At Carl’s Van Rentals, we love to help our customers with more than just booking your van rental. We also like to keep you updated on some great local attractions, not far from our Florida locations. Today, we’re going to highlight three of the must-see places in Port Canaveral.

1. Kennedy Space Center

When you think of Port Canaveral, your mind likely floats right to all the shuttle launches that have occurred here. The Kennedy Space Center is definitely one of the top things to see while you’re here. Be sure to check the launch schedule on the Kennedy Space Center website to see if you can catch a launch. If you don’t make one, you won’t be disappointed by the Shuttle Launch Experience®, the IMAX Theatre, or many other attractions and exhibits. You can even have lunch with a legit astronaut!

2. Exploration Tower

One of the newer marvels in Port Canaveral is the Exploration Tower—gorgeous both inside and out! The Exploration Tower offers seven stories of fantastic exhibits and hands-on experiences for adults and kids. You can discover more about the Florida coast and even steer a boat along the Port Canaveral waterways in a cool simulator. Exploration Tower is also a premier location to view the shuttle launches at Kennedy Space Center.

3. Cocoa Beach

The Port Canaveral area isn’t all about space travel and exploration. We have some pretty spectacular places to enjoy the Florida coast, including neighboring Cocoa Beach. You can spend the day enjoying the sand and surf, just laying in the sun, or you can also choose from a variety of outdoor activities including parasailing, shark fishing, jet skiing, and more.

All these attractions are just a short van rental ride away from our Carl’s Van Rentals location in Port Canaveral. So, check them out as you make your travel plans. If you haven’t already, book your van rental today by contacting us at 321-328-3997. We have minivan rentals, passenger van rentals, and more waiting for you!