Titusville

History

Named after Col. Henry T. Titus, the city of Titusville was founded in 1867.

Orginally named “Sand Point”, Titusville was inhabited by Ais Indians. The indigenous tribe fished the Indian River and cultivated the land for cocoplum, seagrape berries and palmetto. Unfortunately, the tribe diminished due to slavery and infectious diseases brought by the Spanish.

In the 1800s, Titusville experienced growth in economy and population. Commercial shipping was established as well as the city’s first bank, newspaper, post office and two hotels. In 1891, electricity reached the city of Titusville followed by Henry Flagler’s railroad and an ice plant. Sadly, some of these developments were destroyed when the city suffered from a devastating fire.

After the World War II, the city’s economy and tourism grew highlighted by the establishment of the Kennedy Space Center. Shopping centers, motels, buildings, public hospital and golf courses are constructed to accommodate the growing number of visitors who want to explore the area. Today, the community of Titusville is not only home to Kennedy Space Center, but to an array of things to see and do for the whole family.

Getting There

Visitors can reach Titusville by car or plane.

By plane

There are three major airports you can choose from to reach Titusville: Melbourne International Airport, Orlando International Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport. These nearby airports are served by major airlines with regular flights from and to different host cities.

By car

Take I-95 to exit 79 or 80. From there follow the signs that will take you to Titusville.

Weather

Titusville features a hot summer and mild winter.

Summer season is very warm accompanied with high humidity. July is the hottest month of year with high temperature around 91°F. Summer tends to be wetter with August as the wettest month with 7.27 inches of rainfall on average.

Locals and visitors enjoy mild winter in Titusville with January as the coldest month of the year.

What to Wear

For the warm weather in Titusville it is essential to wear comfortable and light clothing such as:

• shorts
• light t-shirts
• dress
• skirts
• thongs or sandals
• casual walking shoes
• collared shirt
• light jacket or sweater (for cold nights)
• swimwear
• capris
• tank top
• hat
• sunscreen
• sunglasses
• boat shoes (for boat trips and fishing)

Fishing

The city’s warm weather and array of waterways, fishing in Titusville is a year round activity. Anytime of the year experienced sportsmen and novice anglers come to Titusville to catch trophy Redfish and dozens of fish species.

Titusville provides plenty of fishing options to match every angler’s style. Both freshwater and saltwater fishing in the area yield abundant catch depending on the water condition and type of fish you want to catch. Fishing the seagrass flats, shorelines, river and lagoon allow you to catch:

• Catfish
• Largemouth Bass
• Spotted Sea trout
• Snook
• Tarpon
• Redfish
• Bluegill
• Pompano
• Bluefish
• Cobia
• Sailfish
• Barracuda
• Wahoo
• Yellowfin Tuna
• Snapper
• Amberjack
• Dolphin
• Mackerel
• Marlin
• Shark
• Grouper

BEST MONTHS TO FISH

January – Barracuda, Bonito, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, Snapper & Wahoo

February – Amberjack, Barracuda, Bonito, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, Snapper

March – Amberjack, Barracuda, Bonito, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, Snapper

April – Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, Dolphin, Mackerel, Marlin, Snapper & Yellowfin Tuna

May – Barracuda, Mackerel, Marlin, Wahoo & Yellowfin Tuna

June – Barracuda, Dolphin, Marlin, Wahoo & Yellowfin Tuna

July – Barracuda, Dolphin, Marlin, Shark & Yellowfin Tuna

August – Barracuda, Marlin, Shark & Yellowfin Tuna

September – Barracuda, Bonito & Shark

October – Barracuda, Bonito & Mackerel

November – Amberjack, Barracuda, Bonito, Cobia, Grouper, Mackerel, Snapper & Wahoo

December – Amberjack, Barracuda, Bonito, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, Mackerel, Snapper & Wahoo

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR WHEN FISHING

• Appropriate clothing
• Food & Snacks
• Drinks
• Hat
• Polarized sunglasses
• Sunblock
• Boat shoes
• Camera

Attractions and Activities

The city of Titusville is an interesting holiday destination if you want to get close to nature and to Kennedy Space Center. Visitors are offered with an array of activities which are available year round and local attractions open throughout the year. The city is dotted with historical buildings, museums, theaters, acres of parks, marina and waterways for people of every interest.

Area attractions (ideal for outdoor activities):

• Space View Park
• Isaac Campbell Sr. Park
• Titusville Playhouse
• American Police Hall of Fame and Museum
• North Brevard Historical Museum
• Kennedy Point Park
• Marina Park
• Rotary Riverfront Park
• Sand Point Park
• Fox Lake Park
• Canaveral National Seashore
• Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Education Center
• Gibson Complex and Field
• Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
• Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium

Titusville Activities:

• Kayaking
• Bird watching
• Golfing
• Picnicing
• Hiking
• Fishing
• Dolphin and Manatee watching
• Horseback riding
• Boating
• Swimming

Where to Stay

Casa Coquina Bed & Breakfast
Address: 4010 Coquina Ave, Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.casacoquina.com/

Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center Hotel
Address: 3655 Cheney Hwy., Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-titusville-florida-FL332

Best Western Shuttle Space
Address: 3455 Cheney Hwy, Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/FL/Titusville-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Space-Shuttle-Inn/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=10168&cm_mmc=GooglePlaces-_-BW-_-FL-_-10168

Days Inn
Address: 3755 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/home

Super 8 Titusville
Address: 3480 Garden St., Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.super8titusville.com/

Budget Motel
Address: 612 S Washington Ave., Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.budgetmoteltitusville.com/

Three Oaks Motel
Address: 707 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.threeoaksmoteltitusvillefl.com/

Royal Oak Resort & Golf Club
Address: 2150 Country Club Drive, Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://royaloakgolfresort.com/index.php

Clarion Inn Titusville
Address: 4951 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL
For more information, visit this website:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60751-d85944-Reviews-Clarion_Inn_Titusville-Titusville_Florida.html

Riverside Inn
Address: 1829 Riverside Drive, Titusville, FL
For more information, visit this website:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60751-d85946-Reviews-Riverside_Inn-Titusville_Florida.html

Where to Eat

Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant
Address: 1475 Garden Street, Titusville FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://dixiecrossroads.com/

El Leoncitos
Address: 4280 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.elleoncito.com/

Durango Steakhouse
Address: 3455 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.durangosteakhouse.com/

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Address: 4745 Helen Hauser Boulevard, Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.crackerbarrel.com/

Caffe` Chocolat
Address: 304 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.caffechocolat.com/

Sonny’s Bar-B-Q
Address: 2900 Cheney Hwy Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.sonnysbbq.com/

Outer Marker Cafe`
Address: 7001 Challenger Ave., Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://outermarkercafe.com/wordpress/

Mr. Submarine & Salads
Address: 2400 S Hopkins Ave Titusville, FL
For more information, visit this website:
http://www.nbbd.com/MrSubmarine/index.html

International House of Pancakes
Address: 3755 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.ihop.com/

Denny’s Restaurant
Address: 3500 Cheney Hwy., Titusville, FL
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.dennys.com/

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