Founded in 1768, the charming town of New Smyrna Beach is rich in history, culture and charm. So, if you are in town, vacationing at the Sandpiper Condos, there are plenty of museums and attractions you will not want to miss…
For instance, the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History is housed in what was once the local post office…in 1923! This is a great attraction because you have some excellent choices of how to enjoy your visit. Take a walking tour, discover New Smyrna Beach by boat or explore the museum’s exquisite collections – including Native American artifacts and railroad memorabilia.
Then, visit the haunting Sugar Mill Ruins, razed by Seminoles in 1830. Or climb the 203 steps of Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse, the largest lighthouse in Florida. Plus, check out the lighthouse museum for a glimpse into turn-of-the-century life and to learn what it was like to live and work as a lighthouse keeper.
New Smyrna Beach is also home to the Marine Science Center, which offers an interactive and engaging experience in one of the largest aquatic estuaries in North America. And there is Palms Up Studio and Gallery, where you can learn how talented artisans create beautiful and functional pottery; Eldora State House, which showcases long ago life along the river; and The Hub on Canal, with art exhibitions including pieces from over 80 local artists.
Then, after an enjoyable day of taking in some terrific New Smyrna Beach sites and attractions, retire to your luxurious, ocean view Sandpiper condo retreat, just steps from the beach!