It is time to explore! Check out our 5-day Itinerary, and find out why they call it “Florida’s Treasure Coast”! Gold is not the only Treasure you will find.
10:00 am: Immerse yourself in the history of Indian River Citrus at the Citrus Museum
Come enjoy the rich history of Vero Beach and the Indian River Citrus’ industry and legacy. In the late 1800s, early Florida settlers began the commercial cultivation of citrus and an industry was born. Indian River Lagoon country, which is along the middle of the eastern coast of Florida, proved to be the prime location for growing the finest citrus in the world. For more info, Click Here.
2:00 pm: Explore the Sebastian Inlet State Park and the Fishing Museum & McClarty Museum
Visitors stroll untouched beaches, collecting shells and observing sea turtle nests, or try their luck fishing from one of the jetties that slice into the Atlantic. Calmer waters on the Indian River Lagoon beckon kayakers to explore wild beauty. Two museums provide area history. The McLarty Treasure Museum highlights the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet, while the Sebastian Fishing Museum chronicles the history of the area’s fishing industry. For more info, Click Here.
3:00 pm: Check into your Airbnb – Treasure on the Indian River Lagoon
Cozy Bungalow with your own private bedroom, living room, bathroom, and a large eat-in kitchen. Steps away from the Indian River Lagoon and located directly on the property of World-Renowned Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum in which you will be granted FREE access! For more information and booking, Click Here.
10:00 am: Dive into the “rich” history of the Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum & Gift Shop
Free with your Airbnb!!! Visit the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum and dive into history. The experience is both educational and exciting – you can even lift an authentic Atocha gold bar! Join the millions who have witnessed this spectacular collection of cultural artifacts and treasures recovered from the ocean depths. For more info, Click Here.
12:00 pm: Snorkel the Breconshire Shipwreck with Paddles by the Sea
Snorkel the SS Breconshire an iron steamship that ran aground in 1894. It’s a short paddle to the shipwreck from our beach locations, great for beginners and more advanced paddlers. This tour is offered from May to August when conditions are safe. This snorkel tour starts from the beach where we’ll paddleboard or kayak to SS Breconshire, also known as the Boiler Wreck. It’s a short 300-yard paddle where we’ll anchor our paddle craft and snorkel the shipwreck. For more information, Click Here.
5:30 pm: Dinner at the Ocean Grill
The building you dine in at the Ocean Grill was built almost 70 years ago by Waldo Sexton, the eccentric entrepreneur who left his imprint on so many landmarks in Vero Beach. Seafood and steakhouse on the beach. The landmark restaurant, Ocean Grill, is known for its consistent food and its precarious perch over the Atlantic Ocean. For menu and more information, Click Here.
9:00 am: Cross off a bucket list item at Skydive Sebastian
No better way to see a destination and appreciate its treasures than from 6,000 feet! You’ll enjoy skydiving over the Florida Coastline! Whether it’s your First Time Tandem Skydiving in Florida, you are Learning to Skydive Independently at our year-round school for the Accelerated Freefall Course (AFF) or you are an Experienced Skydiver looking for a “destination” or a “home” drop zone. Jumpers have an incredible view of the Sebastian, Florida Inlet, and the Atlantic Ocean while in freefall and under a canopy, as well as an enjoyable coastal environment after landing. For more info, Click Here.
12:00 pm: Lunch at The Sandbar at Capt. Hirams
Anchored in the sand, surrounded by coconut palms, and buffeted by cool river breezes, our outdoor tiki-style Sandbar is Sebastian’s go-to destination for live music, cold beer, tropical cocktails, and the chance to mingle in a trio of spirited spots. The Sandbar is the best spot for a cool drink paired with a warm breeze. For menu and more info, Click Here.
10:00 am: Fun day at the Environmental Learning Center (ELC)
Your Lagoon Island Nature Center. Located in the heart of the Indian River Lagoon! Come experience the real Florida with mangrove trails, pontoon tours, guided kayak adventures (even clear kayaks!), and 64 acres of native flora and fauna. The Environmental Learning Center was founded in 1988 by a group of environmentally conscious pioneers from the Pelican Island Audubon Society, who lived in our community and cherished the nature that thrives in the Indian River Lagoon. Through the support of our community, donors, members, board, staff, and volunteers we were able to build our nature learning and stewardship programs and evolve our mission to bring nature to all including those with limited means and access to nature. For more information, Click Here.
4:00 pm: Happy Hour at Pareidolia Brewing Co.
Pareidolia Brewing is Sebastian’s first Craft Brewery. Come and find us in our newly renovated brewpub with plenty of space to settle back and enjoy a brew. For menu and more information, Click Here.
9:00 am: Daytime Turtle Walk with Coastal Connections Inc.
Want to learn how and why scientists collect reproductive data on sea turtle nests? During nesting season, you may see sea turtle nests protected with wooden stakes, tape, and signs. These nests are monitored daily until they hatch to track influential factors for their survival. Three days after hatching, our permitted Turtle Team will evaluate the success of each nest marked for education and record key information that contributes to Local, State, and Federal recovery plans. We want you to join our team on the beach for a Turtle Dig and learn more about what you can do to help protect sea turtles. Every nest is different but sometimes hatchlings are left behind in the nest which we remove and release into the ocean. For more information, Click Here.
12:00 pm: Eat Lunch at Waldo’s Restuarant
This laid-back landmark with a distinctive, rustic bar serves seaside fare at poolside tables. With a beautiful view of the Atlantic ocean, this will be one restaurant that will have you talking. Like the locals say, “Waldo’s Restaurant and Bar; The Last of the Great American Hangouts”. For menu and more information, Click Here.
6:00 pm: Catch a show at Riverside Theatre
Riverside Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre affiliated with the Actor’s Equity Association, The League of Resident Theatres, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists. Riverside Children’s Theatre, the educational arm of Riverside, offers classes, camps, and training opportunities in the areas of theatre, dance, music, and video for all ages on a year-round basis. For more information, Click Here.
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