Discover Brevard FL

Space Coast Fun Guide 2019

Discover Brevard


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1. Airboat rides, Camp Holly http://www.campholly.net/ on US192 or Lone Cabbage Fish Camp http://twisterairboatrides.com/ on US520 (You can order fried alligator in the restaurant)

2. Rent kayaks or canoes at Palm Bay marina http://www.palmbaymarina.com/ and explore Turkey Creek.

3. Take a guided kayak tour of Turkey Creek or several other locations, Karen’s Kayaks http://www.karenskayaks.com/tours.html )

4. River tubing at Ichetucknee state park www.floridastateparks.org/park/Ichetucknee-Springs (North of Gainesville near Fort White): Rent tubes just outside the park. The park has shuttles that will drop you off at the put in point and pick you up at the take out point. Spring fed river, low probability of alligators due to cold water temperature and how the park is fenced.

5. Scuba diving, Dixie Divers http://jndscuba.com/ , Hatt’s dive shop http://www.hattsdiving.com/_index.php

6. Charter a fishing boat out of port Carnival or Sebastian Inlet. https://www.firedupcharters.com/https://www.fishrelentless.com/http://www.artsadventures.com/

7. Surfing, Ron Jon Surf School Cocoa Beach http://www.ronjonsurfschool.com/

8. Jet Skiing, Hayley’s Jet Ski and Boat Rental, Cocoa Beach Jet Ski Rentals http://www.hayleysboatrental.com/ http://cocoabeachjetskirentals.com/

9. Water Skiing, learn to water ski at Orlando Water Sports http://www.aktionparks.com/orlando-watersports-complex/

10. Fly a kite (good beach activity) Kite World in Indialantic https://www.kiteworld.com/

11. Fish off a dock or causeway (I think FL residents can get a free license to fish from land or a pier) Mathers Bridge https://www.google.com/maps/@28.1488767,-80.6059424,18z, pier at Sebastian inlet https://www.google.com/maps/@27.8612335,-80.4471717,17z, Lake Washington https://www.google.com/maps/@28.147228,-80.7326479,17z, Rychman Park Melbourne Beach https://www.google.com/maps/@28.0684933,-80.5667383,19z

12. Snorkeling, Hatt’s dive shop http://www.hattsdiving.com/_index.php

13. Kayaking or canoeing thousand islands nature preserve in Cocoa Beach. Launch from west end of Ramp Road. Kayak through mangrove tunnels. http://paddleflorida.net/cocoa-beach-paddle.htm

14. Manatees viewing, Alex Goode Park on Turkey Creek in Palm Bay http://www.shrimpnfishflorida.com/alexjgoode_fishingpier.html , Crane Creek Promenade in Melbourne https://www.google.com/maps/@28.0772355,-80.6031267,19z ,or Desoto Park in Satellite Beach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hMu2U9LwQ0 . Desoto Park is excellent when the water is cold because Manatee will congregate in the warm canal on the NW side of the park. GPS coordinates 28.164322, -80.603045

15. Go tubing or swimming at Rock Springs in Kelly Park Apopka http://www.floridasprings.org/visit/map/kelly-park-rock-springs-run/

16. Adventure Kayaking in Vero Beach http://www.paddleflorida.com/

17. Turtle walk (guided beach tour discussing turtle nesting) Sea Turtle Preservation Society 111 South Miramar Avenue
Indialantic, FL 321-676-1701 http://www.seaturtlespacecoast.org/

18. Fee Avenue public swimming pool on the east side of Fee Ave. Park in Melbourne, summer swimming classes http://www.melbourneflorida.org/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/40/1539

19. Beach and Boards Surfing Event in Cocoa Beach (spring) http://beachnboardsfest.com/

20. Cocoa Beach, pier, shops, restaurants, sightseeing https://www.facebook.com/CBpier/

21. Grant Seafood Festival (yearly in late winter or early spring) http://grantseafoodfestival.com/

22. Palm Bay Aquatic Center, public swimming pool near Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay Campus http://www.palmbayflorida.org/government/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation/aquatic-center

23. Various outdoor Easter sunrise services on the beach. A very large one with maybe 5000 participates is held annually on Canova Beach near Eau Gallie Blvd and A1A. http://www.brevardfl.gov/ParksRecreation/South/Canova/Home

24. Hiking on the nature trails in Turkey Creek Nature Preserve (raised boardwalk) http://www.palmbayflorida.org/government/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation/turkey-creek-sanctuary

