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Florida Heritage Travel, October 2019 - Merritt Island
September 26, 2019

October 2019 News and Events


FLORIDA HERITAGE TRAVEL
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MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA: UNIQUE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE.




Merritt Island is located about 50 miles east of Orlando between the mainland and barrier island in Central East Florida between New Smyrna Beach and Melbourne. It is a unique place, unlike any other in Florida.

It is actually a peninsula that extends south for 62 miles from the mainland just south of Oak Hill to its tip, known locally as Dragon Point.

READ MORE ABOUT THE UNIQUENESS OF MERRITT ISLAND




RECOMMENDED MERRITT ISLAND RESTAURANT

THE ISLAND WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL
1891 E Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island, Florida 32952
Phone: (321) 806-3661


Locals love this place, and so do tourists once they find out about it. It is located on the east side of Central Merritt Island at the beginning of the long causeway over the Banana River that runs to Cocoa Beach.

As is fitting for its location on a beautiful river, it specializes in seafood. This is a restaurant where you can dress very casually. You don't need to wear a sport coat or tie or even a collared shirt. Many landlubbers also love waterfront restaurants, and there are plenty of items on the menu to make them happy.

READ MORE ABOUT ISLAND WATERFRONT ON OUR MERRITT ISLAND PAGE




Click to learn about Mike Miller's new book coming out in November 2019.




Thanks for continuing to subscribe to Florida Heritage monthly e-zine. Our website, Florida-Back-Roads-Travel.com continues to grow, and we hope you enjoy these updates.

You can also subscribe to our Florida Blog by going to our home page and selecting an RSS feed. This way you will have daily updates. I recently added a new page to the website: Florida Tales. This feature allows website visitors to share their favorite Florida stories with us. We also revised our Florida Getaways page to provide links to getaways in all 8 geographical regions of Florida.

Some new pages on our website include FLORIDA CRACKER RESTAURANTS and DAY TRIPS BY THEME OF INTEREST. We hope you will check them out and give us your imput.

October is beginning to feel cool enough that we all remember why we moved to Florida. September was hotter than usual, and we had very few cool days. We actually turn our air conditioners off now and then and enjoy the fresh air through the open windows. Most our snowbirds are still be up north, so the lines are shorter at the restaurants. It's also cool enough to eat outside.

HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR OCTOBER:

ALL REGIONS

FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.

FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.

FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.

BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.

FLORIDA MUSEUMS. Many Florida art and historical museums have scheduled events. Click on the links to find out what is going on.

FLORIDA THEATER. This is an active time for plays and musical events in our many Florida theaters.. Check the links to find out what might be interesting to you.

FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.

Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.

FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2019

Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.

A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.

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