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Old 03-15-2019, 04:57 PM   #1
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Snowbirding in New Smyrna Beach in 2020

Thinking about it. Anyone been there and have any suggestions?
  • Canaveral National Seashore looks good.
  • Half Wall Brewery appears to have some of the top rated beers in the world.
  • Ponce de Leon Lighthouse and Museum
  • Kayaking in the Indian River
  • Water is a brisk 61 in January. Won't be swimming.
  • I hear Canaveral National Seashore has a nude beach but no one needs to see my 60+ y/o bod.
  • If we are lucky, we might see a launch.

What else?
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:44 PM   #2
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#1 for shark bites. If you do decide to swim.
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:19 AM   #3
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New Smyrna is a sleepy beach town. Not too diverse. Daytona Beach is nearby and Orlando is a little over an hour away for more to do. Agree with shark bites. NSB is shark bite capital of FL.
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We live 60 miles north and have never been there except to drive through. Not really memorable. We would not make it a destination, there are way better beaches around. But if you are looking for what it offers, that is great.
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My parents retired there and it's a pleasant place (except during motorcycle week). It's a convenient location for seeing northeast/central Florida sights (you can do one Orlando park on a day trip and flights are much cheaper there than Daytona). If you check it out, try the fried ipswich clams at Boston's Fish House
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Boston Fish House in Winter Park is the real deal. Deep fried seafood goodness once in a while for me and my family. Reminds me of classic fish frys in New England.
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