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The year-round sun and warm temperatures of Florida’s coastal towns make them an ideal destination for your getaway, no matter what time of year you come. There are several coastal towns to choose from, but surf buffs and space buffs will want to set their sights on Cocoa Beach on Florida’s “Space Coast.” It’s the perfect mix of sand, sun, water, and fun that’s close to Cape Canaveral and even Orlando. There are plenty of things to do and see, right in the surrounding area as well as within a one-hour drive or less. But even beautiful beach towns can get gloomy from time to time. When the rain and gloom hit and spoil your outdoor or beach plans, there are still many Cocoa Beach activities and attractions that can get you out and explore, while also staying warm and dry.

Florida Surf Museum

Formerly the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum, the Florida Surf Museum was founded in 1999 in a small space barely big enough to turn a longboard around! It grew with the help of local volunteers who donated surf magazines, pictures, trophies, and other memorabilia you can still see today at its location at the Ron Jon Surf Shop watersports building. Check out their website and plan your stay around one of the many events it hosts, including surf contests held in the waters off Cocoa Beach.

Escape Cocoa Beach

You came to Cocoa Beach to escape the stress of everyday life, but now you need to escape the rain. Come inside and enjoy one of the country’s most popular indoor activities – rain or shine – and conquer an escape room at Escape Cocoa Beach. Each themed room has a difficulty level. Choose your comfort level or favorite topic, including Bank Heist, Rocket Science, Jail Break, and others.

Spa Day

There are several day spas throughout the Cocoa Beach area. When your day for a relaxing sunbathing and swimming session at the beach turns gloomy, relax your cares away with a treatment like a mani/pedi, facial, body scrub or wrap, and more. You’ll end the day completely relaxed and recharged, and ready for outdoor fun and adventure after the rain clears.


There are plenty of things to do and see during your Cocoa Beach vacation. Many of the Cocoa Beach activities and attractions you visit will have an opportunity to pick up a fun souvenir, but in case you want a little more than a gift shop memento, there is a myriad of boutiques, stores, as well as the Merritt Square Mall where you can browse and stay out of the rain while scoring a unique find to take home.

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The rainy weather outside your door is just a slight obstacle to your rental car and plenty of indoor Cocoa Beach fun. Take a rainy day to see one of the newest releases at Cobb Theatre Merritt Square on nearby Merritt Island. Current showings include Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, The Fabelmans, Babylon, and Avatar: The Way of Water, to name a few.

The Dinosaur Store & Museum

The store is home to the Museum of Dinosaurs & Ancient Cultures. The store is the gift store associated with the museum and sells fossils, minerals, meteorites, jewelry, and more. The hall of dinosaurs features exhibits from the Devonian period all the way to the Cretaceous period including fossils, cast skeletons, and true-to-life dinos in their natural habitat. It also includes a mineral cave that boasts minerals and crystals from around the world, and an exhibit about the dawn of man, paleolithic tools, and more. Learn about the ancient cultures of Egypt, China, Mesoamerica, and Tribal Africa, including their customs, art, architecture, and way of life. The Adventure Zone is a hands-on activity area for all ages where you’ll find science stations, free arcade games, the live-animal Reptile Run, and even a Nile River raft ride!

Your Vacation Rental

The rainy weather outside your door may be reason enough to stay in. Don’t worry about packing up the rental car and trying to find a parking spot at your destination or worrying about not having an umbrella. There is plenty to do right at your rental. Entertainment centers have large TVs and all the electronics for a movie night, and many homes have a selection of board games, toys, books, and magazines to while away the time while the rain falls.

Fun Cocoa Beach Activities on a Rainy Day

If you’re looking for fun and activities to occupy yourself on a rainy day, Cocoa Beach has plenty of places to go. You could also watch the rain pattern through the windows of your vacation rental provided by Stay in Cocoa Beach. From a cozy one-bedroom all the way up to a spacious five-bedroom for a larger family or group looking for plenty of Cocoa Beach and Space Coast action. Our kitchens come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a delicious home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie, retreat to a private bedroom for some rest and relaxation at the end of the day, or to take a nap while the rain falls. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

Call us today to start planning your Cocoa Beach adventure!

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us making now the perfect time to begin planning your next romantic getaway to Cocoa Beach, Florida! Whether you’re the type that takes to the sand, or you can’t wait to savor every minute of your getaway enjoying upscale dining, this is a destination that’s made just for you. The following activities and romantic options are just a few of the many that will have you booking your romantic Cocoa Beach Valentines Day escape in no time!

Dine in Style in Cocoa Beach this Valentine’s Day

For many couples heading to Cocoa Beach for a Valentine’s Day getaway, the pinnacle of the romantic journey starts with booking just the right dinner reservations! Fortunately, those spending time here over this holiday will have plenty of options to choose from no matter what type of palate is meant to be pleased. For couples that are looking to enjoy European-inspired fare as well as excellent wine, Valentine’s Day getaway dinner enjoyed at Café Margaux promises to inspire! Located at 220 N. Brevard Avenue, Café Margaux is a wonderful place to delight the tastebuds with refined French dishes of all types. At this inviting eatery, couples can order up everything from filet steak and pork chops to crisp duckling or rack of lamb just to name a few!

Couples that are looking for fine dining in a casual environment this Valentine’s Day will want to opt for a dinner enjoyed at Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar. Found at 15 N. Orlando Avenue, Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar is a great place to enjoy freshly caught fare in comfortable surroundings. Dinner options here beyond seafood include flatbread pizzas, NY strip steak, and braised beef short ribs too. Don’t miss out on the impressive wine listings as well as the handcrafted cocktails when you drop by for dinner.

Spend Time Shopping in Downtown Cocoa Beach

If you happen to be a couple that enjoys purchasing gifts for one another, a romantic way to spend a Valentine’s Day in Cocoa Beach is to make the most of downtown shopping. This area is brimming with unique storefronts and boutique stops that are truly one-of-a-kind. Whether it’s matching apparel that brings you together on this romantic holiday, or you can’t wait to buy each other jewelry to commemorate your love, downtown Cocoa Beach is the best place to find it all.

Enjoy Time on the Sand at Lori Wilson Park

The beauty of a trip to Cocoa Beach on Valentine’s Day for many couples is the fact that they can leave all thoughts of seasonal snow and cold far behind. Instead, the focus can remain firmly on the outdoor fun and sun! A great place to customize your romantic Valentine’s Day getaway while you’re here is Lori Wilson Park—especially if you’re excited to spend quality time on the sand. Lori Wilson Park is found at 1500 N. Atlantic Avenue and is home to spectacular stretches of sandy coastline as well as plenty of picnic pavilions for couples to enjoy. Those who are looking to take a scenic stroll will love making their way along the boardwalk which traverses dunes that are photo-worthy at every turn. Couples with a shared passion for wildlife will find Lori Wilson Park to be a place where birding is always a fun option to enjoy. Of course, if you prefer to settle into the sand and simply watch the waves roll in at your own pace, that’s available to couples this Valentine’s Day as well.

Savor a Spa Day

Spending time exploring scenic Cocoa Beach is often a highlight for couples planning on spending Valentine’s Day here together. That said, it’s hard to imagine anything more romantic than some well-deserved pampering! For couples that can’t wait to book a spa day during their stay, Cocoa Beach has plenty of options to choose from. Destinations like Cocoa Beach BodyWorks & Spa, Salt Sanctuary, and Cocoa Beach Spa on Barlow Avenue make it easy for couples to pick a place that offers the services and treatments they’re looking for. Whether it’s a Swedish massage that would make all the difference or you’re looking to enjoy exfoliating treatments, hot stone services, and aromatherapy too, there are places here that speak specifically to your couple’s style!

Enjoy Your Florida Adventure in Style

There’s no reason to wait when you and the one you love most are ready to enjoy a Cocoa Beach Valentines Day getaway. At Stay in Cocoa Beach, we’re proud to provide travelers with access to a wide variety of romantic vacation rentals that meet their needs and exceed their expectations too. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting lineup of property options and to start planning your February adventure!

A New Year is just around the corner making now the best time for travelers to begin booking their getaways to Cocoa Beach, Florida! Those looking forward to a sunny, exciting, and scenic route to ringing in the New Year will find this is most definitely the place to be. The following are a few activities that will guarantee you’ll start your next 12 months off on the right foot and in captivating coastal style when you plan a vacation for New Years in Cocoa Beach.

Dance the Night Away at Johnathan’s Pub

For travelers that can’t wait to dance, sing, and drink their way through New Years in Cocoa Beach, time at Johnathan’s Pub on the 31st is bound to please! Located at 140 N. Brevard Avenue, Johnathan’s Pub will be hosting a Brassy’s Night Club Reunion event this year that will run from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am on New Year’s Day. Guests will need to book tickets in advance to enjoy performances by DJ Legends, DJ Andy Hughes, DJ Yogi, and DJ Celestial alike! The setup here will include surround sound and full-spectrum lighting making this a vibrant and electric New Year’s Eve event you simply won’t want to miss. General admission is $30 and VIP tickets are available for $50 a person. Those who attend will have a Champagne toast at midnight to look forward to as well!

Celebrate with Sky Club at Sandbar Sports Grill

When a refreshing balance of flavor and New Year’s fun is just your style, Sandbar Sports Grill will be the place to be this year in Cocoa Beach. Situated at 4301 Ocean Beach Boulevard, Sandbar Sports Grill will be hosting a Sky Club event on December 31st from 8:00 pm through midnight. Live musical performances kick off at 9:00 pm and will last well into 2023. Guests will receive free champagne at midnight, but the menu options that are regularly enjoyed at Sandbar Sports Grill will be available as well. This laid-back venue is a great place to gather with family and friends and enjoy drinks and dancing this New Year’s. The menu hosts everything from tuna tacos and shrimp lettuce wraps to conch fritters and catch of the day to name a few. That said, the highlight of a stop here for many is the access to the robust handcrafted cocktail menu which is sure to be a treat for the tastebuds!

