National Geographic is recognizing Florida’s Space Coast as a gem among other global destinations ranking it one of the world’s best destinations to visit with families.

The world leader in geography and exploration releases an annual list of locations rising in popularity that travelers should visit.

After launching astronauts into space in 2020 and reviving the excitement around space culture, National Geographic says all systems are go to unlocking the experiences that exist just east of Orlando.

Dodging the Disney tourist district, Brevard County is highlighted as a great place for adventurers and vacationers alike.

Describing the Space Coast as a “must visit,” the network points to Florida’s shoreline and beaches, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. With the opportunity to watch a rocket launch or spot a manatee, National Geographic says the Space Coast is “a launchpad for wonders both in the sky and in waters below.”

Space Coast views are ranked among the England Coast Path in the United Kingdom and rare cowboy and bird sightings in Hungary. Transylvania, Romania is also highlighted for its old-European charm.

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A launchpad for wonders both in the sky and in waters below

With all systems go for U.S. astronauts to rocket into orbit via NASA’s new Commercial Crew program, Florida’s Atlantic shoreline east of Orlando is again at the center of space exploration. The 72-mile stretch, known as the Space Coast, includes launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (open with COVID-19 restrictions), families can watch scheduled blast-offs of SpaceX and Boeing spacecrafts and walk among gigantic rockets towering over a hundred feet high. A different sort of giant, the lumbering West Indian manatee, plies the waters of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, surrounding the space center.

If your visiting Titusville, FL to see a launch or to check out or natural Playalinda Beach or go birding at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, visit www.TheTalkofTitusville.com for the latest News, Events and Launch Calendar

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