Sun Splash Park in Daytona Beach FL

Free parking just a block down from the Boardwalk. Closed 11 PM to 5 AM so can do a day-camp here. Sits on elevated bluff so fantastic view of cars on beach and Atlantic Ocean beyond.. Showers, grills and tables for picnics and cleaning up, play area for kids also.

Community center and lifeguard headquarters on one side, clean restrooms on other. Bus stop in front of park if you’d rather ride along the Boardwalk.

Daytona Beach Boardwalk

Bad timing when I visited on a Saturday recently, cloudy stormy day. Was only able to walk around for an hour before the cold rain arrived. Even in bad weather people could not resist the driving on the beach experience. Visions of getting stuck kept me away. Several waterfront dining venues along the long boardwalk, will try that under the stars by the gigantic ferris wheel next time.

Another preserved Vintage Florida venue that has thankfully thrived, not to be missed.

Love’s Truck Stop 1657 N US Hwy 1 Ormond Beach FL

Brief gas stop here recently on a chilly spring morning, pleasant friendly cashier. Terrific overnighting location for RVs and van-dwellers. There’s an Arby’s on site plus lots of other food and supplies. Clean bathroom a big plus.

Right off the I-4 and US One junction, hotels and fast-food either side of junction. Ideal for anyone going to Daytona or St Augustine.