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Head to the lively city of Melbourne

The area's live music and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Melbourne. Renowned for its beaches, shopping and bird watching, this city welcomes all visitors. Melbourne Square Mall and Cocoa Beach Pier are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Melbourne

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Melbourne a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cocoa Beach Pier (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Andretti Thrill Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Brunswick Harbor Lanes (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Brevard Zoo (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Viera East Golf Club (15.4 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Turtle Creek Golf Club (16.6 mi / 26.8 km)

Seasonal weather in Melbourne

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Melbourne

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Melbourne. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wickham Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Thousand Island Conservation Area (15.9 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Cocoa Beach Skate Park (16.4 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Lori Wilson Park (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Alan Shepard Park (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Melbourne

Fly into Melbourne, FL (MLB-Orlando Melbourne Intl.), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Vero Beach, FL (VRB-Vero Beach Municipal), which is 31.7 mi (51 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Melbourne?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,088 house rentals around Melbourne. From 640 Condos/Apartments to 306 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Melbourne is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Melbourne?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Melbourne:

  • Palm Gardens: 35 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Melbourne: 41 vacation rentals
  • Camps Of Melbourne: 32 vacation rentals
  • Avon By The Sea: 188 vacation rentals
  • Indialantic By The Sea: 41 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Melbourne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Melbourne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Melbourne Harbor Marina: 988 home rentals
  • Duran Golf Club: 1,385 home rentals
  • The Avenue Viera: 1,384 home rentals
  • Melbourne Square Mall: 978 home rentals
  • Wickham Park: 1,457 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Melbourne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Melbourne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 640 Condos/Apartments in Melbourne. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Melbourne include:

  • Houses: 306 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 70 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 18 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Melbourne?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 715 vacation homes with pool available in Melbourne.

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