Make a holiday apartment in Cape Canaveral your home away from home
HomeAway.co.uk offers a selection of holiday accommodation in Cape Canaveral that can't be matched by any other company. Visitors use their Cape Canaveral holiday apartments as a base to explore everything central Florida has to offer, including the spectacular beaches, tremendous wildlife refuges, thrilling theme parks and fascinating NASA facilities. Holiday rentals in Cape Canaveral come fully equipped to the highest modern standards, many with washer/dryers and water/pool access. All properties are fully air-conditioned, and most apartments in Cape Canaveral are kid and wheelchair friendly.
Things to do
-NASA facilities: NASA reigns supreme at Cape Canaveral. With facilities close to your Cape Canaveral holiday apartment or villa, such as the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit, Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex, Rocket Garden, and Kennedy Spaceport Launch Complex to explore, there's something to satisfy every space geek.
-Golf-N-Gator: Two 18 hole crazy golf courses with caves, waterfalls, streams, and hazards containing live alligators! If you survive the round, have fun with the kids feeding the alligators and turtles, and even get your photo taken with a genuine Florida 'gator.
-US Air Force Space & Missile Museum: After serving as a launch site in the early days of space exploration, this museum showcases the history of rocketry and space flight. The first American satellite was launched from here, as well as the first launches with primates. Experience a little space history!
-Victory Casino Cruises: Gambling isn't just for Vegas: take a half-day cruise on a floating casino and gamble to your heart's content! With fine dining, bar specials, and exclusive events to tempt you aboard, these short cruises could be just the break you're looking for, in more ways than one!
-Jetty Park: Jetty Park beach has the snow-white quartz sand that made the Florida coast famous, and with its off-beach, reasonably-priced rentable pavilions, fishing pier, Kids' playground, beach restaurant and bar for your comestible needs, it's a one-stop shop for holiday beach time.
-Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex: With a profusion of attractions and fascinating facilities, Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex is a very necessary diversion from the beach. Two IMAX cinemas guide you through the work of NASA over the years, and bus tours whisk your around the important sites. Best of the bunch is the Shuttle Launch Experience, where you take part in a launch simulation!
Weather in Cape Canaveral
With so much water on the coast and in the lakes and rivers of the Everglades, the coastal climate never really reaches the excesses found in inland states. Mild in the short winters, hot in the long summers, most of the rainfall occurs with summer thunderstorms. High temps in the summer get into the mid 30s Celsius, and top out in the winter in the low 20s C, making Cape Canaveral the perfect year-round holiday destination.
Travel to Cape Canaveral
Melbourne International Airport is the most convenient travel hub at 26 miles from Cape Canaveral, but Orlando International Airport trumps Melbourne with direct flights to Europe and a 50 minute drive away. Flying and driving a rental car is quite easily the best way to go in America. Other options include Melbourne's Greyhound station and taxiing. There are no convenient rail facilities.