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Fun in the Sun: Things to do in Cape Canaveral

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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. 

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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.

Monday | 9AM—6PM
Tuesday | 9AM—6PM
Wednesday | 9AM—6PM
Thursday | 9AM—6PM
Friday | 9AM—6PM
Saturday | 9AM—6PM
Sunday | 9AM—6PM

📍 290 Marine Harbor Dr, Merritt Island, FL 32953

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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.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 2PM—6PM
Thursday | 1PM—7PM
Friday | 1PM—8PM
Saturday | 1PM—8PM
Sunday | 1PM—6PM

📍 240 W Central Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

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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. 

Monday | 9AM—5PM
Tuesday | 9AM—5PM
Wednesday | 9AM—5PM
Thursday | 9AM—5PM
Friday | 9AM—5PM
Saturday | 9AM—5PM
Sunday | 9AM—5PM

📍 6811 N Atlantic Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

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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.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 8AM—6PM
Wednesday | 8AM—6PM
Thursday | 8AM—6PM
Friday | 8AM—6PM
Saturday | 8AM—6PM
Sunday | Closed

📍 670 Dave Nisbet Dr, Port Canaveral, FL 32920

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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.

Monday | 9AM—4PM
Tuesday | 9AM—4PM
Wednesday | 9AM—4PM
Thursday | 9AM—4PM
Friday | 9AM—4PM
Saturday | 9AM—4PM
Sunday | 9AM—4PM

📍 505 Glen Cheek Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

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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.

Monday | 8AM—5PM
Tuesday | 8AM—5PM
Wednesday | 8AM—5PM
Thursday | 8AM—5PM
Friday | 8AM—5PM
Saturday | 8AM—5PM
Sunday | 8AM—5PM

📍 7099 N Atlantic Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

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Tiki Cruises

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!

Check out their website for rental times

📍 290 Marine Harbor Dr, Merritt Island, FL 32953

The Best Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Ready to have some fun in the sun with these top things to do in Cape Canaveral? We don’t blame you. Pack up your car and take us along for the ride by following us on Instagram @StuffToDoInOrlando and tagging us in all your coastal adventures!

Kailey Boyer

Kailey Boyer

Kailey Boyer is an Arizona native, currently living her best life in Orlando, Florida. She’s passionate about hunting down and sharing all things her beautiful city has to offer. Making the hidden Florida gems accessible to everyone! You can find her exploring Orlando with a camera in hand, typing away in a local coffee shop, or in a packed car heading to the beach.

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