Helpful Information For You Updated 03/30/2012

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  1. snelsonbrown

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    [THIS IS HERE FOR YOU SO THAT YOU WILL HAVE INFORMATION COMING INTO CAPE CANAVERAL AND COCOA BEACH SO THAT YOU WILL FEEL MORE "AT HOME" RATHER THAN COMING INTO A STRANGE PLACE.

    REMEMBER THERE ARE MANY OF US THAT ARE HERE FOR YOU AND READY TO HELP ANYWAY WE CAN.


    THIS IS DEDICATED TO PETER WERNER, JOHN MAGI AND THEIR STAFF FOR WITHOUT THEM, THIS WOULDN'T BE WHAT IT HAS BECOME -

    AND EXTRA BIG THANKS TO ALL OF THOSE THAT HAVE HELPED MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO PUT TOGETHER. - YOU ALL ARE THE BEST:-)

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD; ANDY AKA AS VERANDAMAN THAT HELPS SO MANY BEHIND THE SCENES AND D.A.I.D. (Disney Angel in Disguise) WHO BRINGS SO MANY SMILES AND MEMORIES ALSO ALL THE STAFF OF DCL THAT MAKES IT REALLY ALL DISNEY DREAM

    MOST OF ALL, REMEMBER TO PATRONIZE THOSE WHO BELIEVED IN THOSE THAT BEGAN THIS BOARD WITH THEIR ADVERTISMENTS. THEY DESERVE OUR SUPPORT.

    HELFUL INFORMATION FOR YOU

    THOSE WITH A HEAVY FOOT ETC

    BE ADVISED THAT TICKETS FOR DRIVING VIOLATIONS HERE IN BREVARD COUNTY HAVE NOW GONE UP ANOTHER $25.00 SO THAT WILL MAKE IT WELL OVER $200.00 IF YOU GET STOPPED AND THEY ARE OUT THERE ON MOTORCYLCES, UNMARKED CARS ETC.
    DO YOURSELF AND SOMEONE ELSE A FAVOR --DRIVE SAFE


    05/29/2009 - YOU CAN NOW BE STOPPED FOR NOT WEARING YOUR SEAT BELT AND THERE IS NO EXCUSE YET FOUND TO KEEP FROM GETTING TICKETED FOR THIS VIOLATION.06/29/2010

    TRAFFIC LIGHTS HAVE NOW HAD CAMERAS INSTALLED TO CATCH DRIVERS THAT RUN RED LIGHTS OR COMMIT OTHER INFRACTIONS. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED A FINE STARTING AT $150.00.ALSO BE AWARE THAT IF YOU ARE IN A RENTAL CAR, THE RENTAL CAR WILL ALSO BILL YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF THE TICKET SINCE THE VEHICLE BELONGS TO THEM - YOU WILL BE LOOKING AT ANOTHER $35.00 ADDED TO THE TICKET PRICE :(

    ALSO MAKE SURE YOU COME TO A COMPLETE START IF TURNING RIGHT OR TICKET TIME...

    FOR NON US CITISENS INFORMATION

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2048291


    FINDING BEST GAS STATION WITH LOWER COST

    http://www.motortrend.com/gas_prices/33/florida/brevard/cape_canaveral/

    INFORMATION ON COST OF GAS ON RENTAL CARS BEING TURNED IN HERE

    OK I need to really bring each and all up to speed if you are returning a car back in here at Cape Canaveral.
    I did some checking today and if you do NOT fill your gas tank before turning it in, you will be charged $6.99 a gal so save yourself a little bit of monies by stopping at one of the gas stations before you turn it back in.
    Just food for thought or should I say just gas for thought ;-)


    IF YOU HAVE A CONSUMER'S COMPLAINT


    http://www.800helpfla.com/complnt.html

    INTERNET BILLBOARDS BANNERS FOR POINT OF INTEREST AT OUR SPACE COAST

    This is a new web site to locate key points of interest here at the Space Coast - check it out
    VERY INTERESTING!!!

    http://www.visitcocoabeach.com

    http://www.legendarycocoabeach.com/

    www.melbournebeachnow.com/[/COLOR][/U]


    CODED MAP OF PLACES

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1753248

    TOLL CALCULATIONS FOR THE BEACHLINE FROM ORLANDO OR OTHER AREAS TO THE PORT

    http://www.floridasturnpike.com/

    FOR TOLL CALCULATION

    https://www.sunpass.com/tollCalculator

    TRAVELERS TO ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (OIA)

    Exit to Orlando airport off the Beachline has changed. Those traveling from the east coast on the Beachline will find the new exit about 1/4 of a mile BEFORE the old exit. The old exit is closed. You no longer go under the bridge and exit to the Orlando Airport. You exit along with the SR 436 Rd exit and bear to left to go to airport. Be sure to pay attention to the new exit signs.

    AIRPORTS CLOSEST TO PORT CANAVERAL

    http://www.orlandoairports.net/

    http://www.mlbair.com/

    ]DIRECTIONS TO PORT CANAVERAL[/U][/B]

    http://www.portcanaveral.com/directions.php

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    PORT CANAVERAL WEBSITE

    http://www.portcanaveral.com/

    Includes info on the cruise terminals, restaurants, transportation and local places of interest [/B]

    LOCAL CAM INFORMATION:

    http://www.portcanaveral.com/webcam.php

    You can watch your favorite ships after they have passed the Jetty Park channel (takes about 15 or 30 mins to see ships after they have left the channel)http://www.twopalms.com/

    Tourism Sites:

    http://www.visitflorida.com/Cape_Canaveral

    http://www.cocoabeach.com[/COLOR][/U][/B]

    IMPORTANT TRAFFIC INFORMATION

    http://www.fl511.com/Map.aspx

    http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/traffic/crs_h407.htm

    http://www.speedtrap.org/city/1799/Cape Canaveral

    (this is just for those with a heavy foot)

    NASA LAUNCHS INFORMATION AND THEN SOME

    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html
    http://spacelaunchinfo.com/faq.html/#park
    http://www.sworld.com.au/steven/space/shuttle/guide.txt

    [IMPORTANT WEATHER INFORMATION

    weather in CC
    http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/cape-canaveral-fl/32920/weather-forecast/2230906

    Weather in St. Thomas
    http://www.vinow.com/usvi/weather.php

    http://www.weather.bm/ (Bermuda)

    CONCERNED ABOUT HURRICANES? HERE'S THE PLACE TO CHECK IT OUT

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml?

    http://orlando.justweather.com/

    Closest Hotels to Port Canaveral [/COLOR][/U][/B][/SIZE]

    All below 3 Cape Canaveral hotels are about 2 miles from the port and offer rooms with a view of the port, where you will be able to see the cruise ships in the morning. Be sure and sign up for the port shuttles. None of these 3 hotels are on the beach nor is it within walking distance of the beach (5 min cab ride). If you want the beach close, look for a hotel in Cocoa Beach beachfront hotels are posted further down.

    RADISSON HOTEL

    Beginning July 9 2007 Radisson will officially offer free transportation for guests on weekends and other selected times the Area will be the Port, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach and Kennedy Space Center (KSC by reservation only)
    Free cruise parking with an overnight stay
    Breakfast buffet for $9.95, some higher rates include breakfast
    Radisson webcam (points to the port):

    ROOM INFORMATION PER REQUEST
    None of the rooms will give you an ocean view since they are several blocks from the ocean. The standard rooms are only 2 stories. The suite buildings are 3 stories. For standard rooms and either the 200 or 400 building for suites. The 200 building is closer to the pool although the pool area may get quite noisy so if you want a quiet area request courtyard views. The most favorite rooms are in the 800 building 2nd floor facing the pool. Be aware that most of the pool side rooms are king rooms. There are just a few rooms with 2 beds facing the pool.
    Due to the construction of high rise condos, there are very few rooms that will give you small views of the ships unfortunately none have a wide open view of the port any more.


    UPDATE MESSAGE FROM JOE P. GENERAL MANAGER


    Shirley
    I want to update you on what the Radisson Resort at the Port is doing effective May 1 2011. Because of new charges (from the Canaveral Port Authority) for commercial passenger vehicles entering the cruise terminals and continued raising operating costs, Radisson will no longer be offering free shuttle and parking to all guests. Free shuttle and parking will still be available as part of our Park and Cruise packages. For guests that choose another rate, there will an option (at a charge) to add parking and shuttle once they arrive at the Resort. Any reservations that have been made prior to May 1, 2011 will be given free parking and shuttle to the Port per our current marketing message regardless of arrival date.
    Also

    Beginning Monday April 18, 2011 the Radisson will be selling non hotel guest parking and shuttle to the Port. The cost of this will be $6.99 Daily. We believe this will be a great alternative to the Ports charge of $15 per day, for the folks that live locally and are cruising.

    JOE PANACKIA
    GENERAL MANAGER
    RADISSON RESORT AT THE PORT
    DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - BAUGHER HOSPITALITY GROUP
    PH 321.868.6560
    FX 321.868.0064
    Jpanackia@Radissonport.com
    http://www.radisson.com/capecanaveralfl

    BE AWARE THAT THE RADISSON IS A NON SMOKING HOTEL AND NO LONGER HAVE SMOKING ALLOWED ROOMS. THERE WILL BE COMFORTABLE AREAS FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SMOKE

    Country Inn and Suites

    Website: http://www.countryinns.com/capecanaveralfl

    The great thing offered is a free continental breakfast that includes hot continental breakfast with sausage, bacon, eggs, waffles, cereal, juice, milk and coffee etc.
    The hotel offers a wonderful Park and Cruise package that includes parking and transportation to and from the hotel and port. It's a great deal for any cruise guest and we are thisclose to the port.

    The GM at the CI&S is Sean Esposito and can be reached at this email address if you have any questions, complements or anything else, Mr. Esposito is a super person to work with in fact very nice person and very commadating with his guest.

    sean.esposito@countryinns.com

    Sean Esposito
    General Manager
    Country Inn and Suites Cape Canaveral
    9009 Astronaut Blvd
    Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920
    Phone 321.784.8500
    Fax 321.784.8544
    Email: sean.esposito@countryinns.com

    PS: DON'T FORGET TO TIP YOUR SHUTTLE DRIVERS FOR THIS
    IS PART OF THEIR INCOME:

    Website: http://www.countryinns.com/capecanaveralfl[/COLOR][/U][/B]

    Marriott Residence Inn

    Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mlbri

    Free cruise parking with an overnight stay
    Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet and nightly social hour is on Monday and Wednesday.
    Light dinner, beer and wine. (The complimentary light dinners are hors d'oeuvres except for Wednesday and then it is manager's cookout with hot dogs and hamburger)
    The GM is Sarah.OShea@marriott.com (she is another super duper GM and very easy to speak with). You can email her if you have any questions, compliments or anything else.

    Other Hotels that have been recommended on forum:
    Most other hotels will let you leave your car but call and double check. For instance, Wakulla Suites will not let you leave your car.

    WEBSITES AND INFORMATION ON OTHER HOTELS HERE!

    4 Points Sheraton
    http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpo...ropertyID=1515

    This is where they have a 5600 gal aquarium in the restaurant area and a neat place to eat and just sit there and watch these fish. Nemo and Dory are there also along with a huge eel that likes to be petted like a dog. Will allow the feeders to scratch him until they have to finally quit as he lays there while asking for more.
    This hotel is sister to the Radisson and you will be allowed to use the facilities at the Radisson if so wish.
    Adam Bonnett is the GM if you have any questions, complements or anything else you want to discuss with him
    Abonnett@CocoaBeachSurf.com

    Courtyard by Marriott

    At the Courtyard Marriott Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral hotel its easy to find your place in the sun - a towel on the beach or a chair by the pool - and soak up the warmth, ambiance, sights and sounds of this amazing destination. This hotel features our new lobby with inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax in, including a tiki bar, poolside lounge, mineral pool and Jacuzzi, room service and a full service restaurant with Starbucks coffee. Our friendly, professional staff members know they are a key part of your vacation experience and you'll always find them pleasant and responsive to your needs. The Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral is a convenient beachside hotel with easy access to Port Canaveral cruises, local restaurants, shopping, and local attractions such as Ron Jon's Surf Shop, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the Brevard Zoo.
    Snooze & Cruise Package Available
    Package includes complimentary parking while you cruise. Transfers to and from the Port are also included for 2 people in the room. (Transfers for additional guest can be arranged)

    For more information please email us at: info@courtyardcb.com
    Assistant General Manager, Ebru Tufekci, will also be happy to help you with any questions you may have. You may reach her at (321) 784-4800 x 631 or ebru.tufekci@marriott.com

    THE RESORT ON COCOA BEACH
    http://theresortoncocoabeach.com/AroundTheResort.htm
    Front desk manager is Carol
    General Manager is Sandi Thompson
    email address is: [B][I][I][U][COLOR="Red"]theresortoncocoa@aol.com[/COLOR][/U][/I][/I][/B]
    This is beautiful well kept resort, right on the beach and a time-sharing place.

    DOUBLETREE HOTEL
    http://www.cocoabeachdoubletree.com/


    The GM is Kristy Galzerno if you have any questions or problems beautiful property and thisclose to the beach. Nice tiki bar on the beach and a good place to watch the turtle between May and September. They are across from a small shopping mall that has a Publix, Dollar store, etc.

    Days Inn

    http://www.daysinncocoabeach.com/

    If you have any questions, comments or complements, you can write Linda at [B][U][COLOR="Red"]idr@5500northcorp.com[/COLOR][/U][/B]. Very nice staff to work with and they really go out their way to please their customers.

    The Days Inn Cocoa Beach is located one short block from the beach
    and just three miles from the cruise terminals&
    Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast&.

    Cruise Packages include two roundtrip transfers to the cruise terminal and complimentary parking during your cruise&

    Steps away from the Famous Cocoa Beach Pier as well as many dining options including a grocery store across the street...
    Prices begin at $79.00
    For Reservations call 321-784-2550 ext. 0

    The GM IS BRETT DARLINGTON AND A GREAT PERSON TO WORK WITH BESIDES LINDA;)

    Hampton Inn
    Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral provides an environment that's both relaxing and peaceful. Most rooms offer breathtaking views from their private balcony and a hot breakfast is on the house every morning! Your room is equipped with a refrigerator and microwave, coffee maker, iron, free high speed internet, and the new 'Hilton Cloud Nine' bed line. Nestled in the heart of Cocoa Beach, Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral is a convenient beachside hotel with easy access to Port Canaveral cruises, local restaurants, shopping, and local attractions such as Ron Jon's Surf Shop, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the Brevard Zoo. Hampton Inn is the first Hampton in the state of Florida to be Green Lodging Certified.
    Snooze & Cruise Package Available
    Package includes a FREE hot breakfast every morning and complimentary parking while you cruise. Transfers to and from the Port are also included for 2 people in the room. (Transfers for additional guest can be arranged)

    For more information please email us at: info@hamptoncb.com
    Our Assistant General Manager, Margie Ferrentino, will also be happy to help you with any questions you may have. You may reach her at (321) 799-4099 x 4002 or margie@hamptoncb.com.

    LA QUINTA

    La Quinta now offers free upscale Continental breakfast buffet which includes waffles, eggs, sausages, bacon, muffins and fruits and this is included with your room. They also offer free wireless high speed internet, microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms and large outdoor heated pool.
    They offer shuttle service for $4.00 per person one way and they also have Park and Cruise package and Fly, Snooze & Cruise package which includes the shuttle service also
    You can contact Judy Hutcherson at 321-783-2252 Ext. 603 or you can email her at lq0622dos@laquinta.com IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COMPLEMENTS OR ANTHING ELSE YOU MAY WANT TO DISCUSS WITH HER.

