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Things to do in Vero Beach, Fl.

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Things to do in Vero Beach, Fl.

We'll be visiting Vero Beach next spring. Just wondering what fun family sights & activities we can take in while we're there, besides just the beach. :) Looking for family friendly dinner cruises, tours, etc.

Vero Beach, Florida
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1. Re: Things to do in Vero Beach, Fl.

A discussion from April has some options. I'm not sure anyone does dinner cruises. It's a shallow waterway and the cruise service in Sebastian has, really, a pretty small boat.


Environmental Learning Center is well-funded and has quite a bit to offer:


Pontoon boat tours on Blue Cypress Lake, home to a great many ospreys


Boat rentals on the Indian River


Surfing lessons


Riverside Theater


A small museum south of us:


Melbourne, Florida
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2. Re: Things to do in Vero Beach, Fl.

Several companies have tried the dinner cruise thing here and even Merritt Island / Cocoa Beach and just can't make a go of it, not enough people on a regular basis. Look at www.tcpalm.com which is the local paper and click on the entertainment section to see what is going on in the area. During spring there are Antique cars shows, art shows, etc. Most of those have a kids activites area. You could book a canoe trip either in the Indian River Lagoon or head up to Sebastian a take one on the Sebastian River which is quite pretty. Day trip to Sebastian Inlet State park. Pack a picnic lunch for that one or stop at the Disney Resort for lunch on the way back.

Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Spring is a PERFECT time to visit !!! You are going to enjoy the weather, for sure.

Cocoa Beach, Florida
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4. Re: Things to do in Vero Beach, Fl.

The sternwheeler Indian River Queen sails from Cocoa, less than an hour's drive north of Vero Beach. There is a Friday night buffet cruise and a Sunday afternoon light meal cruise. See www.indianriverqueen.com/ . The rest of the week, it is available for charters, weddings, etc.

Syracuse, NY
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We've been traveling to Vero Beach area to see my parents for years. One of my daughter's favorite things to do is to go to the Vero Beach Book Center. There are two buildings (parking in the rear). There is the regular book store, then in the back (ask someone) is the Children's Store which has books and WONDERFUL toys. My daughter got to meet and chat with Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries, etc.) there once and will never forget it. Upstairs form the Children's Store is a large used book store. So pretty much something for anyone. So we found the Book Store when she was about 6 and she still asks to go at 19. http://theverobeachbookcenter.com/

Vero Beach, Florida
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6. Re: Things to do in Vero Beach, Fl.

Here's an exotic-looking activity in Sebastian. FlyBoard.


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