Hotel at a Glance: Sea Woods
Sea Woods, a beachside community, sits on 50 acres of rolling dunes, dotted with hammocks, nature trails, and bicycle paths. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos here are fully furnished and most come with full kitchens, washer/dryer, and Internet access. The Atlantic Ocean is just steps away; a boardwalk connects the condos to the pristine, car-free beaches.
- Take a dip in one of the three pools, or the Atlantic Ocean.
- Play a game on the tennis, racquetball, or shuffleboard courts
- Go fish: New Smyrna is known for its robust population of redfish; cast out for them from the Ponce Inlet jetty.
- Go for a bike ride in the Canaveral National Seashore Park, a protected reserve on a nearby barrier island. The park is home to some unusual species of birds, including white ibis.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida: Coastal Town Flush with Wildlife
New Smyrna Beach lies on Florida's Atlantic coast, speckled by waterways that make up the Indian River Lagoon. Shops and restaurants line the historical Flagler Avenue, which dead-ends at the shore of the ocean. Hop on a kayak, pontoon boat, or friendly sea turtle and you can experience the area's abundant wildlife; the Marine Discovery Center offers boat tours where you can see dolphins.