With so many fun activities and places to explore in New Smyrna Beach, sometimes a weekend trip doesn’t cut it. Book a long vacation and live like a local in NSB. From locals’ favorite restaurants like the Breakers to monthly events like the Wine Walk on Flagler Ave, you will want to stay a while to experience all of them.
One of the best ways to get a taste of local life in a new city is to literally taste it! Get to know New Smyrna Beach through our delicious local restaurants.
NSB locals are passionate about local New Smyrna Beach’s restaurants, and we can’t talk about local favorites without first mentioning the Breakers. Located on Flagler Avenue in the iconic pink building, it’s the perfect spot to have a burger with an incredible beach view. The Breaker’s menu items include the Beach Burger, Blue Cheeseburger, Hawaiian Burger, and Salsa Burger. When visiting New Smyrna Beach, the Breakers is a must-eat!
Another delicious spot on Flagler Avenue is the Third Wave Café & Wine Bar, which was recently featured on 𝘋𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘋𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦-𝘐𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘋𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 on Food Network with Guy Fieri. With a garden setting and relaxing ambiance, a focus on environmentalism, and an eclectic blend of dishes, Third Wave Café is a local gem. Visit for mouth-watering brunch choices such as crepes, traditional breakfast, sandwiches, and a full scratch bar with unique cocktails. Or visit in the evening for dinner with delectable dishes that can include local and sustainably caught seafood and hand-cut steaks. Whenever you decide to dine at Third Wave Café & Wine Bar, you will be sure to find something delicious on the menu!
Looking for a unique restaurant to dine at? How about one in a treehouse? Head to Norwood’s Restaurant & Treehouse Bar for an appetizing dinner. Enjoy dishes from the land to the sea, in addition to vegetarian options. Norwood’s also has different musical artists every night, such as Ken Macy and Beav & Rob, and special events like their Wine & Dine Dinner Series. Don’t forget to stop by the Roots Bar and order a featured drink like Still Hot in Here with tequila, mint, passionfruit, pineapple, and lime. You won’t forget dining in New Smyrna Beach’s favorite treehouse restaurant. View their menu here.
Long Stays in NSB
After a full and delicious meal, you will want to retreat to a comfortable place that feels like a home away from home. One of the best ways to experience New Smyrna Beach like a local is to book a longer stay in a beachside condo.
Spend your days gazing off toward the ocean from your New Smyrna Beach condo. A group of 6 can stay comfortably at Chadham by the Sea 119 with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Its stunning view won’t be the only thing rivaling for your attention as the condo’s newly renovated interior is both welcoming and aesthetic. This condo is fully equipped for your long stay with all the necessities you need to live like a local in NSB.
Settled by the Indian River and near New Smyrna Beach’s best dining and shopping is the enchanting retreat, Dolphin Cove 45. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom getaway charms guests with a colorful interior, private backyard, and prime location. With NSB’s best boutiques and restaurants less than 2 miles away, there is something to do around every corner. The condo is within walking distance of the serene river waters and less than 2 miles from the public beach access. Experience beach town living when you book a long stay in Dolphin Cove 45.
If you require a larger home for your stay in NSB, Luxury on the Lagoon will be your perfect getaway. The sunsets and views from this luxurious riverfront home are some of the best in New Smyrna. Located right on Mosquito Lagoon, you can see both the river and the ocean from several spacious balconies and decks that overlook the pristine Indian River Lagoon. Perfect for a large family or two, this home has 3 floors, 4 bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms that comfortably sleeps 12. Enjoy a luxurious stay in New Smyrna Beach at this private home.
Step into vacation mode once you enter Turtlemound Treasure. Enjoy a private and cozy stay that you can return to after a fun day in New Smyrna Beach. Beachy décor can be found in every room from the beautiful blue-hued walls to ocean-themed bedding and tropical artwork. From the sundeck, you can catch spectacular views of the beach or soak up some Florida sun while listening to the waves crashing in the distance.
New Smyrna Beach Grocery Shopping
If you’re spending a long vacation in New Smyrna Beach, stocking up your NSB rental with your favorite foods will be your first stop. To live like a local, you need to shop like a local. Shop for your groceries at a local NSB grocery shop.
With locations in New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, and Ormond Beach, this family-owned and operated business sells fresh fruit and vegetables at an affordable cost. Perrine’s Fresh Food Market also offers various Amish products, local honey, jellies, and old-fashioned snacks. There is also a full-service deli that offers 60 types of meats and cheeses. Bring the groceries you buy from this local market back to your new Smyrna beach vacation rental and cook up a delicious meal!
Heath’s Natural Foods is a family-owned and operated specialty food store. This award-winning health food market offers the finest natural supplements, herbs and extracts, gluten-free products, organic wine & beer, produce, and organic meats & fish. They also have a deli and juice bar that serves organic smoothies, juices, coffee, and tea. In addition, they can make custom sandwiches, wraps, and paninis. If you have any dietary restrictions or want the finest foods in New Smyrna Beach, visit Heath’s Natural Foods.
As you’re shopping around for your local groceries in NSB, you may stumble across a flyer promoting a local event. With monthly events like the Flagler Avenue Wine Walk and annual events like the IMAGES festival, there are always fun community events to join and get a real taste of local life in New Smyrna Beach.
The most popular monthly event among locals in New Smyrna Beach is the Flagler Avenue Wine Walk. During this wine-tasting event in NSB, participants receive passports with 20 tasting tickets and enjoy tasting wines from several establishments.
More annual events include Biketoberfest, the Jazz Festival, and the NSB Christmas Parade. Depending on what time of the year you decide to spend in New Smyrna Beach, you can join one of these local events.
With so many entertaining events, beachside restaurants, family-owned grocery shops, and comfortable long stays in New Smyrna Beach, you will become a local in no time! Need vacation planning assistance? Call us at 386.478.7863 or browse more NSB rental homes, direct oceanfront properties, ocean-view properties, and pet-friendly stays.