Ways to Entertain Your Kids While You Are on Vacation

Children seem to have the ability to experience uninhibited joy, and that ability is taken to an even higher level when they are on vacation. This is a win-win because the kids obviously have the time of their lives, and you don’t have to worry that they are enjoying themselves while you are relaxing.

A terrific place for both children and adults to vacation is at Ebb Tide Condominiums, where you can swim in our pool, walk just steps to the beach, and enjoy quality family time in spacious, comfortable accommodations. And Ebb Tide Condos are located in the heart of New Smyrna Beach, a charming seaside town that is rich in history, full of engaging events and simply bursting with fun!

Whether you like building sand castles, exploring, boogie boarding, fishing or swimming, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding area has something for everyone. New Smyrna Beach (NSB) offers a dozen miles of beautiful white sandy beaches and is surrounded by water on three sides, so if watersports are your thing, you are certainly in luck! Kayak, paddleboard, rent jet skis or boat until your heart’s content. You can geocache by boat, picnic by boat, fish for your dream catch or take a dinner cruise.

The Marine Discovery Center is also a great, interactive 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 campsites, sports 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.  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. And all year long, there are entertaining events along the beautiful streets of NSB’s Historic District. Catch a classic car show, take in live musical entertainment or enjoy an art exhibition.

Believe it or not, that’s not all. Some of the world’s most famous attractions, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Epcot and Kennedy Space Center, are just a convenient drive away!