Ocean Grill is a wonderful oceanfront restaurant located in a little mall off A1A in Vero Beach. A favorite of the upscale locals who live on North Hutchinson Island. Ambiance, food and service were excellent. Worth the price! Ay Jalisco was a fabulous little Mexican restaurant in yet another mall in Vero Beach. Reasonable prices, tasty food, great margaritas. Hope to go there again someday!
The local bugs are called No-See-Ums but just because you can't see them doesn't mean they don't bite like crazy. I came home COVERED with bites and had to take a course of antibiotics and antihistamines for 10 days. Please don't be fooled -- use your insect repellent at all times, especially at NIGHT!!
Favorite thing: Go people watching! If you want to check out celebrities, the place to go is Eckerd's drug store on Route 1 in Vero Beach. The in-laws of such rock superstars as Jon Bon Jovi and John Mellencamp live in the area and, hey, they've got to get their photos developed, too! You might even catch a glimpse of Burt Reynolds, I'm told.