For those who want to combine sea, surf, and nature, why not try the Cocoa Beach Kayaking Guided Nature Tours? You can paddle through the Indian River Lagoon, a mangrove estuary that is home to bottlenose dolphins and the endangered Florida manatee, as well as all manner of exotic bird life. A little known gem is the Cocoa Beach Manatee Sanctuary Park, off North Atlantic Avenue. Get up close and personal with Florida’s gentle giant, in this beautiful, clean park. Bring your lunch. Picnic tables are provided in a sheltered area. Great family fun and you can’t beat the price. Admission is free.
The shuttles to the tube station run every half hour. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the station, where they wait for 5 minutes for new passengers to bring back to the hotel. So, it’s basically a 15 minute cycle. If the shuttle isn’t there to pick you up, you can always call the front desk from the pay phones outside of the station. Just be careful of the homeless people milling about in the parking lot. We saw one get violent with a person. It’s kind of scary. Sort of like waiting outside of Jamaica Station at night.
Vizcaya – This is one of the most sought after complexes on Longboat Key. Built in 1998, this beach front condos are large and offer luxury living and stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.
. Sonnenalp Resort of Vail – This is an European style resort that offers pet-friendly accommodations in Vail. It is located at 20 Vail Road Vail, Co. They only allow one dog per unit. The charge is 0 per room.
I would recommend staying at any hotel or motel facing the pier and ocean. One of my favorite activities during my stay in Cocoa Beach was a leisurely walk on the beach or to the pier. I felt safe walking around well into the evening hours. The holiday inn Express, Best Western and Days Inn are practically across the street from the pier. For those who want to be closer to the action in downtown Cocoa Beach there is the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. Its pool is small, but it’s on the beach with the Ron Jon Surf Shop right next door, not to mention a Starbucks in the lobby. For those who want the downtown scene on a budget, try the Wakulla Suites, a good family value. Jetty Park offers RV travelers and campers a great spot to enjoy the beach.
We drove to the back parking lot and headed into the second building. The elevators were close so we went up to our room. All the rooms are interior which is a must for me. Upon entering the room to the left is a hanging space with an iron and ironing board, then the bathroom which is a good size. The vanity is huge but only has one basin. The bathtub is big and has a pulsating shower at one end which give a great massage. The usual soaps, shampoo, and lotion were there and also a hairdryer. Under the vanity is a safe.
Hemmens was opened in 1969 and i have fond memories as little girl going to school through the Elgin School District U-46 system and attending field trips to see a variety plays at the Hemmens. There are 1200 seats in the Hemmens Cultural Center so from experience, wherever you sit in the venue you will have an intimate view of the production that is going on. Hemmens also is home to the award winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra and have been host to such famous names as: B. B. King, Bob Newhart, Phil Vassar, Garrison Keillor, The Ides of March, Blue Oyster Cult and many more.
Best Inn and Suites is one of Decatur’s luxury hotels. This luxury hotel in Decatur is located at 4095 Covington Highway, Decatur, Georgia. You can reach them at 1-404-286-2500. This hotel offers free parking, which is perfect if you have your own vehicle. It also has no smoking rooms and facilities. Aside from the basic amenities, alarm clocks and hair dryers are available in all rooms. Visitors can also enjoy watching CNN, HBO, or ESPN in the 25-inch TV available in each room. Best Inn and Suites has a pool where guests can relax after a tiring day. This luxury hotel is near Atlanta’s attractions. Many restaurants and shops are also minutes away from the property. While making your reservation in this Decatur luxury hotel, remember to ask about their ongoing special deals.