See Something Exciting and New at Exploration Tower

A New Year is a new chance to start things off on the right foot. When you’re headed to Cocoa Beach and looking to discover something exciting, be sure to add a stop at Exploration Tower to your itinerary. This Port Canaveral destination is one that continually inspires. Located at 670 Dave Nisbet Drive, Exploration Tower offers guests access to a 2,750-foot discovery center complete with interactive exhibits. The third floor houses a theater while the fifth floor is dedicated to a simulated harbor boat pilot navigation experience! Head to the sixth and seventh floors for amazing views from the tower’s observation decks. If you happen to be in time for a Cape Canaveral shuttle launch, these decks are always incredible places to take in the sights. On your way out, be sure to stop by the gift shop and café located on the first floor.

Incorporate Some Museum Time

New Year’s is a good time of year for surf enthusiasts to take to the waves of Cocoa Beach as long as they have a wetsuit. Those who are interested in the sport but are looking to stay on dry land in January will enjoy time visiting the Florida Surf Museum while they’re in town! Found at 4275 North Atlantic Avenue, the Florida Surf Museum is a place where the history of East Coast surfing is preserved and celebrated alike. Guests can take time to browse a variety of displays and exhibits that cover the history and innovation of the sport. Notorious figures in the world of the surf are highlighted and there are event vintage surfboards on display.

Book a Stay for New Years in Cocoa Beach That Fits Your Style

Make sure you make the most of your Florida-focused adventure this New Year’s by letting the team at Stay in Cocoa beach handle all of your accommodation details while you’re in town! Our collection of property options is designed with all types of travelers in mind whether they’re looking to celebrate in a cozy beachside abode or want a sprawling residence to call their own! Property options often include full kitchens, spacious living areas, luxurious bedrooms, high-end technology, and of course, the inspiring views to top it all off in coastal style. No matter how you plan on celebrating this New Year’s, incorporating the style and space you deserve makes all the difference. Get in touch today to learn more and to start planning your next trip!

Taking time to enjoy a journey to Cocoa Beach is always a captivating vacation experience. Those who head here for the Christmas holiday have even more to look forward to! The following are just a few of the many exciting Cocoa Beach Christmas activities and events to check out when travel plans bring you this way in 2022. Whether you add one or all of them to your Christmas itinerary, a holiday away in Cocoa Beach is one that promises to thrill from start to finish.

Enjoy or Participate in the 3rd Annual Holiday Boat Parade

One of the most highly anticipated holiday events that Christmas travelers to Cocoa Beach can look forward to is the arrival of the annual Holiday Boat Parade. In its 3rd year in 2022, this exciting moment is shaping up to be unforgettable! The Holiday Boat Parade will be held on Friday, December 9th between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm with prime seating options available at Riverfront Park. The Holiday Boat Parade launches at Barton Avenue and ends at Intercoastal Waterway Park. This illuminating and whimsical on-the-water event is made up of vessels of all sizes decked out in their holiday best. Spectators can watch everything from charter party boats and speed boats to sailboats drift by lit up with lights from stem to stern. Some vessels have even been known to decorate their decks with everything from holiday lawn ornaments and Christmas trees to inflatable reindeer, Santas, and snowmen too. Passengers themselves typically dress up in holiday attire and some boats blast holiday music to make the festive scene even more fun for those watching.

Check Out the Cocoa Beach Surfing Santas & Cherry Down at Hunkerdown Hideaway

Enjoy a fun Cocoa Beach Christmas event this year that’s truly one-of-a-kind when you choose to watch the Cocoa Beach Surfing Santas hit the waves in holiday style! This event is typically hosted on December 24th and sees a variety of surfers wearing their best Santa apparel get out on the water on their surfboards, much to the delight of spectators! Hundreds of Santas participate in this annual event with raises money for the Florida Surf Museum. Once you’ve had your fill of surfing fun, head over to Hunkerdown Hideaway on S. Atlantic Avenue to enjoy performances by Cheery Down and a delicious Bloody Mary bar until 2:00 pm.

Come Watch Santa Freefall at Sky Diving Santas

On December 17th head to the Cocoa Beach Pier and watch Santas fall from the sky at this free event! Come watch professional skydivers dressed as Santa demonstrate a variety of skydiving techniques. Some of those techniques include flying canopies, high-speed landings, and more, all while swerving around an inflatable Christmas tree, carrying flags, and making attempts to land on a giant inflatable Santa chair. The first skydivers will land at 11:00 am and it will continue until 3:00 pm. If you want to book a vacation rental with a great view of the event so you can enjoy it without having to leave your cozy rental, our Chateau by the Sea condo rentals fit the bill! The rooftop deck of these rentals will have a fantastic view of this festive event!

Take Part in Winterfest 2022

Those who make their way to Cocoa Beach, Florida around Christmas will find themselves just in time to enjoy the fun at Winterfest. This annual event will be held on December 3, 2022, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm along Minutemen Causeway. This is a family-friendly gathering that celebrates the season all day long with Santa showing up from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to take pictures with little ones and receive gift requests! Organizers of Winterfest even bring in faux snow machines to set a wintery scene for visitors up until noon. The event is brimming over with savory food trucks for guests to enjoy as well as a variety of craft vendors on site and a beer tent as well. There will be live music playing throughout the day to bring even more festive cheer into the experience. At 2:00 pm, guests can enjoy watching a Christmas Parade complete with costumes, floats, and music. This is a fun-for-all experience you won’t want to miss when you’re in Cocoa Beach for Christmas this year!

