When the snow starts to melt and the evenings grow longer and lighter, it can only mean one thing: It’s time for a spring vacation! New Smyrna Beach is where you’ll want to take a March or April vacation as the entire destination is conducive for being outdoors enjoying the weather. Fill your beach vacation with spring activities from wine walks to bikes rides to exploring NSB’s disappearing island. Book your New Smyrna vacation rental online and add the below activities to your trip itinerary!
Guided Kayak Eco Tour
If there’s ever a time to see New Smyrna’s vast array of wildlife, it’s in the spring! Sign up for a 2-hour guided eco tour with the Marine Discovery Center. You’ll paddle along the backwaters of the Indian River Lagoon exploring the local salt marshes, mangroves, oyster reefs, and more. In addition to the tranquil scenery, you’ll have the chance to glide by manatees, spot dolphins, and search the skies for unique birds. While the kayak tours are year-round, you’ll want to take advantage of the temperate spring weather for your river journey.
Lighthouse Climb to the Moon
There’s nothing more magical than a full moon over the ocean – especially when you’re viewing it from the top of a lighthouse! Ponce Inlet’s historic lighthouse hosts monthly full moon viewings that make for a serene, unforgettable evening. Climb 175 feet to the top and join the lighthouse keepers as they give a private tour on the lighthouse’s history. The full moon falls on Easter weekend this year, and there’s no better way to celebrate the spring holiday than enjoying nature’s beauty. See the full Climb to the Moon schedule.
Explore NSB’s Disappearing Island
No beach town is complete without local lore. New Smyrna Beach’s disappearing island is no legend and is (occasionally) located where Ponce Inlet and NSB’s waters meet. Disappearing islands are a natural phenomenon where the tidal change makes the island shrink and grow. When high tide rolls in, the island is nowhere to be found!
NSB’s disappearing island has a Caribbean feel and is a popular spot to bring your boat, swim and relax. Determined to find the elusive island this spring? Find more information on New Smyrna’s disappearing island.
Two wheels, a salty breeze, and the ocean beside you – what’s not to love? Bike rides are essential to a relaxing spring vacation at the beach. Some of our NSB vacation rentals provide beach cruisers as an amenity; however, you can easily rent bikes and have them delivered to your door with Sandy Andy’s Rentals. If you’re looking to ride more than non-driving shore, explore NSB’s bike trails that go along the Indian river and even Ponce Inlet.
While reading may be a hobby you struggle to keep at home, it’s effortless when you’re on an oceanfront balcony with a glass of wine in hand. Our direct oceanfront vacation rentals have furnished balconies that were made for kicking back with a book. While you may get a better tan laying out in the summer sun, you can spend hours outside without breaking a sweat in the spring. Pack a few good reads and spend a week filled with Vitamin D and tech-free relaxation.
While spring feels akin to winter in most states, Florida is buzzing with live music and outdoor dining thanks to its 80-degree temps. Grab a table at Flagler Tavern overlooking the Avenue, a spot under the string lights at Third Wave Café, or a barstool at the oceanfront Chase’s on the Beach. New Smyrna Beach has plenty of outdoor restaurants and waterfront dining options that are best enjoyed on a mild spring evening.
20 wine tastings, 100 wines to choose from, and another reason to stroll down Flagler Ave? Sign us up! New Smyrna Beach hosts monthly Wine Walks on Saturday afternoons where you can sip your way from one end of the avenue to the other. For $30, you’ll receive a tasting passport and souvenir wine glass that can be filled at every venue along the way. We recommend signing up for the spring wine walks as the Florida heat isn’t at full strength yet. See Flagler Avenue’s wine walk schedule.
Edgefest’s Easter Eggstravaganza
If you’re traveling with young children, add a festive activity to your vacation itinerary. The nearby town of Edgewater is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt at 11am on Saturday, April 9th, 2022. With over 15,000 eggs and prizes, all baskets will be brimming with eggs and candy. In addition to the hunt, there will be arts and crafts, face painting, a kids activity zone, and a meet and greet with the Easter bunny. Get into the spring spirit and stop by for the family fun. See information on the Edgewater Eggstravaganza here.
Watch Rocket Launches from the Canaveral National Seashore
Unlike any other beach, New Smyrna is one of the few in the United States that has a front row seat to Kennedy Space Center rocket launches! The Canaveral National Seashore is located at the southern tip of NSB and is only half an hour away from the launch spot. Set up a towel and beach chair and watch rockets blast off into space. See NASA’s rocket launch schedule for the spring.
From gorgeous weather to outdoor activities, there’s no shortage of fun in New Smyrna Beach this season. There’s too much to squeeze into a day trip, give yourself a week (or more!) celebrating spring in NSB. Great Ocean Condos and Homes offers everything from direct oceanfront vacation rentals to luxury homes by the sea. Find the right NSB condo or home and book your spring vacation today!