Daytona Beach Boardwalk, Florida

Daytona Beach Boardwalk is a hub for beachside family entertainment with a carnival style atmosphere. It offers indoor and outdoor rides, arcade games, food, and gift shops.

Parking at Daytona Beach Boardwalk
There are several parking options when visiting Daytona Beach Boardwalk, including street parking and privately owned parking lots, ($10 and up for a full day of parking).

There is a privately owned parking lot on Ocean Ave.

The Peabody Auditorium Parking lot is on Wild Olive Avenue, near Main Street, and usually accepts cash and credit card.

Ocean Walk Parking Garage is a multi-level parking garage that provides a walking bridge across A1A to connecting Ocean Walk Shoppes.

Best and Worst Times to Go to Daytona Beach Boardwalk
Daytona Beach hosts many themed events throughout the year. Traffic can be especially heavy during Bike week, Race week and Biketoberfest each year. Dates are usually posted on the events page of the official website for the City of Daytona Beach.

Admission to Daytona Beach Boardwalk
Admission to the boardwalk is free.

Must See/Do at Daytona Beach Boardwalk
Concerts (usually free) and other community events take place at the north end of the boardwalk at Daytona Beach Bandshell. Both young and young at heart will enjoy the variety of rides and modern, as well as old-fashioned arcade games. Ride the Ferris wheel. Eat a slice of pizza or share a cotton candy treat from one of the Oceanside vendors. The south end of the boardwalk boasts the Daytona Beach Pier.

Other Places to Visit near Daytona Beach Boardwalk
If you park in the parking garage, you can take in Ocean Walk Shoppes on your way to the boardwalk. Restaurants include Johnny Rockets, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Coldstone Creamery and a movie theater. Adjacent to the parking garage is Daytona Lagoon. It features an arcade, go-karts, a climbing wall and a water park.

Insider tips for visitors to Daytona Beach Boardwalk
If you've ever wondered how timeshare sales people and others approaching you on the beach know that you're a tourist? One sure give-a-way is your sunburn. Apply and reapply sunscreen if you want to blend in with the locals.

Author's bio: Edie Schmidt is a freelance writer who lives and plays by the sea in Central Florida. She always wears sunscreen. Follow her blog.