In January 2018, the brand new Marriott SpringHill Suites opened for business. The hotel is in an unbeatable location on the beach end of the town's main street, Flagler Avenue. The beachfront hotel is a new-build, but has been designed to blend in with the town's wooden frame architecture. There is an outdoor pool and patio area, spacious suites, comfortable lobby, on-site dining and a bar, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, free breakfast and covered parking.
Canal Street added a new restaurant to its downtown charm. The French Quarter Grille on Canal offers authentic New Orleans style cuisine using only the freshest ingredients and seafood and has an exquisite beverage menu to satisfy Cajun cravings. For beer lovers, the Half Wall Beer House expanded its brand and opened a new brewery located off SR 44, New Smyrna Beach’s main traffic route. The brand-new brewery brews and serves their own craft beer on the premises.
Florida Roadhouse is a new addition to the restaurant scene in Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach's neighboring community. Roadhouse's signature steaks, fresh seafood, burgers, sandwiches and salads are served in an old Florida atmosphere with friendly staff. Riverpark Terrace is another great new restaurant that recently opened in April. Tucked away on Riverside Drive, Riverpark Terrace is a one-of-a-kind bar and restaurant that offers a beautiful, quaint atmosphere with fresh dining choices. The unique thing about Riverpark Terrace is that it has a fresh seasonal menu with locally sourced fresh produce also known as “farm-to-table”.
A semi-new business called Pure Island Tours offers one-of-a-kind paddleboarding tours by equipping their custom-made Pure Island paddleboard with a state-of-the-art fully integrated LED lighting system! Light up the night as you glide across the Indian River Lagoon on a multi-colored, multi-function LED paddleboard with 16 color options that you control with the click of a button on your personal remote. It’s a unique experience that many outdoor enthusiasts should definitely try! If standing on the water isn’t your style, then try riding an electric bike from FLAUNT Electric Vehicles. FLAUNT Electric Vehicles is a new business that launched in New Smyrna Beach with the idea that eco-friendly transportation could be stylish, affordable, and created with the highest quality standards. Starting in a few weeks, visitors will be able to rent FLAUNT Electric Bicycles to tour around the city or take a joy ride. There will also be tours available to catch the scenery of the New Smyrna Beach area in an eco-friendly way.
The City of New Smyrna Beach just celebrated the grand opening of a brand new riverside fishing pier at Smyrna Dunes Park! The pier is on the east shore of the Intracoastal Waterway and is 350 feet long and 10 feet wide. It features concrete pilings, two large shade structures, multiple benches, and a handrail designed for handicap accessible fishing. The pier decking and handrail cap are constructed with composite lumber and made up of recycled plastic materials. This is a great pier for fishing enthusiasts who are looking to get a great catch in the Red Fish Capital of the World.