Exploring Florida’s Space Coast
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Florida is unique in many ways, and the Space Coast is truly unlike anywhere else! Just 45 minutes east of Orlando, this 71-mile stretch offers incredible activities, sightseeing, and fun for all ages. Here’s where to go to make your trip out of this world!

Cocoa Beach

People often visit Cocoa Beach to see the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at Space Commerce Way. Here, you can see and learn about the stellar technology created and used by NASA. Check out the evolution of the U.S. space program as you meander the “Mission Zones” divided into timeframes, from the beginning of the space race to modern missions. Make sure you take the Kennedy Space Center bus tour, included with daily admission, to see launch sites and working space flight facilities! 

Book a last minute stay in a beautifully renovated beach condo where you can call two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and epic views your own. Cook up a local catch in the full kitchen before enjoying it on the private balcony with a partial ocean view!

Looking for a little more down-to-earth Florida action? Head to 401 Meade Avenue to take surf lessons with Cocoa Beach Surf School! Sign up for one- to three-hour surf lessons as an individual or a group. Ages six and up can hang ten with this crew and get to know the coast part of Florida’s Space Coast! 

Cape Canaveral

Stay 25 steps from the ocean in a ground-floor beachfront condo rental with two bedrooms and two bathrooms! This affordable beach rental is not far from the Wizard of Oz Museum at 7099 North Atlantic Ave. The memorable collection hosts over 2,000 memorabilia pieces and props from the original 1939 film. Your self-guided tour can include skipping down the yellow brick road to experience a tornado and see Munchkin Land! 

Manatees love the warm waters around the Space Coast – especially near Cape Canaveral. Watch the massive sea cows from Manatee Sanctuary Park at 701 Thurm Boulevard, a public park next to the Banana River. There are no tickets necessary for this free activity! You may spot these endangered munching on seagrass along the sides of the river, especially in the wintertime!

An Epic View from Cape Canaveral on a Last Minute Trip with Whimstay

An Epic View from Cape Canaveral on a Last Minute Trip with Whimstay

Melbourne Beach

Start your Melbourne Beach vacation on the right foot by staying in this luxury home, a last minute vacation rental across from the ocean. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom arrangement is perfect for one family with older kids or multiple families traveling together and looking for an affordable beach rental!

The Brevard Zoo at 8225 North Wickham Road is a 75-acre non-profit zoo focusing on engaging and inspiring people through animal interaction and education. Here, you can scritch a rhino, feed a giraffe, and get close to a tapir! Try kayaking Florida wetlands and spot lemurs and giraffes from the water. Or, strap on a harness and climb up a massive pine to get a great view of the zoo animals from above before rappelling down!

The Eau Gallie Arts District is one of the more well-known parts of Melbourne Beach! This community, just southwest of the Eau Gallie Causeway, features artwork displayed in historical buildings, incredible artisanal foods and drinks, and plenty of merchants to scratch your souvenir itch! Pick up a blown glass vase or stunning scarf for yourself or a loved one. This area is all about supporting small businesses and integrating art and community.

Satellite Beach

Spend your time during your last-minute Satellite Beach trip in this pet-friendly beachfront condo! The affordable last minute beach rental is a split level with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and comes with beach accessories like boogie boards and a cooler. No need to buy or travel with these fun extras!

Pelican Beach Park at 1525 Highway A1A is an excellent place to relax in the sun. Or, float on a boogie board with a snorkel and check out interesting, beautiful sea shells. Use the on-site grills for a bbq picnic, and get your serve on at the volleyball courts! 

Ready to head out to sea? Visit Hook N Reel Charters at 1329 Banana River Drive to board a vessel and catch some reel-y big fish! The small tours can host up to four passengers and include fishing rods, reels, tackle, bait, and instruction. Visitors may also schedule an eco-tour or dolphin excursion to look for unique marine and wildlife along Florida’s Space Coast!

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