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The beauty of a week vacation in Florida in Indian Harbour is having all that time to play, relax, and of course, enjoy the comforts and luxuries found in your Stay In Cocoa Beach Indian Harbour sanctuary. And the worrisome part is having all that time on your hands, but no idea on how to fill in the minutes! Fortunately, you have friends in all the right places and today, we would like to help you plan a seven-day itinerary, offering ideas that you can mix and mingle, or nix all together, because at the end of the day, this week in paradise is all about you, your wants, and your vacation needs!

View of the Outdoor Pool Bedroom with a viewOutdoor Furniture Set

Day 1: Getting Comfortable

Your first day of any vacation is one filled with excitement and anticipation, but rarely offers enough remaining hours to explore any one adventure in depth, but that’s ok. The Florida lifestyle is a carefree vibe, one meant to be enjoyed at a slower pace, knowing there is always time tomorrow to do the things you missed out on today. So today, on this first partial day in Indian Harbour, we aren’t going to suggest an itinerary planned out to the minute, but we are going to give some delicious options, listed in not particular order, starting with an exploration of your home away from home. Choose your bedroom, check out the views from the patio, pinching yourself when you realize that the roaring of the sea will be your musical accompaniment for the next week, and maybe even sink into the depths of our super comfortable sofas, picking up the remote to the state-of-the-art television and clicking through the channels in idle curiosity.

First Steps on Day 1

First and foremost, this is a beach vacation, and when it is time to stroll out that door, your first steps should take you straight to the white sands and turquoise waters of the closest beach. (Bicentennial Park Beach, perhaps?) And if these steps happen to take place at sunset, all the better! Holding your flip flops in hand (a Florida vacationer will rarely find a need for any more substantial shoes, and flip flops are practically the state shoe!) feeling the soft sands tickle your toes as the warm waters of the Atlantic ocean ebb and flow around your ankles, and watching the sky revolve through the phases of a fiery and colorful sunset is destined to be one of the top pleasures in your life.

And when the sun sets and that vast sky turns a velvety black dotted with the twinkling of a billion stars you may find yourself believing in bigger things. If you haven’t dined as of yet, a giant pizza enjoyed at Mimmos Pizza & Ristorante, 1600 S Wickham Road in Melbourne, will make a beautiful welcoming meal.

Day 2: The Adventures Begin

Today may be day two, but it is your first full day in town, and many wonderful adventures are awaiting you—but first, breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, giving you strength to play hard, and there are many exciting restaurants in Indian Harbour Beach serving your favorite morning meals, but today we recommend a visit to the Scrambled Egg Café, located at 727 Pine Tree Drive. Their specialty is, of course, their Scramblers, but they also serve the best eggs benedicts in town, so if hollandaise makes you happy, you will be more than satisfied. After the last crumb has been devoured it is time to make your way into our Florida streets for a day of fun, perhaps starting with a day at the beach?

Beach Day

You’ve come all this way to see the sea, so why not spend today exploring all the ways the sea can make you smile? Swimming, surfing, body boarding, even building sandcastles at water’s edge with your tiniest travelers will be exciting and fun and many, if not most of our Stay In Cocoa Beach escapes, offer a selection of beach gear for your use during your stay. And when the sun begins to set and the family is ready to head out for a hearty meal, sampling the seafood at Hula Moon Tiki Grill, 1900 Florida A1A, will provide the perfect way to end a beautiful day in Indian Harbour Beach.

Day 3: Who Knew How Much Fun Could Be Had on Vacation?

Day three is the perfect day to visit a few of the local sites, and since you may be a little tired after your beach day yesterday, you will want to whip together a little breakfast in our fully equipped kitchen. Cereal, donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispie Kreme, it doesn’t have to be fancy, just good, or if food is important to you, a foodie’s tour of the region could be just what this day needs!

Village Food Tours offers a variety of food tours in Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, all towns located within minutes of your Indian Harbour Beach vacation sanctuary. Each tour lasts about two hours and samples the best of four local restaurants, with prices ranging between $78 and $88 dollars per person, and when you are through, we don’t think anyone will judge you for heading back to your vacation home for a nap and a quick change into your stretchy pants! Who knows? Maybe you will spend the rest of day three exploring the community amenities of your home sweet vacation home?

Day 4: A Day for the Sights

After your delicious and relaxing day three, today, halfway through your trip, is the perfect time to visit some of the local sightseeing attractions, taking the time to really get to know Indian Harbour Beach and the towns that surround it. Enjoy an international lunch at Niki’s Rainbow Restaurant, 570 Florida A1A in Satellite Beach, serving up a complex blend of Greek and American favorites, sandwiching the visit between local adventures.

See where the space race began with a visit to Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island. There is a lot to see and do at this fantastic spot, so you might want to set the entire day aside.

Visit the Banana River Aquatic Preserve, 401 Ramp Road in Cocoa Beach. Rent a kayak and spend the day exploring the beauty of the Banana River and gliding through mangrove forests, perhaps even catching sight of a few of the manatees that make their home here.

Explore the Cocoa Beach Pier, shopping, dining, and maybe even dropping a line into the waters under the pier. You could spend a couple of days here and not see it all!

Day 5: Back to the Sea

In addition to getting in a little more beach time, it may be fun to take this 5th day to explore the waters that surround us in depth, starting with a dolphin tour. Cocoa Beach Dolphin Tours has been in business for over 20 years, and they offer a variety of tours, charters, and even Rocket Launch Tours on the Banana River giving visitors a greater appreciation of the natural and supernatural land and sea scape of this most beautiful part of Florida.

If your visit happens to take place over Christmas, we suggest exploring the Cocoa Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, but don’t feel left out if you are a summer visitor. Every tour offered, including the dolphin and wildlife tours, never fail to impress!

Finish off your day on the sea with a nice dinner in a circa 1905 Victorian house, the Mansion, located at 1218 E New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, featuring an expansive wine and cocktail menu and a delicious food menu filled with fun surprises.

Day 6: Your Last Day in Town

It is hard to believe that the week has flown by so fast, but day six has arrived, and it is your last full day in town. Many guests prefer to leave this day open for adventure, but if you are looking for something special to do in between breakfast at That Little Restaurant (1749 N Wickham Road in Melbourne) and your final wonderful night spent at the Beach Shack (1 Minutemen Causeway #2906 in Cocoa Beach) enjoying cold beers and hot music, we have a few ideas.

Souvenir shopping is a time-honored vacation tradition, and there are three historic areas on the Space Coast that are worthy of checking out, located in Titusville, Cocoa Village, and Melbourne. Shop, dine, and if you are in the right spot at the right time, enjoy the excitement of the free events that often take place in the historic districts.

The Brevard County Zoo (8225 N Wickham Road in Melbourne) is a non-profit zoo providing homes for over 900 animals of 195 different species, promising a family friendly adventure everyone will enjoy.

Your time on white sand beaches is winding down, and taking an afternoon to enjoy one last day of fun in the sun will never be regretted! This actually may be a great time to take some family pictures on the beach as well, posing against a backdrop of sea oats, with the sun setting over the sea. You will have lots of pictures of your unforgettable trip to Indian Harbour Beach, but none will have the meaning of this carefree pic, taken while smiling faces are tanned and relaxed. This family picture will definitely be frame-worthy!

Day 7: Must You Leave So Soon?

Your bags are packed, the last of the wine you purchased from Cocoa Beach Winery has been sipped, but there are still a few hours left to kill before you board your airplane back to reality, and although you are sad to go, chances are you will be so happy you chose Indian Harbour Beach and Stay In Cocoa Beach for your vacation adventures.

You’ve played hard and slept late every day, but if you leave Florida without witnessing at least one sunrise you will regret it forever. Get up early on day seven and head to the beach to find serenity, peace, and the most stunningly beautiful sunrise you have ever seen in your life. You can always sleep on the plane. If you are staying in one of our pet friendly escapes, Canova Beach is the only dog friendly beach in Melbourne, and provides the opportunity to help your pup get out all his excited wiggles before being confined to his kennel for the long flight home.

We know that airplane food is non-existent, so a visit to the Sunrise Diner for breakfast will make a perfect farewell. Located at 365 W Cocoa Beach Causeway and offering a menu filled with Southern comfort foods, your breakfast will hold you over in ways the bags of peanuts never can!

The last week has been the most exciting adventure of your life, and we know you have taken at least a million pics, so take these last quiet moments in paradise to peruse all the pics you have taken and take advantage of our high-speed internet to save data.

The Memories Will Last Forever

Obviously, this sample itinerary is not set in stone, it is simply filled with ideas that will keep everyone active and engaged, so feel free to pick and choose the activities you love most. Add in a hiking day at any of the parks in town, perhaps at Gleason Park, located at 1233 Yacht Club Boulevard, enjoying lush tropical foliage and waterfront views. Maybe you will choose an entire day to stay home and swim, soak in the hot tubs, explore the community our sanctuaries are located in, or maybe you will want to go out every night, visiting a different night spot and closing down the bars.

However you choose to spend your time in paradise, coming home every evening to the comfort, style, and luxury found in our Indian Harbour Beach vacation escapes will always be the highlight of your day. Reserve your favorite today!

