Known for its family-friendly charm, Melbourne, Florida and the Melbourne Beaches are located on Florida's Space Coast in southern Brevard County. There is a world of true Florida appeal with nature and recreation, art and culture, upscale dining and downtown shopping awaiting you. Enjoy the sunshine on our 33 miles of unspoiled Melbourne beaches by daylight or take a romantic moonlit walk while enjoying an evening's tropical breeze. With our sub-tropical climate, you can partake year-round in many outdoor recreational activities such as golf, fishing, boating, swimming, surfing, camping and more.
Relax in your choice of over 4, 000 affordable rooms, suites, condos, bed and breakfasts, and extended stay rentals. Our fine hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts offer beachside, riverside or mainland locations. You will find a wide variety of fine restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and shopping options galore from the modern centers to historic downtowns. Cultural opportunities and attractions abound. Boaters will find numerous marinas available for convenient docking.
Historic Downtown Melbourne
Quaint, Historic Downtown Melbourne is the hub for shopping, dining and local events. New Haven and Strawbridge Avenues are home to specialty shops that sell antiques, artwork, crafts, jewelry and clothing. Up and down the streets you'll also find a number of restaurants, bars featuring live music, coffee shops, trinket shops and chocolate shops. The area is also known for throwing fun, family street parties. Many weekends, you'll find the streets closed off, local vendors setting up and the featured band doing a mic check for the upcoming festivals that have the whole town coming to enjoy. The Melbourne Art Festivals are world-renown, bringing artists from all over the world to show off their wall-pieces, sculptures and other beach-themed works of art. Downtown Friday Fest brings families together to peruse the local vendor booths, and dance to the live band featured up on stage.
Arts & Culture
Melbourne is the home to many theatres, two of the most popular being the Henegar Center for Performing Arts and The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts. The Henegar Center is located in the Downtown Theatre District, where streets surrounding are lined with both casual and upscale restaurants, bars, and shops so you can stop for a bite to eat while enjoying live music before and after your show. The King Center, an organization of Eastern Florida State College, features live productions, Broadway shows and concert events that feature big names including Bill Cosby, John Legend and Dave Chappelle.
Melbourne serves as the cultural center for the Space Coast. The historic Eau Gallie Arts District boasts multiple galleries from the masterful collage portraits at the Derek Gores Gallery to the Foosaner Art Museum, which many consider to be the pulse of arts and culture in the area with more than a dozen active galleries.Let the hilarity ensue at a show with the Not Quite Right Comedy Improv Troupe and make sure to wind down your evening with some delicious craft beer at the Intracoastal Brewing Company.