Spend Time at the Holiday Craft Fair

If you’re looking forward to some holiday retail therapy during your Cocoa Beach getaway, or you simply have some last-minute Christmas gifts to check off the list, heading to a holiday fair is sure to inspire. The 2022 Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar will be in full swing on December 3rd and December 4th between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm and 10:00 am and 4:00 pm respectively. This fun holiday experience is hosted in Cocoa Village and welcomes over 250 vendors showcasing one-of-a-kind arts and crafts. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment, and savory street food to enjoy during their visit. Admission is free and this is a kid and pet-friendly event that welcomes everyone to come and get in on the holiday fun.

Enjoy a Cocoa Beach Christmas Vacation

There’s never been a better time to start planning your next incredible Christmas adventure in Cocoa Beach, Florida. When you know you’ll be needing incredible accommodations to top off your getaway in holiday style, the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach has you covered. Reach out today to learn more about our luxurious holiday rental options available and how we can help you turn all of your holiday travel plans into a reality. We’ll make sure you’re set up in a property option that keeps you close to the Christmas fun while infusing style, luxury, and comfort into the experience too. We can’t wait to see you in Cocoa Beach!

Traveling over Thanksgiving is a great way to feel refreshed and enjoy spending time with family and friends in brand-new surroundings. When you’re a traveler that can’t wait to incorporate sugar-white shorelines, access to entertainment, and flavorful moments too into your holiday plans, heading to Cocoa Beach, Florida is always a good idea! Here, the sunshine abounds, and guests can pair Thanksgiving Day traditions with time exploring and enjoying the great outdoors at every turn. The following are just a few of the many activities guests can add to their holiday itinerary that will have you booking a Cocoa Beach Thanksgiving getaway in no time.

Try Surfing

The beauty of a trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida over Thanksgiving is that instead of dealing with cold temperatures, travelers can take advantage of access to the sand, surf, and plenty of sunshine to match! If you’ve never had a chance to test your skills on a surfboard, this is the perfect time of year to give it a go. There are a variety of places around Cocoa Beach that offer surf lessons year-round. Thanksgiving is a great time to book a private or group lesson with places like Cocoa Beach Surf School, School of Surf, or Ron Jon Surf School just to name a few. Whether you’re new to the sport or you could use a refresher, it’s a great way to get ready to hit the waves in style this November.

Go Golfing

Those who can’t imagine a holiday getaway without a few tee times included are in luck when they head to Cocoa Beach this year. This sunny and welcoming destination is home to a variety of golf courses that are suitable for golfers of all skill levels. At The Cocoa Beach Country Club, golfers have access to three courses including the River Course, Lakes Course, and Dolphin Course. These courses can be found at 5000 Tom Warriner Boulevard no more than 2 miles from the center of Cocoa Beach. Other great course options to check out over Thanksgiving are the Viera East Golf Club, Turtle Creek Golf Club, and The Course at Manatee Cove.

Enjoy Kayaking

Spending a leisurely afternoon paddling your way through a Cocoa Beach stay is a breeze for those who add a kayak rental to their Thanksgiving lineup of activities. This is a fun-for-all-ages activity that not only makes for great exercise after a big Thanksgiving meal but offers up a fun way to take in the terrain and waterways from a new perspective! There are a variety of local kayak rental companies to choose from including A1A Beach Rentals, Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach, and Cocoa Kayaking.

Stroll Cocoa Beach Pier

When Thanksgiving dessert has been served and you’re looking to enjoy a fresh air moment with a view, strolling along Cocoa Beach Pier promises to be a great choice! Located at 401 Meade Avenue, the Cocoa Beach Pier stretches 800 feet out over the water offering its guests sweeping vistas of the waves, wildlife, and surfers below. Nearby, there are a variety of bars, boutiques, and restaurants to check out if you’re up for a little retail therapy.

Savor Time Shopping at Historic Cocoa Village

Thanksgiving is a great time to get a head start on holiday shopping. When you’re in Cocoa Beach this time of year, a shopping trip to historic Cocoa Village is always a good place to find what you’re looking for. This charming destination is fun for people-watching, strolling, and browsing unique storefronts of all kinds. Whether you’re looking for gifts, apparel, jewelry, books, or sweets, this is a place where you’re bound to find the best of it all.

Book a Rental with Holiday Style

While Cocoa Beach offers Thanksgiving travelers options to focus on the coastal fun, there’s no reason to leave savory traditions behind. Those who book a vacation rental through the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach will find we have ample options to book properties with full kitchens included. These culinary spaces often enjoy everything from spacious counters, custom cabinetry, state-of-the-art appliances, and cooking and baking essentials in place too. This means guests can easily serve up their favorite holiday meals before gathering around large dining room tables in good company. Our properties often also enjoy large flat-screen televisions, stylish furnishings, Wi-Fi, spacious bedrooms, and large outdoor areas too giving our guests even more to be thankful for this year in Cocoa Beach!

