Racing Toward Daytona!
Daytona Beach, site of November’s Good Sam Rally, may be located in the southeast corner of the United States, but it certainly is not isolated. In fact, it’s a great gateway to a number of Florida destinations and attractions, particularly for those interested in RVing in the Sunshine State.
Practically everyone is familiar with Florida’s top travel destination – Disney World, located only a short drive from Daytona. And along with the happy atmosphere of the Magic Kingdom, there are a number of other popular amusement attractions in the Orlando area including Universal Studios, MGM and SeaWorld.
Just north of Daytona is St. Augustine, this nation’s oldest city. Established 42 years before the English colonized Jamestown and 55 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, St. Augustine offers everything from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum to the legendary Fountain of Youth. And a couple of hours drive inland from the Rally site is the Ocala horse country area where horses frolic on beautiful green grass beneath shady mossy oak trees.
Heading further south, there’s cutting-edge Miami with perfect weather, award-winning beaches and sizzling nightlife. Rally goers may even choose to venture further by crossing the Overseas Highway to the Florida Keys, a unique chain of islands, each reflecting a diverse personality.
And for those who venture west from Daytona, there are the white sand beaches of Tampa Bay, accompanied by the gentle surf from the Gulf of Mexico.
Between Rally activities, there’s also plenty to do in Daytona with 23 miles of sandy beach stretching along the Atlantic coast. The famous boardwalk has reopened with amusement park rides, and it’s still possible to drive your car on the beach!
Camping opportunities of all types abound in Florida, from an incredible state park system to primitive camping to some of this country’s most luxurious RV resorts. Check the Good Sam Trailer Life Campground Directory for more details.
And of course, the main reason for members to visit the Sunshine State is to enjoy the Good Sam Rally, presented by DISH, November 2 through 4, taking place at the world famous Daytona International Speedway. In addition to the top quality seminars, the variety of RVs on display and the huge trade show, this Rally’s entertainment features country superstar Reba McEntire and American Idol’s Katharine McPhee. Rally guests will be parked right at the Daytona International Speedway with all the activities taking place in the infield. Early Bird Discount prices have just been extended through September 10, 2012, so there’s still time to enjoy the Rally, take advantage of the discount pricing and also create your own RV memories by traveling through the beautiful state we know as Florida.
For more information about the 2012 Rally in Daytona Beach, visit therally.com or call 1-800-701-1399.