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IF BIGGER IS BETTER THEN CONSIDER US THE BEST. Four of the world’s largest cruise ships have chosen Port Canaveral as their home, with each of them offering a unique and unforgettable experience. Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast gives you access to the world’s best cruise lines and destinations. And when you get back, Florida’s own unique adventures await. GUIDE 8 CRUISE 1 0 /2 7 1 0 2 ERAL

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Flying to Florida? in the center of it all is Orlando Melbourne International Land at the airport Right Airport (MLB) – the closest airport to Port Canaveral’s cruises, closest to beaches, 72 miles of sparkling beaches, and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Best of all, it’s just a short drive to Orlando family closest to cruises, theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Fly via OrlandoMelbourneInternationalAirport.com closest to fun

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WELCOME TO FLORIDA’S SPACE COAST Centrally located 45 minutes east of Orlando, Florida’s Space Coast is a place where sandy beaches meet world-famous surfing and oceanfront happy hours. A place where nature provides a landscape for visitors to enjoy idyllic temperatures, and where the tranquility of the river and the warmth of the sun will enrich the senses. And it’s where cruise ships, rocket launches and natural wonders delight year-round. Florida’s Space Coast is like no other. With over 72 miles of coastline, it’s incredibly diverse from north to south and has an adventure for every visitor. The north end is home to the Canaveral National Seashore, while the south is home to Sebastian Inlet State Park. The west is bordered by the St. Johns River and the east stops at the Atlantic Ocean. The diversity shows through in these designated towns: Cocoa Beach, Melbourne & The Beaches, Port Canaveral, Titusville, Palm Bay and Viera.

COCOA BEACH.........................................8–24 MELBOURNE & THE BEACHES.....26–36 PORT CANAVERAL...............................38–48 TITUSVILLE................................................ 50–57 PALM BAY................................................... 60–65 VIERA............................................................ 66–73 As you discover what makes up Florida’s Space Coast, you will learn that it is so much more than the place for space. So, whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, a family vacation, or a cruise from Port Canaveral, we invite you to find your space, plant your beach chair and breathe in the ocean air.

Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism 430 Brevard Avenue, Suite 150 Cocoa, FL 32922 P: (877) 57-BEACH (2-3224) or (321) 433-4470 Email: info@visitspacecoast.com

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Cocoa Beach is a family-friendly destination located 45 minutes east of Orlando and is easily the most recognized city on Florida’s Space Coast. This authentic beach town has the perfect combination of sun, sea and space for you to explore. From oceanfront happy hours to its world-famous surfing, natural wonders and monthly rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center area, there’s something for everyone here.

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SURF As the East Coast surfing capital, Cocoa Beach offers beginner and expert surfers alike waves that are easy to ride and warm temperatures year-round. Want to learn how to surf? Several surf schools have experienced instructors who can get you up on a board in no time. Ron Jon Surf Shop and the Cocoa Beach Surf Company have everything you need for a day at the beach including rentals, and the Florida Surf Museum enables visitors to experience the culture of Florida surfing without even stepping foot into the water.

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The greatest surfer of all time and 11-time world champion, Kelly Slater, grew up surfing the waves in Cocoa Beach. Catch a selfie with his bronze statue in Downtown Cocoa Beach!


WESTGATE COCOA BEACH PIER This historic landmark stretching out 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean is a popular attraction and surf spot on Florida’s Space Coast. Visitors can play a game of beach volleyball, splash in the surf or enjoy food and drinks at one of the many bars and restaurants. The pier also offers beach rentals, freshwater showers and yearround lifeguards.

Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier

Did you know? The TV show “I Dream of Jeannie” was set in Cocoa Beach during the 1960s, though it was never filmed here. The city erected a sign designating I Dream of Jeannie Lane at Lori Wilson Park, which makes for a great photo op!

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SPACE Synonymous with America’s space program since the 1960s, Cocoa Beach has been the home and playground for many astronauts including members of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle missions. See where it all began and relive the excitement at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – only 15 minutes away from Cocoa Beach.

Plus, it’s where rockets still soar into orbit today!

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Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Banana River

NATURE The Thousand Islands are a group of natural and modified spoil islands located in the Banana River. This series of islands around Minutemen Causeway has many channels that provide great opportunities for visitors to see the natural side of Cocoa Beach. Paddle around the local waterways or take a guided boat tour to enjoy up-close encounters with a variety of wildlife including pelicans, ospreys, and roseate spoonbills. Depending on the season, some visitors may encounter manatees, dolphins and more. The Dinosaur Store

MUSEUM OF DINOSAURS AND ANCIENT CULTURES Discover the most elaborate array of dinosaur fossils and ancient cultures at the all-new Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures inside The Dinosaur Store. From King Tut's tomb and ancient Egypt to stories of fossils and dinosaurs, the museum's staff is extremely knowledgeable and willing to share all there is to know about dinosaurs and ancient cultures. The Dinosaur Store boasts a variety of scientific activities, arcade-style games and live animals, and the opportunity to pan for mineral, fossil and beachcomber treasures.

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A DAY AWAY FROM THE BEACH Historic Downtown Cocoa Village is a shopping and dining destination with brick sidewalks and tree-lined streets. With more than 50 unique shops, restaurants and a quaint bed and breakfast, The Parrish Grove Inn, this relaxing riverside community is a treasure here on Florida’s Space Coast. While you’re in the village, check out some of the locals’ favorite shops: Bobbi’s At Parkside Offering a wide selection of on trend fashion, from Boho chic to beach and resort wear, Bobbi's At Parkside has everything you need for the city and beach. A wide range of styles and sizes including a selection of plus sizes are available at this quaint boutique. BobbisAtParkside.com

Cocoa Village

Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse See a local theater production at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse. See what’s playing when you visit and get full descriptions of upcoming shows online. CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com Ryan's Pizza & Pub Ryan’s Pizza & Pub is a family owned and operated pizza restaurant that's grown to be the best and largest Irish pizzeria on Florida's Space Coast. While the restaurant has become famous for its pizza, the menu also includes salads, subs, wings and a selection of 14 different draft beers. RyansPizzaAndPub.com

Riverfront Park

Painting with a Twist Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy stepby-step instruction from an experienced and enthusiastic artist. You’ll leave with a oneof-a-kind creation and a newfound talent you’ll want to further explore. Painting takes place nightly; however, be sure to check the schedule for changes, availability and additional times. PaintingWithATwist.com/studio/cocoa-fl Crydermans Barbecue Serving Texas-style barbecue, Crydermans is a quaint barbecue joint that is open Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. "until they sell out." Sit under the covered patio and enjoy brisket, pulled pork, ribs and sides like mac and cheese, slaw and beans. This is easily some of the best barbecue on Florida's Space Coast. Hours of operation may vary. Facebook.com/CrydermansBarbecue 13  |   VI S I TSPACECOA S T.CO M

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Ryan's Pizza and Pub


NEED A TRIP IDEA? Here’s one for your next family vacation! There’s nothing better than getting your family together to share time at the beach. Cocoa Beach has cruise ships and rocket trips, fishing rigs and dinosaur digs, surf megastores and surf lessons, Thousand Islands kayak tours and 1,000 more reasons to vacation with your family here. Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf Choose from two 18-hole courses of exciting miniature golf in a tropical fishing village-themed environment. Golfers can cool off with 24 flavors at the 3 Scoops ice cream bar inside, as well as premium craft beers from Florida’s top breweries. LighthouseCoveMiniGolf.com A1A Beach Rentals Cocoa Beach's only full-service destination rental provider. It rents everything from sand toys and bicycles to surfboards, kayaks, and even fishing gear. A1AFunRentals.com

All Water Adventures Get an up-close-and-personal viewing of some of Cocoa Beach’s most beautiful wildlife. These tours take place in a 20-passenger boat on the Banana River, where you will see an array of birds, manatees, dolphins and other fauna. FunOnCocoaBeach.com Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures Challenge yourself as you navigate through 48 unique adventures set in a canopy of beautiful live oak trees. All ages, strengths, and adventure levels will enjoy this opportunity to move your body and test your problem-solving skills. CocoaBeachAdventurePark.com Ron Jon Surf Shop Whether this is your first beach vacation experience or you're a well-seasoned beach bum, you’ll find the best selection

of surf, skate, swim and beach essentials available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. RonJonSurfShop.com Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier Families love spending their days at the pier! You and your family will discover adventure here, whether it’s by catching a wave, casting a line off the fishing pier or dining at one of the many restaurants. CocoaBeachPier.com Watch a Rocket Launch With more launches now than ever before, you can see, hear and feel one of the most dramatic events on earth right on Cocoa Beach! Look to the north to see rockets launch from Kennedy Space Center.

