Top 10 Things to Do Near Melbourne, FL

If you’re planning a romantic getaway in Florida, Melbourne Beach is the ideal destination. The small town charm is only outdone by the fun activities available. Let the friendly staff at Port d’Hiver Bed and Breakfast help you plan the vacation you’ve been dreaming about. Keep scrolling to discover our top 10 favorite things to do near Melbourne, FL – our secluded waterfront destination on the Space Coast.

smiling couple on aerial adventure at Brevard Zoo

1. Go Wild at Brevard Zoo

From Alpacas to Zebras, you’ll see a whole alphabet’s worth of adorable animals, cute critters, mischievous monkeys, and more! While you’re there, we recommend treating yourself to a thrill with their Treetop Trek Aerial Adventure, featuring zip lines, high-wire walks and suspended physical challenges, all with views below of monkeys, birds and alligators. This special activity, as well as zoo entry, are currently utilizing timed tickets to ensure social distancing.

2. Get a Far-Out Feeling at Kennedy Space Center

Remind yourselves of the magic and wonder of space with out-of-this-world exhibits and displays. Check out historic spacecraft, unique memorabilia, informative shows in two IMAX theaters, and a range of bus tours of the spaceport. Check their event calendar to plan your visit during a real rocket launch!

smiling couple at climbing gym in Melbourne

3. Get Some Play Time In

Head to Adventure HQ for some indoor fun. Check out their rock climbing gym and Ninja Warrior training center. Venture further inside to The Backyard for indoor axe throwing, darts, billiards, cornhole, bocce ball and much more. They have food and drinks available so you can keep the fun going longer! And even though our average high temperature doesn’t drop below 72 degrees, it’s great to have a rainy-day activity available to make the most of your Florida vacation.

4. Rock the Casbah at Matt’s Casbah

Grab a bite at the next item on our list of fun things to do in Melbourne, FL. This locals’ favorite restaurant and bar offers great sushi, festive cocktails, and live music on weekends. Their large patio is a great place to chill out with friends or your special someone. Enjoy a global feel just a few miles from our ocean view Florida bed and breakfast.

couple kayaking in Florida

5. Soak Up the Sun at Sebastian Inlet State Park

Known as a beach lover’s paradise, visitors enjoy strolling across untouched sand, finding beautiful shells, looking out for native wildlife, and watching the talented surfers take on the “Monster Hole” and “First Peak” waves. You can check out the Inlet’s current conditions, including a fishing report, on their Sebastian Inlet District website.

6. Take a Tropical Kayak Tour

Breeze along coastal waters across from our Melbourne boutique hotel, or plan a trip to a quieter creek, lagoon or nature preserve where you may catch a glimpse of our most unique residents – manatees! Karen’s Kayaks are the best in the business, and even offer moonlit excursions for the more adventurous.

smiling couple eating pizza in Melbourne Florida

7. Savor the Tasty Cuisine in Florida

Just a half mile up the road from our ocean view Florida B&B is the quintessentially romantic Djons Steak and Lobster House. Offering delicious food in a swoon-worthy setting, it’s the perfect place for a date night. Top off the evening with a leisurely hand-in-hand stroll back to the inn. If you prefer Italian cuisine, then a short drive to Dove III is a must. Their classic Neapolitan menu and extensive wine list will make you feel like you’re in Italy… now that’s amore!

8. Partake in a Bit of Culture

Besides the beautiful views from your ocean view room at our romantic inn, you can feast your eyes on rotating exhibits at Foosaner Art Museum. Also, check out the amazing work of famous artist Derek Gores at his Melbourne Beach gallery, featuring creative collages and dramatic drawings. Sign up for their newsletter so you’ll be the first to hear about upcoming workshops!

couple on a jet ski in Florida

9. Hit the Open Waters With a Boat Ride

There are many fun attractions near Melbourne, FL for boat lovers. Schedule a group tour of the area to see local wildlife with DolFun Tours. Rent jet skis from 321 Boat Rentals to feel the air and water whiz past you. Or you can hop aboard an airboat with Camp Holly Airboat Rides to see alligators in their natural habitat.

10. Enjoy Our Luxurious Florida Retreat

And finally, our most favorite thing to do around Melbourne, Florida is to just relax. Luckily there are plenty of ways to let your worries fade away at our award-winning bed and breakfast. Soak in the pool, read a book in your comfortable bed, take a leisurely bike ride on our complimentary cruisers, watch the waves from your private patio, cozy up by the fire pit, or walk across the street to feel the sand in your toes. We’ll even provide the beach gear!

romantic guest room with ocean views in Melbourne Beach

Whatever the Reason for Your Florida Getaway, Melbourne Beach Has Something Fun to Do!

Whether you want to reconnect with your sweetheart on a romantic getaway, grab your girlfriends for an escape from your families, or just improve the view from your virtual workspace, we’re here to help you make the most of it. Let our friendly staff deliver breakfast to your room, serve you cookies and a cocktail in the afternoon, and provide that respite you’ve been craving. Stay safely at our intimate Florida boutique hotel on the coast to enjoy some fun in the sun in a stress-free environment.

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We’re excited to welcome you back for a visit! We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation but are also happy to be on the road to recovery. Find out how you can stay small, stay safe with your future getaway to Melbourne Beach!

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