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Our unique setting makes Indian River County the perfect destination for thousands of visitors and seasonal guests each year. We enjoy a climate moderated by the warm tropical waters of the Gulf Stream. Our balmy winters combine with the summer’s fresh ocean breezes to keep our average temperature a delicious 74 degrees, perfect for swimming, golf or tennis year round.

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY Ringed by citrus groves, cattle ranches and the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River County has a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. Centrally located 70 miles south of the Kennedy Space Center and 135 miles north of Miami, our 543 square miles contain beautiful white sandy beaches, groves of renowned Indian River oranges and grapefruit, immaculate oceanfront estates and riverfront communities. Free from urban sprawl and congestion, our 26 miles of unspoiled beaches, serene waterscapes of the Sebastian and Indian Rivers, and miles of pristine woodlands and fields provide an endless array of recreational and eco-friendly adventures for you and your family. Add our museums, theatres, restaurants, night spots and shopping and you have a perfect location for an incomparable vacation.

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VERO BEACH REGIONAL AIRPORT is a general

TECH SAVVY Download our app from both Apple or Android to keep up to date on the latest food, fun and fetes happening in Vero Beach, Fellsmere and Sebastian.

aviation airport with three runways. Elite Airways offers direct flights to and from Newark, NJ. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-877-393-2510 or www.eliteairways.net. Ground transportation is available via rental cars, local car services or limousine. Transient aircraft parking is free and restaurants and other businesses are available in and around the airport. 3400 Cherokee Dr. | Vero Beach, FL 32960 772-978-4930 | www.verobeachairport.org SEBASTIAN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT is located on the

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MELBOURNE AIRPORT is 33 miles north of

Vero Beach, and offers flights connecting to destinations around the world. 321-723-6227 | www.mlbair.com Approximately 90 minutes from Indian River County are two full-service airports that provide direct, daily commercial service to national and international destinations.

transportation system with bus service on 14 fixed routes throughout Indian River County. GoLine buses operate weekdays from 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. In addition, Saturday service is offered from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Riders under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and all passengers must be able to board, disembark and carry their own packages on and off the buses. 772-569-0903 | www.golineirt.com BY SEA

North West side of the City of Sebastian. It is a General Aviation facility, serving primarily small personal and corporate aircraft. It has two runways, the longest of which is 4,000 feet in length. 202 Airport Dr. E | Sebastian, FL. 32958 772-228-7013 | www.sebastianairport.org

GOLINE is the Indian River County public

VERO BEACH MUNICIPAL MARINA is on the East

side of the Indian River Lagoon, north of the Merrill Barber Bridge, Marker 139 - a center for maritime hospitality for over 3,000 visiting boats each year. These visiting boaters spend a phenomenal 20,000 overnights with us. Rental moorings and slips are available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Gas, diesel, and pump out services are available on a 70 ft. fuel dock. Approaches to the fuel dock are 8-10 ft. Facilities and services include free bus service to town, laundromat, TV lounge, WiFi, mail drop and pick-up, bicycle and vehicle parking, restrooms, showers, trash disposal, waste oil disposal, and a park with picnic shelters and barbecues.

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3611 Rio Vista Boulevard | Vero Beach, FL 32963 772-231-2819 | marina@covb.org

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Palm Beach International Airport www.pbia.org

Visit our website for more local transportation listings. www.VisitIndianRiverCounty.com

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SAND. SURF. SUN.

Explore 26 miles of pristine beaches and find out what makes our area a top beach destination.

THE HIT LIST

CULTURAL GEM

SEAS THE DAY

STAY & PLAY

A numerical overview of Indian River’s hits, popular haunts, and hidden gems.

The heart of our humanities scene is bustling with theatre, art and music galore.

Water, water everywhere! Get the scoop on our ocean, lake and river activities and sports.

From golf to pickleball to polo we have the venue to please every sport enthusiast. Score!

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FIVE STAR EATS. ENDLESS TREATS.

Get a taste of what’s cooking in Indian River. From venues to sip and savor to places to dine and dance, we’ve got it all.

SOMETHING HERE

YOUR PERFECT PERSONAL PARADISE.

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LEGENDS & LEGACIES

NATURAL SELECTION

OUR CITY GUIDE

Dodgertown has a legacy steeped in baseball fame and now hosts future legends.

From our citrus to treasure hunting, our rich history has unique attractions for all.

With 2,000 acres of conservation land, enjoy our sunrises not high rises.

Vero Beach. Fellsmere. Sebastian. Each city is a unique treasure.

THE MAIN EVENT An inside guide to our annual events and utterly festive happenings. Live like a local!

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Get spoiled during your stay - we have accommodations for every vacation. Rough it camping, luxuriate in a 4-star hotel or find your family’s happily-ever-after within moments of our best spots.

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A warm thank you to our local photographers who have contributed their area photographs to our guide, including our cover by Kirsten Kowalski and interior images courtesy of Joe Semkow, R. Scott Duncan and Bixby Harrison. Indian River County, Florida

Indian River County, Florida

Copyright © 2015-16 by Indian River Chamber of Commerce and Indian River Chamber of Commerce Tourism. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written consent is prohibited. The publisher is not liable for errors and omissions. Advertising of products does not imply endorsement.

CREDITS: Design: Squared Studios Design: squared-studios.com Photography & Illustration: Kirsten Kowalski, Joe Semkow, R. Scott Duncan, Bixby Harrison, Allison McNeal, Amanda Robinson, ShutterStock, iStock

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RIVERSIDE THEATRE A MUST VISIT IN VERO Riverside Theatre is the largest professional theatre in a small town in America. Producing Broadway musicals, contemporary works, and children’s theatre on three stages, Riverside Theatre, built in 1973, has garnered national acclaim for the quality of its productions. Visit the website and find out about our exciting shows!

3250 Riverside Park Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-6990 www.RiversideTheatre.com

LESS JOURNEY - MORE DESTINATION The Treasure Coast is Florida’s gem on the ocean. Now, the Vero Beach Regional Airport is offering scheduled non-stop commercial jet service to the popular New York metro area, with other destinations being considered. The close proximity and free parking make traveling from Vero Beach Regional Airport a true pleasure, meaning less journey and more destination! The Airport also serves the corporate traveler, private pilot and other general aviation connections. Come enjoy what The Treasure Coast has to offer. We’re your gateway to paradise.

3400 Cherokee Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 978-4930 www.verobeachairport.org

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Sand. Surf. Sun. PLAY AWAY ON OVER 26 MILES OF OUR PRISTINE BEACHES AND RECEIVE A DOSE OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY’S VITAMIN SEA... Named a “Top Beach Destination” by USA Today in 2015, Vero Beach, Fellsmere and Sebastian provide the perfect opportunity to soak in crystalline waters, bask in the warmth of our gorgeous, sun-drenched beaches and find serenity in the surroundings that await you on our award-winning beaches. Natural, fresh-squeezed sunshine dapples our shoreline. There is so much to enjoy about the Indian River coastline - from building sandcastles with the kids, romantic walks as the waves gently lap your toes, to riding the frothy surf on a skimboard as the sun sets. Even if you’re simply enjoying a relaxing moment steps away from some of our world-renowned hotels, you’re always in good company in Indian River County. Take a peek at our renowned parks and beaches - like Humiston Park, named one of the “Top 10 beaches in the US” by Family Vacation Critic - and discover the amenities that are perfect for your unique visit. Playgrounds, picnics and parking...each of our fantastic settings offers different reasons to keep coming back for more. Stay for an hour or play all day, Indian River County’s sand, surf and sun have that small town charm with world-class luxury!

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MAP KEY BOARDWALK ACCESS LIFEGUARD PARKING PICNIC PLAYGOUND RESTROOMS SHOWERS

SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK 9700 N Highway A1A | Sebastian Open M-Sun - 7 am until Sunset

AMBERSANDS BEACH 12566 North A1A | Vero Beach Open M-Sun - 7 am until Sunset

TREASURE SHORES PARK 11300 North A1A | Vero Beach Open M-Sun - 7 am until Sunset

GOLDEN SANDS BEACH WABASSO BEACH PARK

10350 North A1A | Vero Beach Open M-Sun - 7 am until Sunset

1820 County Road 510 | Vero Beach Open M-Sun - 7 am until Sunset

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Three miles of beautiful beaches provide opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, shelling, sunbathing and so much more. Canoe and kayak the Indian River Lagoon or stroll down the milelong Hammock Trail. Waterfront pavilions and picnic areas are great for family outings and this park is a favorite for anglers nationwide as a premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida’s east coast. SBI is a popular surfing locale and plays host to major competitions every year. Complete with two museums - The McLarty Treasure Museum and Sebastian Fishing Museum - and RVs and tent camping areas are available along with a boat ramp.

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SOUTH BEACH

South Beach is, perhaps, Vero Beach’s busiest and widest stretch of beach. Here you will find a bustling beach park with two beach volleyball courts, beach rentals, picnic pavilions and a beautifully manicured grass area many local rabbits call home. There’s always shorebirds on the beach and occasionally a small flock of parrots in the sea grapes.

