For some reason, Rockledge, Florida is known for its abundance of snakes and is filled with happenings. This piece profiles 24 hours' worth of things to do – divided into morning, afternoon, and evening segments – in the city.
Morning: When the sun rises over the swamps and ridges surrounding Rockledge and peaks at 7:08 am (as it does year-round), many residents of the city are already up and heading for work. But, there's no reason to not start your day with a little freshwater fishing at one of the local ponds or rivers – caught bass and catfish will be used as dinner. If you're too tired from all that dancing last night to go fishing, then grab a pastry at La Buena Vida, one of the many restaurants in Rockledge.
Afternoon: After a breakfast of seafood and jelly doughnuts, it's time to take a break from eating for a little while and catch some sun on the beach. The closest beach with good swimming is the Canaveral National Seashore, which is about an hour north of Rockledge. After a couple of hours of sunbathing, head to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. It's only ten miles south of Rockledge and admission is free.
Evening: If you didn't get a chance to eat all the seafood at lunch because you were too busy splashing in the surf, it's time to make up for a lost time. There are several seafood restaurants within the city limits, including Crabby Joes and Seafood Shack. If you still have room after lunch, then stop by Mellow Mushroom for some pie. It's one of the best pizza places in town.
After you've had your fill of Rockledge-made food and the delicious crust of Mellow Mushroom pizza, it's time to pack it in and get ready for bed. But before you doze off, be sure to admire the moon over Rockledge – Saturday nights are known for beautiful sunsets and even more beautiful moons.
Rockledge, Florida is a great place for those looking to explore the area whether you’re in town for work or pleasure.