Good running and biking paths are available on coastal road A1A in Indialantic and Melbourne Beach and also along Riverside Drive in Indialantic.

Running on the beach can be excellent in Cocoa Beach, but the beaches tend to be too slopey and the sand too deep in the Indialantic and Melbourne areas.

Big box and chain store shopping is available at the Melbourne Square Mall.

Those looking for beach attire or local souvenirs should head north up A1A to Cocoa Beach where you’ll find it all at the World Famous Ron Jon Surf Shop and its equally giant neighbor, The Cocoa Beach Surf Company.

Antique, art and boutique shopping is available in both downtown Melbourne and the old Eau Gallie district of Melbourne.

Airboat rides through the Florida marsh are available in Melbourne at Camp Holly www.campholly.net 321-723-2179 and in Cocoa by Air Boat Ecotours www.airboatecotours.com 321-638-9565

Major theme parks such as Walt Disney World, EPCOT, Disney MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Sea World and others are about an hour and 30 minutes west of Melbourne.

Fishing: The Melbourne waters offer great inshore river fishing for reds and trout. Some of the better guides include Capt. Peter Deeks, Jr at 321-720-3723 Intelligentfishing@gmail.com www.nativesonfishing.com , Capt. Frank Catino at 321-777-2793 fcatino@cfl.rr.com , Capt. Rodney Smith camirl@digital.net or Captains Troy & Christine Perez (holders of more than 50 world records at 321-268-1194.