Transportation Services - Whether you are heading to the beach, a meeting, or a sporting event, we want to give you the best access to your destination.
Beach Accessibility - For beachgoers with special needs, accessible ramps and Surf Chairs are available at no charge. Visitors can navigate safely and comfortably in surf and soft sand.
Activities & Entertainment - Most of our local venues are highly accessible. Choose from bowling, movies and sightseeing boat rides and more.
Steve's Favorite Restaurants - The following restaurants are recommended favorites of Steve Deal, focusing on great cuisine, as well as access for disabled visitors to enjoy comfortably.
More About Steve
I've been a "local" in the Daytona Beach area since I moved here from North Carolina in 1986. I originally came to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In 1990, I was involved in an automobile accident that left me paralyzed from the chest down and forced me to leave Florida to live with family in North Carolina.
After 1 1/2 years, I really missed the beauty and excitement of Daytona Beach. That time in North Carolina also taught me that I no longer wanted to live in or near cold weather! The average high temperature in Daytona Beach in January is 70°! So I packed up my short sleeve shirts, and I moved back to paradise.
Learning to live in a wheelchair was a whole new challenge for me. Luckily, I had a friend in a wheelchair that taught me I didn't have to stay inside all of the time. This area has a lot to offer, and I was determined to get out and see it all! Now, if I have to go somewhere, I get on a VOTRAN bus and I go. These buses go everywhere I need to go, and they get me there on time. That said, on a typical warm sunny day, I may not ride the bus at all. Instead, I ride my chair onto the beach and I ride for miles until I reach my own neighborhood. There's nothing more relaxing than that.
I was contacted by the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and they asked me to do some research and add content to this site designed to assist people with disabilities that are visiting the Daytona Beach area. We have many resources to guide visitors to accessible accommodations, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife options, and transportation.
I hope this information will help you find what you're looking for and allow you to get the most out of your visit to the Daytona Beach area.