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6 Reasons to Visit New Smyrna Beach Area in Florida This Summer

by Katie Skrzek

Apr 26, 2024

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New Smyrna Beach Area in Florida invites family travelers to explore the region this summer. The area includes the communities of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, Osteen and Port Orange in east central Florida.


Outdoor Adventures

There are numerous outdoor attractions to explore during your visit, including 17 miles of beaches and the diverse estuary Indian River Lagoon. Explore Canaveral National Seashore on a kayak tour with Viking Eco Tours.


Cultural Activities

The local art scene is booming in New Smyrna Beach Area. Explore local studios; attend annual events; and participate in workshops at spaces including  Hub on CanalJane’s Art Center and Atlantic Center for the Arts.


Summer Camp

For guests spending an extended time in Florida, check out summer camps like ecological exploration at Marine Discovery Center, theater at Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach or surfing at Jimmy Lane Surfing Academy.


Foodie Paradise

New Smyrna Beach Area’s diverse culinary scene offers everything from fine dining to casual outdoor spots. Restaurants like JB’s Fish Camp and Outriggers participate in the Catch ‘N’ Cook program, allowing diners to bring in freshly caught fish, specially prepared by the chef.


Summer Events

There are family-friendly and adults-only events and live music performances taking place throughout the summer, ranging from car shows to wine tastings.


NSB Trails Series

Plan your trip utilizing the more than 20 curated itineraries from the NSB Trails Series. The itineraries cover a variety of interests from sports and spirits to wellness and music.



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