If your upcoming Disney World vacation includes a few days on Florida’s famous Space Coast, we have you covered for what to do and where to stay. With more than 70 miles of coastline and a calendar packed with year-round interactive events, the Space Coast is the perfect addition to any Central Florida vacation itinerary. Here’s all you need to know as you plan your next Central Florida Disney and Space Coast vacation.
You’ll find no shortage of exciting things to do as you explore Florida’s Space Coast. Of course, visiting the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex should be on your list, and you can easily spend a whole day there. You should also build in at least a day to hang on the beach, take a surf lesson, or have a beach picnic. The Brevard Zoo is also worth the trip to take in the open-air habitats of more than 900 animals from around the world. And, for real excitement, don’t miss the Andretti Thrill Park which is packed with attractions like bumper boats, a speed track, batting cages, miniature golf, and laser tag.
When it comes to booking a room for your Space Coast adventures, Hyatt Place Melbourne/Palm Bay is our recommendation. With a prime position in Palm Bay, close to major beaches and attractions, and just eight minutes from the Andretti Thrill Park, this comfortable lodging option has everything you need to ensure your Space Coast visit is out of this world.
Starting with private, free parking and a welcoming lobby with 24/7 service, once you step into this facility your vacation can truly begin. Throughout the 106-room property, you’ll find free Wifi and friendly staff ready to assist you in any way they can. Rooms are generously appointed with a workstation, flat-screen tv entertainment area, and some suites also have a separate seating area. Pet-friendly rooms are also available.
The hotel also offers an on-site fitness center, a pool, laundry service, business meeting facilities, and digital check-in/check-out. If you choose to begin your Florida vacation on the Space Coast, the nearest airport is Melbourne International Airport and it is just six miles away.
If you’re staying at Hyatt Place Melbourne/Palm Bay, you’re in good shape for most of your meals. The breakfast bar is open daily from 6:30 – 9:30 a.m. and serves up classic American fare like scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, granola, and toast. Throughout the day, you can grab a bite at The Market, the in-hotel pantry stocked with grab-and-go snacks, or for something more substantial, head to The Placery, located at the lobby bar and serving up juicy burgers, Caesar salads, sandwiches, and a variety of beverages.
Outside of the hotel, you’ll find an abundance of fresh seafood options along with an array of other flavors such as pizza, BBQ, and Thai. The area is also home to several bars and grills and breweries to quench your thirst after a long day of sightseeing.