To see more trip ideas, please visit:

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DINING No matter what type of food you have in mind, Cocoa Beach and its surrounding areas offers unique dining choices to tempt your palate. From oceanfront dining to locally owned restaurants, it may take a while to settle on one place, but you’ll be hard-pressed not to find something you like. Juice-N-Java A local favorite for not only the coffee but also its fantastic menu, which includes all-natural fruit smoothies, bagel sandwiches, breakfast wraps, panini sandwiches, soups and salads. Open for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. JuiceNJavaCafe.com The Surfinista Not only is The Surfinista a surf shop and art gallery, it’s also a café. Specializing in organic acai and pitaya bowls and smoothies, its menu also includes fresh organic juices, coffee, pastries, and light lunch options. Open for breakfast and lunch. Facebook.com/TheSurfinista

Coconuts on the Beach

Coconuts on the Beach Literally right on the beach, Coconuts on the Beach is a popular choice for those wanting to watch the waves, sip some drinks, and grab a bite to eat. The restaurant serves sandwiches, steaks, seafood and pasta. Open for lunch and dinner. CoconutsOnTheBeach.com Long Doggers Good food and great fun in a totally casual environment! Eat inside and experience the surf shop atmosphere or eat outside to enjoy the great Florida weather. Open for lunch and dinner. LongDoggers.com

The Surfinista Coasters Taphouse

Juice-N-Java

Coasters Taphouse This full service restaurant specializes in high-quality pub grub and craft beer, wine and cocktails on tap. The menu includes handcrafted American dishes from a trained chef. From your more pub-type dishes like nachos, wings, or truffle fries on the "Grazing Menu" to its signature exotic burgers, Coasters Taphouse is more than meets the eye. Open for lunch and dinner. Facebook.com/CoastersTaphouse Pelican’s Bar & Grill One of the many options available at the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, this casual oceanside bar and grill serves up fresh seafood, famous clam chowder and decadent desserts in a setting that overlooks the ocean. CocoaBeachPier.com

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The Florida Green Lodging Program was established in 2004 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection with the intent of recognizing and rewarding environmentally conscientious lodging facilities in the state. The program is unique in that it covers an allinclusive list of environmental initiatives that are specific to protecting and preserving Florida’s environment.

COCOA BEACH Americas Best Value Inn Cocoa/Port Canaveral 3220 N. Cocoa Blvd. | (321) 632-4561 | AmericasBestValueInn.com

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Anthony’s On The Beach 3499 S. Atlantic Ave. | (800) 301-1338 | AnthonysOnTheBeach.com

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Apollo Inn 4125 N. U.S. 1 | (321) 636-8511

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Beach Place Guest Houses 1445 S. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 783-4045 | BeachPlaceGuestHouses.com

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Best Western Oceanfront Hotel & Suites 5600 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 783-7621 | BestWesternCocoaBeach.com

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Best Inn 901 N. Cocoa Blvd. | (321) 636-1426

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Best Western Cocoa Inn 4225 King St. | (321) 632-1065 | BestWestern.com/cocoainn

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Budget Inn 4150 W. King St. | (321) 632-5721

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Campbell Motel 1084 N. Cocoa Blvd. | (321) 636-6111

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Cocoa Beach Suites 3655 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 783-6868 | CocoaBeachSuites.com

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Comfort Inn and Suites Resort 3901 N. Atlantic Ave. | (800) 247-2221 | CocoaBeachPortCanaveralHotel.com

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Courtyard By Marriott Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral 3435 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 784-4800 | CourtyardCocoaBeach.com

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Discovery Beach Resort 300 Barlow Ave. | (321) 868-7777 | DiscoveryBeachResort.com

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Dixie Motel 301 Forrest Ave. | (321) 632-1600

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DoubleTree By Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront 2080 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 783-9222 | CocoaBeachDoubleTree.com

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EconoLodge Cocoa Beach 3185 N. Atlantic Ave. | (800) 526-2732 | EconoLodgeCocoaBeach.com

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EconoLodge - Port Canaveral Area 260 E. Merritt Island Cswy. | (800) 584-1482 | EconoLodgePortCanaveralArea.com

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Fawlty Towers Motel 100 E. Cocoa Beach Cswy. | (800) 887-3870 | FawltyTowersMotel.com

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Four Points by Sheraton 4001 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 783-8717 | FourPointsCocoaBeach.com

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Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral 3425 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 799-4099 | HamptonInnCocoaBeach.com

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Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront 1550 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 799-0003 | CocoaBeach.Hilton.com

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Days Inn Cocoa Cruiseport 5600 S.R. 524 | (321) 636-6500 | DaysInn.com/cocoa

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Days Inn Cocoa Beach Hotel 5500 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 784-2550 | DaysInnCocoaBeach.com

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cocoa Beach 5575 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 868-2525 | HIExpress.com

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cocoa 301 Tucker Lane | (321) 635-9975 | HIExpress.com

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The Inn At Cocoa Beach 4300 Ocean Beach Blvd. | (800) 343-5307 | TheInnAtCocoaBeach.com

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International Palms Resort & Conference Center 1300 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 783-2271 | InternationalPalmsCocoaBeach.com

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Cocoa Beach Oceanfront 1 Hendry Ave. | (321) 784-3126 | 6408.LQ.com

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La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach 1275 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 783-2252 | 622.LQ.com

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Motel 6 3701 N. Atlantic Ave. | (800) 466-8356 | Motel6.com

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Ocean Landings Resort and Racquet Club 900 N. Atlantic Ave. | (800) 323-8413 | OceanLandings.com

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Palm Court Inn 957 N. Cocoa Blvd. | (321) 633-4391

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The Resort On Cocoa Beach 1600 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 783-4000 | TheResortOnCocoaBeach.com

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Sea Aire Motel 181 N. Atlantic Ave. | (800) 319-9637 | SeaAireMotel.us

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South Beach Inn 1701 S. Atlantic Ave. | (800) 546-6835 | SouthBeachInn.com

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Surf Studio Beach Resort 1801 S. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 783-7100 | Surf-Studio.com

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Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort 3550 N. Atlantic Ave. | (800) 608-2169 | ExperienceCocoaBeach.com

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Parrish Grove Inn 536 Delannoy Ave. | (321) 505-0404 | ParrishGroveInn.com

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Sonrise Palms Christian RV & Rally Park 660 Tucker Ln. | (321) 633-4335 | SonrisePalmsRV.com

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J.O.Y. RV Park 245 Flamingo Dr. | (321) 631-0305 | JoyRVPark.com

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Carlton Oceanfront Condominiums 2515 S. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 784-0459

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Chateau By The Sea 5300 Ocean Beach Blvd. | (321) 784-2052 | ChateauByTheSea.net

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Cocoa Beach Club Condominium 5200 Ocean Beach Blvd. | (321) 784-2457 | CocoaBeachClub.com

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Dur-Rich Realty 376 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 783-4147 | Durrich.com

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Edwards Realty 1415 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 784-3600 | EdwardsRealtyFla.com

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Las Olas Beach Club of Cocoa Beach 5100 Ocean Beach Blvd. | (321) 784-2706 | BeachClubs.com

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Marlin Condominiums 22 Tulip Ave. | (800) 532-9894 | TheMarlin.com

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Ola Grande Condominiums 5350 Ocean Beach Blvd. | (321) 783-3101 | OlaGrande.com

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Sea Esta Villas 686 S. Hwy. A1A | (321) 783-1739 | Facebook.com/SeaEstaVillas

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Seagull Beach Club 4440 Ocean Blvd. | (800) 386-6732 | SeagullBeachClub.com

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VACATION RENTALS COCOA BEACH Apollo Realty 1485 N. Atlantic Ave., # 105. | (321) 784-9602 | ApolloRealtyInc.com

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B.P. Davis Property Management Inc. 1980 N. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 784-2091 | BPDavis.com

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Beach Island Resort 1125 S. Atlantic Ave. | (321) 784-5720 

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CLOSEST FULL SERVICE RESORT TO PORT CANAVERAL! Park & Cruise with our Shuttle Service Fleet Largest Meeting Space in County - 30,000 sq. ft. 26 Acres of Lush Tropical Surroundings 284 Rooms & Suites Poolside Tiki Bar FREE WI-FI Throughout

8701 Astronaut Blvd. | Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 | (321) 784-0000 | www.Radisson.com/CapeCanaveralFL

WORLD’S LARGEST SURF COMPLEX! Cocoa Beach Surf Company CBSC Surf School CBSC Beach Rentals Retail Store 5,600 Gallon Shark Tank

Four Points by Sheraton Park & Cruise Packages Free WI-FI Throughout One Block to the Beach

Shark Pit Bar & Grill Open 7 Days a Week Daily Happy Hour Starbucks Store Opens at 6am Daily

4001 N. Atlantic Ave. | Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 | (321) 783-8717 | www.FourPoints.com/CocoaBeach

ALL SUITE HOTEL LOCATED IN THE HEART OF COCOA BEACH! All Large Two Room Suites One Block to the Beach Park & Cruise Packages Microwaves & Refrigerators in every Room Located in the heart of Cocoa Beach Complimentary High Speed Internet

3655 N. Atlantic Ave. | Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 | (321) 783-6868 | www.CocoaBeachSuites.com

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RELAX THE REST COMES EASY Closest Hotel to Port Canaveral Newly Renovated

Fitness Center & Business Center onsite

Park & Cruise Packages Free Hot Buffet Breakfast Complimentary Fresh Baked Cookies

Complimentary Wi-Fi Near the Kennedy Space Center

9009 Astronaut Blvd. Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 (321) 784-8500 (800) 456-4000

STAY & PLAY BEACHSIDE In the heart of Cocoa Beach, just steps to the beach, shopping, dining and fun! Our Suites (ocean view & courtyard) and rooms nestle around our landmark tropical resort includes large heated pool, deck, whirlpool, lounge, Koi pond, meeting space & more activities! Offering a free hot “Your Morning Breakfast” & Wi-Fi. Plus great cruise packages & much more!

3901 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 783-2221 (800) 247-2221

CountryInns.com/PortCanaveralFL

ComfortInnCocoaBeach.com

STAY SMART IN COCOA BEACH

EXPERIENCE THE NEW LUXURY IN COCOA BEACH

Two short blocks from the beach, the world famous Cocoa Beach Pier, delicious restaurants and shopping. We are the perfect location, whether you are planning a cruise, visiting Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, or just looking for fun in the sun at the beach. We include a full hot breakfast and wi-fi with your stay, along with spacious clean and modern accommodations. Relaxation at an affordable price!

