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Vero Vine Top 9 Kid- Friendly Activities

Summer is coming and sometimes parents run out of fun things to do with the kids. We have you covered, here’s a list of top activities that everyone will enjoy.

Majestic 11

Vero Beach’s Luxury Movie Theatre featuring: Stadium Seating / Rocker-recliner Seats / Dolby Digital Surround Sound / Dolby Digital 3D / Full Concession Menu / Rick’s Cafe / Special Events / Birthday Parties / Great Prices

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North County Aquatic Center

The North County Aquatic Center is a family-oriented public pool. The pool is heated and open year round. We feature an activity pool, a competition pool, with a diving well and changing facilities. Our activity pool is zero depth for easy entry for all ages. The activity pool has slides, water cannons, bubblers, a water tree and a huge water play structure. The competition pool has almost 1million gallons of water. We have up to 24 lanes for lap swimming at 25 yards. Our diving well has one meter and three-meter diving boards.

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Vero Bowl

Vero Bowl is a great place to have fun times with family and friends. At Vero Bowl you can have a great time at prices that won’t break your family’s budget. We have plenty of bumper bowling lanes just for kids! Bumpers are great to keep the bowling balls out of the gutters and smiles on the faces of your small children. We also have our COOL Cosmic where you bowl with the lights down – great music turned up and awesome special effects lighting…it looks like a nightclub! When looking for family fun in Vero Beach look no further than Vero Bowl! Vero Bowl is 100% smoke-free too!

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Royal Palm Pointe Park

A wonderful, pedestrian-friendly boulevard of unparalleled beauty with a grand, interactive fountain and dockside open space on the Indian River. Plus quality restaurants, shops, galleries and businesses help comprise a crown jewel for Vero Beach.

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Mckee Botanical Garden

McKee Botanical Garden, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit cultural organization located at the southern gateway to Vero Beach, Florida, with the mission of “nurturing and enhancing a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all.”

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Environmental Learning Center

ELC is a nature center ready for your discovery. 64-acres. On an island in the Indian Rive Lagoon, north of Vero Beach, FL. Discovery Station w/ aquariums and exhibits. Stroll boardwalks. Gift shop. Boating, canoeing, hikes.

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Vero Museum of Art

The Vero Beach Museum of Art provides cultural leadership and enrichment through educational, studio art and humanities programs; quality exhibitions; and the collection, preservation, and presentation of American and international works of art.

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Sebastian Splash Pad

The Splash Pad is a great place to take the little ones on a hot Florida day. Colorful fountain structures spray a cool and refreshing stream of water that offers endless fun for the whole family! The Splash Pad is located in the heart of town at Riverview Park along the Indian River Lagoon.  

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Vero Beach Book Center

Please explore our 12,500 sq. ft. of carefully planned inventory.

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Check out this year’s assortment of camps kids of all ages are going to love! Check back weekly as we add to our list of available camps!

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Mckee Botanical Garden Announces 14th Annual Waterlily Photo Contest and Waterlily Celebration

VERO BEACH, FL –April 16, 2018 – McKee Botanical Garden is currently accepting photo submissions for the 14th Annual Waterlily Photo Contest in conjunction with the Annual Waterlily Celebration to be held on Saturday, June 16 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

The Garden is currently accepting submissions for its annual photo contest through Tuesday, June 12.  Photos must be of waterlilies and lotus photographed at McKee Botanical Garden in 2017 or 2018 with film or digital camera.  Participants may submit one photo in each of three style categories:  Color, Black and White, and Manipulated. A Youth category is also available for aspiring photographers ages 17 and under. A complete list of rules with the entry form can be found at http://www.mckeegarden.org.  Photos will be judged by a panel of judges on Friday, June 15.  All submissions will be on display in the Historic Hall of Giants during the Annual Waterlily Celebration on June 16, and visitors will have an opportunity to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice” award during this event. In addition, Vero Vine is hosting a separate online contest for the “People’s Choice” award.  Photographers will submit a digital image for upload to verovine.com for the community’s vote.  If you do not have a digital image, Vero Vine will take a photo of your actual photograph for you.  This contest will run through June 30, 2018


The winning People’s Choice photo will be recognized along with the first, second and third place winners and an honorable mention winner in the Adult categories.  The Youth division will not be judged in individual categories but overall first, second and third place winners will be chosen. Winning photos from all divisions will be featured on McKee’s website.

Come admire McKee’s Waterlily Collection featuring over 80 varieties and over 300 potted and 100 free-range plants including night and day-blooming varieties during the 14th Annual Waterlily Celebration on Saturday, June 16, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Take advantage of the gates opening early at 8:30 am and enjoy an early-morning stroll through the Garden and an opportunity to see some of the night-blooming varieties before they retreat. Enjoy a hands-on repotting demonstration, plant sale, plein air artists creating original works of art, and Annual Waterlily Photo Contest on display.  Speak with our plant experts.

Summer admission rates apply.  Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children (ages 3-12) $5, McKee members and children under 3 are free.  For more information, call 772-794-0601.

McKee Botanical Garden is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all.  McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1 in Vero Beach.

Vero Vine Top 9 Things to do This Valentines Day

Have you made your Valentine’s Day plans? If not, we have you covered! Make this day special for your significant other and treat them to something unexpected. Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Vero Beach Food Wine Music

VBFWM has been specifically created to support more than just one non for profit focusing on the environment, education, health, human services, animals in distress, children and family. We have selected six charities for 2018 where two will be featured per day. 

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Sail Moonraker

Moonraker is a 40ft. Luxury Sailing Catamaran Available for Scenic Tours, Lunch & Dinner Cruises, Swim & Party Cruises And Sunset & Moonrise Cruises on the Indian River Lagoon or the Atlantic Ocean. Moonraker is located at the Vero Beach City Marina.

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Romantic Dinner at Ocean Grill

The landmark restaurant, Ocean Grill, is known for its consistent food and its precarious perch over the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, FL. 

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The Beach

Pack a special dinner for that special someone (don’t forget the flowers) and head to the beach to make this Valentines Day the most romantic yet!

Riverside Theatre

Producing quality works from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional Theatres with an emphasis on high production values. Lombardi is an exhilarating new play you can catch now.

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McKee Botanical Garden

McKee Botanical Garden is known for its 18-acre subtropical jungle hammock, filled with plants appropriate for horticultural growing zone 9B. This dense and diverse collection also features several restored architectural treasures. Take a stroll through the gardens with your loved one.

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Couples Massage – The Spa at Costa d’Este

Get pampered with a signature massage, facial, manicure, or pedicure with your significant other at The SPA at Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa. Get ready to feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to fulfill your vacation or conference objectives! 

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Beer Mine at American Icon Brewery

Enjoy craft beer and chocolate pairings at American Icon Brewery. Handmade chocolates from local chocolatiers and live music for your swooning pleasures.

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Valentine’s Special at Majestic 11

Share a The Majestic 11 Couple’s Combo with your Valentine for ONLY $12.00! Combo includes a large popcorn with free refills and two large drinks! Available February 7-14, 2018 at The Majestic 11’s Vero Beach location. Purchase a Couple’s Combo on Valentine’s Day and receive a special FREE VALENTINE’S PLUSH! 

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