Exploring Viera on the Space Coast
Discover the Space Coast’s Newest Community
There’s a ton of things to do in Viera! No matter if your family is here for a tournament at the USSSA Space Coast Stadium, checking out the Brevard Zoo or looking for prime shopping and incredible dining, Viera has something for everyone. Next time you’re in town, take a detour from the Beach and see what this young and lively community has in store!
Catch a ball game at the USSSA Space Coast Stadium
The USSSA Space Coast Stadium is the Space Coast’s premier sports facility. Here professionals mingle with minor leagues and inspire the love of the game for thousands of young athletes. When your tournaments over, head over to the main stadium to see the USSSA Pride, our professional softball team play. You won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a hot dog and a cold drink while you bask under the stadium lights and watch Olympic-level play from some of the best softball players in the nation.
Head to the Brevard Zoo
The Brevard Zoo is consistently rated one of the top zoos in the United States. With adventures ranging from animal feedings to kayak adventures through the giraffe enclosure, and a train ride through another animal enclosure there’s an off-the-beaten-path adventure for everyone in your party!
A favorite add-on with separate admission is Treetop Trek. Treetop Trek is a self-guided ropes course and zip-line tour of the zoo! You traverse the treetops with spider monkeys and sloths, then end your adventure with a thrilling zip line over the American Alligator and Crocodile exhibits. It’s an experience your teens won’t soon forget!
Get Wild at the Viera Wetlands
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands | Viera
10001 North Wickham Road
If you enjoyed the Wild Florida exhibit at the Brevard Zoo, you’ll love exploring the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, or as the locals know it, the Viera Wetlands. Here you’ll see several species of birds, otters, alligators, and other Florida native wildlife in their natural habitat. A coquina-paved walking path circles several small lakes and features lookout towers you can climb to get a panoramic view of Viera. This incredible spot is a popular location for birders and nature photographers, but make sure you follow all posted rules and stay on the trails the animals you’ll encounter here are wild.
Shop till You Drop at The Avenues
The Avenue Viera | Melbourne
2261 Town Center Avenue
The Avenues is the Space Coast’s premier shopping area! This outdoor mall is a great place to catch a movie, have a memorable meal, do some shopping or just hang out, enjoy the splash pad and courtyard, or stroll the palm-lined sidewalks. Filled with name-brand stores, small boutiques, and local restaurants, You’ll find the trendiest fashions along with locally made goodies to bring home.
Work out Some Energy
There are tons of indoor play areas for kids of all ages in and near Viera. If your young kids and teens are needing to work out some energy during a siblings tournament, or before a long flight (or drive) home, check out some of these adventurous spots.
The Backyard | Palm Shores
5270 N. US Hwy 1
Fans of competitive games will have a blast at The Backyard, a large indoor center offering food and fun in air-conditioned comfort. Choose the lively table games air hockey or ping pong to get your blood pumping, then challenge your aim, strength, and timing with axe throwing. You’ll find familiar favorites like darts and billiards along with some of the more popular indoor games that have emerged in the past several years like bocce ball, cornhole and putterball. Keep your energy up with cold drinks and eats from the café. You and your entire crew will be entertained for hours!
Sky Zone | Rockledge
624 Barnes Boulevard
Another option for indoor fun is Sky Zone. This place takes jumping on a trampoline to a whole other level with their take on classic games like dodgeball, basketball, and jousting. Add in a warrior course where you can challenge your friends to a test of speed, strength, and agility or dare to conquer the bouldering wall. You’ll be sure to have an endless amount of action with friends, family, and teammates. And if you just simply want to fly high, then enjoy the open freestyle jump or the foam zone where you can soar and land safely in the soft foam. Here’s a list of all their attractions.
Urban Air Adventure Park | Melbourne
6729 Colonnade Avenue, Suite 130
This large indoor center has attractions for any age, skill, and fitness level. It’s so much more than a trampoline park! You can fly high with an aerial tour of all the action on Sky Rider, test your balance and agility on the ropes course, or go vertical by scaling the climbing walls, all from the safety of a harness. Stalk your opponent or set up an ambush with laser tag, the ever-popular game of skill, speed, and strategy. Challenge yourself or your friends with one of several virtual reality games. Add to those a tubes playground, warrior obstacle course, dodgeball, bowling and, of course, trampolines, and you’ve got hours of entertainment here. Fuel up at the café so you can continue to play all day. On Teen Night the lights go out, the music starts pumping and the lasers flash for a special evening designed just for teens.
Space Coast Ice Plex | Rockledge
720 Roy Wall Boulevard
Beat the heat and have a blast at the ONLY ice-skating rink on the Space Coast! Public skating is open daily. It’s cool fun for the whole family and a fantastic way to burn off energy. Saturday nights are particularly good for teens, with a DJ mixing things up. Be sure to dress warmly so everyone has a good time. Have you always wanted to learn to skate? Ask about lessons and become a “pro” in no time.
What’s for Dinner in Viera?
With all that playtime, you’ve got to eat! Here are some outstanding local restaurants you’ll want to check out when the crew starts to get hungry.
· First Watch | Melbourne
2328 Citadel Way, Suite 104, Melbourne
This award-winning restaurant is known for its innovative menu and delicious food with lots of healthy choices. It’s the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.
· Pizza Gallery & Grill | The Avenue Viera, Melbourne
The Avenue Viera, 2250 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne
The walls are lined with art, and they pride themselves on pizza and other Italian dishes that are works of art too. It’s a local favorite that’s a fun choice for families with kids. Take a look at their menu, which includes vegetarian and gluten-free options, even for pizza.
· 28 North Gastropub | The Avenue Viera, Melbourne
2250 Town Center Avenue, Suite 101
This is the place for foodies! Savor a glass of fine wine or craft beer along with one of their innovative menu creations, all made from fresh, responsibly sourced ingredients. They have individual entrees and shareable plates. Need some time away from the kids? This is a great place for date night!
· Taj: Modern Indian Cuisine | The Avenue Viera, Melbourne
2290 Town Center Avenue, Suite 115
For something a bit more exotic, step into Taj where no detail was spared in creating the experience, including lights imported from Turkey and antique gold ceilings. If you’ve had Indian food, you know how healthy and flavorful it is. If you’ve never tried it, this is the place to do it! Their menu is large, with lunch and daily specials. Plus, they allow you to choose the spiciness: mild, medium, hot, and extra hot. Because this is “modern” Indian food, they even have naan pizza! And lots and lots of vegetarian choices.
· Olive Tree Greek Grill | The Avenue Viera, Melbourne
2270 Town Center Avenue, Suite 113, Melbourne
If you’re craving a kabob or a gyro, this is your spot. The menu offers vegetarian options along with the more traditional chicken, beef, and lamb, with a special menu for the kiddos. This family-run restaurant uses quality ingredients to cook up its authentic Greek cuisine. You’ll even find Greek beer and wine. You may just find yourself shouting “Opa!”
It’s easy and fun to spend your day in Viera! Next time you’re on the Space Coast, make sure to swing by this city and enjoy everything the Space Coast has to offer.