Wooden Walkway to the Beach, Orlando, Florida
SKY ROCKETING ADVENTURE

Cruise to Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida

As the home of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Its beaches offer a mix of family-friendly shores and secluded swaths of sand. And with Orlando’s theme park sprawl only an hour away, you can easily mingle with your favorite characters. Beyond the parks lie equally amusing gems packed with Old Florida character. Kayak past manatees in the Banana River Lagoon and zip line above alligators at Brevard Zoo. Discover notable art museums and Park Avenue’s ritzy charm. Cruises from Port Canaveral give you access to trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.
National Language English
Currency Accepted U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Port Canaveral & Orlando

Space Shuttle, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Trekkie Track

Space Shuttle, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Space Shuttle, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Trekkie Track

Lift off into interstellar exploration at the Kennedy Space Center. Among interactive Mission Zones you’ll see the Saturn V rocket and the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis. Go behind the gates to discover historic launch sites and working spaceflight facilities, plus marvel at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Universal Studios Hogwarts, Orlando, Florida

Get In Character

Universal Studios Hogwarts, Orlando, Florida

Universal Studios Hogwarts, Orlando, Florida

Get In Character

Orlando is known as a land of amusements — and for good reason. The city is home to six unique theme parks, each with their own distinct thrills, including Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure. Or you can venture beyond the Big Six to Gatorland’s swampy terrain, or hit one of the many epic waterparks around town.

Surfer's Standing By Wavy Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Surfer's Standing By Wavy Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Outside The lines

Connect with Florida’s natural side while riding waves at Cocoa Beach or basking in seclusion at Canaveral National Seashore. Don’t miss a kayak trip through glowing bioluminescent waters, or an airboat ride through wetlands. Cruise to Orlando-Port Canaveral and swim in rejuvenating freshwater springs— or tee off at one of Orlando’s 150 golf courses.

Fish Tacos Cuisine, Orlando, Florida
Fish Tacos Cuisine, Orlando, Florida

Local Cuisine

The Cove at Port Canaveral is home to plenty of waterfront restaurants serving up fresh fish tacos and mahi-mahi sandwiches. Orlando has its fair share of celebrity chef-led, farm-to-table spots— and character meals are popular at the theme park resorts. And the Mills 50 District north of downtown Orlando is famous for its Vietnamese fare.

Canoes at Night, Orlando, Florida
Canoes at Night, Orlando, Florida

Shopping

The shops in Historic Cocoa Village sell local handmade art and tropical décor. Souvenir shopping in Orlando is best at Disney Springs, Universal CityWalk and along International Drive. Stop by the family-owned Orange Blossom Indian River Citrus for Florida-grown oranges, grapefruits and other fruits during your Orlando cruise.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Bring cash for tolls on the Beachline Expressway between Port Canaveral and Orlando.
2 Wear comfortable, broken-in walking shoes to the theme parks.
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