The area is just so fun with Cocoa and the Space Coast mixed together. The two combine into a really popular destination for others that live around the state. We drive over from Tampa, as the waves are so much bigger in the Atlantic Ocean. We like the attractive beaches and are spaceship exploration buffs and like to stop in at NASA. Over at the beaches are all the specialty shopping, water sports and beach bars. When visiting stop and see: Cape Canaveral, Melbourne Beach, Jetty Park, and the Kennedy Space Center. The Port Canaveral Cruise Ships take guests over to Disney World and Universal Orlando, only about 65 minutes away. What a destination, with so much to do between the theme parks and in the ocean. We love it.