Is Daytona Beach A Good Vacation Spot...

Is Daytona Beach A Good Vacation Spot Or Not???

Posted in the Ormond Beach Forum

First Prev
of 9
Next Last
WantingInfo

Cookeville, TN

#1 Mar 26, 2010
Is Daytona Beach Still A Good Place To Come And Vacation Or Not???? Heard Rumors That Everything Is Run Down Still And None Of The Shops And Restraunts Are Open Anymore???? Daytona Beach Was A Good Place To Go Before The Hurricanes Came In 2004 (Last Time I Was There Was In 2002) Hope All Is Back To Normal By Now....
Herb M

Orlando, FL

#2 Mar 26, 2010
The city is in ruins, it has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, crime is out of control and the public officials in charge are too corrupt and inept to care.
WantingInfo

Columbia, SC

#3 Mar 26, 2010
Herb M wrote:
The city is in ruins, it has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, crime is out of control and the public officials in charge are too corrupt and inept to care.
Where Do You Recommend On The Atlantic Side Close To Daytona Beach To Vacation Then????? Is New Smyrna Beach Any Better???

“faith in internal wisdom”

Since: Dec 09

Canton, GA

#4 Mar 26, 2010
it used to be great. went back about three years ago, and man it was different. kinda like a ghost town. what happened to all the bars?
Kaligirl

East Lansing, MI

#5 Mar 29, 2010
Still a nice beach but the shops that used to be run by locals are so bad now. Same thing in every store and are dirty. Lots of foreigners run the shops and don't take pride in them at all. I'm very selective of which ones I go in. Town is going downhill but again, what a beach.
David

New Tazewell, TN

#6 Mar 29, 2010
I have been going there since I was one. I have seen major changes. I continue to go there. I don't like because they tear away at the boardwalk. Instead of going there 4 or 5 times a year, I now go on cruises and the islands. I also throw Vegas or another location in.
patriot 13

Ferndale, MI

#7 Mar 29, 2010
The last time I was there about four years ago the place seemed really run down.Alot of drug addicts on the street really depressing only stayed for a day. Can't imagine it could be much worse
Dennis_ONeil

United States

#8 Mar 30, 2010
It gets worse every year. There is no work and no prospects. The drugged out people you saw on the streets work in the food industry and drool in your food. They are only looking for their next high. The city sold the future of its citizenry to NASCAR and condemned the entire area to abject poverty. It gets more and more run down and no one cares to fix the problem. The streets are littered with soulless, drugged out thugs. Welcome to the new Gotham!
Dennis_ONeil

United States

#9 Mar 30, 2010
Instead of wasting time and money vacationing in Daytona Beach you can get a similar experience by doing the following. Get dressed in your best "victim" clothing. Drive to the worst part of town you can find. I mean the kind of place every business closes before nightfall because of the crime. You might have to drive a distance to find the kind of place that would work. A place where murders, rapes, robberies and all violent crime statistics are sky-high. Then, walk around at night with hundred dollar bills hanging out of your pocket. At least in your town you could get competent medical care following the inevitable.

Let's all thank Mayor Glenn Ritchey for the deplorable job he's doing as Mayor and for all his hard work draining the life blood out of Daytona Beach. I am curious to know how much he sold his soul for.
Dummy

Kissimmee, FL

#10 Mar 30, 2010
New Smyrna is better , I guess it depends on what you want to do. If you want lots of touristy things to do then New Smyrna probably isnt a good choice either. If you want to go to the beach and have a nice relaxing vacation then NSB will be good. Just stay away from Daytona.
Bill ODonnell

Orlando, FL

#11 Mar 31, 2010
Dennis hit it right on the head. Car dealer Ritchey and his cronies actually accomplished the incredible: Surpassing the vast damage caused by NASCAR appointee Yvonne Scarlett-Golden, who had the decency to go before her term was over. It's about time the Daytona Beach problem attract Federal atention. Corruption at this scale cannot continue indefinitely.
Localcitizen

Lynn Haven, FL

#12 Apr 1, 2010
Wow Herb, tell us how you really feel. Way to lift up the community in a positive light. Instead of complaining about the problems why don't you provide some solutions.
Herb M wrote:
The city is in ruins, it has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, crime is out of control and the public officials in charge are too corrupt and inept to care.
Localcitizen

