It’s Summer in the Sunshine State!

Welcome to Brevard County, Florida, where the sun is always shining, and the temperatures are soaring. With summer in full swing, it is important to find ways to beat the heat and stay cool. Lucky for you, we have plenty of suggestions that will do just that. From beaches and waterparks to indoor attractions and delicious treats, we have everything you need to make the most of your summer days while keeping you and your family cool. So, grab a cold drink and get ready to explore the fun ways to stay cool in Brevard County. 

Outdoor Activities

Planning an outdoor activity may seem counterintuitive to staying cool in the summer months, but we promise these outdoor options will do just that. All while you and your family enjoy all Florida’s nature has to offer. And don’t forget plenty of water and sunscreen to keep the rays at bay! 

Take a Swim 

Canaveral National Seashore is a must-visit for any beach enthusiast who is in Brevard County this summer. This undeveloped stretch of beach is home to sea turtles, dolphins, and other wildlife, and there are plenty of spots to swim and cool off in the clear blue waters. 

Book an Aquatic Adventure 

There are many options for aquatic play all throughout Florida. From paddleboarding and kayaking Florida has it all. However, for a truly unique experience, check out Space Coast Eco Tours in Cocoa Beach. They offer guided kayak tours through the Indian River Lagoon, which is home to a variety of wildlife, including manatees and dolphins. Plus, their knowledgeable guides (they’ve been doing this for over 25 years) will fill you in on the history of the area and help you spot any wildlife you might miss on your own. This tour may be an enjoyable way to become acquainted with the area if you are new to the Melbourne, FL area.  

Indoor Activities

Obviously, Florida’s nature is next to none, but there are simply some days that require some extra shelter from the heat. Thankfully, there are plenty of indoor entertainment options in Brevard County that will keep you and your family entertained and comfortable! 

Bowlero Melbourne, FL

Looking for an indoor activity that is both fun and refreshing? Look no further than Bowlero in Melbourne, FL. This bowling alley is a wonderful place to spend a hot afternoon or evening, and their air conditioning will keep you nice and cool while you play. With 40 lanes, you will have plenty of opportunities to practice your strikes and spares, and there is even a bar and arcade for when you need a break. Bowlero also offers specials and events throughout the summer, so be sure to check out their website for more information. 

Henegar Performing Arts Center

Brevard County is home to the historic Henegar Center, located in downtown Melbourne. The Henegar Center offers a range of performances throughout the year, from musicals to plays to concerts. And with its air-conditioned auditorium, you can enjoy the show while staying cool and comfortable. So why not grab a friend and head to the Henegar Center for an evening of entertainment and respite from the summer heat? 

Beat the Heat Treats

There is nothing better than a cool, refreshing treat on a sizzling summer day. Luckily, in Brevard County there is no shortage of delicious options to help you stay cool and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.  

Whether you prefer classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate, or something more adventurous like rocky road or cookie dough, you are sure to find a local ice cream parlor that can satisfy your craving. Some popular spots to check out include Del’s Freez in Melbourne and The Fat Donkey in Cocoa Beach.  

Feeling like something a little lighter? Or perhaps something you have not tried before? How about Hawaiian shaved ice? This popular treat consists of a mount of shaved ice topped with sweet syrup in a variety of flavors and can be found at places like Maui J’s shaved ice in Merritt Island and Pelican’s Snoballs which has many locations throughout Florida. No matter which frozen treat option you choose, any choice will be sure to beat the heat. So go ahead, treat yourself – you deserve it!