Vero Beach Activities

Discover the endless possibilities that Vero Beach has to offer in just one day. Whether you're a lover of arts and culture or a sun-seeker, there are numerous Vero Beach activities to fulfill your vacation desires. Explore the local boutiques on Ocean Drive or venture out to discover the Treasure Coast. Take a leisurely stroll on the beach, catch a theatrical performance, or sample some of the area's locally crafted beers. Immerse yourself in the Vero Beach experience during your stay at Costa d'Este.

  • Swimsuits to Formal Suits

    Beachside boutiques featuring designer fashions, footwear, jewelry, and linens, are tucked into cozy, tropical settings, interspersed among art galleries and antique stores.

    Shopping in Indian River County is truly an exhilarating experience. The options are seemingly unlimited from its charming, independently owned shops along the beaches and mainland, to the quaint shops in Sebastian's fishing village environment.

    Historic Downtown Vero Beach is home to many fine shops and eating establishments. If you are looking for larger malls or shopping centers, Route 60 west to I-95 is a just a short jaunt away.

    Shops & Boutiques

    Beachside Shopping District

    VERO BEACH, FL 32963
    Vero Beach's boutique shopping district features hundreds of choices for shopping and plenty of opportunities to find treasures just off the sand. Vero's beachside shopping is a shopper's paradise in a neighborhood setting.

    Historic Downtown Shopping District

    VERO BEACH, FL 32960
    The Downtown Shopping District is made up of several diverse businesses from eclectic shops to Vero's government buildings. Downtown Vero Beach is also where you can find the Historic District. Several sites located here are on the National Register of Historic Places and are definitely worth a visit. There is something in Downtown Vero Beach for every age.

    The Village Shops

    Dining and shopping under the oaks with personalized services and easy parking await you. The Village Shops are a one-of-kind shopping experience and should not be missed.

  • Refined Entertainment

    Arts Abound with Theatres, Museums, Galleries and Shops

    Since its early days, Vero Beach has attracted artists, writers, and poets alike. The 18-acre McKee Botanical Garden opened in 1932. Vero Beach Theatre Guild held its first production in 1958. In 1966, Vero Beach Concert Association was formed, and in 1974, the 615-seat Riverside Theatre held its first production.

    In 1994, Vero Beach was named one of the best small art towns in America by John Villiani in his book, The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. The criteria included location, quality of life, climate, available cultural activities, economic impact of the arts, active galleries and art festivals, and the opinion of artists who are members of each community. The accredited, 55,000 square foot Vero Beach Museum of Art is the largest cultural arts facility of its kind on Florida's Treasure Coast.

    Performing Arts

    Vero Beach Opera

    Under the direction of Roman Ortega-Cowan, artistic director, the Vero Beach Opera will present three operatic concerts starring Metropolitan opera stars, Deborah Voigt and Susan Neves, as well as a full opera Madama Butterfly, in cooperation with the Orlando Opera.


    Riverside Theatre

    All of Riverside Theatre's events are produced in-house using The Acting Company's staff. Under the direction of artistic director Allen D. Cornell, sets, props, lights, and costumes are designed and built on-site. Actors, designers, and directors from New York and other areas of the country are brought in for two and a half weeks of rehearsals, and up to four weeks of performances.


    Riverside Children's Theatre

    Riverside Children's Theatre is the youth oriented educational arm of the non-profit Riverside Theatre, Inc. The largest youth theatre in the state of Florida operating in its own facility, RCT provides after school and summer programming, and performance opportunities for local youth. An active outreach and scholarship program seeks to involve all the children in Indian River County, no matter their circumstances, assisting them in developing confidence, discipline, and self-esteem. Refer to the theatre website for a full listing of performances and classes.


    Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center

    Performing Arts group from VBHS are recognized at both the state and national levels, consistently receiving "Superior" ratings and "First Place" awards. It is the mission of the VBHS PAC to provide a location for enjoyable and professional artistic outlets, and education and gratification of the Vero Beach School student body, as well as the surrounding community. Check the "Performing Arts" tab on the school's website for more information.

    Museums & Attractions

    Vero Beach Museum of Art

    The Vero Beach Museum of Art, the largest cultural arts facility of its kind on Florida’s Treasure Coast, is a precious cultural gem that is admired and appreciated by residents and tourists alike. Situated on 7 acres of Indian River County’s 26 acre Riverside Park, on the east bank of the Indian River lagoon, this accredited art museum and educational institution provides cultural leadership and enrichment for the public. With a wide variety of educational, studio art, humanities programs, a diversity of quality exhibitions, and the collection, preservation, and presentation of important American and international works of art, it's no wonder the Vero Beach Museum of Art is so well loved in the community.


    Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum

    Come view a spectacular collection of Spanish artifacts from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, its sister ship the Santa Margarita, which sank 40 miles west of Key West, and the 1715 Plate fleet which sank on Florida's east coast—all found by the world's greatest treasure hunter, Mel Fisher.

    Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm -- Sunday 12 - 5 pm


    Mckee Botanical Garden

    McKee Botanical Garden, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit cultural organization located in Vero Beach, Florida, with the mission of “nurturing and enhancing a historic garden in a unique subtropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all."


