Vero Beach Vacations

An elegant city located along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Vero Beach Vacation offer many golf, water sports and fishing. Peaceful beaches, museums, nature tours and a range of hotels make Vero Beach a terrific vacation destination and an important part of the region known as the Treasure Coast. The city also offers a fine selection of shops – both downtown and in large shopping malls – and delectable cuisine for all budgets. Also found in Vero Beach are museums, art galleries and many parks, some of which offer access to an enticing network of rivers and inlets.  Visit the beautiful beaches of Florida’s East Coast


Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 52°F to 90°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 93°F. The warm season lasts from May 29 to October 2 with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 90°F and low of 74°F.  The cold season lasts from December 7 to February 27 with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 52°F and high of 72°F.


There are two airports close to Vero Beach, Florida.    Of course Vero Beach Municipal Airport is going to be the closest.  Melbourne International Airport is the next closest airport, and is approximately 35 miles from Vero Beach.  To create a fair watch, go to AirFareWatchDog which will alert you when the flights are going down in price.  Also check my airfare tips on how to make sure you are getting the lowest fare.  For finding the lowest fare, go to CheapFlights.  I find them to be the best for flight comparison, and getting the best deal if you are ready to purchase.  Once you have your airfare, make sure you reserve your airport parking ahead of time.  You can Save On Airport Parking and not have the last minute hassle (been there) of trying to get parking reserved.

Vero Beach Municipal Airport

Melbourne International Airport

Car Rental

You deserve an ideal ride to get you around Vero Beach for your beach vacation. See the top sites around town and park in front of the hottest new restaurant in Vero Beach in your Vero Beach car rental.

– Want the Vero Beach breeze through the windows with a convertible?
– Want to power your way through hills and valleys in an SUV?
– Are you looking for a compact car to fit into tiny slots downtown?

Whatever you’re looking for, has it, and they’re ready to make your vacation as effortless and affordable as possible.

Bars & Nightlife

Kilten Mermaid, Vero Beach Florida, Vero Beach Beaches, Vero Beach vacations, Florida BeachesKilted Mermaid

Kilted Mermaid is a neighborhood craft beer and wine bar featuring more than 25 local and global wines by the glass, and 80+ craft and import beers. Kilted Mermaid is a funky, eclectic neighborhood pub with a chill atmosphere. Each of their guests are encouraged to drink outside the box through their focused yet unconventional offerings, with guidance from their incredibly knowledgeable staff.  Their ever changing menus include small production wines and craft beers paired with artisan cheeses, all available in cheese plates and our decadent cheese and chocolate fondues, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads and other small plates enjoyed in a warm, cozy, atmosphere, either inside or on the patio.  For more information call 772-569-5533 or visit the Kilted Mermaid.

Blue Agave, Vero Beach Florida, Vero Beach Beaches, Vero Beach vacations, Florida BeachesBlue Agave

Big fan of Blue Agave!   The décor is great, check out the art work – very fun.  Makes for a festive atmosphere.  Live music on certain nights of the week as well.  Definitely review the specials board each time you go.  They have an amazing tamale (spicy pork) that is delicious.  Happy hour drink specials are a must!  Chips and Salsa are really good!  Yes, you have to pay for them, but it’s worth it.  Nachos and Seafood Quesadilla also score high.  The drinks and house margaritas are fantastic! For more information call 772-217-5837 or visit them on Facebook.

Filthy's Fine Cocktails & Beer, Vero Beach Florida, Vero Beach Beaches, Vero Beach vacations, Florida BeachesFilthy’s Fine Cocktails & Beer

What’s in a name? Great atmosphere, fairly priced drinks & fun loving bar staff is what makes Filthy’s a great destination for your next adventure. With the most unique drinks in the area, daily drink specials and amazing live entertainment, Filthy’s is sure to provide a unique party experience for everyone. Young or young at heart!Take your taste buds on a wild adventure and ask your bartender about their craft cocktail selection.  Love Bloody Mary’s? So do they!  See what all the hype is about and experience the best Bloody Mary in Vero Beach!  For more information call 772-794-9512 or visit Filthy’s Fine Cocktails & Beer.