25. Hiking on the nature trails in Erna Nixon Park http://www.brevardfl.gov/parksrecreation/south/ernanixon/home

26. Hiking on the linear trail (1.1 mile 10 foot wide boardwalk through natural oak hammocks and wetlands. Entrance at south end of Zoo parking lot, free) http://floridahikes.com/linear-park-at-brevard-zoo

27. Hiking in the Enchanted Forest nature sanctuary (near Titusville) http://www.brevardfl.gov/EELProgram/Sanctuaries/EnchantedForestSanctuary/Home

28. Wickham Park 2500 Parkway Dr. Melbourne, FL 32935, large park, lake, campgrounds, disc golf course, equestrian facilities, archery range, off-leash dog park, ball fields, event pavilion, picnic pavilions, playground, and nature trails http://www.brevardfl.gov/parksrecreation/south/wickham/Home

29. Fort Wilderness camping at Disney World in Orlando (tent, camper, or cabin, nice bathrooms, nightly outdoor movie) https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/campsites-at-fort-wilderness-resort/

30. Camping at Long Point Park 700 Long Point Rd, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 http://www.brevardfl.gov/parksrecreation/campgrounds/longpoint/Home

31. Space coast stadium baseball https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Coast_Stadium

32. Tennis, 4 free to use, lighted (look for the timer switch on south-west side) courts at Fred Lee Park in Palm Bay https://www.google.com/maps/@28.0142219,-80.6443784,122m/data=!3m1!1e3

33. Golf, par3, full size, driving range, The Habitat, Spressard Holland, Duran, Melbourne municipal, Jo Daddy’s, Bay Tree, and many more http://www.brevardfl.gov/ParksRecreation/Golfhttp://www.myfloridahomesforsale.com/brevard-golf-courses.php

34. Vero Beach Polo Club, www.verobeachpolo.com, Sunday games, January through May, general admission 10$ for car and driver, 5$ for each passenger. Park on east side of the field and watch a polo match, 7634 South Polo Grounds Way, Vero Beach, FL

35. Daytona International Speedway http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/

36. Orlando City SC professional soccer http://www.orlandocitysc.com/

37. High school or college (UCF or FIT) football or soccer game http://ucfknights.com/schedule.aspx?path=footballhttp://floridatechsports.com/schedule.aspx?path=football

38. Bike riding, there are several popular mountain bike trails inside the Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/turkey-creek-palm-bay.html

39. Brevard Extreme Sports Park, 555 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island, combined paintball and Skate Park. http://czpaintball.com/

40. Friday Fest in downtown Melbourne, 2nd Friday of each month. A short section of New Haven is blocked off for a street party from 6pm until 10pm. Free and open to the public. https://www.downtownmelbourne.com/main-street-events/friday-fest/

41. Annual Melbourne Art Festival, 4th weekend of April http://www.melbournearts.org/

42. Mount Dora Art Festival (4th weekend in October) http://mountdoracraftfair.com/

43. Historic Cocoa Village Arts and Crafts fair (4 per year) http://visitcocoavillage.com/art-craft-fairs/

44. Melbourne Air show held at Melbourne Airport, usually held in the spring, military jets and acrobatic demonstrations http://airandspaceshow.com/

45. Tico Air Show, usually held in the spring, military jets, acrobatic demonstrations, 6600 Tico Rd, Titusville, FL http://nbbd.com/festivals/warbird/

46. Old Town in Kissimmee off US192, shops, restaurants, rides, free vintage car show every Friday and Saturday night http://www.experiencekissimmee.com/things-to-do/attractions/old-town/

47. Walk through historic downtown Melbourne, shopping and restaurants https://www.downtownmelbourne.com/

48. Segway Tours, Mt Dora or Port Canaveral http://www.segwayofcentralflorida.com/MtDoraTour.html
http://www.spacecoastsegwaytours.com/

49. Andretti Thrill Park, 3960 South Babcock St., Melbourne, go-carts, video games, etc. http://www.andrettithrillpark.com/

50. Brevard Zoo, tree top trek, zip line, kayaking https://brevardzoo.org/

51. iFly indoor sky diving in Orlando, near Universal http://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/tunnels/ifly-orlando/

