This Small Florida City Is A Great Spot For A Family Beach Vacation

When you're traveling with the whole family, heading to a destination that isn't suited for both adults and kiddos can turn your whole vacation upside down. It isn't much of a relaxing getaway if you're constantly scrambling to find things to keep the whole gang entertained. You want to go somewhere safe, quaint, and filled with fun things to do for all ages. While Florida is notorious for its chaotic party beaches in Miami, along the Treasure Coast lies a family-friendly Florida beach town known as Vero Beach.

Vero Beach is the perfect place to unwind and feel at ease with your whole family. Stretching across 26 miles of coastal shores, there is a large selection of waterfront hotels and resorts. You'll find plenty of beachside activities and places to lounge by the sea. Additionally, Vero Beach is home to a myriad of entertainment, dining, and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

Where to stay and what beaches to hit while in Vero Beach

Vero Beach boasts a top-of-the-line assortment of lodging options. One way you can know for sure that Vero Beach is a city geared towards family fun is the fact that Disney has a resort on its coast. That said, we'd recommend a stay at Disney's Vero Beach Resort. Although this resort is situated right up against the beach, if your crew needs a break from the crashing waves, they will certainly be entertained at the hotel's pool. Equipped with a pirate-themed playground and water slide, the play area is bliss for the little ones. For your own pleasure, the resort also offers a spa with a list of rejuvenating skin and massage treatments.

At a fun-filled resort like this, it might be hard to tear yourself from the hotel grounds. But it's definitely worthwhile to explore the beaches at Vero Beach. A well-known local favorite is Round Island Oceanside Park. With plenty of space and a handful of well-kept amenities like pavilions, grills, a playground, and restrooms, this is a fantastic spot to post up with the family for the day. Just across the way from the sandfront is the Round Island Riverside Park, where you can visit the Indian River Lagoon for kayaking, paddling, fishing, wildlife sightings, and more.

Hit the town in Vero Beach

If you're looking for a way to spice up your beach trip, Vero Beach offers additional activities that will be sure to keep you and the family entertained. With its exceptional natural beauty and unique ecosystem, a trip to Vero Beach can be an awesome educational opportunity. The best place to take advantage of this is at the Environmental Learning Center. Located within the Indian River Lagoon, the ELC has touch tanks, aquariums, and even a bee hive exhibit for you and your family to get an up-close look at the native wildlife at Vero Beach. For an immersive and informational excursion, register for one of their guided pontoon boat tours.

Although Vero Beach is a great escape from bustling metropolises, it still boasts a lively dining and shopping scene. Stroll along its streets and bop into local clothing boutiques for an eclectic shopping experience. Riverside Café is a great place to take the family for a fantastic oceanside view and, even better, clam chowder.