Florida’s Space Coast is known for its flawless beaches, must-do activities and exciting rocket launches. With so much going on in this busy area of Florida, how do you choose what to do with your time?

We’re ready to help. We’ve chosen the following 12 Space Coast attractions as the absolute best in the area. From a paddle boat extravaganza to fine art viewing and even a dinosaur store, the options are everywhere. Book a trip with any of these activities included and you’re on your way to an unforgettable experience.

The 12 Best Attractions on Florida’s Space Coast

Brevard Zoo (Melbourne)

The Brevard Zoo is an experience like no other with it’s open-air habitats with over 900 animals from all over the world. There are so many things to do here along with checking out all the cool and exotic animals including tours, rides and even feeding some of the animals. This zoo is so big you will most likely need to come back more than once to experience it all! 

Eau Gallie Arts District (Melbourne)

This charming historic district has so much to offer including restaurants, shopping and art galleries. They also have events that are great for families – so make sure to check out their calendar! You can learn so much here about the culture of the area and the continued growth of the community.

Exploration Tower (Cape Canaveral)

The Exploration Tower has indoor and outdoor decks with amazing architecture to explore that look out over Florida.  They also offer many floors of exhibits, cafes and gift shops. Let your imagination run wild here! 

Florida Beer Company (Cape Canaveral)

There is so much to do at the Florida Beer Company, besides the exceptional lagers and ciders that they offer, they also have all sorts of activities like darts, foosball, shuffleboard and Jenga. At night they offer live music — this is definitely a place you can visit and stay all day! 

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center & Museum (Mims)

This museum is a step back into history. They have exhibits to explore, speakers to be heard and other events offered. They focus on following the history of the Moore’s, their activism and part in history along with civil and human rights from the past through present day and also the dynamics of the Florida communities.

Indian River Queen Paddle Boat (Cocoa)

The Indian River Queen is a paddle boat with three decks to view the Indian River and all its wildlife!  Enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine or take a step inside their indoor dining room for some live music and a bite to eat. They also have a full bar and specialize in private events.

Island Boat Lines Water Taxi and Eco-Tour Boat (Cocoa Beach)

Island Boat Lines offers a tour of all the wonders of the water near Cocoa Beach. It is a guided tour and you will see Manatees, birds and even a possible dolphin. This is a great tour for anyone who is interested in learning more about the ecosystem of these Florida waters and is interested in a little adventure. 

Painting with a Twist (Cocoa)

This is a fun night out for groups or even a fun day. It is something different — painting and drinks (BYOB). You can even bring your own snacks. The instructors are artists and are trained to help you work through your masterpiece step by step adding some fun along the way.

Skydive Space Center (Titusville)

Looking for a thrill? This is the place for you. Skydive Space Center has instructors that teach all skill levels and offer tandem jumps.   

The Dinosaur Store (Cocoa Beach)

The Dinosaur Museum is a fun interactive experience for kids and adults alike. Learn about dinosaurs and ancient cultures and then shop in their massive gift shop to take home something special! 

U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum (Cape Canaveral)

This museum showcases the Space Force and their programs. It offers a history of the programs with lots of cool exhibits to look at of space equipment, missiles and more! 

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum (Titusville)

The aircraft museum has over 50 warbirds to check out and learn about- they span from decades ago to present day and have been kept in pristine condition. This is a place for locals, tourists, old and young. The collection is like no other!


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!