New Smyrna Beach certainly paints an idyllic springtime picture as gulls glide over the water, foamy tides kiss the shore, and the sky radiates with pure sunshine. Unlike most of the country still covered in snow, spring displays its full glory in this Florida beach town and makes for the perfect Easter vacation destination. Discover the fun activities, events, and reasons why NSB is the best place on the east coast to spend your Easter holiday!
Kick Off Spring by Being in Nature
While Peeps and chocolate bunnies are practically the essence of Easter, there’s nothing more fitting than a nature-filled getaway to celebrate the start of spring. We recommend booking an oceanfront vacation rental to fully enjoy the beach during this beautiful season. Begin Easter morning sipping hot coffee and journaling to the sight of the sun rising over the waves. With the golden pink skies still fresh in your mind, you’ll be peacefully equipped for a day filled with egg hunts and candy-loving children.
If you’re traveling with your entire family, a gorgeous, luxury home on the beach makes for the perfect Easter rental. Besides being a private escape just steps from the beach, homes also provide a practical aspect for those celebrating holidays together. Hosting the traditional Easter brunch is incredibly simple when a fully-stocked kitchen and large dining area are provided for family gatherings. Once the table is cleared, let the kids freely explore the yard for candy-filled treasure while the adults relax to the home’s stretching Atlantic view.
No matter where you book your New Smyrna Beach stay, you’ll be delighted to discover that you picked one of the best times of year for your beach vacation! April is one of the quietest times in NSB as the spring break crowd has departed and summer vacationers haven’t yet arrived. Unlike any other month of the year, April maintains a delicate balance of being warm enough for ocean dips, yet cool enough where you won’t break a sweat. You’ll especially love how your Easter vacation is filled with long daylight hours, as the sun rises at seven and doesn’t set until eight in the evening.
Easter Brunch in NSB
If there’s one time no one complains about wearing their Sunday best, it’s for Easter service and brunch! Whether you’re traveling to New Smyrna Beach with children, adults, or both, our coastal town has some of the best brunch spots and events that all age groups will love.
Despite years of mysteriously gifting chocolate-filled baskets, the Easter Bunny is past illusive visits and welcomes kids of all ages to join him for breakfast. The Canal Street Business Association is hosting its Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Follow (or hop!) along as the bunny makes breakfast stops along Canal Street’s prominent local restaurants and eateries. His morning journey ends in Old Fort Park for an egg hunt at noon. Ready for an egg-cellent time? View the full itinerary here!
If you prefer a traditional brunch sans bunny ears, Third Wave Cafe is a magical dining spot that pairs nature with a high-end atmosphere. Celebrate the spring holiday with their delicious Chai Banana Bread French Toast or Strawberry Cream Crepe. Those who opt for savory dishes will find the brunch of their dreams in the Southwestern Hash and Huevos Rancheros entrees. With a cappuccino in hand, string lights overhead, and your favorite people around the table, this charming outdoor café creates the perfect setting for your Easter holiday. View their brunch menu here!
NSB Easter Events
While spending the weekend in a beach chair is the only Easter activity you need, your younger crowd won’t want to miss out on the holiday fun happening nearby. Explore the local springtime events happening during your stay below!
EDGEfest Easter Eggstravaganza – 10AM – 12PM, April 4, 2020
Who doesn’t love a festive Eggstravaganza?! Only a short drive from NSB, Edgewater is hosting a traditional hunt at Hawks Park Ballfields by the YMCA. Bring a basket, a love for candy, and plenty of energy for wrangling your sugar-laden kids! Event details provided here.
The Hippity Hop Adventure in Sanford – 9AM – 3PM, April 4-5, 2020
Calling all animal-lovers! Add a wild twist to the traditional Easter egg hunt and let the kids find their candy amongst rhinos and chimpanzees in the Central Florida Zoo. Located only 45 minutes from New Smyrna Beach, this weekend event is a fun excuse to visit one of Florida’s largest zoos. From treat stations along the Adventure Trail to meet-and-greets with the Easter Bunny, both you and the children will find yourselves loving this family-friendly outing.
The Central Florida Zoo is located at 3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, FL, 32771. While children 2 and under are free, general admission is $19.50 and ages 3-12 are $13.75. Click here for more information!
Oceanway Kids Glow Party Easter Egg Hunt – 6PM – 8:30PM, April 10, 2020
While your preteen may scoff at juvenile egg hunts, they’ll certainly change their tune for a glow-in-the-dark nighttime scavenge. Oceanway Church is hosting this free event on Friday evening and will be offering prizes and candy to all who come. Get directions and more details here.
Whether you join the springtime festivities or spend a quiet holiday soaking up ocean views, there’s no place like New Smyrna Beach to spend Easter Sunday. Make your plans official by reserving your beach vacation rental for you and your family to celebrate in. Browse direct oceanfront, ocean view, pet-friendly, homes, and luxury accommodations on our website or call 386.478.7863 and a professional vacation planner will assist you in finding the perfect Easter vacation rental.