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When the kids are off from school, and you have saved up PTO waiting to be used, it’s time for a family getaway. New Smyrna Beach is the perfect place for a laid-back vacation. With so many fun spring activities, delicious local restaurants, and homey vacation rentals, you and your family will have the reset you need. Start planning your getaway to Florida’s favorite east coast beach!

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Activities in New Smyrna Beach, FL

With so many fun activities to try during your stay this spring break, there will never be a dull moment. You will have the chance to explore everything Florida offers, from beaches to marine life. Make amazing memories and spend quality time with loved ones in New Smyrna Beach.

Have a Beach Day

You can’t go to New Smyrna Beach without spending a day on the shore. Enjoy the sun, play in the sand, and savor family time in the ocean. Many of our NSB rentals offer beach supplies, but you can also rent umbrellas, chairs, coolers, and more using the Beachfront Bellhop. While you relax and soak up the sun on the beach, the kids can play freely in the ocean.

In New Smyrna Beach, you can explore a few different beaches. There is a driving beach and a non-driving beach that splits off at E 27th Avenue. Enjoy the driving beach when you stay at Chateau By the Sea and the non-driving beach when you stay at Point East. Enter the driving beach in your vehicle at the end of Flagler Ave and enjoy the perks of pulling your car up to the beach. If you have brought Fido along on your journey, Smyrna Dunes Park is a pet-friendly beach. You will have a fun-filled beach day wherever you choose to go during your spring break adventures in Florida!

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Become a Surfer

Explore your adventurous side and ride the surf this spring break with family and friends. New Smyrna Beach is one of the best surf towns in America because the waves are easier for beginners. Book 2-hour surfing lessons at Nichols Surf Shop and surf like a pro during your vacation in New Smyrna Beach. Hauling around a surfboard while traveling is very inconvenient, luckily you can rent one locally at either Nichols Surf Shop or Red Dog Surf Shop. Book a direct oceanfront condo or home so you always have easy access to the waves!

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Marine Discovery Center

Discover and learn about the amazing wildlife and ecosystem of New Smyrna Beach at the Marine Discovery Center. Inside, learn about the amazing plants and animals of the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem through the exhibits, aquariums, and live specimens. Venture outside to discover the butterfly garden, wildflower garden, nature playground, observation mound, restored salt marsh, nature trail, and the brand-new Hunter Amphitheater. The MDC also offers incredible eco-tours such as boat tours, kayak tours, and walking tours that you and your kids will greatly enjoy.

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Local Restaurants

Wake Up Café

One morning during your spring break stay in New Smyrna Beach, you will need to visit Wake Up Café for breakfast or brunch. This local gem is a family-owned restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch featuring American, Argentinian, and Spanish cuisines. With a wide variety of menu items for any food preference, this is the perfect spot for your family’s brunch.

Panhead’s Pizzeria

The best meal after a fun beach day is a delicious slice of pizza. For lunch, try visiting Panhead’s Pizzeria on Canal Street. This family-owned and operated restaurant specializes in homemade pizza with fresh ingredients. With tasty specialty pizzas and Italian American classics, everyone in your family is sure to find something they will enjoy. Browse their menu here.

New Smyrna Beach Spring Break Rentals

With so many fun things to do and explore in New Smyrna Beach, you will want to retire in a comfortable and private space. At Great Ocean Condos and Homes, we offer a vast number of upscale NSB stays that you can choose from. Call us at 386.280.4537 or browse our website for New Smyrna Beach rentals. You and your family will make amazing memories together in NSB during spring break.

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