A getaway with your best friends is always fun, and it can be even better when you visit New Smyrna Beach. After spending some time with the sun and sand, you’ll be looking for other ways to fill your time and keep the party going throughout your stay. Check out some of our favorite picks for a getaway with the guys below.
New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co.
After a day at the beach, or scoping out the local historic district, you’ll want to see what’s on tap. Head over to the New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co. to find out. They offer seasonal pickings like Smyrna Spumpkin in the fall – a pumpkin/yam beer made from spiced pumpkin ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. They also have Chocolate Peanut Butter – a porter created with the aromas of peanut butter from a peanut butter and chocolate finish that won’t give you cavities. There’s something for everyone.
Challenge your buddies to a game of paintball at XPlex Paintball. “Regular” paintball guns shoot .68 caliber paintballs with a speed between 260 and 280 feet per second (FPS). The basic admission includes rental gear such as the gun, full-face mask, paintball ammo container, and daily membership, but does not include paintballs. If you’re new to the activity, or don’t want the “sting” that comes with a regular gun, ask about low-impact paintball. Low-impact experiences use lighter equipment that shoots at lower velocity (220-240 FPS) with a lower impact on the target.
New Smyrna Speedway
If you can’t get to Daytona and the Daytona International Speedway, there’s a way to get your adrenaline dose right in New Smyrna. The speedway hosts many nationally recognized races and is famous for its steep bank and high average speeds. Well-known racers like Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace, and Tony Stewart have burned rubber here. There are races throughout the year.
If you don’t want to take the four-trip to Miami to watch the Marlins during your summer getaway, take in a minor league game at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Daytona. It’s the home of the Daytona Tortugas, a Class A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds MLB team. If you’ve always dreamed of playing professionally, inquire about their on-field batting practice experience. It’s a 90-minute session with equipment like bats, balls, helmets and the like provided.
Blue Voodoo Outfitters
The only bad luck you might come across here is not coming home with the catch of the day. Blue Voodoo Outfitters offers fishing charters and is based in the New Smyrna Beach area. They offer shallow and fly fishing, inshore, nearshore, and even out to sea to the beautiful reefs and fascinating undersea wreckage for an unforgettable deep-sea fishing experience. Depending on the experience you choose, you can look forward to a half-day trip, ¾ day trip, or full-day trip.
Jimmy Lane Surfing Academy
Grab the guys and head to the beach for a surfing lesson with the Jimmy Lane Surfing academy. Family owned and operated, professional surfer Jimmy Lane and his staff will work with first timers looking to get their feet wet, or with advanced surfers who want to catch a wave with their own board or a rental.
Stand Up Paddle Board
After you’ve had a surfing lesson, change the surf board for a paddle board and oar. If you enjoyed surfing but want to give your adrenaline a chance to calm down, a stand up paddle board (SUP) experience might fill the bill. Area companies offer lessons and experiences like no other. If you’d rather strike out on your own, contact a beach gear rental company to see about renting gear and enjoy the SUP experience at your own pace.
Canal Street Cruise-In
Held every second Saturday of the month from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., the Canal Street Cruise fills historic Canal Street with muscle cars, street rods, cruisers, custom, and classic cars, and motorcycles of all kinds. Up to 500 vehicles can be seen at some events. There is a DJ, and the Canal Street businesses remain open for shopping.
Lace up your hiking shoes, grab your water bottle and sun gear and head out. There are many and varied hiking trails and loops at nearby state parks that offer a challenge for any skill level. You and the guys can enjoy a short adventure into the wild with trails as short as a quarter mile, or you can prepare for an entire day in the great outdoors and choose a trail as long as 20 miles!
Guys’ Getaway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
While you’re planning your getaway, make sure you 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 in a quiet community nearby.