Things To Do
Here at Crane Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast there are a number of activities our Guests can enjoy.
- Fish from our boardwalk
- Watch for our manatee, dolphin, pelican, great blue heron, alligator and other wildlife & bird friends
- Get some Sun at the pool or beach and warm your bones!
- Rent a paddleboard or kayak and cruise Crane Creek
- Walk into town for a great meal, a refreshing beverage or shopping
- Visit the many local Art galleries and Antique stores.
- Take the tour at Kennedy Space Center
- Play a round of golf at one of Brevard County’s many courses
- Take a fishing trip and the catch the BIG ONE!
- Go for a walk or jog around our quaint neighborhood or to the Ocean
- Visit Disney or the other many parks around Orlando
- Surf the waters from the Cape to Sebastian
Some upcoming events (click the links for event website and info)
February 24-26, 2017 – Cocoa Beach Seafood Festival – This exciting event will include a wide selection of fantastic seafood, top flight entertainment, premier Arts & Crafts Show and numerous other special events. Featuring fresh mouth-watering seafood provided by vendors both local and from all over the United States, don’t miss this signature event that will attract tens of thousands of attendees from all over Florida. Live music all weekend including Don McLean on Friday night and The Original Wailers on Sunday!! Click here for info….Cocoa Beach Seafood Fest.com
March 3rd, 2017 – Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Fest – The Florida Institute of Technology’s popular Botanical Fest will leave campus in March, setting new roots in the parking lot of the 1900 Building in downtown Melbourne. The 12th annual flora festival will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4. Expect a colorful cornucopia/sale of flowering plants, palms, exotic fruit trees, Bonsai trees, ornamental shrubs, bamboo, landscape lighting and gardening supplies from more than 40 nurseries, groups and companies across the Sunshine State. 1 block from the B&B.
March 4th & 5th, 2017 – 51st Annual Grant Seafood Festival – This is one of our favorite events of the year. Located in Grant, FL (15 minutes from the B&B), this festival features tons of seafood and live music all day. They also have many local artists/vendors displaying their wares for sale. This is a “MUST ATTEND” local event! Click link for info…Grant Seafood Festival
April 1st & 2nd, 2017 – Melbourne Air & Space Show – Located at Melbourne Airport (7 minute drive from the B&B). The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline. And The Patrouille de France, or French Aerobatic Patrol, a team of 8 Alpha Jets will perform a 30 minute show of precision formation and solo maneuvers with tri-colored red, white and blue smoke. For more info and tickets click link… Melbourne Air Show.
The Maxwell C. King Center • The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts hosts live musical acts/shows almost nightly. Walk uptown from the B&B for dinner then take a quick 15 minute ride to this great, small venue for the show! Click on the link above for schedule.
Did you know that there are rocket launches nearly every month from Kennedy Space Center? You can watch these from our B&B, or go over to the beach. For an up close view take the short drive to KSC for these super exciting events. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Crane Creek Inn B&B is the BEST place to stay when on the Space Coast. Check out this link for launch schedule…Kennedy Space Center Launch Schedule.
Stand Up Paddleboarding is all the rage!
With the many calm rivers, creeks and canals in our area, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a fun & healthy way to take an Eco-tour. You’ll see bottlenose dolphin, manatee, alligators and a ton of birds. Look below for links to Paddling Paradise and Harbor Paddle Company, who will deliver your SUP right here to the Inn!
Crane Creek Inn B&B – The perfect location for your Anniversary celebration
Spend that special day with us. Crane Creek Inn has a beautiful, romantic setting to spend with that special someone. And Downtown Melbourne has many fine restaurants for the perfect dinner. Call now to book your Anniversary stay with us.
GIFT CERTIFICATES Available – The perfect gift for the Holidays or special occasions.
Call Andy for details at 321~768~6416.
Friday Fest (Melbourne Main Street)
2nd Friday of each month. • 6pm – 10pm • Downtown Melbourne
Family event held street festival held in historic Downtown Melbourne. Booths set up for local Artists, Food & Drink, Kids play area & Live bands. FUN for ALL ages!!!
