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Things are starting get a little bit spooky over here in Florida. That’s right, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding areas are getting ready for an exciting Halloween season. While some parts of the country might already be getting chilly with the fall season the sun is still shining high here at Cocoa Beach. During your stay you will find that there are plenty of exciting Halloween events and activities to join in on. There are also plenty of other ways to spend your time here in the fall. Here is how you can spend your Halloween in Cocoa Beach this year:

7th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl at Cocoa Village

There are plenty of adults only events happening along Cocoa Beach where you can enjoy a night out with friends and drinks for Halloween. At Cocoa Village you will find the 7th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl that takes guests to a variety of local bars and venues for an evening of shenanigans. This Halloween event encourages all attendees to show up in costume as prizes will be given out for the best dressed. This year’s Halloween Pub Crawl will be providing proceeds to The Children’s Hunger Project so you can support a great cause as you have fun. This year’s event will be start at 6:00 PM on October 23rd.

Viera’s Harvest Festival

If you happen to be visiting Cocoa Beach in the weeks leading up to Halloween, you can take part in Viera’s Harvest Festival. This fall festival is perfect for the whole family as it includes a variety of activities. The festival will include local vendors, a pumpkin patch, food trucks, pumpkin carving contest, live music, and much more. Viera’s Harvest Festival will be taking place in nearby neighbors of Viera. You will be just a short drive away from Viera’s Harvest Festival taking place on October 16th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Trunk or Treat

For children Halloween is naturally all about putting on your best costume and getting as much candy as possible. Just North of Cocoa Beach is Cape Canaveral where it will be hosting the annual Trunk or Treat, a children’s event that allows them to go trick or treating in a safe and exciting setting. Truck or Treat will be taking place on October 29th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The event will be using socially distanced spaces and have one way traffic for families to walk around ensuring everyone stays safe. Contactless delivery of candy allows them to get as much as possible without having to directly interact with others. This year’s Trunk of Treat will be taking place at Cape Canaveral’s City Hall located at 100 Polk Ave. There will also be contests for best decorated vehicle if you want to join in on the festivities!

Halloween Boogie Night Sip-n-Stroll

Another great adults-only event that will take you around the different night life spots in Cocoa Beach is the Halloween Boogie Night Sip-n-Stroll. This local event allows you to show up in your best costume as you head out with friends. Over 30 different businesses in Downtown Cocoa Beach will be participating so you can go bar hopping with ease. The event will have a roof top ending where the party comes together. Halloween Boogie Night Sip-n-Stroll will take place on October 30th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Enjoy the Beach

As mentioned, the weather on Cocoa Beach during the fall season is still absolutely gorgeous. This means that while everyone back home may be layered up in sweaters and jackets you can be relaxing on the beach. Lay back in your favorite swimming suit as you soak up the sunshine. The water may be starting to get colder but is more than enjoyable. The evenings are still nice enough to where just a light jacket may be needed.

Go to Cocoa Village

During your down time head over to Cocoa Village for an afternoon or evening of fun. Cocoa Village has everything you need such as many unique shops and restaurants. All of the local boutiques are locally owned and offer a bit of everything. The restaurants specialize in all kinds of cuisine from Italian, Thai, Japanese, and classic American cuisine. Grab a cup of coffee in the morning or find a sweet treat to end your day with. Cocoa Village has it all!

Your Halloween Fun in Cocoa Beach Is Here

As you can see, there are so many different ways to spend your Halloween journey with us here on Cocoa Beach. The only way to have the best stay in town is by reserving one of our vacation rentals in the area. You will find fine features and amenities to make your stay as comfortable as ever.

Cocoa Beach is known for a variety of fun and exciting activities that can be enjoyed most times of the year. You have shuttle takeoffs nearby at the Kennedy Space Center. Cocoa Beach also has miles upon miles of gorgeous and pristine beaches. Another exciting way to spend your time at Cocoa Beach is to go wildlife watching. For the visitors who are unfamiliar with the area, Cocoa Beach sees hundreds of different species of animals in the area. You can easily go search out these unique animals in person by visiting one of the many local attractions or by booking a charter. Take a look at where and how you can go do Cocoa Beach wildlife watching:

