Some people get overwhelmed trying to fit in everything they want to do on vacation in the limited time they have. Even with the option for future visits, sometimes it seems like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Thankfully, there are ways to maximize holiday time to keep everyone happy.
More tourists today are opting for smaller, easier ideas that allow them to get the most “bang for the buck.” Others seek valuable quality time with family and don’t want to burn hours waiting in line at a theme park or driving to multiple destinations. Whatever the reason, there are many unique opportunities to create a memorable vacation.
From helicopter flights to wildlife encounters, space fever, and more, Brevard County offers attractions to meet every interest. Here are some of the best ideas for full and half-day fun:
Get up close and personal with nature at the Brevard County Zoo. This world-class facility in Melbourne has options for all ages. From a petting zoo and toddler play area to kayak tours, zipline adventures, and animal feedings, everyone is sure to have a great time at the zoo.
Keep the wildlife theme going with a sightseeing tour where you can spot dolphins, manatees, and other sea life. The Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands (Viera) is a favorite spot for birder and eco-tourist of all ages. This entire site is accessible by vehicle, so even those who can’t or don’t want to hike can enjoy.
Titusville’s Enchanted Forest is an ideal area for nature walks and picnics by the water. In addition, every outdoor lover will find satisfaction here. Brevard County boasts 108 parks and six nature centers, plus more than 17,000 acres of environmentally-endangered wildlife sanctuaries and conservation areas.
Past Meets Future
Steeped in history, Brevard County has an important place in the rich tradition of this country. Of the many Cocoa Beach attractions, several feature the perfect mix of past and present. For example, Cocoa Village features many shops, restaurants, and attractions, as well as annual events. Melbourne’s historic downtown offers an interesting insight into this area’s past.
The Kennedy Space Center is home to many authentic spacecraft. Here, young and old alike can learn about the history of the space program in the United States and also future plans and ideas for space exploration.
The nearby Eastern Florida State College Planetarium and Observatory in Cocoa features hands-on science and history artifacts, in addition to a rooftop observatory and large-format movie theater in which science films are screened.
Many family-friendly beaches are accessible across Brevard County. In addition, the Cocoa Beach Community Swimming Pool is a great area to allow kids to safely enjoy the water within an enclosed space.
Those who crave ocean views without actually getting in the water will love the Cocoa Beach Pier. Situated 800-feet over the sea, this historic landmark (the pier was built in 1962) features restaurants, gift shops, live entertainment, and of course pier fishing.
The Sky’s the Limit
One of the quickest and best ways to see all the area has to offer is through safe and affordable helicopter tours in Cocoa Beach. From a comfortable and spacious seat way up in the sky, you and your loved ones can experience Brevard County on a whole different level.
Committed to the highest levels of safety and stellar customer experience, our aircraft meet FAA standards and are regularly inspected and maintained. Passengers often comment on the smooth and enjoyable rides we create, and many families make our air tours an annual vacation event.
With many packages to choose from, there’s a tour option to meet every budget. Contact us today for a unique experience not soon to be forgotten.