One of the favorite perks of Vero Beach Hotel & Spa are the bicycles, including three-speed city bikes and cruisers. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the valet stand. Pedal in upright comfort on leather seats while exploring Ocean Drive, the boutique-filled shopping district, and the upscale South Beach residential area.
Parks within biking distance south of the hotel include Humiston Park, Riverside Park, and Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary. To the north of the hotel is Jaycee Park.
A leisurely ride through the shopping district, Riverside Park and Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary is recommended, as there are plenty of shady tree-lined streets and places to stop for a break, a drink or a snack.
If you’re in the mood for a longer ride, there is a paved 28.1 mi (45.2 km) north-south trail that parallels Florida State Road A1A. This is best done in the early morning or late afternoon, as it can be hot when the sun is high in the sky.
Tip: Every Saturday morning, the Farmers Market Oceanside is held near the shopping district and Humiston Park. Cruise by to listen to live music, mingle with locals, meet the farmers, and sample gorgeous produce such as pineapples and oranges.