5575 North Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 868-2525 (800)-465-4328

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Tropical beachfront two-bedroom family resort Fully equipped kitchens and spacious living rooms Complimentary shuttle service to the world-famous Cocoa Beach Pier Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort, formerly Wakulla Suites, is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation that will include complete upgrades to all two-bedroom guest rooms, hotel lobby, courtyard and pool, as well as the construction of a 75,000-gallon lazy river waterpark in summer of 2018.

3550 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Reservations: 800-608-2169

www.ExperienceCocoaBeach.com


CLOSEST OCEANFRONT HOTEL TO PORT CANAVERAL Next to the Cocoa Beach Pier

Oceanfront & Family Suite Rooms

Complimentary Breakfast

Pre-Cruise Packages Available

2 Swimming Pools

Closest Oceanfront Hotel to Port Canaveral

MAKE ROOM FOR A LITTLE FUN Inviting New Lobby

Wedding & Event Space

Newly Renovated Rooms

Beach Access

Bistro Cafe Serving Starbucks

Free Wi-Fi

Private Balconies

EV Charging Stations

Pre-Cruise Packages Available

5600 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 783-7621

BestWesternCocoaBeach.com

NEXT TO COCOA BEACH PIER Newly Renovated Rooms Steps from the Beach and the Cocoa Beach Pier Complimentary Daybreak Breakfast Close to Area Restaurants & Shopping Pre-Cruise Packages Available Efficiencies for Long Term Stays.

5500 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 784-2550

DaysInnCocoaBeach.com

3435 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 784-4800

CourtyardCocoaBeach.com

WE LOVE HAVING YOU HERE Free Hot Breakfast Buffet Pre-Cruise Packages Available Beach Access

Meeting & Event Space Private Balconies Free Wi-Fi EV Charging Stations

3425 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 799-4099

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DIRECT OCEANFRONT HOTEL DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cocoa Beach Oceanfront is a full service direct oceanfront hotel with private beach access. Our newly renovated property features Sweet Dream beds by DoubleTree, private balconies with Atlantic ocean views, microwaves & refrigerators, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, tropical ocean deck with heated swimming pool, lobby connectivity zone & fitness center on site.

2080 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 783-9222 (800) HILTONS

FULL SERVICE BEACHFRONT RESORT

Nestled on a pristine stretch of sand, Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront captures the allure of Florida’s Space Coast. An upscale choice among Cocoa Beach hotels, our location is ideal for vacations, business meetings or overnight stays before your cruise. We are only six miles from Port Canaveral. Stroll lazily along the soft sand and enjoy the sun-wreathed waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

1550 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 799-0003 (800) HILTONS

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Direct Access to the Beach with 13 acres of Tropical Landscaping Oceanfront Suites, Villas and Lofts Fire Pits, S’mores, Sand Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, & Much More An Oversized Pool and Pirate Themed Kids Pool Oceanfront Dining at Mambos Tiki Bar & Grill

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cape Canaveral-Cocoa Beach is ideally located just nine miles from I-95, just minutes away from Cocoa Beach Florida and Kennedy Space Center and within one mile of Port Canaveral Cruise Port. Feel at home in a spacious suite enjoying a complimentary hot full breakfast, poolside Tiki Bar and complimentary Monday-Thursday evening social.

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BEYOND THE BEACH ON FLORIDA’S SPACE COAST

As you start to plan your vacation to Florida's Space Coast, you may be wondering what there is to do here beyond spending your days at the beach. After relaxing beachside, there's so much more to see and explore. Check out these adventures visitors had while visiting Florida's Space Coast.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex @macaco_das_galaxias

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Not to be confused with Melbourne, Australia! Known for their family-friendly charm, Melbourne & The Beaches are located in the southern part of Florida’s Space Coast. Melbourne, also known as The Harbor City, offers a plethora of things to do. There is a world of true Florida appeal with beaches, nature and recreation, arts and culture, upscale dining and boutique shopping awaiting you. The Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is a full service airport that serves as the gateway to Florida’s Space Coast. Only one hour from Walt Disney World, the airport services daily flights from legacy carriers Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Elite Airways is building routes from its Florida hub to the Northeast. Toronto-based Porter Airlines provides direct flights from Canada. They are joined by Apex Executive Jet Center, which offers private jet charters.

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Treetop Trek at Brevard Zoo

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MELBOURNE Melbourne is the region’s premier entertainment and shopping destination. Up and down the streets of Historic Downtown Melbourne you’ll find a number of restaurants, lounges and shops that sell clothes, jewelry, art supplies and much more. The Eau Gallie Arts District boasts multiple art galleries from the masterful collage portraits at the Derek Gores Gallery to the Foosaner Art Museum, which many consider to be the pulse of arts and culture in the area with more than a dozen active galleries. The Historic Rossetter House

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Museum & Gardens is also in the Eau Gallie Arts District where visitors can take historical tours daily, as well as ghost tours in the fall. More than 650 animals represent 165 species at the Brevard Zoo. Guests have the opportunity to see animal residents up-close, and the Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures at the zoo is an exciting obstacle course and zip-line attraction. Discover Florida’s Space Coast’s stunning wetlands and natural beauty

by zipping across waterways filled with native wildlife in an airboat from Camp Holly Fishing & Airboats, or take a ride with Good Natured River Tours to observe the estuaries filled with bottlenose dolphins and wild birds. Two institutions of higher learning, Eastern Florida State College’s Melbourne Campus and Florida Institute of Technology, as well as many high-technology companies, are located here, composing a mini Silicon Valley.


THE BEACHES Enjoy the sunshine on 33 miles of serene beaches by daylight or take a romantic moonlit walk while enjoying an evening’s tropical breeze. Melbourne’s beaches are perfect for sunbathing, surfing, riding fat-tired bikes, or just a place for your family to enjoy the sand and serenity with plenty of elbow room. Collectively, Melbourne’s beaches include the beachside towns of Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, and Satellite Beach. Ocean Park and Spessard Holland Beach Park are popular surf breaks and fishing spots for surf fishermen. Many locals say that Juan Ponce de Leon (credited with discovering Florida) actually landed first in Melbourne Beach before moving north up the coast to St. Augustine. Stop at Ponce de Leon Park and snap a selfie with the life-size statue there. The only state park along Florida's Space Coast is Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area. This park is south of Melbourne’s beaches and straddles the inlet with access on both the north and south sides. It’s one of the mostpopular parks in the entire state system because of the excellent fishing access and the consistent surf break at First Peak. The tidal pool is a great place for little ones to get into the very calm waters protected by a rock jetty, and it’s not unusual to see manatees and dolphins gliding by. The campground is on the south side along with a boat ramp and the Sebastian Fishing Museum. Sebastian Inlet is also home to the Florida Pro Surf Competition, a top-level professional surfing event. Sebastian Inlet Surf VISITSPAC ECOA S T.COM   |  2 8


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NEED A TRIP IDEA? Here’s one for your next romantic getaway! Get away and spend quality time with your loved one. Melbourne & The Beaches will inspire you to slow down and connect with one another. Whether it's over art or food or you're relaxing beachside at a bed and breakfast, your romantic getaway will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. Gathering Table The Gathering Table in Downtown Melbourne is an intimate, interactive dining experience. These recreational cooking classes are designed for anyone who enjoys cooking, eating or entertaining, or just has a passion for food. GatheringTableFl.com Botanical Garden at Florida Institute of Technology The Florida Tech Botanical Garden sets the

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stage for a romantic date with its beautiful landscapes, butterfly garden, creek and picnic area. Garden.fit.edu Sea Turtle Walk May 1 officially marks the beginning of the sea turtle nesting season in the state of Florida. It runs until October 1. Sea turtle walks are offered nightly, and you might not find a better place to start than James H. Nance Park in Indialantic. SeaTurtleSpaceCoast.org Intracoastal Brewing Company Named after the Intracoastal Waterway, this microbrewery in the Eau Gallie Arts District captures the local vibe with its relaxed atmosphere. The tasting room overlooks the brewing area and features the brewmasters’ appealing flavors. IntracoastalBrewingCompany.com

At the Helm Sailing Sailing out of Melbourne, At the Helm Sailing is a great way to relax with someone special. Sail by day or during moonlight on a 32-foot sailing yacht. AtTheHelmSailing.com Adventure HQ Adventure HQ is a 24,000-square-foot facility bursting at the seams with action packed activities. Featuring bouldering walls, a crazy climb arena, ninja warrior course, and a cafe all under one roof, it's considered the area's top indoor recreational destination. AdventureHQFL.com

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DINING You’ll be able to find any type of cuisine for any taste while visiting Melbourne & The Beaches. Known for its waterfront dining and unique menus, there are several restaurants throughout the area that have bolstered the dining experience for visitors. Yellow Dog Café Yellow Dog Café is an award-winning restaurant nestled on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon. It boasts a fine dining experience that very few on Florida’s Space Coast can rival. The menu offers a wide selection of exquisite appetizers, entrees and desserts to satisfy any appetite. YellowDogCafe.com Djon’s Steak & Lobster House Consistently rated as one of the finest restaurants on Florida’s Space Coast, Djon’s Steak & Lobster House offers classic fine dining with a sumptuous menu featuring tender steaks, lamb chops, seafood, and veal. Djons.com Mainstreet Pub Serving lunch and dinner, this casual pub serves a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, and salads. It is known for its fresh-squeezed cocktails, especially their Orange Crush, which is made with fresh-squeezed orange juice, orange-flavored vodka and a few other secret ingredients. MainStreetPub.cc

