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Racing for the Checkered Flag in Daytona Beach, Florida

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I’m really excited to interview my friend Clint Proctor of Wallet Wise Guy about Daytona Beach, Florida. The city has a long history of racing and motorcycles, but there’s so much more to see and do when traveling here. Clint says that the beaches are amazing and that he wears a jacket less than 30 days a year!

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The tacos at Tia Corri’s are delicious!

Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach is on the coast of Florida about 90 minutes northeast of Orlando. The weather is warm year-round and the beach is always a top attraction. However, there is so much more to do in Daytona. Daytona is known as the festival capital of Florida, with legendary events like Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Halifax Art Festival, and the Turkey Run. You can also catch a race at Daytona International Speedway or visit the Motorsports Hall of Fame.

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out, the local convention and visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Stop by Ritter’s Frozen Custard for a tasty treat

Best things to do in Daytona Beach

Best places to eat in Daytona Beach

Best places to stay in Daytona Beach

Here are the best places to stay in Daytona Beach.

Getting around Daytona Beach

The local airport is Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), which is only 4 miles to the beach and all of the fun of Daytona.

Clint says that you’ll want to rent a car during your visit. The public transportation isn’t as robust as he would like. Click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

If you don’t want to rent a car, Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.

If you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.

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Start your day right at C’s Waffles for an incredible breakfast

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Clint Proctor about Daytona Beach, Florida. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Green dots = best things to do in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Daytona Beach, Florida

Who is Clint Proctor?

Clint Proctor first became interested in personal finance as a high school senior when a speaker talked about the importance of saving for retirement. On, he loves to show families that staying out of debt while having fun today and saving for tomorrow is possible on a middle-class income. Many of his readers are in the under-30 crowd, but the lessons he shares are valuable for people of any age.

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Hanging with the kiddos on the beach at Ponce Inlet

Here are a few articles that he’s written:

As you can tell, his writing helps people use their money better and get more out of life.

You can connect with Clint Proctor at his website and on Twitter or Facebook.

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