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Biketoberfest is On, Pass it On!

Biketoberfest® officially kicks off with a press conference Thursday, October 19, at 10 a.m. at Daytona International Speedway. The event is open to the public. Held on the Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley Stage next to the FPL Solar Pavilion in the Midway, this fan-friendly area is also a major hub of Biketoberfest® activity.

The rally tradition will continue along Main Street, Riverfront Park and Midtown in Daytona Beach, as well as at Destination Daytona and U.S. Hwy 1 in Ormond Beach, and throughout Volusia County in nearby New Smyrna Beach and DeLand.

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10 Most Popular Snowbird Destinations for I-95 Travelers

It’s that time of year again. Temperatures are getting colder and thoughts are turning to warmer climates. This is the time of year when millions of snowbirds start planning their annual RV pilgrimage south to winter destinations.

Now that Hurricane Irma is in the rear view mirror, many southern locations that were hard hit by the storm are coming back to life and welcoming visitors with open arms. Businesses are open and gas availability is not a problem.

For those in the northeast and eastern Canada, I-95 is the path that takes them there.  Most of them are headed for Florida, Georgia and the Gulf Coast.

Snowbirds don’t necessarily fit into a specific age group or category. They can be retirees, business owners, or others fortunate enough to take a good portion of the winter off. Many snowbirds are RVers who take their homes with them.

Here’s our list of the Top 10 Snowbird Destinations for I-95 Travelers…


West Volusia’s Wildlife and Parks: The Best of Florida’s Great Outdoors

Ready for your next road trip? The winter doldrums are gone, replaced by the pleasant temperatures offered by Central Florida’s Great Outdoors. Each year, guests from all over the world flock to the West Volusia area, experiencing the area’s abundant wildlife, tropical plants, natural springs and unique eco-environments and habitats. To help you enjoy the new season, here are just a few of West Volusia’s top spots.

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Daytona Beach Bike Week Starts Today

Let’s ride! The 76th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week starts today, with plenty of things to see and do at this amazing once in a lifetime landmark event in 2017!

Be a part of this grand milestone and make your way to the Daytona Beach area for this very special occasion.  Local businesses and community have scheduled  a list of events and activities that will make this a trip to remember.  Take part in over ten days of fun in this beautiful seaside resort destination.

Daytona Beach has great accomodations  and event sponsors that will make Bike Week a spectacular event.

Visit www.officialbikeweek.com for event information.

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Driving From New England to Florida – A Detailed Itinerary

If you have the stamina or a few extra passengers that can share the driving, you can go nonstop… and this article is not for you. But if you’re the kind of road warrior that doesn’t want to spend the first day at their destination recovering from the trip, then read on.

Just to keep things simple, New England to Florida (let’s say Boston to Orlando) is about a 22 hour drive or about 1300 miles. That’s including stops for gas, meals and breaks. For most travelers, you can comfortably make the journey with two days of driving and one overnight stop.

That first day can get a little frustrating as you pass through “the northeast corridor” with mostly urban areas and heavy traffic. At the end of the day you’ll be somewhere near the Virginia/North Carolina border. Your next day of travel is much more rural and by the end of that second day of driving you’ll be in Orlando.

Here’s our suggested itinerary:

Day One: New England (Boston) to Roanoke Rapids, NC (638 miles)

Timing is everything on your first day. Scheduling to avoid urban areas during heavy traffic is important and will save you time and frustration. As you can see from the table below, leaving Boston at 6:00 am will get you through New York, Baltimore and Washington between rush hours.

Leave Arrive in
Boston New York City Baltimore Washington, DC
12:00 am 4:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
3:00 am 7:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am
6:00 am 10:00 am 1:00 pm 2:00 pm
9:00 am 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm
  • 6:00 am : With a full tank of gas and breakfast behind you, you’re on the road. Head down I-95 to New York City. An alternate route to NYC would be I-90 to I-84 to I-287, over the Tappen Zee Bridge to the Garden State Parkway south to I-95 (NJ Turnpike). Click here to view this route.

Travel Tip: Avoid getting gas in Connecticut if you can. They have some of the highest gas prices along I-95.

