Melbourne

History

In the 1920s, evidence of Paleo-Indians in the late Pleistocene era was discovered. Along Crane Creek, bones of mammoths, horses, mastodons, camels, saber-tooth tiger were unearthed. These organisms became extinct some 10,000 years ago. Along Melbourne Golf course, other excavated finds include a human skull, a horse tooth, and bones of camels, horses, and tapirs. Human remains had been unearthed along Vero Beach, and Paleo-Indian artifacts were discovered at Helen Blazes.

After the Civil War, first families settled. The former slaves established Melbourne in 1867. “Crane Creek” was renamed “Melbourne” after the first postmaster, Cornthwaite John Hector, an Englishman who spent most of his life in Melbourne, Australia. In 1883, the first school was established, and it is maintained by Florida Tech Campus. Melbourne had a population of 70 people in 1885. Other memorable events included: establishment of African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1885; Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, which opened in the late 1890s and is still present up to now; and the black-owned business Tucker’s Cut-Rate Plumbing in 1934. In the late 1942, the Naval Air Station Melbourne was constituted, and this was used to prime Navy and Marine pilots during World War II. The land used for the program is found in the current Melbourne International Airport. In 1969, Eau Gallie and Melbourne were fused into one area, which is the modern Melbourne.

Getting There

Melbourne is accessible in the following routes and riding in the following rides:

*By car – U.S. 1, U.S. Route 192, Interstate 95, SR A1A
*By bus – Greyhound Bus Lines
*By train – Florida East Coast Railway
*By plane – Melbourne International Airport

Weather

Melbourne has a subtropical climate, and has humid summers. Snow rarely falls in the area. Average high temperature is 91°F, usually on July. Average low temperature is 50°F, usually on January.

What to Wear

During summer months, it is advisable to wear light-colored and cool clothing, especially those made from cotton. Women can wear skirts and cool sundresses. Flip flops are definitely something to bring. If you plan to stay outdoors for longer hours, bring along a hat, a pair of shades for eye protection, and apply a generous amount of sunblock with a high SPF, applying every 2 to 3 hours.

When on business meetings, wear appropriate clothing made of light-colored and cool materials. For night outs, it is advisable to wear appropriate outfits.

During the rainy and cold seasons, be sure to have a jacket or sweatshirt.

Fishing

amberjack
barracuda
bonito
cobia
dolphin
grouper
mackerel
marlin
shark
snapper
wahoo
yellowfin tuna

BEST MONTHS TO FISH

amberjack – February to April, November to December
barracuda – whole year round
bonito – January to March, September to December
cobia – January to April, November to December
dolphin – January to April, June to July, December
grouper – January to March, November to December
mackerel – April to May, October to December
marlin – April to August
shark – July to September
snapper – January to April, November to December
wahoo – January, May to June, November to December
yellowfin tuna – April to August

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR WHEN FISHING
The following are the most appropriate outfit when going for a fish:

• hat
• sunglasses
• light long sleeves, cool light-colored cotton outfits
• jacket or other rain gear
• boat shoes
• sun screen with high SPF

The following should also be in your A-list:

• camera
• cooler
• water or your preferred beverages
• food
• medicine kit
• fishing apparatus

Attractions and Activities

Come and experience the wonderful nature attractions in Melbourne. Visit zoos, go fishing, play golf, or simply enjoy nature at its finest.

*Camp Holly Fishing & Airboats
6901 U.S. 192
Melbourne, FL 32904-9744
(321) 723-2179
http://www.campholly.net
contact@campholly.net

*Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area
Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area
Melbourne, FL 32951
(407) 589-2147
http://www.funandsun.com/parks/SebastianInlet/sebastianinlet.html#his

*Treetop Trek
8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 254-9453

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treetoptrekinfo@brevardzoo.org

*At the Helm Sailing Charters
96 E Eau Gallie
Melbourne, FL 32903
(321) 720-8060
http://atthehelmsailing.com
coralman@bellsouth.net

*Space Coast Stadium
5800 Stadium Parkway
Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 576-0184
http://www.ispacecoaststadiumtickets.com/ResultsEmpty.aspx?title=Venue%3a+&venid=2143&vname=Space%20Coast%20Stadium