Birdwatching

When it comes to wildlife watching, there is not a more dedicated base than those who participate in birdwatching. The Space Coast, the greater stretch of beaches that Cocoa Beach rests on, sees hundreds of different species of birds throughout the year. The temperate sub-tropic weather makes Cocoa Beach an ideal area for birds to flock to year after year. With over 300 birds to be seen, you will have your work cut out for you. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is nearby in Titusville. To date there have been 358 species of birds identified at the park. You can enjoy a guided automobile tour of the area or check out the exhibits in person. The Canaveral National Seashore is another popular area for birdwatching, along with fishing and other activities. While it’s also a great place to see rocket launches, the shuttles may scare off the birds during those windows. Both areas are located along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, so catching a glimpse of a red-cockaded woodpecker or painted bunting is more easily achieved. Don’t forget about the annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival that is held each year in the area!

Alligator Viewing

Perhaps the most popular animal that visitors wish to see in the wild when they visit Cocoa Beach is the American alligator. While it can be scary running into one in the wild, they are easily seen when you book a nature tour on the St. Johns River or Indian River Lagoon. The best way to see these animals safely in person is by booking an airboat tour. These propelled airboats let you traverse across the marshes to areas where alligators are known to be. Professional guides will navigate for you and tell you fascinating details about these elusive creatures. It should go without saying but make sure to never try and pet an alligator out in the wild!

Wildside Tours

Birds and alligators are not the only animals that live in and around Cocoa Beach. You can catch a glimpse of most animals when you book an eco nature tour offered exclusively with Wildside Tours. This local tour company features a unique tour that is the best value in town. Each tour is approximately two hours in length and will take you across 6 to 15 miles, depending on which animals you are looking for. You will be taken out onto the water in smaller boats that can hold up to 26 people maximum. Other tour companies in the area use larger vessels making their experiences less intimate. Wildside Tours takes each passenger across the Thousand Islands Nature Preserve of Cocoa Beach along with the Banana River Lagoon. River guides will provide a personal experience as they recount details of the water and its environments. Many incredible animals that can often be seen during the tours include a variety of birds, dolphins, and manatees. These friendly creatures often love having visitors in the area and can be seen splashing around the water. Each tour is a passive viewing, so there will be no feeding or touching of the animals.

Bioluminescence Tours

One of the most unique wildlife viewings is with the local bioluminescence tours in the area. The ocean lagoons light up at night the blue and green glow of bioluminescence. The glow is technically from the plankton in the water that comes out and plays at night. Wildlife Watersports offer nighttime tours that will take you out into the warm waters of summer when the bioluminescence shines its brightest. These tours may also have you seeing fish and stingrays that also glide through the water at night.

Book Your Cocoa Beach Stay and Enjoy the Cocoa Beach Wildlife

As you can see, there are plenty of ways for you to get out and see some truly fascinating Cocoa Beach wildlife. Choose our vacation rentals to be close to each of these wonderful experiences.

If you are looking for the ideal vacation getaway that takes you away from the giant cities and onto a relaxing beach, look no further than Cocoa Beach. Our Central Florida vacation destination is the perfect spot to relax for the fall season. As with most coastal destinations, our summer season is often the busiest of the year. Take advantage of a slower fall season where there are less crowds and more opportunities to explore the coast. Here are some of our favorite fall activities in Cocoa Beach:

Visit the Kennedy Space Center

Perhaps one of Cocoa Beach’s most famous attractions is one that is actually found on a nearby barrier island. We are talking about the Kennedy Space Center, the famous shuttle launch center that leads our country’s space exploration. The Kennedy Space Center is open for visitors, letting you explore a variety of incredible exhibits that highlight NASA and our space programs. Attractions focus on space pioneers over the past decades, the NASA space shuttle, the Apollo Moon Landing, and plenty more. Each attraction is designed to be exciting yet educational for individuals of all ages. Visitors can even plan ahead and purchase tickets to see a live shuttle takeoff, a moment that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Take advantage of the slower fall travel season so you can experience the Kennedy Space Center without large crowds around you.

Spend Time at the Beach

Spending a few hours at the beach might sound crazy to anyone if you were visiting somewhere else, but Cocoa Beach sees average daily highs around 80 degrees in the fall season, making it enjoyable to be oceanside. You will find over 70 miles of pristine beaches in and around Cocoa Beach. If you want to see surfers take on the mighty waves, check out Cocoa Beach Pier. This area is popular with the local surfers since it has several lifeguards nearby and some of the best waves in the area. Make sure you get the chance to walk the pier as well and check out the numerous shops and restaurants nearby. If you want a quiet moment with family or loved ones, check out Playalinda Beach. This 24-mile stretch of beach feature dunes and a lagoon that typically does not have a lot of visitors at once. There are plenty of other beach opportunities for you to explore and find during your fall stay at Cocoa Beach.

