Summer is the time to relax and enjoy some fun in the sun, and Vero Beach has plenty to offer. From fresh food to rare finds, this charming seaside town is South Florida’s hidden gem. Check out some of our favorite things to do!
Vero Beach is seen as a foodie paradise. With chefs eager to play with the fresh ingredients that Florida grows, you’ll find creative dining options catering to the highest standards. Start off your morning with breakfast at Lemon Tree, an upscale diner with a loyal local following that provides American-style breakfasts and lunches. Within close proximity to the ocean, you can start a beach day with Buttermilk Pancakes and Lemon Tree Eggs Benedict. Gastronomes and craft beer enthusiasts will find a home at The Kilted Mermaid, the locals’ spot for drafts such as Left Hand Milk Stout and dishes such as Manchego Fondue, while local bands play in the background. Three simply irresistible spots are the restaurants at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. The Pool Grille & Turtle Bar, the Beach Club and the Golf Club, offering members a full spread of dishes in settings that range from poolside casual to upscale.
The shopping here is incomparable, as well. Vero Beach’s climate and way of life are perfect for artisans to work their craft and for small businesses to flourish. Just across the bridge off 14th Street, Downtown Vero offers some of the most fun boutique shops and jewelers. After a day of shopping head to Rio Coco Café & Roastery where you can grab an artisan cup of joe. Make sure to keep your Saturdays open for the Farmers Market Oceanside, which hosts local artists, crafters, and clothing makers alongside produce sellers and organic snacks.
If you’re looking for a beach, there’s no place better than Orchid Island. Because the club owns over a mile of private oceanfront, the whole expanse of the beach is reserved for its residents of the Club. The slow-paced lifestyle and attentive upkeep mean that there are soft white sands and cool blue waters for Orchid Island families to enjoy. Keep an eye out for the animals that call Orchid Island home, such as leatherback sea turtles, ospreys and even the occasional dolphin.
Members of Orchid Island are even luckier still to call this amazing place home. Having responded to members with exceptional service, this private community is committed to providing a level of service that stands out from the rest. Golfing here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course not only is renowned among courses but also holds an Certified Audubon Sanctuary status for its commitment to natural preservation. The recently renovated Beach Club serves as a gathering place for families and friends to reunite. Private club events and holiday gatherings are held in the dining room, and families enjoy beachside service as they have fun in the sun along the Atlantic Ocean. Even better, Orchid Island stretches from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Indian River.
Residents here enjoy the island lifestyle and there are so many ways to experience it. Love the Vero location? Request the inaugural issue or Orchid Island Lifestyles magazine target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>here. to learn more about living the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of.
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