Cocoa Beach Family Vacation

Cocoa Beach Pier

Cocoa Beach Family Vacation


Looking for a great beach town in Florida that is less crowded, less expensive but with lots to do? Head to the Space Coast and plan a Cocoa Beach family vacation!

Here are some travel tips and recommendations for your Cocoa Beach family vacation:

Where: Cocoa Beach, FL (The Space Coast)

When: Fall, Winter, Spring

How Long: 5 days

Where to stay:

Recommendation: Resort on Cocoa Beach

These are timeshare condos but you can rent the condos on a nightly basis. The condos are huge and very nice. There are oceanfront and oceanview condos.

The pool is a very active and fun pool and there are lots of activities going on at the resort. The beach is a short walk on the boardwalk and it is a nice beach, great for families. You can rent chairs/umbrellas and even boogie boards or go to one of the huge beach stores and buy some if you are staying for a week.


Or checkout La Quinta Inn & Suites Oceanfront or Comfort Inn & Suites


Things to do:

Enjoy the beach – one of Florida’s Ten Best Beaches

Watch the cruise ships leave Port Canaveral

Visit Kennedy Space Center – plan to spend an entire day exploring, here is an itinerary they recommend for a one-day visit for families:

Space Shuttle Atlantis℠ with Shuttle Launch Experience®: 2 hours
General Bus Tour and exploring Apollo/Saturn V Center: 2 – 3 hours
IMAX® 3D Space Film: 1 hour
Angry Birds™ Space Encounter: 45 minutes
Lunch: 1 hour
Other Park Activities:
Exploration Space®: Explorers Wanted, Shopping,
Rocket Garden, Children’s Play Dome, etc.: 1 hour
Total time in park: 8 hours

The world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop

Golf N Gator– what would be a trip to FL without some mini-golf and alligators?

Visit the World Famous Cocoa Beach Pier and enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants

Eco-Tour, check out Grasshopper airboat ecotours

Visit Cocoa Village

Learn to surf in the surf capital of the east coast.

Look for sea turtles at night from May – November that come ashore to lay there eggs.

Try a Segway tour with Space Coast Segway Tours

Brevard Zoo

Horseback riding on the Canaveral National Seashore – Ace of Hearts Ranch

Jungle Adventures Animal Park

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Ride the Cocoa Beach Trolley


Where to Eat?

Here are just a few recommendations:


Girlfriends Retreat Cabo



The Arch

Looking for a Girlfriends Retreat Cabo San Lucas?


Find yourself on a girlfriends retreat Cabo style for a great girls getaway for beach, nightlife, shopping and so much more.

Here are some travel tips and recommendations for your girls trip:

Where: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

When: Anytime

How Long: 5 days

Where to stay:

Solmar/Grand Solmar/Playa Grande Resort/The Ridge or Quinta del Sol

You can choose whichever resort suits your budget and wish list. They are all in a great location to downtown but you are on the Pacific side and you can not swim in the ocean.

Hotel Mar de Cortez

You are right in town but not on the ocean. It is a reasonably priced and highly rated on TripAdvisor.

Casa Dorada Los Cabo

This is a great location, right on Medano Beach and close to downtown Cabo.

Villa del Arco Beach Resort

Is a great resort if you want to stay in San Jose del Cabo. You will be closer to the airport but further from Cabo San Lucas and the restaurants and nightlife.

NOTE: I would definitely recommend staying at an All-Inclusive since the food and drinks are very expensive in Cabo San Lucas.




Things to do during the day:

El Arco de Cabo San Lucas – view The Arch from a water taxi

Hit one of these beaches – Chileno Beach, Lover’s Beach or Medano Beach

Take a day trip with Panterra Eco-Expeditions

Tons of golf courses in Cabo.

Hike Mt Solmar

Shop at El Callejon for traditional Mexican crafts and Necri for gift buying

Or you can find a day party at The Office on the beach or at Mango Deck


Places to go for the nightlife:

Pink Kitty

Cabo Wabo – yes, Sammy Hagar’s place but fun life music and dancing

El Squid Roe – it is crazy with three floors to dance

The Giggling Marlin – there is a nightly dance show


Looking for restaurants? Check out Trapper’s List for recommended places and prices.


Need more tips for a girlfriends retreat Cabo, baby? Contact me for help planning your girls getaway!