15 Best Things To Do In The Welcoming City Of Cape Canaveral, Florida - Updated 2023

things to do in cape canaveral florida

Cape Canaveral is well-known as the heart of America’s human space program at the Kennedy Space Center and you can acquire the history and information when you visit Cape Canaveral. But Cape Canaveral offers many other attractions and amenities, such as a busy port for cruise ships, friendly hotels and inns, the popular Brevard Zoo, fine beaches, and exquisite dining. Also near the city is a 24-mile (38.6-kilometer) stretch of pristine beach that contains 1,045 varieties of plants and 310 different species of birds. Read on to find out about the top 15 things to do in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1. Space Coast Slingshots

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Space Coast Slingshots LLC on Thursday, April 15, 2021

Get an adrenaline rush as you zoom around town on one of the slingshots available at Space Coast Slingshots. You can opt for self-guided adventures of varying durations or pick a guided tour. The facility also offers overnight adventures if that’s your kind of thing. This is a unique way of exploring the coast and local hotspots. Based on the duration of your tour, you could also head to popular dining venues for a quick pit stop before wrapping up the tour.

Space Coast Slingshots

Address: 1550 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931, United States

Website: Space Coast Slingshots

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 75 - 350 USD

2. Golf N Gator

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

True to its name, Golf N Gator is an exciting place that combines the fun of mini-golfing and thrilling encounters with live gators. The facility has two 18-hole courses that promise hours of fun for the whole family. In addition, it also has an outdoor alligator habitat. You could touch, hold, feed, and click pictures with live alligators in a safe environment. Apart from these, you can also have close encounters with parrots, tortoises, snakes, and birds too. There is a mining station on the premises where you can try your luck panning for fossils, gemstones, and arrowheads. When hunger strikes, make your way to the snack bar that also serves ice creams, wine, and beer,

Golf N Gator

Address: 6355 N Atlantic Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, United States

Website: Golf N Gator

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm

3. Beachside Grand Prix

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Which kart is your favorite? Great picture of our karts, Chris Manning!

Posted by Beachside Grand Prix on Thursday, August 20, 2020

Enjoy roaming around in a go-kart with Beachside Grand Prix. This race track is suitable for people of all ages, so everyone can join in the fun. These karts offer a much better driving experience while ensuring eco-friendliness. With custom-designed tracks and realistic simulation, you are guaranteed to have a memorable experience here. Safety is assured with the best barrier systems installed here and thus, drivers of all skill levels can enjoy a close race without worry.

Beachside Grand Prix

Address: 6355 N Atlantic Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, United States

Website: Beachside Grand Prix

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm

Price: 15 - 43 USD

4. Port Canaveral Food Tours

Set off on a gastronomical discovery of the Port Canaveral area with this food tour. Also, you will walk around the busy port area with your knowledgeable guide. Make frequent stops at popular restaurants to taste lip-smacking seafood specialties and other local delicacies. The cost of the tour includes drinking water, and the food items you will be sampling along the way. During this tour, which lasts for about two-and-a-half hours, you will stop by three restaurants. You can bring along cash for extra food purchases if you’d like.

Port Canaveral Food Tours

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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5. Florida Beer Company

Florida Beer Company

Posted by Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Florida Beer Company is the largest craft beer company in Florida and craft beer aficionados are going to love taking in the 60,000 square feet (5,574 square meters) of this captivating facility. Taking a tour will give you an opportunity to see the latest technology and the shiny equipment but, best of all you will be able to try samples of their latest products. And hitting their tap room is much more fun. You can try all their award-winning beers on tap and you will find something that reflects your every taste. In the tap room, there are trivia nights, live music and other activities and of course always people around who will talk about beer.

Florida Beer Company

Address: 200 Imperial Blvd, 32920 Cape Canaveral, FL

Website: Florida Beer Company

6. U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum

Posted by Air Force Space and Missile Museum Foundation on Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Air Force Space & Missile Museum opened to the public in 1966 and it is crammed full of displays dating from the early days of space flight until today. If you want to learn about the history of space exploration and rocket flight then you need to look no further. The museum has exhibits that outline key moments in the annals of space travel such as famous female astronauts and earlier unmanned missions and contains many other displays, some of which include missiles, satellites, rockets and other historic exhibits.

U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum

Address: 100 Space Port Way, 32920 Cape Canaveral, FL

Website: U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum

7. Kennedy Space Center

Aerial view of most of the KSC visitor complex
Source: Photo by user NASA/Kim Shiflett used under PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Kennedy Space Center has something for everyone and no trip to Cape Canaveral would be complete without a visit to this famous attraction. One of the most impressive sights is the Atlantis shuttle, you will be completely amazed as you see this fantastic vehicle up close and personal. Make sure you visit the museum. It has displays showing everything from pieces of real moon rock to astronauts’ spacesuits and while you’re there, take a look at their souvenir and gift shop.

