New Smyrna Beach is full of small town charm and beachside appeal. Old oaks draped in Spanish moss line the streets of the historic district, and beachside offers pristine white sand beaches peppered with luxury condos. It straddles the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, so it is part island and part inland – both oceanfront and riverfront. Canaveral National Seashore, teaming with wildlife, is located on one side of New Smyrna Beach, and Ponce Inlet, best known for its delightful waterfront restaurants, is on the other side.
Home to sun worshippers, surfers and boaters, New Smyrna Beach is virtually surrounded by water, so it is a fisherman’s dream. Visitors can kayak, paddleboard or rent jet skis. Families can picnic and play volleyball on the beach. Dogs are even welcome on certain New Smyrna beaches. If you like beach life, you will love New Smyrna Beach.
New Smyrna Beach also hosts some of the most remarkable events. The Annual Festival of the Arts, with fabulous art displays by over 230 talented artists, live music, a student art exhibit, a creative education tent, food court and more, is held every January. Get your groove on for the New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival in May – a four-day event where soulful sounds flow through the streets. Revelers can take in scores of bands in multiple locations throughout town. And in June, the Seaside Fiesta takes will take place beachside on Flagler Avenue. It will feature live entertainment, arts and crafts booths, great food, games and more! Taste great seafood from Volusia’s best restaurants, and enjoy live entertainment at New Smyrna Beach’s Annual Shrimp and Seafood Festival in August. Christmas parades are held by land and by sea. Also enjoy monthly events throughout the year, including the Wine Walk – a progressive wine tasting event in which participants can explore over 100 wines within local pubs, restaurants and galleries; and classic car shows that absolutely any motor enthusiast would enjoy!