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Photos: A Florida Dream Trip You Can Take NOW

If you've got three days and a tank of gas, the beautiful beach towns of Florida's "space coast" make for a perfect winter getaway!

By , Friday, Sep 27, 2013, 2:00 PM

Source Article: Photos: A Florida Dream Trip You Can Take NOW

Florida Road Trip Melbourne Beach Surfers

Two local surfers walk along Melbourne Beach.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach Pier

Vacationers play in the waters of Cocoa Beach, with Cocoa Beach Pier in the background.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach Pier

A pelican sits perched on Cocoa Beach Pier.

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Florida Road Trip Satellite Beach

A rainbow shines near the Patrick Air Force Base and Satellite Beach.

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Florida Road Trip Satellite Beach

A local surfer surveys the waves of Satellite Beach.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach Pier Surfer

A surfer shows his skills for tourists watching from Cocoa Beach Pier.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

A local surfer preps his board for the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach hotel

The porches of the South Beach Inn on Cocoa Beach.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach Pier

A fisherman cleans his catch on Cocoa Beach Pier.

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Florida Road Trip Cape Canaveral

Local bikers take a stroll across the sands just south of Cape Canaveral.

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Florida Road Trip Melbourne Beach restaurant

Tables at local restaurant, Sun On The Beach, in Melbourne.

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Florida Road Trip Melbourne Beach restaurant

Fried chicken & waffle from Sun On The Beach in Melbourne.

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Florida Road Trip Melbourne Beach hotel

A guest room of oceanfront Tuckaway Shores Resort in Melbourne, Florida.

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Florida Road Trip Cape Canaveral

Merritt Island’s Black Point Wildlife Drive in Titusville, Florida.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

A child enjoys the shark tank at Cocoa Beach Surf Company.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

A shark inside the Cocoa Beach Surf Company shark tank.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

The original Ron Jon Surf Shop at sunset in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

Surfboards for sale outside of the original Ron Jon Surf Shop.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

Inside the original Ron Jon Surf Shop.

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Florida Road Trip Cape Canaveral

An exterior view of Casa Coquina in Titusville.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

A Cocoa Beach Surf Company surf lesson at Cocoa Beach.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

A Cocoa Beach Surf Company instructor and student during a private surf lesson.

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Florida Road Trip Cape Canaveral

A flock of birds spotted at the Black Point Wildlife Drive near Cape Canaveral.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

A classic Cuban meal from Roberto’s Little Havana.

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Florida Road Trip Satellite Beach

A kid bikes near Highway A1A and Satellite Beach.

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Florida Road Trip Satellite Beach

A vacationing kid enjoying his day on Satellite Beach.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

Mai Tiki Gallery on the Minutemen Causeway in Cocoa Beach.

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Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach

A Mai Tai from Mai Tiki Bar on Cocoa Beach Pier.

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Florida Road Trip Cape Canaveral

A replica space shuttle along Highway A1A between Titusville and Cocoa Beach.

(Whitney Tressel)

Florida Road Trip Cocoa Beach Pier

A view of Cocoa Beach from Cocoa Beach Pier.

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