Seniors Drawn To The Space Coast

Let’s take a little trip down the Space Coast of Florida from Titusville to Melbourne. That’s where seniors will enjoy a plethora of sites as they meander the eastern shore.  If you’ve got three days and a tank of gas, the beautiful beach towns of Florida’s ” Space Coast” make for a perfect winter getaway.

Known as the “Space Coast” because of its historic space relationship, featuring Cape Canaveral and NASA, the region is comprised of surf-style Cocoa Beach, romantic Melbourne Beach, riverside-based Titusville and a host of other unique towns all within one destination.

The Titusville area features several great museums. Senior airplane enthusiasts will enjoy the Valiant Air Command Warbird Aviation Museum, which features aircraft used throughout our military history.

Located on the Eastern Coast and spanning from Cocoa Beach to the exciting Historic Downtown Melbourne, be ready for a unique, all-encompassing trip which offers casual sophistication and plenty of history.

And restaurants to satisfy every gourmet taste whether dining al fresco in a downtown setting or dockside in a nautical venue sniffing in the salty air.

Seniors Enjoy NASA, Nature Hikes and National Parklands

They call the Titusville–Cocoa Beach– Melbourne area the Space Coast because it’s home to NASA, but it could just as easily be referring to the miles of undeveloped beaches and protected national parkland, where space is one thing you can find plenty of. The highlight for techies and nontechies alike is the Kennedy Space Center, the only spot in the US from which humans have been hurled into space.

Visitor information is available through Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism. Lonely Planet has a listing of some of the many highlights you’ll encounter along your drive. Seniors can have fun ranging from surfing and nightlife in the north to romantic secluded getaways in the south, and find a perfect nature hike or jog along the ocean.

Stretching 72 miles along Florida’s East Coast, the Space Coast is best known as the home of Kennedy Space Center, Orlando’s closest beaches and some of the best surfing in the country. If you are in Orlando, the Space Coast is located one short hour away and provides numerous opportunities to visit cultural, natural, historic and recreational sites.

Visitors discover an affordable vacation haven. Whether for a weekend family getaway or months long “wintering” on the many sunny beaches, mild temperatures, space travel, and wildlife can all be found in Brevard County. One of the many sites that attract senior visitors is the Black Point Wildlife Drive in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

If your preference is wildlife, history, fine arts, amusement or the beaches, the Space Coast offers a wide variety of these attractive activities. I think that you will really enjoy each day you spend along the Space Coast. jeb

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