  • Local Craft Brews

    A Beachfront Haven for Beer Aficionados

    From a 20-barrel brewhouse, Walking Tree Brewery, to a Sebastian nano-brewery located within a stripmall, the area clearly has a taste for craft brews and Costa d'Este aims to share it with their guests.

    A diverse collection of craft beers are available at Costa in The Wave Kitchen & Bar and at the poolside Cabana Bar. Guests are also invited to visit the breweries to tour the operations and sample their creations.

    Area Breweries

    Walking Tree Brewery

    3209 Dodger Rd, Vero Beach, Fl 32960 | 3.9 Miles

    Hours of Operation
    Monday-Thursday: 3-10 pm
    Friday & Saturday: 12 pm-11 pm
    Sunday: 12-8 pm


    American Icon Brewery

    1133 19TH PLACE, VERO BEACH, FL 32960

    Hours of Operation
    Sunday-Thursday: 11:30 am - 9 pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am - 10 pm


    Sailfish Brewing Company

    130 N. 2 ND St, Fort Pierce, Fl 34950

    Hours of Operation
    Sunday-Thursday: 12-9 pm
    Friday: 12-11 pm | Saturday: 11am - 12 am


    Sailfish Brewing Co. - Tap Room & Kitchen, Vero Beach

    2855 Ocean Dr., Vero Beach, Fl 34963

    Hours of Operation
    Sunday-Thursday: 12-9 pm
    Friday: 12-11 pm | Saturday: 11am - 12 am


    Pareidolia Brewing Co.

    712 Cleveland St., Sebastian, Fl 32958

    Hours of Operation
    Tuesday-Thursday: 12-9 pm
    Friday & Saturday: 12-10 pm
    Sunday: 12-7 pm


    • Vero Beach Water Activities

      Rentals and Guided Tours for Your Next Adventure

      There are countless ways to get out on the water. From a mask and snorkel to a rented kayak or paddleboard, Costa d’Este has the equipment and tour options to help you make the most of your time at the beach. Discover your new favorite Vero Beach water activities with rentals from Paddles by the Sea or daily guided tours from sunrise to sunset.


      Enjoy a diverse collection of beach and water activity rentals offered by Paddles by the Sea included in your nightly Resort Amenity Fee, including:

      • Stand-Up Paddleboards
      • Kayaks
      • Boogie Boards

      Costa d'Este also offers several guided tours, including the opportunity to snorkel over top the wreck of the S.S. Breconshire.

      Explore History @ Costa


      The Breconshire left New York on April 25, 1894. Less than five days later, she wrecked offshore of what is now Costa d' Este Resort. The Breconshire still rests a quarter mile in front of Costa d’Este. At low tide a watchful eye can still see the bow of the ship peeking out from below the surf.

      Watch for the ship to appear as you sun on the beach, or embark on a snorkeling adventure to explore the wreck up-close.


      • Guest: Included
      • Non-Guest: $25 | hour


      • Guest: Included
      • Non-Guest: $25 | hour


      • Guest: Included
      • Non-Guest: $5 | Hour or $20 | Day
    • Get out on the water and explore the river with an exciting private boat tour.

      • Paddleboard/Kayak Tour

      • Private Sightseeing Boat Tour (up to 6ppl)

      Tours are available based on weather and water conditions. Check with Beach Services for details.

  • Small Cabanas

    Your own private space! | Relax on the beach in a cabana built for two.

    Large Cabanas

    Your own private space for the WHOLE family.

    Chair & Umbrella

    Complimentary for guests

Area Attractions

A person paddleboarding at sunset, their legs on the board and paddle in hand. The sun sets over calm waters, creating a serene scene.


Paddleboard straight from your room and enjoy some of the most breath taking sunrises here on the east coast.

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Ride the Waves

Grab a boogieboard or a skim board & hit the blue crisp waves of our shoreline.

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State Parks

With 161 state parks in Florida we are minutes away from the famous Sebastian Inlet and Fort Pierce state parks.

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Local Fishing Guide

Whip through the lagoon in search of the triple slam of fishing. Your guide will help you catch snook, redfish, trout and many more species.


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Paddleboard & Kayak Tours

Paddle through miles of mangroves as you cruise along the beautiful Indina River Lagoon. Observe the many different wildlife species from manatees, dolphins, otters and an array of bird species.

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Blue Cypress Wildlife Tours

61,574 acres of Wildlife viewing, fishing, seasonal hunting, bicycle and hiking along many miles of levees, primitive camping at desginated sites, canoeing, airboating and boating.



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Vero Beach Dog Park

The only free dog park in Vero Beach. This lagoon side park is maintained by community volunteers and welcoms all dogs small to large. Bring your bestfriend with you and enjoy the many benefits as well as events the Vero Beach dog park has to offer.


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Sebastian Skydive

World renowned Sky Dive Sebastian is a world class skydiving center. The team here is committed to making everyone feel at home. Whether it is your first time, or your a regular this is a great spot to do something outrageous.

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