Backwater Open for breakfast and lunch, Backwater specializes in Southern-inspired food for everyone to enjoy, including those with gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian diets. Griddle tables are available where guests can make their own pancakes, creating a fun way for families to share the dining experience together. BackwaterFlorida.com Chef Mario’s Café Chef Mario’s Café offers the finest Italian food in Melbourne. Open for lunch and dinner, its chef-driven menu offers everything from traditional stone-oven pizza to Terra e Mare (Surf and Turf). Enjoy daily specials, fresh ingredients, and a respectable wine list all brought to you by a friendly staff. ChefMariosCafe.com Matt’s Casbah Matt’s Casbah offers indoor and outdoor seating and an innovative menu in the heart of Downtown Melbourne. From sushi and seafood to gluten-free options and burgers, there’s something to delight everyone. MattsCasbah.com

The Mansion The Mansion is a unique mix of dining, drinks, gourmet food and spirit shopping in Downtown Melbourne. With plenty of room for groups, its multi-level restaurant serves up made-fromscratch food that changes with the seasons, so your palate will always be pleasantly surprised. TheBigMansion.com Grills Riverside This popular, waterfront restaurant and outdoor tiki bar offers stunning views of the Indian River Lagoon. Come by car or boat and listen to the live bands while watching the dolphins play and the boat traffic cruise the lagoon. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Grills' menu includes everything from sushi to burgers and seafood. GrillsSeafood.com Da Kine Diego's If you're looking for a place to go to directly off the beach, head to Da Kine Diego's for burritos and tacos. This quaint-Hawaiian-themed surf shack has outdoor-only seating and is a favorite among the locals. Open for lunch and dinner. Facebook.com/DakineDiegos

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INDIALANTIC Atlantic Inn 2900 N. Hwy. A1A | (321) 779-9994

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Beach Bungalow 312 Wavecrest Ave. | (321) 984-1330 | FirstBeach.com

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Beach Tropics Motel 501 N. Hwy. A1A | (321) 984-0516 | Beachtropicsmotel.com

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Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Resort & Spa 2605 N. Hwy. A1A  | (321) 777-4100 | CPMelbourne.com

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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront 1665 N. Hwy. A1A | (321) 723-4222 | DoubleTreeMelbourneBeach.com

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Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront 3003 N. Hwy. A1A | (321) 777-5000 | MelbourneBeach.Hilton.com

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Oceanfront Cottages 612 Wavecrest Ave. | (321) 750-2762 | OceanfrontCottages.com

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Oceanfront Paradise Resort/Apartments 1135 N. Hwy. A1A | (321) 768-0708 | OceanFrontParadiseResort.com

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Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront 3101 N. Hwy. A1A | (321) 773-9260 | Radisson.com/melbourne-hotel-fl-32903/melbourn

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Sea Scape Oceanfront Motel 1745 N. Hwy. A1A | (321) 676-7507 | SeaScapeFL.com

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Tuckaway Shores Resort 1441 S. Miramar Ave. | (800) 820-1441 | TuckawayShores.com

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MELBOURNE Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 4431 W. New Haven Ave. (SR 192) | (321) 768-8439 | AmericasBestValueInn.com Budget Inn 4505 W. New Haven Ave. (SR 192) | (321) 724-5450 | BudgetInnOfMelbourne.com Courtyard By Marriott Melbourne West 2101 W. New Haven Ave. (SR 192) | (321) 724-6400 | MelbourneCourtyard.com Days Inn 4500 W. New Haven Ave. | (321) 724-2051 | DaysInn.com Extended Stay America - Melbourne Airport 1701 Evans Rd. | (321) 733-6050 | ExtendedStayAmerica.com Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Melbourne 4355 W. New Haven Ave. | (321) 722-2220 | Marriott.com/mlbfi Hampton Inn & Suites West Melbourne 4520 Durham Dr. | (321) 372-7445 | HamptonInn3.Hilton.com Hampton Inn Melbourne 194 Dike Rd. | (321) 956-6200 | HamptonInn.com Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place 200 Rialto Place | (321) 768-0200 | MelbourneRialtoPlace.Hilton.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites 2255 Coastal Lane | (321) 345-4186 | HieMelbourne.com La Quinta Inn & Suites 4510 W. New Haven Ave. (SR 192) | (321) 724-2050 | LaQuintaMelbournePalmBay.com Residence Inn Melbourne 1430 S. Babcock St. | (321) 723-5740 | MelbourneResidenceInn.com River Palm Hotel 420 S. Harbor City Blvd. | (321) 723-5320 Suburban Extended Stay 1125 Airport Blvd. | (321) 768-9777 | SuburbanHotels.com Super 8 Motel 1515 S. Harbor City Blvd. | (321) 723-4430 | Super8.com Woodspring Suites West Melbourne 4650 W. New Haven Ave. | (321) 312-3680 | WoodSpring.com

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MELBOURNE Casa Loma Estates Co-Op 6560 N. US 1 I (321) 254-2656 I CasaLomaEstatesCoop.com

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Palm Shores RV Park 5090 N. US 1 | (321) 254-4388 I PalmShoresRVPark.net

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Wickham Park 2500 Parkway Dr. | (321) 255-4307 I BrevardFL.gov/ParksRecreation/South/Wickham/Home

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INDIALANTIC Villa Riviera Club 2925 N. Hwy. A1A | (321) 773-0532 | VillaRivieraClub.com

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INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH Atlantis Real Estate 2194 Hwy. A1A, Ste #310 | (321) 777-3060 | AtlantisRealEstateOfBrevard.com

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Indian Harbour Beach Club 2055 Hwy. A1A | (321) 773-3797 | IndianHarbourBeachClub.com

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Oceanique Resort 2105 Hwy. A1A | (321) 777-6512 | OceaniqueResort.com

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The Pines Resort Apartments 10 Palmer Rd., #H | (321) 773-2000

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MELBOURNE BEACH Melbourne Beach House 3375 Hwy A1A | (321) 794-4444 | MelbourneBeachHouse.com

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Pineapple Manor 512 Ocean Ave. | (321) 961-0166 | PineappleManor.com

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South Beach Island Resorts 5685 S. Hwy. A1A | (321) 409-8233 | SouthBeachIslandResorts.com

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SATELLITE BEACH Las Olas Beach Club 1215 Hwy. A1A | (321) 777-3224 | BeachClubs.com

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Paradise Beach Club 975 Hwy. A1A | (888) 895-8395 | ParadiseBeachClub.com

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Palace Properties International 574 Florida Ave. | (321) 704-9305 | PalaceProperties.com

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Sea Glass Inn 514 Ocean Ave. | (321) 725-7558 SeaGlassInn.com

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INDIALANTIC Windemere Inn By The Sea Bed & Breakfast 815 S. Miramar Ave. | (321) 728-9334 WindemereInn.com

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WAKE UP TO THE CALLS OF SEAGULLS, SPLASH IN THE WARM SURF, SWIM IN OUR CRYSTAL-CLEAR POOL. Discover a true family friendly beach destination. Indialantic — Melbourne is the southern, softer side of Florida's Space Coast where vacationers can discover our beautiful beach, tropical ocean water and affordable lodging at a beach front hotel. Ocean front location Spacious rooms featuring microwaves, refrigerators, and free wi-fi ■ Watch the sunrise on our 6,000 sq. ft. deck ■ Full service Ocean Reef Day Spa ■ Heated pool and hot tub ■

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Tie the Knot BY LAND OR SEA

Weddings bring out the romantic in all of us, and no place is better to begin your own happily-ever-after adventure than Florida’s Space Coast. For a long guest list or an intimate ceremony with close family and friends, this is the perfect place to celebrate your dream destination wedding. Create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of and make memories to last a lifetime with the one you love.

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Beach Wedding Recite your vows as you listen to the sea breeze, feel the relaxing comfort of the sand between your toes, and maybe catch a beautiful sunset on the water as you’re saying, “I do.” Getting married on the beach has never been easier. Whether you’re looking for something intimate with a few friends and family or a full-scale celebration, Florida’s Space Coast has the resources to plan the perfect celebration for you.

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Outdoor Wedding If a beach wedding isn’t for you, Florida’s Space Coast has dozens of outdoor ceremony and reception locations. From the Valiant Warbird Museum to the Birdsong Barn in Titusville, Riverfront Park in Historic Cocoa Village, Up The Creek Farms in Grant-Valkaria, and the Brevard Zoo’s Nyami Nyami River Lodge, along with many others, you can create the wedding of your dreams.

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For more information about weddings on Florida’s Space Coast, please visit VisitSpaceCoast.com/weddings.

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Port Canaveral is a world-class cruise and cargo port located 45 minutes east of Orlando. Voted the Best North American Homeport by Cruise Critic, Port Canaveral is the second busiest cruise port in the world and is a home port to the industry's top cruise lines. The port also offers fishing charters and one-ofa-kind, waterfront dining that features some of the freshest seafood in Florida.

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AROUND THE PORT As the world’s second busiest cruise passenger port, Port Canaveral is a home port to Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean International. These companies offer some of the most-innovative cruise experiences today, from the Caribbean to the high seas. Not up for a multi-day cruise? Enjoy a day or night on the water with Victory Casino Cruises. Enjoy Las Vegas-style gaming, bet on your favorite sports, dine in the Atlantic Café, and party in the high-energy Big Norm’s Club V. The Cove, the port’s entertainment district, features shopping and dining to entertain visitors. Home to several waterfront restaurants, visitors can enjoy some of Florida’s best seafood while watching cruise ships depart. And when the sun goes down, many restaurants and lounges stay open late offering live music and drink specials. With seven floors of exhibits and interactive play, the Exploration Tower includes something for everyone. Learn about Port Canaveral’s history, grab a bite to eat, enjoy panoramic views of Port Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center, and much more! Parker Brother’s Concepts designs and creates the most-outrageous custom vehicles on the planet. Movie fans should not miss the Hollywood Auto Museum, which includes favorites like the Batmobile, the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, and Optimus Prime from Transformers. Located at the mouth of Port Canaveral, a variety of recreational activities awaits you at Jetty Park. Whether you prefer relaxing beachside or splashing in the waves, Jetty Park offers daily rentals of chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and more. Jetty Park also features a 1,200-foot fishing pier where a fishing license is not required.

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TWO Attractions, ONE Location, TWICE the Fun! Aside from being a world-renowned cruise port, Port Canaveral offers more recreational activities than all Florida seaports combined. We invite you to experience the fun and adventure at Exploration Tower & Jetty Park Beach.

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DON’T MISS THE BOAT! You’ve spent months planning your dream cruise from Port Canaveral choosing the right ship, picking out the best shore excursions, looking forward to gourmet meals, and having a great time on board. You surely do not want to find that your flight was delayed or get a flat tire on the interstate while en route.

If you’re arriving by plane… n Fly, Snooze & Cruise: Some hotels offer to pick you up at Orlando International Airport (MCO) or Orlando Melbourne International (MLB), transport you to an overnight stay, then take you to the cruise and also back to the airport after the cruise ends.

The “Don’t Miss the Boat” packages are designed to put the traveler’s mind at ease. By arriving early, you can alleviate any stress and start your cruise vacation with a walk on the beach.

If you’re driving to Port Canaveral… n Snooze & Cruise: Over 20 hotels on Florida’s Space Coast offer “Snooze & Cruise” packages which include overnight accommodations

before your cruise and parking at the hotel with shuttle service to and from the cruise terminal. For more information on Snooze & Cruise packages, please visit VisitSpaceCoast.com/deals/hotels.

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NEED A TRIP IDEA? Here’s one for your next cruise vacation! Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier Spend the day at the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, located just a few minutes from Port Canaveral. You will discover adventure here, whether it’s by catching a wave, casting a line off the fishing pier or dining at one of the many restaurants. CocoaBeachPier.com Fishing Charters Join one of the many fishing charters out of Port Canaveral for a fishing adventure you will never forget. Most charters offer half-day and full-day boating trips that will have you fishing for tuna, tripletail, cobia, and other fish in the Atlantic Ocean. No experience? The crew can work with both seasoned anglers and new customers who have never held a fishing rod. 43  |   VI S I TSPACECOA S T.CO M

Cocoa Beach Surf Company Hailed as the world's largest surf complex, Cocoa Beach Surf Company offers over 1,500 surfboards, one-of-a-kind clothes, beach rentals and more. CocoaBeachSurf.com Florida Beer Company Florida’s largest craft brewery, Florida Beer Company, is located in Port Canaveral, minutes away from the cruise terminals. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy up to 14 different products in its Tap Room and take a tour of the plant on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. FloridaBeer.com Historic Cocoa Village Walk the tree-lined streets, shop and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a nostalgic riverside community, and dine at one of the gourmet restaurants. Historic Cocoa Village

offers a fun and enjoyable experience to people of all ages, including children who can play in the fountains at Riverfront Park. VisitCocoaVillage.com Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex With a visit to Kennedy Space Center, you can strap in and launch as a passenger in one of the most-realistic spaceflight simulators in the world, or immerse your imagination inside the immense IMAX Theater experience. And that's just the beginning! Get up close to Space Shuttle Atlantis in a remarkable display, meet astronauts, and if you time it right, you may even see a live rocket launch. KennedySpaceCenter.com To see more trip ideas, please visit:

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

PORT CANAVERAL: YOUR PORT OF CALL Make the most of your cruise vacation by embarking on an excursion unique to Florida’s Space Coast. Where else can you dine with astronauts, learn how to surf, and explore native wildlife? It’s no wonder that Port Canaveral is affectionately nicknamed “Florida’s Fun Port.” Getting Around is Easy Uber, ubiquitous in most cities by now, is probably the easiest and most-available way of moving around for a day-long excursion. This is a great way to get to places that are a little extra distance from the actual port itself, such as the Kennedy Space Center.

Ship to Shore Fun is a local company for those with additional transportation needs. For those just looking to stay within the few square miles of the port, an engaging and unique way to get around includes Space Coast Segway Tours. Reservations are recommended.

for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals.

Take in Some Great Sights Get a bird's eye view of Port Canaveral and the Cocoa Beach area with Cocoa Beach Helicopters. Located at The Cove in Port Canaveral, this experience offers the finest views of the surrounding area.

Legendary Cocoa Beach, a five-minute Uber ride from the mouth of the port, has everything from parasailing to surf lessons. Not to mention the world-famous Ron Jon Surf Shop.

The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is a "gateway site" for the Great Florida Birding Trail. Established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, the refuge provides a habitat

In Historic Cocoa Village, the mood is calmer but the views are no less stunning. Walk along the edge of the Indian River Lagoon, and take the time to step into the small shops and pubs that make this place so endearing.

Now that is a full day around Port Canaveral. Happy and exhausted? Worry not; your ship is right nearby in one of the top cruise ports in the world. Visit GoPortCanaveralFL.com to start planning your cruise vacation today! VISITSPAC ECOA S T.COM   |  4 4


DINING With plenty of unique dining choices available, Port Canaveral restaurants pride themselves on fresh, quality seafood, refreshing cocktails, and the most spectacular views. Most restaurants feature the catch-of-the-day that could have, quite frankly, been caught from any of the fishing charters that call Port Canaveral home. So sit back, take in that view, and enjoy all that Port Canaveral has to offer. Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar Located in The Cove, Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar is a local favorite that serves an array of dishes from sushi to burgers to Florida-fresh seafood and more. Stop by for a great meal while watching the fishing boats come in or as the cruise ships leave Port Canaveral. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. GrillsSeafood.com Milliken’s Reef Milliken’s Reef has a resort vibe full of swaying palm trees, tiki torches and beach sand for a dance floor. Its menu offers plenty of seafood from which to choose including: conch fritters, mahi mahi, shrimp, oysters and much more. And if seafood isn’t your thing, the menu includes steak and chicken options, too. Open for lunch and dinner. MillikensReef.com

Crab Legs at Fishlips

Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar Enjoy the cozy Southern feeling while dining at Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar. Dive into raw or steamed oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, seared ahi tuna, buffalo wings, or snow crab legs while overlooking the port. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. RustysSeafood.com Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill From burgers and beer to fish and fine wine, there’s something for everyone at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill. This waterfront dining venue offers casual dining both inside and outside on a covered patio. Open for lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends. FishlipsWaterfront.com Rising Tide Tap & Table Sitting lakefront in Port Canaveral directly across from Exploration Tower, Rising Tide Tap & Table offers 60 beers on tap and full-service menu. The menu ranges from gourmet burgers and flatbreads to mouthwatering steaks, burgers and salads. Open for lunch and dinner. RisingTideTap.com Seafood Atlantic Enjoy Florida-fresh seafood with a view. Located right on the water, guests have a chance to watch fishermen bring in the daily catch and see cruise ships leave Port Canaveral. Open for lunch and dinner; closed Monday and Tuesday. SeafoodAtlantic.org Explore your dining options at VisitSpaceCoast.com. Oysters at Seafood Atlantic 45  |   VI S I TSPACECOA S T.CO M


Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar Surf & Turf at Milliken’s Reef

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CAPE CANAVERAL Country Inn and Suites 9009 Astronaut Blvd. | (321) 784-8500 CountryInns.com/Cape-Canaveral-Hotel-FL-32920/ flcape

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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort 1000 Shorewood Dr. | (888) 933-3030 IHG.com/HolidayInnClubVacations

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Cape Canaveral - Cocoa Beach 9000 Astronaut Blvd. | (321) 868-1841 CapeCanaveralCocoaBeach.HomeWoodSuites.com

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Radisson Resort at the Port 8701 Astronaut Blvd. | (321) 784-0000 Radisson.com/CapeCanaveralFL

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CAPE CANAVERAL Canaveral Towers Resort 7520 Ridgewood Ave. | (321) 783-3226 | SpaceCoastResorts.com

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Perfect Snapchat Spots Along Florida’s Space Coast When vacationing on Florida’s Space Coast, you’re bound to take a million photos and share them with friends and family on social media. Why not string a few pictures together, mix in a video, and create a story to send to them? Here are a few spots that make great locations for a Snapchat or Instagram story:

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Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier: The pier presents a classic Space Coast image. There’s surf action every day and restaurants nearby so you can eat and catch the sunrise (or sunset) on the beach. There are also things to keep you busy all day, like volleyball or an electric skateboard rental that you can ride around on the beach.

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Ron Jon Surf Shop: You can’t come to Cocoa Beach and not stop at Ron Jon Surf Shop! Inside, you’ll find every beach-related item imaginable. From boogie boards and swimsuits to beach chairs and everyday clothing, this store has everything you need for your beach vacation. Not to mention, it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, you can learn about the history of surf at the Florida Surf Museum next door, and you can even sign up for a surf lesson from some of the best instructors around. Outside, you can find statues made to commemorate surfing legends and Ron Jon’s past. These make for great photo opportunities.

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Exploration Tower: In the heart of Port Canaveral lies the architectural marvel Exploration Tower. The best photos are captured either of the Tower glowing in the darkness of night or from one of the Tower's balconies, where you can take pics of the surrounding area.

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Zip Line at Treetop Trek Aerial Adventure: At this elevated obstacle course and zip-line at Brevard Zoo, you’ll have the opportunity to see animal residents and exhibits, providing plenty of social sharing opportunities. Give your friends a case of serious FOMO (fear of missing out) and send a quick snap of yourself zip-lining over the alligator pit.

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Sebastian Inlet State Park: See breathtaking sights in all directions, including infamous Monster Hole, atop the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Spend some time at this amazing state park and set your lens toward the curving concrete pier that is full of character 24/7. World-class surf photography is a staple here, as well.

