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Spring break 2023 opens in Daytona, Florida with college students and families

6 Park News | 3/18/21 | Thousands of visitors, a mix of college students and families with young children, lined the wide, sandy beach between Bandshell and Main Street Pier. Amidst a sea of ​​blue and yellow beach umbrellas, there were volleyball games, soccer balls, frisbees and music in the air.


Florida's spring break destinations face staffing shortages

WOFL | 3/11/22 | In Daytona Beach, spring break crowds are finding restaurants and hotels are operating at 50% staffing levels.



Daytona Beach 2023 Events

Spring Break 2023 Party Card Schedule

Bike Week - Mar 4th - 13th

If you are headed to Daytona Beach, Daytona Bike Week 2023" this year takes place from Mar 6th - 15th. Daytona is packed all week until people head home on Sunday.

Daytona_Main_Street during BikeWeek

There are plenty of rooms from Mar 13th until Easter Vacation which starts on Good Friday April 15th.

Spring Break 2023 in Daytona Beach

Today Daytona Beach, is still a part of the "Spring Break Tradition", but you need to make sure you stay in the right beach location.

Daily events during Spring Break 2023 are normally found at the hotels where booking is provided by tour operators or near the Bandshell located at the end of the boardwalk.

With the new Hard Rock Hotel opening, there may be more events happening south of the Boardwalk ~2023.

Activities each year include about a half a dozen concerts mid-March located at the Bandshell or at local bars.

There are generally some daytime activities like giveaways and contests by corporate sponsors. There are also scheduled Spring Break parties at several of the nightclubs.

If you are up for making day trips, Daytona, is close to Disney World, Seaworld and Universal. Daytona also has the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA), a local attraction celebrating the history of NASCAR and is included in the Daytona International Speedway track tour. You can also make a short trip (65 miles) to the the Kennedy Space Center just down the road.

Travel packages are offered by several tour operators. Some even offer bus service directly from campus for large groups. Many of the hotels are also booking directly, so do your best to get a competitive price. Remember, that traffic will be a *&#*&^* , so check the location of the hotel you are evaluating to the clubs and the boardwalk.

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If you are looking for a Spring Break with a mix of beach and world class tourist attractions, Daytona Beach is the place.

Daytona's SB History

As Spring Break in Ft Lauderdale, began to attact national attention because of the 1960 movie classic "Where the Boys Are" the city of Daytona Beach decided to get its fair $hare of this new form of tourism.

The city fathers may have been mislead by the wholesome behavior of the actors in the film. College students are not required to meet the guidelines of behavior dictated by the Hayes Commission or the MPAA's Guidelines for film ratings. Despite the stories of bozing and sex and the hassles created for beachside residents, the economic impact of Spring Break made it an important event for the city.

In the early 80's, MTV made its first trip to Spring Break in Daytona. By the mid '80s Daytona had become the "Capital of Spring Break", with over 500,000 students visiting the city and tripling the population each March. Law enforcment was streched-and local residents were complaining, but the city's businesses had a sellers market.

The price for hotel rooms increased along with the demand for space. Spring Break in Daytona Beach, had evolved to a point where both the students and the locals were unhappy with the situation.

Students began to look for alternative locations that would be more receptive. The pied piper of satellite TV were music videos on MTV and Spring Break tour operators helped to lead the parade to Florida's northern gulf coast beaches. Once MTV started broadcasting from Panama City Beach, it was clear that the migration of Spring Break to PCB had begun. This year, Panama City Beach is not paying MTV to promote PCB, so MTV will be looking for nother destination to stage their annual Spring Break programming.

Why Daytona Beach for Spring Break 2023

Daytona Ranked as one of the Top Ten Cheap Spring Break Destinations

US News & World Report | Daytona Beach annually attracts millions of visitors in search of speed and spring break. And although many college kids have moved to trendier locales (Miami Beach, for one), this east Florida city still remains a frequented spot.

Spring Break 2023 Events


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Spring Break Party Cards

The "VIP Passport" party cardSpring Break 2023 VIP Passport Website Link

The VIP Passport is the only card that gets you in to Daytona's most popular Spring Break clubs; Razzle's, Ocean Deck, and 509 Lounge. Not to mention the daily pool parties at the Hawaiian Inn.


Bike Week Events - March 4th - 13th

Daytona_Main_Street during BikeWeek

If you are headed to Daytona Beach, Daytona Bike Week 2023 this year takes place from Mar 9th - 18th. Daytona is packed all week until people head home on Sunday. There are plenty of rooms from Mar 18th until Easter Vacation which starts on Good Friday April 19th.

Daytona Spring Break 2023 News

Spring break 2023 opens in Daytona, Florida with college students and families

6 Park News | 3/18/21 | Thousands of visitors, a mix of college students and families with young children, lined the wide, sandy beach between Bandshell and Main Street Pier. Amidst a sea of ​​blue and yellow beach umbrellas, there were volleyball games, soccer balls, frisbees and music in the air.


Daytona Beach’s Main Street Bridge is closed do to a traffic accident

WFTV | 3/12/21 | Police say, the accident caused damage to one of the traffic arms on the bridge and a bridge inspection will have to be completed before they can reopen.


Florida's spring break destinations face staffing shortages

WOFL | 3/11/22 | In Daytona Beach, spring break crowds are finding restaurants and hotels are operating at 50% staffing levels.


Tinder’s Spring Break Mode lets college students swipe ahead of vacation

The Verge | The feature is only supported for select locations, including Cabo, Mexico; Lake Havasu, Arizona; Las Vegas; Miami; New Orleans; Puerto Rico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; San Diego, California; a “staycation;” and others. The app will prioritize students who attend the same school and have the same vacation plans, but users will eventually see students from all over the country who plan to travel to the same place.


Hard Rock Announces New Property in Daytona Beach

New Daytona Beach Hardrock Hotel and Resort opens....


Daytona Beach not the Spring Break hot spot it once was

Daytona Beach News Journal | Since the early '90s, local officials have attempted to shift the city's image....


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