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Ideal for Family Vacations

Family vacations are always enjoyable at Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, and as the best of family resorts in the area, Royal Mansions is ready to help make your vacation spectacular. Immaculate beaches, serene surroundings and gorgeous views are just a few of the features that make Royal Mansions Resort an ideal family destination. In addition, all of our condos have fully-equipped kitchens where you can prepare a family meal, and for your family's comfort, each condo is 100% smoke-free. Whether your travel plans include sunbathing and sand castles on the beach or a cruise that departs from Port Canaveral, family vacations that start at Royal Mansions Resort are sure to create lasting memories.

Superb Family Florida Staycations

Royal Mansions Resort welcomes Florida residents for a relaxing and entertaining staycation in Cape Canaveral near Cocoa Beach. Our family resort's accommodations offer the comforts of home with ocean views and free perks like a complimentary continental breakfast, free high speed wireless Internet and free parking, so you'll keep more in your wallet for visiting local attractions, and when you take advantage of our special Florida resident rate, you'll save even more.

Activities for Cape Canaveral Family Vacations

You may be interested in various Cape Canaveral, Florida area attractions and points of interest that are all within an hour away. Royal Mansions makes a great home base for excursions to central Florida, as well as closer attractions like the Kennedy Space Center. Our staff would be glad to help you plan your family's outings and give recommendations for your Cape Canaveral vacation. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Ace of Hearts Ranch

7400 Bridal Path Lane
Cocoa, Florida 32927

If riding is your style, you'll be delighted with Ace of Hearts Ranch, where "home on the range" comes to life in an ambiance created by wooden rockers, porch swings, yard gliders and wide open spaces. Trails take you over the area's natural terrains—through wildflowers and, when permitted, along the beaches of the National Seashore. Day trips along the Little Econ River are highlighted with horseback rides under a canopy of oak, sweet gum and hickory. Then break for a great lunch. Happy horses are cared for in state-of-the-art stables. You'll find a lot of heart in this ranch!

Andretti Thrill Park

3960 S. Babcock Street
Melbourne, Florida 32901

Got a 4 or 14 year old with an urge to get behind the wheel? This is the place to fulfill their desires without breaking the law! You'll enjoy a trip on the Super Speedway in a two-seater go-cart over a figure-eight track. Then there's the Junior Indy Track for kids who meet size requirements, and Formula One racing—European style—with wide, sweeping uphill turns. But this park is about MORE than cars and racing! There are batting cages, water rides, miniature golf and an indoor arcade to offer something for everyone—especially Andretti fans.

Brevard Zoo

8225 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida 32940

Dedicated to conservation through education and participation, the Brevard Zoo presents distinct habitats representing life as it is in Africa, Madagascar, native Florida and an Australian aviary. This is the only zoo in the country where you can actually kayak on site, paddling alongside an 18-foot-tall giraffe, observing a rhino graze or watching lemurs leap from tree to tree on their very own Lemur Island. A train ride takes you to the aviary or you can visit the petting zoo. There's also the "paws-on" interactive playground of animal study and a magnificent butterfly garden that surrounds you with beauty as scores of butterfly species flutter overhead or flit through the flowering undergrowth.

Kennedy Space Center

State Road 405
Merritt Island, Florida 32899

At the top of everyone's list is at least one day set aside for embarking on "mankind's ultimate journey" at the Kennedy Space Center. If you've ever wanted to suit up, strap in and blast off, you don't want to miss the interactive experience that gives you a true taste of space. Feel what it's like to walk on the moon or ride a rover across the rocky Martian terrain, then carefully guide the Space Shuttle to a smooth landing. And that's just one attraction! You can also lunch with one of America's great astronauts, see a breathtaking IMAX film, or immerse yourself in a stereoscopic 3-D computer animation that takes you on a "Mad Mission to Mars." Three separate tours guide you through the history of NASA to its next shuttle launch. Whether you spend a day or a week, every minute will be filled.

Jungle Adventures

26205 East Highway 50
Christmas, Florida 32709
877-4-A-GATOR (877-424-2867)

One of Florida's oldest all-natural attractions, Jungle Adventures offers a myriad of reasons to spend a few hours at this 20-acre park and wildlife sanctuary. In this protected environment, peacocks and deer will eat right from your hand. You can feed hot dogs to little alligators and even handle the babies. Programs and tours each day give you a chance to experience Florida's wildlife in its natural environment. On a cruise through the swamp you may spot crocodiles, turtles, snakes, monkeys, macaws, skunks, bobcats, panthers, bears and deer—a feast for the eyes.

SeaWorld® Orlando

7007 SeaWorld Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821

This is the only place on earth where you can meet a killer whale named Shamu, ride a floorless roller coaster (the only one of its kind in Orlando), take a coaster joy ride in and out of the water, enjoy the antics of sea lions and otters, walk through an Arctic adventure where penguins enjoy the ice and snow, or experience a shark encounter. And now, you can watch pearl divers retrieve jewels of the sea while you shop along The Waterfront, SeaWorld's newest venue for dining, shopping, entertainment and nightlife. Spend a day or a week. There's more than you ever imagined at Sea World.

Discovery Cove®

6000 Discovery Cove Way
Orlando, FL 32821
Reservations Required
877-4-DISCOVERY (877-434-7268)

Swim with bottlenosed dolphin at this unique tropical hideaway—a separate park across from SeaWorld. Reservations are required and attendance is limited to 1,000 guests a day for maximum enjoyment of the incredible snorkeling, aviaries, waterfalls and sea-life encounters.

