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Things to do in Port Canaveral

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Food by the port. Check out some cruise ships coming and going while you eat.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
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“Ask for outside or dockside table. Happy hour $5 mojitos & margaritas. On Sunday Brunch free mimosas ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“You can see for miles from up in the tower. Also, there are some great restaurants near the tower. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Try to get a table outside on dock. Yummy oysters! Ask for Laura- she’s our friend & a great server! Usually a musical guest on the dockside seating”
  • 19 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“I would only recommend this if you don't get sea sick and can handle being around smokers. They always have different events going on. Call to book a reservation and ask for the "in-house special" 18 to cruise, 21 to booze.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite burger in town!! Fun atmosphere and a great view of the Exploration Tower.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“Great strip of restaurants along the port. Fun to watch the cruise ships arrive and depart from port. Dolphins can often be seen playing in the canal. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Campground
“You really have this beach at the end of my street so not many reasons to go here. However, there is a really cool bike trail that goes through some awesome native woodlands. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Freshest Atlantic Ocean seafood on the space coast...the fishermen dock at Seafood Atlantic Market/Restaurant to sell what they caught that day. I recommend the blackened Snapper and Grouper.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“Great spot to watch the cruise ships depart almost dailt 4-6pm. If you see a cruise ship at the Port, it will be leaving around this time. One of our favorite things to do when we have company.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Whether traveling or just watching the ships enter and exit the port, dine, dance, or celebrate, always a fun destination.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lots of TVs inside, daily specials, lots of outside seating. Nice to sit outside and eat by the water.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Not for the faint hearted. Fly peacefully over Cocoa Beach and get the aerial view of the area. So peaceful..., you may also spot sea life!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Pier
“Beach access. Lots of parking. Watch the big ships and subs coming and going from the port.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Food by the port. Check out some cruise ships coming and going while you eat.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“Ask for outside or dockside table. Happy hour $5 mojitos & margaritas. On Sunday Brunch free mimosas ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Try to get a table outside on dock. Yummy oysters! Ask for Laura- she’s our friend & a great server! Usually a musical guest on the dockside seating”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite burger in town!! Fun atmosphere and a great view of the Exploration Tower.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Freshest Atlantic Ocean seafood on the space coast...the fishermen dock at Seafood Atlantic Market/Restaurant to sell what they caught that day. I recommend the blackened Snapper and Grouper.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lots of TVs inside, daily specials, lots of outside seating. Nice to sit outside and eat by the water.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A unique BBQ joint with a lot of Alabama heart! Good Carolina style BBQ and lots of one of a kind smoked fish dips and seafood. I personally love the smoked conch dip.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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