Florida's Space Coast
Sun, Surf & Space
Best Western Space Shuttle Inn
Enjoy a host of excellent facilities and a terrific location with this deluxe Cocoa Beach resort. It boasts an expansive fitness centre, swimming pool and invigorating spa rooms.
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
Superbly situated right by the Atlantic Ocean and boasting a range of comfortable rooms, this hotel is perfect for discovering Florida's gorgeous East Coast.
Discover the history of humanity’s relationship with leaving our motherland Earth for exploring the stars. Visit the Kennedy Space Center where some of the world’s most incredible space attractions reside. See the real Space Shuttle Atlantis and Saturn V rocket, learn of NASA achieved the moon landing, look to the future to see the visionary designs forecasting humanity’s deep space travel, or experience the feeling of launching into space on a shuttle simulator. Visit sights that will inspire our future space explorers and aspiring astronauts.
Watch A Launch
There’s no better place on Earth to witness firsthand the magnificence of something leaving our world for the vast expanse of space. With more rocket launches happening now than ever before, companies like SpaceX and United Launch Alliance fill the schedule meaning there are often no weeks that go by without some sort of launch. There are a multitude of areas up and down the coast that offer unique perspectives for watching the next launch.
Stars of the Sea
The stars of space aren’t the only light to marvel at in these parts. Between the months of June to October, chemical reactions within plankton and other marine life bring light and life into the waters upon contact. Rent a kayak and take to the waters of Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, and/or Indian River Lagoon at dusk. With each stroke of your paddle, be mesmerised by how the ocean turns into a scene reminiscent of the night sky with lights swirling all around.
Cruise the Coast
Enjoy an evening boat cruise at sunset over the coast after a day of relaxing on gorgeous sandy beaches, keeping an eye out for the resident dolphins, manatees, fish, and migrating birds. Or for more thrill seekers, speed around the many waterways in search of alligators on the incredible airboats.