HUMISTON PARK

Named one of the TOP 10 BEACHES IN THE UNITED STATES by Family Vacation Critic, Humiston is just south of Sexton Plaza on Ocean Drive. With lifeguards, showers and restrooms - Humiston is a perfect place to soak it in. Free parking abounds - with lots and street side spaces. Before you hit boardwalk, the kids can enjoy the beach breeze while climbing, sliding and swinging at the newly redesigned playground. With shaded parent watching areas and space to play frisbee, this park also has a ton of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops within steps of this delight by the sea. Various Art Shows and a weekly Saturday Farmer’s Market are held at or near this location. For a complete listing, visit index page 32

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Round Island Park is located at the Indian River/St. Lucie County line. Amenities include ample parking, boat ramp & boat parking, playground for children, two picnic pavilions, canoe launch and observation tower. This unique park allows access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon. The lagoon access area is one of the best manatee viewing areas in the County.


SOPHISTICATED YET CASUAL DINING & A VIEW Citrus Grillhouse is an American bistro-style casual seaside restaurant. Dishes are simple classics with Italian and Mediterranean inspired origins. Our menu changes with the seasons, using regionally grown produce and specialty meats and seafood. Two full bars and an outdoor terrace overlooking the magnificent Atlantic Ocean.

1050 Easter Lily Lane Vero Beach, Florida 32963 www.citrusgrillhouse.com

WAKE UP ON THE OCEAN The Holiday Inn Vero Beach Hotel & Suites Oceanside is located in beautiful Orchid Island. Choose newly renovated oceanfront rooms & suites, or rooms with a view of the pool or the city. Enjoy your stay with a day on the beach or take a dip in the pool. Bike & kayak rentals are available. When it’s time to eat, look no further than Mulligan’s Beach House Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Quaint boutiques & restaurants are all within walking distance. Dogs are also welcome.

3384 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963 888-670-7470 HolidayInnVeroBeach.com

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INSPIRATION OVER PREDICTAbILITY Discover Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, located in the charming town of Vero Beach in central Florida’s Treasure Coast. It’s Gloria & Emilio Estefan’s luxury beachfront resort. This oceanfront haven is set alongside miles of pristine Florida golden sand beaches. The skilled staff stand ready to inspire and pamper, providing harmony and soul to every interaction. Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s personal taste is evident throughout this Florida beachfront resort and is beautifully obvious everywhere you look.

3244 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 562.9919 www.costadeste.com

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CULTURAL GEM OF TREASURE COAST Visit the nationally accredited Vero Beach Museum of Art for something of interest for all ages. From galleries featuring national & international exhibitions —to two sculpture parks with large-scale works from its permanent collection. Enjoy youth & family offerings, tours, art school, & a museum store, as well as chamber music and jazz to film studies & yoga. This hands-on cultural and educational experience is one of the true ”gems“ of the Treasure Coast.

3001 Riverside Park Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963 772.231.0707 verobeachmuseum.org

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ith its tropical surroundings, its no wonder artists of all kinds find inspiration in Indian River County. Our area has drawn writers and painters, poets and musicians for decades creativity flows freely here and our dynamic cultural arts scene reflects this in every way.

Riverside Theatre is a regionally producing theatre affiliated with Actor’s Equity Association, The League of Resident Theatres, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists. Riverside Theatre has brought showstopping hits such as Les Miserables, 42nd Street and The Producers to Indian River County.

VERO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART

The Museum is the largest cultural arts facility of its kind on Florida’s Treasure Coast featuring five art galleries, two sculpture parks, Museum Art School, auditorium, great hall, art library, museum store and a museum café. The Museum offers changing exhibitions of worldclass art, group tours, daily activities to engage children and adults, Free Admission Saturdays, art events and so much more. Discover your inner artist at a Cork, Canvas and Company night, enjoy an art seminar or take a guided docent tour and learn about the Museum’s permanent collection.

A PEEK INSIDE

When it comes to cultural arts, Indian River county has some of the most unique and intriguing ways to dive into the scene. Check out some of our favorites of from an art and theatre perspective. Don’t miss these hidden gems during your stay in Indian River.

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As the largest producing accredited professional theater in the state, Riverside Theatre offers its audience over 255 performances each year. These performances range from the contemporary dramas, comedies and lavish musicals that light up the season to a variety of stars that come to Riverside each year as part of their Special Events and Distinguished Lecturer Series.

This all-volunteer guild formed in 1958, produces five high-caliber, Broadway-style shows. Auditions are open to all. The guild also sponsors workshops in various theatre UNDER THE OAKS

Under the majestic live oaks in Riverside Park, next to the Vero Beach Museum of Art, this 3-day acclaimed fine art show March 11-13, 2016 is the largest public event in the Southeast, drawing over 80,000 visitors. Artists and patrons alike have voted it the “best arts and crafts festival in Florida” by Florida Magazine. www.verobeachartclub.org


disciplines, and sends a mini-troupe called “Guild on the Go” into the community to entertain. Traditions include an opening night champagne reception with the cast. GALLERY STROLLS

Galleries and businesses in historic downtown Vero Beach participate in the First Friday Gallery Stroll held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The stroll is based along 14th Avenue from 19th Street to 23rd Street and the surrounding area. Both galleries and select businesses exhibit new artwork each month in a lively gallery reception atmosphere. VERO BEACH OPERA

Vero Beach Opera promotes, supports, professionally produces and advances the art of grand opera; promotes opera education by conducting Opera Studies classes through a partnership with the Vero Beach Museum of Art; sponsors professional singers of classical and semi-

classical music from the community; provides local artists the opportunity to perform through our Resident Artists Program; and awards scholarships to college-bound Indian River County students majoring in Vocal/Music Performance or Education and piano scholarships to young students who show great promise but have financial need. INDIAN RIVER SYMPHONIC ASSOCIATION

The Indian River Symphonic Association brings world-renowned symphonic music to Indian River County. The Indian River Symphonic Association has been able to present concerts in Vero Beach by many of the best international orchestras, including the Moscow Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Bolshoi Symphony, BBC Orchestra of London, Cincinnati Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Munich Symphony. For a complete listing, visit index page 32

COMEDY ZONE AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

CORK AND CANVAS

The Treasure Coast’s best stage for live standup comedy for Friday and Saturday nights. Two hilarious comedians highlight each night, along with free live music before the show Come hungry, food is available for purchase. www.riversidetheatre.com

Explore your creative side with friends at Vero Beach Museum of Art. A professional artist will guide in creating your masterpiece. Bring your own wine and light apps; all art materials are included. www.verobeachmuseum.org

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WATER ACTIVITIES

Dive into the serene blue-green waters that surround our area, explore the underseas for wildlife or lost treasure. Explore the Indian River Lagoon by kayak and wind through the mangroves to delight in the natural beauty. Take an excursion by charter to feast on the fabulous fishing for which we are known, or catch a wave and hang ten on some of the most renowned surfing locations in the United States. If you love spending time on the water, Indian River County is your ideal destination! The Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River lagoon provide endless opportunities to feed your current passions and maybe even discover a few new ones.

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FISHING

By land or by sea, your fishing options are endless in Indian River County. Whether you sink a line for a bass, red snapper or snook, you’re sure to get hooked. Just off of our Atlantic Coast, deep sea fishing adventures and various sportfish await you. The Atlantic Ocean offers fishing opportunities for all ages and skill levels. The avid or amateur fisherman can enjoy bottom fishing for hardfighting tasty snapper and grouper or live baiting and trolling for dolphin, sailfish, king mackerel and more. Sebastian Inlet is considered the premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida’s east coast. Fishermen flock to the pier at Sebastian Inlet to catch snook, redfish, bluefish, flounder, snapper, grouper, sheepshead, permit, whiting, blues, Spanish mackerel, and various species of shark.

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ONE FISH, TWO FISH In IRC, you will need a fishing license to take salt or freshwater game. Fishing opportunities are endless - from docks or out on open water. For more information: www.irctax.com FRESHWATER GAME FISH

black bass, crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, warmouth, redbreast sunfish, spotted sunfish, flier, mud sunfish, longear sunfish, shadow bass, peacock bass, white bass, striped bass and sunshine bass SALTWATER GAME FISH

Snapper, grouper, amberjack, sea bass, triggerfish, tilefish, lionfish, hogfish, billfish, mackeral, swordfish, wahoo, cobia, tripletail, dolphinfish, bluefish, pompano, mullet, flounder, redfish LOBSTER Mini Season is in mid-July and runs for 2 days. Regular lobster season (rec and commercial) from around August through March. OTHER CRUSTACEANS

shrimp, crab, oysters, scallops, clams

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AIRBOAT TOURS

SURFING, PADDLEBOARDING AND KITEBOARDING

Airboat tours of the beautiful Blue Cypress conservation area are educational, exciting, and informative. Sit back and enjoy a fully narrated tour of an ecosystem that is part of the headwaters for the St. John’s River. On a one hour tour, you will see and learn about alligators, birds, fish and flora of the marsh. Photographic opportunities abound, so bring your camera and create memories.

If surfing is what gets your blood pumping, you’re probably aware that Indian River County offers some of the finest waves on the east coast. The sand-bottom jetty break at the north side of Sebastian Inlet State Park is renowned in the surfing world and has even been called the birthplace of aerial surfing. You might even try your hand (or, more accurately, your whole body) at paddle boarding. You’ll have so much fun you won’t even realize you’re getting a full workout! If getting a bird’s eye view appeals to you, kiteboarding will offer a thrilling and unique way to get a new perspective on the area.

DIVING AND SNORKELING

Are you more interested in seeing what lies below the surface? Scuba diving and snorkeling afford the chance to explore the coral and oculina reefs or get a look at site of the 1715 Spanish galleon wreck responsible for giving the Treasure Coast its nickname. BOATING, KAYAK AND CANOEING

With a beautiful climate and abundance of navigable waters, boating is a natural year-round activity for residents and visitors alike. Whether sailing your schooner into a local marina or setting out in your bass boat from one of our many public launches, Indian River County is sure to impress. Maybe kayaking along the mangrove-lined river or lagoons is more your speed. Try taking a kayak tour or even rent one on your own for a chance to see a manatee grabbing a little lunch.

SWIMMING AND SPLASHING

The North County Aquatic Center is a family oriented heated public pool open year round. Featuring an activity pool that is zero depth for easy entry for all ages and has slides, water cannons, bubblers, a water tree and a huge water play structure. The competition pool has almost one million gallons of water. We have up to 24 lanes for lap swimming at 25 yards. Our diving well has one meter and three meter diving boards. The Fountains, located in Vero Beach on Royal Palm Park is fun and free for the whole family. Enjoy panoramic views of the Indian River Lagoon while splashing through the kid-friendly play fountains. For a complete listing, visit index page 33-35

ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME The Country Inn & Suites Vero Beach is located just west of I-95 on Hwy 60, within walking distance to shopping at Vero Beach Outlets, and just minutes to the beach, golf, dining, & Historic Dodgertown. Each of the spacious guest rooms & suites feature a wet bar, microwave & refrigerator. Dogs are also welcome.

9330 19th Lane Vero Beach, FL 32966 (800) 596-2375

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WALK. RUN. CATCH. RIDE. SWING. FLY. THROW. BIKE. HIT. SHOOT. PERFECT YOUR BACKHAND, TAKE A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OR JUST MAKE A BIRDIE. ANYWAY YOU SLICE IT, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HAS IT ALL.

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Sandridge Golf Club features not just one, but two fantastic 18 hole layouts. The Dunes Course, which opened to the public in 1987, winds around an old ridge once used for mining operations. The Lakes Course features one of the toughest holes in all of South Florida, the par 4 14th challenging island green. It’s no secret why Sandridge Golf Club has been rated four-and-a-half stars by Golf Digest and regularly earned a spot on the magazine’s “Places to Play List” -- this is South Florida golf at its best. The City of Sebastian also offers a public course and within the County there are numerous private courses as well. LACROSSE

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River Lacrosse Association (IRLAX) manages the multi-purpose fields at Dick Bird Park located at 800 20th

Street in Vero Beach. The four lacrosse fields at the park have state of the art electronic scoreboards for each field and the newest lighting technology can offer. Ample, safe parking and paved walkways, along with a concessions building with clean, spacious restroom facilities make the fields among the best in the southeast. The fields are available year-round for use by visiting high school and college teams. SKYDIVE SEBASTIAN

Skydiving is thrilling not only for the participants, but also for spectators on the ground. Skydive Sebastian features one of the fastest growing and most scenic drop zones in the world. It offers comprehensive training with professional staff at its first-class facility in Sebastian.

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POLO

BG Polo is a 36-acre equestrian compound that is a robust and fully functional horse property. Offering 48 stalls, dressage and jumper arenas, a “stick & ball” / recreational field, bridle path and 23 paddocks, in addition to a clubhouse & lounge, tack room, living quarters, and more. Public polo matches are the perfect opportunity to tailgate and watch a match. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SHOOTING RANGE

The Indian River County Public Shooting Range’s state-of-the-art facility consists of a 5-stand (shotgun) range, a pistol range consisting of 35 firing stations, a rifle range with 29 stations including two 200-yard target firing stations, an air gun range, a 65-yard archery range, as well as walk-through sporting clays and a walk-through archery course. The facility is fully manned to insure maximum shooting safety. In addition to the recreational aspects of the range, it is also a hunter’s education training facility with courses taught by the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Shooting Range staff. BIKING AND WALKING

Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area is a 440 acre nature preserve along the Indian River Lagoon. Walk along trails through a canopy of live oaks, orchids, wild coffee bushes, mangrove wetlands and wildlife. Enjoy bird-watching from an observation platform and tower. The Lagoon Greenway is a 187-acre property located at the corner of 8th Street and Indian River Boulevard. It boasts an ecologically diverse three- mile trail system for hiking, jogging or bike riding. The St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, has been identified as one of the top birding locations in the United States. It offers hiking, jogging, walking, kayaking, and canoeing. Certain trails have been adapted to accommodate horseback riders. PICKLEBALL

Join the numerous community groups that play pickleball, “America’s fastest growing sport”. Regularly scheduled games are held in Vero Beach at Pocahontas Park, Riverside Park and Schumann Park in Sebastian. For a complete listing, visit index page 35-37

SPORTS, CONFERENCE AND EVENTS DESTINATION Historic Dodgertown is a multi-sport destination that hosts athletic tournaments and showcases all year for baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and football. In addition, our campus features event meeting space for groups of 10 to 200, on-site hotel accommodations, corporate retreats, day meetings, reunions and parties. Featuring the iconic Stadium Club Lounge, Jackie Robinson Room and an Olympic-size pool and barbeque area, Historic Dodgertown offers a full range of services.

3901 26th Street Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772-257-8454 www.HistoricDodgertown.com

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HISTORIC DODGERTOWN

A FANTASTIC FACILITY STEEPED IN LEGENDARY BASEBALL LORE, HISTORIC DODGERTOWN HAS NOW EXPANDED THEIR LEGACY AS A MODERN COMPLEX FOR MANY SPORTS AND EVENTS.

Founded in 1948, Dodgertown occupied a former

Naval Air Base in establishing a permanent Spring Training home for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Creating an environment where both minor and major league players could live and train was a key component, especially as pioneer Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers in becoming the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. In 1953, a 5,000 seat stadium was built and named in honor of Bud Holman, the area businessman who led the recruitment of the Dodgers to Vero Beach. The facility would evolve over the years to feature two golf courses, a citrus grove, conference center and hotel. From 1948 – 2008, the Dodgers would accumulate 6 World Series Championships and 14 National League pennants. The environment created at Dodgertown that allowed players to stay, train, play and recreate would be credited in building the atmosphere that led to such team success.

In 2008, the Dodgers played their final game in Vero Beach as they moved Spring Training operations to Glendale, Arizona under new Dodgers ownership. With Indian River County owning the facility since 2001 and no tenant, Dodgertown was briefly shuttered. In May 2009, Minor League Baseball began operation as “Vero Beach Sports Village”, utilizing the facility as a team training and tournament destination for youth and amateur sports. After two years of financial duress, former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley stepped in to take responsibility for the property along with partners Terry O’Malley Seidler, Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo. Today “Historic Dodgertown” features a year-round calendar of events. High school and college teams descend to Vero Beach each spring, while travel baseball teams compete all year. Facility partners include professional baseball from Korea, Canadian Football League teams, the FHSAA and FCSAA Women’s Softball State Finals along with soccer, lacrosse, swimming and rowing. WWW.VI SI T I NDI A NRI VERC O UNT Y . CO M

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HIGHWAYMEN STYLE ART Florida Highwaymen Landscape Art Gallery 1953 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772.321.2802

In Vero Beach, nationally-known stores are located in the Route 60 corridor with a variety of shopping centers, the Indian River Mall and the discount opportunities at The Vero Beach Outlets. The Indian River Mall is anchored by Dillard’s, J.C. Penney, Macy’s and Sears. Nearby Vero Beach Fashion Outlets is an inviting outdoor shopping destination for famous designer and brand-name merchandise. Other opportunities abound in this corridor with other big retailers like Lowes, Target, Office Depot, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Sports Authority and more.

(painting by Roy McLendon, second generation Highwayman)

VERO BEACH BRACELET Leigh Jewelers 3401 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, Florida 32963 772.234.8522 www.leighjewelers.com

Take a stroll along Ocean Drive and surrounding areas and you’ll find a charming beachside shopping area that’s elegant but unpretentious. The boutiques here offer fashionable clothing and trendy gifts, and the restaurants serve a variety of formal and family fare. The U.S. Highway 1 thoroughfare includes the Vero Mall at 12th Street. The mall is anchored by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Publix, SteinMart and Starbucks. Restaurants, automobile dealerships and shopping plazas complete the makeup of this busy main artery through Vero Beach. Go north to Sebastian to find a riverfront busy with hotels, restaurants, boat rentals and shops. Day or evening, the area is hopping with activity. U.S. Highway 1 continues to offer the most shopping in Sebastian, including antique shops, grocery stores, dining, retail stores and “The Village,” an eclectic shopping complex. In Fellsmere are some of Indian River County’s bestkept secrets. Go antique shopping and discover some local history by visiting the historic Fellsmere Inn or dine at the Marsh Landing Restaurant. A blend of the old and the new, Fellsmere also has several Latin American bodegas offering fresh pastries, tortillas, hot peppers and many other specialty foods.

EXPLORE OUR SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS ON THE ISLAND, MAINLAND, IN THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN AREA OR ALONG THE RIVERFRONT.

FRESH SHRIMP Fellsmere Fresh Farmers Market 32 N. Broadway Street Fellsmere, Florida 32948 772.924.8186

LOCAL CITRUS CRAFT BEER GROWLER Orchid Island Brewery 2855 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, Florida 32963 772.205.2436 www.orchidislandbrewery.com

BEACHSIDE SHOPPING DISTRICT Village Beach Shoppes, Ocean Drive Shopping BEACHSIDE SHOPPING DISTRICT

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DENIM JEANS Buckley Denim

1183A 19th Street Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772.257.6248 www.buckleydenim.com

Our retail stores offer some of the most unique and delightful pieces - clothing, nibbles, equipment and accessories that are inherently “Indian River.” Take a peek at some of our favorite offerings and where to find them! After all...

WE MAKE THE BEST OF WHAT’S AROUND PIPER M600 AIRCRAFT Piper Aircraft 2926 Piper Drive Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772.299.2830 www.piper.com

CUSTOM VERA BRADLEY SUP BOARD Dragonfly Boatworks, LLC 3435 Aviation Boulevard Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772.567.8835 www.dragonflypaddleboards.com

AUTHENTIC AND REPLICA TREASURE Mel Fisher Museum 1322 US Highway 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 772.589.9875

FRESH SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE SLUSHEE Countryside Citrus 3300 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, Florida 32963 www.countrysidecitrus.com

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The 1903 Vero Beach train station is home to the Historical Society Exhibition Center. Interesting artifacts, information and maps about the county’s historic sites and structures are offered.

TAKE IN THE HERITAGE AND HISTORY OF OUR AREA THAT DELVES DEEP INTO CITRUS AND LITERATURE, ARCHAEOLOGY AND UNDISCOVERED GOLD - WE TRULY ARE A TREASURE OF THE COAST OLD MAN VERO SITE

Vero man refers to a set of fossilized human bones found in Vero Beach in 1915 and 1916. The human bones were found in association with those of Pleistocene animals. Recent studies show that the Vero human bones are from the Pleistocene, and are the largest collection of human remains from the Pleistocene found in North America. In 2014, excavation began in partnership with Mercyhurst Archeological Institute. Tours and volunteer opportunities are available at the excavation site. MCLARTY TREASURE MUSEUM

This museum is located on the site of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet salvaging camp; a site designated as a National Historical Landmark. In the early 1960s, the wrecks were rediscovered and salvage operations recommenced. Modern salvaging techniques have yielded new discoveries that continue into the present. The Museum is dedicated to telling the continuing story of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet. Original artifacts are on display including gear from the galleons, weapons, and treasure. MEL FISHER TREASURE MUSEUM

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artifacts and treasure ever assembled. You will also be granted the opportunity to watch as the treasure, still being uncovered from the 1715 Fleet, grows in quantity and spectacle in the recent recovery display. Observe on the spot preservation techniques through a special viewing window in the laboratory. UDT NAVY SEAL MUSEUM

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the Navy SEALs and their predecessors, including the Underwater Demolition Teams, Naval Combat Demolition Units, Office of Strategic Services Maritime Units and Amphibious Scouts and Raiders. See presentations on the incredible training that candidates must undergo to become a SEAL. VETERANS MEMORIAL ISLAND

Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary is now a quiet haven for reflection on the sacrifices made by the men and women in the Armed Forces of our Country. It contains memorials to the men and women of Indian River County who died in combat while defending our Country. Because this Island was created for quiet contemplation, all uses must be in keeping with the purpose and intent of a Veterans Sanctuary and therefore general recreational activities are not

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A week after departing from Cuba, eleven of the twelve ships of the Spanish Treasure fleet were lost in a hurricane near present day Vero Beach.

America’s entire National Wildlife Refuge System was first established in Sebastian in 1903

Largest collection of human remains from the Pleistocene found in North America, called “Vero Man”

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permitted. It has been said that this is one of the most beautiful Veteran Sanctuaries in the Country. SEBASTIAN’S WORKING WATERFRONT

Sebastian’s Working Waterfront showcases the rich cultural history of the fishing industry. The fishing industry is alive and thriving today, along with plenty of water based activities, quaint river view lodging, and waterfront restaurants that offer up the local fish of the day! Whether it’s grouper, flounder, snapper, clams, Florida lobster, or blue crabs, you’re sure to get your taste of fresh Florida fish! INDIAN RIVER CITRUS MUSEUM

Experience the life of early pioneers in the most famous citrus-producing region in the world. Visit the Indian River Citrus Museum to discover how citrus seeds made their way to Florida and the story of how area pioneers established the most distinguished citrus fruit in the world. You’re sure to enjoy

all the artifacts, photographs, memorabilia, and crate labels. HALLSTROM HOUSE

Once a pineapple plantation built in 1918, the museum is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Established in 1909 and bequeathed to the Historical Society of Indian River County by Ruth Hallstrom, the farmhouse documents and demonstrates a bygone way of life in southern Indian River County. Collections include artifacts, photographs, furniture, and memorabilia.

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Mrs. Zena M. Dreier is first woman to cast a ballot in Fellsmere, in Florida, and south of the Mason-Dixon

FTC issues cease and desist on outside growers using ”Indian River Citrus” cementing citrus legacy

LAURA RIDING JACKSON HOME

Laura Riding Jackson, widely noted avantgarde poet of the 1920s and 1930s, settled in Indian River County in the latter part of her life in a “cracker” style house built around 1910. The home is an example of a disappearing architectural style and a symbol of an older, more environmentally sensitive way of life. For a complete listing, visit index page 37-38

1942 The U.S. Naval Air Station (now Historic Dodgertown) becomes a Navy and Flight training base.

INDIAN RIVER CITRUS MUSEUM Come enjoy the rich history of Vero Beach at The Indian River Citrus Museum. Discover how citrus seeds made their way to Florida and the story of how area pioneers established the most distinguished citrus fruit in the world. You’re sure to enjoy all the artifacts, photographs, memorabilia, and crate labels. There’s a small gift shop with carefully selected items. The main hall at the Heritage Center can be rented for weddings, meetings and other functions. “We Pack It All In!”

2140 14th Ave. Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 770-2263 www.VeroHeritage.org info@veroheritage.org

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ARCHIE CARR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

crappie, largemouth bass, shellcrackers, and warmouth. The largest largemouth bass on record at the lake weighed in at an impressive 18 pounds, 2 ounces.

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, a 248acre refuge spanning 20.5 miles long, was designated to protect habitat for what is the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America. The long stretches of quiet, undisturbed sandy beaches, with little or no artificial light, are essential to the reproductive success and survival of the 15,000 to 20,000 sea turtles nesting annually.

PELICAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

BLUE CYPRESS LAKE

Blue Cypress Lake, located just west of Fellsmere, is the largest lake in the Treasure Coast and Indian River County. It is the headwater of the St. John’s River and is over 6,500 acres in size and has an average depth of 8 feet. The lake’s name comes from the blue appearance of the cypress trees as the morning sun’s rays reflect off the water. Blue Cypress Lake offers some of the cleanest water in Florida which makes the perfect home for bluegill, catfish, chain pickerel,

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National Wildlife Refuge, canoe excursions, hikes, walks, and green living workshops are also available throughout the year.

ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER

Gently hold live marine organisms from a touch tank, watch native fish in gigantic aquariums, walk along elevated boardwalks winding through a mangrove forest and listen to an audio tour as you explore ELC’s 64 acre island campus. The ELC is a nonprofit organization which provides an array of educational ecology adventures for young and old. Pontoon boat excursions on the St. Sebastian River, kayak tours in Pelican Island 2016

Located in the Indian River Lagoon on the east coast of Florida, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is both the name of the refuge and the name of the original 5.5 acre rookery island, which supports important bird rookeries, key fish spawning sites, and a globally important juvenile sea turtle nursery. Primarily comprised of lagoonal waters, the refuge includes aquatic, transitional, and upland habitats supporting a diversity of species, including 14 federally listed threatened and endangered species. This complex ecological system also supports hundreds of species of birds, fish, plants, and mammals. Today, at least 16 different bird species nest on Pelican Island proper, including brown pelicans, wood storks, egrets, herons, ibises, anhingas, oyster catchers, and cormorants.


EXCITING ECO TOUR OF THE bACK COUNTRY Join Stumpknocker Airboat Tours and Captain Steve Hayes, the only Certified Florida Master Naturalist on the marsh, for a fully narrated tour of an Eco system that is part of the headwaters for the St. John’s River. Fun for family and friends. Bring a camera and let’s create some memories. It’s the most educational, exciting, humorous and informative airboat tour of the beautiful Blue Cypress conservation area.

MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDENS TURTLE TOURS Take a walk and observe a rare view of nesting of sea turtles COASTAL BIOLOGY June-July | Fri & Sat 9 pm - 12 am $15 Max group: 25 people Reservations requested: www.coastalbiology.org/ turtle-walks/ ARCHIE CARR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE June-July | Fri & Sat 9 pm - 12 am $15 Minimum age of 7 Reservations required: www.seaturtlewalks.org

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, McKee Botanical Garden is an 18-acre tropical garden supporting a dense and diverse botanical collection as well as several restored architectural treasures. The first permitted, structurally engineered bamboo structure to stand in the United States has been erected at the Garden. Originally built in Colombia, the building was disassembled, shipped by boat to Florida and rebuilt at McKee. Self-guided tours are available. OSLO RIVERFRONT CONSERVATION AREA

440 acre nature preserve along the Indian River Lagoon. Free nature walks from November through April on the first and third Saturday of each month beginning at 9 am. There are 298 riverfront acres to explore. Walk along trails through a canopy of live oaks, orchids, wild coffee bushes, mangrove wetlands and wildlife. Enjoy bird-watching from an

Arrange the trip of life time! For Reservations Call: (772)778-9654 www.Stumpknocker.com

observation platform and tower. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Off of South U.S. 1, east to the end of Oslo Road. ST. SEBASTIAN RIVER PRESERVE STATE PARK

This site preserves open grassy forests of longleaf pine that were once commonplace throughout Florida. The pine flatwoods form a backdrop for other biological communities, including cypress domes, scrubby flatwoods, sandhills, and a beautiful strand swamp. These habitats are home to many native plants and animals, including over 50 protected species. Photographers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts can explore miles of trails on foot, bicycle, or horseback. Canoeing, boating, and fishing on the St. Sebastian River are popular activities For a complete listing, visit index page 38

SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK, FISHING MUSEUM: June-July | Fri-Wed FREE Reservations required (772) 388-2750 www.fws.gov/archiecarr/ turtlewalks.html

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CITY GUIDE

Three distinct cities that open to a whole world of enriched activity.

VERO BEACH FELLSMERE SEBASTIAN Catch a wave or a top-tier show. Dig into a fourstar meal or soft, warm sand. Savor the spa or unique art collections. Spot rare nature or trendy fashion. Whatever your fancy, imagine yourself here, where small charm meets world-class luxury afternoon may find you browsing a few of our local art galleries and studios dotting the island or the shopping district downtown. In the evening, take in a Broadwayquality play or perhaps some live comedy at Riverside Theatre.

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s soon as you arrive in Vero Beach, you will understand why USA Today named it one of the 2015 “Easy Beach Escapes”. Surrounded by the serene blue-green waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon, forget your worries and lose yourself in the quaint charm this hospitable city. Vero Beach is a destination where our guests can enjoy a small-town ambiance, world-class luxury without high-rise buildings or traffic to mar the beautiful view. Visitors can relax on miles of picturesque beaches, immerse themselves in our thriving cultural arts scene or choose sports activities all within just a few minutes of local resorts.

With a selection of shopping venues that range from the upscale and luxurious to quirky, oneof-a-kind boutique, your opportunities for “retail therapy” abound. Once you dive in, it won’t take long to understand why Vero Beach is a shopper’s paradise. Vero Beach truly is a cultural gem with its thriving arts and cultural scene. You can spend your morning strolling through the diverse collections featured in The Vero Beach Museum of Art, the largest of its kind on the Treasure Coast. The

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Although it may be tempting to spend your entire trip relaxing on our gorgeous beaches, there’s plenty more to see and do around Vero Beach. McKee Botanical Garden is certain to make you feel as though you’ve stepped into a Claude Monet painting with 18 acres of lush, subtropical flora abounding with water lilies. The Spanish Fleet’s loss in 1715 is the visitor’s gain at the McLarty Treasure Museum. Explore the fascinating history and lost booty of the famed shipwreck and enjoy the view from an observation deck modeled after a Spanish galleon. This is only the beginning of the attractions that await you in Vero Beach.

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Fellsmere

ellsmere, the most rural town in Indian River County, is located in the northwestern part of Indian River County.

The beautiful natural resources of the Stick Marsh make this one of the hottest trophy bass fishing lakes in the Country. It is also home of the Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, which boasts the Guiness Book of Records for the largest frog leg festival in the world. Fellsmere is the home of the National Elephant Center which opened in 2013. The National Elephant Center is the result of a unique collaboration among zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, individuals and organizations to ensure elephants remain a part of our future.


The St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park features miles of trails to explore on foot, bicycle, or horseback site amidst grassy forests of longleaf pine. Cypress domes, scrubby flatwoods and sand hills are home to many native plants and animals, including over 50 protected species, just waiting for birdwatchers and photographers to discover. If you prefer to tour by kayak, canoe or boat, there’s no better place. Consider reserving the Florida Tech Challenge Course for their next retreat. Their team building and leadership training courses including High Ropes, Leadership Reaction, Marine Obstacle, and Air Assault Courses present an incomparable physical and mental challenge for all.

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iscover the natural splendor and rich history of the Sebastian River Area. Situated in the northernmost part of Indian River County, about 15 miles north of Vero Beach, there’s a vast array of activities and attractions that includes fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, recreational parks, and so much more.

A DOWNTOWN OASIS OF SUITES PERFECT FOR ANY STAY 90 Spacious Guest Rooms and Suites that include a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and fresh beds. Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Vero Beach also offers complimentary hot breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24hour Business Center, Fitness Center and Outdoor Pool. 611 20th Place with Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee There is over 1,600 square feet meeting room space for  90 Spacious Guest Rooms Maker and Fresh Clean Beds 772-774-4010 business and social events. Centrally located off Miracle www.verobeachdowntownsuites.com Mile and minutes away from gorgeous beaches.  Complimentary Hot Breakfast 

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the north jetty. Another hot surf spot is Monster Hole--located about 1/3 mile off the beach. Avid fishermen also flock to Sebastian Inlet, which is considered the premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida’s east coast.

The Sebastian River Area has over 20,000 acres of preserve ideal for hiking, birding and horseback riding. Sebastian is home to Pelican Island, America’s 1st National Wildlife Refuge, with over 130 species of birds. The St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, is considered one of the top birding locations in the U.S. Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, a 248-acre refuge spanning 20.5 miles long, was designated to protect habitat for what is the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America

The Sebastian River Area also offers great inshore fishing. There are over 13,000 acres of freshwater wilderness famous for trophy bass, the diverse Indian River Lagoon, North America’s most biologically diverse estuary, has hundreds of species of

fish and the St. Sebastian River takes you back in time with its “Old Florida” charm. These beautiful waterways not only offer amazing fishing opportunities but also the perfect scenery for pontoon boat and airboat tours, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Sebastian boasts one of the most spectacular skydiving views in the world! Both tandem and experienced jumpers travel from all over the world to plunge from an altitude of 13,500 feet and experience the breathtaking view!

Sebastian Inlet State Park is one of the most popular state parks in the southeast known for its extraordinary surfing and fishing. One of the most consistent surf breaks in Florida is Sebastian Inlet’s first peak, located next to

A HISTORY OF FOOD AND NON-STOP FUN The Driftwood Resort and Waldo’s Restaurant offer oceanfront accommodations and dining. The unique oceanfront deck is the only one of its kind along the Treasure Coast. The outdoor dining, entertainment and pool decks make a stay in the beautiful rooms at the Driftwood Resort even more fun! It’s also a perfect spot for your destination wedding - the vacation or wedding of your dreams is steps from the ocean. Come take in the magnificent view at The Driftwood Resort and Waldo’s Restaurant.

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repare your taste buds for a delicious adventure! Our restaurants are going to take you on a culinary tour of the local flavors of Indian River County and beyond. Many of our talented chefs have trained with the best of the best around the world and are ready to share their experience with you. Our restaurant scene has an eclectic mix of cuisines and styles. Looking for something classically elegant and upscale? We’ve got you covered. Have a more flip-flops and shorts, downhome finger-lickin’ bar-be-que meal in mind? We’ve got that too, as well as a little of everything in between. Whatever you might be craving, you’ll find the perfect restaurant here. The wide variety of fare reflects the diverse influences that can be found in our area. From tempting fresh sushi to exquisite al dente pasta to familiar national chains, Indian River County is a must-try destination for foodies. While

you’re here, you might sample a refreshing craft beer or two from a local brewery. You’ll also find a number of fabulous wine bars in the area to introduce you to your new favorite vintage! Partake in some of the local tropical flavor at one of our tiki bars or beachside hangouts. Don’t forget to indulge your sweet tooth - what says vacation more than enjoying an ice cream on the beach? Handmade chocolates, exquisite baked goods and more await you in Indian River County. Whether you’re dining al fresco in the balmy sea air or savoring a locally-sourced meal at a charming downtown restaurant, be sure to bring your appetite when you visit. When it comes to dining out in Indian River County, the most difficult part may be deciding which of our wonderful restaurants to choose! For a complete listing of dining and nightlife establishments, visit www.visitindianrivercounty.com

DINE OR DANCE Whether it’s jazz, country, folk or a little bit of rock ’n’ roll, our music scene is a blast for all. Some of our notable venues include: VERO BEACH Kilted Mermaid Long Branch Saloon Quilted Giraffe Waldo’s Blue Star Sumo House Cobalt Room Grind & Grape Havana Nights Piano Bar Kelly’s Irish Pub & Deli CJ Cannons Vinz Mulligans Beach House Riverside Café Wilke’s 14 Bones Cork & Tapas Osceola Bistro Fishack Dockside Grille Tides Restaurant Trattoria Dario Vero Beach Sports Grille The Club at Pointe West Orchid Island Brewery Riverside Theatre Vero Beach Museum of Art FELLSMERE Marsh Landing SEBASTIAN Capt. Hiram’s Tiki Bar & Grill Earl’s Tiki Bar & Lounge The Blue Lion

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Accommodation options are available Oceanside, on the Mainland or along the picturesque Indian River. Whether you plan on staying a day or a month, you’ll find accommodations to suit every budget, and taste. Many hotels feature an array of resort amenities including upscale restaurants, shuttles to nearby attractions, children’s activities, spas, pet friendly accommodations, beach access, close proximity to shopping and more. It’s a chance to make your welldeserved vacation memorable!

WITH EVERYTHING FROM LUXURY FOURSTAR TO UNIQUE, BOUTIQUE AND HISTORIC HOTELS

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DIVE INTO NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE At The National Navy SEAL Museum & Memorial, you can explore the history of these legendary maritime special operations warriors. Get up close & hands-on with the specialized equipment used by Navy SEAL Teams. You will find rare & unusual artifacts from some of the SEALs’ most renowned & dangerous missions. At the heart of the Museum, we honor and support the SEALs for their contribution to our national security. Come run the SEAL obstacle course!

3300 N Hwy A1A Fort Pierce, FL 34949 (772) 595-5845 www.NavySEALMuseum.org

SUN AVIATION: AbOVE AND bEYOND Sun Aviation invites you to join the jet set - without buying a plane! For business or pleasure, Sun Aviation goes above & beyond with charter services; always the right aircraft for your needs. One phone call puts you in the sky! And, if you pilot your own aircraft, Sun Aviation is one of the nation’s oldest fixed base operators. Professional ramp and fuel service are available 24/7, along with catering, concierge and after hours services.

3350 Cherokee Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32961 1 (800) 580-7631 www.SunAviation.com

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Wabasso Causeway Park Bridge Boulevard Vero Beach, FL 32963

BEACHES AND PARKS BEACHES AND PARKS Ambersands Beach Access 12566 N. A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963

Donald MacDonald/Dale Winbrow Park 11805 Roseland Rd Sebastian, FL 32958

Golden Sands 10350 North A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963

Main Street Boat Dock Indian River Dr at Main Street Sebastian, FL 32958

Humiston Park 3000 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963

Riverview Park End of CR 512 & Indian River Dr Sebastian, FL 32958

Jaycee Park 4200 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park 1000 Buffer Preserve Road Fellsmere, FL 32948

Round Island Park 22010 S Hwy A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963

Seagrape Trail 3802 S Hwy A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963

ARTS AND CULTURE

South Beach Park 1704 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963

ART MUSEUM Vero Beach Museum Of Art 3001 Riverside Park Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 231-0707 www.verobeachmuseum.org

Tracking Station Park 800 46th Place North A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963 Treasure Shores Park 11300 North A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963

BALLET Ballet Vero Beach Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 564-5537 www.balletverobeach.org

Turtle Trail Beach Access 1820 North A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963

GALLERY

Wabasso Beach Park 1808 County Rd 510 Vero Beach, FL 32963

Admiralty Gallery 3315 Ocean Dr Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-3178 www.admiraltygallery.com

RIVERFRONT AND LAKE PARKS A.W. Young Park 1 Park Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32960

Brett Donnelly Photography Vero Beach, FL 32960 (407) 401-9986 www.brettdonnelly.com

Bethel Creek House 4405 N. Hwy. A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963

Artists Guild Gallery 1974 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 299-1234 www.artistsguildgalleryofverobeach.com

Blue Cypress Lake Park 7400 Blue Cypress Lake Road Vero Beach, FL 32966

Cultural Council of Indian River County 2041 14th Ave., Ste. A Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 770-4857 www.cultural-council.org

MacWilliam Park 3361 Bridge Plaza Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963 Riverside Park 3200 Riverside Park Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963

Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts 46 N Broadway St Fellsmere, FL 32948 (772) 918-8467 www.ditch13galleryandgifts.com/

Round Island Riverside Park 2201 Hwy. A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963

Flametree Clay Art Gallery 2041 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 202-2810 www.flametreeclay.com

Royal Palm Pointe Park 2 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach, FL 32960

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Highwaymen Gallery 1953 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32960 Hisoric Downtown Mainstreet Vero Beach 2036 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 643-6782 www.mainstreetverobeach.org Intrepid Art Gallery 1090 12th St Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 501-6836 www.1090artgallery.blogspot.com Island Images 2036 14th Ave Suite 101 Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 643-6994 www.islandimagesprophoto.com

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Gallery 14 1911 14th Ave Vero Beach, FL. 32960 www.gallery14verobeach.com

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J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art 3465 Ocean Dr Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 231-3900 www.jmstringergallery.com Koman Fine Art 3225 Cardinal Dr Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-4500 www.antiquesandfineart.com Laughing Dog Gallery 2910 Cardinal Dr Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 234-6711 www.thelaughingdoggallery.com Meghan Candler Gallery 6160 Hwy A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 234-8811 www.meghancandlergallery.com MSVB Studios 2036 14th Ave Suite 103 Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 480-0243 www.mainstreetverobeach.com Palm House Gallery & Studio 3227A Ocean Dr Vero Beach, FL. 32963 www.palmhousegallery.com Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery 930 Village Sq Dr Sebastian, FL. 32958 www.artbypasta.com Tiger Lily Art Studios and Gallery 1903 14th Ave Vero Beach, FL. 32960 www.tigerlilyvero.com

OPERA Vero Beach Opera 49 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 569-6993 www.verobeachopera.org


SUNRISE THEATRE, HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FT. PIERCE The Sunrise Theatre is an intimate venue, offering the best entertainment on the Treasure Coast. The beautifully restored, 1,200-seat Theatre Mainstage presents national touring Broadway shows, musical and comedy acts, ballet and opera companies with full orchestras, show biz legends, country stars & classic rock icons. The Sunrise Theatre…providing quality entertainment to the region… now and for years to come

SPEAKERS & LECTURE SERIES The Emerson Center 1590 27th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 778-5249 www.theemersoncenter.org Riverside Theatre 3250 Riverside Park Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-6990 www.riversidetheatre.com Vero Beach Museum Of Art 3001 Riverside Park Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-0707 www.verobeachmuseum.org

THEATRE Sunrise Theatre 117 South 2nd St. Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 (772) 461-4775 www.sunrisetheatre.com Riverside Theatre 3250 Riverside Park Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963-1877 (772) 231-6990 www.riversidetheatre.com Vero Beach Theatre Guild, Inc. 2020 San Juan Ave. Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 562-8300 www.verobeachtheatreguild.com

WATER SPORTS & ACTIVITIES TOURS & CRUISES About Kayaks 25 West Airport Dr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-3469 www.aboutkayaks.net Adventure Kayaking Vero Beach, FL (772) 569-0522 www.paddleflorida.com Capt Christy Lenz “Casual Cruisin” 806 Indian River Dr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772)633-0987 www.captchristylenz.com FLOC Florida Outdoor Center (772) 202-0220 www.kayaksetc.com River Explorer 3341 Bridge Plaza Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 766-2628 www.riverexplorerboattours.com

117 South Second St. Fort Pierce, FL (772) 461-4775 www.SunriseTheatre.com

Tiki Kayak Tours 2501 27th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 501-5907 www.tikikayaktours.com Tropical Kayak Tours Vero Beach, FL (772) 778-3044 www.tropicalkayaktours.com Paddles By The Sea (772) 444-7871 www.paddlesbythesea.com

AIRBOAT TOURS Airboat Wilderness Rides Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-3278 www.airboatwildernessrides.com Capt. Bob’s Airboat Adventure Tours, Inc. Blue Cypress Recreation Area CR 512 Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 633-7849 www.airboatadventuretours.com

River King - Capt. Hiram’s 1606 Indian River Dr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-4345 www.hirams.com Sail Moonraker 3611 Rio Vista Blvd Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 696-2941 www.sailmoonraker.com

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FISHING CHARTERS Capt’n Butcher’s Fishing Charters 1732 Indian River Dr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 581-6200 www.captnbutcher.com Capt. Mike Peppe’s Fishing Guide Service 326 Fleming St Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 581-0062 www.tarpondancer.com

Florida Airboat Excursions 1001 W Midway Rd. Fort Pierce, FL 34982 (772) 224-5820 www.floridaairboatexcursions.com

Captain T. Fred’s Fishing Charters 1732 Indian River Dr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 581-6200 www.tfredcharters.com

Florida Cracker Airboat Rides Blue Cypress Recreation Area CR 512 Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 563-0001 www.floridacrackerairboatride.com

Elite Saltwater Adventures 7999 142rd St Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 913-1328 www.elitesaltwateradventures.com

Gator Bait Airboat Adventures Blue Cypress Conservation Area CR 512 Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 766-2629 www.gatorbaitairboatadventures.com

Fish Vero Beach 6126 6th St Vero Beach, FL (772) 633-4274 www.fishverobeach.com

Marsh Beast Airboat Tours Blue Cypress Recreation Area CR 512 Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 584-0089 www.marshbeastairboattours.com

Incentive Charters (321) 676-1948 www.incentivecharters.com

Stumpknocker Airboat Tours Blue Cypress Recreation Area CR 512 Vero Beach, FL (772) 778-9654 www.stumpknocker.com

Just Bumminit (772) 713-7132 www.justbumminit.com

Pattern Setter Charters 8146 91st Ave Vero Beach, FL (772) 589-0008 www.sebastianfishingguides.com Rogue Wave Charter Fishing 1606 Indian River Dr. Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 388-2950 www.roguewavefishing.com Skipper Sportfishing Charters 1580 US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-8505 www.skipperfish.com The Big Easy Fishing Charter 1606 Indian River Dr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 538-1072 www.bigeasyfishingcharter.com Vero Tackle & Marina 3321 Bridge Plaza Dr Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 234-9585 www.verotackle.com Treasure Coast Guide Services (772) 321-5955 www.tccruise.com Chasing Tides Fishing Charters (772) 584-1403 www.fishirc.com

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At Shark Bait we offer “concierge water sports” where you are thoroughly briefed on the local marine environment, equipment operating procedures, and personally escorted out and back in through the surf zone. Whether you are out to go Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Boogie Boarding or Snorkeling we are here to give you experiences that will last a lifetime. Snorkeling Tour adventures are professionally guided journeys of inshore reef ledge systems. Our tours enable you to get to the reefs quickly where you can enjoy hours exploring our underwater world. Or just enjoy a chair and Umbrella on the many beautiful beaches!


