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On the evening of December 16, consider taking a quick trip up to the Peabody Auditorium, just a half-hour drive from our hotel, for an evening of Christmas cheer and chart topping tunes that defined a generation.... View Details >
When you’ve finally soaked up enough sun on the beach, take a stroll through the enchanting and tree-lined downtown streets of New Smyrna Beach. With its eclectic blend of casual and fine dining establishments, art galleries, boutiques, and various specialty shops, there’s enough to keep any visitor occupied for hours. ... View Details >
What could be better than a relaxing fall day at a beachside park? During your stay in New Smyrna Beach, we recommend you check out these Riverview Hotel favorites.... View Details >
For nearly three decades now, the New Smyrna Beach Farmers Market has provided fresh, organic edibles to the New Smyrna Beach community.... View Details >
Juan Ponce de Leon, the Spanish explorer who gave La Florida its name, is probably most famous today for his mythic search for the Fountain of Youth. He may not have discovered the fabled fountain, but he has achieved immortality in other ways, including the lighthouse that continues to bear his name.... View Details >
Located 20 minutes from our New Smyrna resort, The Turtle Mound National Historic Site is one of the most curious remnants of a prehistoric culture in the continental United States. ... View Details >
Along the Canaveral National Seashore, just a short drive south from the Riverview Hotel lies Eldora, an exotic ghost town where you can visit the historical and enchanting Eldora Statehouse. ... View Details >
When you’re visiting the great state of Florida, nothing beats kicking back on the beach and letting the sun wash over you as you doze to the dulcet lap of the waves. But if you start to get a little restless and you need a little more adventure in your vacation, head to Paddleboard New Smyrna, just a mile up the road from our hotel.... View Details >
With the old world charm of our hotel and the surrounding area, it’s easy (and encouraged) to just let the days slip away as you lounge by the ocean or in our world-class spa. Once you’re rejuvenated and ready for adventure, we recommend checking out Nichols Surf Shop, a New Smyrna staple for close to five decades.... View Details >
If you find yourself particularly enchanted by the Old Florida architecture of our hotel, consider a walk through the lush Floridian flora at the Sugar Mill Ruins, just a short stroll away.... View Details >
Craft beer connoisseurs love to drink local, and it doesn’t get any more local than the New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company.... View Details >
Have you ever asked the barista in an unknown café for a double espresso macchiato and he looked at you funny?... View Details >
Those wanting to celebrate Christmas "Florida-style" won't want to miss the 29th Annual New Smyrna Beach Holiday Boat Parade.... View Details >
Two great film festivals take place this month in New Smyrna Beach.... View Details >
In case you haven't heard, Oktoberfest is now in full swing!... View Details >
The mission of the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach is to “protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems through education, research, and community stewardship.”... View Details >
If you’re visiting Riverview Hotel and Spa to relax, destress, and give your body the attention it deserves, then you need to give it the nutrition it deserves as well. ... View Details >
Lounging on the beach is an excellent thing to do, especially when visiting Florida, but the Sunshine State has a lot more to offer than just tanning opportunities.... View Details >
For the animal lovers out there, Florida is one of the best states to get to know wildlife on land and by sea. If you’re visiting the Riverview Hotel and... View Details >
Located just a short drive south of Riverview Hotel on the Canaveral National Seashore is Eldora, Florida, a reinvigorated ghost town and home to the recently renovated, history-rich Eldora Statehouse.... View Details >
Get a close look at the dolphins, manatees, birds and countless fish that make the Florida shores their home! Our stretch of shoreline is part of the Indian River Lagoon Estuary, a unique environment crucial to the survival of thousands of species, including over 50 threatened or endangered species.... View Details >
New Smyrna is a charming beach town that almost immediately relaxes anyone who spends even just a few hours here.... View Details >
If the Old Florida charm and architecture of our hotel inspire you to delve a little bit deeper into the area’s history, you may consider taking a nature walk at the Sugar Mill Ruins, less than ten minutes from our New Smyrna Beach hotel.... View Details >
Whether you fancy yourself an artist or you have never picked up a paintbrush, The Wilde Coward Company’s Wilde Painting nights are a fun evening activity to embrace or perhaps discover your artistic side. The BYOB art class pairs two seemingly unrelated activities: painting and drinking.... View Details >
Chowder may be a dish more associated with the Northeast, but this January, visitors to New Smyrna Beach can take part in the 26th Annual Chowder Festival, a beloved New Smyrna Beach tradition.... View Details >
While the palm trees and heatwaves may make it difficult for some to get into the holiday spirit, it definitely doesn’t stop New Smyrna Beach, and on December 4th, visitors can come get into the spirit along with them at the annual Light Up Flagler celebration.  ... View Details >
If you want to try something different this Halloween, how about running from zombies? At the Little Devil Dash in New Smyrna Beach, visitors can do just that! ... View Details >
If you're done swimming in the waves, we suggest getting on top of them on a stand-up paddleboard with help from Paddleboard New Smyrna, located just one mile away from our New Smyrna Beach hotel. ... View Details >
On August 29th, from 5-9pm, visitors can enjoy cheeseburgers and sliders at New Smyrna Beach's 3rd annual Cheeseburger Paradise event. A fundraising event for local youth scholarships, Cheeseburger Paradise features amazing burgers ... View Details >
While Florida's beaches and the animals that call them home are an important part of its tourism industry, they're also a key part of its natural ecosystem.... View Details >
If you're into craft brews and drinking (very) local, we recommend checking out New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company.... View Details >
One of New Smyrna Beach's most popular events, Wine Walk on Flagler takes wine lovers on a progressive tour exploring more than 100 wines inside local pubs, galleries and restaurants stretching from the river to the ocean. Join locals and guests of New Smyrna Beach hotels on this spirited journey.... View Details >