7 Incredible Things to See and Do on Historic Flagler Avenue

Flagler Avenue, a historic street in New Smyrna Beach, runs east to west, with the Atlantic Ocean at one end and the Indian River at the other. It offers dining, shopping, and entertainment, along with monthly festivals and other events. So whether you’re shopping for that perfect gift or just looking for a quiet spot on the beach, you’ll find it on Flagler Avenue.

For more information on Flagler Avenue and other great local places, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s packed with everything you need to know about nearby dining, activities, and entertainment to help you plan a great vacation to New Smyrna Beach.

Historic Flagler Avenue

Flagler Avenue gives off an old-Florida feel with its palm and banana trees, aqua and pink hues, and a menagerie of locally-owned restaurants, shops, art, and more. The Walk of Fame on Flagler Avenue allows people to buy bricks with their names on them. You could spend a happy afternoon exploring and eating on these five blocks of the historic street! Here are some other ways to enjoy Flagler Avenue.

  1. Watch the Sun Rise then Grab a Cold Brew Coffee

Cool Beans and More serves up cold and hot coffees and espressos, along with cold brew specialty drinks and Italian ice. Watch the sun rise off the Atlantic, then stop by for a morning pick-me-up. Don’t go too early though…they open at 8 on weekdays and 7 on weekends!

  1. Shop for Fair Trade Gifts

We all love to buy unique items, knowing that the people who created them were paid a fair wage. Check out the great selection of jewelry, toys, home décor, and scarves at Gifts With Humanity!

  1. Have a Sweet Treat, Then Rent a Bike

Beachside Candy Co. is an old-fashioned soda shop with ice cream (of course), retro candy, salt water taffy, and cases of chocolates. Treat yourself and then rent a bike for a spin down Flagler Avenue and down the beach. Only $10 for two hours or $20 for the whole day!

  1. Take a Walk on the Flagler Avenue Boardwalk and Hit the Beach

Located just off Flagler Avenue, this short boardwalk takes you down a beautiful section of white sandy beach. Lounge on a towel and watch the kids play, relax with a book, or take a sunny cat nap!

  1. Sip Cocktails and Watch the Sun Set

The Grille at Riverview faces the Indian River and offers handcrafted cocktails and a locally-inspired menu. Sip a Cuban Cocktail and watch the sun set over the river!

  1. Catch Some Live Music

The nightlife on Flagler Avenue is great. Local bands perform at the many bars on the street, so pick a favorite sound and grab a cold beverage. Try the Flagler Tavern or the patio at Toni and Joe’s!

  1. Enjoy a Festival

Take a look at the Flagler Avenue event calendar for a full list of events. You’ll find everything from art walks, to wine walks, to jazz festivals, shrimp and seafood festivals, and more.

Book Your Stay at the Night Swan B&B

Located just 2 miles from Flagler Avenue, the Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast would love to be your home base for your Florida vacation. Our Bed & Breakfast is comprised of two historic homes and a guest cottage, giving you sixteen unique rooms to choose from. Some are even pet-friendly!

In the morning, our delicious homemade breakfast aims to please. You’ll also have access to five boat slips located at our deep-water dock, along with other amenities. And don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide for more insider tips on things to do in New Smyrna Beach. We know you won’t regret booking your New Smyrna Beach vacation today!