Hit the Golf Course

Another activity that is very popular in the summer and is just as fun in the fall is golf. Cocoa Beach golf courses feature beautiful fairways and plenty of sunshine throughout the fall season. Take advantage of the temperate weather and play any time of the day. Local golf courses to check out include Baytree National Golf Links and Viera East Golf Club. You will find unique hazards and engaging challenges with these local courses.

Join a Kayaking Tour

Hidden in Cocoa Beach is an area called Thousand Islands that features over 4,500 different plant and animal species. The Indian River Lagoon is a diverse locale that is sprawling with some amazing things to see in person. If you wish to get out and see what makes the area so unique, take a kayaking tour with Cocoa Beach Kayaking. This local tour company provides guided tours of nature that takes you around different canals and island. Expect to see bottlenose dolphins, manatees, and a variety of migratory birds. Each tour is offered at a leisurely pace and lasts for up to two hours in length. Another great way to see local wildlife is with an airboat tour offered by Twister Airboat. You will zip down the water on a thrilling airboat for a truly unique experience. Don’t miss out on this must-see activity right here in Cocoa Beach.

Reel Up a Trophy Catch in Fishing

Cocoa Beach features an abundance of incredible fishing opportunities during the fall season when you know where to look. The ocean is your playground when you choose a professional fishing charter such as Fin and Fly Fishing Charters to help you explore. This company knows what they are doing and will show you the best spots to find trophy size catches with fish such as tarpon, redfish, and speckled sea trout, among others. Try to reel up your biggest catch or see if you can catch something that can be prepared for dinner back at your vacation rental.

Enjoy the Fall Activities in Cocoa Beach

These incredible activities in Cocoa Beach and many more can be yours when you choose this amazing place as your fall getaway destination. Reserve one of our vacation rentals just off the coast to have an incredible experience like no other.

For travelers who just can’t get enough of scenic and sunny coastal destinations, a trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida promises to be a dream come true. This inviting destination situated just south of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is loved for its sandy stretches of shoreline, beautiful surf, and just as many cosmic-focused activities that have long defined a trip to the Space Coast. While getting out on the waves and working on that Florida glow are all activities to be enjoyed during a getaway in this direction, the one thing you can’t guarantee is that the weather will cooperate. Fortunately, even the rainiest day in Cocoa Beach is bound to be a delight thanks to a variety of indoor options for fun that await. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple on a trip together or you’re in town with the entire family in tow, adding the following Cocoa Beach activities to your rainy day itinerary is a good idea!

Visit the Dinosaur Store and Museum

There’s nothing like a little prehistoric inspiration to turn a rainy Cocoa Beach day into the highlight of your getaway. That’s exactly what you can expect when you swing by the Dinosaur Store and Museum while you’re in town. Located at 250 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, the Dinosaur Store and Museum is a great place to get up close to replicas of these incredible creatures, check out a wide variety of displays and exhibits that highlight prehistoric wonders, and pick up some one-of-a-kind souvenirs too. While the Dinosaur Store is sure to delight visitors of all ages, the museum is as engaging as it is educational, hosting displays that also cover early human history in intriguing detail!

Enjoy Galaxy Skateway

When you can’t hit the beach because the sky has gone gray and the rain is falling steadily in Cocoa Beach, heading just 20 minutes south to nearby Melbourne is a great choice when you’re ready to get your skate on instead! Head over to Galaxy Skateway and enjoy some rink-bound fun for an afternoon. Galaxy Skateway is located at 1488 Aurora Road and is open to the public every day of the week with the exception of Tuesday and Thursday. Black lights and twinkling lights alike set the scene for fun once you’ve rented your roller skates, secured your roller blades, and found your balance on the floor. When you’ve had your fill of fun on your skates, this stop also includes bouncy houses for little ones to explore and an arcade that everyone can enjoy. It’s a stop that’s sure to keep the rain far from mind during your Florida adventures.