52. Hurricane paintball park, Palm Bay http://www.hurricanepaintballpark.com/

53. Horseback riding, Ace of Hearts Ranch, Cocoa https://www.facebook.com/aceofheartsranch/

54. Spaceport Rocketry Association meeting 3rd Saturday of each month in Palm Bay. www.spaceportrocketry.org

55. Florida EcoSafaris in St. Cloud, Zipline, Skycycle and Swamp Buggy tours, horseback riding https://www.foreverflorida.com/

56. Indian River County Public Shooting Range in Sebastian close to I95 and Fellsmere Road http://www.goshootingirc.com/

57. Various International Drive tourist attractions, outlet malls, restaurants, mini golf, aquarium, Ripley’s believe it or not, Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, helicopter tours, go kart racing, WonderWorks, etc. http://www.internationaldriveorlando.com/

58. Florida Institute of Technology 15 acre botanical garden and nature trail, free, open to the public sunrise to sunset, guided tours available, 150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL http://garden.fit.edu/

59. Rockledge Gardens Plant Nursery on US1, www.rockledgegardens.com. Garden talks and events, great place to just walk around. Similar to an arboretum or botanical garden, only the plants are for sale.

60. Palm Bay regional park off-leash dog park, 1951 Malabar Rd SW Palm Bay, FL 32907, free https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palm-Bay-Regional-Dog-Park/138404849534895

61. Feed the ducks at Wells Park next to Melbourne Auditorium http://www.melbourneflorida.org/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/56/1510

62. Visit B52 Park located near Orlando airport, decommission B52 bomber in center of park you can walk around. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-52_Memorial_Park

63. Patrick Air force Base (commissary for present and former members of the military) http://www.patrick.af.mil/

64. Orlando Speed World /Bithlo Motorsports Park, track, drag, mud, and motocross racing, 19164 East Colonial Drive, Orlando http://www.orlandospeedworld.org/ http://www.raceosw.com/dragway/schedule/

65. Fort Christmas Historical Park just off SR50 in Christmas FL, this is a full scale re-creation of the fort that was built at this location during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). http://www.nbbd.com/godo/FortChristmas/

66. Gatorland 14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837 http://www.gatorland.com/

67. Wekiva springs state park, spring feed river, camping, swimming, tubing, kayaking https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Wekiwa-Springs

68. Wekiva Island 1014 Miami Springs Dr. Longwood, FL 32779, this is a commercial bar/resort on the Wekiva River just east of the state park, live music, cabana rentals, swimming, canoe, and kayak rentals. http://wekivaisland.com/

69. Ginnie Springs, 7300 Ginnie Springs Rd, High Springs, FL 32643, clear cold spring water, camping, snorkeling, tubing on the Santa Fe River, can get crowded. Lots of UF students. Entrance fee ~13$ per person http://ginniespringsoutdoors.com/

70. Malabar Disc Golf Course, 1845 Malabar Rd, Malabar, FL 32950, free http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=1512

71. Super Boat Grand Prix, held annually in early summer, Cocoa Beach, https://thunderoncocoabeach.com/

72. Tough Mudder endurance challenge, typically held in November in a large open area in SW Palm Bay locally known as the compound. This is a multiple mile obstacle course. Many of the obstacles incorporate mud or water. http://www.mudrunguide.com/event/saturday-central-florida-tough-mudder-2016/

73. Melbourne Yacht Club, 1202 River Drive Melbourne, Learn to crew on larger (24ft +) sail boats FREE, membership not required,1PM alternating Sundays. http://www.melbourneyachtclub.com/Fleet/?New=1 look for “Rum Race”, Learn to sail smaller boats in a fee based group instruction for beginners (youth or adult classes). http://www.melbourneyachtclub.com/Education/?New=1

74. Avalon Hydroponic U-pick Farm, https://www.facebook.com/AvalonHydroponics/

75. Florida Trails Association weekly guided hikes. They use https://www.meetup.com/ to announce hikes. Anyone can join. http://www.floridatrail.org/about-us/chapters/indianriver/

76. Space Coast River Tours http://www.spacecoastrivertours.com/

77. Good Natured River Tours http://www.goodnaturedrivertours.com/

78. DolFun tour of the Indian River https://dolfuntours.com/

79. Visit Juan Ponce de Leon Landing in Melbourne Beach, nice beach/park, and likely historic landing site of Ponce de Leon in 1513 leading to the discovery of Florida. http://www.brevardfl.gov/parksrecreation/south/PonceDeLeon

