New Smyrna Beach
Lots of things to make with shells: mice with pipe cleaner tails, decorative soap dish, glue them on plain wooden boxes, or make these cockleshell critters - a particularly easy and 'seaside' theme for boaters. Throw a towel on the deck as an art table and let the kids use their imaginations and see what they come up with!
Some historians believe the artsy, seaside city of New Smyrna Beach is the original St. Augustine, the Spanish-colonized town in Northeast Florida known as the nation‘s oldest city. While claims that New Smyrna predates St. Augustine delight or frustrate history buffs, depending on whom you talk to, there's no way to prove it true or false more than 500 years after the Spanish first stepped foot in Florida. Explore the ruins – Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA What intrigues ...