Destination guide

Visit New Smyrna Beach from vacation home rentals

If New Smyrna Beach was a person, it would walk around wearing board shorts and a beret. That's right, this place is all about the surf and the arts scene. More chilled out than the nearby motor sports hub of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach has a charm all of its own. Catch some waves, sun yourself on the sand, or explore the vast, undeveloped dunes of the Canaveral National Seashore, before retiring to your New Smyrna Beach vacation rental for a cold one and a BBQ by the sea. Doesn't get much better than this.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near New Smyrna Beach vacation rentals

New Smyrna Beach is famous for its art scene, and if you want to see what all the fuss is about, the Atlantic Center for the Arts is a good place to start. It runs galleries and an artists' community. To get to grips with local history, how about paying a visit to the New Smyrna Museum of History, or the New Smyrna Sugar Mill ruins? And if you still feel like your New Smyrna Beach vacation rental could do with a bit more illumination, you'll want to check out the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.


What to do near New Smyrna Beach vacation homes

Crank up the Beach Boys tunes and rub some salt in your hair, because the surf's up at New Smyrna Beach. Regularly voted one of the best surf towns in the U.S., the beach here is pretty much perfect, whether you're looking to catch a wave, a fish, or some rays on the sand. And when you're done with all that fresh salty air, why not spice it up with a whiff of petrol? Take an excursion up the road to the motor sports mecca of Daytona, for more NASCAR and biking events than you can shake a steering wheel at.


Best time to visit New Smyrna Beach vacation rentals

Where the weather's concerned, Florida likes to keep it simple. Why have 4 seasons when 2 is plenty enough? Summers in New Smyrna Beach generally run between May and October, and tend to be hot and humid. You can expect pretty much daily rainstorms, but they rarely stick around long. As for winter, those palm trees should give you a hint that you're not going to suffer with the cold on your New Smyrna Beach vacation rental. Florida winters are warm and dry, frequently attracting folks from elsewhere in the States who don't fancy putting a sweater on.

Natural features

A beach vacation with an interstellar twist

New Smyrna Beach is one of a string of exceptional oceanfront resorts lying along Florida's Atlantic Coast. One feature of the local area that you'll definitely want to check out is the Canaveral National Seashore. Stretching south from New Smyrna Beach, this immaculate, 25-mile strip of protected beach and dunes is the longest piece of undeveloped land on the whole of the Florida coast. It's a haven for wildlife, but if you hear a rumbling in the distance, you'll want to turn round sharpish. The launch facility for the Kennedy Space center is at the southern end.

How to get there

Transportation to and around New Smyrna Beach

Fly into Daytona Beach, FL (DAB-Daytona Beach Intl.), the closest airport, located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Orlando, FL (SFB-Orlando Sanford Intl.), which is 19.9 mi (32 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near New Smyrna Beach vacation rentals

Families with children will find tons of fun in New Smyrna Beach. Vacation homes can be found near places like the Marina Science Center, an aquarium and marine museum with display tanks, exhibits, and a rescue center for animals, and Smyrna Dunes Park, a vast parkland with nature trails and recreational land and water activities. You could also visit Go-Kart City, an expansive go-kart track with batting cages and mini golf.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals near New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna is filled with idyllic locations for a couple’s retreat. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Eldora House, a historic home by the sea with period furnishings, and Old Fort Park, a coastal nature site with the ruins of an ancient fort. You could also visit Buschman Park, an outdoor recreation area with a picturesque lake, boardwalk, pavilions, and nature trails.

Can I find a vacation rental around New Smyrna Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,681 vacation rentals near New Smyrna Beach. From 1,904 Condos/Apartments to 490 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the New Smyrna Beach area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to New Smyrna Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New Smyrna Beach:

  • Point East: 335 vacation rentals
  • Horton Shores: 255 vacation rentals
  • Boardwalk: 179 vacation rentals
  • Historic District: 39 vacation rentals
  • Bouchelles Island: 124 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to New Smyrna Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in New Smyrna Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Flagler Avenue Park: 3,359 vacation rentals
  • Beachside Baptist Church: 3,343 vacation rentals
  • Smyrna Dunes Park: 3,437 vacation rentals
  • New Smyrna Museum of History: 3,352 vacation rentals
  • New Smyrna Beach Golf Course: 3,406 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Smyrna Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in New Smyrna Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,904 Condos/Apartments in New Smyrna Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Smyrna Beach include:

  • Houses: 490 rentals available
  • Villas: 17 rentals available
  • Cottages: 17 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New Smyrna Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,997 vacation rentals with pool available in New Smyrna Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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