  • By 6:45 am you should be approaching Providence, Rhode Island
  • By 8:15 am  you should be approaching New Haven, Connecticut
  • By 10:30 am  you should be approaching New York City
  • By 11:30 am you should be south of New York City on the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95).

Travel Tip: There are some great service areas along the New Jersey Turnpike where you can stretch, gas up or grab a bite to eat.

  • By 12:00 pm you should be approaching the Delaware Memorial Bridge
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Stop at one of the Maryland Service Plazas, have lunch, take a break and gas up before you leave. You can allow up to an hour here, you’ll still be in great shape to hit Baltimore and Washington before the rush.
  • By 2:30 pm you should be approaching Baltimore, Maryland. Traffic may be heavy but still better than in an hour or two.
  • By 3:00 pm you should be approaching Washington, DC. Rush hour is just getting started but you can beat the worst of it by not stopping along the route here.
  • By 4:00 pm you are leaving the traffic mess behind you, just a few more miles and it should be smooth sailing.
  • By the time you get to Richmond, Virginia it should be around 4:30 pm. Gas up for the final stretch.

Travel Tip: Try I-295 around Richmond and Petersburg if the traffic is heavy. I-295 is a newer, more rural alignment with less traffic.

  • 5:30 pm: you should be crossing the Virginia/North Carolina state line.
  • 6:00 pm: Arrive in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Check into your hotel and head out for supper. I-95, exit 173 is a popular overnight stop for travelers and a halfway point between Boston and Orlando.

Click here to check out the hotels, restaurants, gas stations and shopping at I-95, exit 173 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

Florida DOT Suspends I-95 Construction for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is suspending most construction-related lane closures on I-95 and other major state roads, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

There will be no work requiring lane restrictions from Wednesday, November 25, though, Sunday, November 29. All major roads will be open to normal traffic.

Although no construction closures are scheduled over the holiday weekend, existing work zones will remain in effect; drivers may encounter construction workers and reduced speed limits.

Motorists are reminded to use caution while traveling through work zones and around barricades – equipment and temporary traffic configurations may remain in place.

FDOT is encouraging drivers to allow extra travel time and to use extra caution in existing work zones along state highways. Drivers are urged to make sure they buckle up, along with their passengers.

FDOT and other safety agencies also ask drivers to obey speed limits, get adequate rest before traveling, avoid distractions and never drink and drive.

Drivers also are urged to be prepared for unscheduled highway closures due to accidents, disabled vehicles or other events.

Motorists should be alert to changing weather conditions while traveling.

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Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach Celebrates Grand Opening

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. celebrated the Grand Opening of Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach with an official ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. ET today. The event was hosted by Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Outlets, Drew and Jonathan Scott from the hit show, Property Brothers, as well as local community leaders.

“We are thrilled to officially open our 44th center today in the greater Daytona market,” said Steven B. Tanger President and CEO of Tanger Outlets. “Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach will create new jobs and drive economic growth by offering a world-class shopping experience for local, national and international visitors looking to shop brand names at value prices.”

The ceremony was followed by festivities that will go through the weekend with the Frosted Fun Zone inviting families to take part in holiday themed activities, entertainment and more. On Friday Nov. 18, Tanger will offer shoppers a chance to meet real estate experts Drew and Jonathan Scott from noon to 2 p.m. during an exclusive design presentation, where the brothers will share their design-on-a-budget secrets with the audience.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach will host a Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m., featuring social media sensation and teen music star Jacob Whitesides, followed by a Holiday Fireworks Spectacular show at 9 p.m.

For more information on Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach including store listings, hours and location, visit: Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach

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Restaurant Discounts for I-95 Road Warriors

Here’s a new website  for those of us looking to save some money on meals for our next trip down I-95.  511Coupons.com points you to coupons, special deals and discounts for restaurants throughout the United States.

Fast food, fast casual, casual, family style, ethnic and fine dining restaurants are all represented on this website. You’ll find just about every national and regional chain here as well, with info on individual offerings.

