Melbourne Beach is the town’s top attraction – it’s no wonder the whole place takes its name from this sandy stretch. Rolling out along Florida’s Space Coast for over 33 miles, it’s known for its extra-soft sand and nature-first vibes. This stretch of coastline has kept things simple, but you’ll find enough beachfront eateries to keep you fed and watered, and there’s a buzzing watersports scene.
Head to Historic Downtown Melbourne and you’ll find a crowd-pleasing line-up of shopping spots. We’re talking everything from classy boutiques to antique-filled boltholes. And, once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can take your pick from more than 20 restaurants.
For a chilled-out evening, wander down to the Eau Gallie Arts District. This place is packed with cultural gems and art galleries – but the place to be by night is the Intracoastal Brewing Co. This microbrewery’s taproom offers loads of variety – you can even pick your own flight of beer if you want to try a bunch of options.
Clam chowder’s a pretty big deal on the Space Coast, and you won’t have to go far to find it. This creamy, seafood soup’s been an American favourite for generations, and you can tuck in to a bowl of it at loads of beachside dining spots.
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