Top 10 Things to do in Cocoa, United States

September 21, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Cocoa is a city in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 17,140 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Cocoa

1. Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse

300 Brevard Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922-7969 +1 321-636-5050
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4.5 based on 118 reviews

Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse

Established as the "Aladdin" theatre, the doors opened to the public on August 18th, 1924, showing silent movies. Later, Brevard's first "talkie" movie house became known as "the showplace of the Indian River Section". Several owners and several decades later, the building was restored operational and began producing community based musicals in 1989. In 1991, the Playhouse was accepted onto the National Register of Historic Places under the official name "The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse." Known to all as "Broadway on Brevard" this team of volunteers and staff are truly an example of one of the highest quality community highest quality community theatres in the country. Our 27th Season (2016-2017) includes: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor(R) Dreamcoat": Sep. 23-Oct. 9, 2016 "Meet Me in St. Louis": Nov. 18 - Dec. 4 "On the Town": Jan. 27 - Feb. 12 "Aida": March 10 - 26 "Mary Poppins": April 28 - May 14 "Nunsense II: The Second Coming": June 23 - July 2 For tickets and a complete season listing please visit our website

Reviewed By TheSimpleTraveler - Easton, Pennsylvania

I have been to this venue several times over the past few years and have never been disappointed. The restored playhouse is just beautiful. The seats are comfortable. The view of the stage, whether in the balcony or in the lower level is all good. The staff, orchestra and actors/actresses – all volunteers – put their heart and soul into each production to ensure that the patrons have a wonderful evening.

Our group of three arrived early enough to procure a parking space in one of the public parking lots not too far from the venue. But parking could become more challenging, as it gets closer to show time. We saw Mary Poppins and found the show to be very good, although I did have problems at times understanding the dialogue through the sound system. It didn’t take away from the performance for me though.

If you’re looking for a nice evening out to take in a play, I strongly recommend you give the Cocoa Village Playhouse a try, if you’ve never been there before. You can buy tickets in advance on line or at the door on the day of the show.

2. Cocoa Village

Cocoa, FL +1 321-636-1441
Excellent
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4.5 based on 419 reviews

Cocoa Village

Reviewed By Scene-set - Wokingham, United Kingdom

A great place to “park up” and take a stroll. Some lovely historic buildings including the theatre,

Sadly could not find (after a thorough search) a coffee shop, which would be a great addition and I am sure a successful enterprise!

Still would recommend a visit - including the park which fronts the river, which is beautifully maintained.

3. Cocoa Riverfront Park

401 Riveredge Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922 +1 321-639-3500
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Cocoa Riverfront Park

Reviewed By Scene-set - Wokingham, United Kingdom

Chanced upon this compact little park while walking around the old village. Very well maintained with shady walkways and seating, bandstand and kids play area. Fronts on to the river with pathways along and around the park - looked like a place where locals frequent!

4. Fineline Fishing Charters

982 Palmer St, Rockledge, FL 32955-2339
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5 based on 7 reviews

Fineline Fishing Charters

Fineline Fishing Charters offers an exciting outdoor alternative to the central Florida theme parks. Let Captain Jim Ross show you the real Florida near Orlando, Daytona, and cocoa Beach. Weather you're a novice or experienced angler, captain Jim has a game plan to help you catch a memory and often the saltwater fish of a lifetime. Come enjoy some family friendly Fun on the water.

Reviewed By tlc4pets - Front Royal, Virginia

I went out with Capt. Ross on New Years Eve for a truly enjoyable day of fishing. We caught several kinds of fish on the Indian River. Capt. Ross is an excellent capt. I highly recommend Fineline Fishing Charters for the novice or well seasoned fisherman. Thank you for a wonderful day Capt. Tim

5. From Olives & Grapes

12 Oleander St, Cocoa, FL 32922-7959 +1 321-205-1740
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5 based on 20 reviews

From Olives & Grapes

Reviewed By Suo L - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Great service, they help you pair all the oils to the balsamic vinegars. They will let you taste as many samples as needed to go d your favorite match. All products are fresh and the quantity very high. If your in the area don't pass this little shop by.

6. Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science

2201 Michigan Ave, Cocoa, FL 32926-5618 +1 321-632-1830
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4 based on 44 reviews

Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science

Brevard Museum...Where history comes alive!The mission of the Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science is to operate and maintain a museum for the education of the public about regional cultural heritage and to preserve historic artifacts and natural history specimens that support this educational mission.Company OverviewThe Brevard Museum, Inc., also known as the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, is conveniently located in Cocoa, Florida bordering the Brevard Community College Cocoa campus and the city's original water supply, Clearlake. A not-for-profit corporation since 1969 existing under the laws of the state of Florida; the museum sits on a 22 acre parcel of land that includes a 19.5 acre nature preserve encompassing three Florida ecosystems.

Reviewed By RMB634 - State College, Pennsylvania

We were looking for a museum in the area because inclement weather threatened. This Museum fit the bill perfectly. It is small in size but has some interesting exhibits. They have a really nice collection of seashells. The display about the Windover archaeological dig was informative and I learned about the turpentine industry in Florida. There is a room of extinct mammals such as a mastodon and giant sloth which was fun. There is a play room for the kids including a rocket playhouse and a tree house. We spent almost two hours in the museum. There is also a nature path which we did not do. It was well worth the visit.

7. Indian River Queen Private Cruises

Cocoa Village Marina, Cocoa, FL 32922 +1 321-454-7414
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4 based on 47 reviews

Indian River Queen Private Cruises

The Indian River Queen is a triple deck paddlewheel boat which specializes in Private & Exclusively Designed Affairs. On the main deck l discover the Queen's Room with air-conditioned, full service bar, catering area, restrooms, music, comfortable seating. Enjoy a Welcome aboard Reception on the 2nd deck with live music, full service bar & passed appetizers.Topside offers a spectacular view of the Indian River while the "Queen" rolls down the River. The Indian River Queen offers limited riverboat adventures to the public. The Queen is also ideal for weddings, corporate functions and group travelers who would like the run of the ship during a privately chartered cruise

Reviewed By ruth C

Johnny Danger was a fantastic musician to have on the trip! The ride up the Indian River was way too short, but tourists probably didn't realize it. The luncheon provided by Squid Lips OK but not great. The staff and crew however were tops! We plan to go on this ride again despite our minor complaints. 4th of JULY for sure!

The trip was advertised at one price, but another was charged. A call to their phone corrected this. Hope they get this straightened out as we heard some complaints from other passengers who didn't call in about the discrepancy.

8. Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory

1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, FL 32922-6598 +1 321-433-7373
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory

Reviewed By jdburns - Canada

Rain spoiled looking through the telescope ; but, the volunteers made up for it with information and video viewing . The hands on demonstrations and experiments delighted all the quests . Everyone was giggling and wanting to try all the centers. Good venue for all ages except the laser light show to rock music might be a bit much. It is loud and a bit nauseating; but, I am a senior and loved it . Tired of regular movies . The Planetarium has fantastic nature and science films. This an overlooked outing that is quite enjoyable . Limited schedules , so check times online .

9. Florida's Space Coast

430 Brevard Ave Ste 150, Cocoa, FL 32922-8011 +1 877-572-3224
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Florida's Space Coast

Centrally located 45-minutes east of Orlando, Florida’s Space Coast is a place where sandy beaches meet world-famous surfing and oceanfront happy hours. A place where nature provides a landscape for visitors to enjoy idyllic year-round temperatures, and where the tranquility of the river and the warmth of the sun will enrich the senses. And it’s where cruise ships, rocket launches and natural wonders delight year-round. Florida’s Space Coast is like no other. With over 72 miles of coastline, it’s incredibly diverse from north to south and has an adventure for every visitor. As you discover what makes up Florida’s Space Coast, you will learn that it is so much more than the place for space. So, whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, a family vacation, or a cruise from Port Canaveral, we invite you to find your space, plant your beach chair and breathe in the ocean air. Florida's Space Coast's towns include: Cocoa Beach, Melbourne & The Beaches, Port Canaveral, Titusville, Palm Bay and Viera.

Reviewed By spacecOast2014 - Port Orange, Florida

I visit the Office of Tourism and the staff was real helpful. I would like to think Candace for all the information she was a real professional. It's workers like her that made my visit enjoyable.

10. Taylor Park

Harrison St / Delannoy Ave, Cocoa Village, Cocoa, FL 32922 +1 321-639-3500
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Taylor Park

Reviewed By Rita S - Brevard County, Florida

Very nice park to sit, observe and relax. Located in Cocoa Village, Taylor Park is small but very nice. It has benches to sit on to watch the birds, people, and children play. It's relaxing and quiet here.

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