Things to Do
Indian River Citrus Museum
Known for being small but mighty, the Indian River Citrus Museum is not going to disappoint. Come enjoy the rich history of Vero Beach and the Indian River Citrus’ industry and legacy. In the late 1800’s, early Florida settlers began the commercial cultivation of citrus and an industry was born. Indian River Lagoon country, which is along the middle of the eastern coast of Florida, proved to be the prime location for growing the finest citrus in the world.
2140 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Capt. Bob's Airboat Adventures
Experience Florida’s natural marshlands, and feel the thrill of flying over the water and drifting through turns as you glide over miles of natural Florida wetlands. During your one hour airboat tour you will observe exotic birds, plants, turtles and Florida alligators in their own natural environment in pristine areas that ordinary boats simply cannot reach. Getting so close you’ll be amazed.
Blue Cypress Recreation Area CR 512/Lake Garcia, Vero Beach
Countryside Family Farms
Visit Countryside Family Farms and enjoy fun family time with our farm attractions, corn maze, yummy food, and much more! Countryside Citrus is a leading grower, harvester, and shipper of pristine Florida Oranges, find personalized service for ordering your premium Indian River citrus for friends and family. Take a quick tour of our farm and retail shop here.
6325 81st St, Vero Beach
LaPorte Farms petting farm is a uniquely beautiful farm located in Sebastian, Florida. Established in 1994 by Sebastian resident Laura LaPorte. Laura grew up on a farm with cattle, goats, chickens, and horses. Her love for animals is carried out today in this meticulously maintained farm. Has been described as Sebastian’s best-kept secret. Set on an estate of five acres. We are handicap accessible. Service dogs are welcome. Have lunch with us on the weekends. We have hamburgers, hot dogs, fries. drinks & onion rings are available for purchase. Admission is donations.
7700 129th Street, Sebastian
McKee Botanical Garden
McKee Jungle Gardens was the vision of land developers Arthur McKee and Waldo Sexton, who purchased the 80-acre tropical hammock in 1922 with the intention of cultivating citrus. The property’s natural beauty was deemed too special in its native state to disturb so McKee and Sexton identified a new purpose for the land.
350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach
Mel Fisher's Treasures
Mel Fisher was a dreamer, a visionary, a legend and most importantly, the World’s Greatest Treasure Hunter. We carry on Mel’s dream of sharing with the public the priceless historical and cultural heritage that these treasures represent. We continue to actively search for and recover the remaining lost treasures of the Atocha and the Santa Margarita while also searching for other yet to be discovered shipwrecks.
1322 US-1, Sebastian
Paddles By The Sea
Paddles By The Sea offers paddle sport rentals including kayaks and paddleboards from their river and beach locations. At the beach, you will find umbrellas, hammocks, chairs, and cabanas for rent. They also offer boogie boards and keep a stock of beach essentials for purchase at our beach location such as sunblock, t-shirts, waterproof phone cases, and sunglasses. If you’d prefer an exclusive guided event they offer group tours, private tours, and the best private paddle and surf lessons in Vero Beach.
3321 Bridge Plaza Drive, Vero Beach
Snorkel the SS Breconshire
A short swim from shore, in shimmering clear waters, lies a reef structure unlike any other in Florida. It’s a shipwreck that settled in 15 – 20 feet of water off the coast of Vero Beach. Parents and young ones can easily snorkel the SS Breconshire shipwreck to discover its boiler, which once powered the ship’s engine – observe the bow’s shape, now surrounded by rich sea life. Here in this underwater paradise, four parallel reefs are home to 400 different species of marine life, in addition to the late 19th-century shipwreck. Snorkelers may spot lobsters, stingrays, and jewel-toned tropical fish. Depending on the season, you may even observe an endangered loggerhead sea turtle.
Vero Beach Museum of Art
The Vero Beach Museum of Art, a nonprofit organization, was founded by the Alliance for the Arts, established in 1978 solely to create a regional center for the appreciation and teaching of the arts and humanities.
3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach