The year-round sun and warm temperatures of Florida’s coastal towns, plus the sand, sun, water, and fun they provide make them an ideal destination for your getaway any time of year, but especially during the summer months. There are several coastal towns to choose from, but for families with children who are also surf buffs or space buffs, a visit to Cocoa Beach on Florida’s “Space Coast” is a must this summer. It’s the perfect mix of all that sand, sun, water, and fun everyone craves while also being close to Cape Canaveral, and even Orlando. There are plenty of activities in Cocoa Beach that are fun for kids of all ages!
Just about every kid dreams of one day going to space. If there’s a kid or kid-at-heart with that dream, one Space Coast activity that should be at the top of your itinerary is a visit to the center. Wander off into the various “Mission Zones” where activities, attractions, and tours are grouped by chronological era, creating a detailed picture of humans in space. For an unforgettable experience, Dine with an Astronaut to hear stories about their journey to space and enjoy a chef-prepared buffet meal with them. If you’d like to experience what they did, the Astronaut Training Experience allows guests to perform a spacewalk using immersive microgravity simulation technology or participate in a launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. Tickets are available at the gate or online.
The kids may need to burn off some extra energy they didn’t get out at the beach. Golf N Gator boasts two 18-hole mini golf courses along with an animal encounter where you’ll see a variety of alligators and reptiles, while the teens and other adults will want to gear up for the Beachside Grand Prix: a multi-level go-kart experience there. For a more beachy experience without the reptiles, Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf also boasts two 18-hole mini-golf courses. After the round, sample craft beers at the craft beer bar, and treat the kids to hand-made ice cream!
Take your skills to the next level or learn a fun new sport. Learn from some of the best surf instructors in the state, who will have you going from land lessons and getting familiar with the board to catching your first wave in no time. Children as young as five-years-old are invited to learn to “hang 10,” and when everyone’s ready to catch a wave on their own, many surf schools offer rentals outside of class.
It’s in the name – Cocoa Beach! You came for the beach, so make sure you spend plenty of time there. Swim, sunbathe, take the kids on walk or run for some family exercise, or spread out a blanket and plant an umbrella for a beach picnic with the waves crashing in the background. Get an adrenaline boost, and add some excitement with parasailing, snorkeling, or SCUBA diving.
The store is home to the Museum of Dinosaurs & Ancient Cultures and is the gift store associated with the museum. After a visit to the museum, take home your own fossils, minerals, meteorites, jewelry, and more. The hall of dinosaurs features exhibits from the Devonian period all the way to the Cretaceous periods and includes fossils, cast skeletons, and true-to-life dinos in their natural habitat. Explore the 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 cultures of ancient Egypt, China, Mesoamerica, and Tribal Africa, like customs, art, architecture, and their daily way of life. The Adventure Zone is a hands-on activity area for all ages where you’ll discover science stations, free arcade games, the live-animal Reptile Run, and even a Nile River raft ride!
If you’re looking for a cold treat on a hot day in Cocoa Beach, Oasis Shaved Ice, and Fat Donkey are the perfect stops! Oasis Shaved Ice features as the name implies, shaved ice! There’s nothing better after spending the day on the beach or just out in the sun than shaved ice. As for Fat Donkey, they’re known for their ice cream and fine desserts. So stop in for some Baja Chocolate Marshmallow ice cream and some non-dairy sorbet or get a gummy bear popsicle or a warm churro!
There are plenty of things to do to design a summer getaway that includes activities in Cocoa Beach for the kids and adults of the group. Choose from a cozy one-bedroom for a small family, all the way up to a spacious five-bedroom and invite the whole family for a Cocoa Beach family reunion. Make everyone’s favorite meals or snacks in kitchens fully equipped with everything you need for the task. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie, or retreat to a private bedroom for some rest and relaxation at the end of the day. Spoil yourselves with a premium unit for upgrades like flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.
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The year-round sun and warm temperatures of Florida’s coastal towns, plus the sand, water, and fun you’ll find there, makes them an ideal destination for your getaway that starts the summer season. There are several coastal towns to choose from, but if you’re a surf or space buff, you’ll love a visit to Cocoa Beach on Florida’s “Space Coast.” It’s the perfect mix of all the Florida coastal elements you crave while also being close to Cape Canaveral, and even Orlando. There are plenty of things to do and see, along with some extra special Cocoa Beach Memorial Day activities.
Put a visit at the top of your list of Space Coast activities this Memorial Day. Get a glimpse of the newest attraction, Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex, or wander off into the various “Mission Zones” where you’ll find hands-on activities, attractions, and tours grouped by chronological era for a detailed picture of humans in space. For a special experience, you can Dine with an Astronaut to hear stories about their journey to space while enjoying a chef-prepared buffet meal. If love what you hear and you’d like to experience what they did, the Astronaut Training Experience allows you to perform a spacewalk using immersive microgravity simulation technology, or you can participate in a launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. Tickets for these special experiences are separate from regular admission and are available at the gate or online.
