from left to right: Petting a lama at the zoo; The Foosaner Art Museum is an integral part of the Eau Gallie Arts District.
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After you soak in (and perhaps splurge on) the
art, browse through the many shops and
boutiques in downtown Melbourne. Make sure
to check out the Downtown Divas store, flip-flop
boutique The Flop Shop and the quirky East
Coast Vintage for retro-inspired
Considered Brevard premier shopping destination, The Avenue Viera is conveniently located right off of I-95 in Viera. Begin a
Saturday morning with free yoga in the adjacent
Central Park, then shop your way through the
familiar names of the open-air center. find
Talbots, Belk, LOFT, World Market and Sports
Authority, to name just a few.
Once shopped up an appetite, no
shortage of dining choices in Melbourne. For
a surf-shack vibe, try Da Kine or Long
Doggers. For a tiki treat, head to Grills Riverside.
Everyone will find something on the menus at
Squid Lips Overwater Grill and Casbah
which features a sushi happy hour, live music and works by local artist Michael
Nemnich; Southern-food aficionados will want
to check out Backwater for shrimp grits and
a fried green tomato and spinach eggs Benedict.
For a special night out, try Yellow Dog
Steak Lobster House, Ocean 302 Bar
Grill (in nearby Melbourne Beach) or on
Fifth. To explore while you dine, pack a picnic
from Green Turtle gourmet deli selections and find your own view from a blanket,
on the beach or in a park. forget to grab a
locally crafted partake in some trivia
or yoga classes right in the Intracoastal Brewing Company in EGAD.
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the vibrant murals painted among the buildings. EGAD strives for community involvement
in the arts and hosts the EGAD Rocks concert
series (the next one is May 21) as well as a First
Friday live event with music and entertainment
each month, the Food Truck Bazaar every fourth
Sunday and the ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts
Festival in November.
Outside of EGAD, the arts can be found in
galleries, antiques shops, restaurants and bars
along New Haven and Strawbridge Avenues in
historic downtown Melbourne. For live performances, check the calendars of the Henegar Center for the Arts and the Maxwell C. King Center
for the Performing Arts (home to the Brevard