Vero Beach: Where the Finer Things Are
Flamingo's picks for where to eat, stay and play
Fresh-off-the-boat seafood prepared with citrus-infused ingredients (not to mention decadent truffle fries) makes this upscale restaurant a Vero favorite. 1050 Easter Lily Lane citrusgrillhouse.com
Vero Beach native Christopher Bireley sources largely from local farms and offers daily ceviche specials for the innovative menu at this downtown restaurant. 2045 13th Ave. osceolabistro.com
Classic American lunch fare like burgers and chili, served under the shady reprieve of patio umbrellas, draws tourists and locals to this Ocean Drive-area oasis. 917 Azalea Lane caseysplace.net
Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa
For the discerning traveler, the Kimpton Vero Beach has multiple open-air dining options for fine local fare. Enjoy sunset cocktails and live music at the oceanfront bar and grill, get pampered at the spa or just take a long walk down a quiet stretch of beach. 3500 Ocean Drive verobeachhotelandspa.com
Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa
This stylish retro hotel, owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, emanates Miami-style energy, from the Art Deco design to The Wave Kitchen and Bar, which turns out top-notch Cuban food and mojitos. 3244 Ocean Drive costadeste.com
The Gazebo Vero Beach
A women’s boutique with clothing and accessories to infuse a sandy-chic vibe into your vacation wardrobe.
923 Azalea Lane somanystores.com
Find a carefully curated selection of artisan accessories, clothes, furniture, art, coffee table books and more for the sophisticated set. 3403 Ocean Drive mmaisonvero.com
Kemp’s Vero Beach
This adorable shoe salon and boutique has been run by the same family, with deep ties to Florida and the shoe industry for four generations. The salon’s vintage appeal is balanced with youthful trends and quality brands to suit a range of tastes.
3385 Ocean Drive kempsshoesalon.com
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