Surf's Up

Cocoa Beach is home to legendary surfing emporium Ron Jon's, which stocks a surfer's every need and offers rentals. In addition, there are surfing events year-round. The Ron Jon Easter Surf Festival, the country's second-oldest surf competition, attracts 30,000-plus cool surfers, tanned beach bunnies and sunburned college kids.

The long-running Ron Jon Surf School offers lessons for everyone from groms (that's surf talk for beginners) to experts, and there are plenty of other schools. For children aged five to 17, Beach Place Guesthouses hosts week-long Surf Art Camps.