The 19th International Congress
on Marine Corrosion and Fouling

June 24-29, 2018 | Melbourne, Florida


Despite Melbourne’s relatively small size, there is plenty to do! Whether you enjoy spending your free time relaxing on sandy beaches, eating delicious food (my personal favorite), or watching the latest blockbuster, Melbourne can accommodate you!

Restaurants & Bars:

Downtown: ~ 6 minutes away from FIT.

  1. Meg O’Malley’s
  2. Off the Traxx
  3. Iron oak Post
  4. Island Root Kava Bar
  5. Mainstreet Pub
  6. Hell ’n Blazes Brewing Company
  7. Matt’s Casbah
  8. The Mansion


  1. Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Gardens: ~ On FIT Campus
  2. Melbourne Beach: ~ 14 minutes.
  3. Cocoa Beach: ~ 35 minutes.

  4. Brevard Zoo: ~ 25 minutes.
  5. Good Natured River Tours: ~ 20 minutes.

Industrial Entertainment: 

  1. AMC West Melbourne 12: ~ 13 minutes.
  2. Andretti Thrill Park: ~ 3 minutes.
  3. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: ~ 56 minutes.


It’s a well-known fact that Orlando is one of the largest tourism capitals in the entire world. They amazingly host over a dozen world-renowned theme parks, and any other sort of attraction imaginable. One could easily spend weeks on end in Orlando without ever running out of new things to do! Fortunately, Orlando is just 1 hour and 15 minutes away from FIT, making it easily accessible by both car and the Greyhound Bus public transportation system.

Theme Parks:

Walt Disney Attractions:

  1. Disney’s Magic Kingdom:
  1. Epcot:
  2. Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
  3. Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
  4. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon:
  5. Disney’s Blizzard Beach:
  6. Disney Springs:

Universal Attractions: 

  1. Universal Studios Florida
  2. Universal Island’s of Adventure
  3. Universal’s Volcano Bay:

SeaWorld Orlando Attractions:

  1.  SeaWorld:
  2. Aquatica:
  3. Discovery Cove:


  1. Gatorland Orlando:

Fun Spot America:

  1. Fun Spot America Theme Parks Orlando:

International Drive:

Escape Games:

  1. The Escape Game Orlando:
  2. Escapology

Mini Golf:

  1. Congo River Golf:
  2. Lost Caverns Adventure Golf:
  3. Putting Edge:


  1. Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum:
  2. Ripley's Believe It or Not:
  3. Sealife Orlando Aquarium:
  4. Skeletons: Museum of Osteology:
  5. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition:

Other Attractions:

  1. Wonderworks:
  2. Coca-Cola Orlando Eye: