Vacationing with Kids: What Activities to Plan

Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time for vacationing with the kids! Whether you like building sand castles, exploring, boogie boarding, fishing or swimming, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding area has all that to offer and so much more.

New Smyrna Beach (NSB) offers a dozen miles of white sandy beaches and has a reputation for being one of the best Florida beaches for surfing or boogie boarding. Bring your own board or rent one at any of a number of surf shops along the beach. You can also kayak, paddle board or rent jet skis. You can geocache by boat, picnic by boat, fish for your dream catch or just cruise around. There is water surrounding NSB on three sides, so if you love water activities, you’ve come to the right place!

The Marine Discovery Center is also a great place for the entire family. Take a guided kayak tour on the Indian River Lagoon with a Florida Master Naturalist, attend a “hands-on and feet wet” adventure camp (for kids 4-16), or enjoy a private cruise on the Discovery Vessel.

There are also plenty of opportunities for camping, fishing and hiking. For instance, Lake Ashby Park is 124 acres filled with camp sites, sport courts, hiking and horse trails, a fishing pier and boat ramp. Smyrna Dunes Park is 73 pristine acres with observation areas, a pavilion and picnic areas, and Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve offers views of some of the largest sand dunes in the state. You may want also want to try out our concrete park – New Smyrna Beach Skate Park, an 8.500 square foot concrete skating area for teens and adults!

Once you are back at Ebb Tide Condominiums, swim in our pool, walk just steps to the beach and enjoy quality family time in spacious, comfortable accommodations.