Discover Florida’s Treasure Coast from the comfort of our hotels in Vero Beach. Once a real treasure hunter’s paradise, the oceanfront village of Vero Beach now welcomes water-sports enthusiasts from around the world for excellent diving and windsurfing.
Our Vero Beach hotels are close to the Environmental Learning Center, where you can paddle a canoe on the Indian River Lagoon or take a kayak up the St. Sebastian River. The fertile valley along Indian River is famous for its pink grapefruit. Tour the Indian River Citrus Museum and trace the intriguing history of the Florida citrus industry, from the first Spanish explorers through today’s high-tech processing. Treasure seekers have long plumbed these waters for Spanish gold and other undersea riches. Explore the secrets of treasure hunting on the site of a historic shipwreck salvage camp at the McLarty Treasure Museum, convenient to our hotels in Vero Beach.
You’ll have no trouble finding excellent public beaches from our Vero Beach hotels. Take a dip at tranquil South Beach Park, where buff surfers and pickup volleyball matches are commonplace. Then follow the trailhead from the beach to a secluded nature walk. For a break from the sun, our hotels in Vero Beach are near the city’s two main shopping streets, Ocean Boulevard and Cardinal Drive. Both let you browse boutiques, antiques shops and galleries steps from the beach. After dining on shellfish or grouper at a local seafood restaurant, head to the Center for the Arts for inexpensive films and lectures. Or dance in the ocean breezes at the 1930s Driftwood Resort bar.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn® Vero Beach hotels for free events and festivals year-round, from the Downtown Friday Street Festival held four times a year to the Hibiscus Festival each April.