- The list below includes 123 free or cheap things to do in or near Merritt Island, Florida, including 66 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bowling and Children's Play Area.
- From Kelly Park to Rotary Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Merritt Island and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and Titusville.
With direct access to Banana River, Kelly Park offers visitors a 15.37 acre park for swimming, boating, and windsurfing. The park is home to several native bird species, including Green-Winged Teal ducks and Horned Grebe.
Known for their bird-sighting opportunities, the Rotary Park has a 500-foot pier that lets visitors take in the sights of the Indian River. Among the birds that can be spotted are a variety of herons, pelicans, gulls, ospreys, and more.
88% 32 votes
6195 N Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL 32953 MoreLess Info
As the site of the oldest home in the county, Sams House at Pine Island offers a volunteer led tour for visitors. The grounds contains Native American and archaeological artifacts, as well as horseriding and hiking trails around the house.
Located on an island coast, Kars Park serves both a campground and a base for pursuing water-based activities such as kayaking, canoeing and boating. There are also playground, softball fields, a beach volleyball court and tennis courts.
50% 4 votes
805 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island, FL 32952 MoreLess Info
Bird watchers can enjoy a 436 acre bird sanctuary and reservation with wood stork, pelicans, and belted kingfisher at the Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary. The reservation features a natural lagoon with waterways for fishing and paddling.
100% 4 votes
3 Artemis Blvd, Merritt Island, FL 32953 MoreLess Info
Billing its progressive restaurant tours as â€˜like a pub crawl but with food,â€™ Yummy Florida Private Day Tours takes groups of up to 15 visitors on three hour walking tours that offer tastings from a variety of local restaurants.