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Daytona or Palm Coast

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Paducah, Kentucky
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Daytona or Palm Coast

My family is thinking about going to Daytona the last week in June. We are debating staying in Palm Coast, though and maybe taking a couple day trips to Daytona. Is it a hassle to drive to Daytona from Palm Coast? The mileage shows it's not very far, but not sure how traffic is, is parking difficult to find and expensive, etc. Would it be better to just stay in Daytona area, and if so, where

is a good area to stay? There will be five adults and two toddlers, so looking for family friendly areas.

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1. Re: Daytona or Palm Coast

traffic is not a problem and you could easily drive daily is you wanted. That being said, Palm Coast is not a coastal town and is on the west side of the river. The coastal towns in that area are Flagler Beach and unincorporated areas north of there. Palm Coast has little to offer I think. It is a rental mecca for the most part, with some exclusive areas. The upscale areas are very nice and may be nicer than some areas of Daytona, however coastal condos, et al are very nice in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Wilbur by the Sea, Ormond by the Sea.

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2. Re: Daytona or Palm Coast

Palm coast to the beach in Daytona will be 30-40 minutes each way. Better to get a hotel on the ocean if your going to Daytona. If you plan to venture north to St. Augustine, palm coast is central between the two.

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It's an easy drive from Palm Coast to Daytona Beach.

We are healthy 62 year olds, and have vacationed in the Daytona area for 5 weeks during each of the last 2 years. We considered Palm Coast, but settled on the north side of Daytona Beach (1week) and Ormond Beach (1 month). Daytona studio condo is within walking distance of grocery store, restaurants, and shopping. Ormond 2 bdrm 2 bath condo is in residential area and not withn walking distance of anything. If we could get a comparable condo on north side of Daytona, that fits our budget, we'd probably stay there the whole time. The north side of Daytona Beach is pretty quiet. Flagler Beach is a very small beach town between Daytona and Palm Coast. We always drive up there a few times for the bar/grill with roof top seating, and for Martin's Restaurant. There's also a high, long pier there that juts out into the ocean. Research it--you may like it.

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