DIVING & SNORKLING Deep Six Dive And Watersports 416 Miracle Mile Plaza Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 562-2883 www.deepsixintl.com Sebastian Dive & Surf 1716 US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 581-8151 www.sebastiandiveandsurf.com Shark Bait Driftwood Resort, Holiday Inn Oceanside, Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, South Beach Vero Beach, FL 32963 (561) 248-5696 www.sharkbaitbeachgearrentals.com

WATERSPORT RENTALS About Kayaks 25 West Airport Dr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-3469 www.aboutkayaks.net Adventure Kayaking Vero Beach, FL (772) 567-0522 www.paddleflorida.com

Sebastian Watercraft Rentals 1606 Indian River Dr. Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-5560 www.sebastianwatercraftrentals.com Wabasso Beach Shop 4880 87th St Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 388-4077 www.wabassobeachshop.com Paddles By The Sea (772) 444-7872 www.paddlesbythesea.com Shark Bait Driftwood Resort, Holiday Inn Oceanside, Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, South Beach Vero Beach, FL 32963 (561) 248-5695 www.sharkbaitbeachgearrentals.com

BEACH GEAR RENTALS Shark Bait Driftwood Resort, Holiday Inn Oceanside, Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, South Beach Vero Beach, FL 32963 (561) 248-5696 www.sharkbaitbeachgearrentals.com Boucher Brothers Costa d’ Este 3244 Ocean Dr Vero Beach, FL 32963 (877) 562-9919 www.costadeste.com/thingstodo_verobeach/ watersports

Vista Plantation Golf Course 48 Plantation Dr Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 569-2223 www.myvistagolf.com

SHOOTING RANGES Indian River County Public Shooting Range 10455 102nd Terr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 581-4944 www.goshootingirc.com Indian River Trap and Skeet Club 5925 W. 82nd Ave Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 978-0935 www.indianrivertrapandskeet.com

SKYDIVING Skydive Sebastian 400 W Airport Dr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 388-5672 www.skydiveseb.com

SPORTS COMPLEXES Historic Dodgertown 3901 26th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960 (866) 656-4900 www.historicdodgertown.com Kiwanis Hobart Park 5790 77th Street Vero Beach, FL 32967

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Capt Christy Lenz “Casual Cruisin” 806 Indian River Dr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 633-0987 www.captchristylenz.com Capt. Hiram’s Outdoor Center 1580 US Highway 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-4345 www.hirams.com Endless Windz Kiteboarding 3615 US Hwy 1 Grant-Valkaria, FL 32949 (530) 539-4639 www.endlesswindz.com Florida Boat Rentals 1 Beachland Blvd Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 713-7132 www.justbumminit.com Orchid Island Bikes and Kayaks 1175 Commerce Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 299-1286 www.orchidislandbikesandkayaks.com

BG Polo 6020 5th Street SW Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 999-3709 www.verobeachpolo.com Vero Equine Riding Academy, LLC 8130 8th Street Vero Beach, FL 32968 772-532-7720 www.veroequine.org

PUBLIC GOLF COURSES Pointe West 7500 14th Ln Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 770-4653 www.pointewestcountryclub.com/golf/ Sandridge Municipal Golf Course 5300 73rd St Vero Beach, FL 32967 (772) 770-5000 www.sandridgegc.com Sebastian Municipal Golf Course 101 E Airport Rd Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-6801 www.sebastiangolfcourse.org

Leisure Square 3705 16th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 770-6500 www.covb.org North County Aquatic Center 9450 County Road 512 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 581-7665 www.ircrec.com/NCAC/Index.htm Roseland Ball Field 8020 129th Court Roseland, FL 32957 Senior League Park 224 S. Oleander Street Fellsmere, FL 32948 South County Regional Park 800 20th Avenue SW Vero Beach, FL 32962 www.ircgov.com

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Charles Park 15th St and 24th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 567-2144 Pocahontas Park 21st St and 14th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 567-2144 Riverside Racquet Complex 350 Dahlia Ln Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-4787

VERO BEACH SHOPPING Indian River Mall 6200 20th Street Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 770-9404 www.indian-river-mall.com Vero Beach Outlets 1824 94th Drive Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 770-6097 www.verobeachoutlets.com Vero World Bazaar & Antique Mall 720 S. US1 Vero Beach, FL 32962 (772) 226-5920 www.verobazaar.com

Schumann Tennis Park Schumann Dr Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-7464 South County Regional Park 800 20th Ave SW Vero Beach, FL 32962 (772) 226-1732 Twin Oaks Tennis Club 1295 6th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 770-1149 www.twinoakstennisclub.com

The Village Shops 6174 N. A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-1066 www.villageshopsverobeach.com Indian River Commons 6200 20th Street Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 770-9404 Indian River Square 5970 20th Street Vero Beach, FL 32966 Historic Downtown 14th Ave Area (Between 17th and 26th Streets) Vero Beach, FL 32960 www.mainstreetverobeach.org

Blue Heron Plaza 620-650 Old Dixie Hwy Vero Beach, FL 32962 Miracle Mile 600 21st Street Vero Beach, FL 32960 Treasure Coast Plaza 401-575 21st Street Vero Beach, FL 32960 Three Avenues 2063 Indian River Drive Vero Beach, FL 32960 Modern One 390 21st Street Vero Beach, FL 32960 Oceanside Shopping Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963 Royal Palm Pointe 2 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach, FL 32960 Pelican Plaza 4731 N. A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963 Ryanwood Square 2006 58th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32966 South Vero Square 710-842 S. US 1 Vero Beach, FL 32962

GETTING YOU THERE! GoLine is the Indian River County public transportation system with bus service on 16 fixed routes throughout the County. Riders take GoLine buses to work or school, to medical appointments, grocery stores, the mall, the beach and to dozens of other locations throughout the county. 692 14th St Vero Beach, Florida 32960 (772) 569.0903 www.GoLineIRT.com

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ENHANCING AND ENRICHING The mission of The Peter W. Busch Family Foundation is to support and enhance the community in which it was created over 30 years ago. Peter W. Busch believes in supporting initiatives that improve the quality of health, education and families throughout the Treasure Coast. In order to generate funds for the Foundation, we host two major events per year: A Professional Bull Riding Competition at the Saint Lucie County Fair Grounds, and the Wild Game Dinner at Adams Ranch. All proceeds go to the Peter W. Busch Family Foundation in order to partner with over 75 different causes and charitable organizations in our community. South Pointe Plaza 4125 9th Street SW Vero Beach, FL 32968 Majestic Plaza 940 14th Place Vero Beach, FL 32960 Vero Mall Plaza 1255 US 1 Vero Beach, FL 32960 Century Town Center 5915 20th Street Vero Beach, FL 32966 Woodlake Commons Between 37th & 41st Streets Vero Beach, FL 32963

SEBASTIAN SHOPPING Village Square 1101 US 1 Sebastian, FL (772) 633-2406 www.villagesquare-sebastian.com Riverwalk Shopping Center 13403 US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958

5300 Glades Cut Off Fort Pierce, FL 34984 772-461-8644 www.pwbff.com

Roseland Plaza 13600 US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958

HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE Citrus Museum 2140 14th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 770-2263 www.verohearitage.org The Driftwood Inn/Waldos Restaurant 3150 Ocean Dr Vero Beach, FL 32963 772-231-0550 www.thedriftwood.com Fellsmere Historic Church 2140 14th Ave Fellsmere, FL 32948 www.verohearitage.org

Historic Fellsmere School 22 S. Orange St Fellsmere, FL 32948 www.cityoffellsmere.org Historical Society & Train Station 2336 14th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 778-3435 www.irchistorical.org Jungle Trail Greenway A1A Near Seaview Blvd/Old Winter Beach Rd Vero Beach, FL 32963

Hallstrom House 1723 SW Old Dixie Hwy Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 778-3435 www.irchistorical.org

Laura Riding Jackson House 255 Live Oak Dr Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 569-6718 www.lauraridingjackson.com

Heritage Center 2140 14th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 770-2263 www.veroheritage.org

McKee Botanical Gardens 350 US 1 Vero Beach, FL 32962 (772) 794-0601 www.mckeegarden.org

Historic Dodgertown 3901 26th St Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 656-4900 www.historicdodgertown.com

McLarty Museum 13180 N A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 589-2147 www.atocha1622.com/mclarty.htm

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CONFECTIONS COFFEE AND WINE! As Vero Beach’s premiere bakery and specialty cake shop, Frosting has something to satisfy every sweet tooth! Cupcakes, Pastries, nostalgic candies and more await you at this sweet shop by the sea! 2915 Cardinal Drive Vero Beach, Fl 32963

Coffee and Espresso Bar by day, Grind + Grape transforms into a fun dessert and wine bar featuring live music by night. Delight in small plates and charcuterie along with handmade flatbreads and extensive beer and wine lists.

