A beautiful place to visit, live, work and play, Melbourne is situated along the east coast of Florida, approximately one hour from Orlando and its world-class theme parks. With an average daily temperature of 80⁰ F, the Melbourne area offers ideal conditions year-round for anyone seeking fun in the sun or a reprieve from winter weather.
Both visitors and residents alike can enjoy a host of activities four seasons long, including quaint downtowns filled with
shopping, arts, dining, and local theater; hiking or cycling on miles of trails; kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing or boating on the scenic Indian River Lagoon; and surfing, fishing or strolling beaches along the Atlantic. Top local attractions include the Brevard Zoo, named one of the top 10 zoos in the United States by USA Today, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, named one of the top 10 museums in the United States by Trip Advisor. Cruise-seekers need look no further than Port Canaveral, located just 20 minutes north of Melbourne. One of the busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Canaveral is a hub for Disney, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines. Skip the busy Orlando airport and fly directly into Melbourne at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport.
The Melbourne Regional Chamber offers South Brevard County’s only visitor information center, open daily Monday through Friday. Stop by 1005 East Strawbridge Avenue for brochures, maps and other visitor information.