Independence Day is just around the corner and those travelers looking for a place to celebrate that pairs sand, sun, and fun in abundance will find everything they’re looking for and more in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Here, it’s easy to pair holiday celebrations with time on the beach and some well-deserved added luxury on the waves. Whatever your travel interests may be, this is the place to indulge them all. The following are just a few reasons you’ll want to start packing your suitcase and Make Your Way to Cocoa Beach This 4th of July!
Travelers who are headed to Cocoa Beach this 4th of July and are looking forward to participating in the tradition of fireworks, food, and music will find it all and more at the Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky Celebration! This Independence Day event runs from July 3rd through the 5th giving guests plenty of time to fit in the fun on busy itineraries. The Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky Celebration is hosted at Glen Cheek Drive in Port Canaveral which is only a 15-minute drive from central Cocoa Beach. This event brings together all of the surrounding communities with the festivities kicking off on July 3rd with fireworks starting at 9:00 pm. Great views can be enjoyed this night from the Cove at Port Canaveral which is also packed with savory dining options to choose from. On July 4th guests will want to make their way to the Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village where food vendors will be ready and waiting to curb every craving. On the 4th guests will also find a long lineup of area attractions to explore as well as live musical performances given by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Fireworks are set off over the India River Lagoon on the 4th and will start around 9:00 pm. On July 5th, the celebration comes to a close with fireworks at 9:00 pm at Cocoa Beach! Guests will want to settle into their beach chairs and take in the colorful sights that are sent soaring over the ocean. It’s sure to be a thrilling way to top off Independence Day fun in Florida!
Those that can’t wait to extend the holiday fun will find they can also celebrate the 4th in nearby Cocoa, Florida while they’re in town. Head over to George & Dragon English Tavern on July 4th between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm to make the most of the musical fun as My Remedy takes to the stage. This rock band is sure to delight while time spent at the George & Dragon English Tavern always comes with plenty of tasty extras to choose from as well. This stop is located at 502 Brevard Avenue and is a great place to mix and mingle with locals while savoring the sounds of My Remedy and pairing the moment with the right wine, beer, or handcrafted cocktail to match. The vibrant atmosphere is sure to have you dancing in no time!
While the holiday festivities across Cocoa Beach and the surrounding communities are sure to please, the 4th of July is also a prime time for visitors to get out on the waves in style! When you’re hoping to make the most of your time on the water, consider booking an excursion with Cocoa Beach Charters while you’re here. Headquartered at 168 St. Croix Avenue, Cocoa Beach Charters offers yacht charters for groups and private experiences alike. Yacht charters can be booked anywhere from 2 hours to 8 hours at a time, making it simple to customize your level of luxury out on the water and under the sun.
Whether you’re traveling to Cocoa Beach this 4th of July with the kids in tow, or you simply have a sweet tooth to satisfy, nothing says July quite like a well-deserved ice cream stop or two. Fortunately, this destination offers up plenty of savory options to choose from. Try out the Ice Cream Hut Cocoa Beach located at 1399 N Atlantic Avenue when you’re longing for a banana split, or head over to 3 Scoops Ice Cream at 3811 N Atlantic Avenue for an innovative twist on flavors and extras. Looking to pair that ice cream selection with another savory dessert option? Consider making your way to The Fat Donkey Ice Cream and Fine Desserts while you’re here which is found at 247 Minutemen Causeway.
There’s never been a better time to enjoy a getaway to sunny Cocoa Beach, Florida! Whether you’re here for the 4th of July or enjoying time away another time of year, the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach has the accommodations you need to top off the experience in style. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning.
Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time for travelers to swap out a daily routine for a focus on the fun instead. If you’re fortunate enough to be heading to Cocoa Beach, Florida for the holiday, you’re in for a treat! The following are just a few of the many reasons it’s well worth your while to stay in Cocoa Beach this Memorial Day.
Booking a trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida over Memorial Day weekend just wouldn’t be complete without some well-deserved time set aside on the itinerary for beach-focused fun! Cocoa Beach is known year-round for being a great place to settle into the sand and soak up the sun in style. A visit here at the end of May is no exception to that well-loved rule. For those travelers making their way in this direction over the holiday weekend, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to inviting shorelines but when the focus is meant to be on versatile fun, enjoying time at Lori Wilson Park is a must. Located at 1500 N Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Lori Wilson Park is a spacious, inviting and undeniably eye-catching beach park to enjoy during your visit. There’s no charge to drop by and enjoy this 32-acre space that comes complete with sand dunes and idyllic stretches of shoreline snuggled up to blue surf. Those visitors who are entirely prepared to spend every second settled into a beach chair will love how much space there is to spread out at this beach park. Alternatively, those looking to pair beach time with hiking adventures will be thrilled with the fact that this park offers up access to short nature trails where birding and sightseeing are easy to enjoy in tandem. Many visitors also choose to cool off with a swim in the water before hitting the sand volleyball courts when a little friendly competition is called for. If you happen to be traveling this holiday with a canine companion in tow, this beach park is a great choice thanks to the dog park found right on-site.
