What to do on the Space Coast

Some you knew of and some you didn't

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Destination Brevard is the spot to find out what to do on the Space Coast. Attractions from A to Z are listed below for your convenience.

Don't forget to put on some Ocean Potion sunscreen before you head outside. You never know just how long you'll be outside and it doesn't take long to get a nasty sunburn.

Our list of local attractions includes many that you may know of and quite a few that may be new to you. Don't forget to check out our "Off the Beaten Path" Page to get information on events and attractions found throughout the state that you may have not heard of before.

Going out of town or just looking for something to do on a day trip away from the Space Coast? Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see what there is to do around the Sunshine State.

What to do this summer on the Space Coast (some low cost alternatives to summer camps)

What to do

Airboat Rides at Midway- Take an airboat ride on the St. John's River.

American Police Hall of Fame- Helicopter rides and gun range on the premises of this north Brevard attraction. It is also the country’s first national police museum and memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Astronaut Hall of Fame- Experience exhibits dedicated to our nation's astronauts, including the world's largest collection of personal memorabilia and realistic astronaut training simulators.

Barrier Island Sanctuary- You'll find the Barrier Island Sanctuary in South Melbourne Beach on A1A.

Beaches- From Playalinda in the north to Sebastian Inlet State Park in the south, Brevard County has plenty of space for your family to find a spot in the sand. Favorites for visitors include; Jetty Park (Port Canaveral), the Cocoa Beach Pier (Cocoa Beach), Lori Wilson Park (Cocoa Beach), 5th Ave (Indialantic), and Sebastian Inlet State Park (at the Brevard/Indian River county line).

Black Point Wildlife Drive- Located in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, you will find literally too many places to explore as you drive along this seven mile lond loop.

Blazing Paddles Kayak Tours- Explore the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge in a kayak.

Brevard Art Museum- Stroll among some fine pieces from local artists.

Brevard Community College Planetarium and Observatory- Take in an IMAX movie or just gaze at the stars.

Brevard County Manatees Baseball- Watch our very own minor league baseball team throughout the late spring and summer. Get a photo taken with Manny the Manatee.

Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science- Located in Cocoa and an easy drive from the beaches.

Brevard Symphony Orchestra- The BSO performs throughout the year at the King Center for Performing Arts.

Brevard Zoo- The only zoological park in east central Florida and it's in our backyard. Feed a giraffe, go kayaking through the zoo, or watch the gators eat a late lunch.

Calema Windsurfing and Watersports- Experience the joy of windsurfing in the Banana River.

Camp Holly Airboat Rides- After cruising along the St John's River and dodging the ocassional gator enjoy a meal while listening to live music.

Canaveral National Seashore- Enjoy one of the most beautiful areas on the Space Coast. Camping, fishing, hiking, and viewing native wildlife are the most popular activities.

Cocoa Beach Pier- Not just for the fisherman. Enjoy the beach while listening to live music or enjoy choose your dining pleasure. The weekends and evenings can be pretty packed at the social center of the Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral area.

Cocoa Beach Surf Company- Not just a store, it's na experience. Next door to Ron Jon in Cocoa Beach. Have lunch at the Shark Pit while watching a diver hand feed the eels and sharks.

Cocoa Village Playhouse- Take in a show at this historic theater in the heart of Cocoa Village.

Dolphin Girl Cruises- Be on the lookout for birds, dolphins, and possibly manatees while relaxing on the Dolphin Girl.

Downtown Melbourne- Take in the sites while strolling through downtown Melbourne.

Eau Gallie Arts District- Plenty to see and do along these streets. Browse the various galleries and shops.

The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary- This natural wonder in North Brevard truly is a treasure for residents and visitors.

PhotoFlorida Air Tours- 475 Manor Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32952, 321-392-4122, Choose from biplane or helicopter tours and experience a unique view of Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral and more, Website, Map

 

 

Fishing Hotspots- If you like to fish then you've come to the right place.

Florida Historical Society/Historic Rossetter House Museum- The Historic Rossetter House Museum & Gardens comprises the 1908 Rossetter House and Gardens, the 1892 Roesch House and the 1865 Houston Cemetery.

Florida Tech Botanical Gardens- Stroll along meandering paths in this 15 acre hidden gem.

Grasshopper Airboat Eco-Tours- Experience a unique and thrilling Florida airboat ride adventure.

The Heneger Center for the Performing Arts- Home to many different types of theatrical and musical performances throughout the year.

Historic Cocoa Village- Enjoy a walk down the shady sidewalks and browse through the quaint shops that line the streets. Some of the finest dining in Brevard County can be found along these streets.

Honor America/Liberty Bell Museum- A full sized replica of the Liberty Bell.

Indian River Lagoon House- Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the largest body of water in Central Florida.

Indian River Queen Cruises- Nothing beats a catered event aboard the Indina River Queen.

Island Boat Lines- Eco tours, dining, and fishing.

Jetty Park Campground, Fishing Pier, and State Park- Camp, fish, or just enjoy the beach. If you have the chance to watch a rocket launch from Jetty Park you will never forget it.

Jungle Adventures Nature Park- You can't miss this central Florida attraction as Swampy the 200 foot alligator will let you know that you have arrived at the right place.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex- Enough exhibits to keep the family happy for hours and if you have time you must take in the tours.

Lone Cabbage Fish Camp- Go for an eco tour on one of their airboats or launch your own boat into the St John's River. Grab some frog legs or gator tail when your done.

Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts- Located on the Melbourne campus of Brevard Community College.

Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge- Explore this 140,000 acre refuge that is home to more than 1,500 species of plants and animals.

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge- Located just south of Brevard County you will enjoy plenty of opportunities for viewing wildlife.

Port Canaveral- You don't have to be leaving on a cruise to enjoy Port Canaveral. There are many places to eat and sightsee. Watching a rocket launch from Jetty Park is simply amazing.

Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands- Also known as the "Viera Wetlands", this beautiful man-made natural resource is located at the north end of Wickham Road in Viera.

Ron Jon Surf Shop- The legendary surf shop is a must see for visitors to the Space Coast.

Sebastian Inlet State Park- Boat, camp, fish, picnic, or just relax at this beautiful park in southern Brevard County.

Skydive Sebastian- It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's you enjoying some freefall time over the Space Coast.

Skydive Space Center- Florida's highest tandem jump.

Space Coast River Tours- Be on the lookout for biards, dolphins, and manatees while cruising in and around Port Canaveral.

Space Coast Stadium- Watch the Washington Nationals during Spring Training and the Brevard County Manatees during the spring and summer.

Surfing on the Space Coast-

Surfside Players/Cocoa Beach Comunity Theater- Not only home to productions for and by adults this community theater has a very active program for children.

Titusville Playhouse- Located in downtown Titusville.

Treetop Trek at the Brevard Zoo- Multiple levels of challenging zip lines and rope courses.

U.S. Space Walk of Fame-

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum-Located at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville. Many WWII era aircraft to see along with more modern aircraft.

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