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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 nsbfla.com. Discover for yourself what the locals have known for years.

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

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Turkey Day 5K

November 27, 2014
Don't miss the 5K race like no other! YES - it is a chip-timed race that takes place on the beautiful hard-packed beaches of New Smyrna Beach. YES - the race is appropriate for all runners of all skill levels and ages be it your first or 51st race. In fact, medals in 84 categories and two overall plaques will be awarded, as well as prizes for the best costumed Thanksgiving-themed runners. And YES we are celebrating Thanksgiving Day with our very own rubber Turkey toss! This is how it works - after the race participants will get to toss a rubber turkey to win not-so-valuable Thanksgiving dinner items from cranberry sauce and rolls to box ...Read More>> d stuffing and yes… turkeys. Walkers are welcome. Families are welcome. And best yet, all participants receive a New Smyrna Beach Turkey Day Beach 5K t-shirt. The race awards program and special prizes for the best Thanksgiving-themed runners will start at 10 a.m. Text "TURKEY" to 40691 for a registration link to your smart device. Read Less
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Spark the Spirit

November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014
Spark the Spirit kicks off Christmas on Canal Street with a tree lighting ceremony and live entertainment in our beautiful downtown. Bring your chair, and take part in festivities that everyone will enjoy. Stores and restaurants will be open late, so patrons can shop, as well as enjoy the fun. Canal Street Historic District brings the spirit of the holidays to Christmas Park at the corner of Live Oak and Canal Streets. Stop in at Santa's Place, and watch the children's eyes light up when they see the sparkling decorations and Santa, too. Have your picture taken in front of a mural by local artist Cathy Berse. Entertainment by l ...Read More>> cal groups puts you in the holiday spirit. Read Less
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Coastal Christmas Market

November 29, 2014
Live entertainment, children's activities and Santa make this a great way to spend the Thanksgiving weekend. Start your holiday shopping and decorating at the Coastal Christmas Market, Merchant Open House and Farmer's Market…a perfect opportunity to shop local. There are gifts and activities for the young and the young at heart! The Coastal Market is a great place to buy quality gifts from local artisans, as well as an opportunity to support local charities and schools by purchasing arts and crafts. Share this fun day with family, friends and out-of-town guests. Children love The Party Train Express, a unique trackless train tha ...Read More>> travels up and down Canal Street. Read Less
http://www.beachweeks.com

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Wine Walk

November 29, 2014 - November 30, 2014
A New Smyrna Beach tradition! Gather your friends and family and come unwind at Wine Walk, a progressive wine tasting along Flagler Avenue where participants can taste 20 of the more than 100 showcased wines, as well as attend art showcases and demonstrations (e.g. glass blowing) and shop along Flagler Avenue. Available with purchase is a "passport" for $25 which includes a keepsake wine glass ($20 with a returning official wine walk glass). Participating Wine Walk host locations include Toni and Joe's Patio, Flagler Tavern, Peanuts Restaurant and Sports Bar, OM Bar & Chill Lounge, Traders' Sports Pub, Galleria De Vitro, Manzano&a ...Read More>> os;s Fine Foods, Gyftz, Clancy's Cantina, That's Amore, Café Heavenly, and Ta Da Gallery. Happening simultaneously to Wine Walk is the Gallery Group's Art Walk, which also takes place on Flagler Avenue but from 10am to 5pm. Art Walk offers artists showcasing and selling their creations, a register-to-win art drawing, and gallery guest artist demonstrations. The Flagler Avenue Gallery Group represents the Avenue's galleries and includes Gallery de Vitro, Jewelry of Joy, Palms Up Pottery and Ta Da Gallery. Read Less
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Run to the Sun

November 29, 2014
The 9th annual Run to the Sun will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 29, at Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Drive, in the Canal Street Historic District. The timed 4-mile run/walk travels over two bridges for a unique route with a lovely view of the river. For walkers, this course offers a chance to view the sunrise, dolphins at play and boats heading out to sea. Participants will enjoy a custom t-shirt, custom medal, free brunch and more. A one-mile fun run also is offered. This year's race will benefit CUDAS Unhooked, an organization that provides support to local students dedicated to becoming educated, independent, contributin ...Read More>> members of society. For registration information, please log on to www.runtothesun4jeff.com. Read Less
http://www.runtothesun4jeff.com

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Light up Flagler

December 05, 2014 - December 06, 2014
Join in on Holiday fun with your whole family and the Merchants of Flagler Avenue.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Gallery Walk

December 06, 2014 - December 07, 2014
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.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Wine Walk

December 27, 2014 - December 28, 2014
A New Smyrna Beach tradition! Gather your friends and family and come unwind at Wine Walk, a progressive wine tasting along Flagler Avenue where participants can taste 20 of the more than 100 showcased wines, as well as attend art showcases and demonstrations (e.g. glass blowing) and shop along Flagler Avenue. Available with purchase is a "passport" for $25 which includes a keepsake wine glass ($20 with a returning official wine walk glass). Participating Wine Walk host locations include Toni and Joe's Patio, Flagler Tavern, Peanuts Restaurant and Sports Bar, OM Bar & Chill Lounge, Traders' Sports Pub, Galleria De Vitro, Manzano&a ...Read More>> os;s Fine Foods, Gyftz, Clancy's Cantina, That's Amore, Café Heavenly, and Ta Da Gallery. Happening simultaneously to Wine Walk is the Gallery Group's Art Walk, which also takes place on Flagler Avenue but from 10am to 5pm. Art Walk offers artists showcasing and selling their creations, a register-to-win art drawing, and gallery guest artist demonstrations. The Flagler Avenue Gallery Group represents the Avenue's galleries and includes Gallery de Vitro, Jewelry of Joy, Palms Up Pottery and Ta Da Gallery. Read Less
http://www.nsbfla.com

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