Florida’s Space Coast provides a variety of experiences for visitors. From shops in different cities to an entire location of out of this world knowledge, you’ll find everything you want.
Here are our best suggestions for first-time travelers to Florida’s Space Coast:
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
As you probably guessed, Florida’s Space Coast has a reason behind its name. At the Visitor Complex, you can view the Shuttle Atlantis, meet astronauts, view a rocket launch, and much more. The complex is home to information before you start your journey through the Kennedy Space Center.
Launch Viewing Locations
If you haven’t had enough of space from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, you can stick around and watch a launch from that location or head over to various locations for a good view. Some examples are the shores of the Indian River, Playalinda Beach, Exploration Tower or any beach south of Cape Canaveral.
When you’re ready to come back to Earth, visit the Brevard Zoo, where you have the opportunity to kayak through their section of Africa or zip line over gators and crocodiles. Giraffes and rhinos are among the different species you have a chance to feed and pet during your visit as well.
A great location for those interested in fishing and surfing, this state park is a fantastic location for nature lovers. This inlet is a nice place to find some peace of mind in the waters for a couple of hours or camp out overnight and wake up early to surf the next day.
A few cities along the Space Coast are home to historic downtown areas, which are great spots to finish off your visit with a relaxing dinner, or a chance to pick up a souvenir before you head home. Some of the cities include Titusville, Cocoa Beach and Melbourne.