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Guests at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex view the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. (Photo: FLORIDA TODAY FILE PHOTO)

National Geographic Travel this week named Florida’s Space Coast as one of the world’s top five destinations for travelers to consider when planning a family-oriented vacation in 2021 and beyond. It is the only U.S. destination among the five.

The listing is part of the magazine’s “Best of the World 2021” list of 25 top destinations around the globe in five categories —  adventure, culture, family, nature and sustainability — with four to six destinations highlighted in each category. The Space Coast was one of six U.S. destinations to make the list of 25.

It was compiled and written by National Geographic Travel editors-in-chief from around the world, in collaboration with more than 100 National Geographic travel experts.

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