Brevard County, Orlando, Florida

 

Located in East Central Florida, Brevard County is a narrow city that has a 70 miles distance from north to south, and is thirty-five miles away from the major Orlando Theme Parks.

 
The county is also popular for its nickname as the "Space Coast" due to the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center in the area. Brevard is also popular for being one of the world's largest wildlife refuges, as well the presence of the Cocoa Beach Pier, Brevard Zoo and international surfing competitions. Visitors will surely appreciate the diversity of attractions offered by Brevard, away from the usual theme park attractions of downtown Orlando. Brevard County is notable for its family-friendly and corporate-friendly spot. Visitors are most likely to spend more days in the area, spending much of their time on the attractions and the lovely accommodations of the county's hotels and motels.

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Brevard has also become a typical place for business conferences. Being the launch site of NASA's manned mission, Brevard has become a very popular site being the hometown of the Space Center. Every time a space shuttle is scheduled for a launch, expect thousands of viewers in the area for the experience of a rocket ship’s journey on its way outside the world.

 

The Kennedy Space Center need not have a launch schedule to be bombarded by guests. With its Visitor Complex, guests can spend hours viewing authentic space hardware, exhibits and more attractions such as the Astronaut Hall of Fame and the Rocket Garden. Guests can also have the chance to view breathtaking films through the five-story IMAX as well as go through a simulated launch of the Space Shuttle. This is definitely a unique experience that can only be done nowhere else but here.

Cocoa Beach is noted for being the "jewel of the Space Coast." This six-mile long beach is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River Lagoon on Florida's Central East Coast. The experience of watching a space launch while swimming in the Cocoa Beach has always been a totally rewarding view. Aside from its strategic proximity to the Space Center, the beach is famous for being a favorite swimming area for dolphins, as well as being widely known as the surfing capital of the East Coach. Cocoa Beach is the primary tourist destination in the Space Coast, with more than 2.4 million visitors per year. Definitely, the beach lifestyle has been a primary attraction. Cocoa Beach also has its own Surf Company that has been one of the most popular surfing supplies companies in the world.

Another important tourist attraction in the Space Coast is Port Canaveral which contributes to 17% of Brevard's total economic output. Its small beginnings was accounted for being a small port for oil and commercial fishing and has evolved to what becoming one of the world's busiest cruise ports.