Central East Florida Region includes the Space Coast that spans the counties that run along the east coast bordering the Atlantic Ocean. From the renowned beaches of Daytona, through the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral to just north of the Palm Beaches, this region is a popular location for beach-goers worldwide. 

Includes Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard and Volusia Counties. 

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Upcoming Events in this Region

June 6 - 9, 2019

Location: Vero Beach, Florida

4 day event with the theme "A Life Worth Living", features filmmakers and industry talent from all over the world, young filmmakers competition, multi-award winning films and premieres, 30+ exclusive wine tasting experiences and Hollywood and WINE celebrity winemakers showcase, and more! 

June 7 - 9, 2019

Location: International Palms Resort, Cocoa Beach, Florida

3 days of fun filled family friendly piracy is taking over Cocoa Beach with the Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest which is held in conjunction with the Florida Pirate Con. Featuring Pirate themed vendors, pirate ships, live music and entertainment, treasure hunts and activities for the kids and an adult's only Pirate's Ball. 

July 4, 2019

Location: Rockefeller Gardens and City Hall, Ormond Beach, Florida

Looking for fun for the whole family this Independence Day? Check out this fun-filled event that will feature Food, Fun, Festive Music & Fireworks!

The Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park is home to an historic 19th century plantation that once flourished from 1816 to 1836 until it was burned in the Seminole wars. The Addison Blockhouse lies on the west side of the Tomoka River and is one of the most worthwhile sights in Volusia County.

Avalon State Park is a mile long secluded and undeveloped beach just waiting for your arrival. The beach and dune habitats are home to many rare Florida species, including many species of sea turtles that use the non populated beach as a nesting place during the spring and summer months. Come prepared to enjoy a day of swimming, snorkeling, or fishing on the beach, or simply come and relax under the sun. 

Situated along St. John's River, there's quite a few treasures at Blue Spring State Park. Swimming, diving, snorkeling, and tubing are just a few of the water activities that can be done at Blue Spring State Park. What makes this state park so unique, though, is the ability to see some manatees in their natural habitat. Before the park was established in 1970, researchers found there was only a small number of the sea cows, less than 20. But after 2018 and careful protection efforts, there are now around 485 gentle sea creatures that call Blue Spring their home. Guests can also canoe or kayak, renting these at the park if they wish, or they can take a guided river boat cruise if walking 4.5 miles on Pine Island Trail seems a bit daunting. Bring a picnic and enjoy the day at Blue Spring State Park. 

Bulow Creek State Park is home to one of the largest live oak trees in the South. For over 400 years, it has stood silent to humankind's activities. There are trails where visitors can walk or run. Most often, wildlife will be near the edge of the wooded areas. Animals that are most commonly seen are white tailed deer, barred owls, and raccoons, among others. The Bulow Woods Trail is nearly seven miles long and leads the way to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic Site Park. Pavilions stand on the grounds for guests to have picnics and restroom facilities are available for those who need them.

Canaveral National Seashore is one of Florida’s most absolutely gorgeous and untouched natural habitats. It is one of few places in the state where visibility of one of Florida’s swamps is combined with the view of one of Florida’s most beautiful beaches. The park consists of two entrances both of which provide access to amazing beaches and the parks Mosquito Lagoon.

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is a beautiful park with a half-mile beach where citizens can surf, snorkel, swim, or scuba-dive. Fishing, picnicking, sight-seeing, and bicycling are other common activities. 

If you're looking for an unforgettable natural escape, look no further! Witness the breathtaking hammocks, flatwoods, marshes, swamps, and much more as you paddle board along the blackwater creek of Haw Creek Preserve all the way to Crescent Lake. Try to spot the native wildlife on your tour, and see why anglers call the swamps a prime fishing location. You can also help employees fulfill the Florida State Parks' mission and learn about the park's fascinating history and origin during your stay, but don't forget to keep an eye out for the moss hung cypress trees. They're quite the tourist attraction.

Spanning over 1600 acres, the Hontoon Island State Park is home to all different types of Florida wildlife ranging from warblers to limpkins to kingfishers. In addition to the vast variety of wildlife the Hontoon Island State Park is a place that offers primitive camping, boating, bicycling, paddling, and more. 