Cobalt Vero Beach, Vero Beach Florida, Vero Beach Beaches, Vero Beach vacations, Florida BeachesCobalt

The name Cobalt isn’t a tease — from every table, you’ll get views of the bluish-green Atlantic Ocean from this prime spot on Vero Beach, just steps from the sand. Their daring menu reflects the fresh, local ingredients of the Treasure Coast, best enjoyed by the flickering light of their alfresco fire pits. Or see and be scene at their poolside bar, Heaton’s Reef, during Vero Beach’s most sociable happy hour. Please indulge and escape with them!  For more information call 772-469-1060 or visit Cobalt.

Bungalow Bar, Vero Beach Florida, Vero Beach Beaches, Vero Beach vacations, Florida BeachesBungalow Bar

Great vibe with a great staff. Old style New York City vibe that is a block from the beach. Great selection and cool drink specials.   For more information call 772-453-4957 or visit them on Facebook.



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Avanzare Ristorante

Northern Italian main courses often reflect the people’s pride in their unspoiled countryside, and the meat and dairy production that is native to the area. Reflective of this, their menu features the freshest veal, beef and pork available to them. Just like the coast of Florida, seafood and shellfish are very popular on the Tuscan coastline region. Discover the multitude of Italy’s selections from hearty red wines, to sweet and fruity dessert wines and sparkling Spumante (champagne-like) for pairing with a perfect meal. And last but not least, “Dolce” (dessert), there is no better way to finish your meal by Dessert!  For more information call 772-978-9789 or visit Avanzare Ristorante.

Red Onion Eatery

Try the red onion sandwich, which was amazing. Smoked turkey, bacon, gouda, onions, and cream cheese. Arguably one of the best sandwiches. Excellent service, nice beer and wine selection and great sandwiches.   Small and casual but great!  For more information call 772-492-8881 or visit the Red Onion Eatery.

Barefoot Café

They offer a creative, fresh, and healthy menu that allows for you to spend as little or as much time away from the office as you’d like. Take a few moments to browse their menu and look at their weekly specials right here on their website. Whether it’s a salad, a hot wrap, or a bowl of soup – there’s going to be something on their menu that you’ll want to try.  For more information call 772-770-1733 or visit the Barefoot Café.

The Tides

The Tides has been offering Chef Leanne Kelleher’s distinct menu of Floridian and New American cuisine since March of 2000. With influences of both Southern, Latin, Caribbean and classical French, diners are treated to the freshest seafood, locally grown and organically raised vegetables and fruits, and only the finest quality meats to create masterful presentations of both flavor and form. To add to the dining experience, The Tides offers a wine list which has received the  Award of Excellence from The Wine Spectator for 15 consecutive years.  For more information call 772-234-3966 or visit The Tides.

The Crab Stop of Vero Beach

If you love seafood and great service, you have to visit The Crab Stop for the best garlic crabs in town! This humble seafood restaurant is a locally owned and operated business for crab fans and seafood lovers alike. They take tremendous pride in providing great service and the absolute best seafood to the Vero Beach community.  For more information call 772-257-5221 or visit The Crab Stop of Vero Beach.

Things To Do

Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service, Vero Beach Florida, Vero Beach Beaches, Vero Beach vacations, Florida BeachesFlorida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service

Join them for the airboat ride of a lifetime that’s second to no other in Vero Beach or on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Visit the back waters of the St. Johns River with a fourth generation Vero Beach Native with over 35 years of airboat experience. Witness nature’s wonders all around you while gliding over a river of grass in the only real airplane engine powered touring airboat in Vero Beach! It’s not only a thrill but very educational. Capt. Lawrence’s education combined with his life long airboat experience on the St. Johns River makes for a tour that’s world class . Visitor’s of all ages have enjoyed our tours for over 12 years! You’ll see beautiful exotic plants and an abundance of Florida wildlife right before your eyes including alligators an their natural habitat!   For more information call 772-563-0001 or visit Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service.

Shark Bait, Vero Beach Florida, Vero Beach Beaches, Vero Beach vacations, Florida BeachesShark Bait

Shark Bait considers their ocean aquatics services as unsurpassed by any other.  Enjoy SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding), kayaking, snorkeling and boogie boards.  They provide the equipment, instruction, local knowledge and assistance to ensure you have a safe and memorable experience.  For more information call 561-248-5695 or visit Shark Bait.


Round Island Beach Park, Vero Beach Florida, Vero Beach Beaches, Vero Beach vacations, Florida BeachesRound Island Beach Park

Round Island Oceanside Park is located at 2201 South Highway A1A, 7.5 miles south of 17th street and A1A. Round Island Oceanside Park is a new facility with restrooms, paved parking, covered pavilions, easy beach access and a children’s playground. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:10 am – 4:50 pm. The park hours are from sunrise to sunset. ADA beach access. For more information call 772-492-2412 or visit Round Island Beach Park.

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Vero Beach Florida, Vero Beach Beaches, Vero Beach vacations, Florida BeachesPelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Near the Atlantic coastal community of Sebastian, Florida, lays a little island in the Indian River Lagoon, a dot on the map really but with a very large international footprint. This is Pelican Island, and its surrounding 5400+ acres of protected waters and lands, are known as the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge offers excellent wildlife observation and photography opportunities. They offer a bird’s eye view of Pelican Island Proper were you can view the Pelican Island rookery from a distance, as well as other beautiful Indian River Lagoon scenery. A variety of wading birds, shore birds, ducks and occasional raptors, depending on the season, can be seen. Their experienced volunteers also give free wildlife tours November through March by tram to our observation platforms and over our trail system.  For more information call 772-581-5557 or visit Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Top Vero Beach Hotels

Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa

Situated along the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida, this elegant Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa is eco-friendly and home to the full-service White Orchid Spa which offers body treatments, a salon, and massage therapy.  Cabanas, umbrellas, and towels are available on the sun terrace surrounding the heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Guests can hire kayaks to paddle in the Atlantic Ocean from the hotel’s shore or exercise in the fitness center with cardio equipment and weights.  Cobalt Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner made with local ingredients to guests who can dine while enjoying ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Heaton’s Reef is Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa’s outdoor restaurant with a full bar and light fare.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa.

Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa

Situated in the serene beach community of Vero Beach, Florida, this luxury beachfront resort owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan offers guests state-of-the-art amenities and exceptional service in an unforgettable location.  Guests can experience ultimate relaxation and enjoyment at the Costa d’Este Beach Resort. Enjoy the sunshine by the outdoor pool, walk along the hotel’s pristine beaches, or allow the concierge service to arrange the next day’s activities.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa.

Prestige Hotel Vero Beach

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. This beachfront property boasts an outdoor pool and views of the Atlantic Ocean. A free continental grab-and-go breakfast and free WiFi access are offered.  Prestige Hotel includes a garden and sun terrace, perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Laundry facilities and free parking are also offered.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Prestige Hotel Vero Beach.

Comfort Suites Hotel Vero Beach

This Vero Beach hotel is just off I-95 and a 15-minute drive from the Atlantic Ocean. A hot breakfast is served every morning and the hotel features an outdoor pool.  Guests can work out in the fitness center at the Vero Beach Comfort Suites Hotel. For added convenience, there is an on-site sundry shop and a business center.   Exceeds expectations! Travelers who stayed at this property said it exceeded their expectations.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Comfort Suites Hotel Vero Beach.

The Caribbean Court Boutique Hotel

Located just a 3-minute walk from the shores of Vero Beach, the Caribbean Court Boutique Hotel provides guests with a daily continental breakfast. A heated outdoor pool is also available on the property.  On-site dining is available at the Maison Martinique, which serves French Cuisine. The Havana Nights Piano Bar is also on the property, offering live entertainment and a unique Tapas menu. The Cup serves coffee and tea.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit The Caribbean Court Boutique Hotel.


  1. Arina

    Oh wow, I’m sure I’m gonna come back here if I will plan to travell somewhere. Very helpful and detailed information.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Arina and I am glad you enjoyed reading about Vero Beach 🙂

  2. Angelic

    Wow what a detailed description! And well written! If you have not been there yet, like me:) you really want to make sure you go now, immediately! It all looks very attractive and certainly how you describe what to do! Totally awesome! I love your site it’s one of my favorites now when I want to travel to the US once I check out on your site! Thank you very much for this very good article.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome! I am glad you enjoyed reading about Vero Beach, which is an awesome Florida beach. Let me know if you need any more information!

  3. Jed

    Hello Leahrae, Wow you really know this place. Your detailed description helped me understand what I can expect from my vacation to Vero beach. It really generated curiosity for this place and I would love to visit it. Thank you for the discount codes, directions, places to visit and for all the detailed description of this excellent place for vacation.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Jed. Just let me know if you need any more information on Vero Beach!

