Vero Beach is located on the beautiful Treasure Coast of Florida and offers an idyllic beach lifestyle with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. It was voted the ‘Best small town in Florida’ and one of the ‘100 Best art towns in America’ which sums the area up very well. Boating is popular and takes advantage of the intracoastal waterway here. Further inland, orange and citrus groves abound.
1916 Grant Historical House and Fisherman’s Park - This restored home was moved to Indian River in 1916 and is now open for tours from Tuesday to Friday. The surrounding park is a site for community events. There is a long riverfront boardwalk for strolls, picnics and fishing.
As well as having endless sands and safe bathing, diving and snorkeling are popular and include the 1715 wreck of a Spanish Galleon and several other coral and artificial reefs. Surfing is also popular on the relentless Atlantic rollers.
Some of Florida’s most exclusive golf clubs are just a short drive from your self catering villa in Vero Beach. They include Red Stick, John’s Island, Indian River Club and the public course at Sandridge Golf Club.
Indian River Citrus Museum - Trace the history of citrus growing from the Spanish explorers to the up-to-date processes used today in getting that orange juice on the breakfast table. Archives, equipment and an interesting story make this a guided tour with a difference. It is inside the Heritage Centre at Vero Beach.
Just over 84 miles (134km) from your villa in Vero Beach is the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral. Exhibitions, displays, an IMAX theatre and simulators all show the history of space exploration from this famous launch site. Check the website to see when the next shuttle launch is and plan your visit accordingly.
Most visitors to Vero Beach want to spend time in at least one of the theme parks. Choose from Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Sea World and more, all located in Orlando which is 99 miles (160km) from your villa in Vero Beach. Orlando itself is known for its excellent shopping which can be found in the huge Florida Mall and at the Belz Outlet Mall.
Manatee Observation Centre - Located on Moore’s Creek in downtown Fort Pierce, learn more about these gentle, endangered creatures and see them in their natural environment.
Vero Beach enjoys beautiful sunshine all year round with daytime highs from 21-33C (70-92F). The hottest and wettest months are August and September when it can be humid with short heavy afternoon showers.
Your self catering villa in Vero Beach is 99 miles (160km) from Orlando International airport. There are daily flights to Orlando airport. from all over the USA and international destinations