Cape Canaveral is known around the world as the place where our nation’s history in space exploration began. From Apollo 11’s historic launch to the moon and hundreds of shuttle missions, the Cape (as locals know it) has decades of nostalgia that when mixed with its natural beauty creates a place like no other. Hidden in the spaces between are local gems, from a high-tech business community, eclectic retail and restaurants, and much more. Below are just a few of those gems in the Space Between:
Rising Tide Tap and Table
Views, check! Great food, check! 60 beers on tap, check! Rising Tide Tap & Table sits lakefront in Port Canaveral directly across from Exploration Tower, offering spectacular views of cruise ships and rocket launches. The huge deck is the perfect place to unwind, and when you are done with your delicious food, a walk around Port Canaveral and Exploration Tower is the cherry on top. Check them out at RisingTideTap.com.
Florida Beer Co.
Tucked away in the heart of Cape Canaveral, Florida Beer Co. is the Space Coast’s original brewery. The large tap room is scattered with games, while over 20 beers and ciders on tap provide endless tasting pleasure. Numerous community events and live music, plus several dining options from ordering in, to the occasional food truck, make Florida Beer Co. a day well spent. Bonus; they are the Space Coast’s only brewery tour. Learn more at FloridaBeer.com.
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse has been watching over the Cape for more than 150 years. Three- and half-hour tours offer visitors a close up look at the light house AND historic spaceflight launch complexes from the Mercury, Apollo and Gemini era. To find a tour time, visit CanaveralLight.org.
Jetty Park at Port Canaveral
With over 35 acres of fun at your fingertips, Jetty Park is a unique parks and rec experience for exploring. Plus, Jetty Park has a vendor located on the beach where everything can be rented including chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards, and more. As you play, wave goodbye to cruisers on lines such as Carnival or Disney Cruise Line – or say hello to a returning SpaceX Booster as it makes its way back to port. Start your trip at PortCanaveral.com/Recreation.
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