Kennedy Space Center

Address: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, State Road 405, 32899 FL

Website: Kennedy Space Center

8. Limo Cycle Tours

Posted by Limo Cycle Tours on Monday, 22 May 2017

The Limo Cycle Tour is the best eco-friendly, pedal-powered, pub crawling, team-building, birthday celebrating, bachelorette partying tour on the Space Coast! Our pedal-assist motor allows all ages and abilities to enjoy this easy, fun experience. Spend your Limo Tour being entertained and refreshed with the tour provided ice-filled coolers for your beverages, a driver and a party host to keep you occupied and involved seeing the sights, playing trivia, solving challenging puzzles, going on a scavenger hunt or enjoying a party with adult beverages. You are welcome to provide your own drinks, snacks and a sense of adventure. Beer and wine may be brought onboard but please, no glass or liquor of any kind.

Limo Cycle Tours

Address: 670 Dave Nisbet Dr, 32920 Cape Canaveral, FL

Website: Limo Cycle Tours

9. Victory Casino Cruises

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Posted by Victory Casino Cruises on Thursday, 8 June 2017

Victory Casino Cruises is more than just a casino. It is a casino located on a cruise ship that leaves Port Canaveral twice a day for excursions around the Cape Canaveral area. Besides satisfying your gambling desires at the casino, you can treat yourself to a freshly caught delicious seafood meal or you can dance the night away when you book the evening cruise, while cruisers on the day tour can enjoy drinks in the sun.

Victory Casino Cruises

Address: Terminal B 2, 180 Christopher Columbus Dr, 32920 Cape Canaveral, FL

Website: Victory Casino Cruises

10. Jetty Park

Fishing pier at Jetty Park

Posted by Jetty Park on Friday, 13 January 2017

Jetty Park is a lush parkland where you can explore more than 35 acres (14 hectares) of the stunning seaside environment. You can enjoy the sun, have some fun and relax in the refreshing breeze. At your disposal you will have deck chairs, beach umbrellas, a playground for the children to enjoy, a dedicated fishing pier and also pavilions for rent that are ideal for family gatherings or large reunions.

Jetty Park

Address: 400 Jetty Park Rd, 32920 Cape Canaveral, FL

Website: Jetty Park

11. Time and Tide Tours

Posted by Time and Tide Tours on Thursday, 11 February 2016

The Time and Tide Tours boat has its own aquarium on board that shows you even more of the sea life as you tour the waters around Port Canaveral. Prepare to get up close and personal with Mother Nature and encounter the aquatic life of Cape Canaveral as the tour group portrays a love of the sea as well as taking the guests through the environmental history of the waters teeming with vibrant sea life, such as stingrays, turtles, dolphins, and, under proper conditions, even whales.

Time and Tide Tours

Address: 505 Glen Cheek Dr, 32920 Cape Canaveral, FL

Website: Time and Tide Tours

12. Space Coast Segway Tours

The whole crew.

Posted by Heidi M Bibey on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Head to Space Coast Segway Tours to experience a completely different perspective while you are exploring Cape Canaveral. Hop on a Segway transporter and zip around the city at your leisure. These Segway tours are designed for newcomers and experienced staff will teach you how to safely operate your Segway before zooming around the city. Each tour has an assigned guide who will point out places of interest as you navigate by Blue Point Marina, which offers you unmatched views across the water and an opportunity to detect local aquatic life such as turtles and dolphins.

Space Coast Segway Tours

Address: 790 Mullet Rd, 32920 Cape Canaveral, FL

Website: Space Coast Segway Tours

13. Exploration Tower

Exploration Tower, Port Canaveral, Florida
Source: Photo by user Beyond My Ken used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Exploration Tower welcomes guests to discover everything about the local flora and fauna of the region, the culture and the history of the district. The proud Cape Canaveral landmark is spread over seven floors and has several viewing platforms for visitors to witness the magnificent views of the city and surrounding area, as well as displays that focus on the visitor having an actively involved interactive experience.

Exploration Tower

Address: 670 Dave Nisbet Dr, 32920 Cape Canaveral, FL

Website: Exploration Tower

14. Manatee Sanctuary Park

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The Manatee Sanctuary Park is located on the Banana River and spans over 4 hectares (10 acres). Visitors of all ages will enjoy a full range of healthy activities, such as hiking on paved trails, strolling along the river bank on the boardwalk or available exercise activities for those wanting to keep fit.

Manatee Sanctuary Park

Address: 701 Thurm Blvd, 32920 Cape Canaveral, FL

Website: Manatee Sanctuary Park

15. Polaris Slingshot local adventure Tour (from USD 199.0)

Discover local culture and history in a unique way with this Polaris Slingshot adventure for up to two people. Follow your guide to popular landmarks such as Cocoa Beach Pier and Cocoa Village. Communicate with your guide using commercial-grade radios throughout the tour. You have to be at least 25 years of age to drive and possess a valid driver’s license. Stops at Cape Canaveral and Canaveral Lock are included and on a lucky day, you might get to see the lock in action. This tour lasts for about three-and-a-half hours.

Polaris Slingshot Local Adventure Tour For up to TWO People

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

A perfect gem on 'The Space Coast' of the Atlantic Ocean

Will you get to see a ‘blast-off’? It is not guaranteed unless you schedule your visit during a mission. But these 15 best things to do that we have described to you here will be unforgettable and remain in your memory for a lifetime. Come and see us here at 'Welcoming Cape Canaveral.’

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