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Space Coast Labor Day 2020

Relax on the Space Coast this Labor Day, You’ve Earned It!

Labor Day is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy some safe and exciting adventures! While large cook-outs and gatherings may be off the menu, for now, there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy your extra day off when you visit Florida’s Space Coast. Here are a few of our favorites.

Cabins and RVs near the beach

Go Camping on Florida’s Space Coast

Looking for a new and exciting place to camp this Labor Day, the Space Coast has you covered! We are located in one of the most ecologically diverse landscapes in the United States, which means we have plenty of different ways to camp. Want a camp spot with a beachfront view? Check out Jetty Park. Love that Lagoon Life, look no further than the Sebastian Inlet State Park. Or are you looking for more of a traditional campground full of amenities like a dog park, archery range, playground and horse/bike/walking trails? Head over to Wickham Park! Check out our list of top campgrounds on the Space Coast for more ideas! 

little girl with pink wakeboard on the beach with hotel behind her

Soak up the Sun on 72 Miles of Space Coast Beaches

The beaches of the Space Coast are unique in that there are plenty of spots where you can find your SPACE! Check out this list of our favorite uncrowded beaches. Find a new place to steak out your space in the sand far away from crowds and worries! And don’t forget, it’s still Sea Turtle Nesting Season, so watch out for sea turtle nests and keep the beaches flat and clean! If you get to the beach early you may even get to see some pristine turtle tracks in the sand. 

Check out our Space Coast Shell Guide to learn a little more about the treasures you find while beachcombing! 

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Explore the Outdoors! 

One of the best ways to experience the Space Coast is to explore the outdoors. From Palm Bay to Titusville, the Space Coast is filled with miles upon miles of hiking, biking and paddling trails for you to discover. The first stop for any outdoor lover is the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Here you’ll find hiking, biking, and even a driving trail through the various ecosystems that thrive in the refuge. You even have the opportunity to launch a kayak or boat into the waters of the Mosquito Lagoon to go fishing, get up close and personal with manatees, dolphins and other marine life! 

Check out our guide to exploring the outdoors to learn where to go, what kinds of gear you can rent, and have experience the best of what the wild side of the Space Coast has to offer! 

little girl surfing

Labor Day’s the perfect Day to Learn a New Water Sport! 

You have an extra day to learn something new, why not head to Cocoa Beach and give surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or kiteboarding a try? Check out this guide to learn where to go to rent gear, get lessons, and master a new water sport this Labor Day! 

mom and daughter jump in front of NASA sculpture

Don’t Forget About Space Coast’s Best Attractions! 

What better way to spend the long weekend than checking out some of the Space Coast’s more modern attractions?  First, the Brevard Zoo, located in Viera, is offering FREE child admission to the zoo all September long to Florida Residents! You’ll need to provide your Florida State ID when scheduling your entry time online. If you haven’t been to the Brevard Zoo yet, it’s the perfect excuse to check out one of the best zoos in the United States! Their COVID-19 guidelines make for a very pleasant, uncrowded experience where you can enjoy the animals, all the adventures like kayaking the Nayami Nyami River, Tree Top Trek, and animal encounters in a safe and uncrowded environment! 

Can you say you’ve been to the Space Coast without visiting the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex? Not really! And Labor day is the perfect time to go. For every ticket you buy in 2020 you’re provided free entry for when all the attractions fully reopen! While not everything is open right now, you can still enjoy the day learning about the Heroes and Legends of space exploration, discover the Shuttle Atalantis and experience the full enormity of the rocket garden! And when things open back up again, your return visit will be free!  Not feeling like going to KSC but still want to experience the Space side of the Space Coast? Space View Park located in Titusville is an outdoor oasis of space exploration. See monuments of missions past and if we’re lucky, a rocket launch will be scheduled for the long weekend! It’s the perfect place to see one! 

family on a hike

Parks on the Space Coast 

Needing some space to play and explore? Check out these top 10 parks we love so much. Not only are they great places to let the kids run out some energy from a long drive but they offer the chance to learn something new and experience something different. They’re also a great place to take your takeout from the many amazing local restaurants! 

If you’re looking for a change of scenery this Labor Day Weekend, consider the Space Coast. Between our beaches, socially distanced attractions, and native ecosystems to explore, there’s plenty of space for you here. 

To plan your trip and find more information about safety precautions, head to our visitor update page.