The city of Port Orange, located just north of New Smyrna Beach, was home to NBA great Vince Carter and NASCAR giant Mark Martin before they rose to prominence. But even those who don't live in Port Orange will find that a visit will elevate them in some important way. Port Orange’s history is rich and unique. After a trip to the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens or Gamble Place Historic District, you'll return home more enlightened about Florida history. A tour of the natural wonders awaiting discovery in Spruce Creek or Buschman Park will leave you feeling renewed and revitalized. And casting your line with the help of fishing charters like Salty Dawg Outfitters may earn you your dinner. Who knows, you might decide to stay longer than you planned.
Port Orange has a variety of accommodations to suit the need of every traveler from hotel names you know and love to motels and RV Campgrounds. If you are here in the fall, you won’t want to miss Port Orange Family Days. This four-day event begins with the opening of a carnival but includes much more, and it is so much more than an event! The Family Days Community Trust is a non-profit organization that contributes financially to the needs of the community. So every time you attend one of their events, know that you are supporting a food bank, school grants, free movie nights, coats and shoes for needy students, high school and sports scholarships, and needs of local youth sports organizations. During your stay, be sure to check out all of the other events going on in the area as well!