Happiness Comes in Waves on Florida’s Space Coast

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – (June 12, 2020) As summer approaches, many people are eager to head back out to their favorite spots to relax and enjoy the sunshine. On Florida’s Space Coast, visitors and residents alike will find space for them to unwind and recharge along the 72 miles of beaches or down the miles of secluded trails. The Space Coast Office of Tourism is launching a new welcome back campaign via billboards, TV and radio, digital ads and on social media encouraging families across Florida to enjoy the waves, whether it’s in the ocean or from the friendly hotel, restaurant, and attractions staff.

“This 8-week campaign will cost nearly three-quarters of a million dollars and is critical to getting the Space Coast back on its feet,” said Peter Cranis, Executive Director of the Space Coast Office of Tourism.  “Businesses have seen a significant downturn the last several months and now that summer is here and businesses are open again, this is a perfect time to launch our campaign.”

Visitors are looking for safe destinations to enjoy with their families, based on research reviewed by the Space Coast Office of Tourism. Through the campaign, you will see how many popular attractions, hotels, and restaurants have new guidelines in place to accommodate that. Locations including the Brevard Zoo, Treetop Trek, and Kennedy Space Center are requiring face coverings and the use of timed entry along with encouraging social distancing of six feet. Did you know that’s the length of a jaguar, a leatherback sea turtle, or the Mars rover? Signs mentioning social distancing have been placed around attractions, and some have also included markers on the ground. Hand sanitizer stations are also in use.

Hotels and restaurants have updated their cleaning procedures and while you may not be able to see their smiles behind their face masks, they’re happy to see you. Restaurants have continued with limited seating to observe social distancing, and many are still available for take-out or delivery.

The Space Coast Office of Tourism encourages visitors and residents to seek out their favorite local spots this summer and to discover new ones as tourists in their backyards. There are many hidden gems just waiting to be found.  To assist visitors seeking more information and how to plan their perfect getaway, please visit https://www.visitspacecoast.com/SpaceForYou. The Visitor Update page is also continually updated to reflect Florida and CDC guidelines all in one place.

Florida’s Space Coast is ready and excited to welcome back visitors, old and new, to enjoy all we have to offer with the peace of mind that comes with the updated health and safety guidelines. Let the waves wash away your worries because on the Space Coast, We Have Space For You Here.


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