We chose Titusville or more specifically a stop in Florida for our next stop on spring break for one main reason to camp with some great friends from Miami. We started our planning for this camping trip back in January of this year and that was already pretty much to late to find any kind of great campsite – so that part was to bad, but camping our our friends completely made up for that and Titusville was a good mid-point for all of us.
We chose to camp at the Titusville / Kennedy Space Center KOA, in Mims, FL for two reasons it was the same distance for both families to drive and it was pretty much the ONLY campground we could find with availability. The staff was very nice at this KOA and our sites (both deluxe back-ins) were nice and somewhat roomy but overall the campground was not the greatest. It could definitly use some overall updating. We never went to the pool and actually drove to a nearby playground instead of using this one. I know KOA is going thru a rebranding process and this one could be (or is) branded as a “Journey” and that would be fine. Easy to get in and out of and fine for a one night stay while driving thru the area. Some other positives about this campground are it’s close to The Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Playlinda Brewing Company and Dixie Crossroads (Restaurant)
We did not go to the Kennedy Space Center since it costs so much $$, but we did go to the next best thing if you’re interested in learning something about the space program and astronauts, we went to the US Space Walk of Fame Foundation & Museum, and were pleasantly surprised with how good this museum was. I don’t know if everyone gets a private tour or most people, depending on how busy it is, just wander around but it wasn’t very busy that day so the lady that checked us in also gave us a tour around the museum and set the kids up with a little scavenger hunt as we walked around and learned about what was there so that was great. It’s definitely a place that had it’s hay day back in the 80’s, but hey there’s nothing wrong with that. 🙂
After the museum we attempted to go to Dixie Crossroads for lunch, which is a major hot spot in Titusville, but the wait was so long and we were hungry so we hopped on Yelp/Trip Advisor and started looking for something else. We found Crackerjacks Seafood and it was great. A small restaurant right on the water with a tiki bar outside the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was good.
The second day of our stay in Titusville we headed over to Merritt Island to go check out the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge which was #1 of 33 things to do in Merritt Island. It was very nice and a great place to take the kids.
After the Wildlife Refuge we headed to Dixie Crossroads for lunch and got right in. Good ole fried seafood.
That pretty much sums up our quick weekend stay down in Titusville, FL we can’t wait for our next camping trip with friends. We all had a blast.
Kennedy Space Center KOA Site #21
Nights Camped: 3
$39.90 (with KOA discount card)