Port Orange Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Part of the sugar mill
    Part of the sugar mill
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  • Sugar Mill Gardens front gate
    Sugar Mill Gardens front gate
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Port Orange Highlights

  • Pro
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     Right near the beach 

  • Con
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     Cold at times 

  • In a nutshell
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     South of Daytona Beach 

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Port Orange Restaurants

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    Counter signs 4 more images

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 30, 2008

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    This the restaurant at the Seven Seas Marina. It is open only until 2 p.m. Family place, good food, friendly. Breakfast is served until 11:30 on weekdays

    WARNING: No credit cards - they only take cash.

    Favorite Dish: In 2000 when we came in, it was nearly 2 pm. I had a brocolli and cheese omlet. Bob had a BLT.

    We came back in Jan 2005. Specials included meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I had the turkey salad sandwich special for $3.65 (photo 5) and Bob had a 1/4 lb hamburger (pictured - photo 2) for $2.95 which was huge. We drank root beer ($1.15 with free refills), and the total bill before tip was $8.48.

    Other specials which are listed on the pictured board were egg salad sandwich $2.99, a reuben, grilled cheese with a cup of soup $3.69, meat loaf dinner with mashed potatoes or meat loaf sandwich. Soups were chili, vegetable beef barley or tomato mushroom.

    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating
    • School Holidays
    • Budget Travel

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    Dairy Bar with inset

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 18, 2005

    As we walked home, we stopped at this place for ice cream. It's kind of like a Dairy Queen and just sells ice cream and hot dogs or chili dogs - that kind of thing. You eat outside sitting at tables. We continued to walk back to the boat eating our ice cream.

    Favorite Dish: Ice cream

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    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel

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    Restaurant on the SE side of bridge

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 18, 2005

    Every time we go past here, I try to see what the name of this restaurant is. This time I took a picture of the sign that says "Our Deck", but that didn't help at all, because I think the actual name of the restaurant is "Deck Down Under". We didn't eat here, but I was trying to find out the name of the restaurant behind this one by doing a search on nearby businesses.

    Favorite Dish: Last time we went by the bridge by car, I didn't see this place at all. D. J.'s Deck was there, but I didn't see this one. So it may have been a casualty of the hurricane.

    I suspect this restaurant is more expensive and also more crowded than D.J.'s Deck which we went to. They apparently have good seafood including steamed shrimp oysters steamed or served on the half shell, grilled items a variety of fish sandwiches and crab cakes.

    A review says: "This popular spot with a large deck facint the river attracts a big crowd and gets packed to the gills, no pun intended!"

    Daily 11am-midnight

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    • Beaches
    • School Holidays
    • Food and Dining

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Port Orange Transportation

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    Bus stop sign

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 18, 2005

    My husband said a senior citizen could ride the bus all day Sunday for 10 cents.

    I'm not sure whether this still applies. The VOTRAN (Volusia County Transportation) website says on December 2004:

    "To celebrate the anniversary of extended service, Votran will offer 10 cent fares for all evening route riders January 10 - 15. This is coupled with the annual 10 cent Trolley Week implemented by Votran a decade ago. Trolleys were introduced in 1981 and have become a popular Votran service. The trolley program, which serves Atlantic Avenue, is a seasonal program that operates until Labor Day."

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    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Seniors

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Port Orange Tourist Traps

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    by Doodlebug88 Written Jun 18, 2005

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    If you want to buy something that has your favorite driver on it don't buy it at the track! I worked at the giftshop at Daytona USA and trust me, all the prices are really expensive. Even the food is expensive, so don't buy the food there, instead eat at the many restuarants around the track, you will save alot of money!

    Unique Suggestions: If you have to buy gifts at the track check out the discount store that is outside of Daytona USA. You can see the building from where the tram tour lines are at. It is a gray building with Daytona written really big on it!

    If you have to eat at the track, well then what can you do. There is only one food selling place inside, and it is expensive. Try and have a little snack there, and save your big meal for somewhere outside the track!

    Fun Alternatives: Instead of buying gifts at the trak go check out the Race store in Volusia Mall right across the street. Even go to to the Flea Market, they have the same things but cheaper!

    There are many other restuarants around the track, you will save alot of money if you eat at one of them instead of eating at the track!

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Port Orange Sports & Outdoors

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    Marina from ICW

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This marina doesn't have any connection to the Seven Seas Sailing association. The cross current in this marina is one of the worst on the ICW- greater than 1 knot, and the marina is relatively unprotected from wakes. The reason for the cross current is from the Venturi effect caused by the narrowing of the river where the bridge goes across.

    When we stayed there it was 50 cents/ft for the first day. The marina owner was relatively hostile to internet access by transients.

    Equipment: Fixed piers, electricity, washer/dryer, no cable, no pump out. Primarily a working yard for smaller boats - has no haulout capability for larger boats. They have an extensive marine store.

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