Work, family, stress. Sometimes a getaway at the beach is just what the doctor ordered. Bringing along some of your best gal pals to join the fun can be even better. After working on your tan, you’ll be looking for other ways to fill your time and keep the fun going throughout your stay.
Girls’ Night Out
If your getaway with the girls happens in December, be sure to check the schedule and make sure the New Smyrna annual Girls’ Night Out on Canal Street in the famed historic district is part of your plans. Not only are there fun activities, live music, photo-ops, and in-store specials at many of the fabulous stores along the street, it’s a perfect opportunity to treat yourself to an early holiday gift or check out the many unique wares to make the perfect gift for someone else.
Flagler Beachfront Winery
After a day at the beach or scoping out the local historic district, slip over to Flager Beachfront Winery. Choose from an array of red or white, sweet, or dry wines, or “get slushed” with one of their frozen wine slushies made of 100% wine that’s been put through their special machine and then frozen. Every bottle is made on-site. If you’d like to sip one of those slushies while you tan, there are special “Got Slushed” tumblers that will keep your slushie frozen. Love what you taste and want some after you get back home? They’ll ship it to you!
Grab the girls and saddle up! Take a guided horseback riding tour along the beach. Guide your horse on a tour along the sand and through the lapping waves of low tide with a beach tour from Equestrian Adventures of Florida. Reservations are a must, as the company transports the horses by trailer to meet riders at the starting point on the beach. Rides are available seven days a week, with a minimum of two riders and a maximum of five per party.
If you’re looking for somewhere to hear some live music, let your hair down and dance the night away, Beachside Tavern has you covered. All shows are free and start at 9 p.m. You must be 21 years of age or older to get in.
Add in some adventure to your New Smyrna Beach getaway with parasailing. Travel up over the water as high as 1,000 feet! You’ll “take off” and land on the boat’s specially designed flight deck as you soar to new heights. Many of the companies available in the area take pictures and video of your flight, and some may even provide you with a GoPro camera so you can capture the experience from the rider’s point of view.
Explore the undersea world of New Smyrna Beach without going too far below the surface. Several area companies offer snorkeling tours, many of which may include gear and instruction. Ask about trip length, including day and possible overnight trips. If you’re confident in your skills, you can rent gear from a beach gear rental company and strike out on your own.
Turtle Mound River Tours
After you’ve spent some time in the water and on the sand, head out onto the water. Turtle Mound River Tours offers fun, narrated scenic two-hour boat tours of the Indian River Lagoon. You and your girlfriends can kick back and for a sunset tour, private tour, or small group tour where you might see dolphins and manatees. There’s a stunning view of the Canaveral National Seashore to be seen as well. If you find you’ve had fun, bring your family back for a “family fun fishing adventure.”
The Spa at Venetian Bay
What girls’ getaway would be complete without a visit to the local spa for massages and facials? You can treat yourself to seven different types of massages, eleven different types of facials, plus body treatments, mani-pedis, and waxing. Don’t forget to check out their many add-on services to complete your day of relaxation.
The Little Theater of New Smyrna
Save seeing the next big Hollywood blockbuster for when you’re back home. While you’re on a break with your girls in New Smyrna Beach, if you want to take in a show, check the schedule at The Little Theater of New Smyrna to see what’s on stage. Area residents volunteer to entertain audiences with shows like the Tennessee Williams classic “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” or other interesting offerings like “The Game’s Afoot” – a mystery based on the lead character’s love of Sherlock Holmes.
Girls’ Getaway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
While you’re planning your exciting getaway, don’t forget to book a rental with Ocean Properties & Management, Inc. Enjoy the privacy of one of our luxury or long-term rentals. We have condos and single-family homes to fit your entire group. Stay oceanfront or choose one of our rentals snuggled into a quiet community nearby.