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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!

Many parts around the country are still to get colder as the holiday season fast approaches. We know Thanksgiving is just around the corner when we have to break out our jackets during the day time. Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to appreciate everything you have to be thankful for including your family. This year, show your family your appreciation for them by taking them on a vacation getaway to Cocoa Beach. Our Florida home is the perfect destination to start brand new family traditions instead of staying back at home. Take a look at how Thanksgiving can be spent this year in Cocoa Beach:

Prepare Your Thanksgiving Feast – Florida Style

Of course, the most popular activity for any Thanksgiving holiday is going to be the delicious meal prepared. Most often these meals are made at home by the parents and feature all kinds of delicious comfort food such as turkey and mashed potatoes. You can still enjoy a great home cooked meal during your stay on Cocoa Beach. Our vacation rentals come supplied with everything you need to make your meal just as you would at home. This includes having access to all the cooking ware and utensils you need along with plenty of countertop space. The full-size appliances offer more than enough room to prepare multiple dishes at once with the fridge being more than capable to store any tasty leftovers. Once you have your meal ready to go simply set up the dining room table and enjoy the meal with family. Your family will appreciate having a new locale for their Thanksgiving dinner this year.

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Local Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving

Sometimes you do not want to be stuck in the kitchen all day preparing a meal especially when you are on vacation. Most restaurants have returned to in person dining this year as opposed to many being closed last year. Local restaurants that you can find open this Thanksgiving include Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar, The Mansion, River Rocks, and Luna – Food and Wine. Many of these restaurants will feature special entrees perfect for the holiday while others may stick with their usual menu. Either way, you will find that the food is superb and worthy of your family holiday meal.

Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K

One of the most common traditions that most cities have each year for Thanksgiving is what is called a “Turkey Trot.” This involves a race that typically helps benefit local charities. Participants are able to walk or run. Cocoa Beach features the Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K is our local trot and is the second part of a three-race series held in the fall and winter seasons. There will be the full 5K race for adults and shorter races that include a ¼, ½, and full mile for younger runners. Participants are also able to earn a medal for their participation. Guests who return to Cocoa Beach over the fall and winter seasons can also participate in the Fall into Winter 5K and Reindeer Run 5K to round out the full series. Earn your turkey this Thanksgiving with the Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K.

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Space Coast Half Marathon

If a 5K is not long enough of a race for you there is also the Space Coast Half Marathon. This longer race is perfect for more experienced runners who will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the beach during their run. Don’t miss out on all the running opportunities you have right here on Cocoa Beach.

Early Holiday Shopping at Cocoa Village

You can get a head start on your holiday shopping by visiting Cocoa Village during your stay. This location features a variety of boutique shops that offer special trinkets perfect for gifts back home. you will also find international restaurants that offer cuisine of all types including Japanese, French, and German. Grab a cup of coffee early in the morning to fuel your shopping spree. The holiday season will be in full swing after the holiday lights and decorations start to go up!

Hit the Beach

Of course, you cannot visit Cocoa Beach without spending some time at our beautiful beaches. We still have beautiful tropical weather during the month of November so you can continue to soak up the sun. Visitors will find that a light jacket is more than enough during the day to spend time at the beach with. The water will still be warmer from the summer season so you may be surprised to be able to take a dip in.

More Thanksgiving Fun at Cocoa Beach

These and so many more activities are at your fingertips when you visit Cocoa Beach around Thanksgiving. Book one of our vacation rentals today for the most comfortable stay in town.

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It’s not an overstatement to say that 2020 was filled with unexpected and unprecedented challenges. As plans were set aside in the name of ever-rising health and safety concerns, travelers were asked to put the suitcases away and wait to adventure another day.

Without a timeline in sight as to when the world would open once again, explorers from near and far found themselves re-evaluating travel in its many forms, often coming to the conclusion that it meant more to them than ever before. It’s easy to take the concept of a getaway for granted when they’re easily accessible. Travel becomes that much more meaningful when it’s not something that’s just a given.

