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 next girls’ trip with friends. There are several coastal towns to choose from, but if you’re surf buff or space buff, you’ll all love a Cocoa Beach trip on Florida’s “Space Coast.” It’s the perfect mix of all that sand, sun, water, and fun you all crave while also being close to hot spots like Cape Canaveral, and even Orlando. There are plenty of things to do and see. Plan your trip around a festival and celebrate favorite things like seafood, Mardi Gras, surf contests, or holiday celebrations for fun memories to last a lifetime.
It’s in the name – Cocoa Beach! Make it the focus of your girls’ Cocoa Beach trip. Swim, sunbathe, exercise, or spread out a blanket and plant an umbrella for a beach picnic, or to sit and read or gossip with the girls with the waves crashing in the background. If you and your friends need an adrenaline boost, add some excitement with parasailing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, or put your new surfing skills to the test.
One Space Coast activity that should be at the top of your itinerary is a visit to the center. Get a glimpse of the newest attraction, Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex, or tour through the various “Mission Zones” where activities, attractions, and tours are grouped by chronological era. For a unique experience, “Dine with an Astronaut” to hear stories about their journey to space while enjoying a chef-prepared buffet meal. Put yourself in their shoes at the Astronaut Training Experience and 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.
Gather the girls and work on your putting skills, driving skills, or arcade game-playing skills to the test. 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 or hop in a go-kart 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 cool off with hand-made ice cream!
A girls’ trip is rarely complete without a trip to the spa. Treat yourselves to some total relaxation with a spa day. There are several day spas throughout the Cocoa Beach area. You and your girls 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!
An undeniable part of beach life in Cocoa Beach is the surf scene. Learn a new sport – either traditional surfing, windsurfing, or both, or take your skills to the next level, or learn a fun new sport with your girls. 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. When everyone’s ready to catch a wave on their own, many surf schools offer rentals outside of class.
You’re definitely going to want to make a stop at Cork + Table during your girls’ trip and attend one of their classes or events. Come for their wine tastings, supper club, and jewelry making, or you can visit their sister store Ginger, Grapefruit, & Rosemary for unique clothing and home décor! No matter what reason you decide to stop by Cork + Table you won’t be disappointed.
No girls’ trip is complete without brunch, and there’s no better place to have brunch in Cocoa Beach than Flavor Kitchen! Make sure you try the braised short ribs of beef omelet or the big banana pancake. For a side, you won’t b disappointed by the truffled blue cheese fries or the pecan wood smoked bacon. As an added bonus they offer bottomless mimosas for only $20/per person. Brunch at Flavor Kitchen is going to be the highlight of your trip.
There are plenty of things to do to design a girls’ getaway that’s unique to you and your friends. We have homes of all sizes, all the way up to 5 bedrooms so you can share the beach fun with all your girls – there’s a vacation rental to suit your needs. Save your cash for memorable experiences and split the kitchen duties in the fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a delicious home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite shows or movies, 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.
Call us today to start planning your Cocoa Beach girls’ adventure! Be sure to ask about our 3-bedroom vacation rentals in Indian Harbour Beach, FL as well!