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New Smyrna Beach

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New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, located on the central east coast of the state, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Its population was estimated to be 23,230 in 2013 by the United States Census Bureau. The downtown section of the city is located on the west side of the Indian River and the Indian River Lagoon system. The Coronado Beach Bridge crosses the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Ponce de Leon Inlet, connecting the mainland with the beach on the coastal barrier island.The surrounding area offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation: these include fishing, sailing, motorboating, golfing and hiking. Visitors participate in water sports of all kinds, including swimming, scuba diving, kitesurfing, and surfing. In July 2009, New Smyrna Beach was ranked number nine on the list of "best surf towns" in Surfer. It was recognized as "one of the world's top 20 surf towns" by National Geographic. in 2012.HistoryThe area was first settled by Europeans in 1768, when Scottish physician Dr. Andrew Turnbull, a friend of James Grant, the governor of British East Florida, established the colony of New Smyrna, named after the home town of his father-in-law. No one had previously attempted to settle so many people at one time in a town in North America.
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
New Smyrna Museum of History
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Smyrna Dunes Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
New Smyrna Town Beach
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from New Smyrna Beach

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Historic Site
Stetson Mansion DeLand
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Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Port Canaveral
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Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Cocoa Beach Cocoa Beach
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Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in New Smyrna Beach

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Church
St. Peter the Fisherman Episcopal Church
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Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in New Smyrna Beach

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Specialty Museum
Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
The Hub on Canal
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Eldora State House
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Galleria di Vetro
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Duration: 2 hours

Parks in New Smyrna Beach

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Park
Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Flagler Avenue Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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27th Avenue Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Riverside Park
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Duration: 2 hours

Golf in New Smyrna Beach

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Golf Course
New Smyrna Beach Golf Course
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Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
The Preserve at Turnbull Bay
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Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Hidden Lakes Golf Course
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Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
The Club at Venetian Bay
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Duration: 4 hours

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