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Florida

Spaceships & Surfboards: Cocoa Beach With Your Grandchild

Hang ten and blast off as you take surfing lessons, explore the Indian River Lagoon, strap into a space shuttle experience and have lunch with a real-live astronaut on the Space Coast.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22825RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
1,099 / CHILD
Florida

Spaceships & Surfboards: Cocoa Beach With Your Grandchild

Hang ten and blast off as you take surfing lessons, explore the Indian River Lagoon, strap into a space shuttle experience and have lunch with a real-live astronaut on the Space Coast.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
1,099 / CHILD
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
1,099 / CHILD
Program No. 22825RJ

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Age 11 - 15
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DATES
Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2022
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Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2022
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Aug 7 - Aug 12, 2022
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Aug 7 - Aug 12, 2022
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Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2023
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1,149
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Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2023
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Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2023
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Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2023
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Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2023
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Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2023
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At a Glance

Hang ten and blast off to Florida’s Space Coast. On this extraordinary adventure, you and your grandchild will learn to ride the waves together in one of the best surf spots in the East — Cocoa Beach, home to the legendary Ron Jon Surf Shop. Then head to Kennedy Space Center for an out-of-this-world experience. Come face-to-face with rockets and shuttles, watch larger-than-life 3D IMAX® films and strap into a shuttle experience designed by astronauts. From Florida’s lagoons and sparkling coast to the exciting new frontiers of outer space, explore three very different habitats with your grandchild by your side.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day, two-hour surf lesson and kayaking 3-4 miles for 3 hours.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • At the Kennedy Space Center, have lunch with an astronaut and learn about life in space from someone who has been there firsthand!
  • Take a surfing lesson with your grandchild from one of Florida’s best surfing schools.
  • Kayak together around the harbor islands as you watch for wildlife like manatees, and see some wildlife up close during a live animal show.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Anne Peery
Anne Peery is a Mississippi native and Tallahassee resident with experience in the Florida executive branch and cabinet staff positions; executive leadership of a statewide historic preservation non-profit; conservation real estate project management with a national non-profit organization; private sector real estate brokerage and land use consulting; and numerous state and community service activities. She was the first executive director of the Florida Communities Trust and director of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, responsible for producing major educational conferences across Florida.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Anne Peery is a Mississippi native and Tallahassee resident with experience in the Florida executive branch and cabinet staff positions; executive leadership of a statewide historic preservation non-profit; conservation real estate project management with a national non-profit organization; private sector real estate brokerage and land use consulting; and numerous state and community service activities. She was the first executive director of the Florida Communities Trust and director of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, responsible for producing major educational conferences across Florida.
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Anita Allen grew up in Indiana and now lives in Coral Springs, Florida. She earned her BA in zoology and MAs in environmental science and geography. She worked for many years in environmental protection and water management along with assisting with sports specialty travel groups around the world. Anita now leads groups for Road Scholar in Florida. When not leading groups, she enjoys running, kayaking and taking photographs.
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Cocoa Beach, Florida (Then and Now Series)
by Wade Arnold
Cocoa Beach welcomes millions of visitors every year, but the city has always managed to keep a small town atmosphere. In 1940, it was a cozy little waterfront town with less than 50 people. A few years after World War II, America's space race began, and the city was never the same.
Meals
14 Meals
5 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Aug 07, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022
  • Jul 17, 2022 - Jul 22, 2022
  • Aug 07, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022
  • Jun 18, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
  • Jul 16, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023
  • Aug 06, 2023 - Aug 11, 2023
5 nights
Cocoa Beach
Located in the heart Cocoa Beach, the hotel is steps way from the beach and close to local attractions like the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, as well as airports. Each room has a private balcony, and many rooms feature views of the Atlantic.
5 nights
Cocoa Beach
Located in the heart Cocoa Beach, the hotel is steps way from the beach and close to local attractions like the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, as well as airports. Each room has a private balcony, and many rooms feature views of the Atlantic.
5 nights
Cocoa Beach
Located in the heart Cocoa Beach, the hotel is steps way from the beach and close to local attractions like the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, as well as airports. Each room has a private balcony, and many rooms feature views of the Atlantic.
5 nights
Cocoa Beach
Located in the heart Cocoa Beach, the hotel is steps way from the beach and close to local attractions like the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, as well as airports. Each room has a private balcony, and many rooms feature views of the Atlantic.
5 nights
Cocoa Beach
Located in the heart Cocoa Beach, the hotel is steps way from the beach and close to local attractions like the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, as well as airports. Each room has a private balcony, and many rooms feature views of the Atlantic.





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