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Things to do in Space Coast, FL

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Every traveler likes the ability to catch a movie while on vacation. Merritt Island has the best theater, with tons of screens showing all the latest flicks.

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Spending the extra money on the "astronaut experience" at Kennedy Space Center is worth it.


There are some seedy parts in between the Port and Cocoa Beach, so check reviews and go with a namebrand hotel.

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If planning to stay in Cocoa Beach, the hotels surrounding Ron Jon Surf Shop are the newest, nicest and closest to surrounding attractions.

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Some of the seafood spots in Port/Cape Canaveral may have grungy facades; don't let that deter you.

Be Sure to Sample:

The Beach Shack. It's the preeminent "surfer bar" in Cocoa Beach.


There isn't much, if anything, to do at night in Cape Canaveral except to watch the lights of cruise boats on the horizon.

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Places may seem to be heavily populated by locals, but that doesn't mean they don't want you there.


There is a tank with a live eel inside Cocoa Beach Surf Shop. It has been known to provoke bad dreams.

Best Local Souvenir:

Anything that says "Ron Jon Surf Shop."

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