The summer months are the perfect time to explore the Space Coast. No travel plans necessary! Here are a few ideas to get your adventure started:
SUP Eco Tours
Stand up paddle board (SUP) is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. SUP is a cross between a kayak and a surfboard. Participants utilize a one bladed paddle to steer and propel themselves across waterways. SUP Eco Tours offers secluded tour areas and free digital photos of your tour online and snacks and water are provided.
(321) 507-6058 or SupEcoAdventures.com
Florida Tech Botanical Garden
Florida Tech’s garden winds through the campus offering a shady hammock with palm trees and other tropical growth. Guided group tours are available during business hours.
(321) 674-6152 or Garden.fit.edu
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary preserves a diversity of natural habitats and contains several miles of hiking trails to explore.
444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville
(321) 264-5185 or BrevardCounty.us/EELProgram/Areas/EnchantedForestSanctuary/Home
Bioluminescent Kayak Tour
During the warm summer months the waters of Brevard County come alive with light. The tour lasts up to two hours, launching from a site 20 minutes east of Titusville. This spectacular natural phenomenon is a must see!
(321) 268-2655 or ADayAwayKayakTours.com
Barrier Island Sanctuary
Located in Melbourne Beach, this 34-acre sanctuary offers visitors an invitation to explore the barrier island’s diverse habitats through interactive exhibits at the education center, and along a 1-mile hiking trail that winds from the ocean to the Indian River Lagoon.
8385 S. Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach
(321) 723-3556 or BrevardCounty.us/EELProgram/Areas/BarrierIslandSanctuary
Need to escape the heat? Don’t forget about the Space Coast’s many museums.
Through August 17
Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity
Foosaner Art Museum. Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, is a rich, reflective exhibition of works by 39 artists representing the vast cultural blend of modern American society.
1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne
(321) 674-8916 or FoosanerArtMuseum.org
Through August 23
Florida in Fabric II
Ruth Funk Center for Textiles’ Florida In Fabric II promotes an appreciation of quilt making as an art form and provides Florida quilters with an opportunity to display their quilts in the premier textile arts center in the state.
150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne
(321) 674-8313 or Textiles.fit.edu
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
The Valiant Air Command Warbird museum has exhibits, displays, artifacts and vintage warbirds from WWI through the present.
6600 Tico Road, Titusville
(321) 268-1941 or VacWarBirds.org
Visit SpaceCoastLiving.com for additional ideas for summer fun!