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It’s all about the beach on Florida’s Atlantic coast.

February 21, 2012

On Florida’s Atlantic coast, Vero Beach has been nicknamed Velcro Beach because people are loath to leave its sparkling white sands. Spend your afternoons channeling the town’s laid-back vibe by doing nothing but lingering on the beaches that rim Ocean Drive, parallel to Hwy. A1A, and dining at budget-friendly eateries.

Driftwood Inn Resort

Disney's Vero Beach Resort

Calm compound on the Atlantic that's the perfect pre- or post- Orlando furlough.

Holman Stadium

The L.A. Dodgers hold their spring-training session here in March.

Waldo's at Driftwood Resort

EAT Check out the vintage Driftwood Resort on the waterfront by dining at its restaurant, known for family-friendly classics like battered fish baskets and quesadillas for $10 or less.

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