Lynn Haven, FL

#13 Apr 1, 2010
Daytona Shores, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna are all nice places to vacation. BTW, Herb exagerates the truth quite a bit...
WantingInfo wrote:
<quoted text>
Where Do You Recommend On The Atlantic Side Close To Daytona Beach To Vacation Then????? Is New Smyrna Beach Any Better???
Localcitizen

Lynn Haven, FL

#14 Apr 1, 2010
I love the way people condemn the way others do their job especially when they don't even live in the town that they are trashing. Please stand up if you are willing to take the task of ANY city advisory board. Perhaps with all of the wisdom spoken here about all of the problems and corruption that Daytona has, these complainers can do a better job. NASCAR brings more income to this community on a regular basis than any other single business entity in the area. Yes, there are unemployment challenges and some undesirables but show me a city that does not have its share of economic challenges and blighted areas. Trashing the community and its leadership will not help turn it around any time soon.
Herb M

Orlando, FL

#15 Apr 9, 2010
With a $30+ millon dollar annual subsidy from Volusia County alone, just on the rent portion for the speedway, no wonder the NASCAR royal family is happy... Wanna becoma a billionaire too?, just finance a few corrupt politicians.
Dennis_ONeil

United States

#16 Apr 10, 2010
Glenn, how nice of you to make an appearance. The corruption and incompetence is OUT OF CONTROL in Daytona Beach. Take off the rose-colored blinders for a second and take an actual look at the city instead of desperately brown-nosing you pathetic, blubbering fool. You are why abortions are needed in this society.
Localcitizen wrote:
I love the way people condemn the way others do their job especially when they don't even live in the town that they are trashing. Please stand up if you are willing to take the task of ANY city advisory board. Perhaps with all of the wisdom spoken here about all of the problems and corruption that Daytona has, these complainers can do a better job. NASCAR brings more income to this community on a regular basis than any other single business entity in the area. Yes, there are unemployment challenges and some undesirables but show me a city that does not have its share of economic challenges and blighted areas. Trashing the community and its leadership will not help turn it around any time soon.
Herb M

Orlando, FL

#17 Apr 10, 2010
Only when the Feds come down and actually prosecute and convict a couple of Daytona's corrupt Commissioners will things change.

Trouble is... They will squeal like the crying bitches they are and betray their handlers, the intellectual culprits: The Daytona Five Families. The scandal will be just too much and pressure will come from Hyatt Brown's friends in Tallahassee.

Then it will get interesting...
gapeach

Canton, GA

#18 Apr 13, 2010
I love Daytona Beach. I come every year during the july 4th week either before or after the race. I love it - my favorite place to vacation and the most affordable.
Whatev

Helen, GA

#19 Apr 13, 2010
Localcitizen wrote:
I love the way people condemn the way others do their job especially when they don't even live in the town that they are trashing. Please stand up if you are willing to take the task of ANY city advisory board. Perhaps with all of the wisdom spoken here about all of the problems and corruption that Daytona has, these complainers can do a better job. NASCAR brings more income to this community on a regular basis than any other single business entity in the area. Yes, there are unemployment challenges and some undesirables but show me a city that does not have its share of economic challenges and blighted areas. Trashing the community and its leadership will not help turn it around any time soon.
Well put!!!! These two kooks NEVER offer up any proof to back up there statements. They complain without ever offering constructive or positive suggestions. It must be horrible to live life in such a negative fasion.
nashville girl

Goodlettsville, TN

#20 Apr 18, 2010
Just got back from Daytona. Stayed in a condo for a week. Had not been to Daytona in 13 years. Beach is amazing but town is sure not the same. The south end was like a ghost town. What happened to my Daytona?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 9
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Ormond Beach Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Judge gives ex-Flagler Beach pastor 7.5 years f... 21 hr Pat Creegan 1
Molly brown Wed Crazy 13
Enforcers Motorcycle Club (Nov '14) Mar 26 81 forever 185
Why was Daytona Walmart closed? Mar 26 Pwm Harvey 1
Palm Coat littering Mar 25 chouette 2
Florida Unemployment "Connect" site- ABOMINATIO... (Nov '13) Mar 23 John 12
Company while visiting Mar 16 Richard 1

Ormond Beach Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Ormond Beach Mortgages