Melbourne, Florida Area Guide

The Best Things To Do In Melbourne

The Space Coast of Central Florida is filled with a variety of exciting activities and events. Many of these fabulous things to do in Melbourne, FL are located within a short drive of Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront. Our area guide will help you choose the best attractions for your stay.

Explore Outer Space

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront is 30 minutes away from Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. The launch site for every human space flight launch since 1968, you can watch space shuttle launches and landings and rocket launches at NASA’s most famous facility. Learn how NASA sent men to the moon, orbited satellites, and continue the space program into the new millennium. Click here for the latest rocket launch schedule to watch NASA’s latest shuttles slip into space.

Cruise Away

Located just a half hour from Port Canaveral, one of Florida’s biggest cruise ship ports, extend your cruising vacation and stay at Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront before or after your voyage.  Sail around the Caribbean with Mickey and Minnie on a family-friend Disney Cruise, or relax with your sweetheart on one of Royal Caribbean’s romantic private cays. The opportunities for cruising fun are endless.

Visit Orlando

A stay in Melbourne offers a quiet destination in lieu of busy Orlando. But Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront is a mere hour away from Orlando’s greatest attractions, such as Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and more. Stay on the beach and visit the local theme parks at the same time.

Play 18 Holes

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront is within minutes of some of the finest courses in the world. Find a tee time and rent a cart at Viera East Golf, The Majors Golf Club, The Habitat at Valkaria, Turtle Creek Golf Club, and more.

Get Wet

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront is located right on the beach, so it’s time to get wet! There’s plenty of swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and more water-based activities right at your sandy feet. Hang ten at Cocoa Beach, located just north of Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, and experience some of the best Atlantic Ocean surfing on the East Coast.