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3 Ways to Experience the Outdoors on Florida’s Space Coast

Align your body, soul, and spirit with an outdoor adventure on the Space Coast

Did you know that there is now a National Get Outdoors Day? Well, we think everyday should be a day where you get outside, and here on the Space Coast, where the weather is pretty much perfect year-round, there’s no excuse. Plus, we have so many different ways to take your adventures outside, but we’ll narrow it down to the top three favorite outdoor activities that you’ll want to check out the next time you visit.

  • Bioluminescence

Disney World isn’t the only place where you can “magic your way” to an outdoor adventure. Did you know that Florida’s Space Coast is one of the top six places in the world to see this phenomenon called Bioluminescence? Watch as the waters come alive at night and the living creatures join in with you and you take a paddle adventure tour under the evening skies. With several bioluminescent tour options, this is a definite adventure you don’t want to miss out on. The best viewing times are between July and September, with it really picking up in August. Time your trip with the lunar calendar because you’ll want to make sure that you go on one of the darkest of nights, typically five days after a full moon.


With three different species of sea turtles that are native to our coast, getting outside and seeing the Loggerhead, Leatherback, and Green Sea Turtles in their natural habitat is quite the sight. To see these amazing creatures brave the sometimes harsh conditions, which has become less and less because of the attention the Sea Turtle Preservation Society has made on our coast to educate locals and visitors, is awe-inspiring. The Space Coast is one of the top places to see these sea turtles because of our strategic location. With the Atlantic Ocean and its beaches and the Indian River Lagoon system spanning the 72-mile stretch that makes up the coast, this area serves as both a nesting and foraging site for these creatures. Come explore the outdoor with a Sea Turtle walk. The best time to visit for one of these walks is between May and October, so plan accordingly.



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  • Airboating

Looking for a way to add some thrills to your outdoor adventure? Then hop on an airboat for an exciting tour around the marshy open waters and rivers that are located all throughout the Space Coast. Keep your eyes open for alligators and other wildlife creatures in their natural habitat. With the many airboat tours, you’ll be zipping and skimming across the waters for a wild adventure in no time. Bring your GoPro® or camera, so you can relive this tour over and over again.



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There is something about getting outside that aligns your body, soul, and spirit. So what are you waiting for? Plan your outdoor adventure here on the Space Coast and experience all of the amazing things you can do here!

To help you plan your trip, check out our vacation planner here.

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