24 hours in Palm Bay
We understand time crunches, and that’s why we’ve narrowed down the best of the best that Palm Bay has to offer.
Begin the day by charging up with an early morning jog at one of the many nature trails in the area. Exercise generates chemicals in the brain that will energize your body for a busy day, and while your body does that, enjoy the various bird, wildlife, and marine species around the trail! Afterwards, continue your day with a visit to a local waterfront cafe for a morning breakfast and cup of coffee. Whether you like your eggs scrambled or sunny-side-up, visitors always seem to love the dining options of Palm Bay.
Spend your afternoon on the water either in a fishing boat, kayak, or a paddleboard! Go on a fishing expedition with Coastal Fishing Charters and learn how to become a fishing master! Or sign up for a guided kayak eco tour to learn all about the wild and marine life in the area. If you’re lucky, you may get the chance to witness rare mammals like the manatee on your ride. Paddleboarding is a popular sport here on the Space Coast. Rent a paddleboard to explore the waterways of the Bay and relax in the serene company of nature. Visit the unique bars and dining areas in the town for a light lunch or a delicious dinner. We recommend that you plan your visit on a day that Kennedy Space Center is planning a rocket launch!
End your day on the shore of a local beach and prime rocket viewing location and witness the launch just miles away. Retire from a busy day in a top rated hotel in the area, offering accommodations for you and your group. So if you’re short on time, follow these directions for an ultimate fun-filled 24 hour day.
From building cars inside a normal garage to owning the largest jet powered race team in the world, Larsen Motorsports is continuing to build their team and offer many different opportunities for individuals' unique interests. The Jet Technology Center will walk fans through what it takes to engineer, design, and fabricate paint...
Florida Tech Botanical Gardens
A stream bordered by a shady hammock abounding in palm trees and other tropical growth winds through the heart of the campus and is the setting for a 15-acre Botanical Garden at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Grapefruit Bike Trails
A unique collection of fairly intense bike trails that have won over locals, the BMX community, and anyone who enjoys a good hike on one of Florida’s pristine pieces of woodland. After completing the beginner entrance trail, the rider is taken on a one-way loop with many options to ride drops, tabletops, gap jumps, step-ups, berms, and...
Bass Pro Shop
This is more than just a fishing and hunting store. You're invited to their old Florida Cracker-style store complete with a front porch area, tin roof and laid back Florida-style seating. Peruse their departments such as camping, gifts and nature center, apparel and footwear, marine tracker boats, and watersports.
Turkey Creek Sanctuary
Turkey Creek Sanctuary offers nature trails along with a nature center and a 1-mile mountain bike trail with a direct connection to an additional 8-miles. The 4,000-foot boardwalk twists and turns along the murky, bass-filled black water creek – a major stopover for spring and fall migratory birds including the pileated woodpecker and...
Comfort Suites Palm Bay - Melbourne
Less than 5-miles from Melbourne Beach and Florida Institute of Technology this hotel offers all the amenities you need for your stay away from home.Whether you’re just passing through or staying for business, guests can partake in complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Palm Bay
Conveniently located off of I-95, has 84 guest rooms with 37 of them set aside as suites. Guests enjoy top-notch accommodations, superb customer service and an ideal location near Florida’s Space Coast’s beaches.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Melbourne Palm Bay
A great location near high-tech companies and the Orlando Melbourne International Airport, the Fairfield Inn &Suites are ready to welcome you with amenities like thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites that allow you to work and relax. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, and guests are welcome to use the fitness...
Broken Barrel Tavern
The Broken Barrel Tavern is for the real beer lover. They offer 400+ bottled beers, 41 draughts, a full liquor bar, and made-from-scratch barbecue seven days a week. Come play pool, darts, Golden Tee or just watch the game.
Yellow Dog Café
The Yellow Dog Café is an award-winning restaurant nestled on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon that boasts a fine dining experience that very few on Florida’s Space Coast can rival. Their menu offers a wide selection of exquisite appetizers, entrees and desserts to satisfy any appetite.
Texas Roadhouse is a national chain that is famous for hand-cut steak, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and delicious sides. Pair that with their fresh baked bread and ice cold beer, and you’ll have a good time waiting for you.
The Shack Seafood Restaurant
With a preserved old Florida charm, fresh seafood, prime steaks and fine wines, you'll fall in love with this local favorite, boasting beautiful views of the Indian River Lagoon.
This quaint, local eatery serves up home-style dishes and has been serving the Palm Bay area for over 30 years. Their signature French toast will keep you coming back for more. Open for breakfast and lunch only.
Enjoy beautiful views of the Indian River Lagoon while dining on sushi and traditional Thai dishes that will satisfy any foodies.