Cultural Experience Itinerary

Cultural Experience

It is time to explore! Check out our 5-day Itinerary, which will provide the best Cultural Activities that Indian River County has to offer. While in town don’t forget to visit the Cultural Council of Indian River County to see what is new in everything Art & Culture.

Day 1

10:00 am: Vero Beach Museum of Art Gallery tour
The Vero Beach Museum of Art The Vero Beach Museum of Art, the largest cultural arts facility of its kind on Florida’s Treasure Coast, is admired and appreciated by residents and tourists alike. This nationally accredited art museum offers something for all ages and interests. From five galleries featuring national and international exhibitions to sculpture parks with large-scale works from its permanent collection. For more info, Click Here.

5:00 pm: Evening at Riverside Theatre for Comedy Zone or “LIVE” in the Loop
Wild. Untamed. Hilarious. Riverside Theatre’s Comedy Zone Experience is the Treasure Coast’s best stage for Live Stand-Up Comedy on select Friday and Saturday nights all-year-round. Orrrrr COME HUNGRY! HANG-OUT, ROCK-OUT, OR CHILL-OUT! Almost every Friday & Saturday night (rain or shine), Riverside Theatre’s Live in the Loop becomes the local hot spot where some of the area’s most talented musicians perform. For easy booking, Click Here.

Day 2

10:00 am: Visit the Gifford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
The Gifford Community Cultural & Resource Center transformed the Historic Macedonia Church, Built-in 1908 by black railroad laborers. The museum now serves as a Cultural Center for the community. Permanent collections and special Exhibitions include local artists, such as six original Florida Highwaymen, a Black History Library, Children’s Library, African artifacts, and much more from Gifford pioneers and notables throughout Indian River County. For more info, Click Here.

1:00 pm: Dive into the Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum & Gift Shop
In December of 1992, world-famous treasure hunter, Mel Fisher, opened a permanent museum in Sebastian, Florida. Mel started his full-time treasure hunting career in Vero Beach when he moved there with his wife Dolores and their family, from California in 1963. Mel spent the next 7 years successfully salvaging the 1715 Fleet, a fleet of sunken treasure-laden ships, which sank off the coastline which is why the surrounding area got the name, “Florida’s Treasure Coast”. For more info, Click Here.

5:30 pm: Dinner at Sebastian Saltwater Marina Restaurant
Watch the fishing boats pull up and unload the day’s catch while enjoying some of the freshest seafood on the coast. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Sebastian Saltwater features a large deck overlooking the marina. The happy hour specials at the waterfront bar always draw a crowd and are a local favorite. Inside, the inviting dining room is the perfect spot for a relaxing meal and includes private rooms to accommodate events of all sizes. For menu and more information, Click Here.

Day 3

9:00 am: Morning stop at McKee Botanical Gardens
McKee Botanical Garden offers a variety of fun and enriching classes for all ages designed to let your inspiration grow. It was founded in 1929 when Waldo E. Sexton and Arthur G. McKee purchased an 80-acre tropical hammock along the Indian River. For more info, Click Here.

1:00 pm: Learn about the Florida Highwaymen at Florida Highwaymen Landscape Art
Florida highwaymen landscape art gallery is a treasure coast gem showcasing historical highwaymen artwork! Not Familiar with the Highwaymen? Check out this article on For more info about Florida Highwaymen Landscape Art, Click Here.

5:00 pm: Dinner at Mo-Bay Grill
Mo-Bay Grill locates at a unique view of the Indian River Lagoon in Sebastian with time to enjoy international cuisine for lunch or dinner daily. For menu and more info, Click Here.

Day 4

10:00 am: Art Classes at the Vero Beach Museum of Art
Not only is it an amazing Museum but offers some pretty great Art Classes as well.  All levels. The class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to seascape painting. Painting out-of-doors, en Plein-air will be a major focus of the study after the basics are covered. Whether just starting out or being a seasoned painter, sound principles are a key foundation. For more info, Click Here.

12:00 pm: Lunch at Coffee House 1420
Located in the Historic Downtown Vero Beach 1420 Coffee has become a staple of the downtown area. Yes, they are wonderful as they look. Go ahead you deserve a treat. For menu and more information, Click Here.

6:00 pm: Performance by Vero Beach Theatre Guild
Their stage has been graced since 1958 with extraordinary talent, in front of and behind the curtain. The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is the oldest community theatre on Florida’s Treasure Coast. For more info and tickets, Click Here.

Day 5

12:00 pm: Lunch at American Icon Brewery
Their mission is to create balanced, approachable, and interesting hand-crafted beers, along with delicious food, served up in Vero Beach’s Historic Diesel Plant. For menu and more information, Click Here.

5:00 pm: Downtown Vero Beach Gallery Stroll with Main Street Vero Beach
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. For menu and more information, Click Here.