A beautiful sunrise on the beach

5 Day Trips from Cocoa Beach

Seas the Day

Cocoa Beach is a family-friendly destination located 45 minutes east of Orlando and centrally located on Florida’s Space Coast. It has the perfect combination of sun, sea and space for you to explore, but in case you’re looking to expand your horizons, there’s five day trips in close proximity that’s worth the drive.


As you discover what makes up Florida’s Space Coast, you’ll find historic landmarks, art districts, and outdoor activities sure to please. Not to mention good ol’ Mickey Mouse and friends are not too far away. Here’s a few ideas to help get you started.


A kid having fun underneath rocket engines at the Saturn V Center

Located at the north end of the Space Coast, Titusville is the only place on the planet where rockets blast off, sea turtles nest, and sunrises give way to inviting surf. This town is home to Kennedy Space Center, the Warbird Museum, the Police Hall of Fame, the American Space Museum, and the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. There are plenty of ways to experience pieces of history or explore the peaceful wildlife habitat in Titusville.

Melbourne & the Beaches

Millennials viewing the Shark Toof mural in the Eau Gallie Arts District

Not to be confused with Melbourne, Australia! Located at the southern part of Florida’s Space Coast, Melbourne offers a world of true Florida appeal with its beaches, arts and culture, upscale dining and boutique shopping. Stop by Eau Gallie Arts District to see over 19 wall mural installations, or the Sebastian Inlet to enjoy more wildlife and serene beaches.

Palm Bay

World class bass fishing at Stick Marsh in Palm Bay, FL

This active, outdoor community offers some of the best fishing around. Home to Fishing at the Stick Marshair-boating at Camp Holly, and Larsen Motorsports, there are plenty of options for the outdoor, fisher, and thrill seeker individuals looking to have a good time.


Zip-lining and ropes course at Treetop Trek at the Brevard Zoo in Viera, FL

As one of the newest towns on Florida’s Space Coast, Viera is home to the Brevard Zoo, the fun and challenging Treetop TrekSmash Golf, and outdoor shopping, as well as USSSA National Headquarters. This is a great way to spend the day away from the beach and enjoy the diversity of the area, with food and fun for all ages.


As Orlando’s closest beach, Cocoa Beach is less than an hour from all the theme park action. Whether you’re looking to visit Walt Disney World or Universal Studios, there’s something special about waking up to the sound of the waves crashing. You’ll feel refreshed and ready for a day at the parks.

Space Coast Visitors Guide Cover Image

Vacation Planner for Florida’s Space Coast

The official Space Coast Vacation Planner Guide is now available. There are two ways to get yours: