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Plan your 2021 Space Coast Spring Getaway

Spring is for the Space Coast

There’s no other place in the world quite like the Space Coast. From here you can see rockets blast off into space, surf clear blue seas, and paddle next to dolphins and manatees. And that’s just one day. If you’re looking for a Spring Getaway to revitalize your soul, energize your family, and refresh your outlook, the Space Coast is the perfect destination for your 2021 Spring Getaway. 

 

Spring Events on the Space Coast

The Space Coast is bustling with events this Spring Season. From surf competitions, State Fairs, and Balloon Festivals. Even with two air shows and boat races, you don’t have to look far for something to do on your Space Coast Spring Getaway. 

See our Spring Event Preview for a Current List of Events! 

Getaway on Space Coast Beaches

Space Coast Beach Aerial image
Image by @eightyfaux

The Space Coast is a bit different than most other Florida destinations during the Spring season. Cocoa Beach is our most well-known and popular beach. If you’re looking for a lively experience with incredible amenities like surf lessons, beach cruiser rentals, volleyball boxes, events, and beachfront tiki shacks and restaurants, you’ve got to be in Cocoa Beach. There’s plenty of people watching and family-friendly activities to take part in Cocoa Beach on the Space Coast. 

Double Rainbow on the Space Coast
Image by @bradclaps

If you’re looking for a more secluded beach getaway, Florida’s Space Coast has an abundance of those as well! From the pristine beaches of Canaveral National Seashore to the Beaches of Patrick Space Force Base, and the crystal-blue waves at the Sebastian Inlet State Park, there’s plenty of sand to spread out on the Space Coast  

Check out these Great Cocoa Beach Restaurants 

Paddle the Lagoon this Spring Getaway

Kayaking the Thousand Island Conservation Area
Image by @cocoakayaking

The Indian River Lagoon is one of the most ecologically diverse estuaries in North America. It’s home to thousands of species of fish, birds, and marine mammals. It’s also a great place to explore during a Spring Getaway. Take a guided kayak tour to explore the Thousand Island Conservation Area, or rent a paddleboard in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge to paddle around with manatees and dolphins in the mangrove tunnels There are also plenty of boat rental options on the Space Coast for a motorized lagoon experience. Grab some fishing rods and hop from dock-to-dock as you experience the best of the Indian River Lagoon. It’s a trip you and your family will never forget! 

Check out some of our favorite outdoor eateries on the Space Coast 

Take to the Trails on your Spring Getaway

Bikes on the Trail in Titusville

The Space Coast is more than just Beaches and Waterways. If you’re looking for a great experience on terra firma this Spring, take to the trails. Titusville is our trail town, with 3 major trails converging here, it’s a cycler’s paradise. Check out all the trails of Titusville! There are also plenty of boardwalk trails through our coastal paradise. Check out the Turkey Creek Sanctuary if you’re staying in Palm Bay on Space Coast, The Rich Grissom Memorial Wetlands if you’re staying in Viera on the Space Coast, or the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge if you’re in Titusville on the Space Coast 

See our Attractions!

Atlantis at KSC
Image by @jesskosphoto

No Space Coast vacation is complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This immersive experience is not to be missed. Their Trusted Space policies are working to keep their guests and staff safe as you explore the complex. And don’t forget Planet Play is now open - if you haven’t been to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in a while, it’s about time to return. 

Kayak Tour at the Brevard Zoo

The Brevard Zoo is another amazing place to stop on the Space Coast for some fun in the shade! See the exhibits, partake in the add-on adventures like kayaking through the Nyami Nyami River where you’ll paddle past Giraffes and Zebras. Zip over alligators and traverse a tree-top ropes course to see spider monkeys and giant river otters on a Treetop Trek. There’s always something to discover at the Brevard Zoo! 

Explore Hidden Gems

Moore Center Reflection Pond

Looking for an attraction sure to expand your mind without the crowds? The Space Coast is full of hidden local gems including amazing museums like the Harry T. & Harriet V. Moore Memorial Center, Barrier Island Sanctuary, White Sands Buddhist Temple, and the American Space Museum and Walk of Fame. Check out our Space Coast Museum Guide to learn about all the museums and educational centers to amplify your Space Coast Spring Getaway. 

See a Rocket Launch

Rocket Launch on the Space Coast
Image by @zshauladventures

The launch schedule on the Space Coast is fuller than ever! With more launches blasting off from Cape Canaveral than any other spaceport in the world, there’s a very good chance you’ll be able to witness lift-off while you’re enjoying your Spring getaway on Florida’s Space Coast. Download our Launch Console App to stay up to date with launch schedules and scrubs. 

There’s no better time than now to visit Florida’s Space Coast! There’s Space for you Here! 

 

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Vacation Planner for Florida’s Space Coast

The official Space Coast Vacation Planner Guide is now available. There are two ways to get yours: