Melbourne Vacations & Travel Packages!
Melbourne is a city in Brevard County in Florida, US. It is situated scenically beside the Indian River Lagoon along Florida's Space Coast. The city is situated a short drive away from the Kennedy Space Center and would wow you with its vibrant downtown, lively beaches, a pulsating nightlife, an arts district and a large number of cultural festivals (most important of them being the Oktoberfest) during your Melbourne vacations. It is also inclusive of a number of outdoor activities including snorkeling and fishing. It is advisable to book your Melbourne vacation packages well in advance to save on ticket prices, and to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices.
The best time to visit Melbourne is spring and early summer from March to mid-May. Temperature ranges from 70 to 80 deg F and this offers an optimum setting to enjoy the city’s attractions.
Places of interest in Melbourne
As Melbourne’s numero uno attraction, the Brevard Zoo consists of more than 650 animals across over 165 species. They are put across five exhibits namely Africa, Caribbean, Australasia, Florida and Paws on Play. Other attractions in the zoo include paddle boating, animal feedings, kayak tours, behind-the-scene tours and train rides.
Melbourne’s Wickham Park is a recreation hotspot noted for its diverse recreational facilities and amenities. Set across a stunning backdrop of pine woods and lakes, it features attractions (like campgrounds, disc golf course, nature trails and ball fields) and some harmless wildlife (consisting of turtles, ospreys and waterfowls). It has also hosted the iconic cultural event Oktoberfest in recent past.
Foosaner Art Museum (formerly the Brevard Art Museum)
The Foosaner Art Museum in Melbourne is home to a jaw-dropping collection of more than 5000 objects spanning last 2000 years. It permanent collection comprises of Modern and Contemporary artworks, Enrique Conill Mendoza Collection of American Industrial Design and the world's largest collection of artworks by German Impressionist painter Ernst Oppler (1897-1929).