80. Airmasters RC Club, radio controlled airplane club in Sebastian FL. http://www.airmastersrc.org/index.html

81. Space Coast Paddlers canoeing and kayaking club, https://www.spacecoastpaddlers.com/

82. Hog Wild Paint Ball Club in Grant, http://hogwildpaintball.wixsite.com/hogwild

83. Bike Weeks in Daytona Beach, March and October http://www.officialbikeweek.com/

84. Miniature Golf, Andretti Thrill Park in Melbourne http://www.andrettithrillpark.com/, Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf in Cocoa Beach http://www.lighthousecoveminigolf.com/cocoa-beach/index.cfm , Golf N Gator in Cape Canaveral https://www.golfngator.com/ , Jungle Village in Cape Canaveral https://www.facebook.com/Jungle-Village-Golf-Arcade-782410295211313/?ref=profile

85. Space Coast Runners https://thedriven.net/cs/spacecoastrunners/page.detail?page_id=123

86. Space Coast Model Sailing Club, meets at Wickham Park http://www.spacecoastmodelsailingclub.org/

87. Space Coast Audubon Society http://spacecoastaudubon.org/

88. Brevard County Airboat Association https://www.facebook.com/pg/Brevard-County-Airboat-Association-314146718600141/about/

1. Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne http://www.foosanerartmuseum.org/

2. Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science in Cocoa http://www.nbbd.com/godo/BrevardMuseum/

3. Brevard Museum of Art and Science http://www.saatchigallery.com/museums/museum-profile/Brevard+Museum+Of+Art+And+Science/538.html

4. Liberty Bell Museum (Melbourne) http://honoramerica.org/liberty-bell-memorial-museum-2/

5. Planetarium at Eastern Florida State College Cocoa campus. Use campus entrance just west of 1880 Rosetine St. Cocoa FL. Drive to the far north end of the parking lot to reach the planetarium. Regular star & planet shows plus laser shows featuring the music from various well known bands. 24 inch reflecting telescope available to the public. http://www.easternflorida.edu/community-resources/planetarium/

6. Brevard Astronomical Society meeting, Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Planetarium, 3rd Wednesday each month http://www.brevardastro.org/

7. Melbourne municipal band concert Melbourne Auditorium or King Center (free) http://mmband.net/index.php

8. Port Carnival / Exploration Tower (restaurants and shopping at the port, the tower is a vertical Brevard-centric museum with a great view) https://www.portcanaveral.com/Recreation

9. Woodworking Show in Tampa (March) http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/tampa.html

10. Melbourne Greyhound Park, Live racing, Poker room http://mgpark.com/

11. Astronaut hall of fame, Titusville https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/explore-attractions/heroes-and-legends/us-astronaut-hall-of-fame

12. Mel Fisher treasure museum (Indian River County) http://indianriverlagoonbyway.com/point_of_interest/mel-fishers-treasure-museum/

13. Ron Jons Surf Shop, retail store, also houses the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum https://www.facebook.com/ronjons/

14. On the Edge Rock Climbing Gym, 200 West Drive, Melbourne http://ontheedgerockclimbing.com/

15. Orlando Science Center, 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803 https://www.osc.org/

16. Renninger’s flea market in Melbourne off Eau Gallie & I95 (Friday, Saturday, and Sundays only) http://www.renningers.net/index.php/melbourne-home

17. Bowling, Shore Lanes, 4851 Dairy Rd, Melbourne http://www.shorelanes.com/

18. Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum (Cocoa) http://www.valiantaircommand.com/

19. Groucho’s Comedy Club at Melbourne Greyhound Park Club 52 (Saturday nights) http://grouchoproductions.com/schedules/schedules.htm

20. See the ICE exhibit at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, ice sculptures, ice slides, parkas provided, bring your own gloves. http://www.marriott.com/hotel-info/mcogp-gaylord-palms-resort-and-convention-center/christmas-at-gaylord-palms/csyr9pd/home-page.mi

21. iFLY simulated sky diving in Orlando, near Universal https://www.iflyworld.com/orlando/

22. Roller Skating at Galaxy Skateway, 1488 Aurora Road, Melbourne http://galaxyskateandplay.com/

23. Funtown, 1976 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Skating, Laser Tag, etc. http://www.funtownfl.com/

24. Ice skating at Space Coast IcePlex, 720 Roy Wall Blvd. in Rockledge http://www.spacecoasticeplex.com/

25. Ride the Orlando Eye (large Ferris wheel), 8401 International Drive https://www.officialorlandoeye.com/

26. Various International Drive tourist attractions, outlet malls, restaurants, mini golf, aquarium, Ripley’s believe it or not, Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, helicopter tours, go kart racing, WonderWorks, The Fun Spot, etc. http://www.internationaldriveorlando.com/

27. Disney Pleasure Island aka. Disney Springs, Circus de Soleil, House of Blues, Raglan Road Irish Pub, etc. https://www.disneysprings.com/

28. Escape Zone, 630 S. Wickham Road, Suite 105, in Melbourne: Your team gets 1 hour to escape from a room by finding clues, solving puzzles, and cracking codes. Several rooms with different themes are available. https://escapezonefl.com/

29. Locked Inside Escape Room on A1A in Indialantic, http://lockedinside.com/

30. FrogBones Family Shooting Center, Sporting goods store with indoor gun and archery range. On US1 in Melbourne http://www.frogbones.com/

31. Bass Pro Shop on Palm Bay Road near I95. Live alligator and wild hog outdoor exhibits near the entrance. A Large aquarium is inside the store, near the back. http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=89&tab=3&cm_ven=redirect&cm_cat=mktg&cm_pla=bps&cm_ite=palmbaycm_sp=Store072Apr2013_RD

32. Larsen Motorsports, tour a facility that builds jet powered drag racers, 2495 Palm Bay Rd NE Palm Bay, FL 32905 http://www.elainelarsen.com/

33. Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 624 Barnes Blvd. Rockledge FL 32955 http://www.skyzone.com/spacecoast

34. Chuck E. Cheese, US192 West Melbourne https://www.chuckecheese.com/storedetails/fl/west-melbourne/699

35. Broken Barrel Tavern in Palm Bay. A trivia contest is held every Thursday night from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. http://www.brokenbarreltavern.com/

36. Country Craft N Christmas Inc. on SR50 in Christmas FL, retail store filled with all things Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDn8FwtdIgQ

37. Gregory’s Upstairs Comedy Club in Cocoa Beach (Thursday and Friday nights) http://www.gregorysonthebeach.com/comedyclub

38. Melbourne Maker Space, wood shop, metal shop, 3D printers, Raspberry Pi’s, Arduinos, laser cutters, and other equipment. http://melbournemakerspace.org/

39. Morse Museum in Winter Park FL, extensive Tiffany glass collection, http://www.morsemuseum.org/

40. Gambling cruise out of Port Canaveral, Victory Casino Line http://www.victorycasinocruises.com/

41. Take a cruise to the Bahamas or Mexico from Port Canaveral https://www.portcanaveral.com/Cruise/Cruise-Lines-Schedules

42. Greater Palm Bay Senior Center on Culver Drive, Bingo, Woodshop, Crafts, Computer Classes, Card Games, Ping Pong, Billiards, etc. http://www.gpbsc.org/index.html

43. Brevard Kennel Club http://www.brevardkc.org/

44. Camera Club of Brevard, http://ccbrevard.org/

45. Science Café, monthly dinnertime lecture and discussion on a variety of scientific topics, sponsored by FIT and the Brevard Zoo. http://411.fit.edu/sciencecafe/index.php

1. Airboat rides, Camp Holly http://www.campholly.net/ on US192 or Lone Cabbage Fish Camp http://twisterairboatrides.com/ on US520 (You can order fried alligator in the restaurant)

2. Space Coast River Tours http://www.spacecoastrivertours.com/

3. Good Natured River Tours http://www.goodnaturedrivertours.com/

4. DolFun tour of the Indian River https://dolfuntours.com/

5. Space Center visitors center, Rocket garden, bus tour past VAB to Saturn V display (highly recommended) https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/

6. Gambling cruise out of Port Canaveral, Victory Casino Line http://www.victorycasinocruises.com/

7. Take a cruise to the Bahamas or Mexico from Port Canaveral https://www.portcanaveral.com/Cruise/Cruise-Lines-Schedules

8. Take a trip to the Keys. Duval Street and Hemmingway House in Key West, John Pennecamp State Park on Key Largo (snorkeling tours) http://www.fla-keys.com/

9. Take a trip to St. Augustine, Castillo De San Marcos, fountain of youth, lighthouse, and old town tour https://www.visitstaugustine.com/

10. Visit Corel Castle, 28655 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033 http://coralcastle.com/

11. Visit Vizcaya in Coral Gables, near Miami, mansion tour, formal gardens (featured in the Iron Man 3 movie) http://vizcaya.org/

12. Segway Tour of Mount Dora http://www.segwayofcentralflorida.com/MtDoraTour.html or Port Canaveral http://www.spacecoastsegwaytours.com/ , Mount Dora is a quaint little town on the shore of Lake Dora. It has a marina with a small light house, a waterfront park with a boardwalk, and lots of shops and restaurants.

13. Tour the Edison / Ford winter estates in Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee River. Botanical gardens, Laboratory, etc. http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/

14. River tubing at Ichetucknee state park (North of Gainesville near Fort White): Rent tubes just outside the park. The park has shuttles that will drop you off at the put in point and pick you up at the take out point. Spring fed river, low probability of alligators due to cold water temperature and how the park is fenced. https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Ichetucknee-Springs

1. The Mansion Restaurant, Downtown Melbourne, nice view from 2nd floor deck http://thebigmansion.com/

2. The Burger Place, Downtown Melbourne, 1950’s style diner https://www.facebook.com/JPKtheBurgerPlace/

3. Coconuts on the Beach bar and restaurant, Cocoa Beach http://www.coconutsonthebeach.com/home

4. Barrier Jacks restaurant, Cocoa Beach https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g34145-d880134-Reviews-Barrier_Jack_s-Cocoa_Beach_Brevard_County_Florida.html

5. Off the Traxx, Downtown Melbourne http://www.offthetraxx.com/

6. Matt’s Casbah, Downtown Melbourne http://www.mattscasbah.com/

7. Captain Hiram’s resort in Indian River County (restaurant, bar, hotel, special events, live music, and concerts) http://www.hirams.com/

8. Go out for ice cream, Twisty Cone http://twistycone.com/ or Bruster’s in Palm Bay http://brusters.com/location-finder/?zip=32907 , Del’s Frez in Melbourne https://www.facebook.com/Dels-Freez-144504408914567/ , Cold Stone Creamery in Indialantic https://www.coldstonecreamery.com/locator/index.php?brand=cs&mode=desktop&pagesize=7&mi_or_km=mi&q=32903&latitude=28.1095304&longitude=-80.58272720000002 or Moo’s Soft Serve in Indialantic https://www.facebook.com/MoosSoftServe/

9. Squid Lips Bar and Grill in Melbourne on the water (restaurant, bar, special events) http://www.squidlipsgrill.com/melbourne-squid-lips/

10. Ichabod’s bar and grill near Melbourne Harbor and Front Street Park http://ichabodsbarandgrille-florida.com/page3.html

11. Chart House Restaurant near Melbourne Harbor (Riverside dining $$) http://www.chart-house.com/locations/melbourne/

12. Grills Riverside Seafood, restaurant and bar, on the Indian River right next to Good Natured River Tours http://www.grillsseafood.com/grills-riverside-melbourne/

13. Makoto’s Japanese Steakhouse, 785 S. Babcock St. Melbourne, meals cooked at your table http://www.makotosmelbourne.com/

14. Hell’n Blazes Brewing Company, Downtown Melbourne, sample a flight of custom beers http://www.hellnblazesbrewing.com/

15. Bonefish Grill, in the Avenues Mall, Viera https://www.bonefishgrill.com/locations/fl/viera

16. Broken Barrel Tavern in Palm Bay. A trivia contest is held every Thursday night from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. http://www.brokenbarreltavern.com/

17. Raglan Road Irish Pub, Disney Springs Orlando, Live Band and Step Dancing Show https://www.disneysprings.com/dining/raglan-road-irish-pub-and-restaurant/

18. Meg O Mally’s, Irish Pub, Downtown Melbourne http://www.megomalleys.com/

19. Yellow Dog on US1 in Palm Bay, (Riverside dining $$) http://yellowdogcafe.com/

20. El Ambia Cubano, downtown Melbourne http://www.elambiacubano.com/

21. Malabar Mo’s Bar and Grill near the corner of Malabar Road and US1, it has a reputation as a biker bar, however, from what I’ve seen it appears to be older couples driving custom Harleys, not gang members. http://www.malabarmos.com/

22. Keke’s Breakfast Café on US192 across from Melbourne Square Mall http://www.kekes.com/kekes-west-melbourne.html

23. El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on Palm Bay Road, live music on Saturday nights http://www.sombrerofla.com/

24. Kelsey’s Pizzeria on US1 in Rockledge, (excellent pizza & Greek salad) http://kelseyspizzeria.com/pizza-rockledge/

25. Naoki Japanese Cuisine 3360 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay https://m.facebook.com/NaokiJapaneseCuisine/

