The Space Coast of Florida is located roughly halfway down the state, on the eastern shore. As its name implies, it is home to the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and a number of space-related supporting industries. If you’re a science buff, or have any interest in aviation, space travel or history, then a trip here will be one part education and one part vacation. You might call it an infocation! As with most of the rest of the state, this region has a humid, subtropical climate, so no need to pack bulky winter wear, even if you’re planning a trip late in the year.
I’m not sure any visit to the Space Coast could be considered complete without a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. That would be like going to Disney World but intentionally choosing not to see any of the Disney characters milling about the park. In any case, it’s a fascinating place, filled with history and the promise of great things to come. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, with tours departing every fifteen minutes. Be there early and plan for a full day of exploration and discovery.
Located in the town of Titusville, the Warbird sits on roughly ten acres of land. Its mission is to collect and restore aircrafts that were active in the Air Forces worldwide, from WWI to the present day. You would be hard pressed to find a better, and more complete collection than what you will find in this interesting museum. If you like aviation or want to learn more about its history, this has got to make the short list of places you’ll want to see.
A sprawling 140,000-acre tract that offers more than 1500 species of plants and animals for your viewing and photographing pleasure. Everything from manatees to bird watching, and plenty in between. With proper permits, you can even hunt and fish here. Just an astonishing place to visit!
As with most of Florida, camping and campground offerings are numerous. Here are just a few of the possibilities.
A good sized, well-organized park, perfect for viewing space ship launches, the Manatee Hammock Campground has a lot to offer including free hookups, clean restrooms and showers, a dump station, laundry facilities, and outdoor games and activities like volleyball, shuffleboard, and horseshoes. The campground is a terrific choice for an RV rental in Space Coast, FL.
Fish off of the 1200’ long pier, or just enjoy the view. There are half a dozen dining establishments within walking distance and this park offers all the usual creature comforts you’d expect from free hookups to free Wi-Fi, and the customary clean restrooms and showers. There’s even a bait and tackle shop in case you didn’t pack any of your fishing gear.
An excellent, pet friendly park, the Space Coast RV Resort’s amenities include free Wi-Fi, hookups, a heated pool, dump station, LP gas (metered) a laundry facility, ice machine, and an RV supply store, and clean showers and bathrooms. It is a great value for an RV rental in Space Coast, Florida. Do call ahead to check out the pet restrictions.
Scheduled every January 21 – 26, the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival was established about 18 years ago. In addition to plenty of opportunities for birding and wildlife watching and photographing, the festival also features fun field trips, a plethora of food, plus arts and crafts vendors from around the region.
Now entering its 27th year, the Strawberry Festival is held every mid-March in the town of Melbourne. In addition to featuring locally grown strawberries and all the delicious goodies you can make with them, the festival is also one part car show, and one part charity auction with the proceeds going to help Habitat for Humanity. It also features local arts and crafts vendors selling their wares, so you may want to save some space in your RV, in case you find some must-have locally made treasures.
The Space Coast has something for everyone, from aviation enthusiasts to Strawberry lovers. It is a great travel destination for those who want to discover more about Florida.
From everyone at RVshare, we hope you have a blast at Space Coast!