When you dream of a beach vacation in Florida, you imagine hours lying out on the soft sand, wading into waves whenever you get the urge, the scent of sunscreen and salt in the air, and unhurried strolls through town in search of ice cream or cold beer. With hotels in New Smyrna Beach, FL you will add an element of mystery to this delightful scene, for Florida's second-oldest city has some ancient and curious treasures buried beneath its sand. No need to stop your daydreaming, though. Those idle beach days still await.
Steps from New Smyrna Beach hotels, miles of fine white sand beckon for you to make your daydreams a reality. Lay down a towel, kick off your flip-flops, and do nothing but luxuriate in the sensation of the sun warming your skin and the rhythmic, hypnotizing crash and roll of the waves. When it's time to leave the beach, amble over to Old Fort Park, the site of a ruined stone structure with mysterious origins. Explore the geometric stone walls, some waist-high, some towering over your head, and look for clues as to its original purpose. Some historians argue it's the unfinished mansion of a colonist; others that it was a shipping warehouse or a church. Perhaps you'll agree with the experts that it was a Spanish fort, predating the one at nearby St. Augustine. If this were true, New Smyrna Beach would steal the title of oldest city in the nation. Or perhaps you believe the truth is best left a mystery, so that you can delight in wondering. Ready for a new Florida destination with a rich history? Rent a car near New Smyrna Beach and wander on to Daytona Beach. You'll be in prime position to embrace more dream-worthy beach days when you stay at one of our oceanfront Daytona Beach hotels.
It's time to daydream, wonder, and wander wisely. Use the Travelocity app to find hotels near New Smyrna Beach, FL. Your sun and sand fantasies will soon be reality.