Activities

Nearby Theme Parks

universalstudiosAll rentals on SpaceCoastDreamVacation.com are located less than an hour from the major theme parks and other Orlando attractions.

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 Orlando attractions include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Wet N Wild, and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

merrittislandMerritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals. 

Many recreational opportunities are offered at the Refuge. Bird and wildlife observation, a wildlife drive, manatee observation deck, fishing and hunting opportunities, and boating and paddling are examples of available activities.

 

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

kennedy1Vacations to the Space Coast aren’t complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Just north of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, NASA’s launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.

Come live the human side of space at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, complete with the sights, sounds and experiences of the famous astronauts who first ventured into the frontiers of space. Experience exhibits dedicated to our nation’s astronauts, including the world’s largest collection of personal memorabilia and realistic astronaut training simulators.

Explore a rare collection of astronaut artifacts and see remarkable displays, exhibits and tributes dedicated to the heroes. From Wally Schirra’s Sigma 7 Mercury spacecraft and the Apollo 14 Command Module, to stunning glass etchings that line the Hall of Heroes, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame celebrates the accomplishments of astronauts everywhere.

 

Port Canaveral

port_canCruising from Port Canaveral has become phenomenally popular. Some 4.5 million cruise passengers climbed aboard in 2006, making it one of the world’s busiest – but least congested – cruise ports. Port Canaveral offers 3 day and 7 day cruises sailing to a variety of locations.

Looking for just an afternoon out to sea? Try sailing out on one of the Gambling ships to test your luck or just enjoy a day out on the ocean.

Port Canaveral also offers daily fishing charters or if you would like to fish but keep your feet on land, Jetty Park is one of the Space Coast’s most popular locations for salt water fishing.