It’s another great travel tool for anyone planning their next vacation, weekend getaway or business trip. 511Coupons.com

I-95 to be Closed in Both Directions, Detour This Week in Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that from Sunday, June 19th, 2016 to Saturday, June 25th, 2016
I-95 Northbound and Southbound nighttime detours will be in effect between US 92 and SR 400 (Beville Road) in the Daytona Beach area.

The following detours are planned for installation of bridge beams over I-95.

  • Tuesday, I-95 in both directions closed as follows: 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., I-95 southbound lanes will close and traffic will be detoured onto US 92. Traffic heading to I-4 westbound will be directed along US 92 west. Traffic continuing south will be directed to Williamson Boulevard south to Beville Road, where they can re-enter I-95 southbound; 10:30 p.m.- 6:30 a.m., I-95 northbound lanes will close and traffic will be detoured to onto eastbound Beville Road to Williamson Boulevard north to re-enter I-95 northbound at US 92.
  • Thursday, 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., I-95 southbound lanes closed at US 92. Traffic will be detoured via US 92 for access to I-4 westbound and to Williamson Boulevard south to Beville Road for re-entry to I-95 southbound. From 9:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., one inside lane closed on I-95 northbound.
  • Wednesday and Friday, the above nighttime detours and lane closures are possible if needed to complete placement of the beams over I-95.

For more I-95 information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

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Discover The “New” Daytona Beach

Visitors are discovering a new Daytona Beach – an exciting chapter in the destination’s history showcasing its racing heritage, idyllic East Coast oceanfront location and impressive arts affiliation.

The area is in the midst of investing nearly $2 billion in renovations and construction, all of which make for an even more exciting vacation stay.

Currently underway is a $400 million renovation project at Daytona International Speedway slated for early 2016 completion. In the planning stage are a new Hard Rock Hotel & Café and an upscale Westin. These additions – and an eclectic culinary scene, off-the-beaten-path attractions for thrill seekers and year-round cultural events – offer visitors unexpected delights on their Florida beach vacation and have led to Daytona Beach being selected as one of the Best Florida Attractions in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.

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View of the Atlantic Ocean from your room at the Residence Inn Daytona Beach

Accommodations Galore

The area is home to the Residence Inn by Marriott Daytona Beach Oceanfront, opened in March 2015, the new Hilton Garden Inn boutique opened in September 2015, the Chateau Mar Beach Resort boutique property opened in October, and Westin which is currently in the process of a total re-style and transformation of one of the area’s iconic properties. The historic Streamline Hotel, an art deco-style property that once hosted the meeting that launched NASCAR — as well as a recent episode of Hotel Impossible — will be opening as an upscale beachside boutique property in 2016. The legendary Hard Rock vibe is coming to the iconic Daytona Beach shoreline, with construction of a new property expected to be complete in 2018.

‘World Center of Racing’ Reimagines an American Icon

Race fans are already rejoicing over the DAYTONA Rising Project – a $400 million overhaul that’s transforming Daytona International Speedway into the world’s first true motorsports stadium. This world-class facility with premium amenities and unparalleled conveniences opened to fans in January 2016. By the numbers – three new concourse levels now span the frontstretch; five expanded and redesigned fan entrances called ‘injectors’; 11 social areas dubbed ‘neighborhoods,’ each the size of a football field with open sightlines and dozens of video screens to capture the on-track action; more than 60 new luxury trackside suites with patios; 17 elevators and 40 escalators in the new grandstand; and, 101,500 new 20”-21” grandstand seats featuring backs and arm rests. In addition, more than 7,000 solar panels will be installed making the sports complex one of the top five largest solar installations at a professional sports venue in the country.

