Explore The Wonder In Melbourne, Florida
Melbourne, set beside the Indian River Lagoon, offers beaches, fishing, golf, snorkeling and many other outdoor activities. We basked in the sunshine on Melbourne’s unspoiled beaches. Within an easy drive of the Kennedy Space Center, Melbourne also is the home of annual festivals such as the Independent Filmmaker’s Festival, Arts Festival, Aviation Day and Oktoberfest. There are all types of shopping and restaurants in Historic Downtown Melbourne.
We visited the Eau Gallie Arts District, Main Street, and a historic community, full of shops, art galleries, and restaurants.
- Sebastian Fishing Museum
It is the landmark of the cultural history of the fishing industry. We got a hint of the way of life of people living in Sebastian interwoven with fishing and Indian River Lagoon. We even saw a duplicate of an original fish house, followed by the dock in the museum.
It is clean and well maintained with a variety of fantastic animals. We managed to cover the whole thing in about 2.5 hours, which included a train ride. They offer an interactive package whereby we can feed the veggies to the animals.
- Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands
I visited this place twice and recommended visiting it during the colder months. It is fascinating to see all types of birds there and also raccoons and gators. We did see some sandhill cranes and baby great blue herons. It is an excellent place for bird and nature watching.
Melbourne is a real wonder, and this is a place to which you can spend your vacation peacefully without burning a hole in the wallet.
We stayed at the La Quinta Inn and Suites. It was a pleasant stay there. We even visited Around the World Cafe, considered the best restaurant in the area for breakfast and lunch. It offers delicious varieties of home-made pastries, fresh bread, soups, sandwiches, and more at a reasonable price.