Are you a beach lover like me? I’m sharing 5 reasons to visit New Smyrna Beach in sunny Florida in this post written in partnership with Toyota.
I’ve always been a beach lover. Usually when we go on vacation, our destination tends to be somewhere close by to a beach. Coincidence? I think not. For some reason though, our family doesn’t venture to the beaches that are closest to us. We’ve lived in Orlando for almost 7 years and have been to New Smyrna Beach once. When we partnered with Toyota to test out the 2018 Toyota C-HR for a week, we wanted to something fun and close to home that we have never done before. Visiting New Smyrna Beach was the first thing that came to mind. If you’ve never been to NSB, it’s definitely a place you need to add to your bucket list.
4 Reasons to Visit New Smyrna Beach
1. It’s only a short distance away from Orlando
New Smyrna Beach is only an hour away from Orlando. The drive is well worth it as the beach is filled with plenty of activities and restaurants.
2. New Smyrna Beach is the perfect destination to create family memories
We love beach destinations. Florida has some of the best beaches to offer. Bradenton Beach, Lido Beach, and Jupiter Beach are some of our favorites. There’s nothing better than building sand castles and finding seashells on the beach. I remember creating special memories at the beach as a kid and I think that’s one of the reasons I love vacationing beachside now.
3. Road trips are always a good idea
Road trips are my favorite! People always think I’m crazy when I say that because they can’t stand the idea of being confined in a car with their family for long periods of time. The Toyota C-HR is the perfect road trip vehicle. It’s the perfect size for our tiny family and gets great gas mileage. Let’s not forget about the fact that the Sirius XM radio is essential for carpool karaoke.
4. You can park your car on the beach
Parking your car on the beach makes a beach trip even more special. Beach parking is only $10 and your car is easily accessible during your trip. You can fill your car with snacks and drinks, and not have to worry about spending a dime if you’re on a budget. If you’re a music loving family like we are, turning up the radio while you’re on the beach is always a good idea too.
Have you ever made a visit to New Smyrna Beach?