Already dreaming of your first vacation of 2023? Swaying palm trees, glittering water and miles of white sands make for a picturesque backdrop of a romantic weekend getaway in New Smyrna Beach. This Valentine’s Day, give your other half the gift of travel to this cheery beachside town where you’ll find an abundance of experiences to share with your loved one, from arts and culture to intimate dining, outdoor adventure, cozy accommodations and more. Florida’s mild temperatures and stunning skies in February are just the cherry on top
Sit Back and Relax in Plush Accommodations and Spas
NSB’s Historic District is home to charming and romantic B&Bs housed in stunning restored homes that feel luxurious and intimate. Treat your significant other to a new experience in 2023 by booking a stay at Victoria 1883, a beautiful bed and breakfast brand new to the area. Surrounded by lush gardens and towering Live Oaks, the Victoria 1883 offers a honeymoon-style suite, fresh and creative breakfasts and cozy patio spaces. The nearby Black Dolphin Inn is an award-winning New Smyrna Beach mainstay and is also housed in a restored historic home, complete with chef-driven breakfast menus, in-suite spa baths, vintage furnishings and eclectic décor among their guest rooms.
Before settling in, call ahead to book a couples’ experience at one of NSB’s serene upscale spas. At the Spa at Riverview, the couple’s package includes a restorative and romantic soak in their therapeutic mineral baths after a couple’s massage, pedicure and spa lunch. The Spa at Venetian Bay also offers a couple’s package along with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne to enjoy with your sweetheart.
Spend Quality Time Together in the Beautiful Outdoors
For the outdoorsy couple, New Smyrna Beach is filled with opportunities for adventure, like kayaking among manatees, surfing, dog-friendly trails, dolphin sightseeing and more. Enjoy an immersive experience together among NSB’s stunning landscape; of course, a long walk on the beach is a must for your romantic weekend. Planning to pop the question or just looking for a Valentine’s Day photo op? The Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens are a picture-perfect setting of multiple gardens featuring unique greenery, colorful flowers, meandering paths and more.
Plan a Romantic Evening Out on the Town
Enjoy an intimate dinner for two by candlelight or among the stars at the many fabulous restaurants at NSB. The Garlic is an iconic spot serving up authentic fare from the Tuscan countryside that can be enjoyed among twinkling string lights, eclectic décor and an intimate patio. Treat your wine lover to a dinner at SoNapa Grille, where the cuisine and expansive wine lists pay homage to its Californian namesakes, Sonoma County and Napa Valley. Enjoy a mild February evening out at NSB’s many al fresco dining options, including the charming patio and garden at Third Wave Café, among the trees at Norwood’s Treehouse, or along the scenic riverfront at The Grille at Riverview.
Top off your evening out by attending a production at The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach where local thespians perform an array of entertaining plays including romance, comedy and drama. Musically inclined couples will love exploring the art at the Hub on Canal, where you can experience the stylings of jazz singer Linda Calise at the Valentine’s Day Concert on February 11.
Make Valentine’s Day 2023 the best one yet at New Smyrna Beach! If you’ve got other plans for the holiday in mind, be sure to treat your loved one with the gift of travel by giving gift certificates to these NSB favorites so that you can enjoy a romantic weekend together in the future. For more information on planning this special trip, please visit www.visitnsbfl.com.