Daytona Beach may be renowned as the international spring break capital--but venture just a bit further down the coast, and you'll find that New Smyrna Beach offers a breathtaking beachside experience of its own!
Whether you're in town for a quick vacation, or are a New Smyrna local looking for ways to make the most of the season, we've got five fun things to try! Take a look below.
Soak up some sun
One of the most obvious (and enjoyable!) spring break activities is to simply soak up the sun at your favorite coastal spot. In New Smyrna Beach, there's no shortage of these. Our 13 miles of white sand shores are the perfect place to rest your feet, lounge around, or build sandcastle creations. For added convenience (and adventure), you can even drive your car right onto the beach. It's a unique experience--one that's sure to make running back to your car for cash/shovels/towels a whole lot easier.
Experience the water in an all new way
At this time of year, New Smyrna Beach's refreshing blue waters are more inviting than ever--but you don't have to experience them the "same old" way. Take to the secluded waters of Indian River Lagoon Preserve Park by kayak, and get closer to the water than ever. You can also try your hand at one of New Smyrna's favorite local pastimes--surfing! Offering some of the best action on the Eastern Seaboard, our coastline and inlet are perfect for refining your skill and having a great time with friends.
Visit the Canaveral National Seashore
Looking to immerse yourself in natural beauty this spring? Why not check out the Canaveral National Seashore, a near-untouched stretch of shoreline just minutes south of New Smyrna Beach? This federally-protected escape is pure and pristine, letting nature alone provide the beauty and recreation that abound. You can ride horseback through the park and right by the water, go camping, or explore more than 250 species of wildlife, on land and in the sky.
The beloved Florida pastime--golf--is alive and well here in New Smyrna Beach. You'll find great places to work on your game or enjoy a laidback afternoon with family, at the city's municipal course, for example, or the enchanting Hidden Lakes Golf Club.
Get the VIP experience... at home
Of course, you never really need to go much further than your backyard for springtime fun in New Smyrna Beach! Enjoy the at-home VIP experience in your Platinum home, by lounging around the pool, cooking up dinner al fresco in your outdoor kitchen, or enjoying a backyard movie night.
We can't quite think of a better spring break than one spent in and around your Platinum home, surrounded by the natural beauty and recreational experiences New Smyrna Beach has to offer. Share your own area "must-dos" with us below!