If you’re a Memorial Day traveler to Cocoa Beach who also happens to be an angler, the waters in this area are brimming over with options for fun. While independent fishing is always a delight, a great refresher or even new insight into some of the best areas to cast a line around can be found when you book a fishing charter or two during your stay. Led by friendly and local professional guides, fishing charters out of Cocoa Beach are bound to impress and often include all of the gear you might need in the cost of the excursion. Some popular company choices when making plans to get out on the water and see what bites include Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters, Captain Ed’s Family Fishing& Nature Charter, Fishing Devotion Charters, and Fin Addict II Fishing just to name a few. No matter what company you select, the vast majority of tour options can be customized according to guest preference and skill level as well.
There are many travelers that head to Cocoa Beach over Memorial Day who can’t imagine a stay anywhere this time of year without a tee time on the itinerary. For these adventurers, a trip this way is bound to please! Cocoa Beach is known and loved for its many golf and mini-golf courses that provide a place for golfers of all skill levels to make the most of the fun on the links. Whether you’re looking for a challenge, can’t wait to work on your short game, or have a heart for whimsical miniature golf courses in general, Cocoa Beach can provide access to what you crave. Avid golfers looking to enjoy around with a focus on skill and fun will want to consider booking a tee time at the Cocoa Beach Country Club while they’re in town. This destination is located at 5000 Tom Warriner Boulevard. For a family fun day on the links, consider making time for a trip over to Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf at 3811 N. Atlantic Avenue instead. Need a refresher or looking to learn the basics for the first time? An afternoon lesson at GolfLab located at 142 N Orlando Avenue suite 400 is sure to inspire.
For all of the activities and attractions that Cocoa Beach offers to its Memorial Day weekend revelers, sometimes the best way to kick back over the holiday is to simply take a stroll along the Cocoa Beach Pier. This historic and inviting destination stretches out 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean waters and is dotted with restaurants, bars, gift shops, and water sport rental options alike. A stroll this way offers up views of surfers and anglers alike in the water below while a vantage points out over the blue horizon is always a delight. The Cocoa Beach Pier can easily be accessed at 401 Meade Avenue.
There’s never been a better time to book your Cocoa Beach getaway. Reach out to stay in Cocoa Beach today to learn more about our incredible area vacation rental options and how we can help you start planning your trip!
Easter in Cocoa Beach is always a treat, especially when you have a fun-filled itinerary to enjoy! The following are just a few of the many activities that make celebrating Easter in Cocoa Beach such a delight in 2022. Whether you pick one or take time to try them all, it’s bound to be a holiday away you won’t soon forget.
Cocoa Beach, Florida is a warm, welcoming, and fun place to explore any time of year. When you’re fortunate enough to be heading this way over Easter with kids at your side, chances are good that you’ll be looking for a fun Easter egg hunt to build into the itinerary. If you’re in town on Saturday April 9th, head over to 3300 North Atlantic Avenue at 10:30 am to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt that’s hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach. This event is free for families and lasts until 1:00 pm. Admissions includes the egg hunt as well as family-friendly games, a bounce house, egg coloring activities, and even a raffle for the parents! The egg hunt kicks off at noon but signing up early for this event is a good idea as there is space for the first 100 children on the list. Each child that’s signed up for egg hunt will need their own ticket to participate. Food options after the egg hunt will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks—all at no cost! This annual tradition is sure to be a fun one and is held on the north side of the church. Convenient parking is available on the south side right next to the Riverside Presbyterian. Once you arrive, simply check in at the registration table to show your ticket and pick up your raffle tickets, meal tickets and goody bags.
Nothing says Easter quite like those pictures with the Easter bunny. When your travel plans have you headed to Cocoa Beach this year and you don’t want to miss out on this time-honored photographic tradition, you’re in luck! A Photo with the Easter Bunny event is being held at 2261 Town Center Avenue Suite 113 on Friday April 15, 2022, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Families are invited to get their little ones dressed their best and enjoy photos on stage with the Easter bunny himself! Traveling this way with pets in tow? They’re invited to make the most of the fun as well. Pets are more than welcome to come for the photo fun and maybe even get in on the picture.