All of that should fill up your chip, film canister, phone, or give you a book’s worth of Polaroids. Florida’s Space Coast can indeed come home with you, and you’ll be glad it did. Explore more by visiting VisitSpaceCoast.com/things-to-do.

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The Titusville area at the north end of Florida’s Space Coast is the only place on the planet where rockets blast off, sea turtles nest, and soothing sunrises give way to inviting surf. The contrast of high-tech wonders of the space program and the natural beauty of the area places Titusville in a class by itself. Bordering the Indian River Lagoon, Titusville is a gateway to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Canaveral National Seashore and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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CONNECTING SPACE AND EARTH Be sure to visit Space View Park and the American Space Museum and Walk of Fame, with its bronze handprints of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and monuments to the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. The museum houses amazing artifacts not seen anywhere else, and is staffed by volunteer docents who worked behind the scenes on America’s spaceflight missions. They love to tell stories of the early days on space exploration.

Kennedy Space Center is where astronauts blasted off in rocket ships and traveled more than 238,000 miles to the moon and back. This is the home of the men and women who dared to attempt the impossible and the geniuses who made it happen. And it is where rockets still roar into orbit. That’s why they call this the Space Coast. During your visit to Kennedy Space Center, you can strap in and launch as part of one of the most-realistic spaceflight simulators in the world or immerse your imagination inside the immense IMAX Theater experience. And that’s just the beginning! Get up close to Space Shuttle Atlantis in a remarkable display that puts you so close you can actually see the space dust on its nose. Meet astronauts. Take a bus tour, relive the excitement of the Apollo era, and much more!

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit


Canaveral National Seashore

Historic Downtown Titusville

GATEWAY TO NATURE You’ll love visiting this city with its many riverfront parks, fantastic fresh and saltwater fishing, year-round golf, kayak rentals, and animals and plants that are found nowhere else on earth. Right across the Indian River Lagoon sits the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge with more threatened and endangered species than all other Florida refuges combined. Winter is prime bird-watching time with over 300 species spotted, but any time of year will reward visitors with views of alligators, deer, manatees and more. The boundaries of Kennedy Space Center and the wildlife refuge are the same, but NASA only uses approximately 8 percent of the 220 square miles, leaving the remaining natural wetlands, scrub and hammock habitats for exploration. Driving trails, hiking trails and boat ramps give easy access to off-thebeaten-path locales.

Canaveral National Seashore is the last undeveloped stretch of beach on the East Coast. It runs 23 miles from Titusville to New Smyrna Beach, with Playalinda Beach as the southern access. These beaches are some of the prime rocket launch viewing sites for daytime launches. Canaveral National Seashore closes from sunset to sunrise, so seeing night launches from here is not allowed, but during the day, you’ll be very surprised how close you can get to the launch pads. Florida's Coast-to-Coast Trail, better known as the C2C, utilizes the East Central Regional Rail Trail alignment and will give users access to small towns, flowing springs, state parks, museums, and beaches along the way. Once completed, the C2C will stretch from the Gulf of Mexico in Pinellas County through Central Florida to Downtown Titusville, eventually terminating at the Atlantic Ocean and the Canaveral National Seashore. This multi-use trail corridor will eventually connect with two other regional trail systems – the East Coast Greenway and the St. Johns River to Sea Loop – all converging in Downtown Titusville.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Titusville entices vacationers of all ages with activities including rocket launches, bird-watching, and thrilling airboat rides. This area is also home to five museums that honor the notable achievements of many, as well as the rich history of Florida’s Space Coast. Historic Downtown Titusville offers shops of all sorts including an art gallery, clothing and gift shops, charming restaurants, antique stores and the Titusville Playhouse at the Historic Emma Parrish Theater. VISITSPAC ECOA S T.COM   |  5 2


NASA Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

Rocket Launch at Canaveral National Seashore

IJennifer Stucklen Seashore

NEED A TRIP IDEA? Here's one connecting you with space! Beyond the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Titusville offers unique spacerelated experiences not available anywhere else in the world. During your visit you will be engaged and inspired like never before. American Space Museum and Walk of Fame The American Space Museum and Walk of Fame was founded to preserve the history of the U.S. space program. Watch its video and view photos as you pore over space memorabilia. The museum is adjacent to Space View Park, a popular viewing area for rocket launches, and is the first and only walk in the nation that honors America’s astronauts and those behind the scenes 53  |   VI S I TSPACECOA S T.CO M

who helped the U.S. lead the world in space exploration. SpaceWalkOfFame.org Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum maintains and restores all types of aircraft indigenous to the world's military air forces air forces from pre-WWI to the present. Open seven days a week, the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum is a historian’s dream and an aviator's heaven. ValiantAirCommand.com Rocket Launch Rockets launch year-round from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. There are many prime viewing areas outside of the

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex including: Space View Park, Canaveral National Seashore, and Playalinda Beach. SpaceCoastLaunches.com Canaveral National Seashore If you're in need of some physical space, Canaveral National Seashore offers plenty of room and year-round recreation which includes: fishing, boating, canoeing, surfing, swimming, hiking, camping, nature and

To see more trip ideas, please visit:

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DINING

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp at Dixie Crossroads

When it comes to seeking out good food, Titusville is full of homegrown restaurants serving unique flavors and dishes. From locally caught rock shrimp to quick bites and craft beers, memorable dining experiences await you. Dixie Crossroads Seafood Serving Florida’s finest seafood for over 30 years, this iconic, family style eatery is legendary for its seasonal wild shrimp selection caught locally off the shores of Port Canaveral. Guests at Dixie Crossroads Seafood can expect rock shrimp and corn fritters, as well as steaks and prime rib. DixieCrossroads.com Playalinda Brewing Company Named after Playalinda Beach within Canaveral National Seashore, Playalinda Brewing Company produces quality craft beer in the heart of Titusville. Playalinda has two locations – the Hardware Store in Downtown Titusville and the all-new Brix Project. These local gathering places have a comfortable vibe where old and new friends can meet over a brew. Playalinda Brewing offers 10+ house-brewed beers including two flagship brews: Bottomless Blonde Ale and Robonaut Red. Can’t decide which beers to taste? The Brewer’s Select Flight allows you to sample five house brews. PlayalindaBrewingCompany.com

Sunrise Bread Company

Playalinda Brewing Company

Sunrise Bread Company Located in Historic Downtown Titusville, Sunrise Bread Company bakes specialty and whole grain breads, cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins and cookies. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and there is an ample amount of seating, free Wi-Fi, and a peaceful upstairs area to meet or work. SunriseBread.com Grand Martini Gather with friends at this upscale, full-liquor cocktail lounge in Downtown Titusville. Specializing in signature martinis, craft cocktails, and in fine wines, as well as local, domestic and imported drafts and bottles, this is the place to be for every occasion. TheGrandMartini.com Shiloh's Steak & Seafood Located on the shores of the Indian River Lagoon, Shiloh's Steak & Seafood has a direct view of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and offers the ideal setting for waterfront dining. Open for dinner. ShilohsSteakAndSeafood.com

Shiloh's Steak & Seafood

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MIMS The Patio Motel 3485 U.S. Hwy. 1 I (321) 264-7090 I ThePatioMotel.com Sandman Motel 3810 N. U.S. Hwy. 1 | (321) 269-2691

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TITUSVILLE Best Western Space Shuttle Inn 3455 Cheney Hwy. | (321) 269-9100 I BestWestern.com/SpaceShuttleInn Budget Motel 612 S. Washington Ave. | (321) 267-4211 I BudgetMotelTitusville.com Days Inn Kennedy Space Center 3755 Cheney Hwy. | (321) 269-4480 I DaysInn.com/Titusville Executive Garden Titusville Hotel 3480 Garden St. | (321) 362-5534 I ExecutiveGardenTitusvilleHotel.com

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Hampton Inn-Kennedy Space Center 4760 Helen Hauser Blvd. | (321) 383-9191 I Titusville.HamptonInn.com

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Holiday Inn Kennedy Space Center 4715 Helen Hauser Blvd. | (321) 383-0200 I HITitusville.com

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Pinto’s Motel 7555 S. U.S. 1 | (321) 269-2505

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Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center 3655 Cheney Hwy. | (321) 269-7110 | SpaceCoastHotel.com

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Ramada Titusville/Kennedy Space Center 3500 Cheney Hwy. | (321) 269-5510 | Ramada.com/Titusville

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Siesta Motor Inn 2006 S. Washington Ave. | (321) 267-1455

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Three Oaks Motel 707 S. Hopkins Ave. | (321) 267-6272 I ThreeOaksMotelTitusvilleFL.com

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TownePlace Suites (Opening Summer 2018) 4815 Helen Hauser Blvd | 1 (800) 721-7033 I TowneplaceSuites.Marriott.com

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Travel Inn of Titusville 7503 S. U.S. Hwy. 1 | (321) 267-7774 I TravelInnOfTitusville.com

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Twin Palms Motel 1301 S. Washington Ave. | (321) 567-3457

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Wade’s Motor Inn 1540 S. Washington Ave. | (321) 269-4200 I Titusville.org/HotelsMotels/Wade’s-Motor-Inn-1654

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Greens Court Apartments 535 N. Washington Ave. | (321) 267-7331

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La Cita Country Club 777 Country Club Dr. | (321) 383-2582 | LaCitaCC.com

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Royal Palm Efficiency Apartments 3660 S. Washington Ave. | (321) 383-1216

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Treder Realty Inc. 2110 S. Washington Ave. | (321) 267-6616 | TrederRealty.com

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Vacation Villas Resort 3795 Vacation Villas Lane | (321) 268-2413  | VacationVillasTitusville.com

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Casa Coquina del Mar 4010 Coquina Ave. | (321) 268-4653 CasaCoquina.com

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MIMS Crystal Lake RV Park 4240 Deering Pkwy. | (888) 501-7007 | CrystalLakeRVPark.com

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Holiday Village Travel Park 3550 N. U.S. 1 | (321) 269-6542

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Loughman Lake Lodge 1955 Hatbill Rd. | (321) 268-2277 | AirBoatRidesAtLoughman.com

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Northgate Mobile Home & RV Park 3277 First Ave. | (321) 267-0144 | NorthgateMobileHomeRVPark.com

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Seasons In The Sun RV Resort 2400 Seasons In The Sun Blvd. | (877) 687-7275 | SeasonsInTheSunRV.com

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Titusville/Kennedy Space Center KOA 4513 W. Main St. | (800) KOA-3365 | KOA.com/Campgrounds/Titusville

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The Great Outdoors RV/Nature & Golf Resort 125 Plantation Dr. | (800) 621-2267 | TGOResort.com

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Rocket Launch Viewing Venues

Even though the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the best seats in the house for rocket launches, Florida’s Space Coast has many other prime viewing areas, as well. From the shores of the Indian River Lagoon and beaches on the coastline to the Exploration Tower and waterside restaurants, check out these great viewing venues on Florida’s Space Coast!

