Skip to Daytona Beach from Orlando…

You can get from Orlando to Daytona Beach in about an hour, driving your Jeep Wrangler rental up I-4E. Then it’s about a 22 minute drive south to get to New Smyrna Beach. Did you know you can actually drive on the beaches of the Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach areas? It’s a tradition that dates back to the early days of the automobile. There are designated areas where you can take your Jeep Wrangler rental on the hard-packed sand near the water’s edge for an experience you don’t normally get elsewhere. Book a Jeep at

Besides spending time on the beach, you should climb to the top of Ponce de Leon Lighthouse in Daytona Beach– it’s an incredible view from up there. Visit the Marine Science Center where you can learn about sea turtles, feed a stingray and pet a shark. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, go paddle boarding with a guide and you just might see dolphins and manatees on your tour. 

New Smyrna Beach,  15 Mins from Orlando

In New Smyrna Beach, the Marine Discovery Center offers kayak tours. Inside the center, tanks are filled with turtles, horseshoe crabs, and octopus. It’s your chance to see sea creatures up close. You might also consider a visit to New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company, just off Canal Street. Try their “Shark Attack” or “Feeding Frenzy” drinks– it’s a small, local craft brewery with selections that change throughout the year.


To rent a Jeep Wrangler for your Daytona Beach/New Smyrna Beach adventures, call 407-274-9599 today.