The New Smyrna Beach Lifestyle

Relocating to New Smyrna Beach? There are so many fun things to do in this beautiful part of Florida all year round. Let's tour the highlights of beachside, mainland, and riverside New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding areas in Daytona Beach. Happy exploring!

A Bird's Eye View of Our Seaside Town

Get a little taste of our beloved New Smyrna Beach with our video introduction to the town. You'll find many of New Smyrna Beach's best attractions featured in this quick video, including Flagler Avenue, golf courses, the white sandy beaches, and the sunny skies. Go ahead and experience the New Smyrna Beach lifestyle in 15 seconds!

If you want to see more videos about life in New Smyrna Beach, check out our video library that includes everything from fishing to waterfront condo living.

Fun Things to Do in New Smyrna Beach, FL

Community Events

Life is nothing short of fun in New Smyrna Beach.

From EdgeFest movie nights to the Seaside Fiesta, there are dozens of annual events happening in the Edgewater and Ormond Beach areas that you can enjoy. Visit a motorcycle rally, pleasantly warm fall festivals, and art and wine walks along Flagler Avenue, along with many other events.

Check out our video below, where we give you an inside look at the annual Horsin' Around fundraising auction for the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Want to see what's happening today, tomorrow, or next week? Visit our events calendar and never miss a festival or wine walk again.

Parks and Rec

What better way to experience beautiful, sunny Florida than at a beachfront or city park? New Smyrna Beach has tropical landscapes, open skies, and green spaces, so you can enjoy scenic views and the wonderful weather. Here is a brief list of the parks in and around New Smyrna Beach that are perfect for exploring:

A Night on the Town

New Smyrna Beach is exciting day or night. Enjoy a lively bar scene along Flagler Avenue, dance clubs along Seabreeze Boulevard, and sports pubs on Ridgewood Avenue. Local nightlife favorites include:

  • Gnarly Surf Bar & Grill
  • The Breakers Ocean Front Restaurant
  • Molly Brown's
  • Miller's Ale House
  • Blue Grotto Restaurant and Nightclub
  • The Shores Festhaus

Strolling Through History

Florida is full of history dating back to the original settlers, and New Smyrna Beach can trace its origins back to the 1700s. History enthusiasts will enjoy the local museums and historical sites around Oak Hill and Daytona Beach, including:

Make sure to pack a camera. These sites are beautiful and truly capture the seaside charm that New Smyrna Beach is famous for.

Seaside Shopping

New Smyrna Beach is famous for its laid-back, old beach town atmosphere. Shop and dine at the city's commercial districts along Flagler Avenue, Canal Street, 3rd Avenue, and all along the New Smyrna Beach Waterfront Loop. 

In Daytona Beach, enjoy large department stores in the Volusia Mall, home to over 100 retail stores and restaurants. Shop along the beach at the Ocean Walk Shoppes, as well.

The Ormond Beach Trails Shopping Center features stores such as Chico's, Ann Taylor Loft, Talbots, and White House Black Market, among other specialty stores.

Embrace the New Smyrna Beach Lifestyle as a Resident

As a local, you can enjoy everything that makes New Smyrna Beach exciting no matter what time of year. If you're considering purchasing a home or searching for a condo in the New Smyrna Beach area, contact us at 386-427-0439 or so we can give you helpful home buying tools and resources.