With football, pumpkin pie, and the best nap of the year, what’s there not to love about Thanksgiving?! From the Macy’s Day Parade to loved ones flying in for the first time in over a year, this holiday holds a warm place in everyone’s heart for the togetherness it creates in families. While we all share the cozy Norman Rockwell vision of a turkey dinner with loved ones gathered around, reality tends to be a more stressful picture when you’re scrambling to find extra beds and chairs for out-of-state aunts and the cousins twice removed. Give yourself (and your house!) a break this Thanksgiving by spending your holiday in a spacious, beautiful home on the Florida east coast. After all, tis the season to start traditions! There’s no better place to add a coastal twist to your annual family gathering than on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
What Does a Beach Thanksgiving Look Like?
Leave your cable-knit sweaters behind, Thanksgivings in the New Smyrna Beach area boasts of cool, temperate weather that requires light layers at most! Spend the morning watching Snoopy float down the streets of NYC from your cozy spot on the couch that overlooks the crashing waves outdoors, or burn a few extra calories in preparation for your big dinner by walking the quiet shores of New Smyrna Beach with your family. If you’re looking for more of a sweat, consider renting bikes and leading everyone along one of the many scenic NSB bike trails. When the table’s been cleared and your family is just waking up from a blissful, post-Thanksgiving doze, why not rally the kids and cousins for an epic game of football on the beach. The non-driving section of New Smyrna Beach makes for a perfect “field”, with the sound of the waves acting as a cheering crowd.
Where to Plan Your Thanksgiving in New Smyrna Beach
With new traditions in motion and a fun itinerary planned, the only thing left to do is to choose where you and your family will stay! All of our condos and homes provide fully stocked kitchens complete with cooking utensils, dishes, and kitchen basics- Just bring your secret pumpkin pie recipe and groceries! We’ve selected some of our favorite family-friendly vacation rentals perfect for hosting your relatives and creating family memories that will last a lifetime.
If you’re secretly a lover of the quieter side of the Atlantic, then Luxury on the Lagoon is the perfect fit for you! Located right on Mosquito Lagoon, you’ll be able to enjoy views of both the river and ocean from the house’s multiple outdoor decks. This three-story home sleeps twelve with its 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Along with gorgeous furnishings and two private boat docks, this house also provides an elevator so you don’t have to haul your luggage up the stairs. If you prefer a Thanksgiving feast with just your immediate family, you’ll find Turtlemound Treasure to be the vacation home you seek. This bright 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home sleeps six and provides modern amenities and a fun flavor to your holiday getaway. It’s centrally located and only a short walk from NSB’s sandy shore!
Another one of our top beach dream homes is the Decked Out House on Hill St. Complete with two decks that overlook the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean, this 3,400 square foot home provides 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and can comfortably accommodate eight overnight guests. Plus it comes with a brand new pool and private walkway to the beach! Lush landscapes and endless beach views await you and yours when you stay at Beachside Vista. Catch gorgeous glimpses of the ocean from the house’s many windows and enjoy the living room’s cozy fireplace after Thanksgiving dinner. Beachside Vista has 4 bedrooms/ 3 bathrooms and sleeps up to twelve guests.
If you’re searching for an impressive, Mediterranean-style place, Casa Coquina is the place for you! With three balconies, a game room, movie theatre, lagoon-style pool, and a short walk from the beach, this gorgeous home offers deluxe amenities that appeal to all ages. Located in Ormond Beach and just 20 minutes from New Smyrna Beach, this luxury 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home can sleep up to ten people. Duke’s Beach House is a fun, beachside home with a charming coastal-cottage feel. With a two-door garage and panoramic views of the ocean, this 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home is the perfect vacationing spot for a family of seven.
Start a new Thanksgiving tradition within your family by spending the holiday at New Smyrna Beach. Still searching for the perfect beach condo or home? Discover more vacation rentals on our website or call a vacation planner today.