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TITUSVILLE LAUNCH VIEWING LOCATIONS Sand Point Park Sand Point Park is located on the shores of the Indian River Lagoon in the heart of Historic Downtown Titusville. The Astronaut Memorial Plaza, located near the south side of the park, commemorates the astronaut crews of the Apollo I, the space shuttle Challenger, and the space shuttle Columbia.

Playalinda Beach – Canaveral National Seashore Located in the Canaveral National Seashore, Playalinda Beach is one the closest locations to view rocket launches on the Space Coast. With a short walk down the beach, you can be within 5 miles of the launch. It is located within a National Park, so a $10 entrance fee is required. This park is open from dawn to dusk and does not open for launches outside of normal operational hours.

Space View Park Space View Park is the first and only park in the nation that honors America’s astronauts and those behind the scenes who helped lead the world in space exploration. This park is located less than 15 miles directly across from the Kennedy Space Center launch pads and offers a spectacular view of rocket launches.

Additional venues in Titusville includes: Manzo Park, Marina Park, Parrish Park and Rotary Riverfront Park.

PORT CANAVERAL LAUNCH VIEWING LOCATIONS Kelly Park East Located on the shores of the Banana River on Merritt Island, adjacent to Port Canaveral, Kelly Park offers a great view of rocket launches. The park’s amenities include restrooms, a playground, and picnic facilities. Jetty Park If you’re looking for a place where you can have a relaxing day on the beach with the family and also can watch a launch, Jetty Park is the

place to do just that. Keep in mind it costs $15 per vehicle to get in. Exploration Tower Take in the launch from the seventhfloor observation deck. Not only do you get a panoramic view of Port Canaveral and the cruise ships, you can utilize the deck’s telescopes to get a spectacular up-close view of the rocket before and during launch.

The Cove at Port Canaveral The Cove is the area’s prime entertainment district and offers plenty of great dining, shopping and entertainment options to enjoy on launch day. Head out to any one of the waterfront restaurants and bars to enjoy a delicious meal and a spectacular view of a rocket launch.

COCOA BEACH LAUNCH VIEWING LOCATIONS Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier Home to five restaurants, four bars and spectacular views of the ocean, the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier is a prime viewing spot for rocket launches. The pier alone stretches out 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s the only venue of its kind on Florida’s Space Coast. Alan Shepard Park Close by to Ron Jon Surf Shop and Sandbar Sports Grill, this park

provides excellent views of rocket launches. The park was named after astronaut Alan Shepard, and the facilities on site include picnic pavilions and bathrooms. Sidney Fischer Park As a beachside rocket launch viewing location, Sidney Fischer Park is a great spot and equipped with many amenities, including picnic pavilions, playground, volleyball, and restrooms.

Lori Wilson Park Lori Wilson Park is loaded with beachside amenities for the whole family to enjoy including your furry little friends. From a dog park to easy beach access, you will love watching a launch from this location.

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The largest city on Florida’s Space Coast, Palm Bay fills the southernmost portion of Brevard County. It’s an active, outdoor community that welcomes visitors to enjoy spectacular recreational facilities. With over 30 parks to choose from, Palm Bay is a favorite among nature lovers and fishermen.

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EXPLORE NATURE Turkey Creek Sanctuary offers fabulous nature trails along with a nature center and a 1-mile mountain bike trail with a direct connection to an additional eight miles. The sanctuary can also be accessed by canoe or kayak where you may see manatees, alligators, otters and garfish. The Ted Moorhead Lagoon House is a welcome center for the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway with exhibits and an education center. The Grapefruit Trails are a unique collection of fairly intense bike trails that have won over locals, the BMX community itself, and anyone who enjoys a good hike through one of Florida’s woodland areas. Three Forks Marsh features 47,000+ acres of prime fishing and wildlife viewing and is a great companion to the Stick Marsh, one of the top largemouth bass lakes in Florida. Pelican Harbor Marina is an ideal place to launch your boat on the Indian River Lagoon or rent a kayak to explore Turkey Creek Sanctuary. Need some supplies before you explore Palm Bay? Visit Bass Pro Shops – Palm Bay, an old Florida Cracker-style store complete with gear for fishing, hunting, and camping. At the entrance you will find a swamp buggy, ATVs and a fleet of boats sure to offer a perfect fit for you and your family. Visit the 16,000-gallon aquarium to see everything from largemouth bass and crappie to bowfin and catfish. Fish feedings take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 1 p.m.

AUTHENTIC, FAMILY-FUN

Sunset Kayaking near Turkey Creek

Palm Bay provides numerous opportunities for authentic, family-fun that include outdoor adventures and ecotourism. Hurricane Paintball Park is a fun place for the family to spend an afternoon. If swimming is your passion, Palm Bay’s Aquatic Center features a large slide, water play toys, a lap lane and a diving board. Grab your skateboard and hang out at McGriff’s Skate Park, or take a guided kayaking ecotour with Palm Bay Kayaks. Castaway Point Park is a beautiful city park that provides one of the few natural beaches along the Indian River Lagoon. Come learn about the native Indians that first inhabited the area, fish from one of the two fishing piers, and maybe see a dolphin or manatee. Check out the fastest girls in town at Larsen Motorsports, home of the 2014 & 2015 IHRA Jet Dragster World Champion Elaine Larsen. The all-new “Jet Technology Center” shows fans through what it takes to engineer, design, fabricate and paint professional dragsters. 61  |   VI S I TSPACECOA S T.CO M

Larsen Motorsports


Bass Fishing in the Stick Marsh

NEED A TRIP IDEA? There's no shortage of opportunities to reel one in! Palm Bay and surrounding areas offer many boating and fishing opportunities. Access to the Indian River Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway opens up a boater's paradise, and fishermen will find plenty of bodies of water to cast their lines in while visiting Palm Bay. Stick Marsh The Stick Marsh is highly regarded as one of the premier bass fishing locations in the United States. More than 6,500 acres of stumpfilled shallows hold what may be the largest average-weight largemouth bass population available to anglers. VisitSpaceCoast.com/ listings/bass-fishing-at-stick-marsh/29/ Camp Holly Camp Holly Fishing and Adventures provides airboat nature tours through St. Johns River marsh and guided bass fishing. Experienced

and professional guides will show you a day stoked with fun. CampHolly.net Going Coastal Charters On this guided fishing charter, guests can choose to take inshore trips near Melbourne and Palm Bay where they can fish for redfish, trout, snook and flounder or nearshore trips out of Sebastian Inlet for tarpon, cobia, kingfish, and much more. GoingCoastalCharters.com Fred Poppe Regional Park This family-friendly, 200-acre park offers rustic group camping and four lakes with shoreline fishing. The park also features two large pavilions and one small pavilion, all with charcoal grills, restrooms, and electricity and/ or water. PalmBayFlorida.org

C-54 Canal This 12-mile-long canal way starts at the Stick Marsh and ends at the Indian River Lagoon. It has become a popular spot for kayak and boat fishing. VisitSpaceCoast.com/ listings/c-54-canal/1176/ Bass Pro Shop Before you hit the water, check out Bass Pro Shop for all your fishing needs. From apparel to boats, fishing line, and bait, Bass Pro is your one-stop shop. BassPro.com

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DINING Palm Bay is full of homegrown, family-owned restaurants ready to serve unique flavors and dishes. Wagon Wheel Pizza Wagon Wheel Pizza is a family-owned and family-friendly restaurant that serves some of Palm Bay’s best Italian and American cuisine with the finest and freshest ingredients. Its specialties include pizza, wings, subs, Stromboli, calzones and Italian specialty dinners. TheWagonWheelPizza.com The Shaka Dog Only at The Shaka Dog can you get delicious, traditional Hawaiian-style foods. With entrees like ahi poke, Big Island nachos, and Hawaiian-style shrimp, as well as authentic a Hawaiian shaved ice, you can’t go wrong here. TheShakaDog.com

Wagon Wheel Pizza

Rooney’s When you’re at Rooney’s, you’re family! This old-fashioned grill offers a little bit of everything including burgers, sandwiches, wings, seafood, steaks and a fish fry every Friday night. RooneysPalmBay.com El Sombrero Mexican Cuisine For over 10 years, the Velazquez family has been serving authentic, traditional Mexican cuisine at El Sombrero. Live music fills the atmosphere on the weekends, and patrons love to explore the 11 types of margaritas on the menu. SombreroFla.com Yellow Dog Café The Yellow Dog Café is an award-winning restaurant nestled on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon. It boasts a fine dining experience that very few on Florida’s Space Coast can rival. The menu offers a wide selection of exquisite appetizers, entrees and desserts to satisfy any appetite. YellowDogCafe.com

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Grilled Ribeye at Rooney's

Hawaiian Shaved Ice from Shaka Dog Seared Scallops at Yellow Dog Café


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GRANT - VALKARIA River’s Edge Inn 4660 U.S. 1 | (321) 956-2120

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Comfort Suites 1175 Malabar Rd. NE | (321) 369-1234 ComfortSuitesPalmBay.com

Quality Inn 890 Palm Bay Rd NE | (321) 473-7518 QualityInn.com

Camelot RV Park, Inc. 1600 U.S. 1 | (321) 724-5396 CamelotRVPark.com

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Motel 6 - Palm Bay 1170 Malabar Rd. SE | (321) 951-8222 Motel6.com

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Viera is the newest town on Florida’s Space Coast. From what was once sod farms and cattle lands, an entire town has emerged with a lifestyle of convenience. The community has become a mustsee for visitors to Florida’s Space Coast, thanks to its sports venues, shopping, bird-watching and the world-class Brevard Zoo.