Just a short 5 minute stroll from Crane Creek Inn and you are in the midst of Main Street Melbourne where there is never a shortage of things to do, places to see, shopping and plenty of excellent places to Eat & Drink! Click on the links below for many more fun activities just a few minutes away.
Below the photo of our Paddleboarders are links to area local activities.
Did you know that from the back yard at Crane Creek Inn you can sit and observe Dolphin & Manatees swimming by every day? Also, Guests have observed over 50 species of birds. These include varieties of Osprey, Eagles, Hawks, Heron, Ibis, Wrens, Parrots, Pelicans, Hummingbirds and many more. So sit back, relax and enjoy your slice of old Florida!!! Fish from our dock or with a local guide or just sit back, relax on our boardwalk and watch Dolphin, Manatee & birds. Check out Riding His Waters (below) for a stand up paddleboard adventure!
Golfing, Boating, Biking & Hiking are a great way to enjoy the weather.
Visit the Brevard Zoo, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island or Sebastian Inlet National Parks & Wildlife Refuge or the beautiful beaches. Or just simply relax by the pool or in the Hot Tub on the water’s edge or have a Massage in your room – there is something for everyone to enjoy while staying with us.
Karen’s Kayaks • Put in right from our backyard boardwalk – Karen delivers your kayak right to the Inn for you at no extra charge. Or she’ll take you on a guided tour. Over 15 years of paddling experience, American Canoe Assoc (ACA) trained, Florida Professional Paddlesports Association (FPPA), Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism (Fl SEE) Member, CPR, AED & First Aid Certified.
Black Dog Bait and Tackle • These guys are the best for all your bait & tackle needs. Very knowledgable and friendly staff and they know where the fish are biting! Black Dog now offers guided kayak fishing tours. See website for details.
Harbor Paddle Company • Harbor Paddle House will deliver your SUP to you here at Crane Creek Inn! They also offer tours with an experienced SUP’er.
Wendy Massage • Wendy Marie, LMT (MA 43819) will provide you with “The Ultimate Experience in Mobile Massage Therapy!” Enjoy pure relaxation during your stay at the Inn by calling her at 321-266-9956 to arrange your in-room massage appointment. It is highly recommended to give Wendy as much notice as possible since she is a very busy gal!
Historic Downtown Melbourne • From antiques, boutiques, and wine shops to bakeries, pubs and fine dining there is something for everyone here! From local events to dining and nightlife Main Street is the place to be.
Henegar Center for the Arts •The Henegar Center is an intimate theater offering Plays, Musicals and Nationally known music Artists. Just a 5 minute walk from the Inn. Click on the link for schedule.
Kennedy Space Center • Your trip isn’t complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. NASA’s launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.
Space Coast Stadium • The Space Coast Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Washington Nationals Baseball Team and the regular season home of the Brevard County Manatees. It can seat as many as 8,100 fans, and also hosts many festivals, fairs and family friendly get-togethers.
Ron Jon Surf Shop • Ron Jon Surf Shop is the World’s Most Famous Surf Shop! Founded in 1959 and today still going strong. Whether you need swimwear for the pool, skateboards for the sidewalk, skimboards for the beach, or surfboards and bodyboards for the surf, Ron Jon Surf Shop has got you covered.
Melbourne Area State Parks • There is never a shortage of beaches for fishing, surfing, swimming or watching wildlife when staying in the Melbourne are. Picnic shelters, boat ramps, nature walks and exhibits, and more can be found close by.
Brevard County Zoo • The Brevard Zoo is a fabulous, intimate zoo where you can get up close and personal with your favorite animals. Take the train, kayak the Zoo’s canals or for the truly adventurous, get your zoo view from the tree-top trek and zip-lines.
Melbourne’s Golf Courses • Two outstanding golf courses operated and maintained by the City of Melbourne.
Brevard County Golf Courses • More outstanding golf courses near Crane Creek Inn. Also try The Majors Golf Course and Duran Golf Course.
Paddling Paradise •Stand Up paddleboard rentals and tours.
Harry Goode’s Outdoor Shop • Your full service outfitter since 1946 for fly, spin, inshore and offshore fishing located minutes from the inn.