Top 9 Things to do in Sebastian

The City of Sebastian boasts beautiful parks, riverfront district, close proximity to Atlantic beaches, a year round average temperature of 73.4 degrees, a police department, shops and restaurants, many churches, several City festivals each year, monthly arts and crafts shows, concerts in the park, a municipal golf course and airport, and a central location with easy access to I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.

#1. Sebastian Inlet

Sebastian Inlet State Park is one of the best places to catch snook, redfish and Spanish mackerel on the Atlantic Coast. With more than 3 miles of beach and one of the most consistent surf breaks in Florida, Sebastian Inlet’s “First Peak” draws its share of wave riders. Monster Hole, which is actually a shoal a little farther out, is another internationally known surf spot. But there is more to do here than just surf and catch fish. Visitors can also canoe and kayak the Indian River Lagoon or stroll down the mile-long Hammock Trail. Bring a picnic lunch and set up at one of the water-front pavilions. Bring a tent and spend the night along State Road A1A, about 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach. More Details.

#2. Mel Fishers Treasure Museum

In December of 1992, world famous treasure hunter, Mel Fisher, opened a permanent museum in Sebastian, Florida. Mel started his full-time treasure hunting career in Vero Beach when he moved there with his wife Dolores and their family, from California in 1963. Mel spent the next 7 years successfully salvaging the 1715 Fleet, a fleet of sunken treasure-laden ships, which sank off the coastline which is why the surrounding area got the name, “Florida’s Treasure Coast”. He then went on to discover the main pile of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha in July of 1985. This is the largest underwater treasure find in history. Mel’s family continues the search for the remaining cargo of the Atocha today. More Details.

#3. Riverview Park

Riverview Park is along the shores of the Indian River.  The park hosts major events and concerts, such as the Annual Clam Bake Festival, Pelican Island Wildlife Festival, Sebastian Fine Arts and Music Event, the 4th of July Celebrations and the seasonal Music in the Park Concert Series hosted by the Sebastian Chamber of Commerce.  With its mix of open space and oak-covered walkways, Riverview Park offers panoramic views of the River and recreational opportunities for everyone. More Details.

#4. Pareidolia Brewing Co

We are Sebastian’s FIRST and ONLY brewpub. We’ve been voted best craft beer on the Treasure Coast in 2 separate online campaigns. We are kid friendly til 8:00 and friendly dogs are welcome in the beer garden. Hungry? We serve delicious pub fare as well, Cheers and beers! More Details. Read Review.

#5. Captain Hiram’s Sand Bar

What’s better than one bar? Three bars in one, naturally. Anchored in the sand, surrounded by coconut palms and buffeted by cool river breezes, our outdoor tiki-style Sandbar is Sebastian’s go-to destination for live music, cold beer, tropical cocktails and the chance to mingle in a trio of spirited spots, each with its own unique personality and drink menu. More Details.

#6. Skydive Sebastian

A world class skydiving center, catering to Skydivers from their first jump to the highest levels of proficiency in all skydiving disciplines. Check out our Skydiving Facilities. In a beautiful park-like setting, our facilities spread over 7 acres and include our main hanger, a spacious team building which includes complete bathroom and shower facilities and an on-site Restaurant and Tiki Hut for our post jumping Happy Hour activities. The Staff at Skydive Sebastian is committed to making everyone feel at home around our DZ whether they are a first-time tandem skydiver, a recent Accelerated Freefall graduate, one of our regular experienced skydivers or a traveling skydiver spending a vacation at our Drop Zone. More Details.

#7. Environmental Learning Center

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

#8. Shooting Range

Indian River County operates a complete public shooting range under a concession lease with the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Shooting Range is constructed on State owned land and developed by Indian River County through funds made available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The range is structured to provide a safe, supervised facility for the patrons of the Treasure Coast. The facility is recreational in nature but also provides for the training of Law Enforcement Agencies in the area. More Details.

#9. Skate Park

The City of Sebastian Skate Facility is owned and operated by the City of Sebastian. The street course skating area is 7,700 sq. ft. Only skateboards, in-line skates, and quad skates, can be used at the facility. A signed, notarized or verified waiver must be on file. Proper identification is required. More Details.

#10. The Village Square

Situated in the heart of Sebastian, The Village Square gives you the opportunity to shop, dine and browse to your heart’s content in more than 10 stores. The Village boasts anchor tenants like Oceanviews Optical, The Den – Wine, Beer & Arts, The Cat’s Meow Cat Clinic and Eva Tiffany Jewelers, as well as delicious restaurants like A Taste of Asia and Village Sandwich Shop & Grill. More Details.

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