Visiting New Smyrna Beach

The next time you fly Airgate Aviation, why not extend your vacation and enjoy all that New Smyrna Beach has to offer? With 13 miles of white sand beach, small town charm, and rich history, New Smyrna Beach is a destination in itself. It won’t take long to discover why New Smyrna Beach is repeatedly voted as one of the “Best Beaches.” It has also been named one of the World’s 20 Best Surf Towns by National Geographic and has received recognition as one of America’s Top Small Cities for the Arts. Whether it’s relaxing on the beach, hitting the surf, fishing, golfing, shopping, dining, enjoying the abundant visual and performing arts, or exploring the area’s many historical sites, there’s truly something for everyone in this charming beach town.

During your visit, be sure to check out some of the city’s most popular attractions which include:

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts: A nonprofit interdisciplinary artists’ community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented midcareer artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition, and  the visual, literary, and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.
  • Canal Street Historic District: Known for its outstanding retail shops and restaurants, as well as professional services in a historically rich setting.
  • Flagler Avenue: The beachside scene is famous for its unique shops, galleries, inns, restaurants, entertainment, and nightlife.
  • The Little Theatre: Offering live comedies, musicals and dramas performed by local thespians and acting classes.
  • Marine Discovery Center: The facility houses a variety of exhibits and tanks that showcase local flora and fauna, classroom space, a laboratory, a covered pavilion, our kayak launch, and more.
  • Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum: One of a few of its kind in the state of Florida. It houses a collection of photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts that are displayed to educate citizens and students about the history and race relations in small-town Florida over the course of the 20th century.
  • New Smyrna Beach Skate Park: Skateboard enthusiasts will enjoy the approximately 8,500 square feet of concrete skate area, consisting of a flow/street area and a pool with tile and concrete pool coping.
  • Smyrna Dunes Park: This dog-friendly beach hot spot is situated on 73 acres located on the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula where man’s best friend can enjoy the amenities along with you. Enjoy over 2 miles of boardwalk with views of the Indian River, Ponce Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Sugar Mill Ruins: The sugar mill, once part of the Cruger-dePeyster Plantation, was built in the early 19th century. This 17-acre historic site contains the ruins of the coquina sugar factory that was raided during a war between the Seminole Indians and the United States.