Have a blast this Fourth of July here on Florida’s Space Coast

Summer is just around the corner and that means endless fun is waiting to be had. From relaxing beach days, where sandcastles are formed, frisbees are tossed, kites are flown, and waves are surfed to outdoor aerial adventures, dinosaur museums, and who can leave out getting ice cream, a MUST, in order to make your vacation a proper one. Are you dreaming of summertime here on the beach yet?

As you start thinking and planning for your summer getaway, deciding on when exactly to book your plans is as easy as pie. Because anytime is a great time to visit Florida’s Space Coast and one of the best times is during Fourth of July. With so many options on how you enjoy the holiday and with it falling in the middle of the week, you can easily create a unique and personalized weeklong experience this year.

Here are some ways to “sandwich” your holiday to make this a 4th you won’t soon forget.

Pre 4th of July Activities (June 29-July 2)

So, you’ve made it in to town and you’re looking for a few ways to relax and kick off your vacation, but not too sure what’s going on or what to do first? Here are a few of our top choices:

Shop til you drop: Pick up those random items that were forgotten or add to your souvenir collection or better yet, set up a day at the spa to get you into vacation-mode.

A night out on the town: Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beach or dine at one of the restaurants overlooking the water. Sip on a cocktail or drink of your choice and sigh…vacation has begun!

Step back into time: Looking for a bit of history…prehistoric history…where you get the opportunity to explore the age to King Tut’s tomb and ancient Egypt. There is also an interactive adventure zone that transforms you into an archaeologist for the day with fossil digs and has you braving the rapids of the Nile River without you even getting wet.

Experience the 4th of July, Space Coast Style (July 3-July 5)

The Space Coast knows how to make the Fourth of July one to remember. With three days of firework action, you and your family are sure to have a blast as you celebrate our country’s independence all while getting to explore and experience different locations and the beautiful scenery our area.

Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky

When: July 3-5, 2018

Time: 8 p.m. -10 p.m.

Locations: See below

July 3: Port Canaveral

Enjoy fireworks over the harbor. Head over to the Cove at Port Canaveral where you can dine at one of the waterfront restaurants and walk around the Exploration Tower and get a birds-eye view of the fireworks. 

July 4: Cocoa Riverfront Park

Head over to Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village, where the whole family will have a blast as you celebrate the 4th! Fireworks will be displayed over the Indian River Lagoon, but don’t just head over for the show; make it a whole day outing for the family and peruse the shops and restaurants and the historic downtown area.

July 5: Cocoa Beach

Wake up early. Get the crew together. Grab your beach chairs and blankets, pack up your cooler full of goodies, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy a full day at the beach. End the day with a firework show over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

Post 4th of July Activities (July 6-July 7)

You’ve just experienced days of celebrating the Fourth, but you still have a bit more in you to have some additional fun before you head home. Here are a few more things to do to end your vacation right.

Way up in the Sky: Take your skills high above where you get a panoramic view of Cocoa Beach. Test your skills all while having a blast as you navigate the course above the tree line.  

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream: You can’t go on vacation and not have at least one scoop of ice cream. There are so many spots to indulge yourself, so here is a list of the some of the favorites along our coast.

You are all set to have a great Fourth and summer vacation. So what are you waiting for? Let’s start planning!!

And if you’re concerned about traffic and the busyness of the season, don’t worry at all. Skip driving around town and take advantage of the bike-share program new to the Space Coast area, specifically Cocoa Beach.

Ok, now you are really good to go!

Summer liftoff in 3…2…1! See you soon on Florida’s Space Coast!

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