Plan your 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, relax and recreate on miles of uncrowded beaches and explore enchanting trails and waterways. And that’s just one day. If you’re looking for an unforgettable Spring Getaway the Space Coast is the perfect destination.
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Catch a Rocket Launch
With more launches blasting off from the Space Coast than any other spaceport in the world, there’s a very good chance you’ll be able to witness liftoff 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. And see our Launch Page for a launch viewing map of some of our favorite vantage points.
Getaway on Space Coast Beaches
The Space Coast is slightly different from most other Florida destinations during the Spring season. Our family-friendly vibe stretches from Cocoa Beach all the way to the Sebastian Inlet where you’ll find plenty of sand to spread out on.
If you’re looking for a lively experience with incredible amenities like surf lessons, beach gear rentals, volleyball boxes, events, and oceanfront tiki shacks and restaurants, you’ve got to be in Cocoa Beach or the City of Cape Canaveral.
If you’re looking for a more secluded beach getaway, Florida’s Space Coast has an abundance of those as well! Check out the pristine beaches of Canaveral National Seashore including the famous Playalinda Beach. Or head south to Melbourne Beach where the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge protects miles and miles of shoreline and dunes that transform into sea turtle nesting grounds from May - October. Find your way to the crystal-blue waves at the Sebastian Inlet State Park, you’ll find your space to read that paperback while the kids pick up seashells and frolic in the tidepool.
Explore the Waterways
Spring is a great time to get out on the water. The Indian River Lagoon is an ecologically diverse estuary that’s home to thousands of species of fish, birds, and marine mammals. Guided eco-tours come in all shapes and sizes around here. Accessible pontoons and catamarans make an afternoon lagoon tour comfortable for everyone. Kayak and SUP tours are perfect for adventure-seekers who wish to be nose to bottlenose with local wildlife as they make their way through mangrove tunnels. Airboat Rides are a fast and fun way to explore the freshwater on Florida's Space Coast where you'll see American Alligators, birds and the wild side of native Florida!
Thousand Island Conservation Area | Cocoa Beach
Turkey Creek Sanctuary | Palm Bay
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge | Merritt Island
Samsons Island | Satellite Beach
St. Johns River | Melbourne
The Spring is the perfect time to cast a line inshore. Fishing charters in the lagoon are typically half-day ventures that are perfect for the whole family. Your guides take small groups out to their favorite spots and teach you what you need to know to reel in sheepshead, drum, and redfish. It’s an experience that your kids won’t soon forget!
For those up for a serious adventure, off-shore fishing charters out of Port Canaveral or the Sebastian Inlet are a great option for adult anglers and teens to hook into hard-fighting fish like mahi and kingfish.
Want to chart your own course? Learn all about boat rentals, spoil island exploring, and waterfront restaurant dock-hopping here on the Space Coast in this blog.
Rent a Boat on Florida’s Space Coast
Take to the Trails on your Spring Getaway
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 bike 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.
Erna Nixon Park | Melbourne
The Rich Grissom Memorial Wetlands | Viera
Enchanted Forest | Titusville
Chain of Lakes Park |Titusville
Ais Trial Park | Palm Bay
See our Attractions!
No Space Coast vacation is complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Here you’ll learn all about the past, present, and future of space exploration. From Exploration 1 to Artemis, your whole family will be amazed at the timeline of human ingenuity that has taken us to the moon and beyond! There’s truly something for everyone here so make sure you take the whole day (or two) to enjoy the informative and immersive experiences.
The Brevard Zoo is another fantastic place to stop your Space Coast Spring Break. This perfect zoo is full of enriching exhibits and add-on adventures. Get active and kayak through the Giraffe enclosure in Expedition Africa or go on a Treetop Trek - which is a high-flying rope and zip-line course that winds past spider monkeys and zips over alligators. The Paws On area features a splash pad, petting zoo, play structure, and massive sandbox where your littles can get their wiggles out while you relax in the shade. There’s always something to discover at the Brevard Zoo!
Attractions are All Over
Route 7 Adrenaline Warehouse | Melbourne
Dinosaur Store and Museum of Ancient Cultures | Cocoa Beach
USSSA Space Coast Stadium | Viera
Wizard of Oz Museum | City of Cape Canaveral
Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures | Cocoa Beach
Golf & Gator | Cocoa Beach
American Space Museum & Walk of Fame | Titusville
There’s no better time than now to visit Florida’s Space Coast! There’s Space for you Here!
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