    Comfort Inn & Suites

    http://comfortinncocoabeach.com/

    The GM is Dave Nimmo and another nice person. This place always reminds me of something I would see overseas with its big clock on top of a tower. They are thisclose to Ron Jons and the Surf Shop of Cocoa Beach.

    http://www.smartertravel.com/discoun....html?id=16348

    Wakulla Suites
    http://www.wakullasuites.com/

    Wakulla Suites
    www.wakullasuites.com

    1-800-992-5852 (local) 321-783-2230 (fax) 321-783-0980
    direct email: thewakulla@aol.com

    Wakulla Suites has been a family owned hotel for 40 years. Our atmosphere is and has always been family friendly. We are well located in Cocoa Beach only blocks from the famous Ron Jon's Surf Shop (largest surf shop in the world) and Cocoa Beach Surf Company. With plenty of shopping, restaurants and grocery stores all within walking distance. Our hotel spans from A1A (the main road in Cocoa Beach) to the Atlantic Ocean with direct beach access. Our hotel largest section overlooks our tropical gardens, something we are known for, we have over 100 different plants and trees from over 25 different countries.

    Wakulla Suites is an all suites hotel, with units that are over 800 square feet. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen with dinner and cookware, a breakfast nook and full sized living room. There is one bathroom and two separate bedrooms, the first bedroom has a king sized bed and the secondary bedroom has both a double and single (with walk in closets). Maximum to a suites is 5 people (we do have one unit that is a three bedroom and can sleep 6 for larger families). We also have 2 suites that are wheelchair accessible. I have listed the suites types (location) in order of rate starting with our Standard suites "Best Value" and ending with our Beach side suites "ocean front building".

    Standard Suites - these suites are located at the West end of our hotel and are street side facing A1A

    Courtyard Suites - these suites face inward overlooking our beautiful tropical gardens (garden view) these suites are more centrally located and are just a short walk to either the pool or the beach. The courtyard suites are also where you'll find the majority of gas grills for our guests to enjoy.

    Poolside Suites - these suites also face inward but overlooking our large swimming pool (pool view)

    Beach side Suites - these suites are located in our ocean front building, but note that we call them non-ocean view since the windows face North & South. These suites are just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and are therefore at the East end of our hotel.

    Parking is free at our hotel, but it limited, so each suite is issued one parking pass, additional vehicles need to park in visitors spaces which are limited and are on a first come basis. Due to the limited parking we can not offer year round park and cruise for our guests, so there are black out times such as March- Mid April, June-Mid August and holidays. We do offer free parking for park & cruise guests whenever possible, for availability simply call our front desk. Our hotel does not have it's own transportation but we can recommend several local companies that are licensed/insured and competitive in rates for both Airport to Hotel as well as Hotel to Cruise Terminal.

    Hotel amenities: Our tropical styled hotel offers many great amenities such as our large heated pool and children's wading pool, direct beach access (our property spans all the way to the Alt antic Ocean). We have gas BBQ grills throughout the courtyard, game room, shuffle board courts and beach volley ball. There is a business center in our lobby and free wireless throughout the entire property. We have a beach rental company available for beach chairs, umbrella, surf boards and more. We have cribs (pack & plays) and highchairs available per request. There are also two areas of coin operated guest laundry facilities. We have courtyard areas as well as our ocean deck that can be rented for weddings, reunions and other events. And we do have boardroom that can also be rented for small meetings and functions, it's seats up 24-35 people depending on the set up type.

    We offer discounts for 3A, AARP, Military and Police/Fire/Emergency. We also offer group rates based on availability.

    My name is Ruby Daniel and I'm the Hotel Manager, I'm available for any questions you may have and for site inspections.

    Ruby Daniel
    Hotel Manager
    Wakulla Suites
    Cocoa Beach, FL
    1-800-992-5852
    1-321-783-2230
    1-321-783-0980 Fax
    www.wakullasuites.com
    .
    INTERNATIONAL PALMS RESORT (the old Holiday Inn)

    www.internationalpalms.com/

    Suites with balconies are located on the 3rd floor and then 1st & 2nd floor have standard rooms with ocean view (no balconies) ASK FOR PARK, SLEEP AND CRUISE PACKAGE - CALL 1-321-783-2271 FOR RESERVATIONS
    GM Leslie Jordan ( if there are questions or comments ) Their web site will give more information

    IMPORTANT PLEASE TAKE A NOTE OF THIS

    Turtle nesting season is from May 1 to October 31 and this is a great place to watch them from BUT PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE TURTLES. ITS AGAINST THE LAW AS WELL AND YOU WILL BE FINED/ARRESTED Just about all the hotels will experience the turtle nesting and you can ask about it when you check in.
    Here is information on turtles in case you are interested
    http://www.seefloridaonline.com/turtles/

    Ocean Landings

    http://www.oceanlandings.com/

    This hotel is very nice, quiet and thisclose to the Atlantic Ocean - It has a great staff and the best part is that they have 10 rooms that face the ocean and sleeps up to 6 people - these are 2 bedrooms. Now this is
    a non smoking resort, but you can smoke out in your balcony or anywhere outside.
    The GM is Rodney Ressler who is quite a gentleman and was more than happy to share anything I wanted to know about the resort and if anyone has any problems or questions, this is the person you should ask for or his awesome assistant Blanche Morrison.
    Their website is being refreshed and updated, but this is the one that is being used at this time.
    The best part is that you have an awesome restaurant right on the property called Gregory's (look below under restaurants)

    If you have any questions, email Blanche at

    bmorrison@oceanlandings.com


    RON JON RESORT


    http://ronjonresort.com/

    This place is located more or less in a residential area, but the Jetty Park is right next door and the hotel does offer a trolley to the beach.
    Very tropical looking and a great staff to work with. They now offer an information computer to find places to go, places to see etc for their guest. They offer shuttle service to the beach and have a great pool with a huge slide
    .
    FAWLTY TOWERS COCOA BEACH

    Fawlty Towers has the perfect location. Literally 4 doors down from the
    beach. Just a 90 second walk and no major road to cross. Tropical
    tranquil and yes truly affordable. It has a lush tropical garden,
    swimming pool and its own authentic Tiki bar, featuring European beers
    and cider. A unique oasis created with modern comforts and old Florida
    charm.
    Ron Jons is located next door world famous Surf Shop. Dinosaur Museum is
    a great place to visit, restaurants and fine stores are all within a 2
    minute walk.
    If taking a cruise, we have a shuttle packages available including room
    transportation to and from the Orlando Airport and to the cruise ships
    at affordable rates. We also offer FREE PARKING with an overnight stay.
    Check out our website or give us a call.

    http://www.fawltytowersresort.com/

    Phone number is 1-800- 887-3870 and you can ask for Terrie

    UPDATE: AS OF MAY 01, 2012, the Fawlty Tower will be our first hotel here that will offer
    clothing option. My advise is to please call first for full details for I did not want to post their new update as it was sent to me.
    Thank you

    BEST WESTERN HOTEL


    http://www.bestwesterncocoabeach.com/

    BW is another of my favorite places. They are close to just about everything including the Cocoa Beach Pier and if you have any questions, you can drop a note to Linda and she will be more than happy to answer any questions her email address is
    LDR@5500northcorp.com
    The Best Western is the closest Oceanfront Hotel to Port Canaveral&
    Enjoy 250 feet of beautiful sandy beach&
    Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast&
    Cruise Packages include two roundtrip transfers to the cruise terminal and complimentary parking during your cruise&
    We also offer upgrades for a One Bedroom Suite or a Direct Oceanfront room,
    All with private balconies&

    Prices begin at $89.00
    For Reservations call 321-783-7621 ext. 366 or 377

    The new/old GM that is a great person to go to if you have any questions or comments.
    His name is Brett Darlington and he can be reached at the Best Western. He is also the GM for the sister hotel Days Inn.