*Florida Beer Company
Tasting Room: 2500 South Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 728-4114

*Duran Golf Club
7032 Stadium Parkway Viera
Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 504-7776
www.durangolf.com/

*Andretti Thrill Park
3960 South Babcock Melbourne, FL
(321) 956-6706

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*Brevard Art Museum
1463 Highland Avenue Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: (321) 242-0737
Fax: (321) 242-0798
http://www.brevardartmuseum.org/
info@brevardartmuseum.org

*Brevard Zoo
8225 N. Wickham Road Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 254-9453
Fax: (321) 259-5966

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admin@brevardzoo.org

Where to Stay

*Hampton Inn Melbourne-Viera
130 Sheriff Road,
Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 255-6868
www.hampton.com/

*Residence Inn Melbourne
1430 South Babcock Street,
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 723-5740
http://www.marriott.com/setSCtracking.mi?scid=20100202T155101000001&mid=http://www.marriott.com/MLBAP

*Fairfield Inn & Suites Melbourne
4355 West New Haven Avenue, I-95 Exit # 180,
Melbourne, FL 32904
(321) 722-2220
www.marriott.com/mlbfi

*Courtyard Melbourne West
2101 West New Haven Avenue,
Melbourne, FL 32904
(321) 724-6400
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mlbch-courtyard-melbourne-west/

*Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront
2605 N A1A Highway,
Melbourne, FL 32903
(877) 859-5095
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/melbourne/mlboc/hoteldetail?&p=99618083&cm_mmc=mdpr-_-TripAdvisor-_-BizListing-_-cp_mlboc&externalHotelDetailHit=true

*Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront
3101 North Highway A1A,
Melbourne, FL 32903
Telephone: (321) 773-9260
Fax: (321) 777-3190
www.radisson.com/melbournefl

*Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
1665 N SR A1A,
Melbourne, FL 32903
(Formerly Melbourne Suites Beach Resort)
(321) 723-4222
http://doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/MLBBODT-DoubleTree-Suites-by-Hilton-Hotel-Melbourne-Beach-Oceanfront-Florida/index.do?WT.srch=1

*Days Inn Melbourne
4500 West New Haven Avenue,
Melbourne, FL 32904
(Formerly Ramada Limited Melbourne)
(321) 724-2051
www.visitmelbournefl.com

*Holiday Inn Viera Conference Center
8298 North Wickham Road,
Melbourne, FL 32940
(Formerly Imperial’s Hotel and Conference Center)
(877)-859-5095
http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/melbourne/mlbqq/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=mdpr-_-TripAdvisor-_-BizListing-_-hi_mlbqq

*Suburban Extended Stay
1125 Airport Boulevard,
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 768-9777

Where to Eat

American, Italian, Spanish, German cuisines—all in Melbourne restaurants. Tourists may want to go for pizzas and ice cream, or eat comfortably in restaurants. Good for family dining, romantic dining, business dining, or dining in large groups.

*Crossfire Deli & Grill
2447 North Wickham Road #149,
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 752-0076
crossfiredeli-grill.com/

*Michelli’s Pizzeria
145 Palm Bay Road N.E.,
Melbourne, FL 32904-8601
(321) 953-8488

*Del’z Freeze
402 N Harbor City Blvd,
Melbourne, FL 32935

*Cedar’s Cafe
4100 N Wickham Rd, Ste 137,
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 751-0000
www.cedarcafe.tripod.com/index.htm

*Meg O’Malley’s Restaurant & Irish Pub
812 East New Haven Avenue,
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 952-5510
www.megomalleys.com/

*Tuscany Grill
7640 N Wickham Rd #105,
Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 757-7220
www.tuscanygrill.net/

*Chart House Restaurant
2250 Front St,
Melbourne, FL 32901-7302
(321) 729-6558
www.chart-house.com/

*Carrabba’s Italian Grill
1575 Palm Bay Rd NE,
Melbourne, FL 32905-3844
(321) 956-1900
http://www.carrabbas.com/

*Pineda Crossing Bar & Grill
2515 Roberts Rd,
Melbourne, FL 32940-7231
(321) 259-7760
www.pinedacrossing.com/

*Salt and Sweet Restaurant
3092 Lake Washington Rd,
Melbourne, FL 32934
(321) 259-5182

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