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Discover all Florida has to offer at New Smyrna Beach
Within an hour of Orlando, one of the busiest cities in Florida, New Smyrna Beach offers a sandy and calm retreat. The atmosphere is more relaxing than neighboring Daytona Beach, which attracts a youthful and exuberant crowd. Surfers flock to New Smyrna, and National Geographic magazine has listed the town as one of the of best surf spots in the country. It is a hidden gem on the East Coast and offers an eclectic blend of dining and shopping.
Things to do
New Smyrna Beach offers a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere. It is extremely safe for young children and offers exciting water activities for older teens as well. For added convenience, it is possible to drive up and down the sand to find the perfect spot.
The Sugar Mill Ruins is a great place to experience the history of the area dating back to when the molasses and sugar industry thrived in Florida. The location was once a functional mill in the 19th century and was the site of clashes during the war between America and the Seminole Indians.
New Smyrna Beach is filled with fun activities to keep you active and in the sunshine while on your vacation. You could enjoy a horseback riding adventure, fishing excursion, or golf on one of the premier courses in the area. Racing enthusiasts will love the New Smyrna Speedway. This half-mile track schedules regular NASCAR races.
New Smyrna is a casual community filled with unique shops. Flagler Avenue and Canal Street are pedestrian-friendly areas with a vibrant mix of specialty stores, businesses, art galleries and more. One particular store specializes in handmade Fair Trade products like home decor, jewelry and other textiles.
Visitors do not travel to New Smyrna Beach for fast food chains. Flagler Avenue and Canal Street offer the perfect blend of locally-owned pizza places, ice cream shops and other unique eateries to enjoy with the family, with friends or with business colleagues after a day of conferences. Several restaurants offer a fine dining menu overlooking the Indian River.
Places to stay
The area around Canal Street is home to quaint inns and cozy bed and breakfasts perfect for couples on a romantic weekend trip. Affordable motels or recognized chain New Smyrna Beach hotels are ideal for families. The Best Western offers oceanfront accommodations at budget-friendly prices, and the Riverview Hotel is a picturesque Victorian style family favorite.
New Smyrna offers a wide range of festivals and entertainment. Visitors enjoy car shows, craft shows and other food events throughout the year. The beach-centered Jazz Festival brings great music to the town. Each month, the community has the opportunity to view great exhibits, listen to music, and experience top art at the Art Stroll and Gallery Walk. Food lovers will enjoy the Shrimp and Seafood Festival: Each August, the top Smyrna restaurant chefs assemble and provide samples of award-winning seafood dishes.
Best time to visit
The climate in New Smyrna Beach is pleasant all year. The best time to visit is November through May before the temperatures begin to climb into the high 90s. Summer brings strong humidity, “hurricane season,” high hotel rates and large beach crowds. To enjoy more solitude, try visiting during the winter months. This is a popular time for retirees to escape harsh winters from other parts of the country.
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Featured New Smyrna Beach Hotels
New Smyrna Beach oceanfront hotel creates warm holiday memoriesLocated 15 miles south of Daytona, New Smyrna Beach remains one of Florida's best kept secrets. Unlock those secrets at Holiday Inn... More
Begin each morning at the Hampton Inn & Suites New Smyrna Beach with Hampton's free hot breakfast. Sample one of our famous fresh-baked waffles, or try the hearty oatmeal for a delicious healthy... More
Great location, great room
Welcome to the Riverview Hotel. Enjoy a unique historic experience for both romantic getaways and family vacations alike. Established in 1885 the Victorian style Riverview Hotel is a picturesque... More
Good overnight stay but no longer
Circa 1948. Barefoot elegance can be found at this waterfront inn with SpanishIsle architecture in New Smyrna Beach Florida. Born into the hospitality business the twin brother innkeepers are eager... More