As you begin your plans for a fabulous Cape Canaveral vacation on the Space Coast, you may think that by choosing towns in which Stay In Cocoa Beach offers properties will help narrow down your vacation destination, but to be perfectly honest, our properties are all over the area. Luxurious, comfortable, and designed to make travelers feel at home while away from home, every property will be your favorite, making the decision even more difficult. Today, however, we want to talk about the homes we offer in Cape Canaveral, a spot where the rockets red glare shines brightly many times throughout the year as another batch of excited astronauts burst out of our planet’s atmosphere and into the beauty of outer space.

Make Yourself at Home

Our Stay In Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral rentals are located in some of the most beautiful condo communities in the region, offering a choice between 2- or 3-bedroom escapes and having room for as many as 8 guests to live together in peace and harmony. Featuring views that will speak to your heart, the sea shares its serenity with everyone residing within and can be seen from nearly every space rented. Light, bright, and filled with a warmth that comes not just from the Florida sun but from the smiles and excitement of all who have made these stunning sanctuaries their home sweet vacation homes, enjoying adventures that they treasure forever, and now, it is your turn to experience the wonder of a Cape Canaveral vacation!

Canaveral Towers

A stay in the Canaveral Towers condos promises an adventure that is both comfortable and exciting, providing access to community amenities that will enhance your stay, including putting greens, a heated pool, and shuffleboard courts to explore in your free time. Fun fact about shuffleboard: Until relative recently, it was the number one Florida game, and although lately pickleball seems to be edging it out, it is still a fun way to enjoy your downtime during your stay.

Our condos in Canaveral Towers range between 2- and 3-bedroom models, and it is the 3-bedroom models families of 8 or fewer will want to choose to make their own. Free parking is an amenity you don’t often find at resorts, but it is included with a stay in Canaveral Towers, and elevators ensure that each unit is accessible for the differently abled.

The patios and balconies that overlook the turquoise waters are destined to be the most popular spot in every unit we offer, providing a space for napping, dining, or just relaxing to the music made by the crash of waves on sandy beaches.

Reflections of Florida

Our Canaveral Towers units reflect the beauty of the Florida lifestyle, featuring spacious rooms with high ceilings, colorful art that reminds guests the sea is all around us, and comfortable furnishings that encourage impromptu naps and long nights of deep sleep and happy dreams. State-of-the-art televisions may be found not just in the cheerful living rooms, but in each of the bedrooms as well, aiding in the transition from wide awake to sound asleep.

Fully equipped kitchens allow guests to make the choice between dining out or in, and spacious baths with updated fixtures will help ensure that morning traffic jams will be less likely. Many of our units will offer beach gear, including umbrellas, chairs, and coolers, meaning you won’t have to lug all that across country to have a fantastic time on our white sand beaches.

Cape Winds

Stay In Cocoa Beach provides condos in many Cape Canaveral communities, and Cape Winds is another one of our favorites. (To be fair, we love all the communities and condos our properties are located in, so that may not help you narrow down your choices!) Cape Winds, however, may be your favorite, as in addition to providing a pool and sports courts, it’s bubbling hot tub will add romance and fun to your stay. Also featuring charcoal grills, elevators, and free parking, its sports courts are tennis and basketball. The pool is heated during the cooler months, extending swimming season to pretty much year-round.

Cape Winds condos are 2-bedroom ones, allowing a maximum of six guests in most, but a few accept no more than four. Some units will offer views of the sea, others may overlook the pool and other beautiful spots in the community. A playground with jungle gym and swings offers a great way to burn off some of your toddler’s excess energy.

All the Comforts of Home

Our Cape Winds sanctuaries are comfortable spaces, also filled with light and luxury, and providing state of the art televisions in bedrooms and the living rooms. Fully equipped kitchens generally offer blenders and coffee makers to ensure all your beverage needs are met, and like Canaveral Towers, most units provide a closet filled with beach gear to be utilized by guests during their days of frolicking on the beaches that are within walking distance.

Royal Mansions

We love community amenities, and Royal Mansions, the final community in our listing of Cape Canaveral sanctuaries, offers more to enjoy. Featuring a heated pool, hot tub, and an outdoor barbecue, guests will also appreciate the free parking, especially when comparing the costs most communities charge to park in their spots.

All the condos in Royal Mansions provide either 1- or 2-bedroom units with a maximum of four guests in the 1-bedroom models and six in the 2-bedroom ones. Ceiling fans in the living rooms will help keep you even cooler in the warmer summer months, and of course, air conditioning is included.