Everyone, no matter how old, can have fun in one place during your Memorial Day retreat to Cocoa Beach. Golf N Gator features two 18-hole mini golf courses, along with an animal encounter where you’ll see a variety of alligators and reptiles. Teens and adults will want to gear up for the Beachside Grand Prix, a multi-level go-kart experience. For a more beachy experience without the reptiles, Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf also features two 18-hole mini-golf courses. After the round, sample craft beers at the craft beer bar, or their delicious handmade ice cream!
No matter how much fun and excitement you pack into a Memorial Day beach vacation, you came for rest and relaxation, too. Treat yourself to some total relaxation this Memorial Day with a trip to a local spa. There are several day spas throughout the Cocoa Beach area where you can relax your cares away with a treatment like a mani/pedi, facial, body scrub or wrap, and more. End the day completely relaxed and recharged. Some spas even offer treatments that cater to men and their unique needs, so the men of the group can get some vacation pampering, too.
Cocoa Beach may be part of the Space Coast, but it’s also world-renowned for its surfing culture. Take your skills to the next level or learn a fun new sport this Memorial Day. Learn from some of the best surf instructors in the state, who will have you going from land lessons and getting familiar with the board to catching your first wave in no time. Children as young as five-years-old can learn to “hang 10,” and when everyone’s ready to catch a wave on their own, many companies offer rentals outside of class.
It’s in the name – Cocoa Beach! You came for the beach this Memorial Day, so it’s no doubt going to be a feature of your stay. Swim, sunbathe, take a walk or run, or spread out a blanket and plant an umbrella for a beach picnic or to sit and read with the waves crashing in the background. If you’re looking for an adrenaline boost along with your beach bumming, add some excitement with parasailing, snorkeling, or SCUBA diving.
Founded in 1999 and formerly known as the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum, the Florida Surf Museum has moved from its original small space that was barely big enough to turn a longboard around to where it is today. That’s thanks to local volunteers and their donations of surf magazines, pictures, trophies, and other memorabilia. The first location grew large enough that it moved to its current location inside the Ron Jon Surf Shop watersports building.
There are plenty of things to do and see to design a Cocoa Beach Memorial Day getaway that’s unique to you and all your loved ones. Choose from a cozy one-bedroom all the way up to a spacious five-bedroom for a Memorial Day family reunion at the beach: there’s a vacation rental to suit your Memorial Day needs. Make the traditional Memorial Day cookout or any other meal in kitchens 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, or retreat to a private bedroom for some R&R at the end of the day.
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A getaway to Cocoa Beach is a chance for travelers to savor the best of the surf, sand, and sun all year long. However, those adventurers heading here over Easter will find the seasonal celebrations and options for fun are in full swing! The following are a few of the many options to cushion your itinerary in holiday style when your Easter travel plans bring you to sunny Cocoa Beach in 2023 and you can’t wait to make the most of every moment.
A trip to Cocoa Beach over the Easter holiday is a chance to include sky-high fun on your itinerary when you book tickets for the Cocoa Beach Air Show. Every year, this air show soars over Cocoa Beach and is highly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. In 2023 it will be hosted on April 15th and 16th with options for guests to book three different types of seating options to enjoy the view. Drop Zone tickets starting at $29 include show narration and music as well as easy access to concessions and facilities. Sand Box tickets begin at $42.25 per person and provide spectators with a private viewing area in the sand to savor the sights above as well as reserved parking options near the event. For $179 a person, guests can enjoy Flight Line Club VIP which includes catered lunch, tents, and tables, as well as a beverage bar and private beach viewing. This year, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will take to the sky at the Cocoa Beach Air Show while an A-10 Thunderbolt II demo is also on the lineup. The Remax Skydiving Team will be participating in the show in 2023 as well as an Air Force heritage flight, 920th Rescue Wing Czar demo, a C-17 Globemaster III demo, and aerial maneuvers by John Black.
Wildlife and Easter fun collide this year when you book tickets to the annual Brevard Zoo Easter Brunch event. It will be held on April 8th between 10:00 am and 12:15 pm at the zoo’s Nyami Nyami Lodge. A ticket includes brunch as well as a beer, wine, or mimosa for adults. The menu hosts everything from a waffle station and breakfast pastries to Greek yogurt parfaits, breakfast potatoes, bacon and sausage, and more! In addition to brunch, there will be lawn games and photo opportunities for guests to enjoy. Admission to the zoo isn’t included in the cost of brunch but those who dine can enjoy 15% off entry on this day.
