Before you book your next Orlando theme park vacation, consider staying on Florida’s Space Coast. Less than an hour from the magic of Walt Disney World, Universal Studio, and SeaWorld lies Orlando’s closest beach and your oasis for rest and relaxation. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach with nature brimming all around you. Sounds serene, right? After a few days visiting the parks, you and your family will be ready to enjoy relaxing days beachside while discovering a whole new world of entertainment, authentic and unique to Florida’s Space Coast.

So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of your trip to Central Florida and experience the best of both lands. Here are just a few ways your Orlando theme park vacation can be enhanced on Florida’s Space Coast.

Discover Natural Florida – Florida’s Space Coast offers real, authentic experiences that get you up close with nature. Whether it’s bass fishing at the Stick Marsh, an airboat ride on the St. Johns River or a nature walk through the wilderness areas, it’s here where you can see animals and plants you won’t see anywhere else in the world.

The Space Coast is surrounded by 20,000 acres of freshwater rivers like the Indian River where you can go dolphin watching, tubing, and boating. Hayley’s Jet Ski & Boat Rental offers a diverse selection of boats and jet skis to rent, which makes for a fun day out in the sun. Plus, the Space Coast has 72 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches ready for you to explore and surf.

Live Rocket Launches – If your timing is right, you may be able to experience the thrill of seeing a rocket launch into orbit. Florida’s Space Coast has more live rocket launches than ever before that usually take place monthly at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Missed the launch window? The Air Force Space and Missile Museum, as well as the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex, offer an irreplaceable space experience. 

Close Proximity to Orlando Theme Parks – You may think that staying on Florida’s Space Coast for your Orlando theme park vacation is too far, but with a little bit of drive time, you’ll be on your way to discovering Florida’s leader in eco-tourism – Florida’s Space Coast. The experiences both areas offer will help create a balanced, yet memorable, vacation for your family.

A vacation in Central Florida doesn’t have to include only the magic of Orlando’s theme parks. To learn more about staying on Florida’s Space Coast, click here.