Nearby airport info: the closest airport is Daytona Beach (DAB) about 30 minutes from my shop, next closest is Orlando/Sanford (SFB) about 45 minutes, and Orlando International (MCO) is about an hour. DAB is a smaller airport and very easy to get in and out of, with very little wait time for check-in or security when you are flying out of here (this is nice if you have an afternoon flight on the last day of class, you won’t have to leave the class so early). MCO is a huge airport and there can be long wait times to get through security, get a rental car, etc, and the roads/traffic are very busy around this airport, although it is easy to get here from my shop. SFB is between the other two in size, and is very easy to get in and out of traffic-wise, but the time through check-in and security is longer like MCO. Nearby lodging info: There are a lot of hotels, B&B’s, and other accomodations in the areas near my shop – Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Daytona Beach – also many restaurants and other interesting things all around this area. My shop is in Edgewater, and is just 10 minutes from most hotels in New Smyrna Beach, and within 20-30 minutes from most of the hotels and restaurants in and around Port Orange and Daytona Beach. There are a number of bridges in New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach that cross over the Intracoastal Waterway to the barrier islands along the ocean, and many of the hotels are along these beach and oceanfront areas.
The closest local hotel is in Edgewater: Best Western Inn, 1730 S. Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater FL 32132 (386)427-7101. There are hundreds of other nearby hotels, resorts, and other lodging in New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, and Daytona Beach.
We have stayed in the Edgewater Best Western hotel – it is a new modern hotel, but the prices can go up on weekends and during other popular tourist times, so make sure you ask them about that. (I usually try to schedule class dates away from these events to help keep hotel costs down).
Another good, and probably the lowest-cost option, is using www.Airbnb.com or www.VRBO.com. There are a number of nearby houses, suites, rooms, etc available on AirBnB and VRBO in and near Edgewater that are very nice, and these have worked very well for people to stay in. Rental car info:Most people coming to our classes rent a car from the airport vendors, but some people use Uber to get around, which often ends up running much less than renting a car.