Explore the Area

The Vero Beach area contains a wide array of options to learn and be entertained. Whether you are interested in world-class golf, shipwrecks, historical houses or learning about indigenous flora and fauna, get out there and explore!

Area Attractions

Brevard Zoo

This 50-acre community zoo features animals from Florida and around the world.

City Of Sebastian Skate Park

The 7,700-square-foot street course skating area is open to the public for skateboards, in-line skates and quad skates.

Fort Drum Crystal Mine

A location to search for fossils and minerals, including ancient calcified marine clam shells with large amber crystals.

Kennedy Space Center

NASA’s launch headquarters features exhibits and hands-on experiences, including guided tours of the launch area and facility and IMAX movies.

A Place of Miracles

The Scully-Welsh Cancer Center at the Indian River Medical Center is indeed miraculous. It was built on faith – not religious faith, per se, but faith in the future of health and healing in Vero Beach. It offers the best of the present: state-of-the-art technology; an affiliation with Duke Cancer Institute; the capacity for life-changing clinical trials; and a commitment to each patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual comfort. It was made possible by multiple donors, including Bill and Marlynn Scully and Pat and Carol Welsh. The two couples donated $12 million each, one half of the estimated $48 million capital campaign.

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.

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.

Forever Florida

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

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.

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