Local Attractions and Upcoming EventsOur Staff Recommendations in the Melbourne Area!
Recreation and Amenities
Kennedy Space Center – The Visitor Complex is the only place in the world where you can walk under the largest rocket ever flown, touch an actual moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, experience the International Space Station and stand nose-to-nose with Atlantis – all in the same day!
Port Canaveral – A customer-friendly gateway to major consumer markets and leisure destinations. Strategically located on the east coast of central Florida, the port offers cruise lines, cargo lines and shippers, businesses and vacationers the capabilities of a first-class deep-water port with the benefits of a setting that is not congested and has a relaxed attitude.
Brevard Zoo – Set on 56 acres of lush Florida vegetation, the Brevard Zoo is regarded as one of the top zoological attractions in the United States. The walk-able, family-friendly design is broken up into six “loops,” each showcasing animals from different parts of the world. Guests have the opportunity to kayak alongside giraffe and camels, feed colorful Australian birds and ride a train through the North African desert. Those with a thirst for adventure will be drawn to Treetop Trek, an aerial obstacle course nestled above the South American rain forest exhibit.
Duran Golf Club – Golfers travel to Viera, Florida to play the best public golf course in the area. Voted “Best Public Course” and Top 50 in the country for practice ranges. Duran Golf Club defines “Great Golfing Experience” to those who live for golf. The Duran Golf Club was laid out on land that was once a fertile sod farm. That soil foundation lends itself to producing some of the plushest playing surfaces on Florida’s East Coast, and we take loving care of the fairways and greens.
Melbourne Square Mall – Serving the Palm Bay, Melbourne and Titusville communities and featuring more than 125 retailers including Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, H&M, Victoria’s Secret, Express, Sephora, GapKids and Hollister. This enclosed, climate-controlled, family-friendly shopping destination hosts a variety of full-service and quick-service restaurant choices including Red Ginger Asian Cuisine, Rodizio Grill – The Brazilian Steakhouse, TooJay’s Gourmet Deli and the newly opened Outback Steakhouse and BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse!
Turkey Creek Sanctuary – Acquired and managed by the City of Palm Bay, the Audubon Society, and the EEL Program, a boardwalk nature trail, and jogging trails wind through the 130-acre sanctuary. The boardwalk trail passes through hydric (wet) hammock, mesic (moist) hammock, and sand pine scrub communities, and much of it overlooks Turkey Creek. The sanctuary can also be accessed by canoe or kayak. The Margaret Hames Nature Center provides interpretive exhibits, a gift shop, and restrooms.