    LUNA SEA MOTEL

    http://www.motel6.com/reservations/m...x?searchtype=C
    The GM is Lee Moore if you have questions or comments, please contact her.

    The La Quinta Inn & Suites

    Located at #1 Hendry Avenue, Cocoa Beach
    La Quinta is located right next door to the Cocoa Beach Pier and shopping etc. Phone number is 321-784-3126

    Located DIRECTLY on Cocoa Beach next to the historic Cocoa Beach Pier, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Oceanfront offers superior rooms, comfort, and convenience. Every spacious room features a private balcony with a spectacular ocean view, along with popular amenities including mini-refrigerator, microwave, 32 inch flat panel TV, wood floors and much more.
    Enjoy our sandy beach, heated outdoor pool, refreshing ocean breeze, the tropical waterfall garden and our poolside bar. We are ideally located directly Oceanfront, in the center of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral we truly look forward to seeing you. After all, we are here to make your stay exceptional.


    CHEAT SHEET FOR THE ABOVE ROOMS
    Comp parking, but pay for shuttle:
    Doubletree Oceanfront Cocoa Beach 321-783-9222
    Ramada Inn & Suites Kennedy Space Center 321-269-5510
    Residence Inn Cape Canaveral 321-323-1100
    www.courtyardcocoabeach.com

    Parking & Shuttle:

    www.radisson.com/capecanaveralfl
    www.bestwesterncocoabeach.com (shuttle is comp for two only)-The shuttle is comp. only if no discounts of any kind are used and same thing goes for Days Inn. Call the hotel directly if any questions
    www.daysinncocoabeach.com (shuttle is comp for two only)

    Parking, shuttle & breakfast:

    www.clarionspacecoast.com
    www.qualitysuitescocoabeach.com
    www.comfortinncocoabeach.com

    Parking & breakfast (pay for shuttle)

    www.hamptoninncocoabeach.com
    EconoLodge Space Center 321-632-4561

    I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT I DID ASK FOR THE HILTON AND INN OF COCOA BEACH TO BE ADDED TO THIS LIST AND BOTH DECLINED SO YOU WILL HAVE TO CALL THEM DIRECTLY FOR ANY INFORMATION

    Port Canaveral Parking

    Parking at the port is $15.00 a day (thats per 24 hours) or $105..00 a week paid up front, cash or credit card. There are no other payment plans.
    There are no other parking options available in or around Cape Canaveral except for parking at your hotel if allowed.
    There is a six-level parking garage for Cruise terminal 10, all other options are open-air parking.

    Which ships use terminal 10? Go here:

    http://www.portcanaveral.org/cruising/terminals.php
    http://portcanaveral.net/cruising/parking.php

    Traveling to and from Orlando (MCO) airport and to the port

    When you exit the airport you will merge onto the Highway 528 (also called Beachline 528) and travel about 45 miles to Cape Canaveral. There is one toll to pay which is $1.25. There are no restaurants along the way until the highway ends and becomes a 4-lane surface street. Travel time: 45 mins.
    Look here for a huge list of transportation options:

    http://www.portcanaveral.org/cruisin...dtransport.php

    CAR RENTAL CODES INFORMATION

    http://www.rentalcodes.com/

    DO NOT USE AVIS EMPLOYEE'S CODE

    Car Rental

    All agree that the cheapest option is to rent a car one-way from the airport, drive to the port, drop luggage/family off at port, drop rental car off and take rental car shuttle back to the port. Repeat in reverse for your post-cruise trip back to the airport. Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Avis & Enterprise, all have drop off locations and free round trip shuttles very close to the port (companies are listed in order of closeness to the port). These four places are open on Sundays and their port shuttles start early in the morning until the afternoon.

    Look here for car rental coupons and discount codes:

    http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=558119

    ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL

    Located in Cape Canaveral
    Address is: 6211 North Atlantic Avenue, Cape Canaveral 32920
    Phone number is 321-866-0324
    fax number is 321-866-0329
    http://www.enterprise.com/
    They have 4 shuttles to and from the port
    -Sunday open from 7AM to 4PM
    Monday through Wednesday and Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Thursday from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Saturday from 7:30 AM to 4 PM
    they are opened 7 days a week.
    There is a drop box outside the door
    If you need to contact them with questions or comments, please email
    Derek.j.ponto@erac.com

    PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE OFF THIS BOARD OK?

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    Available Enterprise Coupons and Enterprise Promotion Codes:
    10% off standard weekly rates Enterprise Coupon ALSTENW (Coupon does not work at Airport Locations)
    Free Double Upgrade at Neighborhood locations Enterprise Coupon ETC8DUP which will get you only to a full size car.
    Get a free upgrade on your next rental at Enterprise.com

    AVIS CAR RENTAL

    Located at 6650 North Atlantic Avenue
    Cape Canaveral, fl 32920
    321-783-3643
    www.aviscapecanaveral.com
    Their email is now working so you can email Avis with any questions or comments.

    THRIFTY & DOLLAR CAR RENTAL

    6799 NORTH ATLANTIC AVENUE
    CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA 32920
    321-783-2600

    Website: www.dollar.com/
    www.thrifty.com/

    BUDGET CAR RENTAL (sister to Avis Car rental)

    8401 ASTRONAUT BLVD (AKA AS A-1-A)
    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
    321-784-0634
    GM is Pat Chambers

    HERTZ CAR RENTAL

    8960 ASTRONAUT BLVD
    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
    321-783-7771

    NATIONAL CAR RENTAL IN NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN COCOA BEACH OR CAPE CANAVERAL. THE CLOSEST PLACE IS AT THE AIRPORT IN MELBOURNE, FLA

    LOCAL TROLLEY/BUS INFORMATION

    http://routefinder.ridescat.com

    (NEAT WAY TO GET AROUND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TRANSPORTATION)

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW:

    WHEN YOU USE A SHUTTLE SERVICE AND UNLESS IT IS BOOKED PRIVATELY WHICH IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE
    REGULAR FEE, YOU DO NOT DIRECTLY GO FROM THE CRUISE SHIP OR AREA HOTELS BACK TO THE AIRPORT OR VISA VERSA. THE VANS HAVE TO BE FILLED UP AND IF YOU HAVE AN EARLY FLIGHT, YOU COULD RUN INTO A PROBLEM.

    03/31/2011 NEW INFORMATION ON PARKING CLOSE TO THE PORT
    If you would like to save monies, get treated extra special, you can now use Park n Cruise
    located in Merritt Island right off highway 528 AKA the Beachline.
    Leave your car, ride the free shuttle to the port which is minutes away for $6.99 a day
    Go to their website and if you have reservations on line, they offer 10% off cruise parking.
    Let them know you got the information from this board ok?
    You will enjoy the excellent service they offer.
    The managers are Bill Moberg and Tim McGrath
    www.ParkCruise.com

    After car rental, the next recommended alternative to a taxi is a shuttle service.

    COCOA BEACH TAXI AND SHUTTLE SERVICE

    3 Mercury Grand Marquis
    1 Lincoln Town Car
    Service is within 15 Minutes unless we are extremely
    busy (Sundays)
    Lowest Rates in Town.
    (Our Rates always stay the same no matter what time or
    day your services are needed)

    Beach Bound Shuttle
    20 Passenger Bus w/Wheel Chair Lift
    15 Passenger Van
    12 Passenger Van

    Both Cocoa Beach Taxi and Beach Bound Shuttle charge
    $5.00 per person from the area Hotels to the Cruise
    Ships. If the party mentions the Disney or Cruise
    Critic boards I will take a dollar off to bring it
    down to $4.00 Per Person. When round trips are booked
    and they are going to the hotel before there cruise,
    The party will transported to the ship free of charge.
    Customers that book round trips are also offered
    discounted rates for the use of our services, while
    they are in town prior and after there Cruise to help
    save them money while on vacation.

