Updated: Apr 4, 2022
Often regarded as “the getaway to the tropics”, Indian River County, conveniently located between Miami and Daytona Beach, is a coastal beachside paradise known for its thriving flora and fauna, gentle turquoise waves, and undisturbed tranquility - the ideal escape for those who seek an oasis of neverending opportunities.
Each waterfront mile uncovers a new experience. Golden Sands Park in Vero Beach, a noteworthy turtle nesting spot, will thrill both eco-tourists and thalassophiles alike with its uncrowded shoreline and a rich history as part of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Beachgoers who enjoy leisurely coastal strolls will appreciate Jaycee Park’s winding boardwalks and shaded picnic pavilions, while thrill-seekers may opt to try their hand at surfing at the famed Sebastian Inlet or hop in a Sea Sup Go kayak to cruise the calm Indian River lagoon waters and spot Florida’s favorite aquatic mammals, the manatees, at Round Island Park. In turn, when it's time to sample local cuisine, travelers will delight in ample choices ranging from bespoke gastropubs like American Icon Brewery to upscale dining at Cobalt.
To further enhance your stay, Indian River County offers countless lodging opportunities, including historic oceanside resorts such as Driftwood Resort and charming marinas and luxury accomodations like Fins Marina, Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa and Costa d’ Este Beach Resort.