Enjoy Your Cocoa Beach Thanksgiving Adventure

There’s never been a better time to make your way to Cocoa Beach in the name of Thanksgiving fun. When you’re looking for the best accommodations to top your trip off in style, Stay in Cocoa Beach has you covered. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about booking one of our luxurious, spacious, and inviting holiday rentals to enhance your getaway from start to finish. We can’t wait to see you in sunny Florida soon!

Cocoa Beach is a beautiful place to savor time on the sand and under the sun. It’s also a delicious destination for those looking to enjoy a beverage or two while they’re in town! The following are just a few of the many best breweries and bars in Cocoa Beach to check out the next time travel plans bring you in this direction. Cheers to a great time!

Check Out Rikki Tiki Tavern

Travelers headed to Cocoa Beach who are in the mood to pair savor cocktails with an on-pier setting will find everything they’re looking for and more at the Rikki Tiki Tavern! Located at 401 Meade Avenue, this bar in Cocoa Beach is a great place to quench your thirst in tropical style. Ocean views and incredible flavors are yours for the enjoying at this laid-back joint that’s also known for its friendly service. In addition to great cocktails, wine, and beer selections, Rikki Tiki Tavern has a menu of delicious bites too. Whether you go with the chicken wings and oysters or you opt for the coconut shrimp, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you. Rikki Tiki Tavern has two full bars for guests to settle in at under thatched roofs and some of their fan-favorite drink selections include the electric lemonade and pier punch. Selections like Caribbean Hurricane pair passionfruit Rum and light Rum with tropical juices and grenadine while the Parrot Paradise is great for those looking for a mango and coconut rum twist with pineapple juice. Rikki Tiki Tavern also serves up margaritas, daiquiris, Coladas, and a variety of other frozen favorites upon request.

Enjoy Time at the Beach Shack Bar in Cocoa Beach

When beach vibes are just your style and you could use a refreshing beverage to top off the moment, Beach Shack is the place to be in Cocoa Beach. Located at 1 Minutemen Causeway, the Beach Shack is a welcoming and decidedly laid-back bar where locals and visitors alike will find a place to settle in comfortably. The Beach Shack regularly hosts live musical performances on their spacious deck which makes grabbing a drink here as entertaining as it is savory. Some of the bands that have taken to the stage here include Buck Barefoot, Cocolocos, Dave Thrift Band, The Bullet Dodgers, Josh Miller, and Blue Moon Rising just to name a few. Beach Shack is open every day of the week and typically keeps the fun going until 2:00 am. They only serve drinks here making it an authentic beach bar at its finest!

Make Your Way to The Pig and Whistle

Those who are on the hunt for a taste of the UK in the heart of Cocoa Beach will find it at The Pig and Whistle. Located at 240 N. Orlando Avenue, The Pig and Whistle offer guests access to a British Pub setting where pints and delicious bites are served up every day of the week until midnight. They have a dog-friendly patio in place for those dropping by with canine companions in tow as well. The Pig and Whistle open at 10:00 am meaning those looking for a breakfast cocktail by the beach will be in luck when they drop by. The beverage menu here hosts a variety of red, white, and sparkling wine options as well as draft beers including Kona Big Wave, Hazy IPA, and Guinness just to name a few. Soups, salads, seafood, burgers, and pub grub are all on the menu throughout the day with a late-night snack menu available too. Those who are looking to end things on a sweet note will appreciate the dessert menu which hosts options like key lime pie and sticky toffee pudding too.

Capture Your Vacation Vibe at Coconuts on the Beach

Feel free to dig your toes into the sand, savor Caribbean flavors, and enjoy slipping into a vacation state of mind when you make your way to Coconuts on the Beach. this Cocoa Beach hangout is located at 2 Minutemen Causeway and offers up spectacular waterfront views as well as an extensive cocktail menu and live musical performances to top it all off in style. The atmosphere here is friendly and vibrant while the menu selections are sure to be mouthwatering. The drink menu here features draft beers and pitchers ranging from lagers and IPAs to iconic selections like Stella Artois too. House wine options include chardonnay, pinot grigio, white zinfandel, cabernet, and merlot as well as seasonal options upon request. There are a variety of frozen cocktails available at Coconut on the Beach too while the specialty drinks include everything from a Florida Mai-Tai to the Kentucky Lemonade which pairs bourbon and triple sec with a sour and sprite mix. For added fun, be sure to order your cocktail up in a souvenir cup so you have something to remember your savory stop by!

Book Your Cocoa Beach Adventure Today

No matter when you arrive in Cocoa Beach, the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach has the accommodations you need to top off your trip in luxury and style! Get in touch today to learn more and to start planning your next Florida adventure.

A fun weekend Cocoa Beach trip is an experience that promises to inspire! The following 3-day itinerary is a great place to start when you’re looking to savor every single second of the adventure.

