From LAX, Delta, American, United and Virgin America offer nonstop service to Orlando, Fla.; US Airways and Southwest offer direct service (stop, no change of planes) and Continental and Southwest offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $298.
Kennedy Space Center is about 60 miles from Orlando.
THINGS TO DO
Kennedy Space Center, http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily except Christmas and certain launch days. (The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m.) Tours run about ever 15 minutes. Admission tickets cost $41 for adults and $ 31 for children 3-11 and are good for entrance for two days within a week. The "Lunch With an Astronaut" program costs $22.99 adults and $15.99 for children, plus tax, on top of admission tickets.