Historic Downtown Shopping District
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Historic Downtown Vero Beach is made up of varied businesses from eclectic shops like those found in the Pueblo Arcade to Vero’s government buildings. Enjoy a quiet breakfast at one of the many cafes or treat yourself to lunch or dinner at one of the many ethnic restaurants. From casual to fine dining you will enjoy Italian, Swiss/French, Japanese, Thai, Mexican and more, or just take pleasure in plain old American cuisine and all are within walking distance.
Several sites located in Downtown Vero Beach are on the National Register of Historic Places and are definitely worth a visit. The Heritage Center and adjoining Citrus Museum showcase the role of the citrus industry in the growth of Indian River County. The original Indian River Courthouse has a lobby filled with photos and memorabilia of early Vero Beach. The Vero Beach Train Station is a time capsule of yesteryear, and the Vero Beach Women's Club is chock full of Vero Beach pioneer lore. See economic redevelopment as the Diesel Power Plant is converted through private and public initiatives. Don't miss the Historic Theatre Plaza on 14th Avenue which is gathering community support to foster a fund-raising campaign that can re-open its doors.
The Cultural Council of Indian River County is located in the Historic Theatre Plaza on 14th Avenue with lots of great leads for art and cultural events in the area...so if it's art you want...it's art you'll get! The Downtown Dine & Design district is an area of Vero Beach that surrounds 14th Avenue south of Route 60. The merchants of the 3D District host open-house strolls approximately 3 times a year, in the Spring, Summer and Winter as hundreds of visitors tour the businesses, shops, galleries, and restaurants.
Take a break from a day of shopping and let the kids enjoy Pocahontas Park. Every Friday afternoon from October to May, the Farmers Market features fresh produce, plants, arts & crafts and live music from Noon to 6 PM. Catch the Downtown Friday street festivals which are free to the public and held throughout the year.
There is something in Downtown for every age....