The Indian River Lagoon Preserve is home to one of the most protected wetlands and salt marshes in Florida, giving visitors a chance to see breathtaking landscapes brimming with diverse wildlife and native exotic plants. This hidden gem has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water and is revered as one of North America’s Estuaries of National Significance.

Located on the Space Coast of Florida, Patrick AFB lies directly south of Cape Canaveral and Cape Kennedy. Orlando and its attractions are about an hour drive west.

Space Florida drives State economic development across the global aerospace enterprise. As the State of Florida’s aerospace economic development agency, Space Florida fosters bold economic development activities to expand and diversify domestic and international opportunities that support talent development, enhance infrastructure and support governments and organizations in improving the state’s competitive business climate.

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Step back into time at this chocolate factory! Creating sweet treats since 1925, Angell and Phelps has a variety of chocolates and other candies to choose from. Still using their old methods of making candy, guests can watch the magic happen through glass windows in the factory. They have dark, milk, and white chocolate creations, some of them even beachy themed, as well as chocolate covered pretzels, popcorn, and chips. There's classic assortments and there's a create-your-own gourmet chocolate box where you get to pick what you want to take home. For non-chocolate items, the jelly beans, saltwater taffy, and peanut brittle are among the favorites! With fudge and sugar-free options as well, there's a little something here for everyone.

The Athens Theatre showcases the best of Central Florida’s talent. They bring their audiences a lot of fun and professional productions. They also instill a love of the theatre in youths and adults every time they open their doors.

Back to Eden Cafe is a vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurant that features juices, smoothies and gluten free menu. All are welcome to enjoy a locally made organic meal, which includes desserts as well.

Bad Juju Charters is a Charter fishing company located in Ormond Beach. With years of experience, Capt. Jason will put you on the fish! He grew up around the Ormond Daytona area so he knows where they are and how to catch them. All you need to bring is yourself and the attitude to fish.

Brevard County, located on Florida’s Space Coast, provides a wide array of natural resources in its three predominant areas: the Indian River Lagoon, the forest-laden coastal ridge, and the St Johns River valley. In addition to these natural features, Brevard County also offers sports programs and other community activities, including swimming instruction and championship level golf courses.

Capt. Chris Myers is an expert saltwater fishing guide located in the world famous Mosquito Lagoon. He offers his clients the opportunity to stalk big game fish in just inches of water. He specializes in sight fishing and is only an hour drive away from Disney and the Orlando area. 

Captain Brad offers a unique fishing experience in the world famous Daytona Beach. He offers inshore, nearshore, and Shark Fishing trips at a very reasonable price compared to the competition. 

The mission at Circles of Care is to promote and provide high quality comprehensive behavioral health care services at a competitive cost in an ethical, fair, and courteous manner for each and every one of their patients.

Congo River Golf has 8 different locations in the state of Florida and it's so much fun here! The mini golf course is perfect for those with little kids, as well as the gemstone mining feature that sits on the grounds. But what makes this place so unique is the fact that there are live alligators here to pet and feed. Only the baby alligators can be held and pet but the bigger ones are more interesting to watch when they eat. So find a location near you to check this cool experience!

Coral Shores Behavioral Health's goal is to become their patients first choice by exceeding the expectations of the people they serve by providing exceptional and patient-focused behavioral health care. 

If you're a fan of old school games, this is the place to check out! They have game consoles from the 1970s until the early 2000s, so it's quite a flashback in time for those who grew up during those decades. For those who want to see what gaming was like during those years, this is the perfect opportunity to check it out. From Donkey Kong to Pac-Man to a variety of pinball machines, there's so many games to play. This is a museum where you're encouraged to play the machine! The first ever video arcade game, Computer Space, resides here too. Gamers much check out this cool museum!

There's many adventures to be had at Daytona Beach Zipline Adventures! With 8 different zipline courses, ranging from beginner to professional, visitors can fly above the beautiful greenery of Tuscawilla Park. Some courses have a height of almost 50 feet off the ground and over 500 feet in length. But it's not just ziplining that you can expect to find here. Over 40 different aerial activities are offered, so you could walk across rope bridges, ladders, tight rope cables, and a tight wire if you're brave enough.

