Vero Beach Family Vacation - Palm Beach Moms

This small sweet beachside town is a quick drive from the Palm Beaches.  Once you get there park your car – you won’t need it.

Where to stay:
Vero Beach Hotel and Spa does not disappoint.  The White Orchid Spa is great.  Great pool.
The Costa D’Este is beachfront and when we went your stay included beach chairs, bikes and parking.
The Driftwood is a classic.  Feeles like you are staying in history.
Holiday Inn has a great location, pool and is beachfront.

Where to Eat:

Lunch Casey’s is always THE BEST.


Swing by Chelsea’s on Cardinal to pick up market items.  Fresh juices, organic salad bar, gifts, prepared foods, soups….  yum!

Sid’s Tacos is a new and casual, tasty addition to the Vero food scene.

Dinner at Ocean Grill is a must.

Grab a beer and bite to eat at Sailfish Brewery.

Lemon Tree is perfect for a sit down breakfast.

Cravings for a grab and go bakery breakfast or afternoon ice cream.

What to do:
Saturday morning make a pit stop at the Humiston Park Green Market (Saturdays 8-noon) for a little shimmy to the live music and pick up some fresh muffins (Keto ones too!) Then of course Humiston Park playground.
If you get time to shop Twig and Sassy have great finds for Mommy!)

Riverside Park always has something great happening.

There are so many great signature events in Vero!  Festival of Trees is every November, Holiday Nights offer free outdoor concerts each weekend in December.  December is also when Countryside Citrus typically opens up their you-pick strawberry patches.  McKee Botanical Gardens does Nights of Lights each December which is always a special way to spend an evening.  April is the annual Kids Art Festival in the same special setting as Autumn in the Park.

We broke up the drive home with a stop in  at McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero.  They are open Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12 – 5 and closed Mondays.  (McKee Gardens are stroller friendly.  Bathroom with diaper changing area.  Free parking.)  If you are hungry -Garden Cafe is delightful to dine indoors or out.  Their annual Fairy & Pirate Festival is generally in April and absolutely worth the drive.  Enjoy a wonderland of treasure hunts, building fairy houses, face painting and more.  Themed costumes are encouraged!

If you plan a visit to Vero here are a few more things to consider adding to your itinerary:
A beach day!
Manatee Education Center
BigShots indoor golf entertainment
Vero Bowl – great for a rainy day
Vero Beach Museum of Art
Environmental Learning Center

More unplugged slow pace with days well spent in the salty air please.