    You are also welcome to check out both of our
    websites. We have recently added some additional packages that
    included the KSC and Theme Parks.

    ** We also have booster and car seats available upon
    request.

    www.cocoabeachtaxiservice.com/


    BEACHLINE TRANSPORTATION


    Shuttles/Coaches
    *12 passenger vans
    *25 passenger mini buses
    *39 passenger w/wheel chair lift
    *49/55 passenger coaches

    Car Service and Limousines
    *Lincoln town car
    *Lincoln navigator
    *10 passenger Lincoln Stretch
    *10 passenger Chrysler 300
    *16 passenger Hummer
    *18 passenger Escalade
    Prices vary by number of passengers.

    A 10% discount is offered if clients mention the Cruise Critic boards
    We serve all Cocoa Beach area hotels
    We serve all Florida airports including Orlando, Melbourne, Sanford, Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale International Airports.
    We offer service to/from most Florida cruise ports.
    Beach Line Transportation
    321-453-9660
    www.beachlinetransportation.net

    Or you can write Glenn personally at info@beachlinetransportation.net

    TRAVELINK SHUTTLES AND BUSES[/B]

    www.travelynx.net

    for more information
    321-631-7796 (for shuttles)
    321-631-7777 (for buses)


    EXECUTIVE VIP LIMOUSINE AND SEDAN SERVICE
    TOWNCAR SERVICE FOR UP TO 3 PERSONS IS $79 FROM ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO PORT CANAVERAL CRUISE SHIPS AND AREA HOTELS. LIMOUSINE SERVICE FOR UP TO 6 PERSONS IS $125.00. NO CHARGE FOR STORE STOP ALONG THE WAY FOR SODA, WATER, SNACKS ETC. ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION TO KENNEDY SPACE CENTER IS $59 FOR UP TO 3 PEOPLE IN A TOWNCAR AND $99 FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE IN A LIMOUSINE.
    WE OFFER EVERYTHING FROM PORT AND AREA HOTELS TO ORLANDO THEME PARKS-NIGHTS ON THE TOWN---- ANY AND ALL OCCASIONS. CONTACT 321-505-0009 OR 321-452-6187. www.EXECUTIVEVIPLIMOUSINE.COM
    OWERS ARE Michael & Marlene (SUPER COUPLE)
    and THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS: viplimo@screenstar.com
    My own thoughts on this couple I have found Michael and Marlene to really care about their guests and go over the edge to please. Very honorable, honest and most of all reliable.
    UPDATE... they now have a stretch limo with a lot of extras including a Karoke machine - holds up to at least 10 to 15 people

    Taxi Service to the port and around the port area:

    One way from the Orlando airport to the port is 100.00 dollars on up. Taking a taxi from your Cocoa Beach / Cape Canaveral hotel to the port will run you around $9.00 to $10.00 10 minutes drive time from anywhere in Cocoa Beach.



    Another great choice for transportation is Hot Rayz Limos....

    Hot Rayz Limo has been serving all of Central Florida and provides residents, corporate clients and visiting travelers with luxurious vehicles and great chauffeurs for over 9 years.

    They are located on U.S.#1 in Melbourne, Florida but do cater to the cruise ships in Port Canaveral.
    They can take you to Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Orlando famous theme/water parks, Brevard famous beaches, Orlando Outlets for shopping and more. They have different sizes of passenger vehicles to travel in style.

    You can visit their website at www.Hotrayzlimos.com/ to get more information and their email is info@hotrayzlimos.com

    They have special Florida cruise line packages for limos and party buses and also offer airboat ride packages with luxury transportation included to and from the ship.

    You can call Bob @ 321-412-2202 also for more info.



    [/B]Tropical Storm
    321-433-3446
    www.tropicalstorm.com

    Space Port Transport
    321-986-8026
    www.spaceporttransport.com

    Yellow Cab
    321-636-1234

    Cape Canaveral Cab
    321-783-8294

    Cocoa Beach Taxi
    321-783-1299
    www.cocoabeachtaxiservice.com
    The motto is "PAY WHAT YOU WANT"
    They even have removed the meter from their cabs
    but please be reasonable with payment for service
    do tip your drivers.

    One-Way Taxi Rates from Cape Canaveral to:

    International Drive $95-120
    Walt Disney World $125.00 up to 4 people (additional 10.00 per person)
    Orlando Airport $80.00 up to 4 people (additional $10.00 per person)
    Space Coast Regional Airport $65-85
    Orlando Sanford International Airport $90-100
    Dayton International Airport $100-110
    Kennedy Space Center one way $45.00 for 4 people - round trip $80.00
    Merritt Square Mall $15.00 for up to 6 people
    AKK Orlando Theme Parks - $125.00 up to 4 people (Additional $10.00)
    Cocoa Village - $20.00 up to 4 people (additional $person $5.00)
    Cocoa Beach Pier $7-10
    Melbourne International Airport $60.00
    Miami $300-400.00

    Restaurants next to Port Canaveral
    Recommended on the forum:

    Fishlips
    http://www.fishlipswaterfront.com/
    You will enjoy this restaurant - great service and food
    They do take reservations
    and as guest you can receive 10% discount if YOU SHOW YOUR HOTEL KEY.
    .
    Grills
    http://www.visitgrills.com/

    They also serve breakfast
    Guest can receive their 10% discount IF YOU SHOW YOUR HOTEL KEY, YOU WILL GET THE DISCOUNT. Out of State Driver's Licenses are no longer acceptable - there isn't even a "local's discount", but at least you will get yours - if you have any problems OR questions, ask to speak to Howard who is the GM also one of the owners is Christian Herrnkind.

    Rustys

    http://www.rustysseafood.com/
    .
    Grills and Rustys dont take reservations but if you call about 1/2 hr before going, they will put your name on the "list".

    Can watch the ships sail out of the port at any of the above. The ships leave the port Saturdays at 4:00 PM, Sundays at 5:00 PM if they are on time. Drive time: 5 mins from the Radisson/Residence Inn/CI&S area.
    For more info on all port-area eateries:
    http://www.portcanaveral.org/recreation/dining.php

    Restaurants in Cocoa Beach and recommended on the forum:

    Cazoni's Pizza
    Free delivery & coupons
    www.cazonispizza.com
    They have sit in service
    phone 321-783-1112
    Ed is the owner of Cazoni's and a very personable person.
    (BEST PIZZA IN CAPE CANAVERAL AND COCOA BEACH)

    Kelsey's Pizzeria
    Located right next door to Radisson
    www.kelseycanaveral.com/

    321-783-9191

    Zackary's Greek Restaurant
    Just past the port before and next door to Racetrac.
    UPDATE... after an number of tries, I can no longer recommend Zackary's
    their food and service has been unacceptable ...as Pete mentioned on
    the dispod after taking his team there for lunch "their food was AWFUL"
    and their service is also very poor.

    Sunset Waterfront Bar & Grill
    Located at 500 West Cocoa Beach Csway (AKA Hwy 520)
    phone number is 321-783-8485
    This is a neat place to go to relax, have a drink, meal and watch the sunset from the patio.
    Cool breeze from the river and just watch the boats go by.
    The GM is Rhoda Milligan

    [Coconuts on the Beach
    Located at 2 Minutemen Csway, Cocoa Beach, Fla
    phone number 321-784-1422
    www.coconutsonthebeach.com
    This is right on the beach and a fun place

    Boston Beef & Seafood

    Boston Beef & Seafood which once was located in Cape Canaveral and hidden away has moved where the Omelet Station was. They are close to Best Western, Days Inn and Publix Shopping Center. Their food is excellent especially the blue crabs. Very casual

    Pig and Whistle English Pub
    Sports bar w/ satellite TV 240 North Orlando Avenue 321-799-0724
    Excellent food and service
    (NEW LOCATION WITH AN AWESOME SPORTS BAR AND VERY ENGLISH)

    Roberto's Little Havana
    26 North Orlando Avenue, Cocoa Beach
    phone number - 321-784-1868
    http://www.robertoslittlehavana.com/

    if you mention that you are off this board, you won't need the coupon for your treat of dessert.

