The region of Space Coast boasts 72 miles of pristine beaches, a national seashore, cruises from Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, an award winning zoo, national wildlife refuges full of wildlife viewing opportunities, and outdoor activities like surfing, fishing, golf and more.
Canada Jetlines will operate from Toronto International Airport (YYZ) to Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB). Driving from the airport to Cocoa beach takes 21 minutes.
Space Coast is a region in Central Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean and a 45 minutes-drive from Orlando. It is comprised of cities like Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and The Beaches, Palm Bay, Titusville, and Viera. The Space Coast is home to year round rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
Rental cars, taxi cabs, airport shuttles, and buses are a convenient way to get around in Space Coast.
November to May is a good time to visit Space Coast. The hottest months are July, August, and September.
Cocoa Beach Pier
Besides being an ideal place to surf, the Pier and all the surrounding restaurants and shopping make Cocoa Beach an ideal beach town. The Ron Jon Surf Shop, the largest surf shop is open 24 hours to cater to the beach lifestyle. Other activities to avail of include stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and Segway tours.
The award-winning zoo features open-air habitats for its 900 + animals. For a more rewarding experience, one can take a guided kayak tour around an animal exhibit, train rides, animal feeding or see the zoo from above on the aerial adventure course, Treetop Trek.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
A visit here is a must for an out-of-this-world experience. Visitors can experience everything from thrilling simulators to breathtaking artifacts, interactive exhibits, and opportunities to meet real astronauts. See the mighty Saturn V Moon rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, stand nose-to-nose with space shuttle Atlantis, and experience what it feels like to launch in Shuttle Launch Experience. Advance reservations recommended.
Canaveral National Seashore
The barrier island shelters many endangered animals like the West Indian Manatee, loggerhead, green, and leatherback sea turtles, and more, with numerous plant species and a variety of birds. Recreational activities like fishing, swimming, sunbathing, canoeing, surfing, boating, camping, and trails are available all year round.
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Home to many endangered species, the conservation park hosts more than 500 species of wildlife. It is also popular for birdwatching and saltwater angling. Visitors can spot wildlife along the Black Point Wildlife Drive, a 7-mile auto tour through the Refuge and at the Manatee Observation.
Port Canaveral Cruise
Popular cruise lines like MSC Cruises, Carnival, Disney, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean offer cruises to Bahamas, Caribbean, and the Panama Canal. The port has a lot of activities and waterside dining options available before and after embarking on the trip. So, one can spend more time at the port before or after their cruise.
Languages: English and/or Spanish
Currency: US Dollar
Airport: Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB)