Vacation Beach Spots

Things To Do

Palm Bay Recommendations

Popular Local Outdoor Activities & Attractions:

Beaches: Closest Beach-  5th Avenue Boardwalk and SeashoreSebastian Inlet State Park  There are many other beaches to explore up and down the coast.

Kayaking: Paddling Paradise  (Turkey Creek Tours, Palm Bay)  Fin Expeditions  (Cocoa Beach)  Calypso Kayaking (Cocoa Beach)

Stand Up Paddle boarding: Paddling Paradise  (Turkey Creek Tours, Palm Bay)  Sobe Surf  (Cocoa Beach)

Fishing: Fishing Booker (All types of Charters)  Bass Fishing:  Big Bass AdventuresStick Marsh Bass Fishing   Surf Fishing:  Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters Deep Sea Fishing: Sebastian Fishing Charters

Rocket Launches Catching a live Rocket Launch is Awesome!  Check the link for upcoming launches during your stay!  Weather can drastically affect the schedule so check back prior to launch.

Turkey Creek Sanctuary (Palm Bay)

Brevard Zoo  (Melbourne)

Kennedy Space Center (Merritt Island)

Sebastian Inlet State Park (Sebastian)

Cocoa Beach Pier (Cocoa Beach)

Port Canaveral (Cape Canaveral)

Victory Casino Cruise (Cape Canaveral)

McKee Botanical Gardens (Vero Beach)

Indoor Fun for the Kids & the Big Kids 🙂

Chuck E Cheese   2250 Coastal Ln., West Melbourne, FL 32904

Defy Trampoline Park  750 Bass Pro Dr NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905

Andretti Thrill Park  3960 S Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32901

Arcade Monsters  835 S Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32901

Route 7  (Go Karts, Ropes Course, Mini Bowling, Arcade, laser tag)  1 AAR Way Suite 102, Rockledge, FL 32955

Shopping & Outdoor Cultural Experiences:

Hammock Landing-750,000 square-foot open-air mall in central Florida. It’s your one-stop destination for shopping, dining and entertainment with a movie theater.  205 Palm Bay Rd NE, West Melbourne, FL 32904 (4.9 miles)

Bass Pro Shop North America’s Premier Outdoor and Conservation Company.  An experience for the whole family.  750 Bass Pro Dr NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905 (5 miles)

Historic Downtown Melbourne-where culture and community meet.  Home to a lifestyle of shops, restaurants, bars, nightlife, theaters and outdoor events to include  music festivals, weekly farmers markets, seasonal street parties, and holiday affairs.   812 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901 (10 miles)

Eau Gallie Arts District:  The Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) is a vibrant community that boasts a rich history, an eclectic mix of art galleries, restaurants, shops and normally a full calendar of family friendly events for visitors and residents to enjoy year round.   We’re thrilled to welcome you and know you will find something that sparks your creativity.  1423 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935 (14 miles)

The Avenue Viera:  The Avenue Viera is an open-air premier shopping destination that features national retailers, specialty boutiques, restaurants, and a movie theater. Beautiful landscaping, and shaded courtyards makes your stroll around to different stores a pleasant and enjoyable one. Sales and special events and other community happenings take place throughout the year so make sure you check online to see what is going on during your time here.  2261 Town Center Ave, Melbourne, FL 32940 (18 miles)

Cocoa Village:  Experience the enchanting atmosphere of Cocoa Village, Florida, where charm awaits every visitor! Located in the heart of the Space Coast, this lively destination boasts a rich cultural heritage, a burgeoning culinary scene, and eclectic shops to suit every taste.  Take a leisurely walk along the cobblestone streets shaded by trees and immerse yourself in the artsy ambiance of downtown. Cap off your day with the excitement of a rocket launch at the recently revamped Riverfront Park.  434 Delannoy Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922 (27 miles)

Melbourne Square Mall: Indoor shopping mall with a food court.  1700 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904 (8 miles)

Restaurants  The Space Coast has some of the most spectacular local cuisine as well as hundreds of fun family restaurants.  Many of the premier shopping destinations listed above feature some of our best eateries.  The closest of these is Hammock Landing on Palm Bay Road, which has more national chain restaurants.             

Below I have highlighted some of the most popular restaurants in the Palm Bay/Melbourne area.

Restaurants on the Water

Fun for the Entire Family: 

  • Long Doggers  (relaxed bar & grill) 4260 Minton Rd., Palm Bay, FL 32904 
  • Meg O’Malley’s (Irish Pub 23 yrs) 812 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901 
  • Backwater (make your own pancakes) 1904 Municipal Lane, Melbourne, FL 32901
  • The Burger Place   (Made to order Hamburgers) 811 E New Haven Ave,  Melb 32901
  • Hemingways (Fun Atmosphere-American Cuban cuisine) 1800 Hibiscus Blvd Ste 115 Melbourne, FL 32901

Awesome BBQ

Japanese & Sushi: 


  • Little Asia  855 Palm Bay Rd NEWest Melbourne, FL 32904

Authentic Italian


  • Michelli’s Pizzeria  145 Palm Bay Road NE, West Melbourne, FL 32904
  • Wagon Wheel 760 Palm Bay Rd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905, 
  • The Original Bizzarro Famous NY Pizza (located at the closest beach)  4 Wavecrest Ave, Indialantic, FL 32903