Witnessing a live rocket launch is definitely a jaw-dropping, bucket-list experience.ย  Kennedy Space Centerย Visitor Complex provides the closest public viewing of rocket launches and they even have live launch commentary from space experts. Getting one of these coveted spots will come at a hefty price. Here are some cheap and free places where you can see rocket launches in Central Florida!

rocket launching into space
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If you can’t get on-site at KSC, here are several places to see rocket launches in Central Florida:

  • Exploration Tower
  • Cocoa Beach and Cocoa Beach Pier
  • Titusville Marina
  • Max Brewer Bridge

Local Parks with a view (parking is never guaranteed, so be prepared):

  • The most popular spot to watch a launch is at Jetty Park, but parking is very limited
  • We like Lori Wilson Park too
  • Cherie Down Park
  • Sidney Fisher Park
  • Space View Park
  • Playalinda Beach
  • Parrish Park
  • Alan Shepard Park
  • Sand Point Park
  • Rotary Riverfront Park
  • Nicol Park
  • Kennedy Point Park
  • William J. Manzo Park

Restaurants with good views:

  • Fish Lips
  • Gatorโ€™s Dockside Port Canaveral
  • Grills
  • Rusty’s
  • Coconuts

Neighborhoods with good views:

Volusia County Spots with good views:

  • Daytona Beach
  • New Smyrna Beach
  • Flagler Beach

We love to explore Space Shuttle Atlantis while visiting KSC, but did you know that there is a new Junior Space Explorers Pass for kids under 5? And in 2023 KSC had Holidays in Space! There is so much more than just rocket launches!

Tell us your favorite viewing spot in the comments!

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