3 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday on the Space Coast
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Birthdays on the Space Coast are more memorable than the Shuttle Program. With exciting activities and countless dining options, there’s the potential for a party no matter your age or interest. Check out a few of these itineraries to plan out your Space Coast Birthday for the day, the week, or just stopping by before you set sail on a birthday cruise!
The Perfect Party for Kids and Teens
Birthdays are big deals for kids on the Space Coast, especially if they’re turning 10 or celebrating a sweet sixteen with a trip to the Sunshine State. Planning for an epic birthday for one of these occasions is easy when you spend it on the Space Coast. Get wild at the Brevard Zoo for close encounters with animals or a sky-high walk on the Treetop Trek, where you’ll end your experience by zip lining over the alligators! If your children love to look to the stars, there's no better way to celebrate their birthday than letting them be an astronaut for a day at Kennedy Space Center! You'll be able to check out the grounds and exhibits while they defy gravity and learn how to survive on alien planets. Or, head to the beach where they can learn to surf and master waves for a unique and adventurous way to spend their birthday. This is a trip your kids and their friends will remember forever.
Family-friendly Birthday Eats
Getting hungry? The Space Coast is full of family-friendly restaurants that accommodate large groups, birthday parties, and serve up food that kids and their families love. Check out A NY Pizza House in Cocoa Beach, Fishlips in Port Canaveral, or Longdoggers in Satellite Beach for something special!
Experience the Exhilarating Side of the Space Coast for your Birthday
Want to get outside and experience the adventurous side of the Space Coast? You need to get on the water. 321 Boat Rentals & Club located in Melbourne, FL provides daily boat rentals so you and your friends and family can explore the Indian River Lagoon and wakeboard, tube, or water ski while you go island hopping. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife, or throw out a line to reel your birthday dinner. Looking to the sky instead of the sea this birthday? Test your limits in Titusville and Cocoa Beach with Skydive Space Center or Cocoa Beach Parasail to knock a few experiences off your bucket list complete with breathtaking views of 72 miles of Space Coast Shoreline and aerial viewing access to Kennedy Space Center; it’s the Space Coast like you’ve never seen it before.
Get Downtown With Your Bad Self, It’s Your Birthday!
After a day of outdoor activities, you’ll be ready for a birthday dinner and the Space Coast is home to several great downtown districts where delicious food and drink line the streets. If you have plans to be skydiving in Titusville, head over to Playalinda Brewery Company where craft beer, good food, and great vibes collide. Downtown Melbourne is an entire district built for fun! Stop at Hell’n Blazes Brewing Co. for a pint and a bite, Meg O’Malleys for true birthday shenanigans, or Matt’s Casbah for outdoor seating and live music nightly. Want waterfront views? Ryan’s Pizza & Pub in Downtown Cocoa Village gives you fantastic views of the Indian River, where Coconuts on the Beach, located in Downtown Cocoa Beach, allows for you to stroll along the Atlantic Ocean with your birthday drink in hand after a great meal.
Relax and Unwind on your Birthday
For a more relaxing day of celebrating that comes with a signature Space Coast experience, take an Eco Tour of the Indian River Lagoon in Cocoa Beach or at the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge to explore the hidden spots where up-close encounters to native wildlife and beautiful waterways can only be truly appreciated by boat, kayak, or stand-up paddle board. Looking for a new perspective this birthday, Cocoa Beach Helicopters gives you an aerial view of the coastline and other Space Coast historic landmarks in a smooth and comfortable flight. Or maybe you just need a full day of pampering this birthday. Cocoa Beach Spa is your one-stop spot for hydrafacials, massages, mani-pedis, and other beauty and grooming services that will leave you feeling cared for this birthday.
It's Your Day! Wine and Dine
End your relaxing birthday with a fine dining experience in Cocoa Beach at Florida’s Fresh Grill. Each dish is made from scratch and only fresh fish and premium-grade steaks are served. Stay for a while in the friendly and inviting atmosphere and enjoy a birthday cocktail or fine wine topped off with a dessert to die for. Scott’s on Fifth located in Indialantic, is an intimate and stylish restaurant serving up an inspired menu that is not only fresh, but locally sourced. Want a long walk on the beach after dinner? Head to Yellow Dog Cafe in Malabar for the definition of fine dining with an impeccable view of the Indian River Lagoon. Go ahead, it’s your birthday and you deserve it!
Don't Forget the Cake
Or whatever birthday treat is preferred, you’ll want to check in with some of these Space Coast local bakeries and sweet spots for a birthday treat you can’t find anywhere else.
- Simply Delicious Café & Bakery: Located in Cocoa Beach, Simply Delicious has a little bit of everything and unique treat options. And if you have dietary restrictions or food preferences (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc), Simply Delicious can accommodate you.
- The Florida Key Lime Company: For a truly Floridian birthday dessert, you’ll want to grab a key lime pie from the Florida Key Lime Company to enjoy a tangy, delightful slice of sunshine. And if you want something really fun, order a key lime pie in a coconut shell for your birthday treat.
- The Fat Donkey: If you are looking for a place that satisfies any and all sweet treat cravings for your birthday, The Fat Donkey has you covered. Located in both Cocoa Beach and Indian Harbor Beach, this spot has ice cream and other fine desserts like milk shakes, sorbets, cookies, popsicles, root beer floats, and more in a casual beach setting. This is your birthday sweet treat haven!
- Jacqueline’s Bakery & Cafe: For a cultural and delectable tasting experience on your birthday, Jacqueline’s Bakery and Café will not leave you disappointed. Located in the historical Downtown Melbourne area, you’ll be treated to fine French pastries, cakes, macarons, and ice cream. Call ahead for a made-to-order croquembouche, Bon anniversarie!
Now that you know what you’re going to do to celebrate your birthday on the Space Coast, you just need to book your trip! Go ahead, you’re not getting any younger!
For more information on where to stay and other ideas to make this a great trip, check out the Space Coast Vacation Planner or the links below and celebrate your birthday with us here on the Space Coast!
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