Mel Fisher Museum 1322 US Hwy 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-9875 www.melfisher.com/Sebastian.asp

ACCOMMODATIONS BEACHSIDE Caribbean Court Boutique Hotel 1601 S. Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-7211 www.thecaribbeancourt.com

Navy Seal Museum 3300 N A1A Fort Pierce, FL 34949 (772) 595-5845 www.navysealmuseum.org Veterans Memorial Island 350 Dahlia Ln Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 567-2144 www.covb.org

McKee Botanical Garden 350 US 1 Vero Beach. FL 32962 (772) 794-0601 www.mckeegarden.org Pelican Island National Wild Refuge 4055 Wildlife Way Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 562-3909 www.fws.gov/pelicanisland

NATURE ATTRACTIONS Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge Melbourne, FL 32951 (321) 723-3556 www.fws.gov/archiecarr

Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum Located in the Sebastian Inlet State Park Sebastian, FL 32951 (321) 984-4852 www.floridastateparks.org

Environmental Learning Center 255 Live Oak Dr Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 589-5050 www.discoverelc.org

Sebastian Area Historical Museum 1235 Main Street Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 581-1380 www.indianriverlagoonbyway.com/point_of_interest/sebastian-area-historical-museum

Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center 5600 US 1 North Ft. Pierce, FL 34946 (772) 242-2293 www.hboi.edu

Costa d’ Este Beach Resort 3244 Ocean Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 562-9919 www.costadeste.com Disney’s Vero Beach Resort 9250 Island Grove Terr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 234-2000 www.disneybeachresorts.com Driftwood Resort 3150 Ocean Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-0550 www.thedriftwood.com Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oceanside 3384 Ocean Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-2300 www.holidayinn.com Orchid Island Cottages 720 Lantana Lane Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 559-0776 www.orchidislandcottages.com

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Prestige Hotel 1526 Ocean Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-5218 www.prestigehotelverobeach.com Reef Ocean Resort 3450 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-1000 www.reefoceanresort.com Roe Family Beach House 1496 S A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963 (863) 899-8200 www.roefamilybeachhouse.com Sea Horse Beach Cottages 1312 S. Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 231-6402 www.seahorsebeachcottages.com Sea Spray Inn 965 East Causeway Blvd Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-5210 www.seasprayinnverobeach.com Sea Turtle Inn 835 Azalea Lane Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 234-0788 www.seaturtleinn.net South Beach Place 1705 Ocean Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-5366 www.southbeachplacevero.com

The Islander Inn 3101 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 231-4431 www.verobeach.com/islanderinn

Holiday Inn Express 9400 19th Lane Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 567-2500 www.hiexpress.com

Vero Beach Hotel & Spa 3500 Ocean Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-5666 www.verobeachhotelandspa.com

Howard Johnson Inn- Downtown 1725 US Hwy 1 Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 567-5171 www.hojovb.com

MAINLAND VERO BEACH Comfort Suites 9050 Americana Way Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 257-0252 www.comfortsuites.com Country Inn & Suites 9330 19th Ln Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 257-3400 www.countryinnverobeach.com Hampton Inn 9330 19th Lane Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772)770-4299 www.hamptoninnverobeach.com

Howard Johnsons Express Inn 1985 90th Ave 32960 (772) 778-1985 www.hojo.com Knights Inn 2022 US Hwy 1 Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 567-2329 www.knightsinn.com Knights Inn 8800 20th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 562-9991 www.knightsinn.com

Hampton Inn Downtown 611 20th PL Vero Beach, FL 32960 772-774-4010 hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/ hampton-inn-and-suites-vero-beach-downtownVRBDNHX/index.html

MEET DR. SARbAK Dr. John M. Sarbak is one of the country’s leading plastic surgeons, with patients travelling from all over the globe to obtain his elite level of surgical outcomes. His entire office is dedicated to providing the best techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sarbak is also the Medical Director of the White Orchid Spa, within the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, where patients enjoy the tranquility and anonymity of relaxing and recovering, beachside. From your first contact with the team at Dr. John Sarbak’s office, you will realize a unique personalized experience.

John M. Sarbak, M.D., P.A. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon 3735 11th Circle, Suite 203 Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 563-0930 www.drsarbak.com

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Quality Inn 950 US 1 Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 569-0900 www.qualityinn.com SpringHill Suites by Marriott 5115 Indian River Blvd Vero Beach, FL 32967 (772) 978-9292 www.marriott.com/mlbvb Vero Beach Inn & Suites 8797 20th St Vero Beach, FL 32966 (772) 567-8321 www.veroinn.com

MAINLAND SEBASTIAN The Best Western Plus Sebastian Hotel & Suites 1655 US Hwy 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 388-9300 www.bwsebastian.com Sandrift Motel 14415 US 1 Hwy 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 569-0900 www.sandriftmotel.com Penwood Motor Lodge 9295 N US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-3855 www.pennwoodmotorlodge.com

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Fisherman’s Landing 1540 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 473-1577 Harbor Lights 9350 19th Lane Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-8413

RIVERSIDE & LAKESIDE SEBASTIAN Capt. Hiram’s Resort 1580 US Highway 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-4345 www.hirams.com Capt’n Butchers Lodging and Marina 1732 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-2552 www.captnbutcher.com Davis House Inn 607 Davis Inn Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-4114 www.davishouseinn.com Ferndale Lodge 11450 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 5896513 www.ferndalelodge.com

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Middleton’s Fish Camp 21704 73rd Manor Vero Beach, FL 32966 1-800-258-5002 www.middletonsfishcamp.com Oyster Pointe & Bay Resort 1750 US Hwy 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-6513 www.oysterresorts.com Pelican island Cottages 11330 US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 321-3202 www.pelicanislandcottages.com Pelican’s Landing Resort 11330 S Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-5188 www.pelicanlandingresort.com Penwood Motor Lodge 9295 N US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-3855 www.pennwoodmotorlodge.com


Sebastian Riverfront Resort 1623 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 918-4401 www.sebasianriverfrontresort.com Sportsman’s Lodge 412 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-2020 www.sportsmanlodge-motel.com

CAMPING & RV PARKS Dale Wimbrow Park 11805 Roseland Rd Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-0087 Donald McDonald Park 12315 Roseland Rd Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-0087 Encore RV Park 9455 108th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32967 (772) 589-7828 Long Point Park Campground 700 Long Point Rd Melbourne, FL 32951 (321) 952-4532 Middleton’s Fish Camp 21704 73rd Manor Vero Beach, FL 32966 1-800-258-5002 www.middletonsfishcamp.com

Sebastian Inlet State Park 9700 South State Rd A1A Melbourne, FL (321) 984-4852 www.floridaparks.org Vero Beach Kamp RV Park 8850 N. US Hwy 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-5643 www.verobeachkamp.com St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park 1000 Buffer Preserve Dr Fellsmere, FL 32948 (321) 953-5004 www.floridaparks.org

RIVERSIDE & LAKEFRONT Capt. Hiram’s Resort 1580 US Highway 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-4345 www.hirams.com

Capt’n Butchers Lodging and Marina 1732 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-2552 www.captnbutcher.com Davis House Inn 607 Davis Inn Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-4114 www.davishouseinn.com

Fins Marina 1660 Indian River Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32958 (772) 589-4843 www.finsmarina.com

Ferndale Lodge 11450 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 5896513 www.ferndalelodge.com Fisherman’s Landing 1540 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 473-1577 Harbor Lights 9350 19th Lane Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-8413

Loggerhead Marina 1221 Marina Village Cir Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 770-4470 www.loggerheadmarina.com

Middleton’s Fish Camp 21704 73rd Manor Vero Beach, FL 32966 1-800-258-5002 www.middletonsfishcamp.com

Sebastian Inlet Marina 8685 US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 664-8500 www.sebastianinletmarina.com

Oyster Pointe & Bay Resort 1750 US Hwy 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-6513 www.oysterresorts.com

Sebastian River Marina 8525 North US Hwy 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 713-5974 www.sebastian-river-marina.com

Pelican island Cottages 11330 US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 321-3202 www.pelicanislandcottages.com

Sportsman’s Lodge 412 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-2020 www.sportsmanlodge-motel.com

Pelican’s Landing Resort 11330 S Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-5188 www.pelicanlandingresort.com

Vero Tackle & Marina 3321 Bridge Plaza Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 234-9585 www.verotackle.com

Penwood Motor Lodge 9295 N US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-3855 www.pennwoodmotorlodge.com Sebastian Riverfront Resort 1623 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 918-4401 www.sebasianriverfrontresort.com Sportsman’s Lodge 412 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-2020 www.sportsmanlodge-motel.com

MARINAS Capt’n Butchers Lodging and Marina 1732 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-2552 www.captnbutcher.com City of Vero Beach Marina 3611 Rio Vista Blvd Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-2819 www.covb.org

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TAXI SERVICE - AIRPORT PICK UPS Landing at your vacation destination is only the beginning! Neil will meet you at the airport and transport you to your vacation accommodations. Then, A1A is available to take you to dinner or give you a grand tour of our area. Neil is our most popular tour guide and designated driver. Your relaxation will begin when your flight touches down!

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FEB

Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival

21-24 Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival

APR

9-10

LOCAL

11-20

Gardenfest at Riverside Park

20

1

11-13

9-12 Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival

Hibiscus Festival

May Pops Boston Pops performs in Riverside Park

JUL

4

AUG

Fire Fighter’s Fair

Under the Oaks Art Festival

Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest

MAY

MAR

JUN Vero Beach Airshow feat. The Blue Angels

25-26 1-31

1-30

SEP

Red White and Boom Independence Day Fireworks in Vero and Sebastian Beach Day. Every Day!

OCT

7-15

NOV

Beach Day. Every Day!

4-6 24

Sebastian Clambake

Restaurant Week Indian River County

DEC Holiday

Parades in Vero Beach and Sebastian

26

Turkey Trot 5K

Sunset Saturday Nights - Ocean Drive plays host to music, food and fun on first Saturday every month. Friday Fest - Join us on Main Street for fun for the whole family with booths, games, music and food on the last Friday of every month

Farmer’s Market - Find fresh produce, farm-raised delights, and art every Saturday morning on Ocean Drive. Clean Eats Magazine rates it as the #11 Farmers Market in the United States!

In

Indian River County, Florida

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