Try On the Edge Rock Climbing Gym

If you’re the type of traveler that finds joy in pushing physical fitness to the limit, heading over to On the Edge Rock Climbing Gym is sure to inspire on a rainy day! This fun activity can be found at 200 West Drive in Melbourne and is a first-class climbing gym offering challenges that can be customized to all skill levels. The on-site staff is happy to provide instructions and the gear you’ll need to make it from floor to ceiling with ease. This particular gym is often referred to as the premier rock climbing facility in central Florida and chances are, you’ll find yourself amongst some talented climbers ready to show off their skills! Even the little ones can get in on the rock climbing fun by spending time in the designated kids’ zone which pairs fun with adventure.

Visit the Kennedy Space Center

When you’re this close to the Kennedy Space Center, a rainy day never feels wasted. Found on nearby Merritt Island, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a fascinating place to spend a bad weather day when you’re looking to remain intrigued and inspired. Situated on Space Commerce Way, the Kennedy Space Center is practically brimming over with exhibits and displays that showcase spacecraft and memorabilia alike. Consider jumping on a bus tour of the spaceport—a sightseeing activity that won’t be hindered when the rain falls. This destination also offers guests access to not one, but two IMAX theaters featuring programs that explore the wonders of space and cover those individuals who have shaped the space exploration program for years.

Book Your Adventure & Enjoy These Cocoa Beach Activities

No matter when you find yourself in Cocoa Beach, Florida, the property professionals at Stay in Cocoa Beach are sure to have a vacation rental ready and waiting for you to enjoy. Our vast portfolio of property options keeps customized experiences in mind at every turn and not only meets traveler needs but exceeds expectations too. Let us help you reserve your rental that pairs comfort, luxury, and convenience so you can simply focus on the vacation fun. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning!

An opportunity to head to Florida’s Space Coast any time of year is a chance not to be missed. That said, there’s something special about packing your bags and heading this way to enjoy a Cocoa Beach 4th of July 2021 celebration! In 2021, Cocoa Beach, Florida is particularly appealing after a year of pandemic lock-downs and canceled travel plans. If you’re in the mood to let loose and celebrate Independence Day in style, there are plenty of options for holiday fun waiting for you in Cocoa Beach. The following are just a few to make sure you’ve added to the top of your itinerary.

Cocoa Beach 4th of July 2021 BBQ and Symphony Under the Stars

If music, flavor, and fun are all elements that make up your idea of a great 4th of July getaway, booking tickets to the annual 4th of July BBQ and Symphony Under the Stars in Cocoa Beach this year is bound to please! This fun and music event beginning at 6:00 pm on July 4th and tickets can be purchased in advance for $75 per person. This tasty event begins with a BBQ dinner hosted at Cocoa Riverfront Park. Around 8:00 pm, full and satisfied guests will enjoy a Symphony concert that’s quite unlike any other. At 9:15 pm, the evening tops off with a spectacular fireworks display over the water with a background orchestra to set the Independence Day scene. Be sure to purchase tickets for this event soon because it’s a popular Cocoa Beach experience that’s sure to sell out quickly.

Sonic Rendition Band at Island Time Marina & Restaurant

Cocoa Beach is known and loved by travelers from near and far for its collection of delicious dining options in the way of restaurants, bars, and cafes. While they’re all worth checking out while you’re in town over the 4th of July, Island Time Marina & Restaurant takes the Independence Day celebration to a new level of fun that you won’t want to miss out on! Located at 400 W Cocoa Beach Causeway, this eatery and launch site will be hosting a Sonic Rendition band between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm on July 4th. Music, food, and fun are all on the afternoon and evening lineup, so be sure to get here early and settle in for a great time!

Celebrate at Sandbar

Enjoy an amazing holiday view and an exciting live soundtrack to match when you make plans to head to Sandbar on the 4th of July and enjoy a performance by Tru Phonic. This well-loved musical group blends rock, blues, and funk to create a one-of-a-kind sound that’s sure to inspire. Make your way to Sandbar at 4301 Ocean Beach Boulevard between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm on the 4th of July to make the most of this exciting musical event. Sandbar’s tavern-inspired atmosphere and robust listing of beverages and fare make it a great place to grab something savory to eat and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Independence Day Parade Merritt Island on July 3rd

If you’re the type of traveler that can’t imagine a 4th of July getaway without time spent at a holiday parade, be sure to arrive in town a day early and make the most of the annual 4th of July parade on Merritt Island July 3rd between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. This family-friendly event keeps you close to Cocoa Beach and puts a unique twist on nostalgic 4th of July fun so many travelers crave! Instead of crowds lining the streets and watching the floats pass by, the parade will come to a stand still as guests drive their vehicles by and enjoy the view! What started as a pandemic solution to keeping the parade going has become a hit and will continue into 2021 with much anticipation.

Rockledge Independence Day Picnic

On July 4th between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, Cocoa Beach travelers looking for some picnic-themed fun will find everything they’re looking for and more in nearby Rockledge at McLarty Park. Enjoy taking part in the 34th annual 4th of July Picnic where guests can enjoy a hot dog or hamburger, drink, and chips for just $1.00! Games, activities, music, and more can be expected, so bring the entire family and get ready for an afternoon of fun.

Book Your Cocoa Beach Adventure Today

Whether you’re planning a trip to Cocoa Beach just for fun or can’t wait to make the most of the Cocoa Beach 4th of July 2021 festivities, the property professionals at Stay in Cocoa Beach are readily available to make sure you’re settled into just the right vacation rental to match your plans. Our property options are vast and versatile, ensuring our guests enjoy a customized stay from the moment they arrive in town. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your next Florida-bound adventure.

When you’ve been working hard and it is finally time to relax, unwind, and travel somewhere great, getting out of town is a must. Travelers on the hunt for a vacation destination that offers up the sun, surf, and sand in abundance will find plenty of it all when they make their way to Cocoa Beach, Florida. This beautiful and inviting locale is a wonderful place to escape the daily grind and focus on the fun no matter what time of year you arrive.

While there are plenty of places for visitors to work on their Florida tan, Cocoa Beach is a superb place to indulge your interests in shopping, dining, exploring, and more! No matter where your travel interests lie, you’re likely to find an activity to love in Cocoa Beach. That said, those willing to look a little further toward some truly exceptional excursions will find that nature itself offers up some of the most intriguing Cocoa Beach moments available. For a new look at your surroundings, consider booking a bioluminescence kayak tour while you’re in town!

The Beauty of Bioluminescent Waters

The terminology sounds complex, but the results are stunning. Cocoa Beach is a destination lucky enough to be surrounded by bioluminescent waters which provide observers with the incredible neon glowing effect that’s made by nature to mesmerize! While some have witnessed this natural wonder on their own and been captivated, others have found a way to jump right in and be a part of the experience. That’s where bioluminescence kayak tours come into play.

At night, certain areas of the water near and around Cocoa Beach may appear to glow or sparkle. This happens due to a number of natural factors happening below the waves. A chemical process in certain jellies (not to be confused with stinging jellyfish), crustaceans, algae, and smaller fish gives them the ability to glow—both attracting mates and illuminating prey. To the observer from above the waves, the water is a rainbow of blue or green lights, making for an amazing moment you won’t soon forget.

When you’re in Cocoa Beach or nearby, one of the best ways to view this amazing sight is by kayak. There are several area companies that offer clear kayaking tours where you can see right through the bottom of the kayak and down into the glow below. It’s an amazing night excursion option that guests find draws them back time and again.

Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach

With the team at Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach, guests 4 and up have the option of enjoying an evening bioluminescence kayak tour alongside a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Tours tend to focus on the Indian River Lagoon which has a high salt content and is fed by the Atlantic Ocean. Here, the waters hold a high concentration of dinoflagellates whose natural light and glow are used as protection. If you happen to book a tour on a particularly dark night, the effect of these dinoflagellates is delightful!  Adult prices begin around $45, and those 17 and under can enjoy the experience for $35 per person.

In general, the summer months are a fantastic time to view bioluminescence, and in the Cocoa Beach area, comb jellies have a way of stealing the spotlight. Tours with Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach generally last anywhere from 90 to 120 minutes total and depart from the Cocoa Beach Country Club located at 5000 Tom Warriner Boulevard.

Fin Expeditions

Another great tour option for guests staying in Cocoa Beach are the professionals at Fin Expeditions, who offer guided daytime and sunset tours as well as nighttime bioluminescence kayak tours. These tours are ideal for those 4 years of age and up (kids can ride tandem with an adult) and prices begin at $49. Stay in Cocoa Beach also offers $5 off per guest through our partnership with Fin Expeditions! The bioluminescence tours focus on the Banana River Lagoon, and you will enjoy paddling through the Thousand Islands of Cocoa Beach on daytime or sunset tours with the help of their experienced guides. No matter what tour you take, you’re sure to experience a one-of-a-kind Florida adventure you won’t soon forget.

