There are two types of people in this world: those who travel and those who don’t. Travelers seem to have been born with a list of places they want to visit and things they want to do tucked away in their souls and are only happy when they check yet another item off that list! To all our travelers who have chosen New Smyrna Beach for their next destination and our Ocean Properties abodes for the roof over their heads, this guide to the top five places to go in New Smyrna Beach for tourists will make checking off the items that much easier.
Disappearing Island, Ponce Inlet
There is no mystery surrounding this spot of land coming in at number five that seemingly disappears on a daily basis; it is just covered by the high tide. Offering clear waters that are calm and warm, the sandbar is a popular spot for boaters, parking their boats along shore’s edge when the tide is low and bringing coolers, grills, and any variety of outdoor games designed to help explorers make the most of their time here!
The Eldora State House
History can be beautiful when you take the time to explore this stately home built in 1912 which offers a perfect peek into the past. Sliding in at number four, the town of Eldora was a farm town where the wealthy spent their winters. The statehouse, open Tuesday through Sunday, is a prime example of top things to do in New Smyrna Beach. You’ll see one of the greatest pieces of Americana farmhouses, with its cupola perched high atop the roof and its wide and welcoming front porch. Wonderfully restored, inside you will find exhibits and artifacts that date back to the early 1900s, and if you listen closely, you can hear the whispered echoes of a lifestyle that has largely disappeared.
New Smyrna Speedway, 3939 FL-44
Number three is a local favorite as well, the New Smyrna Speedway, offering a peek into the life of a Southerner’s weekends throughout the year. Open since 1967, many of the world’s top drivers have done their turn on the track, and if you haven’t experienced a night at the races before, your New Smyrna Beach getaway is the perfect time to do so!
The Canal Street Historic District
Truly considered the heart of New Smyrna Beach, the Canal Street Historic District is truly one of the most popular places to go in New Smyrna Beach in town. Offering streets lined with delicious restaurants, unique gift shops, art galleries, and the New Smyrna Beach Museum of history, the beauty of this historic street is known throughout the state and makes it to number two on our list.
New Smyrna Town Beach
Swimming in at number one, it should be of no surprise that New Smyrna Town Beach is the hottest tourist attraction in town! Offering crystal clear waters and soft sandy beach, the hours spent here will be amongst some of the most idyllic you have ever experienced as you swim, surf, or simply enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents that accompany a day on the beach.
Come Home to Ocean Properties
Coming home to the quiet luxuries found in our Ocean Properties vacation escapes promises to be the best part of your getaway. Reserve yours today!