Melbourne, Florida, Is an Affordable Beach Vacation
Florida beach towns can be expensive (we're looking at you, South Beach), but they don't have to be. Melbourne is proof of that.
About an hour and fifteen minutes from Orlando, Melbourne is a hidden gem most people are sleeping on. With affordable hotels and apartment rentals, good restaurants and beautiful beaches, we don't fully understand why more people aren't flocking here.
Need more proof that this is a great place for your summer vacation? Consider that you'll also be an hour away from Cape Canaveral, home to the Kennedy Space Center, where NASA launches rockets into space. The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge is home to nesting sea turtles and other cool local wildlife, and it's right in town. Plus, with only87,261 people, the town (and, more importantly, the beach) never feels crowded.
Skip the tried and beaten and head to Melbourne, Florida, the next time you feel like you need some vitamin sea.
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