Daytona International Speedway | I-95 Exit Guide
Daytona International Speedway

Coming in June 2016! New Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

Soon visitors to Daytona International Speedway will also be able to tour the new Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. The10,000 sf hall of fame, adorned with bronze plaques that feature the sculpted images of over 200 members of the Hall of fame, also has a long list of exclusive sights even non-race fans can appreciate:

  • Dale Earnhardt stock car
  • Don Garlits’ Swamp Rat Dragster
  • Bobby Rahal Indy Car
  • Bill Seebold Powerboat
  • Blueberry Racing Airplane
  • Sox & Martin Pro Stock Barracuda
  • Barney Oldfield “999” replica
  • Bill Elliott Stock Car
  • Jeremy McGrath SuperCross Motorcycle
  • Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird Land Speed Record Car
  • Denny Hamlin’s 2016 Daytona 500 winning car

The exhibit will also display the helmets, driving suits, trophies and memorabilia from Hall of Famers’ Richard Petty, Bill Elliott, Bobby Unser, Parnelli Jones, Dick Mann, Don Garlits, Mario Andretti, Mark Donohue and more! Admission to the hall of fame is included in the Daytona International Speedway tour ticket price.

Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach | I-95 Exit Guide
Rendering of the new Tanger Outlets in Daytona Beach

Love to Shop? We Have News!

Tanger Outlets recently announced plans for a new Outlet Mall in Daytona Beach that will open in time for the 2016 holiday shopping season. Located near Interstate 95 and LPGA Boulevard, the center will encompass more than 350,000 square feet of space and more than 80 upscale retailers. Meanwhile, long-popular Volusia Mall just completed a $5 million upgrade, providing shoppers with an even more inviting experience – and the area’s thriving downtown areas, including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, DeLand and New Smyrna Beach continue to add eclectic, new boutiques and eateries.

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One Daytona – Daytona’s New Entertainment and Shopping Complex – Opening in 2017

National Retailers to Anchor ‘One Daytona’ Development

ONE DAYTONA is a premier mixed-use retail, dining and entertainment destination across from Daytona International Speedway and minutes from the “World’s Most Famous Beach”. Opening in 2017, Phase One of ONE DAYTONA will include national anchor tenants Bass Pro Shops®, Cobb Theatres, an exclusive Marriott Autograph Collection® hotel called The DAYTONA, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Hy’s Toggery, Kilwins Confections, and the popular P.F. Chang’s restaurant. The development boasts approximately 300,000 square feet and will quickly become a place where visitors, race fans and residents live, work, stay and play.

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In Daytona Beach you can choose from more than 20 golf courses.

Challenging Greens on Par with All Tastes and Handicaps

Recently ranked in the top 15 places to play golf in the U.S., Daytona Beach offers numerous courses for the serious player and weekend warrior. With year-round affordable greens fees, visitors can choose to play where the pros do – LPGA International, home course of the LPGA and Symetra Tours – or choose from more than 20 other fine courses, all participating in Discover Daytona Beach Golf.

Thrill Seekers Enjoy High-Speed Attractions

Daytona Beach offers visitors plenty of adventure that you won’t find at any other beach destination. How about ziplining through the treetops at ZoomAir Adventure Park? Or, if your need for speed would be better served on the ground, then get behind the wheel of a racecar at the Richard Petty Driving Experience taking a lap around the world famous 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. And speaking of speed, the Motorsports Hall of Fame Museum is slated to open June 29 at the Speedway, in conjunction with its annual induction ceremony. The place where the memory and achievements of the very greatest names in motorsports are kept alive for current and future generations alike, this facility will celebrate every form of American motorsports. For over a quarter century it has honored the greatest legends in cars, motorcycles, powerboats and aviation. The Hall of Fame Museum will be included in all Speedway Tours and will showcase a wide variety of important racing machines, the plaques and stories of over 200 inductees, a movie theater and other ways of honoring the rich history of American motorsports.

About the Daytona Beach Area

Discover the new Daytona Beach and its surrounding area, a resurging destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities. Recognized worldwide for its annual events including Bike Week, Biketoberfest®, the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Daytona 500, Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR — and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’ With more than 15,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including resorts, B&Bs, hotels and everything in between. Visitors can enjoy the quintessential vacation experience beginning with the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier, or choose from a surprising list of attractions and cultural venues and a colorful culinary scene. With 23 miles of world-famous beaches ideal for shelling, swimming and surfing, it is no surprise Daytona Beach was chosen as a Best Florida Attraction and Best Spring Family Break Beach Destination in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contests sponsored by USA TODAY. To order a complimentary comprehensive Official Visitors Guide or book a stay, visit DaytonaBeach.com.

For more I-95 information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.