If you’re in town with the family in tow this Cocoa Beach Easter and you’re looking for a place where everyone can enjoy celebrating the holiday in style, head to Easter in the Park on April 9th. This annual event enjoys its 8th year in 2023 and will once again be hosted at Cocoa Riverfront Park at 401 Riveredge Boulevard in Cocoa Village. Music, fantastic food, entertainment, and plenty of family-friendly activities will be on-site to enjoy so come and spend a day having fun your way! It all kicks off at 2:00 pm and lasts until 9:00 pm.
On Saturday, April 1, 2023, the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach will be hosting a Family Easter Fest and Egg Hunt that’s open to the public and fun for all ages. The event will be held from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm at 3300 N. Atlantic Avenue and will include food, goodies, games, raffles, a bounce house for little ones and beyond! Entrance is free for the first 100 children to sign up for the egg hunt; afterward, egg coloring will be a part of the activities available.
If you’re traveling to Cocoa Beach with a canine companion this Easter or you simply have a heart for pets, be sure to attend the 11th annual East Coast Dog Surfing Festival presented by Ron Jon Surf Shop and the Brevard Humane Society. This event will be held Sunday, April 9th starting at 8:00 am at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach located at 1500 N. Atlantic Avenue. The event is free to attend but a $5 donation for participating dogs provides canines with access to the beach and proceeds go towards the Brevard Humane Society. This day of fun under the sun includes dog surfing lessons, dog Easter costume contests, a paddle out, and of course, dog surfing championships too. It’s a one-of-a-kind Easter event you simply won’t want to miss!
Make more of your Cocoa Beach Easter adventure when you book accommodations through Stay in Cocoa Beach. Reach out today to learn about our property options in the area over Easter and how we can help you start planning your trip.
When you’ve reached the point in your marriage when you can celebrate longevity and success, it’s exactly the right time to book an anniversary vacation to Cocoa Beach! This fantastic Florida getaway is the perfect place to enjoy quality time together under the sun, focusing on the fun and how far you’ve come since your wedding day. The following are just a few of the many reasons to spend your next wedding anniversary here, making the most of time together in style.
A true highlight of a visit this way for travelers is found right in the name…the beach! When you make your way to Cocoa Beach, Florida to celebrate your next wedding anniversary, enjoying time on the sand and savoring a romantic picnic for two is the way to go. Couples will find there’s no shortage of options in this area when it comes to pristine shorelines to enjoy. There’s something wonderfully refreshing about dining on your favorite delights while watching the waves roll in at a leisurely pace. It’s a chance to relax, enjoy the flavors you love most and relish a wonderful setting that’s ideal for a wedding anniversary celebration.
If you and your partner are a couple with a shared passion for all things outdoors, a wedding anniversary trip to Lori Wilson Park while you’re in Cocoa Beach is a must! This beautiful and inspiring destination is found at 1500 N. Atlantic Avenue and offers visitors a stunning seaside space to relax and enjoy or explore at will. The park hosts pristine beaches as well as dunes and coastal hammocks. The pavilions are a place to settle in and enjoy the sights while the trails provide a tantalizing route to follow for wildlife watchers and nature photographers alike. From the BBQ grills to the gentle surf that lap at your feet while you stroll hand-in-hand, it’s a place where it’s easy to linger longer than you originally planned.
Kick back in coastal style together and toast to a great marriage when you make your way to the Rikki Tiki Tavern when you’re in town to celebrate love. Located at 401 Meade Avenue, this casual cocktail lounge is loved for its location at the end of the Cocoa Beach Pier. Situated 800 feet out over the waves, Rikki Tiki Tavern offers guests unsurpassed ocean views as well as cozy seating, friendly service, and a lineup of cocktails that’s sure to please the palate! The thatched roof adds to the vibrant fun here while the full bar is just as inviting of a place to snuggle up to. They’re open from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm Sunday through Thursday with extended hours until 10:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Beyond the delicious drink selections, the menu here hosts everything from lobster club sandwiches and grilled vegetable wraps to pier burgers, grouper and grilled pineapple chicken wraps just to name a few!
For all of the land-based fun that a wedding anniversary in Cocoa Beach offers, it might just be the water excursions that work as the cherry on top. Those couples who can’t wait to relish every romantic moment will find that booking a sunset cruise with Cocoa Beach Dolphin Tours is a fantastic choice. A premier provider of on-the-water tours in the area since 2002, Cocoa Beach Dolphin Tours is a trusted company that offers private charters and group wildlife-watching experiences alike. Their sunset cruises are popular among romance seekers with good reason. These 90-minute experiences cruise down the Banana River and offer up sweeping views of the colors as they dash across the sky in the evening. It’s a moment you simply won’t want to miss!