    GREGORY'S RESTAURANT
    www.GregorysOnTheBeach.comOwned by very nice lady named Brigitte
    Brigitte is also owner of Izzy's Bistro located at 6615 N. Atlantic Avenue in Cape Canaveral and the phone number is 321-783-4548. The manager's name is Jutta Rose if you have any questions.

    Izzy's is opened from 4PM to 12PM Tuesday through Saturday. The interior has just been renovated and an atmosphere you would really enjoy plus an extensive wine selection. No reservations needed
    http://www.izzysbistroflorida.com/html/links.html
    The restaurant is located right next door to Sunseed Health food Store.

    Siam Orchid Thai & Japanese Cuisine
    1275 N. Atlantic Avenue,
    Cocoa Beach
    321-783-4545
    EXCELLENT sushi food and beautiful presentation.
    LOVE THEIR FOOD
    IF YOU TELL THEM YOU GOT THE INFO FROM THIS BOARD, YOU WILL RECEIVE A TREAT

    Tokyo Japanese Steak House
    5840 North Atlantic Avenue
    Cocoa Beach, Fla
    321-799-0058

    Florida Seafood
    Located on Highway 520 excellent seafood and they are surrounded with numerous tanks of tropical fish that can be fascinating especially for the kids
    http://www.floridas-seafood.com/

    Murdock's Bistro
    Cocoa Village
    http://www.murdocksbistro.com/

    BRANO'S ITALIAN GRILL
    Excellent Italian food.
    The owner Brano Kunik is also the chef. (BOY HE CAN COOK!!!)

    They are located at 3680 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach
    Phone number is 321-783-6031
    They will cater to cruise meets but call and speak to Erin and she will work with you.
    If you mention this board, you will get a nice treat at no charge.

    Lobster Shanty
    2200 State Road A1A
    Cocoa Beach, Florida
    321-783-1350
    Outdoor dining available and can feed huge catfish.
    www.jackbakerslobstershanty.com (look for Cocoa Beach location)
    This is a super nice seafood restaurant and Riverfront Dining
    http://www.JackBakerslobsterShanty.com/

    Heidelberg Restaurant
    #7 North Orlando Avenue
    Cocoa Beach, Florida
    321-783-6806
    (This was Boot Randolph's favorite place - (excellent German food & Jazz place)

    Thai Paradise
    225 West Cocoa Beach Causeway (AKA HIGHWAY 520)
    Cocoa Beach, Florida 32031
    PHONE 321-783-1687
    great food and presentation

    Old Fish House Restaurant
    249 W. Cocoa Beach Csway (520)
    321-799-9190
    http://oldfishhouserestaurant.com/

    (excellent blue crab meals)

    Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant
    http://www.dixiecrossroads.com/

    Slow & Low Bar-B-Que Bar & Grill
    306 North Orlando Avenue (Still part of A1A)
    Cocoa Beach, Florida
    321-783-6199
    www.slowandlowbarbeque.com

    Red Lobster Restaurant
    215 E. Merritt Island Causeway (AKA Highway 520)
    Merritt Island, Florida
    321-453-3520
    (FOR THE REAL FLORIDA LOBSTER and Bahama Mama's)

    Outback Steakhouse
    777 E. Merritt Island Causeway
    Merritt Island, Fla
    321-454-4450

    Olive Garden
    205 E. Merritt Island Causeway
    Merritt Island, Florida
    321-459-0306

    Longhorn Steakhouse
    770 E. Merritt Island Causeway
    Merritt Island, Florida
    321-456-5559
    (Excellent food)
    LOVE THEIR FOOD --ASK FOR MICHAEL

    Taste of Goa Indian Cuisine
    8501 Astronaut Blvd
    Cape Canaveral, Fla
    321-799-8600

    Sonny's Real Pit BBQ
    2005 North Atlantic Avenue
    Cocoa Beach, Fla
    321-868-1000
    Excellent Bar-b-que food (best in town)
    www.sonny'sbbq.com/

    FOR ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

    The Mango Tree Restaurant
    118 North Atlantic Avenue
    321-799-0513
    www.themangotreerestaurant.com

    Where can I buy gas for my rental car/food /snacks/alcohol /toiletries I forgot to pack?
    About a mile past the entrance to the port (right next door to Residence Inn and Country Inns and Suites) is a big Racetrak mini mart/gas station for beer and probably some wine plus other supplies as water, sodas, snacks etc. Most stores that sell only beer and wine and are allowed to sell between 7 am to 2 am except most places on Sunday dont start until 12PM. Racetrak has a very friendly staff members and have been known to help many number of lost guests find themselves on the right road.
    They also now have beach supplies such as sunglasses, sun lotion etc and working toward getting more supplies on hand.

    Can I walk to the port from my hotel?

    Its about 2 miles from the closest hotel (Raddison or Country Inns and Suites), along a highway with no sidewalk. Not recommended! NO NO NO PLEASE NO!!!!!!!!!

    CHURCHS IN CAPE CANAVERAL AND COCOA BEACH (also in Orlando and Merritt Island)

    Christ Lutheran Church
    7511 N. Atlantic Avenue, CB
    321-783-3303

    http://www.christlutherancapecanaveral.org/

    Church of Our Saviors
    5301 N. Atlantic Avenue CB
    Phone 321-783-4554
    http://oursavioursparish.org/

    Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Merritt Island

    http://www.divinemercychurch.org/

    Queen Mary of the Universe in Orlando, Fla.
    http://www.maryqueenoftheuniverse.org/

    First Baptist Church of Cocoa Beach
    830 South Atlantic Avenue
    321-783-2844

    http://www.brevardbaptistassociation.com/
    [(list of all Baptist church in Brevard County)

    First United Methodist Church
    3300 North Atlantic Avenue CB
    321-783-8991
    http://www.gbgm-umc.org/fumccb-fl/

    Grace Bible Presbyterian Church
    1 Church Lane CC
    321-784-5740
    http://www.brevardchurches.com/presbyterian.asp
    (Directory for Presbyterian Churches in Brevard County)

    Riverside Presbyterian Church
    3400 North Atlantic Avenue CB
    321-783-6085
    http://www.riversidepres.org/

    First Baptist Church of Cape Canaveral
    8711 N. Atlantic Avenue
    321-783-5798

    Club Zion Interdenominational Church
    165 Minutemen Csway CB
    321-799-4340

    Jewish Synagogues
    Chabad Jewish Community Center,
    1190 South A1A, Satelitte Beach - 321-777-2770
    Jewish Federation of Brevard-108-A Barton Avenue, Rockledge, Fla 321-636-1824

    CLOSEST SUPERMARKET AND SHOPPING

    WALMART SUPER CENTER
    2700 CLEARLAKE ROAD
    COCOA, FLORIDA 32922
    321-639-1610 (THIS IS RIGHT OFF HIGHWAY 528, TURN RIGHT ON TO 524, GO TO THE END AND THEN TURN LEFT FOR LESS THAN HALF A MILE - ITS WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT (YOU CAN NOT MISS IT)

    WALMART SUPER CENTER
    1500 EAST MERRITT CAUSEWAY (AKA HWY 520)
    MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA 32953
    321-452-6058

    TARGET
    250 CROCKETT BLVD
    MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA 32952
    321-452-1014 (TARGET REALLY FACES STATE ROAD #3 AKA NORTH COURTENAY PARKWAY - YOU TURN OFF HWY 528 HEADING SOUTH - GO ABOUT 2 MILES AND YOU WILL NOT ONLY A LARGE PUBLIX, BUT TARGET LESS THAN 1/4 MILE FURTHER SOUTH)

    PUBLIX GROCERY MART
    2301 STATE ROAD 524
    COCOA, FLORIDA 32922
    321-636-2583

    PUBLIX SUPER MARKET
    5645 NORTH ATLANTIC AVENUE
    COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA 32931
    321-783-1014

    PUBLIX SUPER MARKET
    1850 NORTH COURTENAY PKWAY
    MERRITT ISLAND, FLA 32953
    321-452-0288

    WHERE IS ABC LOCATED?

    ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
    6020 North Atlantic Ave
    Cape Canaveral, Fla
    321-799-0049

    NEED A DRY CLEANER RIGHT NOW?
    60 Minute Cleaners
    300 W. Cocoa Beach Csway
    Cocoa Beach, Fla
    321-783-2128

    CLOSEST MALL/MOVIE THEATRE TO CAPE CANAVERAL/COCOA BEACH
    www.merrittsquaremall.com 321-452-3270
    http://www.cobbtheatres.com/merritt.htm

    ENJOYMENT OF OUR "VILLAGE" WITH A LITTLE FOR EVERYONE
    http://cocoavillage.com/
    http://www.ulyssesprimesteakhouse.com/
    http://www.margaux.com/ This is a 5* French restaurant and not only world known but has received many awards
    The Black Tulip
    http://www.theblacktulip.net/

    FOR THE COCOA VILLAGE NEWSPAPER FOR MORE INFORMATION AND MAPS
    www.cocoavillage.com/cvnews

    Or write lori@theblackdoggallery.com FOR ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION REGARDING COCOA VILLAGE

    NEED A GREAT DRY CLEANERS/SEAMSTRESS FOR AN EMERGENCY?

    Rosie's Stitch In Time

    8020 North Atlantic Avenue
    Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920
    321-784-8343

    WHERE CAN I GO TO GET STUFF SHIPPED HOME?
    PAKMAIL
    8501 ASTRONAUT BLVD
    Cape Canaveral, Forida 32920
    Phone 321-799-9905
    Fax 321-799-9956

    email address PakMail702@bellsouth.net

    If you DO NOT want to concern yourself with the carrying of ''stuff'' home that you have purchase or too much to take on the plane, you can take it over to their place of business or they will be more than glad to pick it up from Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral and they will ship anywhere and everywhere. They are UPS and FEDEX office.
    Owners are Steve, Bonnie and Amy ---super nice folks to work with and very accommodating to your shipping needs.


    Local Attractions / Place of Interest mentioned on the forum

    The Manatee Park
    Manatee Sanctuary Park located at 701 Thurm Blvd which is off West Central Street - this is located right between Zackarys and Traxx (Zackarys is right next door to the Radisson) - park hours are from 7AM to dark. You can walk to it from the Radisson: 2 long blocks approx 10 mins walking, but you do have a sidewalk and the walk is nice although not shady. There is no cost and it does have a super nice and clean rest room, places to sit out of the sun. Best time for manatees: early morning or just before dusk
    Also every Friday evening, FREE FAMILY MOVIES

    Kennedy Space Center
    http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/
    Tickets: $38 adult/$28 child (ages 3-11). Ticket valid for two days of admission (must be used within 7 days of first use).
    Discount tickets can be had at some hotels (like the Radisson or the Country Inn and Suites) or at ticket brokers (Google for discount Kennedy Space Center tickets).
    You will enjoy this site:
    http://www.texasjim.com/NASApix/NASA pix.htm

    WILDLIFE PARK
    http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/

    MUSEUM

    Tico Warbird Air Museum (Titusville,Fla)
    www.vacwarbirds.org

    ANOTHER GREAT PLACE TO CHECK OUT


    http://spacecoastwatertours.com/default.aspx

    HOW ABOUT ALLIGATORS AND WILDLIFE?

    (Food is great also and no the food isn't you)

    http://www.twisterairboatrides.com/cabbage.htm

    WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT RIPTIDES??
    THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND SHOULD BE READ VERY CAREFULLY


    http://www.paddling.net/guidelines/showArticle.html?145

    Beaches
    :

    Jetty Park -
    397 Jetty Park Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
    Jetty Park is at the beginning or ending of the channel where all the ships go out. There is a $5 per car charge to get in, but well worth it. It has nice bathrooms, showers, place to eat, fish, walk and a super nice beach. It does have shade and camp grounds also. Directions: Take the Beachline (520) from the airport due East. After you pass the cruise ship port get into the left lane and slow when it says to 45mph (police fav. hiding place) the road turns into a city street with a RateTrac store on your right. Look to the left at the big white bldg with the blue roof and turn left between there and McDonalds. Go to the traffic light (2 blocks) and turn left. Go to the traffic light (3 Blocks) and turn right.

    http://www.jettypark.org/

    Cocoa Beach & Pier
    http://www.cocoabeachpier.com/

    Their beach shower is outside, FYI. The Cocoa Beach has 2 restaurants, gift shop, volley ball court and of course the beach and then you have shopping close to the pier. Note: you cannot see the ships from the Cocoa Beach pier.

    Ron Jon's Surf Shop: http://www.ronjons.com/DisplayContent.aspx?ContentID=39
    Cocoa Beach Surf Shophttp://cocoabeachsurf.com/
    Mini-golf and go-carts:

    Traxx at Jungle Village
    Located at 8801 Astronaut Blvd,
    Cape Canaveral phone number 321-783-0595. Traxx has miniature golf, go-carts, laser tag and arcades

    http://www.cocoabeach.com/parks.html
    (Additional information on entertainment for kids)

    Deep-Sea Fishing:

    Miss Cape Canaveral http://www.misscape.com/
    Orlando Princess http://www.orlandoprincess.com/

    Airboat Tours: http://www.airboatecotours.com/ or Adventure 321-636-2091

    Fishing and Diving Center
    6300 North Atlantic Avenue, Cape Canaveral
    Phone number 321-783-3477
    Excellent place for local information one to one on fishing, diving etc. Also a mom and pop owned shop. They also have rental equipments
    Owner Rob Lamontagne
    Brenda @ Fishing and Diving Charters---321-298-3690
    (EXCELLENT FOLKS TO DO BUSINESS WITH)
    Make sure you tell them you are off this board

    EMERGENCY INFORMATION

    Cape Canaveral Hospital
    701 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy (AKA) Hway 520 and phone number is 321-799-7111. The emergency room is located in the back of the hospital on the East side.

    ABC Urgent Walk In Clinic is located at the White Rose Shopping Center 275 West Cocoa Beach on Hwy 520, Cocoa Beach, Fla. They just opened this month of November 2008 - Clean and VERY professional. You need no appointments and their hours are from 9AM to 7PM every day.
    You can speak to Jennifer at 321-799-7777.