Day 1: Beach Time and a Show

It’s typical for travelers headed to Cocoa Beach for three days dedicated exclusively to fun and entertainment to be excited to get out and make the most of every moment. However, one of the best ways to kick things off is to simply kick back and relax on the sand! Cocoa Beach is known and loved by visitors from near and far for its spectacular landscapes, mesmerizing shorelines, and ample opportunities to take it all in at your very own pace. Begin your Cocoa Beach weekend away by heading over to Lori Wilson Park at 1500 N. Atlantic Avenue. The park is open daily from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm and is a perfect place to soak up the sun from sugar-white sands that are nestled against deep blue waves. At Lori Wilson Park, visitors will also enjoy access to everything from picnic pavilions and grilling areas when alfresco dining is just the ticket. This scenic park also hosts dunes that can be viewed from convenient boardwalks that wind their way through the breathtaking terrain. Those who happen to be avid bird watchers will want to be sure to have their binoculars on hand as this park is a prime place for both local and migratory birds to gather. For planning purposes, guests should note that Lori Wilson Park is also ADA accessible and enjoys easy parking options as well as restrooms and showers on-site.

After your day at the beach, basking in the beauty of nature, be sure to make time to take in a performance at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse! Located just 20-minutes from the center of Cocoa Beach, this playhouse hosts Broadway musicals and film screenings as well as local performances throughout the year. Since its first opening in 1924, the playhouse continues to captivate audiences and tickets start at just $26 a person.

End day one of your journey with a trip to Pelican’s Bar & Grill where you can enjoy savory seafood selections and pair it with the perfect tropical beverage option too. Pelican’s Bar & Grill is found at 401 Meade Avenue and offers prime outdoor seating options every day of the week. Drop by Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm with extended hours on Fridays until 10:00 pm. On Saturday, this eatery is open from 8:30 am until 10:00 pm and on Sundays from 8:30 am until 9:00 pm. Whether you go with the seasonal Thai shrimp pasta or opt for the fresh-caught fare of the day, your tastebuds will surely thank you.

Day 2: Surf the Day Away Before You Play

A weekend getaway to sunny Cocoa Beach is a great opportunity to learn a new skill on the waves. Consider starting day two of your trip with a surf lesson booked through the experts at the Coca Beach Surf School! These hour-long sessions are sure to inspire and include everything from an overview of water safety to the basic skills needed to make the most of time on the water. Lessons are typically hosted at Westgate Cocoa Beach pier with a group or private lesson available upon request. Follow up your lesson by renting a paddleboard through Cocoa Beach Surf School and spend some time putting that newfound balance to additional use! It’s a great way to wind down after so much adrenaline-pumping fun and simply savor the sights around you.

Keep the surf vibe going by next heading over to the Florida Surf Museum! Located at 4275 N. Atlantic Avenue within Ron Jon Watersports, this one-of-a-kind museum is always a delight! As you take time to browse the exciting exhibits and displays, you’ll learn more about the history of this unique sport within the greater Cocoa Beach area. Displays here host everything from photographs and surf accessories to full vintage boards. The museum is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm daily making it a convenient addition to your itinerary.

Tonight, make your way to downtown Cocoa Beach and enjoy dinner with family or friends at The Tiny Turtle. This is a place to indulge your tastebuds in the flavors of Puerto Rico right in the heart of Florida. The menu makes the most of selections ranging from sofrito nachos to braised island chicken. Flavors abound with every dish, and you won’t want to miss out on the impressive wine and beer selections either. The Tiny Turtle is located at 249 Minutemen Causeway and is open from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday with extended hours until 10:00 pm on Friday. Saturday, they open their doors from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm with Sunday hours set from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Day 3: Thrilling Adventures and Views to Match

Begin day three of your Cocoa Beach adventure with adrenaline-pumping fun at Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures. This family-friendly adventure park offers guests access to everything from climbing walls and zip lines to drop towers and ropes courses. As you soar across the lines, you’ll enjoy unparalleled views and just as much fun! Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures is located at 6419 N. Atlantic Avenue in nearby Cape Canaveral and is open most days of the week from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

After your thrilling fun at the aerial park, take time to stroll the Cocoa Beach Pier. This area is a perfect place for people-watching, shopping, and dining alike. End your day at Riki Tiki Tavern which is found at the end of the pier and offers up stunning waterfront views and flavors to match. They also frequently host live musical performances adding to the overall fun. Whether you go with a margarita or a pina colada, it’s a savory way to top off a great Cocoa Beach trip!

Book Your Cocoa Beach Trip Today

No matter when you arrive in Cocoa Beach, the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach has the luxurious vacation rental you need to make the most of comfort and style. Reach out today to learn more!

Anytime travelers are fortunate enough to enjoy a trip to Florida in the name of fun, setting their sights on Cocoa Beach promises to delight. This inviting and exciting vacation destination is thrilling year-round, but around Halloween, some extra holiday-specific activities and attractions enhance the experience even further! The following are just a few of the many options to add to your itinerary when end-of-October travels bring you this way for Halloween in Cocoa Beach.

Take a Haunted Space Coast Tour

A trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida over Halloween comes with plenty of options for getting out and enjoying the sunshine and sand. However, those headed this way this particular time of year can also access the spookier side of fun when they sign up for a Haunted Space Coast Tour through Karma Tours Florida. Headquartered at 277 S. Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Karma Tours Florida is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and Monday through Wednesday from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm. Karma Tours Florida offers one-of-a-kind ghostly experiences across Cocoa Beach that tend to be especially popular toward the end of October with good reason! This 3-hour tour is led by a knowledgeable and friendly guide who leads the group through Honeymoon Hill, the Georgianna Cemetery as well as the Cocoa Village Playhouse—all of which have some type of haunted reputation to their name! The tour ends with dinner and a drink at Ashley’s Restaurant where some believe the ghost of a former worker is still present. Is it true? You’ll have to find out for yourself this Halloween.