Space Coast Nature Tours

5025 Jamaica Road
Cocoa, Florida 32927

There's no better way see the fire, hear the roar and feel the thunder of a shuttle launch than from comfortable seating on a covered boat just eight miles from the launch pad. Enjoy the same comforts as you learn about the region from a 90-minute tour narrated by a naturalist. On your way to uninhabited islands, underwater microphones allow you to eavesdrop on the communication of sea critters. The truly daring can enjoy Flying Boat Adventures! Soar like an osprey over the Indian River lagoon. Certified flight instructors take one guest at a time on an adventure they won't forget!

Universal Studios Florida

6000 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

Go beyond the screen and Ride the Movies®! At this real working film and TV studio, an incredible array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions put you right in your favorite scenes from your favorite movies. Travel through time on Back to the Future, then fly across the stars with ET. From Shrek to Jaws, Terminator to Alien Attack, you'll have one breathless moment after another. Restaurants, shops and entertainment make it all perfect.

Universal's Islands of Adventure®

Cutting edge rides, shows and adventures—designed to pump your adrenaline and challenge your senses—are presented on five separate islands in one legendary park. You'll visit Jurassic Park, the Lost Continent, Toon Lagoon, Suess Landing and Marvel Super Hero Island. Dining and shopping are a part of the fun.

Universal City Walk®

Whatever your heart desires in the way of entertainment and dining is found at this incredible hub of activity. Live jazz? You've found it. Movies? A 20-theatre Cineplex. Rock n Roll? How about the Hard Rock Café? The list goes on. Ready to eat? Emeril's Restaurant Orlando will be happy to serve you as will Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, Latin Quarter, the NASCAR Café, and countless other dining venues. Twixt and 'tween it all are shops galore.

Valiant Air Command Warbird Aviation Museum

6600 Tico Road
Titusville, Florida 32780

This tribute to US aviators and their aircraft is both a venue for air shows and a museum, complete with restored historic military aircraft. Its 30,000 square foot display area accommodates the wing span and tail assembly of all but the largest bombers. An additional 15,000 square feet is devoted to commemorating the valiant warriors who flew and maintained these aircraft.

Wet N' Wild

6200 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819

Wet 'n Wild's world-class signature thrill rides and quality service offer something for fun-lovers of all ages, with over 30 action-packed acres of slides and flumes, surf and sun. It's all yours at the water park that started it all—Wet 'n Wild Orlando.

The Walt Disney World® Resort and Theme Parks

Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
407-WDISNEY (407-934-7639)

Four captivating theme parks and two refreshing water parks are just the tip of the iceberg. Hotels, shopping, boardwalk, nightlife and the Downtown Disney® Area make this Orlando's ultimate vacation destination.

Magic Kingdom® Park

The old and the new blend together as nowhere else on earth at this flagship of Disney parks! Seven lands of fun invite you to "climb" mountains (Space Mountain® Attraction, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Attraction and Splash Mountain® Attraction), meet Buzz Lightyear, Mickey Mouse, Goofy and all the gang. You'll even encounter a host of ghosts that live in The Haunted Mansion. Dining and live entertainment are a part of the incredible fun.


Celebrate the fascinating cultures and extraordinary wonders of the world. At Epcot®, you are surrounded by dazzling shows, interactive experiences and awesome attractions. Spirits soar as you marvel at the power of the human imagination. From Mission: SPACE® to Test Track Attraction, from "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience" to Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, there's one delightful, spine-tingling surprise after another. Dining around World Showcase is world-renowned, and shopping is the equivalent of an international bazaar.

Disney's Hollywood Studios™

This salute to classic Hollywood and the best in popular entertainment puts you center stage—in charge of your own adventure. You'll hit some high notes on the elevator of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ and the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith Attraction. Experience it all—from Broadway-style stage spectaculars and encounters with silver screen legends, to classic TV and amazing scenes behind the scenes. Dining, shopping, and live entertainment enhance your fantastic visit.

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Disney storytelling at its best turns this park into a thrilling mix of attractions, shows, and adventures involving fascinating animals—real and imagined. Embark on a safari to see live giraffes, hippos, elephants, rhinos and lions roaming the savannah, rivers and rocky hills. Raft down turbulent waters. Go back in time to rescue a dinosaur. Imagination and reality blend as never before at this unique park. Dining, shopping, and live entertainment add to your enjoyment.

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park

This state-of-the-art water park is themed like a ski resort caught in global warming. A ski jump has turned into the tallest, fastest water slide in the nation. Chair lifts now carry swimmers to pools of melted snow. Bobsled and toboggan runs are now downhill water slides. Exhilarating fun for the whole family! Snack stands and quick serve restaurants handle the hunger.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Created by a fictional storm passing though Florida, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park has all the earmarks of a storm-ravaged beach. Its three claims to fame are the Humunga Kowabunga, three enclosed, side-by-side speed slides that drop you 214 feet to the water below, a Surf Pool, the world's largest, where the surf is always up, and Shark Reef, where you can actually swim with sharks and other aquatic life. Extreme water slides, sandy beach, and Ketchakiddee Creek for small fry make this a must. Work up an appetite? Snack stands and quick serve restaurants serve just what you need.

Downtown Disney® Area

Spectacular entertainment from La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil®, to movies, live entertainment, jazz, comedy clubs, and nightlife for the most seasoned partiers. Wolfgang Puck® Café, Planet Hollywood®, and Bongo's Cuban Café™ are just a few of the headliners. There's shopping galore at Virgin Megastore and even the largest Disney merchandise shop on the planet!

Disney's Boardwalk Entertainment District

The timeless charm of a 1930s Atlantic coastal village blends with entertaining contemporary attractions. Stroll along the water's edge for the best boardwalk this side of Atlantic City.

To start planning your Cape Canaveral family vacation, make your reservations at Royal Mansions. Book your rental condo online or call 888-724-9325.