7 Weekend Trips You Should Take This Summer
(Photo: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex)
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Blast off in a space shuttle
Get up close and personal with one of the most sophisticated pieces of machinery built by humankind. The space shuttle that logged 125,935,769 miles and spent 307 days in orbit is on display at its new home in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The Space Shuttle Atlantis features fun interactive exhibits, including one that NASA astronauts call "the world's most realistic simulation of a vertical space shuttle launch." Strap in, count down and experience the ascension into space. (Watch a video of the experience below.)
Plan Your Trip: The Space Center is a roughly 75-minute drive from Orlando, the "Theme Park Capital of the World"; a 3.5-hour drive from Fort Lauderdale; and a 2.5-hour drive from Jacksonville. This excursion is also a nice option for cruisers sailing out of Cape Canaveral, as it's just a short drive from the cruise terminal.
Go wine surfing
This isn't what you might think. Unlike the water sport, "wine surfing" is perfect for the sedentary, uncoordinated, thirsty set. At Gourmet au Bay in