Best places to eat on Florida’s Space Coast
4th Street Fillin Station
Lone Cabbage Fish Camp
Coconuts on the Beach
Best places to stay on the Space Coast
Best Western Cocoa Beach
Their Beachside Tower building has some amazing views of Cocoa Beach and the Cocoa Beach Pier, as I mentioned earlier. Our room had a private balcony that overlooked the ocean and it was such a nice way to relax and unwind. All of their rooms feature a kitchen, including a microwave and a refrigerator, which is perfect for preparing meals or snacks on days that you do not want to eat out.
The Best Western also offers Family Suites. They have large one-bedroom suites and extra-large private balconies, and two-bedroom suites with a full-size kitchenettes. The best thing about the family suites, is that they are located in the same building as the complimentary breakfast buffet, fitness center, and outdoor heated pool. Very convenient!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Best Western Cocoa Beach and will definitely stay again on our next trip to the Space Coast. With such easy access to the beach and close proximity to area food and attractions, the location couldn’t be much better. For us, their great complimentary breakfast and exceptional staff made it such a family friendly experience.
Random side note: the chef at the restaurant makes her own banana bread and we got to try some…it was amazing!!
Here’s some other notable benefits:
- Stay and Cruise Promotional Rate: The opportunity to leave your vehicle free of charge for the duration of your cruise.
- Meeting facilities, available for corporate events & social gatherings that can accommodate up to 60 people.
- There are 6 electric vehicle charging stations that all registered guests can use FREE of charge!
Other great places to stay in Cocoa Beach:
- Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Book your stay Here
- Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach Book your stay Here
- Hilton Garden Inn Cocoa Beach Book your stay Here
- The Resort on Cocoa Beach Book your stay Here
Best things to See at the Space Coast
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
There was so much more to do at the center, that we just didn’t get a chance to experience it all. The good news is that we live close and can come back anytime. I feel like you could spend half a day alone, at each of the buildings we experienced. Overall, we were so impressed with what they’ve done at the Kennedy Space Center to make it such a family friendly destination. Learning about our space program is such an important part of our foundation for the future.
- Race to the Moon
- Walk Among Giants
- Planet Play
- Exploring the Red Planet
- Train like an Astronaut
- Interactive Gaming
Take the Space Coast Bucket List Challenge
Here’s a fun thing to do when you’re planning your trip to the Florida Space Coast. Take a look at the Space Coast Bucket List and see how many things you can check off while you’re there. We did pretty good on this trip, but still need to go back to check some more things off. Let us know how you did? Follow us on [Instagram + TikTok Links]
Best things to do on the Space Coast
Twister Airboat Rides
Sail Cocoa Beach
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Witnessing our first Live Shuttle Launch
The Apollo/ Saturn V Center
Space Shuttle Atlantis Experience
ALL NEW Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex
The Brevard Zoo – Space Coast
Because it was so hot, we spent the rest of our time at the splash park. It was a very cool setup, with lots to do for the littles. The best part about the splash area, is that there is a great pizza place called the Slice, that also serves snacks and cold drinks. This is the perfect place to cool off and take a break before, after or for occasional breaks when exploring the rest of the zoo.
Things to know about Florida’s Space Coast
Here’s some notable Tips:
- Allow at least 2 days for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
- Book any Sailings ahead of time, as space is limited and fill up quickly
- Visit Cocoa Beach and Melbourne, as they are both quite different
- Bring bug spray and sunscreen for the kayak adventure