Visitor Information - Things To Do
The Port Orange South Daytona area boasts activities to excite and entertain children to seniors. Click here for a list of local attractions. Our area offers opportunities for every interest - check out the list of local clubs and organizations.
A SPECTRUM OF CULTURE
Add a splash of color to your day when you visit ArtHaus located at 3840 Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange. ArtHaus provides lectures, workshops, exhibits and demonstrations in the schools and throughout the community. Enjoy an online exhibition or check out the art curriculum at www.arthaus.org. The ArtHaus Foundation is made up of volunteers and benefactors from all walks of life and unites artists, teachers, students and patrons.
Gamble Place in Port Orange on Taylor Road was once a hunting and fishing retreat owned by Proctor and Gamble magnate James Gamble. This attraction includes a hunting lodge, "cracker" style home and citrus packing house. The Snow White cottage, modeled after the one in the Walt Disney movie, is of special interest to children.
HISTORICAL & NATURAL DISCOVERIES
Adjacent to City Hall, the Kenneth W. Parker Outdoor Performing Arts Amphitheater is the site of numerous concerts and other performances throughout the year. You'll find over fifty different attractions at Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens on Old Sugar Mill Road. Butterfly and xeriscape gardens, a horticultural reference library and gift shop, life size concrete replicas of dinosaurs, a human sundial and plenty of other points of interest reside on the premises. History buffs will be interested in the sugar mill ruins and original artifacts from that industry.
Located within minutes of Daytona Beach, South Daytona offers proximity to the Museum of Arts and Sciences, and the Halifax Historical Museum. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, and the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet and the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach are also close by.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Arctic Zone Ice Rink, a state-of-the-art facility in South Daytona features a NHL size ice surface and seats about 400 spectators. It hosts skating classes, a figure skating club, recreational skating, games and other skating events. Port Orange Family Days One of the largest annual events in Volusia is held in October. This four-day festival which takes place at the City Center Complex focuses on celebration of family and quality of life in Port Orange and features a carnival, business and non-profit expo, children's games, parade, food court and entertainment.