Known as the surfing capital of the east coast, Cocoa Beach abounds with fun-filled activities, events and attractions. Located on the island are many cocoa beach attractions such as Ron Jon surf shop and the Cocoa Beach Pier. Located right next door to the resort is a dog park for your furry friend to enjoy vacation too! Top area attractions located just minutes from our cocoa beach resort include:
Kennedy Space Center – Located off of SR 405 in Titusville, FL, the Kennedy Space Center gives visitors insight into astronaut life and blasting off into space. Discover the history of the Space Coast as well as viewing the new Atlantis Exhibit. This exhibit features the Atlantis Shuttle after traveling in space a permanently displayed at the Kennedy Space Center. Something all space enthusiasts must see! See five-story tall IMAX movies, tour vintages spacecraft, have lunch with an astronaut, and much more at this legendary Cocoa Beach area attraction.
Jamaikin Me Crazy - A live reggae music event held right here at the International Palms oceanfront resort every Sunday March through November. This Cocoa Beach tradition is celebrating over 25 years and is enjoyed by all ages. Come and enjoy the live entertainment at our restaurant Mambos beachside Bar & Grill directly on the Atlantic coast.
Port Canaveral – The International Palms Oceanfront Resort is 10 minutes from Port Canaveral-home of the 2nd busiest cruise ship port in the country. See the cruise ships off, or vision yourself on one! Be sure to check out our “park and cruise” packages, devised with the cruise-lover in mind!
Ron Jon’s Surf Shop - Open 24 hours a day, this huge surf shop is a must see during your visit to Cocoa Beach! Enjoy the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum while you are at Ron Jon’s where you will learn the history of surfing and the famous local surfing legends.
Brevard Zoo - Located just a short drive from the International Palms Oceanfront Resort. Take the only kayak zoo tour in the country! This tour will take you close to various animals throughout zoo. You can also enjoy the tree top zip line ride-two to choose from. The Brevard Zoo is located at 8225 N Wickham Road, Melbourne FL.
Cocoa Village – Enjoy this quaint village full of unique shops, restaurants and Cocoa’s Riverfront Park where you will find a concert or special event during your stay. This is a historical landmark in Brevard County and visited by thousands of tourists yearly.
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – This nature lover’s site is located off SR 406 in Titusville, FL. This 40 mile stretch of undisturbed wilderness offers guests a look at over 1,300 species of plants, birds and animals in their natural habitat, including 15 registered endangered species. Enjoy stretches of serene beach, and be sure to take the 6-mile self-guided black point wildlife drive.
Visit our sister property, International Palms Orlando, located on the famous International Drive and enjoy all the nearby attractions Orlando has to offer. Avoid the lines and pre-purchase your attraction tickets here! A Disney Good Neighbor hotel.