Enhancing your Cocoa Beach anniversary by incorporating romantic accommodations is a breeze for couples who book through Stay in Cocoa Beach. Our property options can be reserved to include specific views, dimensions, and even luxurious extras like hot tubs and easy beach access. Spacious and stylish, those who book a stay will find plenty of reasons to linger. Whether you’re serving up a home-style dish in a full kitchen on-site that you both love to celebrate, or cozying up to watch a romantic movie, our property options promise to inspire. Reach out to our team today to learn more about our incredible selection of anniversary rentals available across Cocoa Beach. We’ll handle the details of your stay so that when you arrive, you only have to focus on the fun that awaits! Our team is here to make sure you have the luxury and elegance in the place you deserve during your anniversary getaway while also being settled in a home away from home that keeps you close to the places you can’t wait to explore!
While some people are enamored with the winter weather and outdoor fun, others find endless motivation in looking towards spring break to get out of town and head to warmer shores. If you’re the type of adventurer who can’t wait to embrace the best of sunny days on the sand, amazing time on the water, and easy access to area fun as well, trips to Cocoa Beach, Florida promise to inspire! Here, the shorelines are endlessly inviting while outdoor fun like surfing, exploring beautiful parks, and packing a picnic lunch by the water are all fan favorites. When it’s time to enjoy some well-deserved spring break fun and you’re looking for a sunny experience, consider Cocoa Beach, Florida for an upcoming spring break getaway trip and make memories that are sure to last a lifetime! The following are just a few ideas to enhance your itinerary when travel plans bring you this way.
Embrace the best of that traditional Florida spring break vibe when you make your way to Ron Jon Surf Shop while you’re visiting Cocoa Beach this year. Not only is this hot spot an area icon, but those looking to get out on the sand and waves in style will find everything they’re looking for and more in stock when it comes to top surf and beach gear. Whether you’re on the hunt for board rentals and bikinis or board shorts and accessories, this is the place to find it. Ron Jon Surf Shop has been in business for decades and the location in Cocoa Beach spans an impressive 52,000 square feet of space to explore. Within its colorful and fun parameters, Ron Jon Surf Shop also hosts the Florida Surf Museum where visitors can dive into the history and evolution of surf in the area and around the globe. Before you go, be sure to pick up a Ron Jon T-Shirt. There are also opportunities to enjoy the store’s in-house fish tanks and waterfalls as well!
Cocoa Beach is a popular place for spring break visitors to enjoy shopping and dining their way through a stay. That said, it’s also a destination with a ton to offer in the way of immersive experiences in nature! When you’re looking to commune with the great outdoors, start your adventure at Lori Wilson Park. Many visitors head this way to try paddleboarding, enjoy time on the sand, watch shorebirds, or spend some quality time together enjoying a picnic with a view at one of the park pavilions too. In total, the beach park encompasses 32 acres which host everything from palmettos and seagrass to dunes and sea oats just to name a few.
If you’re willing to go for a short drive in the name of unspoiled outdoor beauty, visitors will find a stop at the nearby Canaveral National Seashore well worth their while! This protected and relatively secluded stretch of seashore hugs the Atlantic Ocean and provides a place for a stunning array of flora and fauna to thrive. Whether visitors make the most of nature photography here or come to admire the dunes and lagoons, it’s a place that deserves a place on the spring break must-see list.
Spring break is the perfect time of year to spend some time on the water exploring at your very own pace. A great way to do exactly that in Cocoa Beach is to rent a kayak and paddle your way to fun under the sun. Companies like The Waterfront Cocoa Beach, Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach, and Cocoa Kayaking offer half or full-day rental options for those looking to make the most of watery recreation with amazing Cocoa Beach views to top it all off.
When spring break is your chance to focus on some important self-care, booking a spa day in Cocoa Beach is the best way to achieve it! Those who could benefit greatly from a massage, wrap, exfoliating treatment, or hot stone therapy will find there are plenty of options to choose from. Destinations like Cocoa Beach Spa, Salt Sanctuary, and Cocoa Beach BodyWorks & Spa are a few of the many places to consider when you’re hoping to leave looking and feeling your best.
Now is the best time to begin planning exciting spring break trips to Cocoa Beach, Florida. Whether you’re coming for a few days or can enjoy an extended spring break stay, having the right accommodations in place can make all the difference. That’s where Stay in Cocoa Beach comes in! Our property options are luxurious, comfortable, and stylish. Guests who book with us can stay near places they can’t wait to explore while enjoying top-notch amenities too. Reach out to learn more and to get started.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Make the most of your Cocoa Beach adventure when you let the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach handle your accommodations while you’re in town. Reach out today to learn more about our incredible lineup of area rentals and how we can help you turn travel plans into a reality.