Disney's Vero Beach Resort: Family Fun and Adventures in Nature

By Saundra Amrhein The sun has only been up an hour or so, but already several guests are awake and down at the beach watching Rachel Smith, a wildlife biologist, search for the eggs of a loggerhead sea turtle with her hands as not to poke the eggs. At the oceanfront Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in…

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Gloria Estefan's Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Hotel in Vero Beach

By Kara Franker The international singer and her husband opened Costa d'Este hotel in Vero Beach in 2008 and transformed it into a world-class hotel. The sleepy seaside village of Vero Beach has a secret. This Florida beach town, known for its year-round cultural arts scene, is home to another…

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Great Oceanside Boutique Shops in Vero Beach

By Jeanette Scott I recently named Vero Beach Main Street as one of my favorite places to go shopping on the Treasure Coast, and it's not hard to see why. There are more than 20 unique, locally-owned boutiques thriving here, all located near the ocean in Vero Beach. There are certainly enough…

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The Old Vero Beach Train Station and Museum

By Steve Winston The last train pulled out of the Vero Beach train station in 1968. It's now the Vero Beach train museum. But once, this little wooden building was the lifeblood of this town. These tracks were built in the late 1800’s. But there was no station here — you had to “whistle stop” the…

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Sails Full of Florida: 5 Reasons Cruisers Love Vero Beach

By Kris Hundley Vero Beach is a speck at the mid-point of Florida’s Atlantic Coast, the place where east-west State Road 60 runs into the water. But for cruisers, the city is known for its municipal marina, which ranks among Florida’s best. Here’s why: 1. A protected harbor right off the…

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McKee Botanical Garden, a Hidden Wonderland in Vero Beach

By Steve Winston Behind a fence, along a busy stretch of Vero Beach road, lies a small slice of primeval, tropical Florida, a place where silence and stunning natural beauty still reign. This spot has been here since 1932. That’s when a Cleveland industrialist named Arthur McKee and his…

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Discover the Hallstrom House in Vero Beach

By Steve Winston Life in early-20 th Century Vero Beach wasn’t easy. It was often a hardscrabble rural existence, in which hardworking families either made a living with small farms or citrus, or didn’t. The Hallstrom family, though, was different. They were Indian River County royalty. And…

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Where to Go Shopping in Vero Beach & Melbourne, FL

By Jeanette Scott I recently had the opportunity to experience Florida's scenic Treasure Coast – including Vero Beach, Melbourne and Sebastian! I had a great time scoping out tons of great shopping in Melbourne, FL and surrounding area, and here are my top five picks for where to shop the next…

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