Discover Florida’s Space Coast from our hotels in Melbourne. It’s a short drive to Cape Canaveral, home of the NASA space program, and prime South Florida beaches for a leisurely day in the sun.
Guests of our Melbourne hotels can cross the Indian River to the teal waters of the Atlantic along the shores of Melbourne Beach village. Our hotels in Melbourne are near the Brevard Zoo. Take the kids for a ride on the zoo train and watch for rhinos, kangaroos, crocodiles and monkeys. The kid-friendly kayak tour of the river surrounding the African exhibit glides past resident giraffes. At the nearby Kennedy Space Center, you can tour the shuttle launch areas, meet an astronaut and even train in spaceflight simulators. Relax after an exciting afternoon of space exploration on the unspoiled beaches at nearby Canaveral National Seashore.
Melbourne’s historic downtown, near our Melbourne hotels, is lined with cafes and inviting shops amid original clapboard-sided architecture and palm-fringed streets. This once-sleepy arts community has become a fashionable shopping district, with an eclectic mix of galleries and boutiques. Come during the day to shop for clothing, pottery or antiques. Stay through the evening to dine on fresh seafood or dance to live music. On the second Friday of the month, guests at our hotels in Melbourne can attend a free family festival along Main Street, featuring street vendors, live entertainment and kids’ rides.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn® Melbourne hotels for a lively calendar of events and festivals year-round, from the free concerts and art fair of the Melbourne Arts Festival in spring to the beer gardens of Oktoberfest in Wickham Park each fall.