5 Vero Beach Activities to Beat the Summer Heat


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Vero Beach is a sophisticated city spread along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. It’s an attractive vacation destination for golf-goers, water sport, and fishing enthusiasts. This Treasure Coast city provides tourists and locals with unparalleled outdoor experiences, including many parks, rivers, inlets, and wildlife.


While it is an incredible vacation destination, Vero Beach also hosts a variety of activities for its local residents to beat the summer heat, including:

  • Oceanside shopping malls

  • Delectable cuisines

  • Museums with rich historical context

  • Thriving art scenes


5 Local Activities to Check Out this Summer

Being a local in Vero Beach Florida has many advantages, including warm weather throughout the year. However, some days may be too hot to enjoy an outdoor activity that the city is known for!


Here are five local activities to keep you cool and entertained.


#1: Vero Beach Museum of Art

If you are looking to spend a couple of hours lost in art, then the Vero Beach Museum of Art is the summer place for you. Presenting world-class exhibitions and innovative programs, you are sure to enjoy this local destination.


“We enjoyed our visit to the Vero Beach Art Museum. We came during the Christo and Jeanne-Claude exhibit. I was not familiar with their work however the museum provided adequate information and samples of their work. There was also a film documentary to watch in the exhibit that showed them at work building their art. The museum has some other exhibits which were interesting and an outdoor collection of art. I would recommend this museum for older teenagers and adults interested in art. It makes a good day trip and many restaurants are nearby to enjoy as well.” – John Reilly (Google review)


#2: Riverside Theatre

Enjoy a theatre show, lecture, comedy, or live concert at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, where the entertainment possibilities are endless.


“What a magical setting; sitting under the moss draped trees. Listening to the bands in the front circle is always fun. The food is delicious with generous sized portions. The indoor bar had super friendly and swift service. I was pleasantly surprised by the large beverage portions.” - Linda Halka (Google review)


#3: Village Shops

If you need to get a little shopping done, the Village Shops are a great place to go. With a few cafes and several boutiques to browse and shop, you are sure to find what you need and have an enjoyable shopping experience here.


“Great seaside trinket store. Homey feel and friendly staff. Always a good place to shop.” - Joshua Middleton (Google review)


#4: Walking Tree Brewery

Walking Tree Brewery is stocked with award-winning traditional beers and offers a family-friendly environment. If you are looking for a place to relax, beat the heat and sip wine, beer, or locally made Kombucha and Cold Brew Coffee, this may be the destination for you. You can also swing by for events ranging from live music to yoga to trivia nights.


“I recently moved to Vero Beach and am glad I found Walking Tree. Excellent beer and a cool spot. Can’t wait to check out trivia or one of the events held here. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Check 'em out.” - Todd (Google review)


#5: Vero Beach Book Center

Whether you are looking for a gift or a book, Vero Beach Book Center won’t disappoint. It has been in business for well over 40 years and has two floors full of paper and hardback books, cards, puzzles, magazines, gifts, and more.


“Wonderful children’s section! I’ve been in multiple times and it’s always changing, having incredibly unique books. The last time I was in, I was checking out just minutes before they closed, and they didn’t hesitate to still offer free wrapping. The women behind the counter took her time and perfectly wrapped each one, not worrying about the time. I was incredibly grateful.” Kelsey Beaudoin (Google review)


At Ryan A. Jones & Associates, we are happy to reside and work in Vero Beach, Florida! We love its rich history and endless ways to enjoy each day. If you are looking for a local Vero Beach renovation, construction, and estate management company, contact us today.