Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Melbourne

The area's live music and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to 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-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Melbourne a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°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 holiday in Melbourne. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Melbourne

Fly into Melbourne, FL (MLB-Orlando Melbourne Intl.), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.1 km) from the city centre. 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.

Where to stay around Melbourne?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 987 holiday lettings near Melbourne. From 280 Houses to 586 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Melbourne is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Melbourne:

  • Palm Gardens: 35 holiday homes
  • Camps Of Melbourne: 34 holiday homes
  • Orlando Beach: 18 holiday homes
  • Ocean Side Village: 46 holiday homes
  • Sebastian Highlands: 63 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Melbourne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Melbourne. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Melbourne Square Mall: 876 holiday lettings
  • Brunswick Harbor Lanes: 1,230 holiday lettings
  • Melbourne Greyhound Park: 1,216 holiday lettings
  • Space Coast Stadium: 1,215 holiday lettings
  • Brevard Zoo: 1,235 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Melbourne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 280 Houses in Melbourne. Our other popular types of Melbourne holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 586 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 14 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Melbourne?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 640 holiday homes with pool available in Melbourne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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