Spring has sprung and April is well underway, which means graduation is right around the corner. But how to treat that special someone whose hard work has paid off in the form of a high school diploma or college degree?
Check out this compilation of graduation things to do in Brevard for ideas on where to take your graduate for dinner and how to surprise him or her in a unique and memorable way.
Great Graduation Dinner Places in Brevard
The perfect graduation dinner doesn’t have to be super fancy or crazy expensive. Look for a restaurant where you feel comfortable, where the food is consistently good, and where they can accommodate your family, however large or small. Here are our “can’t go wrong” suggestions:
- Z Restaurant – Melbourne
- Vintage 56 – Rockledge
- Yellow Dog Cafe – Malabar
- Cafe Margeaux – Cocoa
- Chef Larry’s Cafe – Titusville
- Broken Barrel Tavern – Palm Bay
Oh, and don’t forget pretty much every restaurant in downtown Melbourne. You will love the food and atmosphere at:
- Matt’s Casbah
- Meg O’Malley’s
- Firehouse Restaurant and Lounge
- The Mansion
Nifty Ideas for Brevard Graduation Gifts
Chances are the young person you want to congratulate with a graduation present already has all the electronic gadgets and digital media that he or she needs. So what can you do beyond upgrading his or her laptop or phone? Brevard offers some unique options. Here are our suggestions:
Why not a piece of original art or meaningful antique? These things are investments that grow in value over time. They show thoughtfulness and say, “Hey, I think highly of you.” Get your graduate a painting for the future college dorm room or a symbolic artifact for the new office. It will be treasured forever. Check out:
- All the Brevard Downtowns: Melbourne, Cocoa, Eau Gallie Arts District, etc., which are chock-a-block with art and antique shops
- Art Gallery of Viera
- Grant Antique Mall
How about helping your graduate remember his or her commencement (and make the day more enjoyable for everyone) by enlisting the help of a professional or semi-professional photographer? With someone their to capture the event for you, you can concentrate on being in the moment instead of watching it through a lens. There are tons of great photographers in Brevard, but try looking up:
- Dominic Agostini
- Tiffany Yates
- Denise Marrs
- Amanda Stratford
You might also consider the gift of a memorable experience–also known as “tickets.” When you give your graduate access to something that he or she has never experienced before, you help them forever remember what they received in celebration of their “moving up” day. What kinds of tickets, you ask. How about a show at the King Center, a family fun day at Andretti Thrill Park, an astronaut experience at Kennedy Space Center or the most exciting ticket of all–a cruise ticket out of Cape Canaveral.
Congratulations to you and your graduate!