While You are Here

Things to Occupy your Time In Melbourne

While you are here, Florida Adoption Center is happy to provide any resources to help your stay be more comfortable. Can’t find what you need on our website? Contact us!

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While you are here we recognize there are needs for your stay and family. There have been occasions, during the adoption process where adoptive parents may find themselves having to travel to, and stay in, the county/state where the child is born. In these cases, adoptive parents may find they have to stay for up to two weeks while Inter-state Compact paperwork is finalized.

We have put together a resource list with information on the local airports, rental car companies, hotels, restaurants, and fun things to do in Brevard. In addition, we have included a couple of sources that give up-to-date information on the local area and local events. If you need help planning your trip, please call us and we will be glad to help. It is our aim, to make your trip and adoption experience as stress-free as possible. Check out more resources at Florida Adoption Center.

Airports | Rental Cars | Parking

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Offers non-stop to 36 destinations and is a major connecting hub. As would be expected with a major international airport, Orlando International offers numerous shops, restaurants, bars and dining opportunities, as well a Disney store for those last minute shopping for items.

Rental Car Companies at the terminal at Orlando International include:



Dollar Car Rental


Firefly Car Rental








L & M





Parking rates vary, depending on where you choose to park. Terminal parking, which is the most expensive, is $17.00 a day. If you don’t mind taking the shuttle bus, parking is $10.00 a day. Valet parking $25.00 a day. In addition, there are numerous off-site parking facilities nearby. Parking rates for off-site vary considerably but is a great alternative. All major credit cards are accepted.

Prior reservations for Airport parking is not required, but it is suggested that you reserve an off-site parking spot.

Melbourne International Airport

Operating hours

Main terminal opens two hours before the first scheduled flight and remains open up to one hour after last flight arrival.

Available ground transportation

Served by Avis, Hertz, National and Budget for car rentals. In addition, there is an airport shuttle, and taxi and limousine services. All transportation services are located within the main terminal, just steps from the baggage-claim area. See “Car Rental” section below for details.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car













Located across from the main terminal. Daily parking is $10.00.

Melbourne International Airport Parking

There is ample parking at Melbourne International Airport. Prior reservations are not necessary. Parking is located at:

1 Air Terminal Pkwy, Melbourne.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1162 W New Haven Avenue, Melbourne


Enterprise Rent-A-Car

920 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne


Budget Rent A Car

1050 S Babcock Street, Melbourne



840 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne


Melbourne Area Hotels/Motels

Courtyard by Marriott

2101 W. New Haven Ave.


(321) 724-6400

Hospital discount


Hilton Melbourne Airport

200 Rialto Place


(321) 768-0200

Hospital discount, shuttle service

Residence Inn Melbourne

1430 S. Babcock St.


(321) 723-5740

Pet friendly, Hospital discount

Full Breakfast and 3 dinners per week

Suburban Extended Stay Melbourne

112 S. Airport Blvd.


(321) 768-9777

Hospital discount

Days Inn Melbourne

4500 W New Haven Ave


(321) 724-2051

Hospital discount

Holiday Inn Express

4510 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne,

(321) 724-2050

Hospital discount

Full Breakfast, Wi-Fi

Extended Stay America

1701 Evans Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32904


Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront

3003 North Hwy. A1A

Indialantic 32903

(321) 777-5000

Crowne Plaza

2605 North Hwy. A1A

Indialantic FL 32903

(321) 777-4100

Double Tree Suites

1665 North Hwy A1A

Indialantic FL 32903

(321) 723-4222

Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront

3101 North Hwy A1A

Indialantic FL 32903

(321) 773-9260

Courtyard by Marriott

Hotels & Motels

3435 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Cross Streets: Between Pinellas Ln and Escambia Ln

(321) 784-4800

Hampton Inn

3425 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Cross Streets: Between Pinellas Ln and Escambia Ln

(321) 799-4099

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites COCOA BEACH

5575 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Cross Streets: Between Hendry Ave and Young Ave

(877) 786-9480

Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront

3003 Highway A1a N, Melbourne, FL 32903

Cross Streets: Between North Ct and Oceanside Blvd

(321) 777-5000

Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront

3101 N. Highway A1A
Melbourne Beach, FL 32903

Doubletree Hotel Cocoa Beach-Oceanfront

2080 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32391

Restaurants | Food & Drinks

Runway Grille – located in the Atrium

A full-service, deli-style restaurant and bar. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Runaway Grille

Gate 1 Bar and Café

Located beyond the security checkpoint for ticketed passengers only. Serves beverages, spirits and snacks. Open daily 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gate 1 Bar and Cafe’

Chart House Restaurant

2250 Front Street, Melbourne Chart House Restaurant


Cuban Island Restaurant

2910 N Highway A1A, Indialantic Cuban Island Restaurant


Bonefish Willy’s Riverfront Grille

2459 Pineapple Avenue, Melbourne Bonefish Willy’s Riverfront Grille


Shells Fresh Seafood

1490 W New Haven Avenue, Melbourne Shells Fresh Seafood


Grills Riverside Seafood and Tiki Bar

505 Glen Cheek Drive, Cape Canaveral Grilles Riverside Seafood and Tiki Bar


Another location exists just north of the Pineda Causeway, on Route 1

Holiday Inn & Rendezvous Restaurant

8298 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne Holiday Inn & Rendezvous Restaurant


Jack’s Seafood Bistro

3003 N Hwy A1A, Indialantic Jack’s Seafood Bistro


Coasters Pub and Biergarten

A1A & Eau Gallie CSWY Coasters Pub and Biergarten

941 E Eau Gallie Blvd. Ste. A,


Goombay’s Seafood and more

306 Hwy. A1A, Satellite Beach Goombay’s Seafood and More


Pineda Crossing Bar and Grill

606 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne

2515 Roberts Road, Melbourne 321-259-7760 Pineda Crossing Bar and Grill

Ichabod’s Bar & Grill

2510 Front Street, Melbourne Ichabod’s Bar & Grill


Taste of India

321-751-4191 Taste of India

The Nomad Café

2002 S. Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne The Nomad Cafe’


Chinese Restaurant No. 1

Walmart Plaza 991 –K Eau Gallie Blvd, Indian Harbor Beach

321-777-6789 Chinese Restaurant No. 1

Mustard’s Last Stand (Chicago Style Hot Dog Stand)

415 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne Mustard’s Last Stand


Cantina Dos Amigos

990 N A1A, Indialantic Cantina Dos Amigos


Squid Lips Overwater Grill

1477 Pineapple Avenue, Melbourne Squid Lips Overwater Grill


Sun Shoppe Café

540 E New Haven Avenue, Melbourne Sun Shoppe Cafe’


Palm Shores Bistro

5060 US Hwy #1, Palm Shores Bistro


Jack’s Seafood Bistro

3003 N Hwy A1A, Indialantic Jack’s Seafood Bistro


Islands Fish Grill

111 5th Ave, Indialantic Islands Fish Grill


Local Information Resources

Space Coast Living Magazine

Google: Space Coast Living Brevard

Space Coast Living Magazine online is a great source of local information, what to do, where to eat, what’s going on in the community.

Melbourne Area Chamber of Commerce

Google: Melbourne Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of commerce offers a wealth of information on the local area, including an interactive map, local businesses, and information on the local area.



Brevard County is located on the Atlantic coast of Florida directly east of Orlando. Brevard boasts 70 miles of sandy coastline, and a host of wonderful beaches where the cooler Atlantic breezes keep the temperatures comfortable. In addition to the ocean, the county offers miles of intra-coastal waterways where dolphins can be easily spotted on any given day, and for nature lovers, try looking out for the slow moving manatees. Anyone loving boating, fishing or swimming will enjoy Brevard.

Kennedy Space Center

Brevard, home to the Space Program, boasts the world famous Kennedy Space Center, Launch Control Center and Space Shuttle display. The Kennedy Space Center offers tours for space enthusiasts, and provides amazing photo opportunities for some of the most recognizable icons of the working Space program.

Historic Downtown Melbourne

Historic Downtown Melbourne is a great place to shop, browse through antique shops eat local fare in lively restaurants, sip a cocktail or two, listen to live bands, dance the night away, or just people watch.

The Historic District has much to offer, and manages to pack everything into a few small blocks. Look out for Art festivals, and other special events. Park your car and walk to fully enjoy the ambiance of the area. Conveniently located just of U.S. Route #1 on East New Haven Avenue.

Historic Cocoa Village

Cocoa Village is a popular Space Coast’s destinations for locals, visitors and cruise ship excursions. Enjoy a walk by the Indian River, or along historic, tree-lined streets, while you shop and enjoy this nostalgic riverside community. The dining choices are wide and range from casual street side cafes, to gourmet restaurants. Cocoa Village is also home to the historic Playhouse where you can enjoy a night out with friends.

Cocoa Village has a lot to offer on any occasion, but it also plays host to special events such as Music in the Park, Jazz on Friday afternoons, and craft and art fairs. Spend the day here and party into the night which you enjoy the live music at one of the hot night spots. Located on the East side of U.S. Route #1 in Cocoa, Turn east at the water tower.

Florida’s wonderful climate means avid golfers can enjoy a good game year round. Brevard has numerous public and private golf courses.


Located in the heart of Viera, at:

7032 Stadium Parkway, Viera FL 32940.

Tel: (321) 504-7776

The Majors Golf Club

Located in the Bayside Lakes area of Palm Bay:

3375 Bayside Lakes Blvd. Palm Bay, FL 32909

Tel: (321) 952-8617

Located at:

8207 National Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940

Tel: (321) 259-9060

Viera East Golf Club

Located at: 2300 Clubhouse Drive, Rockledge, FL 32955

Tel: (321) 639-6500

Brevard offers a variety of shopping facilities, the Melbourne Square Mall in Melbourne, and the Merritt Square Mall in Merritt Island, and several locations in Palm Bay offer the usual variety of large name stores. In addition, The Avenues Viera, the newest location offers a variety of big name stores, restaurants, bars and movie theater. In addition, there are several Super Walmarts, a BJ’s, and a Sam’s Club dotted around the county.

Services throughout Central Florida include but are not limited to Melbourne, Orlando, Palm Bay, Apopka, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, St Cloud, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Daytona Beach, St Augustine, Lakeland, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Tallahassee, Gainesville, All Florida.