Destination guide

Cape Canaveral—a sunny spot on the Space Coast

Cape Canaveral, a historic science landmark and the home of the Kennedy Space Center, is a popular weekend destination for families and curious minds. The charming city along Florida’s “Space Coast” has sandy beaches and sparkling waters that also attract a great number of sun-seeking vacationers. A trip to Cape Canaveral promises steady excitement with educational attractions, historic sites, a host of tropical wildlife, and family-friendly shores. Cape Canaveral vacation rentals can give your family or group a home base for a whirlwind adventure of sun, science, and scenery.

Things to do

Explore the wonders of Space Coast in Cape Canaveral

When staying in this scenic location, take a trip to the Cape Canaveral Space Coast, where scientists first successfully put a man on the moon. The Kennedy Space Center offers an educational experience that will thrill both kids and adults. The visitor complex has everything from a shuttle launch simulation to a bus tour of the facilities. With so much to see and learn, the center is definitely a day trip. You can also visit the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, located next to site of America’s first successful satellite launch.


Fly and swim in Cape Canaveral

The beaches can be enjoyed both by sea and by air with the help of Cape Carnival tours. A popular way to see Port Carnival, a large cruise port, is by helicopter tour. From far above, you can gaze over the busy port full of stylish vacationers, steamboats, and grand cruise ships. You can also fly over Cocoa Beach to see the surfers, fishers, and the colorful pier. If you aren’t a fan of heights, try a boat tour to spot dolphins, or a fishing tour.


Travel to the tropical paradise of Cape Canaveral

When you book one of the Cape Canaveral vacation rentals you can look forward to enjoying the island’s subtropical climate. With an average of 240 days of sunshine, Cape Canaveral weather is almost always pleasant. Summer temperatures are typically in the 80s, and winter temperatures average in the 60s. If you are looking to spend most of your time exploring the many space-related attractions and the port, winter is an excellent time to visit. For a classic beach vacation of long days splashing in the water, try for the summer. With relatively mild temperatures for being so far south, Cape Canaveral doesn’t really have an off-season.

Natural features

Spot Cape Canaveral’s island wildlife

For those who want to experience nature, explore the Cape Canaveral National Seashore, which harbors many endangered species on its beaches. While staying at Cape Canaveral vacation rentals, you can travel to the Space Coast to search for nesting sea turtles. Be charmed by the magnificently large and gentle matinees that meander about the Manatee Sanctuary Park. Birdwatchers will also find joy in the vast and diverse populations that inhabit the island. For a magical nighttime activity, take a kayak tour to see bioluminescent activity that causes the water to twinkle on dark nights.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cape Canaveral

The nearest airport is in Orlando, FL (SFB-Orlando Sanford Intl.), located 35.1 mi (56.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Melbourne, FL (MLB-Orlando Melbourne Intl.), which is 37.2 mi (59.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Cape Canaveral?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 896 vacation rentals near Cape Canaveral. From 161 Houses to 584 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cape Canaveral are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cape Canaveral?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape Canaveral:

  • Villages of Seaport: 112 vacation rentals
  • Cape Caneveral Beach Gardens: 240 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Woods: 150 vacation rentals
  • Banana River Estates: 201 vacation rentals
  • Chandler Park: 228 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cape Canaveral?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cape Canaveral. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Manatee Sanctuary Park: 1,194 vacation rentals
  • Cherie Down Park: 1,184 vacation rentals
  • Golf-N-Gator: 1,211 vacation rentals
  • Traxx at Jungle Village: 1,166 vacation rentals
  • Cocoa Beach Pier: 1,196 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Canaveral listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape Canaveral?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 161 Houses in Cape Canaveral. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cape Canaveral include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 584 rentals available
  • Villas: 19 rentals available
  • Cottages: 19 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cape Canaveral?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 579 vacation rentals with pool available in Cape Canaveral. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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