Top 5 Things to do After Watching the Rocket Launch Near Space Coast

Rocket Launch - Things to do - Space Coast - Florida
Rocket Launch - Things to do - Space Coast - Florida

People flock to Florida’s Space Coast to see rockets launch from Cape Kennedy. But what do you do when it’s over?  

With the launch itself taking under an hour, you’ll want to have other things to do on your itinerary. Read on and we’ll unpack the Top 5 Things to do After Watching the Rocket Launch Near Space Coast.   

#1 Cocoa Kayaking 

One of the more popular things to do near Florida’s Space Coast is to take kayaking or canoeing tours. The Thousand Island Mangrove Tunnel, Manatee & Dolphin Kayak Tour with Cocoa Kayaking should be top on your list of things to do and/or see in the area. It will be an experience you’ll hardly forget.  

Located on Tom Warriner Blvd in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Cocoa Kayaking boasts clear bottom kayaking, paddleboarding, pedal kayaking, and paddleboard/kayak hybrids. They also offer eco-fishing, bioluminescent, LED night tours, and rentals.  

#2 Cocoa Beach Dolphin Tours 

Cocoa Beach Dolphin Tours on W Cocoa Beach Causeway offer an experience you’ll definitely not want to leave off your vacation itinerary. It’s a relaxing two-hour tour through Cocoa Beach’s Thousand Islands.   

Cocoa Beach Dolphin Tours provides fully covered 50-seat pontoon boats piloted by USCG Master’s licensed captains. The pontoon boats are equipped with full-service restrooms, and they’re located conveniently in Cocoa Beach, Florida.   

#3 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

Of course, chief on a vacation itinerary such as this would certainly have to be a trip to Kennedy Space Center. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is NASA’s Kennedy Space Center’s visitor center located on Merrit Island, Florida.  

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Rocket Launch - Things to do - Space Coast - Florida

The center features many exhibits and displays that include historic spacecraft and memorabilia. The center also features shows via two IMAX theaters. The Kennedy Space Center Express offers guided tours and allows you to skip the hassle of driving and parking.

#4 Wizard of OZ Museum 

At some point in your vacay, you’re going to be saying “There’s no place like home!” But before you do – be sure you check out the Wizard of OZ Museum in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Located on N Atlantic Avenue in Cape Canaveral, the museum features over 2000 pieces on display with original props from the famous 1939 movie. 

#5 Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum 

Located on Tico Rd in Titusville, Florida, the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum contains vintage aircraft and a 30,000-square-foot hangar with a restoration area. The Warbird Air Museum has been growing for over 45 years, since 1977, and its remarkable collection shows it. 

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