Over our last few visits, we have found there are lots of things to do in Vero Beach. So, recently we decided to return. After no small amount of research, we decided again to stay at the Prestige Hotel. Although their ocean view rooms were a bit past our pricepoint, we were able to get a room with a queen size bed at a great rate.
We have written about the Prestige in the past We like it for its easy beach access and it is well within quick driving range of all the attractions we want to see both in Vero Beach and Indian River County.
When we arrived, we were shocked and pleased to learn that the folks at the Prestige had upgraded us to a double queen suite. This one came with a full kitchenette. Although it did not have the view we had in the past, we did have all the comforts of home.
After a short trip to the beach to enjoy the Atlantic, we decided to have dinner in our room. We had picked up some goodies at the nearby Publix grocery store – so we dined in style.
The Prestige is a quiet lodging and our bed provided us with a restful night’s sleep. That was good inasmuch as we had plans for an early morning. Just at the break of dawn, we pulled our beach clothes on and headed down to the shore to watch the sunrise.
A Great Location
One of our favorite features of the Prestige Hotel is that it is literally seconds from the beach. Within a minute we were out of our room, down the stairs and headed along the seagrape-lined pathway to the beachfront.
For us, there are few things that beat watching the sun come up over the water. Time flies as we watch the early morning wildlife and water traffic on the vast expanse of ocean. Each of the morning sunrises are different – and they change by the minute.
Each time we go to Vero Beach and Indian River County we enjoy it more. On our last trip we discovered the Indian River Citrus Museum – which was a real gem. This time we went to McKee Botanical Gardens which was a treat.
Additionally, we had an opportunity to visit Royal Palm Pointe Park and again ambled around the cute shops and boutiques of Ocean Drive.
There also are wonderful places to dine in Vero Beach. The last time we visited we discovered Mrs. Mac’s Fillin’ Station, the Barefoot Cafe and one of our favorites – TooJay’s Deli.
This time around, thanks to our friends at Vero Beach Foodie we found some new eateries. We enjoyed breakfasts at the Cafe 66 and the Kountry Kitchen. Plus, we again had the opportunity for a great lunch at the Vero Beach TooJays (one of the best in the chain) and a stop at Historic Waldo’s Restaurant and Bar (a must stop for sure).
Because of the wonderful location, the great people and the affordable accommodations and dining, Vero Beach is quickly becoming one of our most desired travel destination points. Plus, there still are some attractions we have not yet visited.
There’s a funky little train station I’d like to explore and we see where they have an interesting art museum and a couple of farmsteads. Heck, we might even take one of their boat excursions or sightseeing tours.
So stay tuned, we’ll be blogging this and more. And we can encourage you to try Vero Beach and Indian River County – there’s a lot there to be discovered.