Vero Beach – Gateway to the Tropics
With its idyllic climate, Vero Beach has been coined the “Gateway to the Tropics” as it is located in a climatic transition zone that offers a unique blend of vegetation that one would find in the coastal Carolinas, coupled with tropical palms and blooms that one would see on a tropical island. With an average temperature of 74 degrees, this seaside community provides a low-key, yet sophisticated alternative to other Florida destinations such as Palm Beach and Miami.
Vero Beach’s motto is “Sunrises, Not High Rises”, which reigns true to this day. With twenty-six miles of uncrowded, white sand beaches and expansive Indian River Lagoon, Vero Beach is a choice destination for boaters, anglers, and nature enthusiasts. Vero Beach is a golfer’s dream with a total of twenty-three courses to choose from. Cultural attractions include stunning galleries and exhibits at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, stunning performances at the Ballet Vero Beach, and Broadway productions at the Riverside Theatre.
Those looking for retail therapy will be delighted to learn that Vero Beach is home to many shops and boutiques, in addition to its own outlet mall where shoppers can find designer stores and products at a discounted rate. If small, upscale boutiques are your desire, head over to Ocean Drive on the Barrier Island where one can find a multitude of chic boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants.