Space Coast Vacation
Hang Out With Famous Astronauts!
Your mission, should you accept it, is to totally immerse yourself and your crew in your Space Coast vacation. Space Coast beaches are the closest to Orlando and your luxury vacation villa so you can easily make a day of it hanging out with famous astronauts, dining on delicious, fresh seafood with a view of the Atlantic, or relaxing on beautiful strands. This magnificent stretch of coastline is known as “Florida’s largest manatee and sea turtle habitats in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the western hemisphere” and it truly is remarkable.
The Home of NASA
The official Space Coast tourist website says, “With over 72 miles of coastline, it’s incredibly diverse from north to south and has an adventure for every visitor.” Spanning from Titusville in the north all the way down to Viera, The Space Coast offers more than just spectacular nature, wave action, and sand diversity, it is also the home of NASA and the Kennedy Space Center. Launch your next vacation into cosmic fun and adventure.
A Diverse Beach Scene
The true beauty of the beaches along this length of the coastline is the diversity of sands. In the northern end you’ll find coarser, darker (even orange-hued around Ormond and Daytona beaches) and lighter, finer sands as you head south. Each area gives you a different beach experience. If you want a lively beach scene, head to Daytona, family-friendly New Smyrna, and Melbourne. For a quieter, more relaxing encounter with nature, Cocoa Beach is a peaceful favorite and nearby Playalinda is great for an all-adult experience.
When you are ready to move on from sand to space, bring the family to The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a full day of education and entertainment that will create lifelong memories. Plan your trip ahead of time so you can make the most of everything this complex has to offer. Among the attractions and events, you can enjoy: Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour including Apollo/Saturn V Center, Space Shuttle Atlantis with Shuttle Launch Experience, and the once-in-a-lifetime “Dine With An Astronaut” event where you literally sit down and hang with a real astronaut!
Experience a Rocket Launch
Feel the rumble of engines as the excitement builds…you are about to witness a live rocket launch into space! This is a unique experience that only this small part of the world will offer you and your family. Standing just a few miles from the launchpad and listening to live commentary from space experts, you will take in the spectacular sights, sounds, smell, and feel of a rocket launch that will be emblazoned in your memory forever.
Since you’ll be there all day, there are plenty of dining venues (both quick bites and sit-down meals) to refresh yourselves before you are on to your next adventure. Need a souvenir to bring home? You’ll find a plethora of shops to buy beloved memorabilia and keepsakes. Head to the official Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website for all scheduled launches and attraction information so you can plan your perfect day on Florida’s wonderful Space Coast.