If I go to Daytona, I go for the races, not for the dog and pony shows.
Biketoberfest is far more laid back than Bike Week.
Just popping into town one time, I got a nice hotel room within walking distance of the track.
Plus, was able to ride/drive right onto the in-field free of charge and just sat in the stands watching the races.
That was the capper of the weekend with a visit to Cape Canaveral on the way up.
Quite a nice week of vacation. Maybe I'll think about it again this year.