    Health First Walk In Clinic is located in Cocoa Beach @105 South Banana River Blvd, Cocoa Beach and phone number is 321-868-8313 - hours are Monday -Friday 8AM to 7:30PM - Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 9am to 1pm - this clinic is located near the South Publix in Cocoa Beach

    Dental Clinic Emergency Service

    Dr. David Boers, DDS

    Island Cosmetic Family Dentistry
    41 North Orlando Avenue
    Cocoa Beach, Florida
    321-799-1090
    http://www.davidboers.com/

    LOCAL FRIENDS OF BILL W.
    http://www.aaspacecoast.org/images/header_02.jpg
    http://www.aaspacecoast.org/WhereWhen.htm

    MOTION SICKNESS INFORMATION:

    http://www.nomoremotionsickness.com/
    http://studenttravel.about.com/od/bo...onsickness.htm
    http://www.motioneaze.com/
    http://www.motionsickness.net/aboutms.html
    http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_motion.htm

    Sheriff's Department
    321-868-1212 (Non emergency)
    Tips hotline--321-432-8477
    Fire Department 321-783-4777
    Library----201 Polk Avenue Cape Canaveral 321-868-1101
    Post office -321-783-3163 (in front of the Radisson)

    EMERGENCY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

    Brevard Medical Equipment (will deliver and pick up all types of medical equipment needed including wheelchairs, Oxygen etc
    to all cruise ships

    119 North Banana River Blvd
    Merritt Island, Fla
    321-453-3370
    http://www.brevardmedicalequip.com/

    another source

    http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=23052

    EMERGENCY AUTO REPAIRS
    Rapid Auto (Lou) honest and fair as the day is long
    171 South Banana River Drive
    Merritt Island, Fl.
    321-459-0924

    IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE OR JUST NEED HELP
    Shirley"s cell 321-508-2246
    Norm's cell 305-797-1206


    Amoco Spaceport Station (Triple A provider)
    8000 Astronaut Blvd
    Cape Canaveral, Fla
    321-784-5228

    EMERGENCY REPLACEMENT CAR KEYS
    Pop-A-Lock
    321-783-1755

    HAIR/NAIL/MAKEUP, NAILS EMERGENCY INFORMATION FOR WOMEN :-)

    Tips and Toes
    Located at 150 Canaveral Plaza (right next door to Winn Dixie) in Cocoa Beach
    Lynn and her staff have excellent experience and they also do beautiful work -
    they have been located there for about 18 years.
    Mon-Sat 9AM to 7PM
    They will give you a treat if you mention this board
    321-799-3003

    DeMarco Hair Salon and Day Spa
    6500 North Atlantic Avenue
    Cape Canaveral, Fla
    321-868-9000

    They have full service and walk-ins are welcomed.
    They have manicures, pedicures, facials, body waxing
    and teeth whitening
    Ella is excellent with her customers - very warm and creative
    Also is an expertise with bridal parties

    CHILDREN ENTERTAINMENT

    For Children entertainment is as follows:

    Brevard Zoo which is located about a 25 min. drive from Cape Canaveral is located at 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fla and website is www.brevardzoo.org phone number is 321-254-9453 opens from 9:30am to 5pm.

    The NEW Dinosaur Store
    Located right on highway 520 and phone number is 321-783-7300.
    http://www.dinosaurstore.com/
    Their new building opened March 20, 2009 and it is beautiful and very interesting. It is a 2 story high museum.
    What a place for kids and adult kids to enjoy. They offer an area for kids to interact with history such as digging for fossils they have so much, I can not describe it all was really pretty awesome when I took my grandkids they didnt want to leave

    Brevard Community College Planetarium
    -1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa. Fla
    321-433-7373
    http://www.brevard.cc.fl.us/planet/

    EVER WONDER WHAT OTHER SHIP WILL BE IN PORT WITH YOU.
    http://www.cruisecal.com/portal/ (no charge to register with this site)
    http://www.cruisett.com/

    INFORMATION ON MAZATLAN, MEXICO (DIRECT FROM THE ISLAND)

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1330088
    INFORMATION ON COSTA MAYA
    http://costamayacruiseexcursions.com/

    INFORMATION ON ST. THOMAS YOU MAY ENJOY KNOWING
    http://www.godfreytoursvi.com/
    http://www.magensbayvi.com/
    http://www.vinow.com/stthomas/beaches_stt/index.php
    http://www.coralworldvi.com/

    Information on coral world as posted on board about $3.00 off coupon
    (Yes, we will accept the coupon. Remind our website manager to update the expiration date.)
    Ok so you want to get some fishing in - here is a link that could help with decisions.

    http://stthomascruiseexcursions.com/FishingStThomas.htm

    INFORMATION ABOUT DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER IN NASSAU
    http://www.dolphinencounters.com/

    INFORMATION ABOUT THE STRAW MARKET IN NASSAU
    http://www.bahamasgo.com/treasures/strawmarket.htm

    KEY WEST INFORMATION:

    http://www.explorekeywesthistory.com/
    http://www.historictours.com/keywest/
    http://www.visitflorida.com/Key_West
    http://www.keysnet.com/
    http://keywest.com/newbigmap.gif
    http://www.keywest.com/graphics/KeyWestsm.jpg
    http://www.keywesttravelguide.com/ke...-coupons.html#
    http://www.keywest.com/
    http://www.keywesttravelguide.com/
    http://www.see-keywest.com/
    http://www.sunsetcelebration.org/history.htm

    Renata Lavenir
    Conch Electric Cars of Key West
    Ph: 305.294.0995
    Fax: 877.718.1232
    Mention this board and you will pay conch rates
    (Conch rates is known as the locals)

    Renata is our safe zone person in Key West. If you find
    yourself with needing information, issues etc. Just give her a call
    and also let her know you are off this board - her email address is
    conchelectriccar@bellsouth.net
     
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    Holey smokes!
    That's awesome. Thanks for posting.
    Can we sticky this? :)
     
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    I know some people have talked about the Brevard Zoo even though it is in Melbourne.
    http://www.brevardzoo.org/

    From its website:
    Address:
    8225 North Wickham Road,
    Melbourne, FL 32940
    Phone:
    321.254.9453
    Open Daily 9:30am to 5pm

    Brevard Zoo is located on Florida’s Space Coast, just ½ mile east of I95, exit 191 in Melbourne
     
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    What a great list. Thanks for putting it together.
     
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    Diz_knee62 Earning My Ears

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    THANK YOU!!!


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  7. twinmommyks

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    Thanks for all the info.:)
     
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    WOW :scared1: This is wonderful. I vote for a sticky, too. :woohoo:
     
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    granmaz Dis Veteran and Old Geezer

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    Thanks for posting all this info! It is brilliant, and great to have all in one place.:thumbsup2
     
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    Great information Shirley!

    I've added a link to this thread in the Misc. section of the FAQ (which is already a sticky). I'm sure than many people will find this info very useful!

    :thumbsup2
     
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    Wow!! Great information. Thanks so much for putting it together.:)
     
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    Awesome list Shirley!! Thanks! :cool1:
     
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    THANKS for the great information Shirley! You are the best!!!
     
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    If anyone can think of other places, other information you would like added to the information list, please let me know. I really believe that all the information gathered above will answer a lot of questions for you. This information was compiled by an number of us to make it easier for you.
    always
    Shirley
    Thanks Mary - you are the best
     
  15. RweTHEREyet

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    Thank you for going back and adding some extra lines in between some of the text. I was just coming to suggest that, hoping I wasn't being too picky. I had already printed this out and will go back and print out the new and improved version. :goodvibes
     
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    snelsonbrown "We are all travelers in the wilderness of this wo Approved Advertiser

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    Thanks for the comeback - I am NOT a computer savey :sad1: so I have been going in adding, changing, taking away etc so thanks again for the comment. I still have a great deal more to add, but like anything else, it will take time.
    Always
    Shirley
     
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    Well, in that case I will wait a while before I print it out again, and I have plenty of time since my cruise is 13 months away at this point. This is great information for a new cruiser, like me, and there is probably information here that I didn't even know that I needed to know. :confused3

    Thank you so very much for the time you have put into this.
     
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    Thanks so much! I was going to fork out $180 for a one way towncar from DisneyWorld to the port but after seeing taxi fares are $95-120 I will save myself some money.....:dance3:
     
  19. Babs417

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    Shirleys NO.1 thanks alot:thumbsup2 :cutie:
     
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    Shirley - You are AWESOME!!! Thanks for taking the time to put this all together.

    Linda
     
  21. snelsonbrown

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    I am just bumping this up so it doesn't get lost
     

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