The invigorating environment of some cities can drive thoughts of history out of one's head, but when you check in at one of our hotels in Port Orange, FL it's almost impossible to dissociate the present with the region's storied past. Some say time is more flexible than it may seem, and the thought gains eerie credence as you explore this region rife with historical conflict between the Spaniards and the Seminole. You'll return to one of our Port Orange hotels each night full of new information and experience, fascinated by the events that once transpired among these marshes and beaches.
Take a moment to settle into one of the hotels near Port Orange, FL. Then rent one of our Port Orange rental cars and make your way through Volusia County with the windows down to enjoy that free-flowing salt air. Park at the Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens, a former plantation that was destroyed by Native Americans during the Second Seminole War. The 19th-century sugar mill ruins are still visible today if you look among the tangle of Floridian verdure. Take a moment, and allow your surroundings to transport you back to a time when the United States of America was yet to be established and the Seminole still moved freely across the landscape. Time races on, politics and cultural contexts shift dramatically, and yet it doesn't feel as if 1836, the year of the mill's destruction, is so very far in the past while wandering amid the old stone pillars.
Not too far down the Floridian coast, continue your adventure with a stay in your choice of hotels in Daytona Beach. Travelocity will help you locate great rates so you can focus on Daytona's historic racing past and ponder how far automobiles have come in the past century. It wasn't so very long ago that the sands of Daytona Beach itself were used for racing as people developed faster cars. Close your eyes and imagine the engines revving and the crowds cheering. It all happened here.