Driving through the traffic jams in Daytona Beach, Florida is not exactly the easiest thing to do.
But if you want to get to the water, you have to make it to a local water park and spend an afternoon at a local park before you head out on your way.
The parking lot is jammed on weekends with as many as three hours of traffic jam before you can even get in.
“We try to keep our cars away from the water because we’re not really expecting it,” said Jason Schilling, a Daytona Beach resident.
“It’s a very congested area, and there’s a lot of traffic.”
In addition to the road, there are some other obstacles to the area, such as the Florida Keys, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Schilling said his wife has been driving for years and she’s always worried about getting stuck behind the cars, so she’s taken to taking her daughter with her when she’s there.
“They’re always there to help, but if it’s really bad, I have to have my daughter pull over,” Schilling told Newsweek.
“You can’t just let her drive alone.”
On average, there’s about four cars per car lot in the Daytona parking lot, according to the National Park Service.
Some parking lot owners charge a fee to park their cars in the area.
“If you’re in a lot that’s really full, like a quarter-mile long, you might charge $1 to park for an hour,” said Lisa Zernick, a spokesperson for the Daytona International Speedway.
Zernicky also said that some companies like Uber have been providing rides to the lot.
“There are people who drive in from other cities that do it for free, and we’ll take them home with us when they’re ready to go,” she said.
“Some people do it from out of state, and they don’t pay anything for it.”
In Daytona, the average daily average of traffic is just under two hours, according the National Weather Service.
There’s one exception to this, according.
When it rains, the traffic can be pretty intense.
“That is when the water level goes higher, and it’s pretty hard to drive through that,” Schill said.
While Schilling has been there for years, he’s been able to enjoy the water more when it’s dry.
“When the water is dry, you can get out and walk on the water.
The water is nice and warm, and you can do things like sit on the shore, play in the waves,” he said.
But it’s not always possible.
“In the winter, we don’t get a lot, so it’s nice to be able to do it,” Schiller said.
Schiller has been to the Daytona water park about a dozen times, but only twice has he seen an actual driver there.
He said he has a feeling that the water will be the same for most people who come to the waterside area.
But for those who do drive through the crowds, there is still one obstacle.
The Daytona Beach Speedway is a three-day event.
The main drag is the turn at the corner of Nesbitt Road and Nesbo Road, where a section of road has been converted into a gravel road.
In the middle of this gravel road is a water park with a large pool and several swimming holes.
“I know the traffic is a little bit chaotic, but it’s still nice to see some other people,” said Schilling.
“The traffic is usually a little crazy, but when it gets a little down, it’s good.”