The launch of a space vehicle, to me, makes for riveting television. It's an elegant demonstration of our magnificent achievements as a species.
NASA launches can be delayed sometimes for many days, so it's hard to know for sure if you can be around for one. But I would just love to get down to Florida to catch one of the last two flights of the shuttle. It's going to be the last of that kind of spectacle for a long time, and for the shuttle, the end of an era.
Make sure you watch around the 9:00 minute mark. The separation from the external fuel tank is incredible. But you should really just watch the whole thing.