The combination of these facts and revelations is what makes planning your Memorial Day adventure in 2021 so vital! While the world is decidedly still in recovery, borders, and transportation are once again opening up to those who have been anxiously awaiting the moment they could dust off their suitcase and hit the roads and skies again!

Plan Your Memorial Day Getaway to Beautiful Cocoa Beach!

When you’re considering vacation destination options for your Memorial Day getaway, look no further than beautiful Cocoa Beach, Florida. This scenic, sunny, and welcoming hot spot is sure to be inspiring no matter what your travel interests or passion may be. The beauty of a trip this way also lies in the versatility of options available. Yes, you can definitely find the restaurants, shops, and entertainment stops you’ve been craving, but if you’re still sticking with social distancing and want to be a bit cautious, Cocoa Beach has plenty of beautiful, wide open spaces to enjoy as well.

When you’re ready to put the finishing touches on your Memorial Day itinerary for time enjoyed in Cocoa Beach, the following are a few things to definitely keep in mind this year.

Book a Stay with Style, Comfort, and Endless Options for Upgrades!

Your Memorial Day adventure to Cocoa Beach promises to be brimming over with activities and fun, but when you’re resting up or in the mood to take things slow indoors, booking a property with all of the extras is a sure way to elevate your experience from start to finish. Partnering up with the property professionals at Stay in Cocoa Beach is a good place to start.

The rentals available through Stay in Cocoa Beach are not only versatile but luxurious. Guests who book a stay will find that no matter what floorplan fits their needs, space, light, and unforgettable views are ready and waiting to be enjoyed. Many of these rentals include spacious balconies, patios, and decks that are designed to maximize the vista at all times. When you’re not dining out, guests can just as easily be dining in thanks to the fact that these rentals also include access to fully equipped kitchens. Wi-Fi access means you can easily stream the movies and shows you love while large bedrooms with plush mattresses promise a great night’s rest before a day of fun ahead.

Looking for more? There’s no shortage of extras to be found with Stay in Cocoa Beach. Many properties are incorporated into resort-style communities that feature fantastic pools, hot tubs, lounges, grilling areas, direct beach access, and more. Please check our unit pages for individual amenities available in each property to find the one that fits your desires best!

Check Out the Cocoa Beach Pier

The highlight of any Memorial Day getaway to Cocoa Beach is bound to be time savored on the Cocoa Beach Pier. Stretching out over the water, this is the ideal place to check out nearby shops and cafes, admire the waves or throw in a line and see what’s biting. If tranquility is your cup of tea, head this way in the early morning hours. If you’re up for a bit more crowded fun, the afternoon and evening will do.

Visit the Kennedy Space Center

Cocoa Beach is situated on the Space Coast, so it comes as no surprise that travelers that head this way are often taken with the idea of spending some quality time at the Kennedy Space Center! If you have a passion for all things cosmic and can’t wait to get a closer look at the technology that’s helped mankind explore the universe, this is a stop you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. It’s a family-friendly destination with exhibits, hands-on displays, and information that’s sure to captivate visitors of all ages.

Book Your Memorial Day Getaway

Your Cocoa Beach adventure is waiting for you. When you’re ready to turn those well-earned Memorial Day getaway plans into a reality, the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach is here to help. Let us get you settled into a vacation rental that includes the comfort, style, and luxurious details you crave during a trip far from home. Contact us today to learn more about our many property options and to begin planning!

Every year, families across the country and world gather together to celebrate Easter. It’s fair to say that for the majority of those families, Easter 2020 looked drastically different than years past. In the name of heightened health and safety standards, many of us gave up well-loved traditions in order to protect our family and friends. Beyond the Easter holiday, a variety of other milestones, celebrations, and important moments were likely given up as well.

The sacrifices of 2020 are perhaps what make Easter 2021 such a special moment! While the world still works on getting back to a completely healthy place, things are looking up and there’s a sense of relief that comes with knowing this Easter may be just the right time to get together with those you love and enjoy the holiday somewhere scenic and new.

When you could use some well-deserved time away from home and can’t wait to pair your Easter experience with the scenery, activities, and time away that are sure to inspire, Cocoa Beach, Florida is calling your name. This delightful destination just south of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is loved by travelers for its beautiful surf, endless sun, and of course, endless sandy shorelines to enjoy.

Cocoa Beach is a beautiful place to get away this Easter because it offers up plenty of options for fun but balances those out with opportunities to remain socially distanced if needed, taking full advantage of the wide-open, coastal spaces that await. When you’re ready to plan your amazing Cocoa Beach Easter adventure, take the following into consideration to make even more of your time in here!

Book a Property That Brings the Style and Luxury in Abundance

Easter may be a traditional holiday to celebrate but when you book a stay in Cocoa Beach, there’s no reason not to let luxury lead the way to added fun! The property professionals at Stay in Cocoa Beach are proud to provide a wide variety of property options to Easter travelers looking to indulge in every moment of their getaway. Whether you go with a cozy abode by the water or a sprawling residence with stunning beach views, guests will find that our rentals are designed with comfort, space, and plenty of natural light in mind.

In fact, when you book with us, you never have to go far to find that view you’ve been dreaming of. Wake up each day to the sound of the waves and soak up the sights thanks to the inclusion of private balconies, decks, and patios at many of our luxurious rentals. While many guests will likely spend time out and about this Easter, exploring the savory restaurant options Cocoa Beach has to offer, if you’re looking forward to a traditional Easter meal, our rentals provide a way to enjoy that too. Savor access to a fully equipped kitchen during your stay where you can serve up those dishes that have long defined the Easter holiday for your family. When you’re done, you can just as easily enjoy the community features that many of our rentals provide access to. Take time to swim in sprawling pools or take a soak in a luxurious hot tub and relax under the sunny Florida sky.

Easter is an important holiday in its own right, but there’s something to be said for those extra getaway touches that take your experience to the next level. Let us know when you’re looking for an Easter rental with direct beach access or a property that includes pet-friendly amenities so we can help you enjoy every moment of your holiday getaway.

Stroll the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier

The scenery is always exceptional in Cocoa Beach and whether you love to fish, are looking to enjoy a stroll, or can’t wait to snap a few incredible photos, a visit to the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier is a must this Easter. Shops and restaurants dot the pier, making it a great place to pick up holiday souvenirs or drop by for a tasty snack. Keep your eyes open for surfers in this area or grab your board and give it a try yourself!

Kayak Thousand Islands

When you can’t wait to make the most of adventure and are hoping to get up close to nature during your Easter getaway, Thousand Islands is the place to be. This collection of islands off Cocoa Beach, along Banana River Lagoon, is particularly appealing to those who love to kayak. Here, you can paddle your way through exotic terrain while keeping your eyes peeled for manatees, dolphins, and perhaps even an alligator or two!

Book Your Stay Today

Easter isn’t far off, so now is the time to book the Easter getaway you’ve been longing for. Reach out to the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach today to learn more about our many property options and to begin planning your adventure. We can’t wait to see you in Sunny Florida this Easter!

3 Fall Events on The Space Coast You MUST Check out in 2020!


Happy Fall!More businesses and events are opening up again (safely, of course), so we are excited to share with you some of our favorite fall festivities coming up! We hope this list of upcoming fall events will give your family something to look forward to. Make sure to add these events to your calendar. You won’t want to miss out!

Space Coast Light Fest


Festive decorative lights


Each night, Wickham Park transforms into a drive-through winter wonderland with a million shimmering lights on display! This event is perfect for safe social distancing while still experiencing holiday fun. Single-car tickets start at $10 and are available online.

Dates: Nov 13- Jan 3
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Thanksgiving Turkey Trot


Marathon runners in turkey costumes


Wanting to burn some calories before gobbling your Thanksgiving feast? Join the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K or 10K! It’s a great way to not only prepare for a big feast, but to also start a new family tradition.

Date: Nov 26
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Light Up Viera!


Festive light parade


This wonderful annual community event begins with a fireworks display at 6 p.m. and the parade follows immediately after. Enjoy the beautiful lights and festive displays with your loved ones.
Date: Nov 28
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We hope you and your family enjoy all of the exciting fall festivities as much as we do. Wishing you all safe and happy holidays!