A nighttime rocket launch seen flying above the Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral

Rocket launch above Exploration Tower | Port Canaveral

The Cove at Port Canaveral

Before you sail out of Port Canaveral, you’ll want to explore The Cove! This dining and entertainment district in Port Canaveral will provide you with a good time before disembarking on your cruise. From oceanfront dining to deep-sea fishing, and Exploration Tower, make sure you visit these one-of-a-kind attractions.  Not to mention, Kennedy Space Center is minutes away.

Enjoy Everything The Cove Has To Offer

Explore The Cove and visit the Exploration Tower where you can learn about the port’s history, as well as space history while admiring the views of the surrounding area seven stories high. Plus, with all of the restaurants available in The Cove, the options are practically endless. Dine by the water, on the sand, in a fine-dining restaurant or quaint restaurant, whatever feels right.

Exploration Tower

With seven floors of exhibits and interactive play, the Exploration Tower includes something for everyone. Learn about Port Canaveral’s history, grab a bite to eat, enjoy panoramic views of Port Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center, and much more!

Kids playing at an interactive surfboard art display at the Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral

When the sun goes down, many of the restaurants at the Cove come to life and offer nightlife like no other place on Florida’s Space Coast. From live music to drink specials, places like Milliken’s and Fishlips are fun places to go if you’re looking for a night out on the town.

Nightlife in the Cove in Port Canaveral
Victory Casinos

The fun and contemporary atmosphere on Victory Casino provides the perfect backdrop for a night of fun! Enjoy tantalizing meals and drinks, live music and dancing, and Vegas style casino action on the Atlantic Ocean. Each cruise is five hours long.

People playing craps on board the Victory Casino Cruise out of Port Canaveral
Homewood Suites by Hilton

This beautiful hotel is ideally located within one mile of the Port Canaveral Cruise Port and sandy beaches. The hotel is located just minutes from Cocoa Beach or Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex.

Outdoor seating and fire pit at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Cape Canaveral, FL
Radisson Resort at the Port

The Radisson Resort at the Port is conveniently located near Port Canaveral, Florida’s Space Coast’s beautiful beaches and a variety of waterfront dining options. This hotel provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere and is the perfect place to start your cruise vacation or extend it by a day or two. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex...

A family enjoys the pool at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral, FL
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Resort

This active resort offers families fun in the sun with all the amenities. Enjoy beach access right from the resort and lounge poolside while the kids play on the waterside, lazy river or in the tot’s pool. Other features include basketball courts, tennis courts, massage therapy and an on-site restaurant.

The lazy river at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Resort in Cape Canaveral, FL
Country Inn & Suites

Kick off your cruise vacation at the newest and closest hotel to Port Canaveral. Offering a complimentary shuttle service, as well as children’s activities and three heated pools, the Country Inn & Suites Cape Canaveral provides a welcoming atmosphere to help kick off your cruise vacation. Park & Cruise packages are available. 

The pool at the Country Inn & Suites in Cape Canaveral, FL
Rising Tide Tap & Table

Sitting lakefront in Port Canaveral directly across from Exploration Tower this is the place to be. They offer 60 beers on tap with several locally brewed Florida beers. Their menu ranges from gourmet burgers and flatbreads to mouthwatering steaks, burgers and salads. They have indoor and outdoor waterfront seating, a large bar with...

Craft beer being poured at the Rising Tide Tap & Table in Port Canaveral, FL
Rusty's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Gather with friends and family in this fun and friendly atmosphere! Dive into raw or steamed oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, seared ahi tuna, buffalo wings, or snow crab legs while overlooking the water. Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar is open for lunch and dinner.

Fresh oysters and waterfront views at Rusty's Seafood & Oyster Bar in Port Canaveral, FL

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