Wednesday, June 8, 2022 / by Ana Baldner
Here are five activities on the Space Coast that are worth the experience:
Located in Melbourne, The Brevard zoo is not like one you’ve been to before. Not only does it have exhibits of over 180 animal species from around the world, it also offers multiple hands-on experiences for visitors. It has a walk-through kangaroo enclosure, up-close rhino encounter, 5 aerial obstacle courses, zip-lining, giraffe feeding, kayaking around the giraffe exhibit and an aviary exhibit where you can feed the birds. This Zoo is non-profit and focuses on education, conservation and participation!
Rope Climbing Obstacle Course
Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures is another local activity that is a must-do. The aerial adventure park has 3 levels of difficulty and 7 trails in total. It includes obstacles throughout the rope course and ziplining. The expert level is held at over 45-ft in the air but don't worry, the beginner course is set at 12-ft off the ground. They even have a ground floor trail option for those afraid of heights or younger participants. This is the perfect outside activity where you can enjoy the Florida sunshine and the beautiful views the course has to offer.
Another must-do in this area is kayaking. With two large rivers running through the area, kayaking tours are offered year round and are so much fun. The best part of kayaking in the Space Coast is the animal encounters it offers. From manatees to alligators and even dolphins, kayaking is the perfect way to get up close with Florida wildlife. Many kayaking tours here even offer nightly bioluminescence tours where you can see the bioluminescence lighting up the water from your transparent kayak. The best time to go on this tour is in the summer months when the water heats up!
If kayaking isn't your thing but you’re still wanting to experience the Florida wildlife, a great option is taking an airboat ride through the swamplands. This is an experience like no other. Many companies offer airboats that seat groups of up to 15 and offer tours for groups of up to 50! On these rides you'll see deer, alligators and other animals that call Florida their home. You'll be able to see the beautiful views of the wetlands while enjoying a boat ride. Some tours are offered at sunrise and sunset for a beautiful view.
The another must-see activity on the Space Coast is witnessing it from above! There are multiple companies in the area that offer helicopter rides that take you around the Space Coast. You will be able to see Port Canaveral, Banana River, the beach, the pier and even the Space Center all from above. An experience and views that you just can’t beat!
The Space Coast offers so many unique and exciting experiences that can’t be found in other places. It has beautiful views, wildlife, and places to explore. And when all else fails, there is always the beach to enjoy!