Riding Go Carts at Andretti Thrill Park in Melbourne, FL

Andretti Thrill Park | Melbourne, FL

Family Vacation in Palm Bay, FL

Kids are hard to please sometimes, but Palm Bay has the right thing for everyone in the family. Bring the kids to kayak on the water and discover the wildlife that lives around us. The kids will love the new experience and the parents will love the peace and quiet. The local aquatic center provides families with a safe place to let the kids swim their hearts out. With trained lifeguards and “family time” sessions in the day, parents can feel more at ease about their children being in the water. A collection of slides, water spraying machines, and diving boards make the park even more exciting!

Try out a restaurant in town and have a taste of Palm Bay from the locals. Indulge in local seafood fresh from the piers, a classic home-made hamburger, or a fine Italian dinner. Our choices will leave you with a varied dining experience during your stay. Visitors are urged to expand their appetites and taste the home-style food of Palm Bay. Retire from a fun-filled day to one of the many family-friendly hotels in our area. These hotels aim to accommodate you and your family during your stay. Visitors can expect considerate service, sufficient room size, and luxuries like pools that the kids will love.

Andretti Thrill Park

Andretti Thrill Park is where it’s at for family entertainment. There’s something for everyone at Andretti Thrill Park which features five go-kart tracks, 18-holes of miniature golf, laser tag, batting cages, a rock climbing wall, kiddie rides and playground, an arcade and much more.

Riding Go Carts at Andretti Thrill Park in Melbourne, FL
Palm Bay Kayaks

Take a guided kayaking eco-tour through the scenic Turkey Creek Sanctuary and the surrounding Palm Bay waterways. A variety of tour options are available including morning, afternoon and nights, sunrise or sunsets, and even bioluminescent tours in the summer months.

Rent kayaks from Palm Bay Kayaks
Larsen Motorsports

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...

See fire erupt from the engine of a jet engine race car at Larsen Motorsports in Palm Bay, FL
Fred Poppe Regional Park

This family-friendly, 200-acre park has rustic group camping and four lakes with shoreline fishing. The park has two large pavilions and one small pavilion, all with charcoal grills, restrooms, and electric and/or water.

A 200-acre park at Fred Poppe Regional Park in Palm Bay, FL
Shore Lanes Bowling

The whole family will love having a friendly competition at this updated bowling alley featuring all new lanes, furniture, scorers and a state-of-the-art bumper system.

Bowling at Shore Lanes in Palm Bay, FL
Castaways Point Park

This beautiful city park provides one of the few natural beaches along the Indian River Lagoon. Come to learn about the native Indians that first inhabited this area, to fish from one of the two fishing piers, and maybe to see a dolphin or manatee.

Waterfront views at Castaways Point Park in Palm Bay, FL
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.

A room at the Comfort Suites Palm-Bay Melbourne
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. 

A room at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Palm Bay
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...

The pool at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Melbourne Palm Bay
Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne West

The Courtyard by Marriot Melbourne West combines modern amenities, thoughtful services, and a convenient location tonearby dining, beaches, and shopping. The whole family will love to unwind here after a busy day exploring Palm Bay.

Outdoor seating area at the Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne West
Hampton Inn Melbourne

Refresh and recharge at the Hampton Inn Melbourne. It’s conveniently located less than 15-minutes from the Orlando Melbourne International Airport and close to a wide range of businesses and popular area attractions.

A room at the Hampton Inn Melbourne
Wagon Wheel Pizza

Wagon Wheel Pizza of Palm Bay is a family owned and family-friendly restaurant that has been serving the finest and freshest ingredients, creating some of Palm Bay’s best Italian and American cuisine. Their specialties include pizza, wings, subs, Stromboli, calzones and Italian specialty dinners. 

A calzone from Wagon Wheel Pizza in Palm Bay, Fl
El Sombrero Mexican Cuisine

For over 10 years, the Velazquez family has been serving authentic, traditional Mexican cuisine. Live music fills the atmosphere on the weekends, and patrons love to explore the 11 types of margaritas on the menu.

A margarita from El Sombrero Mexican Cuisine in Palm Bay, FL
Long Dogger’s

Good food and great fun in a totally casual environment. Eat inside and experience the surf shop atmosphere or eat outside to enjoy the great Florida weather. 

A hot dog from Long Doggers in Palm Bay, FL
Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is known for its Southern charm, comforts and hospitality. The friendly home-away-from-home atmosphere serves home-style food, and its unique gift shop will have you swooning. 

Pancakes for breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Palm Bay, FL
Rooney’s

When you’re at Rooney’s, you’re family! This old-fashioned grill offers a little bit of everything such as burgers, sandwiches, wings, seafood, steak and a fish fry every Friday night.

Fish and Chips from Rooney's in Palm Bay, FL
Sonny’s Barbecue

From slow-smoked favorites like pulled pork, ribs, and brisket to homemade sauces and service that defines Southern hospitality, Sonny’s serves Southern barbecue at its finest.

A BBQ dinner from Sonny's Barbecue in Palm Bay, Fl
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