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Things to do in Merritt Island

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Board Shop
“Ron Jon Surf Shop has every beach amenity you could think of. Great t-shirts for souvenirs. 4151 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Bar
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“You will be less than a mile and a half from this place, we love walking the beach to downtown and having dinner before a moonlit stroll back. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place at the beach to hang out and have a drink at the bar at the end of the pier. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Zoo
“Animal encounters, beautiful aviary, kayak around the giraffe exhibit, train rides, and more! Truly family friendly. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Experience Cocoa Village. (www.visitcocoavillage.com) A village full of art, culture, sightseeing, great food and entertainment. Also, many of our local merchants hold their own events throughout the year. There are several art shows through the year, ie. spring, fall, and holiday shows. All walking distance from your village hideaway. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
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“Food by the port. Check out some cruise ships coming and going while you eat.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cold beer, and the best shrimp on the beach in my opinion. They are famous for their fish tacos. Often have bands for entertainment. Fun atmosphere, and near the beach. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Has several stores/shops as well as department stores like Sears, JCPennys, ect.....”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Ask for outside or dockside table. Happy hour $5 mojitos & margaritas. On Sunday Brunch free mimosas ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best breakfast/brunch place in town! It gets busy on the weekends though, but it's worth the wait. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Entertainment
“3 blocks from house. Quaint, historic theatre with first rate productions at reasonable price.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“It’s our go-to place for meeting friends for breakfast, and it also has live music 4 nights a week with a great little menu and beer/wine specials. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Tiny little restaurant with an exquisite menu, truly world class with an equally amazing tab .. but oh so worth it. Fine dining, fine atmosphere, sophisticated waite staff, sophisticated menu. By all means, have your way!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Feed and Hold gators and other exotic animals. Newly added electric go-cart ride over the golf course”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Try the shark kabobs (when available)! Live music, riverside dining. Great fish sandwiches, steaks, and they have the best garlic mashed potatoes. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping and restaurants Must try Poke' Boba Restaurants Bowls & Boba's teas ”
  • 29 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“You will be less than a mile and a half from this place, we love walking the beach to downtown and having dinner before a moonlit stroll back. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place at the beach to hang out and have a drink at the bar at the end of the pier. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Bar
“Food by the port. Check out some cruise ships coming and going while you eat.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“Cold beer, and the best shrimp on the beach in my opinion. They are famous for their fish tacos. Often have bands for entertainment. Fun atmosphere, and near the beach. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Ask for outside or dockside table. Happy hour $5 mojitos & margaritas. On Sunday Brunch free mimosas ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
“It’s our go-to place for meeting friends for breakfast, and it also has live music 4 nights a week with a great little menu and beer/wine specials. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Try the shark kabobs (when available)! Live music, riverside dining. Great fish sandwiches, steaks, and they have the best garlic mashed potatoes. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Tiny little restaurant with an exquisite menu, truly world class with an equally amazing tab .. but oh so worth it. Fine dining, fine atmosphere, sophisticated waite staff, sophisticated menu. By all means, have your way!”
  • 18 locals recommend

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