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EXPLORE VIERA Space Coast Stadium, the new home of United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), is bringing year-round youth sporting events to the area. Duran Golf Club features an 18-hole championship course and has been voted the best public course to play by area residents. You can even practice in the cooler evening hours on the lighted, 9-hole, par-3 practice facility. On the other side of I-95, Viera East Golf Club is rated 4-stars by Golf Digest. The Avenue Viera is a shopper’s delight. Its unique outdoor shopping atmosphere has over 70 stores including Belk, World Market, Kohl’s and many local shops with items you won’t find anywhere else. The Avenue Viera is home to 22 restaurants including quick-service, patio dining, and specialty restaurants. Plus, the 16-screen AMC Theaters is a guaranteed place for entertainment. Located between the Moccasin Island Tract of the River Lakes Conservation Area and the Brevard Zoo, the Viera Wetlands are a popular site for birders, photographers, and ecotourists. Both the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera and nearby Supplemental Ponds are accessible by automobile, making the sites popular among those who find the rigors of hiking trails daunting. The Brevard Zoo is also located in Viera and is the only zoo in the United States to offer guided kayaking tours around the animal exhibits. Feed a giraffe or a lorikeet; get up close to lemurs on Lemur Island or zip across zip lines at Treetop Trek. Kids will love the Paws On Waterplay Area, which has a 20,000-gallon aquarium featuring local native animals like tarpon, hermit crabs and stingrays. Just a few miles north of Viera is Florida’s Space Coast’s oldest incorporated city – Rockledge. What used to be a winter resort city is now largely residential; however, Rockledge offers a thriving recreational scene. Turtle Creek Golf Club is home to a classic Florida-style course, as well as Smash Golf, an exciting new sport that combines golf and tennis.

There is always a great opportunity to take a selfie with the residents of Brevard Zoo!

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NEED A TRIP IDEA? Spend 24 hours in Viera. Viera is a natural choice for visitors, and it’s time to play here like you live here! Explore the many things that make up this vibrant community. Treetop Trek at the Brevard Zoo Have fun moving tree to tree and challenge yourself with varying degrees of thrilling elements such as tightropes, crab walks, jungle bridges, nets, and best of all, zip lines. Experience nature in a whole new way—high up in the trees! TreetopTrek.com Smash Golf Smash Golf is an ingenious combination of tennis and golf. Open to the public and playable at Duran Golf Club, this sport is both 69  |   VI S I TSPACECOA S T.CO M

relaxing and entertaining. Basically, instead of using a golf club, you play the course using a tennis racquet and specially designed, colorful soft balls. It’s a leisurely way to spend the afternoon that requires much less of the technical proficiency required by traditional golf. DuranGolf.com The Avenue Viera The Avenue Viera is an open-air shopping destination featuring national retailers, select local merchants, and specialty restaurants. From small boutiques to national chain stores like Kohl’s, Old Navy, and Belk, you’ll find something for everyone. When it's time to refuel, shoppers can opt for a quick bite at Chipotle or Burger 21, or make a meal

out of it at Pizza Gallery & Grill, Longhorn, or Bonefish Grill. AvenueViera.com Art Gallery of Viera The Art Gallery of Viera inside The Avenue Viera exhibits a dazzling display of local artists, working in various mediums such as watercolor, pottery, acrylics, pastels, digital, and 3-dimensional. Many of the awardwinning artists featured are nationally and internationally known and collected. ArtGalleryOfViera.com

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DINING Viera offers a variety of restaurants from nationally known chains to local family-owned dining experiences. The Avenue Viera is Viera’s hub for dining, but there are plenty of options available throughout the area. Long Doggers Good food and great fun in a totally casual environment! Eat inside and experience the surf shop atmosphere or eat outside to enjoy the great Florida weather. LongDoggers.com

Pizza Gallery & Grill Long Doggers

Pizza Gallery & Grill This local favorite has something for everyone. Serving gourmet pizzas that are one-of-a-kind, as well as sandwiches and salads, Pizza Gallery & Grill has the perfect mix of business-friendly dining and an indoor/ outdoor bar and lounge. PizzaGalleryAndGrill.com Slow & Low Bar-B-Que Famous for baby back ribs and pulled pork, Slow & Low doesn't stop there. Its unique appetizer offerings merit a second look. With choices like barbecue nachos and giant smoked turkey legs, you’ll have to remind yourself to save room for dinner. The barbecue is smoked up to 14 hours and the sauces are entirely homemade. SlowAndLowBBQ.com D.I.G. Bistro This family-owned bistro serves food that is sourced from local farms and suppliers. The purveyors understand the importance of farm-fresh and delicious food and, most importantly, the amazing dishes they can create by combining the two! Facebook.com/DIGBistro

Slow & Low

River Rocks River Rocks offers beautiful views of the Indian River Lagoon and a menu that will please any discerning foodie. Menu items focus on American cuisine highlighted by fresh seafood. Popular choices include the crab stack, lobster risotto, yellowfin tuna, and marinated flank steak. RiverRocksRestaurant.com Burger 21 Burger 21 offers a unique variety of craveable burger creations that provide burger lovers a taste experience beyond the better burger. This fast-casual franchise concept offers 21 unique burger creations ranging from handcrafted, freshly ground Certified Angus Beef® to chicken, turkey, vegetarian, shrimp and tuna burgers, made-to-order salads, all-beef hot dogs, hand-breaded chicken tenders and an extensive shake bar including hand-crafted shakes, floats and sundaes. A gluten-free menu is also available. Burger21.com

River Rocks

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Calls Florida’s Space Coast Home USSSA Space Coast Stadium previously served as the spring training facility for the Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals and as the home field of the Brevard County Manatees. After a $50 million renovation, the stateof-the-art complex has reopened as a baseball/softball venue complete with 15 Astroturf fields.

In Viera, the USSSA complex offers everything a team might need located at one pristine facility. Aside from 15 turf fields, 5 of which are NCAA approved, the facility is equipped with on-site covered batting cages, weight room availability, live streaming, Flightscope tracking radar, fully operating scoreboards on every field, three HD video boards, stadium field suites, Musco LED lighting, 4k-capable control room and dining packages.

The complex, owned and operated by the largest multi-sport company in the world, United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), underwent nearly a year of construction and now is ready to host teams for 2018. USSSA nationally governs 13 amateur sports. Slow-pitch softball, baseball, fast-pitch softball, and basketball athletes make up approximately 90 percent of USSSA’s membership. The remaining nine sports account for over 350,000 registrations in USSSA, including tae kwan do and soccer.

USSSA Space Coast Stadium is also the home of the USSSA Pride, a professional softball team in the National Pro Fastpitch League. Watch the Pride in action this summer (May-August) at USSSA Space Coast Stadium. In addition, the World Baseball Softball Confederation will hold the Women’s Baseball World Cup here August 17-26, 2018.

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Space Coast RV Resort 820 Barnes Blvd. | (877) 570-2267 | SpaceCoastRV.com

ROCKLEDGE Garden Court 3880 S. US. 1 | (321) 632-4632

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The Palmer Inn & Tennis Center 3220 S. Fiske Blvd. | (321) 631-9445

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Van Winkle Motel 1020 S. Florida Ave. | (321) 632-1400

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VIERA Candlewood Suites 2930 Pineda Plazaway | (321) 821-9009  CandlewoodSuites.com/MelbourneFL

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Melbourne-Viera 2400 Town Center Ave. | 1 (800) 721-7033 Marriott.com

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Hampton Inn Melbourne/Viera 130 Sheriff Dr. | (321) 255-6868 MelbourneViera.HamptonInn.com

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Holiday Inn Melbourne- Viera Conference Ctr. 8298 N. Wickham Rd. | (321) 255-0077 IHG.com/HolidayInn

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La Quinta Inn & Suites 7200 George T. Edwards Dr. | (321) 2429400 | 1045.lq.com

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Find Your Space on Florida’s Space Coast

With everything Florida’s Space Coast has to offer, it’s easy to see how it’s so much more than a place for space. From a beach lover’s paradise to a nature lover’s utopia and a space enthusiast’s playground, there’s something for everyone here. And Florida's Space Coast is one destination that allows multiple generations to come together and make memories that will last a lifetime.

So what are you waiting for? Your next adventure awaits you.

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Centrally located 45-minutes east of Orlando, Florida’s Space Coast is a place where sandy beaches meet world-famous surfing and oceanfront...