker trip to the Orlando International Airport than driving from Daytona. Whether it adds peace of mind or saves you if you accidentally oversleep, a shorter commute to your flight home is definitely a win.
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