Vero Beach is a lovely beach community on the eastern Florida coast and is part of Indian River County. Vero Beach is a popular destination for many looking to explore Florida’s atlantic coast doing family-based activities.
Vero Beach has something to offer for everyone, not only families. Among one of the options that is both kid friendly and adult friendly has to be Mulligan’s Beach House. One of Southern Florida’s most popular waterfront restaurants, our Vero Beach location combines incredible seafood with a whale of a good time for the whole family. Our exciting, tropical restaurant goes way beyond only serving seafood, as we have a full-stack menu which offers a variety of meal options, from breakfast to delicious landfood, like cheeseburgers.
Now that you’ve allowed us to briefly boast about our family-owned Vero Beach restaurant, let’s dive into today’s post. You were promised a post about a variety of Vero Beach family activities, and by golly you are going to get it. Read on if you are interested in planning a vacation to Vero Beach and the Atlantic coast. But if you are a local looking to rediscover your own community, we think you might enjoy these suggestions too.
Nature And Wildlife Tours
If you and/or your family is a fan of the outdoors, fresh air, and wild animals, then you will want to check out at least one of these two boating tour options. First up is Captain Bob’s Airboat Adventure Tour, which takes you on a speed boat through the swamp to get up close and personal with wild animals including turtles, birds, and alligators! As one reviewer noted, “A must do! Very simply, Captain Bob’s Airboat tour was the highlight of our vacation! The boat, headphones, seating, etc. are all top notch, and Captain Bob couldn’t have been more friendly or accommodating. Captain Bob takes all safety precautions and has a great command of his vessel. My wife and I brought our 4 and 3 year old daughters and would do so again without hesitation. Before the trip, we were guessing we may see a few alligators. I think we saw 50. The bird watching was also awesome. We will be back!” Clearly, you don’t want to miss out on this adventure boating tour!
The second boating tour we would like to highlight is the Marsh Beast Airboat Tour. You’ll get to experience the beautiful Blue Cypress Recreation Area, where you’ll get to see alligators from a close, yet safe vantage point. Winning the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and boasting a fantastic 97 percent “Excellent” (Five Stars) rating out of 189 reviews, this is truly one of the very top activities in Vero Beach. As one reviewer who gave the tour five stars observed, “Reviews were right, this is a awesome tour with Captain Kenny. Very knowledgeable about the area, birds, history, and where the gators are hiding. Large boat, comfortable seats, headsets are very good.”
Vero Beach Inshore Fishing
Looking for that once-in-a-lifetime trophy fish you can tell your friends about for years? You might be interested in checking out getting a fishing tour lined up in an inshore flats boat with an experienced captain on hand. Fun for everyone, the whole family will get to experience incredible landscapes from an oceanic perspective when they observe the beautiful Atlantic coasts. Get ready to catch snapper fish and redfish, without forgetting about snook that can get up to 25 pounds in weight! And while you are at it, get coached up and glean a few tips from our fishing experts, who happen to be the captain of your vessel. Check out Travelocity for booking information.
The Riverside Theatre
If you and your family enjoy the theatre and drama, Riverside Theatre is a really unique aspect of the Vero Beach community in that it is the area’s only non-profit theatre. Not only that but the unit’s two stages are home to almost 300 performances each year! All performances are produced in-house as well, with actors, designers, and directors being brought in from New York. This way, they combine local flavor with the professionalism of the big city. If all that wasn’t enough to convince you, they offer performances that range from the Comedy Zone, Distinguished, Lecturer Series, all the way to Children’s Theatre. There’s something for everyone at Riverside Theatre.
Mulligan’s Beach House
When it comes to good eats with a great atmosphere at Vero Beach, it doesn’t get much better than Mulligan’s. One of the best waterfront restaurants around, you can experience a stunning view of the atlantic while you eat fresh seafood, sip on a refreshing cocktail, or watch the sports game of your choice. With happy hour everyday from 1pm-7pm, we are more than merely a kid-friendly restaurant. If you are looking for Vero Beach seafood restaurants, Mulligan’s is sure to leave the whole family satisfied. We would love to have you stop by!