Florida is a popular vacation destination. Many travelers have the theme parks of Orlando or the beaches of Miami on their vacation radars—and rightly so. But if you’re looking for something new, consider a trip to Port Canaveral, FL.

Port Canaveral—Florida’s Space Coast—is known for a number of attractions and activities you can’t find anywhere else. Here are just a few that are only minutes away from our Carl’s Van Rentals Port Canaveral location.

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

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You will never forget the rush of seeing a rocket launched into space. Port Canaveral is home to the Kennedy Space Center, where many of the U.S.’s spacecraft are launched each year. You can time your trip to catch a launch, but if you can’t, the Kennedy Space Center also offers visitors a wide range of space-related exhibits and activities that all ages can enjoy.

Exploration Tower

Port Canaveral attractions

New to Port Canaveral, the Exploration Tower offers visitors a unique glimpse at Florida’s Space Coast. All seven stories of the Exploration Tower feature exhibits and interactive displays that highlight the Port Canaveral region as well as its connection to space travel.

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

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The Space Coast also includes opportunities for some beach fun. Cocoa Beach has all the sand and surf you need. Your crew can grab the beach gear, pile into your minivan rental, and be at Cocoa Beach in no time.

As you plan your next Florida vacation, be sure to keep Port Canaveral on your list of destination ideas. You will not regret a trip to the Space Coast—one of Florida’s most unique regions.

Don’t forget to book a minivan rental from Carl’s Van Rentals for your Port Canaveral excursion. Our minivan rentals have everything you need to travel comfortably, with plenty of storage space for luggage, beach gear, and more. Check out all our van rental options as well as our current rental specials, and then call our Port Canaveral office at (800) 565-5211 to make a reservation.