Kayaking on the river in Palm Bay, FL

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Outdoor Activities in Palm Bay, FL

Take a minute to slow down and enjoy nature in the town that has enough outdoor activities to keep your vacation outside for days! Visitors will find various trails ideal for hiking, walking, and cycling. Bring the family out for an evening stroll and enjoy the nature along your walk. Begin the morning with a run on a trail like Boundary Canal to energize yourself for a fun-filled day! Grapefruit Bike Trail offers an outdoor experience to get your adrenaline rushing. Cycle through hills, narrow paths, and steep valleys on this customizable skill level track. This is the great opportunity for a calorie-burning workout and chance to spend time outdoors.

Nature lovers can witness migrating birds find home for the winter at sanctuaries in the area. Take a stroll through the 2,000 year old wildlife abode and connect with all the forms of nature along the way at Turkey Creek Sanctuary. End your days with serenity on the water as the sun goes down. Grab a paddle board and try your hand at yoga and balance to calm the nerves from a long day of fun. Instructors will show you the way and ensure that every participant is getting a great experience out of the activities. On land yoga classes are also available for those that like nature from more of a distance but are still looking for a way to relax and unwind! Either way you choose to spend time outdoors, you can expect to have a great view in Palm Bay.

Bike Trails

Palm Bay has a plethora of bike trails to choose from. The more experienced riders will love the Grapefruit Trails. 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 various jump lines. If your a beginner just looking to enjoy the...

Extreme bike riding on the Grapefruit bike trails in Palm Bay, FL
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...

Immerse yourself in nature at the Turkey Creek Sanctuary
Endless Windz

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to kiteboard, Endless Windz will teach you and provide you with all the equipment and supplies you need. The instructors are passionate about kiteboarding and are excited to share it with everyone they meet.

A man kiteboarding on Florida's Space Coast
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.

A waterfront view on a walking path at Castaways Point Park in Palm Bay, 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.

Kayak rentals from Palm Bay Kayaks
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.

A couple exploring the Florida Tech Botanical Gardens
The Majors Golf Club

The Majors Golf Club is a par-72, Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. Heralded as being one of the most pristine golf courses in Central Florida, Majors Golf Club at Bayside Lakes boasts over 240-acres of gorgeous greens, lakes, preservation areas and natural wetlands.

A world class golf course at the Majors Golf Club 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
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
The Shaka Dog

Only at The Shaka Dog can you get delicious, traditional Hawaiian style foods. With entrees like ahi poke, Big Island nachos, Hawaiian style shrimp, as well as authentic Hawaiian shaved ice, you can’t go wrong here.

A tuna poke bowl from Shaka Dog in Palm Bay, FL
Thai Riverside

Enjoy beautiful views of the Indian River Lagoon while dining on sushi and traditional Thai dishes that will satisfy any foodies.

Sushi from Thai Riverside in Palm Bay, FL
Crafty Crab

Fresh seafood, authentic recipes, and Southern hospitality will make you feel right at home while visiting the Crafty Crab. Classics like hush puppies, fried shrimp, blue crab, king crab, and snow crab are available at this casual seafood restaurant.

A crafty crab cajun dish from Crafty Crab in Palm Bay, FL
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.

A waterfront view on the patio at The Shack Seafood Restaurant in Palm Bay, FL
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Vacation Planner for Florida’s Space Coast

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