Little boy runs on a boardwalk toward the ocean

Planning a Holiday Getaway to Florida's Space Coast

A new holiday tradition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As plans for holiday fun start to fill the calendar, a quick getaway may be just what your family needs to recharge and close out the year. Florida’s Space Coast is located on Central Florida's East Coast, Orlando's closest beach,  and home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the state! With safety-conscious attractions, endless trails, and natural places to explore, there's something for everyone in your family to relax, recharge, and enjoy their holiday in the sun! 

Holiday Events on The Space Coast 

surfin santas

It's not hard to get into the holiday spirit here on the Space Coast. With unforgettable events like Surfin' Santas, Holidays in Space, and the Space Coast Lightfest, not only will you make memories, but you may just start a new tradition. 

2022 Space Coast Holiday Event Preview 

Swing FORE the Holidays 

Man tees off while bystander watches with palm trees in the background

The Space Coast is peppered with pristine golf courses that feature unique play and landscapes! So unique, you may even see a rocket take off from the tee box.  A day out on the green is a great gift this holiday and an opportunity to try out some new clubs with a group of your closest loved ones. If putting around is more your style, head over to one of the miniature golf courses to score that coveted hole-in-one with the whole family. 

Golf Courses: PGA-style

Miniature Golf Courses

 

Surf Lessons for the Kids

Woman tries surfing while her trainer cheers her on in the waves

On the Space Coast, we dream of a Surfing Christmas! If your children are wanting to get their start on a new skill (or join our Surfing Santas) surfing lessons are a great gift you can give while on your quick weekend getaway! While the surfers learn to hang ten, the rest of the family can soak up some much-needed beach time and comb the beach for nature's stocking stuffers, SEASHELLS

Enjoy the Lagoon 

The weather is perfect for a sail in the Indian River Lagoon. From eco-tours, kayak expeditions or a sunset sail on a catamaran with Sail Cocoa Beach, a day spent on the Indian River Lagoon is one your family will remember forever. 

Reel In Your Holiday Feast On a Fishing Trip 

Man fishing
Image by Salt and Savagery Adventure Charters

Nothing brings the family together like a fishing trip out to sea! Port Canaveral is home to many fishing captains ready to take you on your bucket list trip offshore. With charters geared toward families and experienced anglers looking for a trophy fish, you're sure to find your families new favorite holiday tradition. 

Offshore Fishing

Inshore Lagoon Fishing

Discover Cheer at Our Local Attractions

holiday meatball

The Brevard Zoo, Kennedy Space Center and all the other attractions on the Space Coast have a fun time decorating for the holidays. Stop by any of our attractions for fun experience sprinkled with cheer. 

Get Outside and Enjoy the Sunny Skies

trail surrounded by trees with a direction sign saying Biodiversity Loop and Enchanted Crossing

The Space Coast is known for its great weather all year long. Our winters are a particularly amazing time to get outside. If you’re planning to spend part of the holiday season on the Space Coast, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Full of trails, hidden pathways to enchanting nature walks, wildlife to see like manatees, birds, otters, and alligators, as well as canals to explore via kayak or paddleboard. The opportunities are endless on how you can get out and enjoy the sunny skies and the natural beauty of the Space Coast with your family this holiday season. 

Bird Watching

Hiking Trails

Nature Tours

Parks Galore

Find a Last Minute Gift In Our Downtown Districts

eau gallie tree

Find the perfect gift shop local on the Space Coast. Our downtown districts are full of boutiques, galleries and cafes where you’ll find one-of-a-kind works of art and fashionables as well tasty treats and collectibles. Stroll along aveuneus decked out with holiday cheer, find a festive event or just stop into one of the local restaurants for a seasonal special. 

Now that you have all that you need to plan out the most perfect holiday getaway here on the Space Coast, the only thing left to do is book your accommodations and work in the restaurants you’d like the check out. The links below will help you find the best place to rest your head and fill your belly with some of the best food around.

May this be a holiday season you won’t forget! See you soon on the Florida’s Space Coast!