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Top Choice Seafood in Vero Beach

Riverside Café

This casual, waterfront eatery and dock sits right on the Indian River Lagoon, with incredible sunset views and tuna nachos so good some folks have considered purchasing second homes nearby. Okay, not really, but ma…
Top Choice Museum in Vero Beach

Vero Beach Museum of Art

With changing fine-art exhibitions and regular outdoor jazz concerts, this sleek, white museum in Riverside Park could easily hold its own against any big-city heavy hitter. Look for signs on Hwy A1A.
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Juno Beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

View recovering sea turtle patients in specially designed outdoor tanks and watch through the window while surgeons treat the animals. Volunteers stand by turtle tanks with information on their charges: how they sus…
Top Choice Seafood in Jupiter & Jupiter Island

Little Moir's Food Shack

If you didn't know to look, you'd walk right past this strip-mall hole-in-the-wall. But then you'd miss out on one of Florida's genuine food finds, a neo-Caribbean cafe serving a mouth watering blend of global flavo…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Sebastian Inlet

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1903 as a refuge for the endangered brown pelican, Pelican Island was America's first federal bird reservation, the forerunner of today's national wildlife-refuge system. The preserve now encompasses …
Top Choice State Park in Treasure Coast

John D MacArthur Beach State Park

While this state park is one of the smallest in the region (438 acres), it has some of the best turtle-watching programs around. Loggerhead, green and leatherback turtles nest along the beach between May and August.…
Top Choice Bakery in Jupiter & Jupiter Island

Jupiter Donut Factory

These fresh-baked doughnuts are what doughnuts dream of being, so get here early so you don't miss out. Doughnuts are usually greedily polished off by mid-morning. If you can't decide between Raspberry Jelly, Banana…
Modern American in Vero Beach

Tides

This is the hottest fine dining around, with New American and Floridian cuisine spiced up with French, Caribbean, Southern and Latin flair, plus an award-winning wine list with a perfect pair for any dish. The seafo…
American in Stuart

11 Maple St

This romantic spot, a series of rooms inside a historic cottage, has a daily changing menu of eclectic large and small plates, from roasted pompano with saffron essence to grilled elk tenderloin. For special-occasio…
State Park in Jupiter & Jupiter Island

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

With almost 11,500 acres to explore, this is an excellent state park between US Hwy 1 and the Loxahatchee River. There's no ocean access in the park, but its attraction lies in its several habitats: pine flatwoods, …