Vero Beach

Although this seaside city on the eastern coast of Florida is only about 150 miles north of Miami, it couldn’t be further apart in temperament. A quaint but tony coastal town, Vero Beach is all about laid-back sophistication. Nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, the town is home to miles of uncrowded beaches with nary a high-rise to be seen.

Dotted with championship golf courses, countless watersports and the country’s first National Wildlife Refuge, the resort town offers a charming balance of nature and elegance, making it an ideal relaxing getaway for both families and couples.