If you will be visiting the Orlando are you may want to consider checking out Kennedy Space Center. The Kennedy Space Center is located around 50-60 minutes from Orlando, depending on where you are staying. If you have any interest in space it's well worth taking a trip there!
You can rent a car to go to Kennedy Space Center from Orlando, if you are one of the many tourists who didn't drive to Orlando for your vacation. It's a nice drive over there, giving you a view of parts of Central Florida. Visiting Kennedy Space Center is something that is really neat, because of the number of launches that take place from there. If you have the opportunity to watch a live launch when you are visiting the area you will be in for a real treat. It's an amazing sight to see! A great place to view a rocket launch while you are visiting the Orlando are is at Jetty Park. There are quite a few people who will visit Jetty Park during launches. Being at Jetty Park during a launch gives you a great view. It's so great, in fact, that you can feel it.
At Kennedy Space Center you will be able to walk around and check out the exhibits to learn more about the space program. You will learn about astronauts, go behind the gates, see an IMAX movie, and be able to step inside rockets to see first hand what they are like. On the grounds you will also find a a store where you can buy NASA gear, dining, and more. It's an interesting place for people of all ages to explore. You may also have a chance to meet an astronaut. The behind the gates option is a bus tour that will let you explore your area of interest. If you have a science, technology, or space fan in your family and you are visiting Central Florida you won't want to miss going to Kennedy Space Center. You will already be so close that you just have to take the short trek toward the ocean to check out this place that is filled with so much history and information about our space program.
Tickets for Kennedy Space Center start at $47 for children, and $57 for adults. They do offer senior citizen rates, package deals, and sometimes have special rates that are available. They also offer group rates, which comes in handy if you are traveling with friends and family. goYou can get more information on the tickets here. Kennedy Space Center is open every day of the year.
If you are interested in timing you visit to Kennedy Space Center with a rocket launch, be sure to check out their schedule here. There is a fee to watch the rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center. If you would like to avoid that per-person fee, plan to watch the rocket launch from Jetty Park, right next door. You can find additional information about places to watch the rocket launch from here.