Titusville Welcome Center helps both tourists, locals


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At the Titusville Welcome Center, Carrie Overfelt, left, Nicole Hall and Welcome Center mascot Duke are ready to assist tourists and locals with area information.

SENIOR LIFE David Reigada

 

For tourists and locals, the Titusville Welcome Center at 419 S. Hopkins Ave. in the historic downtown district offers a wealth of information about the city and surrounding area. This includes trail information, nature and wildlife stops, kayak and boat launch areas, rocket launch viewing areas, Port Canaveral cruise information and tips on adventures waiting to be had.

Tips on shopping and dining will help stretch dollars.

Pamphlets and maps are abundant for the taking.

Visitors will be greeted by Welcome Center manager Nicole Hall and Carrie Overfelt, who owns the Coast to Coast Bicycle shop operating out of the Welcome Center. The shop offers bicycle rentals, repairs and purchases.

“The bicycle shop was included because three nature trails converge in the city,” Hall said. “They are the Coast to Coast Trail, St. Johns River to Sea Loop and East Coast Greenway.”

Hall spoke of improvements coming to the downtown area.

“Extra lighting is being planned for the Julia Street parking lot outside the Welcome Center,” she said. “Repaving and shade structures along the Julia Street Corridor are works in progress.”

In addition to being an information resource, the Welcome Center provides restroom convenience for those visiting the downtown area and attending its events.

Friday Nite Live takes place every second Friday, with each month featuring a different theme.

The Welcome Center parking lot hosts Food Truck Monday, which takes place from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month.

Welcome Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For added convenience, outdoor restrooms are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

For Welcome Center information, call 321-607-6216 or go to nbbd.com/welcome/index.html

For information about Friday Nite Live and other area activities and amenities, go to nbbd.com