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When it comes to fun in the sun, Florida offers many choices. For years, the savviest travelers have used a simple technique to identify the roads less traveled, yet most worthy of exploration. The key: Follow the Locals. They, more than anyone, can lead you to the places that are quiet and protected, beautiful and charming, fun, interesting and authentic. Greater New Smyrna Beach is one of these places. Year after year, Central Florida residents have voted New Smyrna Beach, “Best Beach” in the Orlando Sentinel’s “Best Bets” competition; telling, when you consider this is one of the world’s premiere vacation destinations, literally surrounded by world-class coastal options. An unspoiled jewel located 45 minutes east of Orlando International Airport between Daytona Beach and Kennedy Space Center, the New Smyrna Beach area still tends to fly under the radar of many. Here, you’ll find a laid-back blend of history, culture, the arts, nature and 13 miles of pristine white sand beaches. Greater New Smyrna Beach is an eclectic mix of old and new, subtle sophistication and bohemian soul, as “real” as Florida gets. It occupies a notable place in history as the second oldest city in Florida, site of the largest single attempt at British colonization in the new world. The city is also recognized as one of the “ Top 100 Small Art Towns” in the US, home to numerous galleries and the internationally renowned Atlantic Center for the Arts, recently profiled in the New York Times. Other local attractions include 1830’s-era sugar mill ruins, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, which, at 187 feet, is Florida’s tallest, two marine science centers featuring hands-on discovery tours, and a host of palate-pleasing local dining options. While history, the arts and culture offer much, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding areas of Port Orange, Edgewater, Oak Hill and Osteen are perhaps best known for outdoor recreation. Whether your idea of fun is relaxed or adventurous, it’s here. The area’s beaches are clean, safe, wide and uncrowded - perfect for sunbathing, bicycling, swimming, fishing and building sand castles. National Geographic Magazine has named New Smyrna Beach as one of the “World’s Top 20 Surf Towns,” and many recognize the area and its spectacular inland waterways as, “The Redfish Capital of the World.” Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and kite boarding are all popular. Accommodations range from charming hotels to quaint bed and breakfast inns, to a variety of oceanfront homes and vacation rentals. Condominiums are popular choices for families and extended stays. For more information, call the Visitor Center at 1 - 800-541-9621 or visit Discover for yourself what the locals have known for years.

  • Amenities:
  • Baby-changing station, Restrooms,
  • Business Type:
  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus, Destination Management Company, Welcome Centers
  • Designation:
  • Official DMO Listing,


Gallery Walk

July 04, 2015
Gallery Walk is the "go-to" event in New Smyrna Beach! The galleries to visit in the surrounding area are: Arts on Douglas, Harris House, Clay Gallery and The Hub. Expect to experience the coolest artists' studio/gallery/retail store you will ever set foot in and featured monthly solo and group exhibitions, artist talks and live music. The first Saturday Gallery Walk has become a community gathering spot for a discerning mix of art lovers, patrons and artists for over 10 years! Along with these events, don't forget the Farmers Market and Museum of History both on Sams Avenue.

NSB 4th of July Celebration

July 04, 2015 - July 05, 2015
Celebrate our nation’s independence beginning at 10 a.m., July 4, in the Canal Street Historic District of New Smyrna Beach. Events lead up to fireworks at 9:15 p.m. in Riverside Park, 105 N. Riverside Drive. The schedule includes: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Art Stroll 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Scavenger hunt 2 - 4 p.m.: Bed races 4 - 8 p.m.: Gallery Walk 5 - 9 p.m.: Gourmet food trucks. 5 - 10 p.m.: Street dancing 9:15 p.m.: Fireworks

Christmas in July Celebration

July 04, 2015 - July 05, 2015
Sidewalk Sales, Scavenger Hunt, Music and the Annual Bed Race Derby at 3:00 p.m. Meet Santa in Christmas Park after the Bed Races.

Classic Car Show

July 11, 2015 - July 12, 2015
The Canal Street Cruise with classic cars will be from 4-8 p.m., on the second Saturday of the month. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly event offers food and entertainment in a historic setting.

NSB Shrimp & Seafood Festival

August 20, 2015 - August 21, 2015
Seafood, Music and Entertainment

New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival

September 25, 2015 - September 28, 2015
Enjoy your weekend with all things Jazz from the sounds to parties and art

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