Known as Cape Kennedy between 1963 and 1973, Cape Canaveral in Florida sits on the Atlantic Coast and the banks of Banana River. Part of the larger Space Coast, it is next to the Kennedy Space Centre Complex and is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore all things space-related. If you’ve always wanted to see rockets take off, here’s your chance! Farther out, the pretty town of Cocoa Beach is excellent for food. Cape Canaveral’s best places to stay range from small, intimate hotels to plush suites, villas and condos for longer stays, and classic, comfortable chains.