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    Vero Beach Resort

    Here I am doing the "has anyone done this" thread.

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    Has anyone been to Vero Beach? How was it? Tips? '

    I am headed there in a few weeks I think.

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    i haven't been but friends go every year and they LOVE it - but I don't think I would love it because the reason they love it is there's nothing to do - literally. so they just relax. I'd be bored in about 5 hours.

    but they do have the turtles hatching on the beach thing happening there so make sure to check if that happens when you're there!
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    We have friends who live down that way and "staycation" there often and LOVE it. I agree that its more a relax, slow pace vacation. Thats what they are looking for so, I think the relaxation has to appeal to you.

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    I am not really a beach person, but I'm trying to convince myself that I can drink and play Ticket to Ride on my phone just as well out there on the sand as inside on my couch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    I am not really a beach person, but I'm trying to convince myself that I can drink and play Ticket to Ride on my phone just as well out there on the sand as inside on my couch.
    you totally can and with a beautiful view. I will ask them if they have any tips or non beach related musts.

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    looks like they have minigolf! that should be fun. advice I was sent back was if you plan on being out early or evenings on the beach you want bug repellent for the sand flies.

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    There is definetly something more magical about a drink in hand on the beach than on the Couch inside.. I have a hard time with East facing beaches. There is something wrong with seeing the sun rise not set over the water
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    I was looking at dining and there were some comparing Sonya's (signature dining at Vero) to Victoria & Albert's. And I was like "uh oh is this dinner going to cost me $800." Sonya's price with wine is $45.

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    Sonya's takes Tables in Wonderland too.

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    Here is a recent on-going thread on MouseOwners. Not sure how much it will help. Apparently if you are there at the right time, you can watch some turtles. I doubt I will ever make to Vero Beach myself. I grew up with family vacations almost exclusively to "the beach." I'd rather be at Disney or in the mountains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMDisney View Post
    There is definetly something more magical about a drink in hand on the beach than on the Couch inside.. I have a hard time with East facing beaches. There is something wrong with seeing the sun rise not set over the water
    yeah well

    I live on the East Coast and your sunset beaches are WRONG lol
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    Our vacations were always on the Gulf Coast on the FL panhandle. Beach faces South. Both of your sunsets are wrong. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiggerGirl View Post
    yeah well

    I live on the East Coast and your sunset beaches are WRONG lol
    I knew I that coming...
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    We've been to VB 3-4 times. It's a few miles north of the town of VB.

    Suggestions:

    1. Stop at Publix at the corner of 510/512, which is on the way to the resort, just off of 95.
    2. The resort has three places to eat--Bleachers (adjacent to the pool) is snacks/sandwiches/beverages; Shutters (casual sit-down, we've always had good meals there); Sonya's (good but has never wowed me, not quite on par with the WDW signature restaurants).
    3. Dining outside the resort--Orchid Island Pizza (decent, nothing special); Woody's BBQ, Sebastian (solid BBQ, good prices, our favorite offsite restaurant); Ocean Grill in VB (I don't get the love for this place, the menu and room are a time warp to the 1970's).
    4. The Green Cabin Room, upstairs from the lobby, is a fine place for a beverage or seven.
    5. Water slide races!!
    6. Mini golf, 9 holes next to the pool, great deal for DVC members--$5 for unlimited play.

    I'm pretty sure the turtle nesting season is over; if not over, getting close to the end. The resort is very turtle-conscious, so they ask that you keep the room window shades down at night; lighting along the main walkway is down close to ground level so the resort doesn't project any light out toward the ocean.

    If you want to do something cool, do the kayak tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dadknight View Post
    Our vacations were always on the Gulf Coast on the FL panhandle. Beach faces South. Both of your sunsets are wrong. :)
    I live on the FL gulf coast and get to see both sunrise and sunset over the water (depending on where you are at). Like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    We've been to VB 3-4 times. It's a few miles north of the town of VB.
    Good stuff, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenmilz View Post
    I live on the FL gulf coast and get to see both sunrise and sunset over the water (depending on where you are at). Like this:

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    That's why the panhandle is so cool. Sunrise and sunset over the water with the sun just moving across the sky in front of you as you face the water all day.
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    Ok I get the south facing gets sun all day long that is great, There is just nothing better than that last tip of the Sun hitting the Water dead on. You need to face West for the full on sunset sorry..
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenmilz View Post
    I live on the FL gulf coast and get to see both sunrise and sunset over the water (depending on where you are at). Like this:

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    Yes! Can't wait to see this in a couple weeks.
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    This has a little info on the resort and the kayak tour:

    http://www.verobeachshuttlebus.com/b...ay-vero-beach/
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    Headed out that way tomorrow through Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Headed out that way tomorrow through Friday.
    Wow that is a real vacation. Have a great time viewing those sunrises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Headed out that way tomorrow through Friday.
    Enjoy, Josh! We are there for one night in Nov. Looking forward to your review.
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    Enjoy, Josh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Headed out that way tomorrow through Friday.
    Hi Josh, hope you are enjoying your beach break. Please have a cocktail for me at the Green Cabin Room!

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