Fun Under the Sun

Cocoa Beach is the ultimate family-friendly destination nearby many exciting things to do in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Miles of broad sandy beaches are in our backyard, so whether you prefer to parasail high above the shore, catch waves on a surfboard, cast a line off the Cocoa Beach Pier or simply soak up some rays, you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.

You can dive into the action with a surfing lesson get all the right gear from nearby Ron Jon Surf Shop or even catch an exciting surf competition on the beach. If you want to play 18 holes, take advantage of the Space Coast’s impeccable golf courses.

Discover Florida’s wild side with local boat tours on the Banana River, with a chance to view manatees, dolphins and a wide variety of Florida birds. You can also take an exciting airboat ride from nearby Lone Cabbage Fish Camp to see alligators and other Florida wildlife. Why not enjoy a fishing charter from nearby Port Canaveral or chance your luck abroad a gambling cruise ship? An array of casino boats, sunset cruises and private charters are available for your enjoyment. However you define fun, Cocoa Beach has many exciting things to do.

Click here to visit SeaLeveler Sport Fishing Charters

Delicious Dining

Fresh seafood? A juicy steak? A casual burger and fries? Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find here. Every Cocoa Beach vacation must include a visit to the world famous Cocoa Beach Pier, conveniently situated adjacent to La Quinta Inn & Suites Oceanfront. The Cocoa Beach Pier serves up a wide array of dining and shopping choices to suit everyone’s tastes, from laid-back waterfront fare to an upscale dining experience.  If you’re thirsty for nightlife you can sip on an exotic cocktail and listen to live bands under the stars. 

Click here to visit the Cocoa Beach Pier website.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Excellent upscale shopping at top range department stores is just 20 minutes away at Merritt Square Mall, which also features a variety of entertainment venues and restaurants.  Or enjoy the unique one-of-a-kind shops in the eclectic Cocoa Village.   Be sure to also check out the many vibrant surf shops that offer everything you could possibly need to enjoy the warm Atlantic surf. The Cocoa Beach Pier has many activities and things to do and delightful gift shops, perfect for bringing your vacation memories home with you.

Thrilling Theme Parks

Just one hour away, the city of Orlando is home to the world's greatest theme parks, such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. The La Quinta Inn & Suites Oceanfront is located on the closest beach to legendary theme parks, so whether you take a day trip there or visit us after your Central Florida, we’re only an easy one-hour drive away.

Have a Blast at the nearby Kennedy Space Center

Travel to the far-reaches of space at the Kennedy Space Center, just 20 minutes away from the La Quinta Inn & Suites Oceanfront. Tour the launch pads, enjoy IMAX movies made by the astronauts in space, relive the moon landings and ride the new Space Shuttle Launch Experience. If a Space Shuttle launch is scheduled, you can catch this exhilarating, awe-inspiring event. This is a trip not to be missed!

Click HERE to view NASA's launch schedule!

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