Discover the best things to do in Port Orange and Daytona Beach

Situated in the heart of Florida’s "Fun Coast," the Country Inn & Suites, Port Orange-Daytona, FL offers easy access to a variety of exciting things to do on your vacation. Spend the day lounging on Daytona Beach, exploring the boardwalk and pier, or enjoying the thrills at the area’s three amusement parks. For boutique shopping and restaurants, head to Canal Street Historic District or Flagler Avenue. NASCAR fans won’t want to miss a trip to Daytona International Speedway, home of the famous Daytona 500, and surfers can stop by New Smyrna Beach for some of the best waves on the East Coast. Want to kayak on scenic lakes or hike through lush forests? Visit pristine parks like Tiger Bay State Forest, Lake George State Forest, or Ocala National Forest.

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Canaveral National Seashore

38.05 mi / 61.24 km from the hotel
Keep an eye out for bald eagles, loggerhead sea turtles, and other endangered species as you stroll along the longest undeveloped beach on Florida’s eastern coast.

Canal Street Historic District

8.44 mi / 13.58 km from the hotel
Located in downtown New Smyrna Beach, this pedestrian-friendly area features historic buildings, beautiful parks, and an array of local boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.

Daytona Beach

8.45 mi / 13.6 km from the hotel
Daytona Beach boasts 23 miles of white sand, plus attractions like the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier, Ocean Walk Shoppes, and Daytona Lagoon amusement park. Need a beach umbrella and chairs or a bike? Equipment is readily available to rent.

Daytona International Speedway

6.16 mi / 9.91 km from the hotel
A mecca for racing fans, Daytona International Speedway hosts NASCAR’s Daytona 500, Motocross and superbike competitions, and a variety of other races. To get behind the wheel yourself, sign up for the NASCAR Racing Experience.

Flagler Avenue

8.97 mi / 14.43 km from the hotel
Stroll along this seaside New Smyrna street lined with local boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and surf shops. Along the way, Flagler Avenue Park is a great spot for a coffee break or a picnic.

New Smyrna Beach

9.18 mi / 14.78 km from the hotel
Spanning 17 miles, the beautiful coast of New Smyrna Beach offers prime waves for surfing and a stunning variety of wildlife. For a break from the sun, head to the many shops and eateries.

New Smyrna Speedway

6.91 mi / 11.12 km from the hotel
Witness an exciting race for Florida’s stock car racing association, or stop by this half-mile asphalt track in February to attend the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.

Ocala National Forest

43.2 mi / 69.53 km from the hotel
Covering almost 383,000 acres, the Ocala National Forest features more than 600 lakes, rivers, and springs. Outdoor activities include fishing, camping, hiking, and waterskiing.

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

6.22 mi / 10.02 km from the hotel
Built in 1887, this National Historic Landmark is Florida’s tallest lighthouse. Climb to the top for stunning views of the coastline.

Tanger Outlets

8.55 mi / 13.77 km from the hotel
This expansive outlet center offers deals on name brands at stores like Banana Republic Factory, J.Crew Factory, and GUESS Factory Store.

The Pavilion at Port Orange

0.52 mi / 0.84 km from the hotel
Head to this shopping center to browse stores like Claire’s, ULTA Beauty, and Marshalls. You can stop at one of multiple restaurants for a meal and unwind with a movie in the theater.

Museum of Arts and Sciences

5.96 mi / 9.6 km from the hotel
One of Florida’s largest museums, MOAS offers a huge variety of exhibits ranging from Cuban art and Coca-Cola memorabilia to fossils and Floridian art. Families love the children’s museum and the planetarium.