The 10 Best Things to Do in Melbourne, United States

January 19, 2018 Renato Branum

Melbourne /ˈmɛlbərn/ is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 76,068. The municipality is the second-largest in the county by both size and population. Melbourne is a principal city of the Palm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1969 the city was expanded by merging with nearby Eau Gallie.
Restaurants in Melbourne

1. Brevard Zoo

8225 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940-7924 +1 321-254-9453
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo is home to more than 650 animals, representing 165 species. Feed gentle giraffe and lorikeets, go kayaking or take a paddle boat ride and ride the train. Get wet in Paws On, enjoy daily animal encounters and be sure to experience our rhino encounters.

Reviewed By Kimberly W - San Francisco

We took the entire elementary school for a day at the zoo. It’s a cute zoo and they are always adding and improving. Usually the animals are active and you can see them. Workers seem to really take care of the animals. I would always get an annual pass when my children were small because it is an excellent zoo and I’m not much of a zoo person. It reminds me a little of Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle but it’s much smaller.

2. Locked Inside

920 N Highway A1a, Indialantic, FL 32903-2907 +1 321-802-8886
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 75 reviews

Locked Inside

Reviewed By xbbyodx

I've been wanting to do an escape room for my birthday. A year, and 6 months later, I got my wish! Definitely a great time with friends and significant others. It helps you bond and appreciate those you're with. It's a great time especially if it's raining, it would add to the experience! We did the Egypt: Ammons Passage room. It was definitely a challenge. For our first time, we did pretty good. We didn't escape, but we were SO close! After getting out, we all wanted to bring the rest of the family next time!

3. Turkey Creek Sanctuary

1502 Port Malabar Blvd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905-5451 952-3433
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 273 reviews

Turkey Creek Sanctuary

Reviewed By PAski88 - Lewistown, Pennsylvania

This is a nice place to go for a walk. The trails are in great shape. There are a few that are still being worked but most are open. Plenty of vegetation to look at but we were there in early afternoon and only saw one small bird. We thought that was kind of weird. So it wasn’t great for bird watching but it is a nice place to walk.

4. Gleason Park

1233 Yacht Club Blvd, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937-4259 +1 321-773-0552
Excellent
87%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 52 reviews

Gleason Park

Reviewed By oscottcard - Satellite Beach, Florida

This pet friendly park has paved walkways and nicely placed gazebos. Our latest adventure involves the white duck that has taken a dislike to you dog. Follows us halfway around the lake. Not scary at all, just funny. Also dont forget to walk around behind the rec center and pool area. Great place to see the tortoises.

5. Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

10001 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604 +1 321-637-5521
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 312 reviews

Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

Reviewed By swtravel - Bath

This is an out of the way park, with lots of birds & alligators. You can drive around, as well as get out to view.

6. Lou's Blues Upstairs

3191 N Highway A1a, Indialantic, FL 32903-2135 +1 321-779-2299
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Lou's Blues Upstairs

Reviewed By peterthegreatmlkj - Indialantic, Florida

We go here about once a week. The early crowd, like us, come for karaoke, food specials, or just to people watch. Karaoke on Friday is well attended and fun. Everyone from retirees to motorcyclists come to Lou's. I have heard the late crowd is different, but we are usually gone by then. We enjoy the food, wings, burgers, salad, seafood, sometimes specials like snow crab and babybacks. All very reasonable. The staff is friendly and accomodating. The outside porch, and windows inside, overlook the ocean, one of the few places you can see the ocean while enjoying your evening. Fun place to go.

7. Sebastian Inlet State Park

9700 S Highway A1A, Melbourne, FL 32951-4116
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 657 reviews

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Reviewed By reise3

It was $8 to enter the park. The beach, for the most part, was clean (I did carry out some bottle caps I found) & the sand was nice & soft. The water was cold & rough, so we didn't swim, but were told there's a bit of a drop off. There is a protected tide pool area off the inlet that might be a better choice for kids when it's too choppy. We noticed tons of fishermen, mainly on the jetty, but on the beach as well. Also, it seems popular with surfers. There are plenty of spaces to BBQ/picnic, and there's also a concession area, which even serves veggie burgers. We're likely to return.

8. Ryckman Park

507 Ocean Ave, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951-2523
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Ryckman Park

Reviewed By marci477 - Melbourne, Florida

They have a pier currently partly closed and being repaired due to Hurricane Matthew. The park has bench seating near the river's edge in several places which are great for watching the sunsets. The park has a couple of hundred feet of river frontage. There is a new basketball court, There is a tennis court. There is a large gazebo popular for weddings and there is a large playground for the kids and a bocci ball court. The business area with restaurants, library, and a grocery store are a couple of blocks east. Nice little community with friendly folks.

9. Longboard house

101 5th Ave, Indialantic, FL 32903-3174 +1 800-844-6211
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Longboard house

Reviewed By Havegunjoe - Melbourne Beach, Florida

They are not giving anything away but you get quality for your dollars. They carry every top brand and style of surfboard you can think of. Really excellent fashions too. Their sales are excellent too. Worth the visit.

10. Treetop Trek

8225 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940-7924 +1 321-254-9453
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 307 reviews

Treetop Trek

Experience nature on a whole new level at Brevard Zoo's new outdoor aerial adventure! Fun for all ages, test your skills on one of three courses enjoying varying degrees of challenges and, of course, zip lines. For thrill seekers, we recommend Treetop Challenge. For nature lovers, enjoy the Canopy Walk, and Chutes and Ladders is great for the kids. Open daily at 9 a.m. Zoo admission not required to experience Treetop Trek.

Reviewed By BigTimeTravelFamily - Voorhees, New Jersey

Loved this and we were super happy with our informative, helpful and fun guides. It is in the same parking lot as the Brevard Zoo so make a day for this. Wear sneakers - rubber soled to avoid slippage. Drink enough water to stay hydrated. Wear a zippered shirt or shorts to store phone camera because you will want pictures of this. They have different levels for different expertise levels. Feels like you are in a real jungle.

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