As if Florida’s animals weren’t wild enough, Brevard Zoo brings creatures from Africa, Asia and the Americas into town. This small zoo is home to dingos and dumbo rats, otters and ostriches, and cockatoos and kangaroos. With the beach and other wildlife sanctuaries nearby, a weekend in Brevard County is a great way to engage with nature. Have a roaring good time when you stay at these hotels near Brevard Zoo, bookable on Culture Trip.
Hampton Inn is so close to Brevard Zoo that you might hear the animals chirping, hissing and squawking you goodnight. Treat yourself to a free breakfast in the morning, then head to the zoo and feed the giraffes theirs. Take a swim on a hot afternoon in the pool or slide into a kayak and paddle away. The hotel staff only ask that you refrain from inviting your new friends back to this no-pets hotel.
Waterfront sunsets are just one of the picturesque perks at Seaglass Inn. The Instagram-worthy two-course breakfast and chatty happy hour in the courtyard will bookend a day spent swimming under the mango trees. You’re welcome to claim the entire top floor of this historic house, where the two-person chromotherapy tub and private balcony will be yours alone. Finally, share the sunset with a special someone on a short walk to the edge of Melbourne Beach Pier.
Trust us, creekside splendor will make you rethink your definition of waterfront relaxation. Each room at Cane Creek Inn has just enough beachy and floral decor to make it feel like you’re in your cool aunt’s vacation home, while the tree-lined streets leading to Historic Downtown Melbourne provide instant access to watering holes. The beach is just across the causeway, but we think you’ll be plenty satisfied fishing off the Inn’s private dock or swaying in a creekside hammock.
Maybe we’re suckers for simplicity, but we can’t stop dreaming about sitting in a rocking chair under the string lights at Beach Place Guesthouses, swaying with the warm night breeze and listening to the waves crash in the distance. Between those moments of bliss, the morning yoga classes, afternoon barbecues and evening bonfires, we think you’ll be content to string up a hammock and sleep by the sand – though it’d be a pity for your oceanfront king bed to go to waste.
Drive a half-hour east from Brevard Zoo and make Beachside Hotel and Suites your home for the night. This spot across the street from the Atlantic will tempt you to break the record for most laps around its lazy river. The Duck Dive Bar and Grille will act as your spotter, supplying you with mai tais and fish tacos until you’re so pruny that you’re at one with the water.
Just under an hour away from Brevard Zoo is the action-packed city of Orlando. Choose one of its best family-friendly hotels or opt for a stay with a water park on the doorstep, bookable now with Culture Trip. Check out the best outdoor activities in Orlando and find out how to keep the kids busy – rollercoasters and water parks are never too far away.
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