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    Things to Do

    Laid-back Adventures Await 

    There are laid-back adventures like strolling on miles of seaside boardwalks, and seventeen miles of beautiful beach is just stepped away - you can even drive on it.

    Voted one of America's best small art towns, meet and talk to artists in their studios while they're creating beautiful pieces. Also, take in the latest exhibit at one of our many galleries and festivals where nationally acclaimed artists show their work. Or fill your days discovering intriguing history, unique boutiques, and eateries.

    Let our laid-back beach town vibe get inside of you.

    Follow The Dolphins & Manatees

    The bays, creeks, and causeways around New Smyrna Beach are the perfect waterscapes for exploring. Outfitters along the Indian River offer rentals and tours for all ages. You can slide into the seat of a kayak, or try a stand-up paddleboard if that’s more your style. Either offers a good workout and a new vantage for observing sea birds and mammals without the distraction of a boat motor.

    Land-Based Sports

    It's on drylands...sure, but water features are often backdrops at championship public golf courses in New Smyrna Beach. Year-round, New Smyrna Beach has a long history of hosting some of Florida’s best playincluding the Indian River Open, held annually for more than 50 years. And area courses include the New Smyrna Beach Golf Club, established in 1948, where rolling greens are dotted with towering palms and windswept pines.

    Underwater Treasures

    Shipwrecks and reefs, huge spiny lobsters, and a myriad more wonders of the underwater world are waiting to be explored around New Smyrna Beach. Snorkeling is a start, to see what’s undersea. Or maybe this is the year you’ll go for SCUBA certification. Or go with a guide to try spearfishing. In-town outfitters and dive schools have everything you’ll need to dive in.


    Arts & Culture

    The arts have a permanent home in New Smyrna Beach. The city has the distinction of being included in the book, “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America: Where to Discover Creative Communities, FreshAir, and Affordable Living” by John Villani.

    Galleries & Museums

    No need to leave a man's best friend behind. Pooches can enjoy the beach too, and you are certain to find the best pet-friendly stays, restaurants, and woof-ready activities in NSB.

    Unique Area Attractions

    See the gentle Florida manatee, enjoy the thrills of racing, or watch locals perform plays at the theater. You can also head to Sugar Mill Ruins to explore unique 17-acre historic site containing the ruins of the coquina sugar factory that was raided during a war between the Seminole Indians and the United States.

    Go Exploring
    Shop Beach Styles, Local Art & Gifts

    Shop along historic Canal Street and find a unique gift for that hard-to-please friend. Stroll the five blocks from the river to the ocean along charming and historic Flagler Avenue to shop the unique galleries and boutiques.

    Boutiques & More
    It's Always Tee Time in New Smyrna Beach

    Year-round, New Smyrna Beach has a long history of hosting some of Florida’s best play — including the Indian River Open, held annually for more than 50 years. 

    Golf Courses
    Parks & Trails

    While getting toes in the sand and enjoying the shores is a visitor-favorite activity, these parks will connect you to Florida's exuberant nature and create memorable moments beyond the beach.

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    Sports, Health & Wellness

    Start your day with an early morning walk on the beach or join a glorious sunrise yoga class to stretch your body and clear your mind. Enjoy a deliciously healthy breakfast at an outdoor café before a relaxing day at one of NSB's luxurious spas.

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    Just For Kids

    New Smyrna Beach offers children hours of fun – whether you like building sandcastles, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, fishing, exploring, picnicking, and more.

    Kid-Friendly Fun
    Nearby: Daytona Beach & West Volusia

    West Volusia encompasses 14 communities with an eclectic collection of attractions. Daytona Beach brings all the action with the Daytona International Speedway. The combination makes for great adventures.

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