Other than five-star restaurants and bars, Port Canaveral’s cultural attractions are incomparable to others in the county because of its tropical vibe and captivating history. It doesn’t matter if you’re just visiting town or a lifelong local, there are tons of awesome things to do in Port Canaveral. If you want to spend the afternoon fishing, getting bird’s-eye views of the Port, playing a game of putt-putt with the family, or actually petting live gators, there are endless things to do in Port Canaveral.
Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures
About three miles from Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures suspends their guests in the air on 45 foot poles as they navigate their way through 48 one-of-a-kind challenges. Enjoy the fresh air and canopy of live oak trees as you weave, climb and work your way through the course. The park offers three trails that differ in levels of difficulty. Move at your own pace and enjoy the challenge!
Escape Cocoa Beach
Located a short distance from Port Canaveral, Escape Cocoa Beach is rated the #1 fun thing to do in Cocoa Beach. Each of their game rooms offer a real-life adventure for you, your friends and family. Work together as a team to escape the room before time runs out! The game rooms are great for groups of friends, family and coworkers. Solve puzzles, crack codes and find hidden treasures in order to exit the room. The main goal: escape in under an hour.
The Exploration Tower
The state-of-the-art Exploration Tower is the go-to spot to watch launches and see the Port from a whole new level (literally). This outstanding landmark is the perfect place to bring the whole family for an afternoon full of fun. Inside these seven floors of fun there are exhibits, interactive games, an auditorium, a café, gift shop and an indoor and outdoor observation deck, overlooking the entire Port.
Port Canaveral has numerous sports fishing boats that provide private or group fishing tours of river fishing, deep sea fishing, night time shark fishing and much more! These charters offer fishing tours every day of the week, leaving directly from sunny Port Canaveral. The charters in the Port are dedicated to providing their guests with a safe, action-packed and successful fishing day. Many of the charters will have everything you need, including fishing gear, tackle, bait, fishing license, fish cleaning and bagging, sun block, ice and cold drinks. These charters offer a one-of-a-kind fishing tour that you will never forget.
Although it’s not located directly in Port Canaveral, Golf-N-Gator is less than a five-minute drive away. Home to two epic mini golf courses that weave through tropical landscaping with streams, waterfalls and a giant pond with live alligators, turtles and fish; this is a great spot to spend the day with the whole family. Not only is this a mini golf course, but it is home to 30 alligators of different sizes and ages. While at Golf-N-Gator, guests can have the chance to hold the smaller gators and feed the larger ones in the swamp.
Parker Brothers Concepts
Parker Brothers Concepts, in Port Canaveral, is known for designing and building the most outrageous custom vehicles on the planet, including the Batmobile, the Neutron Bike and the Ghostbuster’s car. Grab your camera and check out some of their awesome creations at the Hollywood Auto Museum. Parker Brothers Concepts’ motto is “Dream Big… Build Bigger,” and their designs perfectly demonstrate that.
Victory Casino Cruises
The Victory Casino Cruise ship offers the perfect atmosphere for an entertaining night out, with slot machines, card tables, drinks and delicious food. Watch the dolphins swim by at the Dolphin Bar on the outside deck, or party inside at Big Norm’s Club V. Victory Casino Cruise has multiple bars and restaurants with a fun and contemporary atmosphere that provides the perfect backdrop for an amazing afternoon or night.
Art lovers can gather at Wyland Galleries to view the works of multiple artists, all with different styles, mediums and methodologies. Wyland Galleries has earned the reputation of having strikingly beautiful and innovative art with a tropical vibe. Multiple art shows are scheduled throughout the year, which is a great opportunity for visitors to watch the artists create their original paintings and gain insight on their inspiration and technique.
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