  4. Marlaine

    My husband and I have two small children (3.5 and just 2) – so nightlight and fancy restaurants aren’t as high on the list as activities for kids and child-friendly hotels/restaurants, etc. Can you recommend a great place for a young family? Probably with a pool as it would be safer than the ocean if there are big currents in that area.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Okay, I would hands down recommend the Vero Beach Inn & Suites. It is 1/4 mile away from the beach and the price is right. They have a great swimming pool for the children. You will be in a great area, with low cost meal choices. You can go to Expedia, and look for a great deal for this hotel. Just put Vero Beach Inn & Suites in the search bar. This is your best bet, and I hope you and your family have a great time in Vero Beach!

  5. Anis Chity

    Hi Leahrae this is a very detailed article, anyone how wants to have a vacation in Vero beach will find everything they need in this post, what to do, where to eat, where to stay, everything.

    I have never been to the US, but I would love to visit someday, I think I have all the information on this site about the places I should visit.

    Thanks for sharing this great piece of content and have lovely day 🙂

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Anis for visiting Vero Beach Vacations. You will have to visit, so much to see and do in Florida and at the wonderful Florida beaches!

  6. Steve

    Very detailed and in depth travel guide. Looks like a great place. I’m from the UK and have never been to Florida although I travel to the US often as my GF is American. Looks like a destination to put on the list. Kayaking and snorkelling sounds more my kind of thing as opposed to lying on the beach and the food places are always an interest of mine! Thanks for a great article.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Steve! Glad you enjoyed reading about Vero Beach! Come visit sometime 🙂

  7. Kyle

    Wow! Thanks for the great foundation on my next vacation to Florida! Vero Beach looks awesome. Is there any surf breaks?

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks Kyle for reading about Vero Beach, yes there are surf breaks!

  8. Grant

    very good article leah you have come so far keep up the good work great website.


    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks so much Grant!

  9. Demi

    Florida is my favorite holiday destination. But I haven’t been to Vero Beach. Now after reading it here, I’m very much temped as you have listed every detail. Looks like this summer I’m going Vero Beach!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      If you have not been to Vero Beach, you need to go! It is an awesome place with great beaches and lots of things to do. I think you would love vacationing here.

  10. Luis

    Hi Leahrae

    Vero Beach looks great! I didn’t know about it until now, thank you for the detailed information. I have written down the name and all the information provided in the post that will help me greatly if I decide to go on a “romantic getaway”. Does it get crowded during the summer?



    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You know Luis, it does get crowded, but much less so than Miami Beach or some of the more well-known popular areas. It would make a great romantic getaway.

  11. simon watson

    My goodness me, this was a very detailed article on Vero beach locations. You have listed everything that I really need to know, and it is written so well and in a way that is easy to read,a truly awesome post to view, so, thank you very much

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Simon! I am glad you enjoyed reading about Vero Beach. Great area for beaches 🙂

  12. Jerry Huang | Smart Affiliate Success

    Wow, I was amazed by the amount of detailed information in this post. This makes me want to bring my girlfriend there for a trip.

    When you talked about “Bed and Breakfast”, I immediately think of AirBnB. Are there AirBnB available around the beach area?

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      There are some Airbnb’s located right on the beach. This is an awesome place, and so close to a lot of other great things to see and do. Glad you enjoyed reading!

  13. Elias

    You’ve seemed to cover everything around the vacation in Vero beach from restaurants, hotels, and all sorts of activities that one can do once he’s there and I like that. This information is great for anyone interested to visit the U.S, Florida in particular, and take the opportunity to go there.
    I was in Burgas, Bulgaria last summer and from what I’ve read above they both look very similar in terms of activities and environment, and I must say that I LOVED Burgas (I visited the Sunny Beach there and stayed in a hotel there) and thus will surely love the Vero beach.
    Although the many pubs and restaurants you’ve mentioned above, I would spend 80% of my time on the beach and be doing water sports and swimming!
    Great article, thanks.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I have to agree with you Elias. I love the beach and I love water sports. And sometimes I will go all day playing, and then realize that I am starving! There is always a nice cold tropical drink nearby 🙂

  14. Ronnie Jordan

    This is a very exclusive set up. I could surely take my wife’s breath away with this. It has so much to do. I always wanted to try snorkeling. Is there a way you can set up a plan where you can pay on it until the vacation date?

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      If you were to purchase a vacation package, then yes you can do it that way 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed reading about Vero Beach!


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