Cocoa Beach Family Vacation
Looking for a great beach town in Florida that is less crowded, less expensive but with lots to do? Head to the Space Coast and plan a Cocoa Beach family vacation!
Here are some travel tips and recommendations for your Cocoa Beach family vacation:
Where: Cocoa Beach, FL (The Space Coast)
When: Fall, Winter, Spring
How Long: 5 days
Where to stay:
Recommendation: Resort on Cocoa Beach
These are timeshare condos but you can rent the condos on a nightly basis. The condos are huge and very nice. There are oceanfront and oceanview condos.
The pool is a very active and fun pool and there are lots of activities going on at the resort. The beach is a short walk on the boardwalk and it is a nice beach, great for families. You can rent chairs/umbrellas and even boogie boards or go to one of the huge beach stores and buy some if you are staying for a week.
Things to do:
Enjoy the beach – one of Florida’s Ten Best Beaches
Watch the cruise ships leave Port Canaveral
Visit Kennedy Space Center – plan to spend an entire day exploring, here is an itinerary they recommend for a one-day visit for families:
Space Shuttle Atlantis℠ with Shuttle Launch Experience®: 2 hours
General Bus Tour and exploring Apollo/Saturn V Center: 2 – 3 hours
IMAX® 3D Space Film: 1 hour
Angry Birds™ Space Encounter: 45 minutes
Lunch: 1 hour
Other Park Activities:
Exploration Space®: Explorers Wanted, Shopping,
Rocket Garden, Children’s Play Dome, etc.: 1 hour
Total time in park: 8 hours
The world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop
Golf N Gator– what would be a trip to FL without some mini-golf and alligators?
Visit the World Famous Cocoa Beach Pier and enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants
Eco-Tour, check out Grasshopper airboat ecotours
Visit Cocoa Village
Learn to surf in the surf capital of the east coast.
Look for sea turtles at night from May – November that come ashore to lay there eggs.
Try a Segway tour with Space Coast Segway Tours
Horseback riding on the Canaveral National Seashore – Ace of Hearts Ranch
Jungle Adventures Animal Park
Ride the Cocoa Beach Trolley
Where to Eat?
Here are just a few recommendations:
- Sand Bar and Grill – Menu Trip Advisor Reviews
- Shark Pit Bar & Grill – Menu Trip Advisor Reviews
- Italian Courtyard – Menu Trip Advisor Reviews
- Sunset Waterfront Café & Bar – Menu Trip Advisor Reviews
- Original Old Fish House – Trip Advisor Reviews
- Florida’s Seafood – Menu Trip Advisor Reviews
- A New York Pizza House – Menu Trip Advisor Reviews
- Thai Paradise – Menu Trip Advisor Reviews
- Shere Punjab Indian Restaurant – Menu Trip Advisor Reviews
- Paradise Cove Bar & Grill – Menu Trip Advisor Reviews