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American Icon Brewery

American Icon Brewery

Distance: 4.1 mi


This cool industrial taproom serves up hearty pub food, local brews, and live music most nights of the week. ©americaniconbrewery.com

American Icon Brewery

American Icon Brewery

Distance: 4.1 mi


This cool industrial taproom serves up hearty pub food, local brews, and live music most nights of the week. ©americaniconbrewery.com

Big Shots Golf

Big Shots Golf

Distance: 3.9 mi


It’s more than just a driving range. There are four different interactive games where you can play against each other or as a team against other boxes. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Big Shots Golf

Big Shots Golf

Distance: 3.9 mi


It’s more than just a driving range. There are four different interactive games where you can play against each other or as a team against other boxes. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Casey's Place

Casey`s Place

Distance: 0.1 mi


Nothing – from the menu, to the counter where you order, to the picnic tables – has changed at this burger joint since it opened in 1981, which is why it’s a Vero Beach institution. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Casey's Place

Casey`s Place

Distance: 0.1 mi


Nothing – from the menu, to the counter where you order, to the picnic tables – has changed at this burger joint since it opened in 1981, which is why it’s a Vero Beach institution. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Countryside Citrus

Countryside Citrus

Distance: 0.1 mi


A trip to the Sunshine State wouldn't be complete without a taste of the legendary Indian River citrus. Visit one of two retail locations for their signature orange soft-serve, and be sure to send a care package to those shivering their way through winter back home. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Countryside Citrus

Countryside Citrus

Distance: 0.1 mi


A trip to the Sunshine State wouldn't be complete without a taste of the legendary Indian River citrus. Visit one of two retail locations for their signature orange soft-serve, and be sure to send a care package to those shivering their way through winter back home. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Grind + Grape

Grind + Grape

Distance: 0.1 mi


Too late for coffee? Too early for wine? Not at this bar, which serves both vino and espresso all day (along with breakfast pastries, small bites, and 25 different bottled beers). ©grindandgrape.com

Grind + Grape

Grind + Grape

Distance: 0.1 mi


Too late for coffee? Too early for wine? Not at this bar, which serves both vino and espresso all day (along with breakfast pastries, small bites, and 25 different bottled beers). ©grindandgrape.com

McKee Botanical Gardens

McKee Botanical Gardens

Distance: 6.7 mi


Drawing ample guests since the 1940s, this hidden gem feels like a slice right out of the Amazon with wildly twisting trees, maze-like paths, and 10,000 native and tropical plants to discover during your visit. ©mckeegarden.com

McKee Botanical Gardens

McKee Botanical Gardens

Distance: 6.7 mi


Drawing ample guests since the 1940s, this hidden gem feels like a slice right out of the Amazon with wildly twisting trees, maze-like paths, and 10,000 native and tropical plants to discover during your visit. ©mckeegarden.com

Ocean Drive Shopping

Ocean Drive Shopping

Distance: 0 mi


This trendy beachfront neighborhood is the place to see and be seen, with restaurants, nightclubs, retail shopping, and hotels. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Ocean Drive Shopping

Ocean Drive Shopping

Distance: 0 mi


This trendy beachfront neighborhood is the place to see and be seen, with restaurants, nightclubs, retail shopping, and hotels. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Orchid Island Brewery

Orchid Island Brewery

Distance: 0.2 mi


The modest microbrewery is filled with love, history, and some locally sourced citrus-infused brews that are breaking the mold. ©Orchid Island Brewery

Orchid Island Brewery

Orchid Island Brewery

Distance: 0.2 mi


The modest microbrewery is filled with love, history, and some locally sourced citrus-infused brews that are breaking the mold. ©Orchid Island Brewery

Riverside Theatre (and Park)

Riverside Theatre (and Park)

Distance: 0.8 mi


Florida's largest professional theater offers up musical favorites such as Evita and My Fair Lady, comedy shows, and a popular speaker's series featuring the likes of Salman Rushdie, Condoleezza Rice, and Robin Wright. ©riversidetheatre.com

Riverside Theatre (and Park)

Riverside Theatre (and Park)

Distance: 0.8 mi


Florida's largest professional theater offers up musical favorites such as Evita and My Fair Lady, comedy shows, and a popular speaker's series featuring the likes of Salman Rushdie, Condoleezza Rice, and Robin Wright. ©riversidetheatre.com

Round Island Park

Round Island Park

Distance: 1.2 mi


This waterside park boasts boating, a playground, observation tower, and two boardwalks. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Round Island Park

Round Island Park

Distance: 1.2 mi


This waterside park boasts boating, a playground, observation tower, and two boardwalks. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Distance: 15.6 mi


This park is also known as a surfer’s paradise thanks to the “First Peak” and “Monster Hole.” ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Distance: 15.6 mi


This park is also known as a surfer’s paradise thanks to the “First Peak” and “Monster Hole.” ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Treasure Coast Seaplanes

Treasure Coast Seaplanes

Distance: 5.6 mi


A private tour high above the mangroves, beaches, and islands of Florida is waiting for you here. ©Treasure Coast Seaplanes

Treasure Coast Seaplanes

Treasure Coast Seaplanes

Distance: 5.6 mi


A private tour high above the mangroves, beaches, and islands of Florida is waiting for you here. ©Treasure Coast Seaplanes

Vero Beach Dog Park

Vero Beach Dog Park

Distance: 1 mi


This five-acre off-leash green space along the Indian River Lagoon is maintained by community volunteers and claims it is just as much for people as it is for dogs. Bring Fido and see for yourself. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Vero Beach Dog Park

Vero Beach Dog Park

Distance: 1 mi


This five-acre off-leash green space along the Indian River Lagoon is maintained by community volunteers and claims it is just as much for people as it is for dogs. Bring Fido and see for yourself. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Vero Beach Museum of Art

Vero Beach Museum of Art

Distance: 0.9 mi


Nestled in Riverside Park on the banks of the Indian River, the VBMA is home to 2-D and 3-D works, as well as a sculpture garden, museum store, and a cafe. Docent-led tours are held daily at 2 p.m. and are free with museum admission. ©Ebyabe

Vero Beach Museum of Art

Vero Beach Museum of Art

Distance: 0.9 mi


Nestled in Riverside Park on the banks of the Indian River, the VBMA is home to 2-D and 3-D works, as well as a sculpture garden, museum store, and a cafe. Docent-led tours are held daily at 2 p.m. and are free with museum admission. ©Ebyabe

Walking Tree Brewery

Walking Tree Brewery

Distance: 5.7 mi


Creativity meets science at this expansive taproom. Come for the beer, stay for the Sunday morning Yoga or the monthly vintage VW meet-up. ©verovine.com

Walking Tree Brewery

Walking Tree Brewery

Distance: 5.7 mi


Creativity meets science at this expansive taproom. Come for the beer, stay for the Sunday morning Yoga or the monthly vintage VW meet-up. ©verovine.com

Costa d'Este Wanderguide

Your top-rated places to explore in Vero Beach, FL

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Flavor of

The best food artisans, farms, and local markets. 

Countryside Citrus Beach Store 

Countryside Citrus Beach Store

The family that owns this Ocean Drive farm store has been growing citrus in Indian River County since the late 1880s. The quaint shop sells everything from honeybells and mandarins to grapefruit and red navels by the bag or the bushel, as well as homemade citrus-based ice cream and slushies. 

Casey’s Place

This classic burger joint with a retro-style takeout window has been a Vero Beach institution since 1981. The open-air community tables make each visit a chance to get to know a local over a char-broiled cheeseburger or a side order of chili cheese fries that are a meal in itself.

 Orchid Island Brewery

Orchid Island Brewery

“From Indian River groves to glass” – that’s the motto of this three-barrel brewhouse that specializes in beers treated with local citrus. Its 12-tap tasting room tucked inside an Ocean Drive courtyard rotates regularly, dependent upon what citrus is available for the current roster of beers. Order a Star Ruby, an IPA zested with ruby red grapefruit, and pair it with farm-to-table cuisine from Michael's Table, a restaurant located inside the bewery. 

Patisserie Vero Beach

Patisserie Vero Beach

Behind the counter of this small French bakery, serving soups and sandwiches, are racks upon racks of the area’s best handmade ciabattas, focaccias, and baguettes. Baked daily using as many local and organic ingredients as possible in a steam-filled oven, the results are breads that can’t be beat: hard crusts and soft, dense, chewy interiors. 

The Adventurist

When simply “seeing” a destination just won’t do.

 

 

Feature Adventure: Take a Dive

No scuba lessons needed to dive  The Breconshire wreck – just basic snorkel gear and a sense of adventure. Located 400 yards from Vero Beach in 10 to 15 feet deep water (sometimes, you can even see the boat’s bow in low tide), the British steamship that sunk in 1894 after striking a reef is the area’s most accessible dive. And with much of the algae-lined structure intact, it serves as a hidden city of angelfish, eels, rays, spiny lobsters, and nurse sharks. Costa d’Este provides snorkel gear, fins, and a kayak during their Saturday 11 a.m. tours to the wreck.

TAKE TO THE SKY | TREASURE COAST SEAPLANES

With the ability to take off from both runways and the water, this amphibious seaplane lets visitors experience the most unique eco-tour in the state, viewing Florida from land, air, and the water while learning all about the natural history of the Treasure Coast.

ADVENTURE KAYAKING

KAYAKING INDIAN RIVER LAGOON | ADVENTURE KAYAKING

Discover a diverse estuary full of Florida's wide array of wildlife on Adventure Kayaking's three-hour tour through mangrove backwaters and seagrass beds. Expect to encounter manatee, dolphins, and osprey as you embark on your adventure through one of Florida's premier kayaking destinations. Tours in the Indian River Lagoon are offered daily year-round.

SURFING SEBASTIAN INLET | SEBASTIAN INLET SURF SHOP

Sandy-bottomed jetty with several consistent breaks; find the biggest waves at First Peak, less-intense and less-crowded breaks to the north. Need a board? Sebastian Inlet Surf and Sport has you covered with killer deals on soft tops, longboards, and stand-up paddleboards. They also offer a two-day surf experience to jump-start your path to surfing stardom.

AIRBOAT TOURS | GATOR BAIT AIRBOAT ADVENTURE TOURS

See live alligators on Gator Bait Airboat Adventure's one-hour tours aboard a 24-foot-long airboat. These boats travel through the Blue Cypress Conservation Area marsh, home to alligators and swamp waterfowl. They guarantee you'll see a gator, and if you're lucky, you'll get to meet one of the local monsters, Big Bubba, King Kong or Wally Gator.

Like a Local

Quirky, under-the-radar highlights only a local could recommend. 

Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail

This self-guided tour encourages visitors to taste the best of the Treasure Coast. Follow the map to eight breweries and a winery, sampling as you go. At each location, you receive a “gold doubloon” sticker stamp for your trail map. Collect all nine stickers and turn into the bartender at your final location to receive a prize, typically a commemorative pint glass.

Grind + Grape

This ocean-side coffee, dessert, and wine bar satisfies from sun up to sun down. In the morning, expect French-pressed coffees, espressos, and lattes, along with breakfast pastries; come evening, it serves small bites, flatbreads, cheese, and charcuterie, plus 100 varieties of wines and champagnes, 25 different bottled beer, and six drafts. Live music is also offered on their patio every night of the week.

Vero Beach Museum of Art’s “Selfie Spots”

While photography is usually frowned upon in museums, this neoclassical-styled venue encourages it. Posted on the floor in certain spots across the galleries hosting regional, state, and national art exhibits, you’ll find white vinyl dots inscribed with “#VBMA, Selfie Spot.” Indicating prime spots to take a snapshot, they invite visitors to see themselves inside the collection – and to promote it via social media. 

Farmer's Market Oceanside

Look no further than this Saturday market at Humiston Park for nearly any and everything you would need as a local or vacationer. Offering produce, baked good, fresh fish and beef, orchids and air plants, locally grown kombucha, coffee, treats (for humans and dogs alike), and live music, it’s a great way to spend the morning before you spend your afternoon lounging beachside at Costa d'Este.

The Weekender

How to spend 36 hours in Vero Beach, with Costa d’Este as your base camp. 

Friday

7:30 p.m. | Laugh out Loud at Riverside Theater

An evening out doesn’t get any livelier than the Comedy Zone at the area’s only professional theater. Just a five-minute drive east of Costa d’Este, the night of laughs comes complete with dinner and drinks. Come early to experience the live music outdoors and to take advantage of the full lineup of comedians.  

Saturday

6 a.m. | Sunrise Adventure

Every Saturday, the hotel offers a special paddleboard or kayak excursion for guests who are able to make it out of bed and to the front desk before sunrise. As you paddle around the shoreline, you might be lucky enough to spot turtles crawling back to the ocean or dolphins catching their morning meal. The experience ends with breakfast on the beach.

 

11 a.m. | Stroll McKee Botanical Garden

Sadly, only 18 acres of what used to be an 80-acre tropical jungle garden in the 1940s remains in this hidden Vero Beach gem. Still, it feels like a little slice right out of the Amazon: wildly twisting trees with elaborate root systems stand guard among the paths, accented with little ponds, and 10,000 native and tropical plants.

3 p.m. | Shop Ocean Drive & Dinner

The stretch of Ocean Drive from Humiston Park north to where it intersects with Banyan Road has some great boutique shopping (and within easy walking distance of Costa d’Este), including Simon Pearce pottery at Veranda and Lily Pulitzer in The Lazy Daisy on Azalea Lane. Most of the stores close down by 5 p.m., so explore for a couple hours and then grab dinner on your way back at Ocean Grill, a historic 1941 wooden building perched precariously over the Atlantic.

 

9 p.m. | Drinks around the Fire

If you haven’t taken advantage of your complimentary “check in” mojito at Costa d’Este’s Cabana bar, now’s the time. Enjoy it at the bar’s new patio-based fire pit, surrounded by lounge chairs beside the beach. 

Sunday

11 a.m. | Brunch at Costa d’Este’s The Wave Kitchen & Bar

The creative Cuban flair that makes this chic restaurant’s dinner menu so popular is also found at brunch. Try the paella de pollo, dulce de leche–stuffed French toast, or empanada de pollo. Bottomless bloody Marys made from a homemade tomato juice mix come garnished with a pickled shrimp.

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