©

Cocoa trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Cocoa

Trip Planner USA  /  Florida  /  Brevard County  /  Cocoa
(850+ reviews from top 10 attractions)
Nightlife Museums Childrens Museums
Cocoa is a city in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 17,140 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Palm Bay - Melbourne - Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryCocoa was founded by fishermen with the first families arriving around 1860. A post office was established at Magnolia Point, and the city's first commercial building was erected around 1881. First plats of the new settlement were made in 1882 under the name "Indian River City" on land owned by Captain R. A. Hardee. The name Indian River City was unacceptable to the U.S. Postal authorities who claimed it was too long for use on a postmark.The origin of the city's name is uncertain. In 1925, the Cocoa Tribune published several reader-supplied accounts of the town's naming. One reader credited Captain R.C. May with recommending the name at a town meeting in 1884. At Captain May's suggestion, the group finally chose the name "Cocoa" for the town's association with the cocoa tree. The name was forwarded to Washington, D.C., where it was approved. Another story suggests that an old woman was inspired by a box of baker's cocoa and her suggestion was adopted. Still another version suggests that along the bank of the Indian River lived an old woman who would supply hot cocoa to sailors as they traveled along the river. As they passed, they would call out "cocoa, cocoa" until the woman supplied them with refreshment. Whatever its origin, by 1884 the name Cocoa had become permanently associated with what was then an infant settlement.
Plan your visit to Cocoa and other destinations in United States using our United States vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Cocoa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cocoa

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Cocoa:
Theme parks, nightlife, fun & games
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nightlife, fun & games, theme parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Childrens museums, museums, wildlife areas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, sightseeing, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, nature, theme parks
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Cocoa

7 days in Cocoa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Cocoa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Cocoa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Space Coast BY A USER FROM BELGIUM March, outdoors, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Cocoa & Orlando BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Atlanta, Cocoa & Galena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Atlanta & Cocoa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans