About Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral, Florida

The beachside community of Cape Canaveral lies on Florida’s Mid-Atlantic Coast, midway between Miami and Jacksonville. It’s just a short drive to Orlando, making Cape Canaveral a popular family vacation destination.

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About Cape Canaveral, Florida

Close to the attractions of Orlando and the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is perhaps best known for its connections to science and space. It’s here that you’ll find the Air Force Space and Missile History Center and Museum, as well as miles of unspoiled beaches and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.

Some of the oceanfront restaurants here serve up the freshest seafood, and surf and turf is generally on the menu at most restaurants, with relaxed settings ideal for a family meal.

There’s plenty to see and do in Cape Canaveral itself, but if you’re looking to explore the wider area or head for Orlando, car rental is the best way to get around. You’ll find the best deals on rentals at the airport on arrival.

What to do

Start your vacation here with a day out at the Air Force Space and Missile History Center and Museum, with its two launch complexes and exhibits. Opened in 1966, this is one of the area’s most popular attractions. The Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory has space-themed exhibits and laser light shows, while Kennedy Space Center is just a short drive away. Here, you can see the Astronaut Hall of Fame and visit NASA’s launch complex.

Kids will enjoy a day out at Brevard Zoo where you can tackle aerial obstacles on the Treetop Trek, take a guided kayak tour and feed the giraffes, or head for Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science to uncover more of the region’s history.

There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy, too. You can go surfing, kayaking or paddle boarding at the beach, or just explore Cape Canaveral on foot.

Top Cape Canaveral, Florida travel tips

The nearest airports to Cape Canaveral are Melbourne International Airport, 27 miles to the south, or Orlando International which is just under an hour’s drive away.

While you’re here, don’t miss the opportunity to take an airboat ride through the swamp marsh on Saint John’s River. Traveling at speeds of up to 45mph, this thrilling ride is a chance to spot alligators, eagles and wild hogs in their natural surroundings.

If you don’t want to rent a car, you’ll find the local bus service will take you to most major attractions in the area.

With its proximity to some of Florida and Orlando’s main attractions, there’s plenty to see and do in Cape Canaveral. Browse FlipKey’s Cape Canaveral condos and townhomes to find your family vacation rental by the sea.