On April 23, 2022, those who are in town for a more adult-friendly Easter getaway will want to consider participating in the 3rd annual Bad Bunny Easter Crawl across Cocoa Village! This event runs from 6:00 pm until midnight and is available for $18 per person when paid in advance and $25 at the door. This fun event is one that encourages participants to dress up in holiday costumes to enhance the entertainment value as you make your way from one savory stop to the next. The event begins at Elks Lodge located at 315 Florida Avenue in Cocoa. Parking is $5 so do be sure to plan for payment in advance. From here, the crawl moves onto George & Dragon, Village Biergarten, Pub Americana, and Dog N Bone.
Easter is a meaningful holiday that’s often associated with a variety of flavorful moments included. When your travels take you to Cocoa Beach, consider elevating your Easter meal experience by making it a picnic at Lori Wilson Park. This beachfront location is loved by locals and travelers alike who are looking for a scenic place to enjoy the sand, sun, surf, and access to wildlife too. Lori Wilson Park boasts a beautiful shoreline to explore as well as a variety of nature trails to trek. In total, the park sprawls over 32-acres and is open from sunrise until dusk daily. Amenities to make your picnic ideal include three pavilions, a 1,000-foot boardwalk, drinking fountains, outdoor showers and six dune crossovers too. Visitors can also make the most of access to playgrounds and a grilling area for added convenience and fun! Those excited to incorporate bird watching into their picnic at the beach will love that this park is included on the State of Florida Great Florida Birding Trail! It’s home to everything from migratory Painted Buntings, songbirds, and an array of warbler species as well.
Your Cocoa Beach getaway is closer than you ever imagined! Let the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach handle your accommodation details so you can focus on the fun. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning!
Not all Christmas vacations have to be spent somewhere at a destination that is covered in snow. Some families want to escape the cold and use their vacation time somewhere warmer, a place where they can still visit a beach and relax. If this kind of destination sounds like you, look no further than Cocoa Beach for the upcoming Christmas holiday. Cocoa Beach is one of Florida’s top destinations with thrilling attractions to visit and some unique holiday events to enjoy. Take a look at how you can spend your holiday season with us in Cocoa Beach:
Start off your holiday season with a stop by the Cocoa Beach Winterfest taking place Saturday December 4th. This local festival is perfect for all ages as it features a variety of activities that even the kids will enjoy. Come see the “snow” blow in as it creates a mini winter wonderland. Santa will be stopping by to hear from the kids about all the toys they want for Christmas. Live music, crafts, and food vendors will also be on hand to make this an all-day event. Cocoa Beach Winterfest runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the Christmas Parade starting at 2:00 PM that will run through downtown. This event is completely free to attend.
Another exciting parade that you can visit during your stay in Cocoa Beach is the Holiday Boat Parade. This will be the 2nd year of this new event where a variety of boats will parade with the water decorated in their best holiday lights and décor. This is another completely free event where you can show up and enjoy the entertainment. The Holiday Boat Parade is taking place at our direct neighbors in Cocoa Village with the best views found at the Riverfront. This event will take place on Friday December 10th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
One of the best parts of Cocoa Beach is that our climate is always mild, meaning you can enjoy water activities during the colder parts of the year. Each year, Cocoa Beach surfers get together on Christmas Eve decked out in their Santa costumes for a fun event. This event typically brings hundreds of surfers dressed up for the part as they hit the waves out in the water. Come enjoy the show from the beach or join in on the fun yourself if you are an avid surfer. The show will start at 8:00 AM on December 24th in front of Coconuts on Cocoa Beach.
If surfing Santas was not enough holiday fun, you can also see Skydiving Santas take to the sky on December 12th. Air Sports Parachute Team gets together each year to have a thrilling skydiving show on Cocoa Beach. As you can tell, the community loves to engage in outdoor sports, and this is just one of the many available during the holidays. Come see these skydiving Santas on December 12th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier.
You can also explore Cocoa Beach Pier, where the Skydiving Santas event will take place, during your free time during your stay. The Pier is one of the area’s biggest attractions and features a variety of shops and restaurants. You will be able to find all kinds of unique gifts to take back home to friends and family. Live music is often on hand especially during the weekends. You will find the pier to also be in the holiday spirit with decorations and Christmas theme music.
If your family loves all things space, make sure to take them to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This nearby attraction is where many of the rocket and shuttle launches have taken place at. Guests will be able to learn all about moon landings and previous space missions. You can even see a live rocket launch if your visit happens to overlap with a scheduled takeoff. This is the perfect gift to those who wish to be a future astronaut!
If you want some quiet time with the family, make sure to stop by Lori Wilson Park. This serene coastline park features plenty of grassy areas perfect for picnics along with three pavilions. The playground and volleyball court can keep the kids entertained as you relax with the peaceful ocean views. All beach parks remain open during the winter season.
There is nothing better than escaping the winter tundra found back home for Christmas with a visit to Cocoa Beach. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable throughout your stay while also keeping you close to these exciting events and activities.