The holidays are what you make them, and Brevard County makes it easy to plan the perfect holiday. From building sandy “snowmen” on the beach to an exciting rocket launch and everything in-between, a bit of time on the Space Coast can be a dynamite holiday!
In years past, thousands of spectators gathered at Cocoa Beach to observe hundreds of Santas surfing the crystal waves. This year, despite the pandemic, keep the spirit alive by donning Santa attire and choosing your own surf spot. Upload pictures to social media of your group surfing, wakeboarding, or any other water activity and label it #surfingsantas. There will also be a virtual costume contest and a Best Air Contest for aerial surfers.
Everyone knows holidays are about friends and family—but don’t forget the food! Many restaurants offer a traditional holiday feast, but if you’re looking for local favorites, visit Seafood Atlantic in Cape Canaveral to try the freshest seafood straight from the fishermen. The rock shrimp is a popular dish at Grills Riverside Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar in Melbourne or venture out to other top restaurants in the area.
Fishing and Boating
Take a boat ride along the Space Coast to look for dolphins and manatees; you may even be able to swim, tube, or wakeboard! Fish for more than 500 species of fish, including ladyfish, common snook, redfish, largemouth bass, and some of the largest spotted sea trout. Many fishing and airboat tours are available such as Good Natured River Tours in Melbourne or Grasshopper Airboat Eco-tours near Cocoa Beach.
Events, Festivals, and Other Activities
The theme parks in Orlando are just an easy drive away, but one of the most charming attributes of Brevard County is the plethora of entertainment without the long lines. Observe an out-of-this-world rocket launch at Cape Canaveral, take a holiday carriage ride in Melbourne, visit Santa in Viera, and much more!
If you’re looking to extend your stay in the Space Coast area beyond the holidays, check out Beachside Apartments in Satellite Beach, FL. Our units offer breath-taking ocean views, a swimming pool, and 9-foot ceilings—all within walking distance to the beach. Take a virtual tour or contact us today for more information.