Grab a Holiday Drink at Café Surfinista

In the event, you find your Halloween travels to Cocoa Beach could use a savory pick-me-up, be sure to head over to Café Surfinista while you’re in town. Located at 86 N. Orlando Avenue, Café Surfinista serves up breakfast and lunch daily, but it might just be the seasonal-infused coffees and smoothies that keep guests coming back for more! Guests can settle into the cozy main room with family and friends and make it a Halloween getaway that’s equal parts inviting and satisfying alike.

Enjoy a Halloween at Sea

For many travelers, taking time out of their busy schedules to enjoy a Cocoa Beach getaway is something that’s very much focused on the time they look forward to spending on the water. Cocoa Beach tends to be a boating paradise for locals and visitors alike. Those heading here over Halloween will find there are plenty of options for on-the-water fun! Among them is the Halloween Party at Sea hosted by Tora Himan that’s happening on Monday, October 31st running through Saturday, November 11th. This event is being hosted on the Carnival Magic cruise ship and will include costume parties, cocktail gatherings, meet-and-greets, and more! The ship departs from Cape Canaveral and spots can be booked easily in advance online.

Check out Boo at the Zoo

Travelers that are heading with little ones over Halloween in Cocoa Beach and are looking for family-friendly fun with wildlife to match will find it all when they attend Boo at the Zoo! This Brevard Zoo annual event is hosted every Saturday and Sunday through the month of October. Every weekend is specially themed, and costumes are very much encouraged. The zoo is located at 8225 N Wickham Road in nearby Melbourne and the fun happens between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Guests attending Boo at the Zoo can enjoy activities like trick-or-treating, special performances, live music, costumed characters on-site, and options to of course visit their favorite zoo animals too. The Boo at the Zoo activities are included in the cost of an admission ticket. The themes for weekends in October include pirates, circus, magic, fantasy, and monsters.

Attend the Cosmic Masquerade Ball

Adults looking to get in on the costumed fun will find plenty of it waiting for them at the Cosmic Masquerade Ball in 2022. This event will be held on October 22nd starting at 7:00 pm at the Beachside Hotel & Suite at 3901 N Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach. The Cosmic Masquerade Ball is presented by the American Space Museum and the theme this year is astronauts, aliens, and cosmic creatures! The ball goes until midnight and will feature the stylings of DJ Titan as well as performances by magician Wayne Gonce. There’s a silent auction held on-site as well as a costume contest so it’s good to come looking your holiday best. The Cosmic Masquerade Ball is a charity fundraiser that also includes raffles and door prizes for guests. Tickets should be purchased online in advance.

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A trip to Cocoa Beach is a chance to make the most of shoreline fun. However, if you find yourself here on a rainy day or you’re looking for a change of vacation pace, a movie is always a good option! There are a few great movie theaters in Cocoa Beach to check out whether you’re looking to enjoy a first release showing or you’re excited to catch an indie film.

Catch a Film at Merit Square 16 & IMAX

Travelers heading to Cocoa Beach that are in the mood for a great movie night will find everything they’re looking for and more at Merit Square 16 & IMAX. Head over to 777 E Merritt Island Causeway in nearby Merritt Island to make the most of a modern multiplex showing all of the newest Hollywood releases year-round!  At Merit Square 16 & IMAX, moviegoers will enjoy access to ultra-large screens that host digital projection. Of course, when you’re looking to enhance the cinematic experience even further, booking a ticket to one of the IMAX or 3D showings here is always a good idea. Stadium seating provides guests with the best in comfort from previews through to credit while the comprehensive concession options make it simple to pair your flick with fantastic and savory options. Those who enjoy a movie at Merit Square 16 & IMAX will find themselves immersed in an elevated movie experience at every turn! The theater is owned by CMX Cinemas which offers state-of-the-art surround sound systems in all of its locations. Advanced online ticketing makes it simple for guests to reserve their seats early on while kiosks are also available at the theater if the mood to see a movie strikes you on a whim. The oversized theater recliners are endlessly inviting, and you won’t want to miss out on pairing that popcorn with a variety of candy selections too! When a movie is top of mind, this is a great place to set your sights the next time your travel plans bring you to the Cocoa Beach area.

Make it a Movie Night at Premier Theaters Oaks 10

The next closest movie theater in Cocoa Beach for moviegoers in the Cocoa Beach area would be a night out at Premier Theaters Oaks 10. This theater is located at 1800 W. Hibiscus Boulevard in nearby Melbourne and provides guests with a comprehensive movie-going experience with all the details in place cinema enthusiasts crave when they settle in to see a film. Premier Theater Oaks 10 is a multi-screen destination where guests can pick and choose between the latest film releases every day of the week. While many guests come to see what Hollywood’s most recent release has in store, this theater also hosts special showings of cinematic classics for those who are in the mood for a bit of film nostalgia! If you happen to be in the area hosting an event, or you’re traveling with a large group, there are options to rent out a theater here and make it a movie night to remember. Of course, the movie experience wouldn’t quite be complete without those mouthwatering concessions. The menu at Premier Theaters Oaks 10 hosts everything from traditional fountain drinks, popcorn, and candy to specialty beverages and options like milkshakes and fruit smoothies as well. Hot foods on the menu include personal pizzas, corn dog nuggets, and hot dogs just to name a few. Those 21 and up will enjoy the fact that beer, wine, and cider selections are also available to enjoy during a film when you choose Premier Theaters Oaks 10 as your destination. With a stunning surround sound system in place in every theater paired with digital projection and cozy seating—this is an experience you’re sure to enjoy!

