Explore The Area

It Takes a Village

Jay McLaughlin knows something about celebrity. The last time he was featured in a Vero Beach Magazine article in March 2010, we called him a “fashion king.” At the time, the New York-based fashion designer and high-end retail mogul was the “new” news in town thanks to his purchase and renovation of a Vero Beach home and the opening of J. McLaughlin, a women’s clothing store on Ocean Drive.

Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum

Learn all about our local fishing industry.

UDT-Navy SEAL Museum

Located in the birthplace of the Navy Frogman program.

McKee Botanical Garden

An 18-acre subtropical hammock filled with a diverse collection of plants.

Skydive Sebastian

Experience a skydive over the Florida coastline.

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

More than 5 miles of foot trails and a boardwalk and observation tower are available for viewing wildlife, photography and interpretive programs.

Indian River Citrus Museum

The museum showcases the area’s grove culture and displays the artifacts, photographs and memorabilia of the pioneers who established the most popular citrus fruit in the world, Indian River grapefruit.

Main Street Vero Beach Farmer’s Market

The weekly farmer’s market features organic plants and flowers, fresh foods, salsas, jams and jellies and more.

Forever Florida

Spread across 4,700 acres, this eco-ranch and wildlife conservation area offers a variety of safaris.

Environmental Learning Center

Located on a 51-acre campus of natural surroundings, from hammocks to salt marshes and mangrove forests

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Featuring exhibits on sea turtles and the barrier island, environmental education program, orientation movies and a ¾-mile foot trail and lagoon kayak launch

Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center

Located at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, the center houses interactive exhibits, a video theatre and showcases the marine environmental and research efforts of the Institute.

Vero Beach Museum Of Art

Vero Beach Museum of Art is the largest art facility on Florida’s Treasure Coast.

McLarty Treasure Museum

The museum houses diaries of current treasure divers, displays of artifacts from the 1715 shipwrecks and a film that tells the story of the doomed ships.

Manatee Observation Center

A waterfront wildlife observation center where manatees are the main attraction, along with dolphin, mullet, brown pelicans and butterflies, and hands-on exhibits.

Blue Cypress Conservation Area

Located along the St. Johns River between State Road (SR) 60 and the Indian River/Brevard county line at Fellsmere Grade, the Blue Cypress Conservation Area features recreational activities including wildlife viewing, fishing, seasonal hunting, bicycling and hiking along many miles of levees, primitive camping at designated sites, canoeing, airboating and boating.

Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary

On an island surrounded by the Indian River Lagoon, this peaceful sanctuary contains memorials to local men and women who died while defending our country.

Vero Beach Museum of Art

Vero Beach Museum of Art is the largest art facility on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The museum presents changing exhibitions from lenders and its permanent collection of 891 objects of American and International art.

UDT-Navy SEAL Museum

This newly expanded museum marks the birthplace of the Navy Frogman program. Included in the museum is the lifeboat that was the epicenter of a hijacking by Somalian pirates in 2009; a section of steel I-beam from the World Trade Center attack in 2001, and other displays.

Skydive Sebastian

Experience a skydive over the Florida coastline.




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