Located on Daytona Beach, the Boardwalk is full of fun games, cool shops, and exhilarating rides that will take your breath away. The Boardwalk is sometimes known as the "Broadwalk" because of the wide width of the walkway and because it's made of cement instead of wooden boards. It includes two arcades full of games that throw out tickets to the winners so they can get prizes for their earnings. There are two small snack shops that provide your regular fair food like French fries, ice cream, burgers, and pizza. The rides include a Ferris wheel, Slingshot, Tilt-O-Whirl, Go-Carts, and a roller coaster. During the summer months, there are free concerts to enjoy at the Bandshell on the north end of the area. And it's all just steps away from the Daytona Beach, so be sure to bring your swim suit for some fun in the sand. 

Opened in 1959, the Daytona International Speedway is the home of the Daytona 500, which is the most prestigious race in NASCAR history. But it's not just NASCAR that races on the grounds, it's also AMA Superbikes and Motocross, as well as a few others. The lake on the infield of the track has hosted powerboat racing in the past, so it's more than just cars here at the Daytona International Speedway. The cool thing about the racetrack is even if there is no race happening, visitors are still allowed to go in and tour the track. It's a huge area with seating for more than 100,000 fans. With multiple layouts and tracks, it's the perfect place for racers of all kinds to check out. 

Everglades Holiday Park is a fun and exciting everglades tourist attraction in South Florida that offers the best airboat tours, gator shows and, corporate and family events. 

Since 1982, Everglades Holiday Park team has strived to create an environment that is fun, educational and environmentally conscious. We provide family fun, corporate events and jon boat rentals for local fishing. Everglades Holiday Park continues to serve as South Florida's premier gateway to the state's most exciting natural attraction- the Everglades.

Embark on an all inclusive inshore fishing adventure with #1 rated TripAdvisor captain Eric Greenstein. Captain Eric has been fishing the Ormond, Daytona, Tomoka area for his entire life. If he can't put you on the fish nobody else will!

This dog park is a 4.5 acre dog park that is fenced in with two areas for smaller dogs and larger dogs. It has great amenities as well, such as water fountains for dogs and shaded areas.

This will be a dining destination for you and your love ones. The grilled tuna is phenomenal, as is the cheesy bread appetizer. Come for the crab legs, have some lobster, and take in the ocean or lakeside view. This will be the spot any and all days of the week.

A comfortable and relaxing place for friends to hang out. Created by Lilian Trevisan, Holy Grain Coffee brings authentic Brazilian coffee and treats to Central Florida. Their menu includes teas, smoothies, sandwiches, and more!

Indian River Behavioral Health Center was established in 1932 with only 21 beds. In the course of 86 years, they have managed to grow and turn into a 332-bed, not-for-profit medical center.

Indian River County can provide you with a variety of facilities to get together with people in your community, exercise, and learn more about the place you call home. Facilities like the Gifford Aquatic Center make staying cool a little easier and a lot more fun. The Intergenerational Center provides a cool and covered venue to take part in all sorts of activities (Tai Chi anyone). The Fairgrounds and Expo Center is likely to be the event of the week, with ability to house more than just a fair. Come check out these points of interest more in depth (or visit in person).

A variety of wonderful locations display the identity of Martin County’s parks and recreational areas. You will jump in the water as fast you can once you see the Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatic Center. Camping is also a big draw along with Indian Riverside park's many features.

The recently renovated Melbourne Square Mall is a beautiful place to get your shopping done. Bring your kids along so that they can enjoy some of the many kid's activities found throughout the mall.

Merritt Square Mall is a great place to shop with all the classic mall stores and so much more. In addition to shopping you will also find a Cobb Theaters movie theater here at this centrally located mall close to many fun attractions.

Stop by for some irresistible french pastries and cakes or try a fresh deli sandwich. The tastes and the staff will keep you coming back for bite after bite.

The National Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce is the only museum in the United States that is dedicated to preserving the history and heroic attributes of the Navy SEALs. Starting with their creation to what they continue to do today, there is a vast amount of information to be learned through the artifacts and exhibits here. With old uniforms, both land and sea equipment, and hanging exhibits, this is a history lesson for those who love learning about the American military. Come check out where the Navy SEALs started and what they continue to do for the country. 

Captain Eric is a Charter Fishing Captain located in Port Canaveral Florida. He has been fishing up and down the east coast for over 40 years. He has a lifetimes worth of fishing knowledge and offers a memorable fishing trip for everyone. 

