Cape Canaveral is situated along Florida's Space Coast, home of the East Coast's main air force station and the Kennedy Space Station. Many travelers come to this destination to discover its strong role in aerial warfare and space flight, but there are also plenty of other family-friendly attractions, from a wildlife refuge to plenty of cultural museums. Start preparing for your trip by shopping for Cape Canaveral rental cars. Right now, Dollar Rent A Car is offering stunning Cape Canaveral discounts on vehicles. Use your car to get around to these free sites.
Air Force Space and Missile History Center
Start your Florida vacation by hopping in a Cape Canaveral car rental and heading to the Air Force Space and Missile History Center. Both parking and admission are free here. The center opened in 1966 and has since exposed millions of people to the intriguing history of space flight and rocket science. The site is comprised of two connected launch pads: Launch Complex 26 is where the Explorer I satellite took off, while Launch Complex 5/6 is the site of the earliest takeoffs of the Project Mercury missions. You can explore the museum on your own or take a guided bus tour that lasts 2.5 hours and takes you to several historic sites on the grounds.
Manatee Sanctuary Park
Park your Cape Canaveral car rental and step out to breathe in the fresh air of Manatee Sanctuary Park. It's situated on 10 acres of lush landscape lining the Banana River waterfront. You can take a lovely stroll along the boardwalk or walkway to discover the breathtaking beauty, or head down to the water to spy some majestic dolphins and manatees. Pack a lunch and bottle of wine beforehand to enjoy in the shaded picnic pavilion.