Summer is fast approaching and when everything normalizes, it time to explore the beautiful Unites States cities, and in particular; Florida. Personally. I shall be taking a week off my roof repair tasks and embark on an excursion unique to Florida’s Space Coast at Cape Canaveral.
If you are planning a vacation in the near future, Cape Canaveral is an ideal option. Home to Kennedy Space Center, a well-known hub of the nation’s human space program, there are beautiful beaches and an array of fun things to do. A visit to this place will give you the chance to enjoy the view from the Exploration Tower, walk through Manatee Sanctuary Park, visit the Air Force Space, Missile Museum and much more.
Top Activities to Explore at Cape Canaveral
There are many activities to choose from including mini golf, surfing lessons, cruises, segway, dolphin, brewery tours and much more. Let’s look at some of the top areas to explore.
Kennedy Space Center
No visit to Cape Canaveral would ever be fulfilled and complete without visiting the famous Kennedy Space Center. The biggest attraction is that guests can experience spectacular views of an actual live launch of space rocket at the center. Additionally, they will be able to visit the museum that features everything including astronaut suits and some pieces of real moon rock.
A very key landmark in Cape Canaveral is the Exploration Tower that invites visitors to learn all about history, culture and the region in whole. It is spread over seven floors with the tower having several observation decks for visitors to enjoy spectacular views. There are film areas and photographic galleries. If you want, you can even pilot a virtual boat or even witness space rocket launch from the nearby Kennedy Space Center.
For those looking forward to learn about the history of rocket and space flight, then you need no further place than the Air Force Space and Missile Museum. It was opened in 1960s and the museum is fully packed with exhibits dating from the early days of space flight, including rockets, satellites, missiles and historic display of space explorations.
Jetty park gives visitors a chance to explore more than 35 acres of lush parklands. There is a stunning beach that spreads over four acres and has all the necessary amenities to enjoy some fun from the sun. There is a playground for little ones to enjoy as well as pavilions for rent for those coming in large gatherings.
Manatee Sanctuary Park
Located on the quaintly names Banana River, the Manatee Sanctuary Park spans across ten acres and boasts a whole host of activities that visitors will be sure to enjoy. There are many paved trails and different exercise activities available for those looking forward to stay fit. There are picnic and grill facilities at the park for those who want to bring along some refreshments.
Other top attractions include Victory Casino Cruise, Space coast Segway tours, Orlando princess & Canaveral princess deep sea fishing, time and tide tours, among others.