Oliv Epicurean Grill is an Mediterranean inspired restaurant that has both vegan and meat options for those who enjoy them. They are known to make traditional style dishes with a modern twist.   

Captain Scott is a world renowned charter fishing captain in the east central region of Florida. He has appeared on a handful of TV shows and holds a world record or two. Whether your looking for a great day on the water or the chance to catch a giant, he is your guy and you should give him a call!

Pasha Middle East Café inc. is a restaurant that supports healthy living and only uses the freshest ingredients to cook with. While the cuisine itself is versatile, the café welcomes everyone to try their fresh juices and Middle Eastern dishes ranging from Vegetarian and Vegan to having meat options as well.  

This dog park features dog wash area, separate areas for large and smaller dogs, and a board walk area.

Port Canaveral is located on the Central East Coast of Florida and is a customer-friendly gateway to major consumer markets and leisure destinations offering cruise lines, cargo lines and shippers, businesses and vacationers the capabilities of a first-class deepwater port.

The Red Bug Cafe serves different styles of food from around the world, mainly from Australia and the Balkrans. It is more than just food but allows people of all cultures to enjoy the cuisine under one roof.

Sharkey's Eats and Drinks is a family friendly restaurant that has various types of food and is welcoming to everyone. Sharkey's is the place to go for every occasion, while being an affordable neighborhood restaurant.

Small U Pick Farm that allows anyone to come and pick muscadine grapes from the Vineyard. 

St. Lucie is a highly unique County that wears its rich resources right on its short sleeves. Take a horseback ride on the beach, head to Fairwinds for 9 holes, and visit the Savannas recreation area for a few tastes of St. Lucie County’s many options. 

With such a unique name like Strippin' Lips, Captain Dave will give you a very unique experience for you, your friends, and family. Serving the Volusia Area for years, they will seriously put you on the fish!

Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery is the original sun and surf winery in Florida. They make speciality sweet wines such as mango, and are best known for muscadine wine.

Thai Kitchen is very family friendly and they strive to always make the customer happy. They have lots of options from meat to vegan. Whether it is to make a dish fully vegan, all you have to do is ask and they will gladly do it.

On your way to or from the beach, stop by The Garlic for great Italian food in a unique atmosphere. Just look for the big tree house!

This bookstore has been supporting and promoting local in DeLand since 1980. Lots of different kinds of books can be found here including antiquarian books dating back to the 1700′s.

Think Greek is a family owned and operated street food truck. They pride themselves in serving authentic and tasty Greek food in Miami, Florida.

Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures is a group of aerial adventures like zip-lining on multiple challenge levels, a canopy walk that’s 20 feet up in the air or on the ground, and other activities for those who are up for the challenge. Guests are harnessed in at all times for each activity and helmets are encouraged for most of the challenges as well. These activities are good forms of exercise too, so be aware that sweating means you’re having fun. 

This dog park features a 5-acre off-leash area that animals and their owners to come and enjoy along the beach area.

Volusia County offers a wide list of activities to dive into, including its Art and Culture, Parks and Trails, and County Attractions.

The Volusia Mall is Daytona Beach's premier shopping destination. Here you will find all kinds of great shopping, many options for dining, and entertainment for the whole family.

This beach has been taken over by the dogs! With about 24 acres of beach property, dogs are welcomed to enjoy the water and sand. They have other great amenities as well, such as fishing and pavilions.

 

An independent non-commercial educational public television station located in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is owned and operated by Daytona State College.

Wild Rabbit Cafe & Bistro offers a plant based menu that caters to vegans and vegetarians and meat eaters as well. The menu is always evolving and has only the best products either locally bought or organic. 

Zen Bistro is a authentic Thai restaurant that has lots of cuisine options including vegan and vegetarian. The cooks use the freshest produce and finest ingredients they can find so each meal is held to the upmost highest standards.  

Found in a few locations in Florida, Zeno's always seems to be near a beach. This candy store started in 1948 and has since been family owned and operated. While saltwater taffy is their specialty, they also have gourmet popcorn, homemade ice cream, fudge, brittle, and what they call seafoam which is a very light and airy caramel tasting treat. 

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Making a Day Trip to Daytona Beach
There's a lot to do in Daytona but if you're only going for a few hours, here's a list of things you have to check out!
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Spend the day at the beach and watch a shuttle launch
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