Being just a short drive from crowd-drawing beaches, exotic wildlife, and unique museums, Cape Canaveral is the perfect day trip from Orlando. To help make your trip to Florida’s Space Coast out of this world, we’ve created the local guide you’ll want to keep handy all summer.
Ready to have some fun in the sun? Keep scrolling for the top things to do in Cape Canaveral.
Sail Cocoa Beach
If you find yourself thinking, “today is a great day for a boat ride,” then it’s time to set sail with Sail Cocoa Beach. Hop aboard their 41′ catamaran for a daytime or sunset cruise where you’ll have the chance to sail the beautiful waters of Cape Canaveral and spot exotic wildlife like dolphins! Bring your friends, family, and camera—you’re guaranteed to come across some views you’ll want to remember forever.
Oceanside Distillery Cape Canaveral
Your dream beach day might not actually involve the beach, and that’s okay. If you’re looking to trade the sun and sand for drinks, the Oceanside Distillery Cape Canaveral needs to be at the top of your must-try list. Their cocktails are unlike any other.
Their secret is in the premium, locally distilled liquor. If you’re not sure which drink to start with, we recommend trying out their crowd favorite, the Toasted Coconut Cocktail.
A1A Beach Rentals & Outdoor Center
A1A Beach Rentals & Outdoor Center is making the beach fun for everyone. Want to ride bicycles down the coastline? They’ve got them. Want to test out your surfing skills? Ride a wave on one of their surfboard rentals. At this bright rental center, you’ll be able to find all the equipment needed to make your dream beach day a reality.
Canaveral Wildlife Tours
Canaveral Wildlife Tours offers not one, not two, but four tour options—which means no matter your interests, there’s guaranteed to be a tour perfect for you.
Take part in their Lighthouse & Spaceflight Tour, Wildlife Driving Group Tour, Wildlife Kayaking Tour, or their fully immersive Airboat Ride Tour. Whether you’re looking to stay on land or take this excursion off-shore, you’re sure to have a hassle-free experience.
Cocoa Beach Parasail
Take your Cape Canaveral day trip to new heights, literally! Cocoa Beach Parasail gives its fliers the opportunity to explore Florida’s beautiful coastline from 500 feet ($89.00) or 1000 feet ($99.00) above. No matter which you choose, make sure to keep an eye out for wildlife like dolphins and manatees.
The best part? Their crew will help document your parasailing adventure by snapping pictures you’ll want to share all over social media.
The Wizard of Oz Museum
Follow the yellow brick road to Cape Canaveral’s most unique tourist attraction.
For $29.99, The Wizard of Oz Museum will fully transport you into the World of Oz. With immersive exhibits, movie memorabilia, and the oldest book version, it’s the perfect rainy day activity that all ages are guaranteed to enjoy.
Grab your friends, family, and pets and join Cap’n Dave aboard the Liki Tiki—a sailing tiki hut for up to six people.
You can rent the Tiki Cruises by the hour for $25 per hour per person or choose to set sail for an entire day filled with dolphin watching, grilling, and drinking. Keep in mind this cruise is BYOB, so if you plan on drinking, pack a cooler!
The Best Things to do in Cape Canaveral
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