Does your ideal vacation include adventure activities for the whole family? If so, then your next adventure vacation awaits at Florida’s Space Coast.
Whether you are looking for a Florida destination for a long vacation or a short weekend getaway from Central Florida, put Florida’s Space Coast on your list for family adventure.
Florida’s Space Coast Adventures Not To Be Missed
Out of this world adventure – A trip to Florida’s Space Coast isn’t complete without a visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex. In one afternoon you can lunch with an astronaut, touch a moon rock and come face to face with real rockets. Mini astronauts will also have a blast in the Angry Birds in Space exhibit. But the real wow factor belongs to the newest addition to the Visitor’s Complex, the Space Shuttle Atlantis. I get chills each time the doors open to reveal the 122-foot space craft. Space exploration is truly one of mankind’s most amazing endeavors, and you can experience it all with your kids.
Take a walk on the wild side – It’s one thing to walk through a zoo looking at animals in their exhibits, it is a completely different experience when you get to interact with the animals. At the Brevard Zoo guests are welcome to take part in feeding giraffe, the lorikeet and the cockatiels — and it is just so cool. One can’t help but giggle at the giraffe’s long purple tongue grabbing for snacks and lorikeets perched all over mom and dad begging for a bite.
A need for speed – For Florida-style adventure the whole family can enjoy, take a high-speed airboat ride. Midway Airboat Rides takes passengers out into the marshy St. Johns river for a ride like no other. Along the way your guide will point out animal sightings such as gators, bald eagles, herons and even cow. After the ride get up close and personal with a baby alligator, snakes and a pot bellied pig inside the Midway office.
There is so much to see & do! I would love to visit the Kennedy Space Center. I’m sure it’s a surreal experience.
It’s on my list to places to see this summer! Hoping I can bring the family for a fun-filled trip as well.
Eliza Ferree says
Wow that’s a lot of things to do. Growing up on Edwards AFB means I got to see the shuttle take off and land a lot so I’d have to visit the Kennedy Space Center for sure. But everything else looked fun on your list too so sounds like a couple day adventure, definitely doesn’t look like something you could do in one day. I love your pictures, thank you for sharing your family with us. Love the giraffe licking your husband. haha. I can picture my girls screeching with delight.
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) says
My 4 year old loves space and animals. We need to check this out. We just got back from Disney World and we’re planning another trip to Central Florida/Kissimmee in January 2015.
Oh when you come back, you MUST visit Kennedy Space Center and the Brevard Zoo. We are so spoiled because we live here and get to go all of the time, if your kiddo is a space/animal lover they are a must see!
okay…I need to play with those baby gators someday!! It’s a must!