26. The Shack Seafood Restaurant on US1 in Palm Bay, riverside dining. http://theshackpb.com/index.html

27. Fiesta Azteca, US192 in Melbourne and Wickham Road in Melbourne, good salsa http://www.fiestaazteca.com/

28. The Cuban Sandwich on Babcock in Melbourne https://www.allmenus.com/fl/melbourne/241956-the-cuban-sandwich/menu/

29. The Koffee Kup in St. Cloud, near the base of the water tower on US192. This is a family run restaurant with very reasonable prices and home style cooking. The breakfast is highly recommended. Good place to stop on the way to Tampa or Disney. http://www.thekoffeekup.com/

30. Pepper Tree Sandwich Shoppe on Palm Bay Road https://www.facebook.com/PepperTreeSandwichShoppe/

31. Something Sweet Cake Studio, 3740 Curtis Blvd, Cocoa, former winner of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network http://somethingsweetcakestudio.webs.com/

32. Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant & More in Titusville, http://www.dixiecrossroads.com/

33. The Town House Restaurant in Oviedo, good food, reasonable prices, http://www.oviedotownhouse.com/

34. Sorrento Italian Restaurant, 4700 Babcock St, Palm Bay, excellent Stromboli https://www.allmenus.com/fl/palm-bay/58968-sorrento-italian/menu/

35. Great Outdoors Restaurant in High Springs FL, large outdoor patio area with live music, http://greatoutdoorsdining.com/GO/

Live Performances and Movie Theaters:

1. Cinema World on US 192 in Melbourne (least expensive) http://www.cwtheaters.com/melbourne/showtimes

2. Carmike Avenue 16 Cinema in Viera https://www.carmike.com/fl/avenue-16-melbourne-fl

3. Oaks Cinema on Hibiscus Blvd, just north of Melbourne Square Mall http://oaks10.com/

4. Carmike West Melbourne 12 Cinema https://www.carmike.com/fl/west-melbourne-12-west-melbourne-fl

5. Gregory’s Upstairs Comedy Club in Cocoa Beach (Thursday and Friday nights) http://www.gregorysonthebeach.com/comedyclub

6. Medieval Times dinner theater Orlando http://www.medievaltimes.com/

7. Henagar Center for the Performing arts, downtown Melbourne http://henegar.org/

8. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, concerts, plays, etc. http://www.kingcenter.com/

9. Blue Man Group at Universal Studio in Orlando https://www.universalorlando.com/Nightlife/Blue-Man-Group.aspx

10. Melbourne Civic Theater, downtown Melbourne http://www.mymct.org/

11. Brevard symphony orchestra at the King Center in Melbourne https://brevardsymphony.com/

12. Run Away Country Music Event/Concert at Osceola Heritage Park (spring) http://www.runawaycountry.com/

13. Capone’s Dinner Theater, Hwy 192 in Kissimmee https://alcapones.com/

14, Circus de Soleil, Disney Springs, Orlando https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/group

15, House of Blues, Disney Springs, Orlando http://www.houseofblues.com/orlando

16. Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, live shows, 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa, FL 32922 http://www.cocoavillageplayhouse.com/

17. Planetarium at Eastern Florida State College Cocoa campus. Use campus entrance just west of 1880 Rosetine St. Cocoa FL. Drive to the far north end of the parking lot to reach the planetarium. Regular star & planet shows plus laser shows featuring the music from various well known bands. 24 inch reflecting telescope available to the public. https://www.facebook.com/EFSCplanetarium/

18. Groucho’s Comedy Club at Melbourne Greyhound Park Club 52 (Saturday nights) http://mgpark.com/comedy/

19. Melbourne municipal band concert Melbourne Auditorium (Free) http://mmband.net/index.php

20. Surfside players, Cocoa Beach community theater, 301 Ramp Rd, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 http://www.surfsideplayers.com/

21. Open Mike’s Coffee Lounge, Coffee shop located inside/behind Florida Discount Music, 454 N Harbor City Blvd. Melbourne, food, live music, comedy http://openmikes.com/

22. Space Coast Karaoke, http://www.spacecoastkaraoke.com

23. Amway Center in Orlando, concerts and events, http://www.amwaycenter.com/

24. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando https://www.drphillipscenter.org/shows-and-events/