Sophisticated Townhome Living with a Carefree Vibe

With interiors that could grace the covers of Architectural Digest, our Royal Mansions sanctuaries still provide that laidback Florida vibe that many guests wish could be bottled up and sold for enjoyment back in their own hometowns. Views may be of the ocean or the community and yes, all dreams had in these sweet suites will be happy ones.

As with Canaveral Towers and Cape Winds, each unit provides beach gear, including body boards, umbrellas, chairs, and coolers and beach towels will be found in the linen closets. The location of many Royal Mansions escapes may provide views of the cruise ships that sail in and out of our harbors and also of any shuttle launches that may be occurring during your stay!

More to Fall in Love With

Because you can never have too many extras in your vacation escapes, all of our Cape Canaveral hideaways provide high-speed internet, soap, shampoo, and conditioner, and washer and dryers in most units. We know that travel can be stressful, so we guarantee that your stay will be peaceful, tranquil, and so restful, you will awaken every morning ready to face a new day of Florida adventures, perhaps even traveling to Kennedy Space Center for a day of looking to the stars.

Located close to all that makes this part of Florida wonderful, every day will be an adventure in excitement, magic, and beauty! Reserve your favorite Stay In Cocoa Beach escape and discover all the reasons people from all over the world flock to our doorstep.

It is the perfect opportunity to explore some of the best beaches on the East Coast. Cocoa Beach, which seats strategically on the Florida Coast, offers multiple fun activities. Pets have in recent times become an integral part of travel. If you are the kind that likes moving around with their furry friends, you have finally found a travel destination that allows you to do it. Within Cocoa Beach are multiple locations where you can go to have fun with your dog. Below are three top places to visit in Cocoa Beach for dog lovers.

Canova Beach Park

Canova Beach Park is a 9.1-acre community facility that happens to be the only dog-friendly beach area in the vast Brevard County. This part is located strategically close to the coastline and with it comes support facilities to enhance your adventure. Within this park is everything you would want in a coastal setting. The main section is fitted with a small pavilion where you go to take a break from the East Coast’s shining sun. Not far from the pavilion is a grill area that ensures you don’t miss out on this vital delicacy. All this time, you will have your dog on a leash, as it is a requirement.

Walking the vast 9.1-acre space exposes you to more sections of the beach that make your adventure worth it. Also, it has restrooms, meaning you can spend the whole day without feeling the urge to rush back to your rented condo. Better still, it is a wheelchair-accessible setting, allowing everyone to enjoy the inviting Florida outdoors. Instead of the usual beach splash, this park has specific spots for outdoor showering, a recommended way to cool the region’s soaring heat.

Cocoa Beach

Within Cocoa Beach itself is a 12-block stretch of pet-friendly shoreline. It is one of the best places to be in Florida when dogs are part of your adventure. Also, it is the perfect place in the state to take your dog for a walk as you enjoy the beautiful sea views and warm sand under your feet. However, you will need a leash for your furry friends at all times. It is also the perfect chance to interact with other dog owners and learn the best ways to handle your furry friends.

Cocoa Beach is open all year round but has specific times when dogs are allowed. The morning hours are from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Sunrises are usually breathtaking from this destination. Dolphins are also easy to spot in the morning hours. Evening hours are 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in standard time and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in daylight savings. The evening hours are perfect for you to visualize the setting sun. The morning hours are better for you if you want to beat the crowds. Swimming is allowed although at times the waves are too strong for your dog to do it comfortably. All in all, it is an adventure worth every penny.

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Dog adventures in Florida are not limited to the beach area alone. Downtown Cocoa Beach is Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming. As the name suggests, it is the place to be for your dog. After you have had all the fun in the sea, the time is right for your furry friends to get the care they deserve from dog professionals. Apart from the grooming, this shop doubles as a dog bakery. As you enjoy your grills by the sea, your dog too will need some bites. It is a one-stop shop for all your dog’s needs. Also, you have access to professional nutritional counseling on what is best for your dogs. From the supplements to the right food combinations, you will leave Florida as a better friend for your dog. A combination of grooming, treats, and counseling sums up an eventful dog adventure on the East Coast.

Pet-Friendly Properties and Places to Visit in Cocoa Beach

Visiting dog-friendly spots in Cocoa Beach is just one part of your adventure in Florida. The next involves identifying pet-friendly rentals to stay in as you enjoy your vacation in the area. Within our website are multiple vacation homes that come with extra facilities for you and your furry friends. From private pools to indoor fireplaces, you are in for a luxurious stay in Cocoa Beach. Planning a trip to Florida with your furry friends? Call Stay in Cocoa Beach today to reserve your pet-friendly holiday rentals!