Get to Know Vero Beach: 7 Unique Things to do in Our Own Backyard

Staying in is nice but going out into the city can make for a relaxing and enjoyable day, too. From shopping at local boutiques to dining at local hot spots, there are plenty of ways you can support and contribute to our local community.

Vero Beach is the ideal coastal destination for anyone seeking a beautiful town full of local charm and tasty flavors. With so many activities, such as swimming, diving, fishing, boating, and exploring gardens and nature trails in our own backyard, how will you spend your staycation weekends?

7 Fun Things to do in Vero Beach

Below are 7 unique things to do in our own backyard to help you get to know Vero Beach, a little bit better.

#1 Florida Cracker Airboat

This Florida Cracker Airboat ride is built and operated in Vero Beach by local Captain Lawrence. Your narrated airboat ride travels across the St. Johns River marshes throughout Indian River County, giving you plenty of opportunity to capture the natural beauty of all the exotic plants and creatures.

#2 Seagrape Trail

Vero Beach is located on a beautiful Florida coastline, and Seagrape Trail is a remote stretch of sand allowing you to soak in its beauty. A few things you’ll enjoy seeing include treasure-salvaging boats, turtle nesting/hatching from May to October, and a beautifully nestled boardwalk to walk along.

#3 Sunset Sails

Another fun idea is to take a sunset sail on The Moonraker with Captain Bruce Jackson at the helm. It’s a 40-foot catamaran that is sure to delight, with a beautiful journey along the “Narrows of Vero,” a section of the Indian River Lagoon where you may see dolphins and manatees.

#4 Vero Beach Museum of Art

With over 880 works of art, including glassworks, paintings, sculptures, drawings and photography, and interactive programs, you’re sure to experience an immersion of culture year-round.

#5 Kayak Through the Lagoons

If you love serenity and nature, you’ll definitely want to kayak through the Indian River Lagoon. This estuary is home to a variety of animals and marine creatures. In fact, it’s home to over 3,000 animal and plant species.

#6 Stroll Through McKee Botanical Garden

Enjoy a stroll through the McKee Botanical Garden, which sits on 18 acres. If the floral beauty isn’t enough, there’s featured waterfalls, ponds, seating areas and community enrichment programs for your enjoyment as well.

#7 Grab a Seat at the Riverside Theater

If you enjoy performing arts, you should get tickets to a Broadway show at the Riverside Theater. Or, swing by for standup comedy or live music. While you’re there, grab a cocktail and bite to eat at their onsite bar and restaurant.

There are plenty of beautiful and exciting places to explore in our backyard. Get to know Vero Beach through its local art programs and venues, nature trails, coastline and dining spots. These are only a sample of what this beautiful, charming town has to offer!