Did you know that you can enjoy the perfect Florida beach vacation and visit “The Happiest Place on Earth” all in one trip? Thanks to the short 1-hour drive from New Smyrna Beach to Orlando, you can easily experience the best things about Florida in one memorable vacation. Soak up the sunshine, surf the waves, and find total rest and relaxation in New Smyrna Beach, then gear up for adventure and plenty of activity with a day in Orlando!
Find out more about all of the fun things to do in New Smyrna Beach, FL when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for things to see and do like planning a day trip from New Smyrna Beach to Orlando.
Where is New Smyrna Beach?
If you do a quick search of New Smyrna Beach reviews, you’ll learn that this laid-back beach town is one of Florida’s best kept secrets. This undiscovered gem features that “old Florida” feel you won’t find anywhere else. It was recently named one of the top 20 surfing towns by National Geographic. It’s also recognized as one of Florida’s best beaches. Perfect for a lazy seaside getaway, New Smyrna features plenty of “mom and pop” shops and eateries, charming beachside boardwalks, a unique historic district, tons of watersports, and so much more. The list of New Smyrna Beach things to do also includes:
- Art Galleries
- Atlantic Center for the Arts
- Canaveral National Seashore
- Daytona International Speedway
- Marine Discovery Center
- The New Smyrna Museum of History
- Turtle Mound National Historic Site
- Water sports like kayaking, fishing, stand up paddleboarding, and surfing
Disney World and Other Great Things to Do in Orlando
It should come as no surprise that spending a day at Disney World is the most popular thing to do on a day trip to Orlando. However, Disney World is just one great attraction. You’ll also find other things to do like golfing, shopping, dining, and more. The central Florida city is also home to tons of other attractions including:
- Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
- Harry P. Leu Gardens
- Orlando Magic NBA Basketball
- Orlando Science Center
- SeaWorld Orlando
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Universal Studios Florida
- Wet ‘n Wild Water Park
How to Get from New Smyrna Beach to Orlando
The distance from Orlando to New Smyrna Beach is only 55 miles. Within a 1-hour drive, you can travel from the beautiful Florida coast to one of central Florida’s most popular destinations. And what’s better? Getting there is easy! Simply get on I-4 west from FL-44 west and drive until you reach Orlando!
Or, for an even simpler way to travel, you can take the Orlando to New Smyrna Beach shuttle from Central Florida Transtours. For a flat rate, the shuttle service in New Smyrna Beach will take you to and from anywhere in Central Florida. This includes transfers between the beach, our inn, Orlando theme parks, Port Canaveral, and more!
Stay at the Night Swan in New Smyrna Beach, FL!
Experience the excitement of Orlando’s theme parks and the charm of historic New Smyrna Beach with a getaway to Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast! There are so many great things to do in New Smyrna Beach, FL, and our inn is in the center of it all. Situated on the intracoastal waterway, the Night Swan features breathtaking waterfront views, cool coastal breezes, and a picturesque setting you’ll love. When you stay at the Night Swan, you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning, a well-appointed guest room, and plenty of peace and quiet. Browse our guestrooms online today. Then, book your next seaside getaway with us! We can’t wait for you to join us in New Smyrna!
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