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Things to do in Indian River County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“This is the most consistent shorty wave in the county, works on a variety of swells and tides, and has power even when small. Your Host enjoys surfing here regularly during off-peak times , and can advise you on the same so you can enjoy more waves and less crowds”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“Nice beach, the inlet park has a nice cove with calm water perfect for kids, picnic areas, great for fishing.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“Great smallish But world class museum with beautiful shows. Must see on a rainy ( or sunny) day!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“LUNCH/DINNER/HAPPYHOUR: The oldest restaurant in Vero. A true and unique classic overlooking the ocean. Seafood is their specialty, but have a varied menu.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Captain Hiram's is great if you want to do water activities like parasailing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, fishing and boating charters, and daily tours of the marina. They also have a great bar and restauraunt called Sandbar, which has a super laid back vibe right on the marina.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Garden
“It is a historic landmark and I love eating lunch at the Sealantro Garden Cafe after a stroll through the gardens.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Store
“Plenty of stores to shop at including Adidas, Coach, Columbia, GAP, J. Crew, Nike, Loft, Reebok, Sunglass Hut, Williams&Sonoma, and many more. Monday-Saturday 9AM-8PM, Sundays 11AM-6PM ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Theatre
“Enjoy the arts including musicals and plays at the Riverside Theatre. Bringing in popular and classic shows and dramas, this theatre has it all and is truly a treat. Theatre camp is also available for children during the summer months.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum is located at 1322 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian, Florida. It houses exhibits on archaeology and the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet. Taffi Fisher, Mel Fisher’s daughter, opened the museum in December 1992 in an old abandoned fire station after renovating the building”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“A treasure museum dedicated to showcasing the lives of the survivors of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet that shipwrecked along these shores. A well put together example of what life would have been like as well as the history behind the shipwreck. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Sebastian Inlet is the best place to do beach and pier fishing, as well as surfing. Moster Snook, Red and Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, Permit etc. etc. are all abundant here. I am currently working on acquiring discounts for my guests. Stop in at Long Point Bait and Tackle, ask them if Dale is around, and tell them you are staying at Cooper's place. Tell em what kind of fishing you want to do and they'll get you setup. This is still a work in progress so no guarantees, but it's worth a shot :D”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“On the beach with outdoor seating. They make good mixed drinks and the food is not bad. It's one of those places where the beach helps it quite a bit. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“If your feeling adventurous then Sky Dive Sebastian is just the place. People travel from all over the world to jump from these planes because of the absolutely breathtaking scene of Sebastian from the Sky.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Chef Scott is terrific! Good vibe and dining on the porch is a must – direct ocean views. Try the truffled pasta!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“DINNER: Nice seafood selections, romantic restaurant, good wine selection. Amazing summer early bird discounts”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“AMC Movie Theatre, at&t, Bath & Body Works, Chick-fil-A, JC Penny, Macy's, Sears, Subway, TGI Fridays, Victoria's Secret & more. The AMC Movie Theatre is perfect for a rainy day. **Doesn't open until 10AM during the week and 12PM on Sundays**”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“LUNCH/DINNER/HAPPYHOUR: The oldest restaurant in Vero. A true and unique classic overlooking the ocean. Seafood is their specialty, but have a varied menu.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“On the beach with outdoor seating. They make good mixed drinks and the food is not bad. It's one of those places where the beach helps it quite a bit. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Chef Scott is terrific! Good vibe and dining on the porch is a must – direct ocean views. Try the truffled pasta!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“DINNER: Nice seafood selections, romantic restaurant, good wine selection. Amazing summer early bird discounts”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Good Food, Live entertainment, on the beach and The Driftwood Hotel has history and was built with driftwood!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for a cocktail under the stars next to the ocean. The fire pits are fabulous to sit around at night!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Classic old-school Vero restaurant with a great bar. You could see retired LA Dodger coaches or local movers and shakers. We love the Prime Rib Au Jus Dip sandwich with onion rings instead of the sides it comes with. You can't always get food at the bar, so call first if you like bar dining. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“One of our favorite spots located on the Indian River. Located approx 20-25 min south. Recommend their tuna nachos”
  • 11 locals recommend

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