Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Merritt Island

Kennedy Space Center

Whether you're mildly interested in space or a die-hard sci-fi fan, a visit to the Space Center is awe inspiring. To get a good overview, start at the Early Space Exploration exhibit, progress to the 90-minute bus t…
Top Choice Zoo in Melbourne

Brevard Zoo

For more than 22 years this community-built zoo has set standards for imaginative design, immersive wildlife experiences, education and conservation. Since hammer-holding locals came out in force in March 1994 to st…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Merritt Island

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

This unspoiled 140,000-acre refuge is one of the country's best birding spots, especially from October to May (early morning and after 4pm). More endangered and threatened species of wildlife inhabit the swamps, mar…
Top Choice Beach in Canaveral National Seashore

Klondike Beach

The stretch between Apollo and Playalinda is as pristine as it gets: there are no roads and it's accessible only on foot or by bike (if you can ride on the beach). You need to obtain a back-country permit ($2 per pe…
National Park in Merritt Island

Canaveral National Seashore

The 24 miles of pristine, windswept beaches here comprise the longest stretch of undeveloped beach on Florida's east coast. They include family-friendly Apollo Beach on the north end with its gentle surf, untrammele…
Museum in Titusville

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

What started off as a hobby for 12 combat veterans has grown into a 1500-member-strong club and fascinating museum, which celebrates the region's aviation heritage with an impressive stock of more than 45 classic pl…
Observatory in Cocoa Village

EFSC Planetarium & Observatory

Discover new galaxies and constellations in this 70ft domed planetarium that projects the night skies in startling detail, enhanced with laser effects and accompanied by soaring soundtracks from Pink Floyd, Jimi Hen…
Archaeological Site in Canaveral National Seashore

Turtle Mound

Located at the northern end of Mosquito Lagoon, Turtle Mound is one of the largest shell middens on the Florida coast. It stands around 35ft high and consists of 1.5 million bushels (53 million liters) of oyster she…
Beach in Canaveral National Seashore

Apollo Beach

This 6-mile beach, at the northern end of the park and immediately south of New Smyrna, attracts families. It has boardwalk access (wheelchair accessible), and a longer stretch of road along the dunes with fewer par…
Beach in Melbourne

Melbourne Beach

Backed by Ocean Park with its boardwalk, gazebo and showers, Melbourne Beach, along with its neighbor, Indialantic Beach (to the north), offers miles and miles of white, sandy shoreline unspoiled by high-rise condos…