Cape Canaveral; known to most of us for the start of the US space program, has grown into the only place on the planet you can ship something via land, over the sea, under the sea, by rail, air transport or to Space, Yes Outer Space!
In the not too distant future you will be able to choose between taking a cruise to the Caribbean or a Space Ship to the stars.
Cape Canaveral, Port Canaveral and Canaveral Air Station have all of the above and more!
But back down here on earth the restaurants, shops and recreational opportunities are limitless in this locale, conveniently located in the Heart of “Florida’s Space Coast.” Cape Canaveral's seafood is unbeatable, in the restaurants at "The Cove at the Port", you can get shrimp so fresh it just arrived from the boat. Along A1A in Cape Canaveral you can find most any type of dining from the “All American” burger and fries to a multitude of cultural offerings including Mexican, Cuban, Greek and Mediterranean Style or you could try Asian or Health Food — all at a reasonable price, without a long wait, and friendly service does not cost extra.
If Cruising, Port Canaveral will send you on your way from the “Worlds Second Busiest Cruise Port” voyages are offered to the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, Special Cruises and Charters are made available to South America, Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean.
A day Cruise on one of Port Canaveral’s Casino Ships offers a taste of Vegas in a four-hour cruise. These are full featured floating casinos with blackjack, poker, roulette and all with an ocean view of the “Space Coast.” The food is great and you might win a fortune at the same time!
The shops of Cape Canaveral offer everything from souvenirs, and T-shirts to mark your visit to the beach, to hair and nail salons where you can pamper yourself before you head out on the town for the evening or head out on a cruise.
If you need a-get-away-from-it-all-day, head out to “Jetty Park” on the ocean side of the port, you can camp beach side, visit the beach, take the kids to the playground, fish, picnic or stroll along the 1200 foot Jetty Boardwalk and Pier just four feet above the water. It’s a great place to watch the cruise ships and other seagoing vessels make their way into and out of the port.
Fishing is top notch along the beaches and are superb at Port Canaveral and Jetty park. If you feel a little more adventurous try one of the many charter fishing boats offering the “Experience of a Lifetime” to catch your own dinner and bring it home.