Don’t drift apart—instead, host your next family reunion in New Smyrna Beach. With an array of accommodations, restaurants, and activities, our charming barrier island appeals to all generations.
One big happy family? Renting a private home or condo is the way to go. Rental companies like Ocean Properties and Great Ocean Condos offer a large portfolio of both, including some that sleep up to 17 people. If you’re not sure you can handle that level of togetherness, then a hotel might be a better fit. Book individual rooms at the Best Western or SpringHill Suites for amenities like mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers.
For families looking to stay and play on a budget, the beach is always a bargain. Family members of all ages are usually content to laze happily in the sun and splash in the surf. All you really need is sunscreen and a towel to enjoy the blue water and white sand. Want to add some action? Kick it up a notch with a family surf lesson from a local pro from Surfin’ NSB or Jimmy Lane Surfing Academy. They’ll have your whole group riding the waves in no time.
Spend a relaxing—and educational—afternoon out on the water with a Marine Discovery Center family eco-tour. The Dolphin Discovery Tour, a guided two-hour trip along the Indian River Lagoon, gets you up close to manatees, dolphins, and more. A covered, 40-person pontoon boat makes this outing accessible for everyone.
Home to a vibrant arts community, New Smyrna Beach’s galleries and workshops are wonderful little locales to explore. Stroll through free local art galleries, like The Hub on Canal and Arts on Douglas. Or sign up to create your own happy little masterpiece at the Bob Ross Art Workshop and Gallery.
Need a space for a family presentation? You can reserve a meeting room in your hotel for a reasonable fee or rent space in a community venue, like the Coronado Civic Center. For a fancier affair, local event planners and rental companies are also available to assist you in organizing your family reunion.
From small getaways with your closest loved ones to celebrations with every branch of the tree, New Smyrna Beach is the perfect place to create fond memories with family. Experience the joy of reuniting and reconnecting in NSB.