Book Your Stay Today

Whether you head to Cocoa Beach to make the most of the bioluminescent waters, or can’t wait to spend time on the sand, the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach promises to have a rental waiting that will elevate your trip from start to finish! We prioritize comfort, convenience, and luxury at every turn. Reach out today to learn more about our many property options in the area and how we can help you turn travel plans into a reality. We can’t wait to see you in Cocoa Beach soon!

Travelers across the globe are constantly faced with wanderlust. There’s seemingly no end to the adventures to be had or the new destinations to be discovered and they wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s why every year, the team at National Geographic puts together a list of the top 25 places that are worth experiencing. This list is ideal when it’s time to pack a suitcase, grab the passport, and hit the road or skies in the name of adventure.

In 2021, National Geographic’s list has taken a turn for the cosmic! Florida’s family-friendly Space Coast was featured in the lineup as a must-visit destination this year. It’s not hard to see why the Space Coast is so endlessly appealing to travelers from near and far. Featuring over 72 miles of scenic coastline, the Space Coast is as beautiful and refreshing as it is committed to the concept of space travel. Between the beaches, family-friendly activities, and space-focused facilities, the Space Coast is a dream come true for those seeking a destination where education, natural beauty, and entertainment are equally balanced.

What Makes the Space Coast So Unique?

The answer might just lie in the stars! For all of its coastal beauty, the Space Coast earns its name from the many space centers that call this area home base. Visitors to the Space Coast often bring a passion for pursuing galaxies unknown with them. It’s a place where those who have ever dreamed of what it would be like to be an astronaut can get an idea of what the job is like in reality!

The Space Coast is home to the Kennedy Space Center as well as the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Both of these destinations are known for their NASA-launched spaceflights that can be observed by visitors as well if travel lines up with a launch date. A trip to the Kennedy Space Center promises to be out of this world. It’s a family-friendly stop where guests can learn more about how space travel has evolved over time and even get a close-up look at the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The entire center is divided into mission zones and if you’re wanting even more from the experience, you can sign up for a behind-the-scenes bus tour that takes you out to the launch pad!

The Best of Beach Life Too

While there’s so much to learn and see about space in this area, it’s likely the destination made the list of must-visit locales thanks to its beach scene as well. Situated just 35 miles east of Orlando, the Space Coast is the perfect place to catch some Florida rays and relish in the impressive swells. Keeping your eyes open for seabirds is half the fun, especially when paired with the 8-foot swells this stretch of coastline is known for producing.

While watching the waves roll in can be a captivating sight, many visitors make their way to the Space Coast to indulge in the fun from a vantage point on the waves. Not to worry, there are many options from which to choose! Surfing is a popular activity in this area as is fishing thanks to the variety of species that linger below the surface of the water. If you’re up for more of a guided experience, you can hop on a Space Coast River Tour for a more leisurely moment, or an airboat tour when a heart-pounding pace is what you long for. Partnering up with the team at Wildside Tours is a great place to start when you just can’t wait to get up close with some of nature’s most amazing creatures. This area of Florida is home to everything from manatees and alligators to dolphins, coastal fish, and many migrating birds!

Get Golfing on the Space Coast

Of course, if you’re the type of person that can’t imagine a trip without a tee time on the itinerary, the Space Coast has a lot to offer you as well! This part of Florida is outfitted with 20 courses to pick and choose from when time on the greens is your idea of the perfect vacation. Whether you head to the Cocoa Beach Country Club or The Habitat at Valkaria, you’re sure to find yourself perfecting your short and long game in scenic surroundings.

Make Your Way to the Space Coast

There’s a reason National Geographic is showcasing the Space Coast this year, and there’s nothing like experiencing this destination for yourself! When you’re ready to make the most of an adventure this way, the property professionals at Stay in Cocoa Beach are here to help. Reach out today to learn more about our many vacation rentals and how we can help you start planning your trip!

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
Click HERE for more info!

 

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
Click HERE for more info!

 

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
Click HERE for more info!

 

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!