Atlantis Space Shuttle in Florida

The Best Day Trip from the Disney Area

Yes, there’s a TON of stuff to do in the Disney Area, but sometimes it’s kind of nice to take a drive and see some other Florida attractions.

My favorite day trip to take outside of the Disney Area is to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. It’s just a 1 1/2 drive from Brunello Villa to learn the history and science behind human space travel.

Me and my boyfriend, Jan, at the Kennedy Space Centre
Me and my boyfriend, Jan, at the Kennedy Space Center

If you’re a space nut like I am, you’ll love seeing rockets, shuttles, and space capsules up close—as well as watching astronaut documentaries and learning how they design ultra high-tech space suits.

Space Capsule
A real space capsule that safely brought astronauts back to earth.


You also get to take a bus tour through the cape to see NASA hangars and the launch pads for SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private sector space endeavor. I highly recommend that you read Musk’s best-selling biography before you go to get you in the mood.


Launch Pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida
A launch pad at Cape Canaveral

Tickets run $50 per adult and $40 per child, and you can easily spend an entire day at the attraction. In fact, I plan on going back again sometime soon…

Whatever you do, don’t miss the opportunity to see the Atlantis! It’s incredible.

One more tip: Keep in mind when planning your trip that there are rocket launches the whole year round, so don’t forget to checkout the launch schedule.

You can find all kinds of great info at the Kennedy Space Centre website here. 

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