10 Best Things to See and Do near Malabar, Florida

When visiting the Space Coast in Florida, an off-the-busy-path community to visit is the small town of Malabar, which is part of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville area. 

Malabar is a great home base, because of its easy access to some of Brevard County's top attractions. Although you won't find a ton of exciting things to do directly in Malabar, adventure and entertainment is only a short drive away.

Palm Bay, Fla., is just north of Malabar, and it's home to the Palm Bay Aquatic Center, a family-friendly water park, another way to enjoy the warm Florida weather and water. In Palm Bay, you can also visit the Palm Bay Community Center, with indoor activities, group fitness classes and social events for people from children to seniors.

If you're a history buff, swing by the Veterans Memorial Park, where fishing, a boardwalk and a veterans memorial museum and garden all come together. Top off your educational afternoon with a visit to the Liberty Bell Museum, home to a full-sized replica of the famous Liberty Bell, and the Rossetter House Museum. 

Get an adrenaline rush at the Andretti Thrill Park and entertain your kiddos at Fun Town. The Brevard Zoo is a must-see on any Space Coast vacation. 

Here are 10 fun attractions near Malabar, Fla. 


Palm Bay Community Center
Photo courtesy of City of Palm Bay

The Palm Bay Community Center has some kind of attraction for people of all ages. Visit the center to get active indoors, in the full-size gym with multiple basketball courts. Sign up for fitness classes (for people of all ages and levels of...  Read More

Graffiti Skate Zone
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Graffiti Skate Zone skateboard park is an outdoor skate park in Palm Bay, which is open for skateboarding, "aggressive inline skating" and freestyle BMX riding. What makes Graffiti Skate Zone stand out is it's the county's only skater-built...  Read More

Liberty Bell Memorial Museum

Ring a full-sized replica of the Liberty Bell at this museum dedicated to the national heritage of America. Catch a glimpse of over two dozen reproductions of important documents, such as the Mayflower Compact and the rough draft of the...  Read More

Veterans Memorial Park
Photo courtesy of City of Palm Bay

For free, family-friendly fun, with an educational and historical component, visit the Veterans Memorial Park in Palm Bay, Fla. This nearly three-acre county river park is location on the edge of Sykes Creek. Outside, visitors can stroll...  Read More

Camp Holly
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If you're looking for wildlife and a chance to experience Florida's natural habitat, set aside a day to tour the swampland. You can find a variety of airboat and lagoon tours around the Space Coast, but one of our favorites is Camp Holly in...  Read More

Fun Town
Photo courtesy of Fun Town

Melbourne is home to Brevard County's biggest indoor family fun center, Fun Town, where kids of all ages and their families can take a break from the Florida sun but stay active. Fun Town has it all: roller skating, mini bowling, an arcade,...  Read More

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Brevard Zoo
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The only zoo in the U.S. to offer onsite kayaking tours, Brevard Zoo features over 880 animals from around the world. Get up close and personal with a white rhino during a Rhino Encounter from noon to 1 p.m., ride the Cape to Cairo express...  Read More

The Rossetter House Museum, in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne, Fla., is a history-lover's paradise. The Rossetter House and Gardens dates back to 1908, and other historical properties on site stretch back even farther. The cemetery...  Read More

Andretti Thrill Park
Photo courtesy of Andretti Thrill Park

The Andretti Thrill Park is where you go in Melbourne for the thrills. This family park features a long list of attractions: five different Go-Kart tracks, a mini golf course, paddle boats, train rides, laser tag, a playground, a spinning...  Read More

Palm Bay Aquatic Center

The beaches on the Space Coast are incredible, but with warm weather year-round, the Palm Bay Aquatic Center is another popular water destination that's great for families. A highlight of the center is its zero-depth entry swimming pool, ideal...  Read More


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