Area Guide

Cape Canaveral

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

One of the area's biggest attractions, the Kennedy Space Center, offers a glimpse into the history of America’s space program. Check out their interactive exhibits for an out-of-this-world experience. You can go for a spacewalk in the microgravity chamber, strap in for the Shuttle Launch Experience®, chat with an astronaut, and much more. This is also the closest public viewing area for rocket launches, so check their calendar and plan on an unforgettable trip!

A crowd of visitors view the space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral
The entrance of the building where Space Shuttle Atlantis is exhibited at the visitor complex of Kennedy Space Center
Visitors looking at the Saturn 5 rocket which is exhibited at the visitor complex of Kennedy Space Center
Breathtaking

Beaches

With over 70 miles of coastline to explore, the Space Coast is home to some of Florida’s best beaches. Surfers will love the break at Sebastian Inlet, and families are sure to appreciate the amenities that Melbourne Beach offers. Whether you want to sunbathe, build a sandcastle, or catch some waves, there is a beach with your name on it!

The southern end of Brevard County ends at Sebastian Inlet in the distance
Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA at the pier
A bird flies through the early morning sunrise on Melbourne's beach
Delicious

Dining

From quick bites to fine dining, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to eating in the area! Fresh seafood is abundant on the Space Coast, and you can enjoy it in riverside eateries, oceanfront restaurants, and everything in between. Not a seafood fan? Don’t worry! Florida’s Space Coast is a haven for foodies of all stripes, and you can enjoy piping hot pizza, mouthwatering BBQ, spicy tacos, and much more at the plethora of locally-owned restaurants in the area. The Space Coast is home to several great craft breweries for all the beer connoisseurs out there too!

shellfish and pasta dish
open tacos
pizzas in a wood burning oven
Exhilerating

Outdoor Recreation

With abundant sunshine and comfortable temperatures year-round, getting outdoors is always a good bet! Explore the Indian River Lagoon, go for a walk in one of the wildlife refuges, get up close with manatees, or go on a birdwatching adventure- the opportunities are endless! The Brevard Zoo is another popular Space Coast attraction that is perfect for visitors of all ages.

Ahninga bird perched on a branch
Summer kayaking in calm water under clear cloudless skies
giraffes at the brevard zoo
Spectacular

Annual Events

The Space Coast plays host to countless fun events and exciting pop-ups to add to your agenda! Come for annual favorites like the food and music festival, Jazzoo, at the Brevard Zoo and the ever-popular, Grant Seafood Festival, or check the calendar for holiday happenings, art shows, beer festivals, and more. There is always something going on here on the Space Coast! Find out about some of the best places to stay on the Space Coast for easy access to the area’s most fun events.

Musical background guitar player and saxophonist on a stage
Seafood kebabs
Joyful young woman beginner surfer
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