Best Shopping: Small town hospitality exudes from the shops and restaurants that make up Melbourne's charming downtown area. Tree-lined streets (palms, of course) and quaint little sitting areas give downtown plenty of character, making it a great place to spend an afternoon. As for shopping, look to East New Haven Avenue, the main commercial drag, which features everything from antique shops to ladies boutiques. Downtown Melbourne is a great choice if you want something handmade, such as soaps or lotions, or you are shopping for the antique, vintage, repurposed or quirky. Fashionistas: Don't miss Downtown Divas and the metro-inspired Swanky Sole for hot shoes and accessories.