25. Space Coast Live Music Calendar, http://www.spacecoastlive.com/

1. Disney Magic Kingdom, Cinderella’s Castle, Classic Disney Park https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/magic-kingdom/?CMP=OKC-wdw_gmap_189

2. Disney Hollywood Studios https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/hollywood-studios/?CMP=OKC-wdw_gmap_119A

3. Disney Epcot https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/epcot/?CMP=OKC-wdw_gmap_39

4. Disney Animal Kingdom https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/animal-kingdom/?CMP=OKC-wdw_gmap_118

5. Universal Studios, Harry Potter Diagon Alley, Escape from Gringotts, Revenge of the Mummy https://www.universalorlando.com/

6. Universal Islands of Adventure, Harry Potter Hogswarts, Hulk, Spiderman https://www.universalorlando.com/Theme-Parks/Islands-of-Adventure.aspx

7. Disney, Blizzard Beach https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/blizzard-beach/?CMP=OKC-wdw_gmap_36

8. SeaWorld Aquatica https://aquaticabyseaworld.com/en/orlando/

9. Sea World Orlando, south end of International Drive https://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/

10. Bush Gardens Tampa https://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa/

11. Adventure Island (Water Park by Bush Gardens, Tampa) https://adventureisland.com/en/tampa

12. Andretti Thrill Park, 3960 South Babcock St., Melbourne, go-carts, video games, etc. http://www.andrettithrillpark.com/

13. Gatorland 14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837 http://www.gatorland.com/

14. Discovery Cove located at 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821 https://discoverycove.com/

15. Legoland located at 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884 https://www.legoland.com/florida/

16. Universal Volcano Bay Water Park, https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/theme-parks/volcano-bay/index.html

17. Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/animal-kingdom/pandora-world-of-avatar/

1. Nance Park at east end of Melbourne causeway /5th Ave in Indialantic https://www.google.com/maps/@28.0926573,-80.5666668,19z

2. Pizza at Bizarros by the Beach, near Nance Park in Indialantic http://www.theoriginalbizzarro.com/

3. Ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery https://www.coldstonecreamery.com/locator/index.php?brand=cs&mode=desktop&pagesize=7&mi_or_km=mi&q=32903&latitude=28.1095304&longitude=-80.58272720000002 or Moo’s Soft Serve https://www.facebook.com/MoosSoftServe/
In Indialantic, near Nance Park

4. Canova Beach at the east end of Eau Gallie causeway, Canova beach allows dogs. https://www.google.com/maps/@28.1385117,-80.5804721,19z

5. Cocoa Beach, pier, shops, restaurants, sightseeing, Coconuts on the Beach bar and restaurant https://www.google.com/maps/@28.360875,-80.6123613,15z

6. Surfing, Ron Jon Surf School Cocoa Beach http://www.ronjonsurfschool.com/

7. Fly a kite (good beach activity) Kite World in Indialantic https://www.kiteworld.com/

8. Snorkeling, Hatt’s dive shop http://www.hattsdiving.com/_index.php

9. Ron Jons Surf Shop, retail store, also houses the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum https://www.facebook.com/ronjons/

10. Go to the beach early and watch the sunrise.

11. Visit Juan Ponce de Leon Landing in Melbourne Beach, nice beach/park, and likely historic landing site of Ponce de Leon in 1513 leading to the discovery of Florida. http://www.brevardfl.gov/parksrecreation/south/PonceDeLeon

1. Melbourne Square Mall on US 192 http://melbournesquare.com/

2. Avenues Mall in Viera http://www.avenueviera.com/

3. Vero Beach Outlet Mall off I95 & 60 in Indian River County http://verobeachoutlets.com/

4. Historic downtown Melbourne, Grimaldi Candies, antiques, small shops, etc. https://www.downtownmelbourne.com/

5. Historic downtown Cocoa http://visitcocoavillage.com/

6. Outlet Mall at north end of International Drive in Orlando http://www.internationaldriveorlando.com/things-to-do/orlando-shopping/orlando-international-premium-outlets.html

7. Renninger’s flea market in Melbourne off Eau Gallie & I95 (Friday, Saturday, and Sundays only) http://www.renningers.net/index.php/melbourne-home

8. Patrick Air force Base (commissary for present and former members of the military) http://www.patrick.af.mil/

9. Sam’s Wholesale Club on US192 in West Melbourne http://www3.samsclub.com/clublocator/club_detail.aspx?myClub=8141

10. BJ’s Wholesale Club on Palm Bay Road http://www.bjs.com/locations/clubs/0126

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