The beach isn’t the only thing to do during your stay here!
Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles – A unique commercial art gallery located in the arts-rich community of New Smyrna Beach, promoting the work and careers of prominent Florida artists. On the first Saturday of every month, the gallery features an opening reception for an artist’s solo exhibition. The receptions are free and open to the public. 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 428-1133.
New Smyrna Museum of History – See how the Southeast Volusia Historical Society, preserves, interprets, and promotes history in Southeast Volusia. Admission is by donation and is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday – Saturday. 120 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 478-0052.
Downtown New Smyrna Beach – The historic buildings and gorgeous architecture area creates the perfect backdrop to charming, historic downtown New Smyrna Beach. The tree-lined, pedestrian friendly streets offer a variety of specialty shops, fine dining, and cultural attractions. Parking is free.
Canaveral National Seashore – Year round recreation including fishing, boating, canoeing, surfing, sunbathing, swimming, hiking, camping, nature and historical trails. Visit the Eldora Statehouse, filled with history of earlier life along Mosquito Lagoon.
The Little Theatre – Providing big entertainment to the community as well as education in the performing arts, The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach presents six productions from September to May and a summer production in July. 726 Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 423-1246.
Flagler Avenue New Smyrna Beach – A true seaside beach street filled with quaint boutiques, galleries, surf shops, restaurants, inns and more. Be sure to check out the nightlife on Flagler with many restaurants and pubs offering live entertainment.
Water Taxi Express – Connecting New Smyrna Beach to Ponce Inlet. Cross the inlet and experience wildlife and marine life, enjoy fine dining, water sports, and see spectacular views of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday departures. Call (386) 589-1768 for departure locations.
Marine Discovery Center – Travel the Indian River Lagoon in the comfort of a 36-seat Discovery all-weather pontoon boat that are United States Coast Guard licensed. Enjoy a 2-hour journey narrated by knowledgeable tour guides, as they tell about the abundant marine life in the lagoon. Or choose a guided kayak eco-tour, paddling the backwaters of the lagoon. No experience required. 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 428-4828.
Paddleboard New Smyrna – Kayak and stand up paddleboard waterfront rentals offering lessons, tours, and sales. 177 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 530-3868.
Venetian Bay Golf Club – “Play the Bay” at one of the most uniquely designed courses in the area. Now open to the public. 63 North Airport Road, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 424-5775.
Hidden Lakes Golf Club – A par 69 golf course, Hidden Lakes offers a fair and fun challenge to golfers of all skill levels. 35 Fairgreen Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 427-4138.
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Upcoming Local Events
Steel Magnolias – January 10 – 19 – The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias serves up a southern view of life that’s as warm and comforting as a slice of sweet potato pie. In the world of a local homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighborly gossip. Curtain time is 8:00pm and 2:00pm on Sundays. Visit nsbplayers.org for ticket information.
Home Show & Business Expo – January 18, Saturday, 10am to 4pm – Business showcases and retail sales booths. With entertainment, educational displays, kids fun zone, food & more! Event takes place on historic downtown Canal Street.
Go Dog Go! – January 18, Saturday, 8am – 6th Annual 5K to benefit the Southeast Volusia Humane Society. Click HERE for more information.
Monthly Recurring Events:
Art Walk / Gallery Stroll – January 4, Saturday, 10am to 7pm – The galleries located on Douglas and historic Canal Streets feature monthly solo and group exhibitions, artist talks and live music. Held every first Saturday of the month, this event is free and has been a gathering spot for art lovers, patrons, and artists for many years.
East Coast Cruiser Night -January 11, Saturday, 4pm to 8pm – A classic car show hosted by the East Coast Cruisers Car Club is held every second Saturday of the Month on Canal Street. The street is closed to all vehicle traffic with the exception of the classic cars. Fun for the whole family with a DJ, food, and shopping.
Wine Walk – January 25, Saturday, 1pm to 7pm – Stroll Flagler Avenue and enjoy wine tasting with live music and many fine dining restaurants. Passport tickets can be purchased at the corner of Cooper Street and Flagler Avenue.
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Playgrounds, Parks, Golf & More
– 27th Avenue Park on the Beach
– Buena Vista Park, N. Causeway
– Old Fort Park, N. Riverside Drive
– Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park,
6656 S. Atlantic Avenue
– Riverside Manatee Park, N. Riverside Drive
– Smyrna Dunes State Park, North End of Peninsula Ave
1.5 Mile Nature Trail/Boardwalk
– NSB Skate Board Park, 254 Industrial Park Ave.