More than 70 miles of unspoiled beaches, one of the nation’s largest cruise ports, Kennedy Space Center and much more await travelers to Melbourne International Airport and Florida's Space Coast.
Want to get up close and personal with a gator? Any number of available eco-tours will have you racing through the Florida swamps in no time.
Is surfing more your speed? Cocoa Beach, the East Coast’s surfing capital, is just minutes away.
Want to feed a giraffe without investing in a really tall ladder? The giraffe platform at the award-winning Brevard Zoo lets you reach out to these exotic animals.
How about lunch with an astronaut? You can do that, too.
For more information about what to do and where to go, visit the Space Coast Office of Tourism's website, where you'll find a calendar of local events, scheduled space launches, details on attractions, the beaches and ecotourism, plus dining, shopping and nightlife options all along the Space Coast.
Historic Downtown Melbourne offers its own brand of southern hospitality, and it's just minutes from the airport. Here, you'll find lively entertainment, quaint shops and gourmet dining, antique stores and art exhibits. Don't miss Melbourne Main Street's Friday Fest on the second Friday of each month.
We recommend that leisure and business travelers check out the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida to get connected with the right people and venues. The chamber's Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) can help you mix business with pleasure by helping plan a meeting, a small retreat, a sporting event or convention.
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