Have stayed at the CY and liked it as well as the RI. If you want to stay a little further away Titusville has a great FF.
Know the area well, was on the Board of Directors for the CC Beach Chamber of Commerce. You will be in for a great time.
Please let me know if you need any dining recommendations. Plan on seeing the space center, it is very special.
Thank you for your response! I would love any recommendations for dining in Cape Canaveral! We went to the space center years ago, but was only there for the day. We plan on at least two/three days in Cape Canaveral this time. We would like to go back one day for the space center.
Thank you again for responding and any information would be appreciated!
A couple of places I think you will enjoy:
Port Canaveral, try Rusty's Raw Bar, it's inexpensive and right on the water. They grill a lot of wonderful seafood, and it's fun to watch the ships come and go from your table as you dine. You may consider going Deep Sea Fishing right next door for a half or full day. Take some sunscreen!
Another fun place that is popular is down the beach South, and on the beach, CocoaNuts. A cult type of place famous for beach volleyball and good food.
A famous place for BBQ, and early Astronauts frequented it was Fat Boy's BBQ. I don't know if its still there if not there anymore, go to Sonny's BBQ, it is a great place to have an inexpensive meal.
If you want to "Splurge" for one meal, go to historic Cocoa Village, in Cocoa. The best steaks in Brevard County are Ulysses, and the next door the other best place to dine in the county is Cafe Margaux, owned by my friend Alex, tell him hello if you even just go for a drink! Your family will enjoy walking around historic Cocoa Village!
Glad to help!
Just remember you are about 40 minutes from MCO to CC Beach. If you rent a car, get one that allows the tolls to be added on to the rental car price or carry some extra change. I think there is just one toll booth from the airport to CC Beach and it is around a $1.
Have a wonderful time!
Jerrycoin gave you GREAT recommendations! I love Rusty's - it's a classic Florida marina restaurant. When I lived in Cape Canaveral, it was a favorite place to eat. Casual and comfortable. I can recommend the Fat Snook for a very upscale (more $$$) restaurant. Cozy place, resort casual, with amazing food and service and close to the CY. Save room for dessert.
If you are traveling with kids, the Orlando Science Center is awesome and has a lot of interactive activities, Florida exhibits and a unique IMAX like theater called the CineDome
"Featuring a giant screen measuring 8,000 square feet, the 310-seat Dr. Phillips CineDome projects films through a fisheye lens, creating an image that surrounds the audience and extends well beyond their peripheral vision. Each screening is an invitation for fun and discovery."
Some website to check out for things to do and recommendations of all kinds:
I always check the local paper online for local events, surf contests and festivals that may not show up on these other websites.
Brevard County area:
Greater Orlando area:
Enjoy and have fun.
Thank-you for the nice post!
There is a lot for a family to do on the Space Coast, and most of it is either free, or modestly priced. To me it is a "Safe Haven" from Orlando!
Here are some other places one might enjoy!
We love Sonny's BBQ! Wish they were in the MidWest!
The family can always enjoy The Kennedy Space Center!
Just finished a few nights at Cocoa beach in Residence Inn. I loved it there. The service was amazing. I got an upgrade after asking for it to a 1 bedroom suite. The feel at the Residence Inn is very inclusive and relaxed. We loved everything about it. I don´t even care that I got less points, they did such a good job that they will make me reconsider Residence Inns. I´d prefer something on the water, but we actually changed our reservation from a Marriott in Hilton Head to this place. I´m glad I did. We all seemed to enjoy the room. I´d definitely go back to Cocoa beach. Insider tip, we went to some of the on water parks for free beach parking in the afternoon once everybody had left for the day. With two hrs on the beach, we were good, so it worked out well. However, if I could find something like the RI on the water, I´d be in heaven.