Destination guide

Discover picture-perfect Palm Bay

A firm favorite on Florida's Space Coast, Palm Bay is a popular destination for breaks with families, friends, or both. Enjoy a relaxed pace as you settle in for a day on the sand, explore the tranquil Turkey Creek Sanctuary, or take a scenic drive along the coast to the Kennedy Space Center. Whether you plan to soak up the local sights or spread your wings a little further to visit area attractions, Palm Bay vacation rentals provide a great base for your stay. You'll find many rentals come with a pool and are within sauntering distance of the beach.

Things to do

Palm Bay offers easy access to Florida attractions

If you're up for exploring a little further afield, you'll find all manner of attractions within a reasonable distance of Palm Bay vacation rentals. Kennedy Space Center, just an hour's drive away, offers a fascinating experience for the whole family. You'd have to plan your visit carefully to catch a rocket launch but captivating experiences such as shuttle launch simulators are available all year round. Swap space for spells at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida, and don't forget to pick up your own wand from the recreated Diagon Alley.


Live the outdoor life in Palm Bay

Vacations here are all about the great outdoors but the pace is always up to you. Take in the sweeping ocean views as you enjoy a spot of lunch at a waterfront caf_ or grab a spot on a guided kayaking eco-tour in the Indian River Lagoon. Either way, spotting gentle manatees is always a possibility. If you've brought the kids, they'll love spending the afternoon whizzing down the slides at the Palm Bay Aquatic Center while you squeeze in some laps. Enjoying an evening stroll through Castaways Point Park can be a lovely way to round off the day.


Visit Palm Bay in spring or fall

The best time to visit Palm Bay is often found to be around April and May. Spring is far more comfortable than the high humidity, crowds, and almost daily thunderstorms served up in summer. You'll also likely find that air fares are lower and that you can score a great deal on your Palm Bay vacation rental. The fall months of September and October are also an option, although you may find yourself battening down the hatches if a hurricane finds land. The snowbirds start arriving from November and rates for rentals will rise accordingly.

Natural features

Find glorious landscapes in and around Palm Bay

Beaches are easy to come by along the Florida coastline but with almost 30 parks in Palm Bay, finding a green space won't prove too tricky either. Turkey Creek Sanctuary is one of the city's most popular spots and one where hiking, kayaking, and wildlife watching are all on the cards. Outside the city limits, St Sebastian River Preserve State Park has over 20,000 acres of wilderness, providing the perfect backdrop for birdwatching, photography, and horseback riding. Fishing charters in the nearby Sebastian Inlet are available for those wanting to reel in sailfish and wahoo.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Palm Bay

Fly into Melbourne, FL (MLB-Orlando Melbourne Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Vero Beach, FL (VRB-Vero Beach Municipal), which is 27.2 mi (43.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Palm Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,492 vacation rentals near Palm Bay. From 444 Houses to 815 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Palm Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Palm Bay?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Palm Bay:

  • Central Beach: 77 vacation rentals
  • Orlando Beach: 24 vacation rentals
  • Sebastian Highlands: 59 vacation rentals
  • Floridana Beach: 33 vacation rentals
  • Johns Island: 24 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Palm Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Palm Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palm Bay Regional Park: 563 vacation rentals
  • Palm Bay Hospital: 649 vacation rentals
  • Brevard Community College: 645 vacation rentals
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park: 649 vacation rentals
  • Space Coast Stadium: 1,299 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palm Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Palm Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 444 Houses in Palm Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Palm Bay include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 815 rentals available
  • Villas: 24 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 33 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Palm Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 913 vacation rentals with pool available in Palm Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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