New Smyrna Beach and Environs are ideal for a Romantic Getaway
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (January, 2016) -- No lodging facility beats the cozy, romantic feel of a Bed & Breakfast or historic Victorian Inn. In and around quaint New Smyrna Beach, (the second oldest city in Florida, after St. Augustine), visitors have a number of B&Bs and historic inns from which to choose. How romantic are they? Many are regularly booked for destination weddings, you just can't get a better testimonial than that.
Here are a few examples (impressive images of each, and the destination, are available):
BLACK DOLPHIN INN
Opened in 2013, the Black Dolphin Inn is the recipient of the iLoveinns.com Top 10 Romantic Inns in the US, 2014 and 2015 AAA Four Diamond Award, 2014 and 2015 BedandBreakfast.com Top 10 Beach B&B's worldwide, 2014 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award as one of Top 10 Inns in the US, the Fodor's Choice Award and the Guardian's Top 10 B&B's and Guest Houses in Florida.
The 14-room inn gets its name from the plentiful dolphin, which gracefully patrol the waters off its dock on the Intracoastal Waterway. Accommodations include beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with balconies and outdoor terraces, elegant Euro-style bedding, refrigerators, and spa-inspired bathrooms with jetted tubs. Furnishings vary in each room with original artwork and antiques tastefully integrated with modern sensibilities and décor. Guests share the modern and expansive Great Room on the first floor level, which includes a Lobby Lounge Bar, open-air exhibition kitchen, sitting area and breakfast room. A complimentary cook-to-order breakfast is served daily with a full Southern-style breakfast on weekends. Guests are within walking distance of restaurants and shops in New Smyrna Beach's Canal Street historic downtown and a short distance from the seaside community's sprawling beaches, surf shops, and Flagler Avenue's beachside galleries and eateries. 916 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 386-410-4868. www.blackdolphininn.com.
INN ON THE AVENUE
This “old French country-style” cottage, containing six charming rooms, is a wonderful choice for visitors that want to stay near the beach, ocean, shopping, nightly entertainment, fine dining, fishing and more. The Inn offers guests the extremely comfortable accommodations with all of the modern amenities. Homemade breakfast is served daily in a dining room at tables equipped with built-in griddles for guests who prefer to flip their own pancakes!
The historic oak tree at the Inn On The Avenue is the perfect location to enjoy a morning coffee or take an afternoon stroll and enjoy the cooling shade that this towering treasure provides. The Inn On The Avenue is a 2015 recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. 309 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 386-693-4808.www.innontheave.com.
NIGHT SWAN INTRACOASTAL BED & BREAKFAST
Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, this B&B is a little slice of heaven. Breathtaking views from the large front porch greet you as you arrive, but it is the relaxing atmosphere and friendly service that will make you fall in love with the Night Swan. With two historic homes and a guest cottage, the Night Swan makes its own cozy little compound with 16 guest rooms. The Cygnet House rooms offer king sized beds, oversized whirlpool bathtubs, and some stunning views of the waterway. The owners do allow small pets in some of the rooms in Cygnet House. The Main House has the charm of a home built in the early 1900s, but with the modern comforts of today. The Guest Cottage is great for those who just can’t leave their furry friends behind (Pet Friendly). The downstairs of the Guest Cottage (The Mainsail Suite) is also ADA compliant room. 512 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL. 386-423-4940. www.nightswan.com.
THE RIVERVIEW HOTEL & SPA
This coastal Victorian boutique hotel, established in 1885, is a beloved landmark featuring 18 luxurious rooms and suites that exude history, charm and an “Old Florida” atmosphere, while delivering modern services and amenities. Riverview is the only hotel in New Smyrna Beach with its own world class spa, waterfront restaurant, marina and gift shop.
Perfect for a small wedding weekend, the Riverview Hotel & Spa offers a variety of breathtaking settings for saying “I do,” including the breezy Key West Deck at the Grille overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. From luxurious, individually decorated rooms and suites to couples spa services and daily breakfast in bed, everything about the historic Riverview Hotel & Spa inspires romance.103 Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL. 386-428-5858. www.riverviewhotel.com.
For more lodging options of B&Bs, hotels and condominiums please visit: http://nsbfla.com/wheretostay.cfm
When couples tear themselves away from their rooms, there’s a bounty of outdoor activity to enjoy:Besides swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, fishing, dune buggying, shell seeking and sandcastle building along the beach, there's the Indian River/Intracoastal Waterway and tributaries for kayaking, canoeing, SUP, enjoying a sail or educational cruise to view manatees, dolphins and other Florida wildlife. Plus great dining, shopping and a calendar of special events.
About New Smyrna Beach:
Quaint New Smyrna Beach possesses a hometown quality reflected in its architecture, 13 miles of pristine beach, recreational inland waterways, eclectic restaurant scene, and friendly community of residents. Accommodations here range from charming bed and breakfast inns, to family-size condominium units and oceanfront hotels. Named one of "America's Top Small Cities for The Arts," frequent arts shows featuring visual and performing arts take place throughout the year, as do Wine Walks, Antique Car Rallies, Seasonal Family Festivals, and Food Truck Caravans. Flagler Avenue and Canal Street feature quaint shops and sidewalk cafes. Many historical and cultural sites also make New Smyrna Beach -- established in 1768 -- noteworthy. From the Turnbull and Sugar Mill Ruins, to the Eldora State House and the Ponce Inlet lighthouse, the area is rich in history. It should be no surprise that the second oldest city in Florida is also home to many antique shopping pavilions. New Smyrna Beach Voted BEST BEACH in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by readers of Orlando Sentinel! For more info call (386) 428-1600 or visit www.nsbfla.com.