The pier at Cocoa Beach on Florida's Space Coast
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center lies at the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, which is an easy hour’s drive from Orlando International Airport.
Offering 72 miles of beautiful beaches from Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach down to Melbourne, the Space Coast also has unique attractions and a growing inventory of quality hotels with flexible meeting space, making the region a popular draw for groups looking for an affordable beachfront destination with great accessibility.
Properties with function space accommodating theater-style meetings for between 400 and 500 people include the Doubletree by Hilton, the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Resort & Spa, Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach, and the Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral.
The Kennedy Space Center draws visitors from around the world to see such sights as gigantic crawler transporters, the massive Vehicle Assembly Building, and the mobile launch platforms. The facility can host meetings in its conference center and dinner events under the giant Saturn V rocket. Special events at the delightful Warbird Museum in Titusville offer the chance to get up close to a unique collection of aircraft dating back to World War I, while at the Brevard Zoo you can not only kayak around the animals, you can also hold your meeting or event at the zoo’s River Lodge.
For more information, check out visitspacecoast.com.