5 Creative Date Ideas in Cocoa Beach

When you’re first dating someone, where you guys go out for your dates really sets the tone for creating memories. If you’ve been with your significant other for years, then trying a new activity for date night can be an exciting change to your routine. Here are six fun things to do in Cocoa Beach for your next date:

Roll into the Night

Maybe you want to impress your date with some skateboard tricks. Maybe the two of you met when you crossed paths both on skateboards or skates. Or maybe skateboarding is a new hobby you want to show-off to your love, and maybe get them into it as well. You’re in luck. Behind Roosevelt Elementary and Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School on Minutemen Causeway is the Cocoa Beach Skate Park. They have bowls, rails, and ramps for your skating needs. If you need equipment, they do have a couple beginners boards to rent sometimes. Cocoa Beach Skatepark is open 4 – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $3 after school and $5 on weekends and holidays.

Love is in the Air

If you want an impressive, thrilling ride, then check out Cocoa Beach Helicopters for a tour over our coastline. Located in Port Canaveral, they have six different tours to choose from: the Beachside Special – Port Canaveral & Locks, Flight Experience Tour – Port Canaveral, Flight Adventure Tour – Port to Pier, Classic Tour – Cocoa Beach & Thousand Islands, Extended Tour – Space Coast, and the “See-it-All” Tour – Space Coast. They also have a Sunset Upgrade so that you and your date could experience the Space Coast’s beautiful sunset from above. Visit their website, cocoabeachhelicopters.com, for details on how to schedule a tour.

Get Away Together

Ever feel like you want to escape? Now you can at Escape Cocoa Beach. Go as a couple, or get a group date together. You have an hour to solve the puzzles, crack codes, and find clues to escape from each scenario. They have six different rooms to choose from: Mystery of the Black Dahlia, 2325 Tremont St., Rocket Science, or Jail Break. Work together to escape the boring and have a fun experience. They are open 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday. Escape Cocoa Beach’s website, escapecocoabeach.com, has more information about rates and how to book a room.

Prehistoric Love

Take your date way back in time with a trip to the Dinosaur Store & Museum on the Cocoa Beach Causeway. The first floor has the store where you can purchase fossils, minerals, shark teeth, meteorites, jewelry, and unique gifts. Also on the first floor is the Adventure Zone with science center activities (like panning for fossils and a Wild Nile Raft Ride), arcade games, and live animals (such as alligators, crocodiles, snakes, and different kinds of large lizards). The second and third floor are the museum levels. Explore the primitive time of dinosaurs and early man on one floor, and then a selection of Tribal African art, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Chinese, and Mesoamerican displays. They are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit their website, dinosaurstore.com, for more details.

Elevate your Love

Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures and Zipline Park in Cape Canaveral can be a great active date idea for those who enjoy heights, adrenaline, and trying new things. Located in the treetops of old, beautiful live oaks between the Banana River and the Atlantic Ocean, the view alone will be worth the climb. They offer courses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced climbers. Completely safe as you will be strapped into safety gear the entire time, you and your date can have fun completing the obstacle courses that will test your body, mind, and any fears of height you may have. Check out their website, cocoabeachadventurepark.com, to book a visit to the park.

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