With the biggest repository of space history in America, Titusville should be on your must-see list. As a trail town, it’s a draw for cyclists and hikers, too. With extensive public lands, Titusville is an amazing destination for birding. And about those rocket launches: this is the best place in America to see them.
Here’s our handpicked list of the best things to do in Titusville. Our more recent articles on new Titusville destinations are just below this list.
It's the Year of Apollo, and the big buzz right now is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. See the spruced-up Apollo/Saturn V Center just in time to celebrate!
A mile-long circuit in downtown Titusville will walk you through the entire history of the American space program in a very different way than the KSC experience, and this one is free.
The southernmost beach in Canaveral National Seashore, Playalinda offers countless miles of Atlantic Ocean waterfront. You've heard the rumors, and they are true. Keep to the south end of the beach for sandy strands safe for little eyes.
Living on the edge of space, we sometimes take launches for granted. Here's why its worth seeing one, and where you can find suitable places along the Indian River Lagoon to watch.
Titusville is the eastern terminus for the Coast to Coast Trail, a dedicated bike path that is more than 75% complete across Florida to St. Petersburg. Pedal north from Titusville to Maytown and back for an extremely satisfying 33-mile ride.
No matter the time of year, this loop drive through the vast impoundments of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is always fascinating. Pulloffs, boardwalks, and trails provide great wildlife watching, and the birding is outstanding.
After you've seen a rocket launch light the skies after dark, look to the shallows of Indian River Lagoon near Haulover Canal for the shimmer of bioluminescence beneath still waters under starry skies.
With observation platforms looking down into a deep ravine, boardwalks through swamps, and towering oaks creating an umbrella of green above, the 2.5-mile network of trails at the Enchanted Forest is a delightful place to hike.
Small but mighty, the American Space Museum surprised us with its wealth of artifacts and its knowledgable docents. Its focus is the stories behind the missions, honoring the everyday people who worked on them. Here's a visual overview from our visit.
It's a Titusville thing. It's the highest elevation in town, so if you want to get some exercise, you can walk from Parrish Park to Sand Point Park and back again. The best time, of course, is in time for the sunset.
Summer or winter, manatees gather in the Haulover Canal, the man-made channel that connects two portions of the Indian River Lagoon in the northern part of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
While mosquitoes are brutal here in summer, the rest of the year, the Oak and Palm Hammock Trails on Merritt Island NWR are a must-hike for their distinctive beauty.
More to Do Around Titusville
Florida’s most unique arboretum features a circle of sycamores honoring the Apollo missions, all here thanks to an Apollo 14 project for the U.S. Forest Service to take tree seedings into orbit around the moon.
Canaveral National Seashore protects 58,000 acres of maritime hammocks, dunes, and coastline surrounding Cape Canaveral, a natural sandy cape that formed where ocean currents meet.
The accessible Seminole Rest Trail provides interpretive information about a historic and archaeological site at Canaveral National Seashore along the shores of the Indian River Lagoon.
Catch a stellar sunset across the shimmering Indian River Lagoon with a westward view from Parrish Park
Place your hands in Neil Armstrong’s handprints and look up to the moon at this unique waterfront park in downtown Titusville that recounts the history of the American space program.
If you’ve wanted to see bioluminescence while paddling in Florida, this is your put-in spot. Bairs Cove offers an easy launch into the Indian River Lagoon and access to a sheltered cove along Haulover Canal.
The Coast to Coast Connector, or C2C, is a 250-mile paved bike trail route between St. Petersburg and Titusville. Follow our exploration along this route.
A delightful immersion into the natural side of Merritt Island, the 2.8 miles of trails at Sams House at Pine Island range from mild to wild as they draw you deeper into coastal habitats along the Indian River Lagoon.
The above destinations are our most recent additions and updates on our website. For more recommendations, please see all Titusville parks and trails on a map on our Titusville page.