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Thousands of visitors and residents are attracted to our array of recreational and entertainment activities. Whether you fancy a stroll along the azure beaches of the Atlantic, desire a live theater performance, wish to take a glimpse into our past, view art exhibitions of international and national importance at a local museum, or take part in one of numerous outdoor activities...it’s all here...all year. The quality and diversity of leisure time activities is one of the reasons that Indian River County has long been a popular resort area.
Fun Family Activities
Vero Bowl–772.299.7467—With a state-of-the-art $2 million renovation, 32 brand new lanes, a billiard room, sports grille, lounge and snack bar. www.verobowling.com.
Woody’s Rentals– 772.205.5550—Personally explore our beautiful beaches by kayak, surfing or 3rd lung diving. Bike around the island or let someone else pedal in the pedi-cab.
Island Hopper Jet Ski Rental–772.453.5050–Take the family out for a ride. Discover the beautiful island and wildlife. www.islandhopperjetskis.com
Lew Maresca’s CentralFloridaSurfSchool–772.231.1044– Family surf lessons, packages and surf camp. www.surfschoolcamp.com
The Skate Factory– 772.794.3373—Florida's premier family entertainment center. Offering skating, video arcade, parties, and team sports such as speed skating, hockey, etc. www.skatefactory.us
Crazy Frogs– 772.569.2881— Children’s indoor inflatable playground and Parent’s Night Out Program. Up to twelve years of age. www.mycrazyfrogs.com
FloridaOutdoorCenter–772.202.0220—Explore the Islands off of Sebastian. Great for all ages. The Indian River Lagoon is full of life. Kayakers often spot dolphins, osprey, manatees and sea turtles. Tours & rentals. Packages available. www.kayaksetc.com
Invincible Paintball–772.812.0000—Open Thursday - Sunday, until 8pm. www.invinciblespaintball.com
Airboat Adventure Tours with Capt. Bob–772.633.7849–Personal guided tour of the freshwater marshland while, observing exotic birds, Florida alligators, turtles and more. www.airboatadventuretours.com
Sail Moonraker Boat Tours & Cruises- 772-696-2451 - The Indian River Lagoon had the privilege of being named the Best Of Florida Day Trip in 2010 and is home to more than 4,000 different plants and animals (over 1,000 plants and about 3,000 animals including more than 400 fishes and 300 birds). Boat tours and cruises offer a great way to view dolphins, manatees, pelicans, ospreys, great blue herons, great egrets, anhingas and more on the Indian River Lagoon. www.sailmoonraker.com
Capt Hiram's Sand Bar - 772-581-6141 - Outdoor family fun for all; Bike, Kayak, Paddle Board, Jet Ski, Pontoon and Motor Boat Rentals, Para Sailing, Fishing Charters and Live Entertainment. Located along the Indian River Lagoon in Sebastian. www.hirams.com
La Porte Farms–772.633-0813—A farm with lots of critters: zebra, tortoises, ducks, geese, swans, horses and goats. Ponies rides, hayrides, corn planting, greenhouse, and lots of fun activities. www.LaPorteFarms.com
GiffordAquaticsCenter – 772.770.5312 –walk-in activity pool, children’s spray area and large play deck. Heated pool with six lanes for lap swimming. http://www.ircrec.com/GAC/Index.htm
NorthCountyAquaticCenter– 772.581.7665 -family-oriented, heated public swimming pool. With competition pool, diving well, and 24 lanes for lap swimming. The activity pool has slides, water cannons, bubblers, water tree and a huge water play structure. http://www.ircrec.com/NCAC/Index.htm
Leisure Square – 772.770.650 -heated lap pool; air-conditioned racquetball court; weight room; cardiovascular room; lockers; hot/cold showers; meeting rooms; dance/ exercise room; basketball courts; volleyball courts; and two lighted sports fields. http://www.covb.org
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge—772.562.3909— a hiking and eco-adventure where the population of marine turtles is protected. North of Wabasso Causeway, south of SebastianInlet. www.fws.gov/archiecarr/.
EnvironmentalLearningCenter— 772.589.5050— Butterfly garden, native plant garden, dry labs for kids, gift shop and more. Off County Road 510 between US1 and A-1-A.
Indian RiverCitrusMuseum—772.770.2263—Artifacts, photographs and memorabilia of the pioneers who established the most distinguished citrus fruit in the world; gift shop. 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach. or www.veroheritage.org.
Indian River Historical Society – 772.778.3435 - Preserves artifacts, sites and structures related to County heritage. 2336 14th Ave, Vero Beach. www.irchistorical.org.
Indian River Mall – 772.770.9404 - State Route 60 West.In door, climate-controlled shopping center. www.indian-river-mall.com.
Indian River Shooting Sports - 772.978.0935 - 5925 82nd Ave, Vero Beach, FL. 32967. www.indianrivertrapandskeet.com
McKeeBotanical Garden – 772.794.0601 - An 18-acre subtropical garden and restored architectural treasures, on the National Register of Historic Places, library, gift shop, and café. 350 US1, Vero Beach. www.mckeegarden.org.
McLartyTreasureMuseum– 772.589.2147 - Treasures from ancient Spanish ships wrecked in the 1700's off Indian RiverCounty’s coast; gift shop. North A-1-A just south of the SebastianInlet.
MelFisherTreasureMuseum– 772.589.2147 - Treasure recovered from ancient Spanish shipwrecks; gift shop. US 1 in downtown Sebastian. www.melfisher.com.
Navy Seal Museum – 772.595.5845 - Known for their heroic feats in the line of duty; learn more about how they trained for aquatic military action along the Treasure Coast. South A1A at the county line. www.navysealmuseum.com.
ORCA – 772.778.7200 ext. 173 - Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, with 50 acres along the Indian River Lagoon, trails with a variety of natural communities, along with a bird watching observation platform and tower. Off US1 east on Oslo Road. www.ourorca.org.
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge – 772.562.3909 - Designated the first National Wildlife Refuge by President Theodore Roosevelt, this historical landmark protects thousands of pelicans and other wading birds. Jungle Trail just north of County Road 510. www.pelicanisland.fws.gov.
Sebastian Inlet State Park – 321.984.4852 - One of the best surfing sites on Florida’s Atlantic coast; also offers excellent fishing, shrimping and clamming, full facility camping, picnic area, boat ramp, two museums and nature trail. www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet/.
Stumpknocker Airboat Tours (with Capt. Steve, a Certified Florida Master Naturalist) 772-778-9654 - Enjoy a one hour narrated tour thru part of the headwaters of the St. John's River. See and hear about the alligators, birds, flora, with some history and a laugh, or two. www.stumpknocker.com
Vero BeachMuseum of Art – 772.231.0707 - Exhibitions of international, national and state importance, located in five galleries, museum store and gift shop. RiversidePark in Vero Beach. www.vbmuseum.org.
Vero Fashion Outlets – 772. 770.6097 - State Road 60 west of I-95. Designer and name brand outlets. www.verobeachoutlets.com.
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