The topics this month is “Top 5 Tips for Visiting Disney During Spring Break”. I laughingly told everyone that there is only one tip – “don’t go to Disney”. But it got me thinking and I realized that there is a place you can go that won’t be so crowded and you can have magical memories that are a bit less hectic…
So join me as we head to the beach, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort to be specific, and allow me to share with you my Top 5 things about that resort and the surrounding area.
Let’s start with the resort, this little gem will bring you peace of mind any time of the year. It is located just 2 hours southeast of Walt Disney World Resort in Indian River Country along the Atlantic Treasure Coast. The resort resembles an early 1900’s beachfront vacation home and was the first Disney Vacation Club built outside the boundaries of Walt Disney World.
When you arrive on property you will realize that it is very secluded. There is no hustle and bustle of your typical beach areas. Here you can relax to the sound of the surf or hit the pool with the kids.
Three of My Favorite Things About the Resort
1) The Green Cabin Room – Make sure you relax in the afternoon on the beach front porch of this second floor bar that is themed after the wreckage of a Spanish galleon. It is a umbrella drink must moment. And on the weekends there is live music.
2) The Disney touches – Disney is not in your face here but the customer service will be just as you expect it. But if you look closely you can find hidden Mickeys or even find a character or two at their Saturday morning character breakfasts.
3) The Pool Area – It starts with a Mickey shaped pool with a Pirate Plunge slide and splash pad for the little ones. But that’s not all here… there is also a Peter Pan themed miniature golf course, bocce ball court, horseshoe pit, and an open area you can even play corquet on! There is no reason to get bored here. If you do they also have an entire separate area for campfires, archery, fishing, biking, etc.. It just goes on and on.
Do you wonder why I did not mention the beach, well it is because the under tow can be quite strong. So there are times when I would not recommend kids go in for swimming.
I highly recommend the beach for long walks at sunset, seashell hunting, or take the time to talk to one of the resort’s Naturalists about their sea turtle conservation program.
There are 5 room options at Disney’s Vero Beach
- Deluxe Inn Guest Room – Located in the main building these room come with 1 King or 2 Queen Beds, a kitchenette, and have a garden or ocean view. (sleeps 4)
- Deluxe Studio – Located in adjacent buildings these rooms have 1 queen bed, 1 double-size sleeper, and kitchenette. (sleeps 4)
- One-Bedroom Villa – Located in adjacent buildings these rooms have 1 king bed in a master bedroom, 1 queen-size sleeper, twin-size sleeper, and full kitchen. (sleeps 5)
- Two-Bedroom Villa – Located in adjacent buildings these rooms are adjoining Deluxe Studio and One-Bedroom Villas . (sleeps 9)
- Three-Bedroom Beach Cottage – These are free standing 2-story cottages that include 1 king bed in master bedroom, 4 queen beds in 2 additional bedrooms, 1 queen-sleeper, and full kitchen. (sleeps 12)
The Local Area
If you want to get off property there is a lot to find in the Vero Beach area. My favorites are:
4) McLarty Treasure Museum -The area around Vero Beach is know as the treasure coast. Know for it’s pirates, ship wrecks, and treasure. The McLarty Treasure Museum is located on the site of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet Survivors’ & Salvaging Camp. You will see treasure, ship wreckage, and Indian artifacts. It is a must see if you have a historian or pirate fan in your family.
5 ) Squid Lips Bar and Grill – Located close by in Sebastian this is a local and tourist favorite that you can drive too or take you boat and sail right on up. It has an interesting clientele that makes this a lot of fun but yet still family friendly. And on weekends they offer live entertainment that can have you out of your seat and following some woman with a parasol. Just saying it could happen…
In addition you can go golfing, kayaking, ride in an air boat, see a production in an open air theater, visit some of the local beaches, surf shops, etc. I don’t think you could ever run out of things to do.
If you want to sit on a lounge and enjoy umbrella drinks and semi-good books the entire time that works too. I’ll be happy to join you.
Do you think you could find yourself happily content here for an extended trip. I know I could!!
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere .
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