This is a seasonal destination. Porter flies to Orlando - Melbourne from December 16, 2017 to April 7, 2018. Non-stop flights are available from Ottawa, Toronto, and Windsor. Service resumes again on December 15, 2018.
Swim, surf, sail and work on your tan in the Sunshine State. Book a flight to Orlando-Melbourne, Florida for a sunny getaway complete with smooth sand, blue waters and swaying palm trees.
Orlando-Melbourne’s main attractions lie along the 70 miles of beautiful beaches, dotted with spacious, top-notch golf courses. But along with its beach resort appearance, this town has heart.
Aside from its beach side attractions, Orlando-Melbourne features small-town charm, quaint shops and weekly farmers’ markets. This central east coast Florida locale will keep you both relaxed and entertained.
When it comes to outdoor fun, Orlando-Melbourne is all about aquatic activities. Try surfing lessons or a snorkeling adventure about 40 minutes south, at Sebastian Inlet State Park.
This park is one of Florida’s best fishing spots and a great place to set up camp. With breathtaking sunsets, Sebastian Inlet State Park is a breath of fresh air, slightly secluded from the area’s main beaches.
If you prefer to keep your head above water, there are tons of boat tours where you can spot marine wildlife, like manatees and bottlenose dolphins, splashing around in their natural habitat.
Aside from aquatic fun, Orlando-Melbourne is a great base for Florida day trips. It’s a short distance to the family-focused tourist attractions of Orlando. Another quick trip will have you on the fast track to race car ready Daytona Beach.
Book a flight to Orlando-Melbourne and discover the wonders of Florida’s Space Coast.
When you’re in search of things to do in Orlando-Melbourne away from its picturesque beaches, downtown Orlando-Melbourne is a quaint and historic hub on Florida’s Space Coast that you’ll want to explore.
Along the main drags of New Haven and Strawbridge Avenues, you’ll find speciality shops offering crafts, clothing and jewelry right next to restaurants, coffee shops and bars with live music.
Embracing Florida’s Sunshine State title, this town takes advantage of its awesome weather. On weekends, you might find the streets closed off to car traffic and open to local vendors, live music and art. With frequent events like these, you’re sure to feel the sense of community in Melbourne’s downtown district.
The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum is a small space that’s big on American history, hosting events throughout the year, and featuring rotating exhibits in the Freedom Hall. The centrepiece is its Liberty Bell replica located in the Rotunda of American History.
In and around the area, you’ll find cultural alcoves like the LoPressionism Gallery and Fine Art Center. The centre showcases national and international art and is proudly devoted to proving that art is not only to be enjoyed by the upper classes. For art that doesn’t hang on a wall, head to the box offices at Melbourne Civic Theatre or The Henegar Center for the Arts.
Whatever your tastes, you’ll want to indulge your senses at The Mansion. This popular eatery includes a tavern, wine cellar, live music and more. Along with great meals, you’ll be treated to views of the Indian River from The Mansion’s upper deck
Within its early 20th century walls, The Mansion also houses the riches of an impressive liquor store with over 1000 wines, spirits and microbrews.
Be sure to set aside some time for downtown Orlando-Melbourne’s quaint attractions, and get a taste of the authentic Floridian laid-back attitude.
Tucked away about 40 minutes south of Melbourne, is Sebastian Inlet State Park. Away from the tourist traffic, this 3-mile string of beaches is a great place for shelling, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming and surfing. Try your luck at beachcombing for the gold and silver Spanish coins that are rumoured by locals to still sometimes wash ashore.
If you’re hooked on fishing, you’re in luck. Sebastian Inlet State Park is one of the best fishing spots in all of Florida. If getting in the water is more your speed, catch some waves at this park, which is also overflowing with activities and attractions like annual surfing competitions and several of the best surfing spots on the east coast.
Get it in gear with 40 miles of bike trails. You can go for a relaxing and scenic cruise, or take an adventurous ride through more challenging flatland trails with mixed terrain. If you need to take a break or just want to work on your tan, there are multiple beach access points along the way.
If you prefer to explore on your own two feet, the Volksport Walking Trail on the north side of the park awaits. When you’re ready for something more laid back, have a look around the park’s museums and interpretive exhibits.
Another great way to relax is with a stroll along Hammock Trail, a short nature trail, shaded by pretty coastal and sub-tropical trees.
If you’re looking to try more outdoor adventures, it’s easy to extend your stay and camp out at Sebastian Inlet State Park. Book a flight to Orlando-Melbourne to experience the glorious sunsets of the Sunshine State and its fun-filled spacious state parks.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is about 5 km / 3 mi from downtown Melbourne.
Taxis from downtown cost about $15 USD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
The Melbourne Airport Express shuttle bus provides service to the airport from many hotels and resorts.
Take the Space Coast Area Transit 26 South Beach bus to the airport stop. The fare is $1.50 USD.