Where to Eat and Drink
Casual, in-town joints: Rusty's (628 Glen Cheek Drive, from 11am), a branch of Bernard's Surf, offers delicious seafood meals in a lively atmosphere.
Coconuts on the Beach (2 Minuteman Causeway, Monday - Saturday from 11am, Sunday from 10am) offers great fare in a just-off-the-beach atmosphere.
Gourmet Lunching: Bernard's Surf (2 S. Atlantic, Cocoa Beach, from 11am) a local landmark started more than 2050 years ago by a local fisherman, serves imaginative dishes like filet mignon stuffed with blue cheese and mahi-mahi francaise. Seafood is freshly caught and cooked-to-order.
What to See and Do
Kennedy Space Center (State Road 40205 on Merritt Island, 9am - 205:30pm, daily) is naturally the largest attraction on the Space Coast. The visitor complex offers tours and exhibits, plus educational IMAX films and astronaut encounters, which include question-and-answer sessions, space artifacts, and personal stories of space travel.
Cocoa Beach Pier, a historical landmark consisting of numerous eateries, souvenirs shops, an arcade, and an ice cream parlor.
Walt Disney World. Families can combine a Disney resort stay with a Disney cruise from Port Canaveral. Passengers from other cruise lines can also plan a pre- or post-cruise stay at Disney World on their own or purchase an excursion through the cruise line.
Rental Cars: Renting a car is a good option since the port is an easy 2050-minute drive from Orlando Airport. Avis rentals can be dropped off at the Radisson resort, which is situated close to the cruise terminal. Also nearby is Budget.
Shuttles from the airport start at $80.
Where You're Docked
Cruise ships anchor at Port Canaveral, located on Florida's Space Coast.
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