New Smyrna Beach is only an hour drive from Orlando making it the perfect weekend vacation spot for Central Florida residents. After a long 40-hour week, there is nowhere like NSB to unwind for the weekend. Most of our New Smyrna Beach vacation rentals allow 3-night stays for your beach mini-trip. Enjoy a few days relaxing by the ocean and attend NSB’s summer weekend events!
Where to Stay in New Smyrna Beach
Day trips to NSB are nice, but nothing beats a long weekend stay. Great Ocean Condos and Homes has over 300 vacation rentals and many that permit 3-night stays. From direct oceanfront condos to affordable getaways, we have the perfect vacation spot for your weekend trip.
Affordable Weekend Getaways
If you are sticking to a budget but need a quick beach fix, Oceanwalk condos are perfect for your NSB vacation. Oceanwalk is a resort-like complex located across from the no-drive beach. Unlike oceanfront complexes with expensive rental rates, our Oceanwalk condos are affordable vacation rental options that are within walking distance to the shore. You can enjoy ocean views from the balconies of Oceanwalk 13-406 and Oceanwalk 12-404. If you prefer a quiet getaway nestled amongst the estuary, book Oceanwalk 17-503 or Oceanwalk 5-405.
Weekend beach vacations are meant to be easy! Skip the hassle of boarding your pup and bring them to New Smyrna Beach instead. We have over 75 pet-friendly properties that welcome dogs under 40lbs (breed restrictions apply). While the main beach does not permit pets, you can bring Fido to NSB’s dog friendly beach, Smyrna Dunes Park. If you are looking for a place where your pup can safely play outdoors, book The Tiki Townhouse which has a fenced backyard. Complexes such as Sea Coast Gardens III and Oceanwalk are known for offering a variety of pet-friendly vacation rentals.
Unique NSB Rentals
Turn a New Smyrna beach vacation into a unique weekend experience! Our Flagler Suites condos are the perfect pairing of beach & city life. Flagler Suites is located in the heart of NSB on Flagler Avenue. Each suite sleeps two guests making it the perfect place for a couple’s weekend retreat. NSB’s popular restaurants, shopping, and the beach are all within a 3-minute walking radius. Spend the weekend sunbathing on the sand, trying local restaurants, and grabbing nightcaps at the local bars.
NSB Summer Weekend Events
New Smyrna Beach packs its weekends with fun events in the summer. Pick a weekend (or two!) to vacation and enjoy the local festivities.
Wine Walk | July 23, 2022
Stroll Flagler Avenue and fill your glass along the way. Flagler Ave hosts a monthly Wine Walk where you can purchase a wine tasting passport and try up to 20 wines along the avenue. This NSB event is a fun way to explore new restaurants and shops as the Wine Walk map leads you into a host of local businesses. Grab lunch beforehand and then spend the afternoon (1pm – 7pm) sipping and strolling with fellow wine-lovers.
Fashion on Flagler Show | July 24, 2022
Get your summer fashion inspo at Flagler Avenue’s Fashion Show! No need to hunt for the latest fashion trends as models will be strutting Flagler boutique’s best clothing finds on Sunday, July 24. The fashion show will be held at The Colony Shoppes Courtyard on Flagler Avenue at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased for as little as $10. If you want the VIP weekend experience, purchase the $20 ticket for priority seating, a glass of wine, and a goody bag filled with boutique items.
Shrimp and Seafood Festival | Aug 4, 2022
Calling all seafood lovers! On Thursday, August 4, Flagler Avenue will be opening the street to a host of local vendors selling the best seafood on the East Coast. Come with a big appetite and try sample plates of NSB restaurant’s most popular dishes. Each plate is between $5 – $8 so you can enjoy a tapas-style dinner as you walk around the avenue. Local craft vendors and live music make the Shrimp and Seafood Festival one of NSB’s most popular!
Sangria Social | Sept 3, 2022
There’s no better way to end summer than with a weekend full of sangria! NSB’s Sangria Social is hosted at 10 locations from the ocean to the river. Buy a ticket, and you will get a glass and a map guiding you to the best white and red sangria on the East Coast. The event is hosted on Flagler Avenue from 1pm – 6pm.
First Responders Music Festival | Sept 1-5, 2022
Say thanks to our first responders by jamming out over Labor Day weekend. The First Responders Music festival is a 5-day event with over 20 free shows on Flagler Avenue. The live music is hosted at different venues from 5pm-11pm every night. Pop in to listen to the bands between happy hour and your evening walk on the beach. View their band schedule here!
With so many summer events, New Smyrna Beach makes for a fantastic weekend destination. Break up your everyday routine with a 3-night beach stay! Browse our selection of vacation rentals: direct oceanfront, ocean view, pet-friendly, luxury, private home, and more. Need help planning your NSB vacation? Call us at 386.280.4537.