Trip time! Discover the beaches, sunrises, and island views in Merritt Island.

Check out top sights like Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as you discover Merritt Island—an area also known for its beaches.

Known for

Family-Friendly, Beaches and Sunrises

Where to stay in Merritt Island

Waterway Manor
Lighting the way
trover photo by Bob Dugger

Waterway Manor

Known for

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Waterway Manor and surrounding area, you can visit Port Canaveral and Cocoa Village.

Top Hotels in Merritt Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Econo Lodge Port Canaveral Area
Econo Lodge Port Canaveral Area
2.5 out of 5
260 E Merritt Island Cswy, Merritt Island, FL
$68
per night
Oct 28 - Oct 29
3.7/5Good! (362 reviews)

"Customer service was awesome. Clean rooms, nice location and plenty of restaurants in the area to eat."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Econo Lodge Port Canaveral Area
Cape Crossing Resort & Marina
Cape Crossing Resort & Marina
4 out of 5
201 Ivory Coral Lane, Merritt Island, FL
$200
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.6/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)

"Everything was beautiful. Wish we would have stayed longer"…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Cape Crossing Resort & Marina
Merritt Island's Newest Waterfront Resort
Merritt Island's Newest Waterfront Resort
Merritt Island, FL
$200
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Convenient location

"The community is a very nice property and is conveniently located to activities in the surrounding area. I definitely recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Merritt Island's Newest Waterfront Resort

Popular things to do in Merritt Island

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

4.5/5(538 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, a well-known attraction in Merritt Island. Stroll along the area's waterfront, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

Rocket Garden
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Rocket Garden

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Enjoy a stop at Rocket Garden, a landmark worth seeing in Merritt Island. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

Kennedy Space Center
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Kennedy Space Center

4.5/5(606 reviews)

Visit the space launch headquarters of NASA and you may see a rocket catapulted into the stratosphere.

Top activities in Merritt Island

Kennedy Space Center Admission
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Kennedy Space Center Admission

$61

Blast off into interstellar adventure as you check out NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Learn about the history of American space exploration in this highly interactive and educational facility packed with exhibits, shows, and films sure to bring out your inner astronaut.

Kennedy Space Center with Transportation
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Kennedy Space Center with Transportation

$59

Walk in the footsteps of America's space pioneers on the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center. Enjoy professional service with comfortable roundtrip transportation from your Orlando-area hotel, explore the facility's incredible history, and learn about amazing careers in space travel.

Kennedy Space Center with Transportation
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Kennedy Space Center with Transportation

$119

Your Kennedy Space Center tour begins after an approximate 45-minute drive from Orlando. From the Visitor Complex, view rockets from all eras of space exploration in the Rocket Garden, and see an actual Gemini program capsule on display in Early Space Exploration.

Manatee and Dolphin Tour
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Manatee and Dolphin Tour

$45

Join an expert guide to paddle up the river with Florida's most majestic, playful, and yes, cute creatures on the river—the manatee. Travel along the gorgeous Indian River aboard a kayak and try not to smile from ear to ear as you become acquainted with these gracious beasts.

Skip-the-Line Ultimate Kennedy Space Center Experience
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Skip-the-Line Ultimate Kennedy Space Center Experience

$184

Space enthusiasts and novices alike can launch into the Ultimate Experience at Kennedy Space Center. Skip the lines to discover the machines and mechanics of space exploration, take a guided tour, and savor a delicious buffet lunch while a NASA astronaut details the ins and outs of the job.

Three-Hour Tandem Kayak Rental
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Three-Hour Tandem Kayak Rental

$14

The mission of Ballard Boards is to connect everyone with the newly renovated Eau Gallie river in order to inspire the next generation of lagoon protectors.