Cocoa Beach, Florida – Vacation Packages

By Miss Julie | December 24th, 2006

Approximately 50 miles from the Orlando airport, Cocoa Beach is one of the more affordable vacation havens, where the choices are endless. Relax on the soft sands of Cocoa Beach, go deep-sea fishing in the Atlantic or explore ancient cypress forests by airboat. Spend a peaceful evening watching the sun set on the Indian or Banana Rivers, and then head out to the exciting nightlife scene. Excellent restaurants and accommodations range from elegant to sand-in-your-shoes casual. Nearby, in Cocoa, shop in the charming boutiques of Historic Cocoa Village or one of the expansive malls, or learn about our investigations of the heavens at the planetarium or one of many other space attractions.

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, is situated in the middle of the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. This natural treasure is becoming known as the nation’s best breeding ground for the endangered bald eagle, one of our country’s most beloved symbols. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex features interactive exhibits, guided bus tours, an art gallery, a rocket garden and a gift shop. The five-story IMAX theater features films with footage shot by NASA astronauts on location in space. The more personal story of space exploration is highlighted at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and U.S. Space Camp, where visitors can view memorabilia from the original Mercury Seven and Gemini astronauts. Step on board a full-sized replica of the shuttle orbiter and get a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of NASA’s Launch Status Center.

For more on Cocoa Beach and Florida, check out the Florida Travel Guide on BootsnAll.

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