Enjoy A Cinematic Experience at AMC Avenue 16

A second movie theater option for those making their way to Melbourne from Cocoa Beach is AMC Avenue 16. Situated at 2241 Town Center Avenue, this cineplex is loved for its jumbo digital screens and 3D showing options too. In addition to first-run films, the theater also hosts viewings of special opera productions as well as sporting events throughout the year much to the delight of guests! Visiting AMC Avenue 16 is a breeze for audiences thanks to advanced ticketing options online and in-lobby kiosks. These theaters host inviting stadium seating, sensational surround sound as well as Dolby Cinema. Concessions are always within reach at AMC cinemas and if you happen to be a film enthusiast with a passion for artisan and indie films, keep your eye on the upcoming shows as this theater screens those as well! The AMC Stubs rewards program works at all AMC theaters so if you’re stopping by to see a film at AMC Avenue 16, be sure to reserve using your member number and app to get discounts on concessions and other exciting rewards!

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Independence Day is just around the corner and those travelers looking for a place to celebrate that pairs sand, sun, and fun in abundance will find everything they’re looking for and more in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Here, it’s easy to pair holiday celebrations with time on the beach and some well-deserved added luxury on the waves. Whatever your travel interests may be, this is the place to indulge them all. The following are just a few reasons you’ll want to start packing your suitcase and Make Your Way to Cocoa Beach This 4th of July!

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Experience the Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky Celebration

Travelers who are headed to Cocoa Beach this 4th of July and are looking forward to participating in the tradition of fireworks, food, and music will find it all and more at the Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky Celebration! This Independence Day event runs from July 3rd through the 5th giving guests plenty of time to fit in the fun on busy itineraries. The Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky Celebration is hosted at Glen Cheek Drive in Port Canaveral which is only a 15-minute drive from central Cocoa Beach. This event brings together all of the surrounding communities with the festivities kicking off on July 3rd with fireworks starting at 9:00 pm. Great views can be enjoyed this night from the Cove at Port Canaveral which is also packed with savory dining options to choose from. On July 4th guests will want to make their way to the Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village where food vendors will be ready and waiting to curb every craving. On the 4th guests will also find a long lineup of area attractions to explore as well as live musical performances given by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Fireworks are set off over the India River Lagoon on the 4th and will start around 9:00 pm. On July 5th, the celebration comes to a close with fireworks at 9:00 pm at Cocoa Beach! Guests will want to settle into their beach chairs and take in the colorful sights that are sent soaring over the ocean. It’s sure to be a thrilling way to top off Independence Day fun in Florida!

Enjoy July 4th Festivities in Nearby Cocoa, Fl

Those that can’t wait to extend the holiday fun will find they can also celebrate the 4th in nearby Cocoa, Florida while they’re in town. Head over to George & Dragon English Tavern on July 4th between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm to make the most of the musical fun as My Remedy takes to the stage. This rock band is sure to delight while time spent at the George & Dragon English Tavern always comes with plenty of tasty extras to choose from as well. This stop is located at 502 Brevard Avenue and is a great place to mix and mingle with locals while savoring the sounds of My Remedy and pairing the moment with the right wine, beer, or handcrafted cocktail to match. The vibrant atmosphere is sure to have you dancing in no time!

Capture the Essence of Luxury on the Water this Holiday

While the holiday festivities across Cocoa Beach and the surrounding communities are sure to please, the 4th of July is also a prime time for visitors to get out on the waves in style! When you’re hoping to make the most of your time on the water, consider booking an excursion with Cocoa Beach Charters while you’re here. Headquartered at 168 St. Croix Avenue, Cocoa Beach Charters offers yacht charters for groups and private experiences alike. Yacht charters can be booked anywhere from 2 hours to 8 hours at a time, making it simple to customize your level of luxury out on the water and under the sun.

Make time for an Ice Cream Stop

Whether you’re traveling to Cocoa Beach this 4th of July with the kids in tow, or you simply have a sweet tooth to satisfy, nothing says July quite like a well-deserved ice cream stop or two. Fortunately, this destination offers up plenty of savory options to choose from. Try out the Ice Cream Hut Cocoa Beach located at 1399 N Atlantic Avenue when you’re longing for a banana split, or head over to 3 Scoops Ice Cream at 3811 N Atlantic Avenue for an innovative twist on flavors and extras. Looking to pair that ice cream selection with another savory dessert option? Consider making your way to The Fat Donkey Ice Cream and Fine Desserts while you’re here which is found at 247 Minutemen Causeway.

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