Experience New Smyrna Beach on a Budget

Now that the holidays are over, you can shift your focus to Spring Break and school vacations. Still, following end-of-year gifts and spending, you might be searching for inexpensive ways to let your hair down.

Thankfully, there are many fun and exciting activities that won’t break the bank, but will still offer maximum enjoyment and satisfaction. Many times, it just takes a little thinking “outside the box” to schedule vacation ideas that everyone in the family will be talking about for years to come. Here are some of the most popular attractions in New Smyrna Beach this year:

Hit the Beach

It’s right there in the name. New Smyrna Beach is known around the country and even across the globe as a family-friendly destination filled with unique and interesting things you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Of course, one of the main attractions is the beach. Here, you can swim or take part in any number of other water sports (fishing, surfing, boating). Many people also spend the time searching for seashells and trying to spot marine life in and near the water.

If you want to enjoy the sun and surf without being directly in the elements, a two-hour cruise aboard The Manatee is the ideal way to relax and unwind in the pleasant Central Florida climate. Here, you’ll see native wildlife and vegetation from the comfort of a shady seat. Snacks and beverages are available onboard, as well as clean restrooms, and a soothing sundeck.

Window Shop

Along with big name stores and well-known restaurant chains, New Smyrna Beach is also home to many novel and eclectic shops and eateries. It’s just one of the many things that set this region apart from other locales. Patronize downtown shops or simply marvel at all the beautiful items available.

After hitting the streets, take a much-deserved break with a pleasant cruise along a dynamic, 25-mile stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway. In addition to wildlife, you’ll see historic homes and points of interest. It’s an experience you, your friends, and loved ones will never forget.

Choose Your Favorites

The New Smyrna Beach area is chock-full of world-class attractions and top-notch shopping and dining options. In fact, there’s so much going on that some people get overwhelmed. Avoid that scenario by choosing a handful of “must see” locations and “must do” activities.

For example, visitors and locals alike marvel at the living history present in the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse and Museum. Closer to town, the Sugar Mill Ruins offers a fascinating look into the recent past. The New Smyrna Museum of History demonstrates the region’s humble beginnings, while the New Smyrna Speedway will get your adrenaline pumping as you witness high-speed stock cars racing around the track.

Then there’s the Manatee Cruise. People continually flock to this attraction for the peaceful comfort it provides. You’ll feel centered and right at home aboard this two-hour excursion, as you marvel at local wildlife and vegetation. Those who’ve experienced the tour consistently express plans to return again soon for another outing.

Make Lasting Memories

There’s something about the water that creates a mood and sets the groundwork for bonds that last a lifetime. In fact, psychologists say humans require regular connection with nature for overall wellness: mentally, emotionally, and even physically. Thankfully, there’s an affordable and enjoyable way to achieve all three goals.

When you bring friends and family for a two-hour cruise on-board The Manatee, you’ll see protected wetland along the Indian River like it’s never been witnessed before. There’s a good chance you’ll also spot local wildlife, including dolphins, manatees, and intriguing migratory birds. Plus, with three cruise packages to choose from, you’re sure to find an idea to hold and keep the interest of everyone in your party. Contact us today to book your cruise, and prepare yourself for a vacation unlike any other.